Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation - Soundtrack

CoverLa-La Land Records release Joe Kraemer's score for Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation. Ethan Hunt and his team take on their most impossible mission yet. The setting of the movie is high tech, but the composer pays homage to the original show, using only instruments that were available in 1966... [click here...]

 

 

Alice in Wonderland (1999) - DVD review

CoverTo escape the humiliation from a sudden case of stage fright in front of her parents and their guests, young Alice walks out of her home, steps into a rabbit hole and enters an incredible, magical world of adventure. She encounters a multitude of creatures and characters, including the delightful Cheshire Cat, the rotund Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dum, and a very rude Caterpillar. With the sip of a magic potion, Alice shrinks to ten inches in height so she can get through an inviting rat hole, where tiny people are having a tea party. She then grows taller and taller by eating a piece of cake, only to shrink once again, ending up in a large pool of her own tears. Through a concoction of mystery drinks, special cakes and magical mushrooms, Alice continually changes form and fantasy, travelling throughout Wonderland before ending up as a witness in the croquet court... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Weeping Angels of Mons

CoverThe Doctor and Gabby take a terrifying trip into history, when a left turn in the Time Vortex strands them in the bomb-besieged trenches of World War I! And it’s not just the churning mud and the constant bombardments that they have to worry about… the fearsome Weeping Angels are here, and feasting on the futures of the soldiers on all sides! However, evading the stares of the Angels may prove easier than going home. Gabby is more than happy to return to Sunset Park, to see her friends and family again… until the Echo strikes, amplifying everyday noise into ear-shattering, mind-splinteringly debilitating waves of sound. What is the Echo, and can the Doctor and Gabby solve the mystery before the cacophony drives the city mad…? [click here...]

 

Pixels The Movie: - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande release Henry Jackman's score for Pixels The Movie. As kids in the 1980s, Sam Brenner, Will Cooper, Ludlow Lamonsoff, and Eddie "The Fire Blaster" Plant saved the world thousands of times - at 25 cents a game in the video arcades. Now, they’re going to have to do it for real. When intergalactic aliens discover video feeds of classic arcade games and misinterpret them as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth, using the video games as the models for their assaults - and now-U.S. President Cooper must call on his old-school arcade friends to save the world from being destroyed by PAC-MAN, Donkey Kong, Galaga, Centipede, and Space Invaders... [click here...]

 

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night - DVD review

CoverArash is a young man who lives with his sick father. But his father suffers not from a normal physical ailment but from dependency on hard drugs. When Arash falls foul of the local pimp and drug dealer and goes to confront him, he meets a mysterious young woman. When leaving a party, more than a little worse-for-wear, he meets her again. She seems to be aimlessly roaming the streets at night. There is a connection that builds between them, but the young woman is not what she seems... [click here...]

 

Half a War (Hardback) - Book review

CoverMuch has changed since Yarvi was sold into slavery, only to win his freedom back and take on the mantle of a minister. The rivalries between the client kings has drawn the wroth of the High King, who sets free his most efficient killer, Yilling, to lay waste to Throvenland. In the midst of the carnage princess Skara flees for her life, hoping to find vengeance through the allies of her land, King Gorm and King Uthil... [click here...]

 

Arrow: Season 1 - Soundtrack review

CoverSilva Screen Records release Blake Neely's soundtrack to the CW network's Arrow TV series, based on the Green Arrow comic book series. After a violent shipwreck, billionaire playboy Oliver Queen was missing and presumed dead for five years before being discovered alive on a remote island in the Pacific. He returned home to Starling City, welcomed by his devoted mother Moira, beloved sister Thea and former flame Laurel Lance. With the aid of his trusted chauffeur/bodyguard John Diggle, the computer-hacking skills of Felicity Smoak and the occasional, reluctant assistance of former police detective, now police captain, Quentin Lance, Oliver has been waging a one-man war on crime... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor #2 - review

CoverThe Doctor, Rose and Jack were taking a tour of the universe, when they became caught in a skirmish between the Unon and the Lect – races battling for supremacy in a conflict that could plunge the entire galaxy into a new Time War! The trio had no choice but to retreat to the TARDIS, just as the Lect ship was destroyed by an Unon barrage! But the Doctor closed the doors too soon, and Rose was trapped outside, exposing her to the fatal Time Vortex! Can Jack and the Doctor ride to her rescue, or will they be too late – and can they stop an all-new Time War before it starts…? [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor - Terrorformer

CoverOn the terraformed ice planet of Isen IV, the Doctor and Clara discover that a monstrous Hyperion has been awakened at the planet’s core. Can they halt the rampage of a violent living star, in the middle of the celebrity wedding of the century, before it escapes to conquer the galaxy? Then they land in India, where a conspiracy hundreds of years in the making comes to light! The Thuggee cult of Kali is trying to resurrect one of the most deadly aliens ever known. Split across two time zones, our heroes must stop Kali’s return at all costs – with the help of huntress Rani Jhulka in the 1820s, and Priyanka Maratha, daughter of one of the Doctor’s oldest friends, in Mumbai, 2314… [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Series 8 - Soundtrack review

CoverTen years, ten albums, 444 tracks – a phenomenal musical output from composer Murray Gold, whose much-loved scores for Doctor Who reach a new high with this three-CD set covering Series 8, the first soundtrack release of music for the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi. A new take on the classic signature tune, coupled with a new theme for the new incarnation of the Time Lord, launch this lavish collection featuring music from all 12 episodes of Series 8 over two CDs, with the third disc comprising 14 tracks from the 2014 Christmas special. The score is performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Murray Gold (computer instruments, guitars and synths) and conducted by Ben Foster and James Shearman. The album also includes an extensive 24-page booklet with notes from Gold… [click here...]