Thursday, November 20, 2008

Ladytron - Academy

The wonderful support act Asobi Seksu - who sounded liked they swallowed the back catalogue of My Bloody Valentine and the Cocteau Twins.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Bust's Craftacular - London

Bust Magazine are hosting their first across the pond 'Craftacular' in London on Dec 6th from midday until 11pm at the St. Aloysius Social Club in Euston. Very exciting!

I was very excited to see Made by Milla will be hosting a workshop too, to keep the South West massive visible, and I'm hoping to be there in some form too.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Sweeney Todd

It’s cold, it’s dark in the evenings this must mean it’s time to get the DVD collections out…
I’ve finally got Carnivale Series II, so I’m feeling dark and macabre, and so to finish a dark Sunday afternoon what better than toast, hot chocolate and Sweeney Todd (with all the extras!). This is so far my favourite movie of the year, so with one month to go, I’m starting my 2008 review early.

I’m so pleased I saw this in the cinema, because the attention to detail is quite something. The title sequence is classic Tim Burton, which lays the ground for the delights of blood dripping in the most creative and beautiful of ways. The costumes are just divine, leather coats made in Italy especially for Mr Todd, and straw embroidered lace tops for Mrs Lovett – it is worth watching the extras to see the detail and effort Colleen Atwood brought to them.

I’m sure you know this is a musical, and Cameron Macintosh is certainly not my cup of cha, but a brooding and dark Johnny Depp totally took my mind off the ‘cor blimey love a duck’ singy thing after the first 5 minutes, and then you are immersed into the world of throat cutting barbers.

Something a little bit special in this movie is the light and dark shades of the movie, (please see seaside picture), so please don’t dismiss this movie - Tim Burton is the
master of macabre and grand guignol!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008