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Revisited: Mortal Kombat (1995)

Two things I loved growing up in the 90’s was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Mortal Kombat. Even then I knew both of them were pretty bad but being bad doesn’t mean it can’t be entertaining and so I’d spend countless hours watching Power Rangers every morning before school and playing Mortal Kombat on the …

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Review: Sound of Metal

About a decade ago now, not long before I started out in music journalism, I popped my eardrum. I’m not really sure how it happened or even when but I do remember the feeling of absolute terror that overcame me as I thought I’d never hear out of my right ear ever again. It was …

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Review: The Fratellis – “Half Drunk Under A Full Moon”

I’ve never been a huge fan of The Fratellis. I’ve dipped in and out of their catalogue over the years but I never understood the hype connected to their music. It could be the fact that Chelsea Dagger haunted me for years working in Glasgow’s club scene or could be I was just wasn’t paying …

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Review: Thunder Force

Starring Melisa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer, Thunder Force is an action / comedy set in a world where sociopaths develop superpowers after the planet was struck by cosmic rays in the early 1980’s. The film sees two childhood friends reunite in adulthood to fight crime after they take an experimental treatment to give them superpowers …

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Revisited: The Last of Us

Truthfully when The Last of Us was first announced I was a little apprehensive about it. It was an action / adventure game with elements of survival / horror made by the same studio who brought us Uncharted, Crash Bandicoot and Jak and Daxter and as a result, I wasn’t sure Naughty Dog could pull …

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Review: Echo Machine – “Instant Transmissions”

Firstly, yes I do know this album came out like a year ago but I only actually find out about it on Friday when I was sent the video for the band’s cover of Peremen. Hailing from Dundee, Echo Machine are a blast of 80’s inspired synth-pop with a modern twist, up to date production …

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Review: Chaos Walking

Directed by Doug Liman (Edge of Tomorrow / The Bourne Identity), Chaos Walking stars Tom Holland and Daisy Ridley fleeing for their lives from the tyrannical mayor of a small settlement, played by Mads Mikkelsen. Set on a distant world in the year 2257 where the thoughts of men can be heard aloud by anyone …

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Review: Godzilla vs. Kong

At just under 2hrs. Godzilla vs. Kong may be the shortest of the MonsterVerse films thus far but it may also be the best of them and while usually I enjoy longer films, if Zack Snyder’s Justice League has taught me anything it’s that sometimes trimming some of the fat can definitely be a good …

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Website Update: April 2021

So we’ve been back just over a month now and the plan we originally set out isn’t really being adhered to. Originally we intended to post one article a week as we got back into the swing of things but that happened quicker than we expected and we’ve posted a lot more than we planned. …

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Opinion: A World Divided By Labels

Depending on who you ask, various people may describe me as being one the following: A male. A white male. A straight white male. A cisgender white male. An arsehole… While technically speaking none of these descriptions are inaccurate, I do have an issue with their use because while these labels can be used to …

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