Wonder Woman Guts Cliff Chiang

COMIC: WONDER WOMAN: GUTS

Brian Azzarello and Cliff Chiang’s Wonder Woman is one of the series that really hit the ground running straight outta the New 52; a fast-paced, action-packed thrill from start to finish that, despite controversially rejigging the title character’s origins, did not weigh itself down... more
Posted by John Coughlan - Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 16:50 - comments
THE BLACK KEYS LIVE - NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA

THE BLACK KEYS LIVE - NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA

After being warmed up by the always astounding Maccabees, the audience excitedly anticipated the Black Keys arrival to the stage. Delight filled the arena as Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney swaggered so causally on to the Metro Radio Arena's stage on the cold December night, with a confidence... more
Posted by SophieO - Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:27 - comments
Seven Psychopaths

MOVIE: SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS

Beneath every artist, or every successful artist at least, there is a constant war being waged. The continuing struggle of pursuing meaning, truth and creative fulfilment versus giving in to the ease of populism, pandering and selling out. And, as is the way, Hollywood is generally where people... more
Posted by PC - Monday, December 10, 2012 - 19:48 - comments
REVIEW: VACCINES LIVE AT NEWCASTLE ACADEMY

REVIEW: THE VACCINES LIVE AT THE ACADEMY NEWCASTLE

The atmosphere is electric; every single person in the crowd has their hands in the air and is screaming at the top of their lungs. Crazed fans claw at the barrier to shuffle just an inch closer to their favourite band. Justin Young, Freddie Cowan, Pete Robertson and Arni Arnaston down what seems... more
Posted by SophieO - Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 10:43 - comments
Avengers vs. X-Men 1

COMIC: AVENGERS VS. X-MEN

Innnnnnnnnnn this corner, hailing from New York Cit-tay, the Earth’s Mightiest He-roes… The Avvvvvvvvvennnnnnnnngerrrrrrrrrrrrrs! In the other corner, all the way from the island of Utopiaaaaaaaa, it’s the Children of the Atom… The Xxxxxxxxxxx-Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen! Now let... more
Posted by John Coughlan - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - 18:35 - comments
REVIEW: THE MURDER BARN - GOTTA GOOD MAN

REVIEW: THE MURDER BARN - GOTTA GOOD MAN

An alluringly creepy and catchy sound secures up and coming soft rock band, the Murder Barn, a well-earned place in critics hearts. As the EP plays, images of a dusty, abandoned town form in our minds because of the folky strings and their lead’s rough and unpolished tones. The six-piece... more
Posted by SophieO - Monday, October 29, 2012 - 10:53 - comments
Skyfall

MOVIE: SKYFALL

What exactly is it that’s kept Bond going for so long? He’s been around for a while, survived casting changes, the financial woes of the studio, shifting socio-political climates, and numerous attacks on his station as cinema’s premium spy (yes, go ahead and make the Premium... more
Posted by PC - Monday, October 29, 2012 - 02:40 - comments
Room 237

MOVIE: ROOM 237

Very recently, a couple of my friends watched Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey for the first time… and I’m not sure they liked it. After a very lengthy discussion about it (mostly from me, I’m kind of a blowhard), many of the thematic concerns and potential... more
Posted by PC - Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 21:32 - comments
Arrow TV show

TV: ARROW - "PILOT"

Superheroes seem so serious these days. Batman, of course, was always the poster boy for rooftop brooding, but lately even likes of the normally cheerful Spider-Man or optimistic Superman have had their share of staring downward while clenching a fist. It’s inescapable now, I suppose, as... more
Posted by John Coughlan - Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 19:05 - comments
Saga Vaughn Staples

COMIC: SAGA - VOLUME ONE

Most of the world will know Brian K. Vaughn more from his work on hit TV show Lost than his acclaimed comic book series such as Y: The Last Man and Ex Machina. Indeed, his cinematic style of writing seems better suited to the live action medium, but there were many of his fans who longed for his... more
Posted by John Coughlan - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 19:53 - comments