Hello everyone, sorry we missed last week, but we’ve been having some troubles with our internet recently, we just upgraded it to a superfast fibre so let’s see how this goes. It also doesn’t help that I’ve been unwell recently, yep, you heard right, sick in summer (though it feels more like winter at the moment here in the UK). But we can’t let that stop us, so here is everything you may have missed in the past 7 days.
Unlikely frontrunner for my Album of the Year.
Last weekend I discovered a new favourite band in Veio, so of course I reviewed their album, Infinite Light // Desperate Shadows, which was released back in March. The group mixes Prog and Heavy Rock so flawlessly I was in love from the first track. If you’re a fan of Tool and/or Karnivool then you need to check out Veio, just listen to the tune I added HERE.
PSA: This movie might scare you off travel, sex, and humans in general.
Yesterday saw Mags' look at the Australian made film Berlin Syndrome. A tale of lust, traveling across the world in search of adventure and kidnapping.
See what she made of the film HERE.
Something for the Fans
It's been announced last week that Something for Kate will be touring around Australia later this year. The news took me by surprise since I thought the group had disbanded or was on a prolonged hiatus, I only ever seem to hear about Paul Dempsey’s solo work. Really hope they make their way over here to the UK at some point in the near future, or failing that, release some new stuff.
The next Disney cash cow.
Streaming services are all the rage these days, damn near everyone is subscribed to something. So, it should come as no surprise that one of the biggest film and television makers are shaking things up. Disney plans to end their deal with Netflix and start their own service in 2019. As of late last week, Netflix was attempting to negotiate at least keeping Star Wars and Marvel but it looks like Disney is not keen on the idea. This would be another massive coup for the entertainment corporation.
Ready for a second helping of Dr Lecter?
Two years ago, NBC cancelled Hannibal due to poor ratings, even though the outcry was massive at the time of the axing. Well, fans of the series will be happy to hear that showrunner Bryan Fuller has began the talks to get season 4 rolling and is keen to get into the Silence of the Lambs territory story-wise. We’ve heard that actors Hugh Dancy and Mads Mikkelsen are interested in reprising their roles again... I think I need to binge this series soon.
Everyone’s favourite washed-up actor is almost back.
Yes, that’s right, Bojack Horseman is scheduled to premiere on the 8th of September and I for one can’t fucking wait. The last episode left everything on a massive cliffhanger that needs to be resolved. But what I’m really looking forward to this season is to see where the show pushes itself once again. When Bojack first started it was just a funny look and poke at the Hollywood culture, but as it progressed it has become also quite thought provoking and heartfelt, until I finally watched Rick and Morty, I thought Bojack was one of the most intelligent animated series on TV, even though it's been knocked off the top spot I still love it, September can’t come soon enough.
I need to hand it to Disney, they have been listening to us Star Wars fans, they didn't give us EVERYTHING we want… *COUGH* Revan *COUGH* but after Thursday’s massive reveal I think we all need to let them have a pass on fuck ups for a while, it's been officially announced that the next Star Wars film will be a Obi-Wan Kenobi stand alone, sadly the only thing we know at the moment is Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) is being courted to direct, no confirmation of Ewan McGregor as of yet but he has to do it and plus he wants to... more info as it comes.
Guess who’s back? Back again? Shady’s is back. Tell a friend.
15 years after 8 Mile, Marshall Mathers is back in the world of cinema, this time as a producer, for the comedy/drama Bodied. The story is about a white grad student that finds himself deep in the rap battle scene after he picked it as subject for his thesis.
The film will be released at the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) next month and is directed by Joseph Kahn, who has done music videos for the past 30 years for the likes of U2, Dr. Dre, Missy Elliott and Em, and was written together with rap battle champion Alex ‘Kid Twist’ Larsen.
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Oh yay, more of Mags’ fucked up films.
I’m not overly looking forward to The Killing of a Sacred Deer by Yorgos Lanthimos, but Mags is, she loved Dogtooth (I really can’t remember how I feel about it) and The Lobster (not seen). Judging by the trailer this is going to be one of these sick and twisted psychological thrillers that I’m made to watch and by the end of it I’m lost and wondering what the hell happened. Anyway, Sacred Deer stars Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Alicia Silverstone and Barry Keoghan.
Assassin's Creed Origins will take us all the way back to the beginning.
Ubisoft’s latest Assassins Creed game is just around the corner from being released and it looks fucking amazing, set in ancient Egypt, it will finally show how the age-old war between the Brotherhood of Assassins and the Templars started, though both groups won’t exist in the game they will be represented by their precursors, just check this video out and tell me you’re not excited.
Written by Dan who will be dragged to see The Killing of a Sacred Deer as soon as it comes out.
Track of the Week Handpicked by Derek V AKA Norman Voorhees
Action Bronson's back with a new album called Blue Chips 7000 dropping this month. The first single and video is called "The Chairman's Intent" and is a 70's style Blaxploitation/Kung Fu piece done by director Rik Cordero.