Hola amigos, it's Saturday again so that means 2 things: if you're not working like poor Mags, you're enjoying the weekend already and two, we have a lovely roundup for you all. Let’s get stuck in.
We kicked things off on Sunday with AJT’s look at episode 3 and 4 of the new series of Twin Peaks. And what a season it's turning out to be, compared to the original it’s a lot bigger and more ambitious. Who knows where it’s going but it's sure to be an interesting ride, check out AJ’s last Twin Peaks review before the final HERE.
After a brief break, we continued things on Wednesday with Matt’s look back at The Other Side of the Door. A horror from last year that apparently brings nothing new to the genre but saves itself with decent performances, barely. Don’t just take my word for it, Matt’s piece can be found HERE.
Thursday was an exciting one for Mags, she’s been waiting to see Raw ever since she first heard about it a while ago, almost tore her hair out when it was delayed for ages and finally got to watch it last week. Long story short she fucking loves it, she’s calling it less horror but more drama, but I can attest, it is worth one hour and a half of your time. Read her full review HERE then go see it.
Yesterday saw my review of Ocean Grove’s sold out and fucking awesome gig at Camden’s The Black Heart. The boys from Melbourne came, saw and conquered. Highly recommended to all music and metal fans. Read my write up HERE.
'Onto the Next One' (see what I did there?) and I’m starting this week with something massive for the Hip Hop fans out there. Rumour has it Jay Z is in ‘album mode’. The last couple of months he has been gifting verses and joining forces with musicians all over, sounds like he’s just warming up. Of course, this shouldn't be coming as any surprise, it’s been hinted at being in the works for at least a year now, it’s also been mentioned that Just Blaze, one of the producers behind Beyoncé’s Lemonade, knows Jay Z is sitting on about two records worth of material. Maybe it will come sooner than we think.
Universal’s The Mummy has been hit with mainly negative reviews, that’s impressive for one of the studio’s “massive summer hits", that only came out yesterday. This is becoming a thing these days, Baywatch got hit with it, most of DC’s recent movies were affected also. From what I’ve heard it's causing the gross earnings to take a massive dip to the point Hollywood is considering banning critics and reviews from early screenings to ensure opening days take decent profits. Hey Hollywood execs, I’ve got a better idea than blaming us, why don't you make some actual decent movies?!
Stephen King has had a lot of his work over the years turned into films, mini series, you name it, next to be added to that massive and very hit and miss list is the adaptation of The Mist into another TV show. The first trailer dropped just a couple of days ago and I can say without a shadow of a doubt I’ll be watching this one. Haven’t seen it yet? Then here you go.
Keeping with TV, and this story has divided me to my core. Tomorrow Studios from the US is developing a live-action remake of Cowboy Bebop. Yeah, one of the greatest anime around and it's getting remade... seriously, why can’t we leave the classics alone? But what seems to be a small saving grace is Chris Yost is writing the story, don’t know the name? He recently wrote both Thor: The Dark World and Thor: Ragnarok, plus the studio behind the original, Sunrise, will be an executive producer. I only hope the rumour that it is in fact a sequel series is true and we get to see the continuation instead of a rewrite or rehash.
And we finish off on some gaming news, the latest DLC for Grand Theft Auto Online is just around the corner and it looks fucking amazeballs. Called Gun Running, it will bring new vehicles and special missions, as well as a new lair which is an underground shelter to personalize. Out on the 13th of June, the Rockstar press release reads “Fortify a subterranean bunker, decimate your enemies in a Mobile Operations Centre, wreak havoc in a new fleet of Weaponized Vehicles, and make your mark on the SA arms trade” still not excited? Then watch this.
Written by Dan, who is still playing FIFA 17.
Track of the Week Handpicked by Derek V AKA Norman Voorhees:
Vancity rapper/singer SonReal just dropped his new single/video Potential. One of my favorite rappers when it comes to the creativity of his videos, this one is cool because he flew to China and shot it amongst the locals.