Gravity (Warner Brothers, M) I really wanted to agree with Time’s assessment of Gravity. Time called the film, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, “the best movie of the year” before it won seven Oscars
FIELD OF REEDS These New Puritans (Liberation) The only thing puritanical about English “electronic composer” Jack Barnett and his drummer brother George’s South-end-on Sea musical project is the sometimes stark and strict adherence to experimentation.
Alec Baldwin has returned to Twitter to denounce George Zimmerman’s acquittal. The star slammed the door on his account late last month after an explosive rant aimed at a journalist who had accused his wife of tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral.
Veteran UK chatshow host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has prostate cancer. “I have cancer – and I must admit it is a bore.
FLIGHT FROM THE INSIDE Into The East (Rhythmethod) A lot of New Zealand artists could learn a thing or two from Into The East. The Southland duo of Graeme Woller and Liv McBride have been refining their craft for the past nine years and have finally released their debut album which McBride says “had a mind of its own and we knew it had to be realised”.
It’s not the most original conceit: blending rappers with the Beatles to create a new work. It’s how Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton first made his name in 2004 with his Grey Album,’which mixed a cappella recordings of Jay-Z rapping from his Black Album with reworked songs from the Beatles’ self-titled record known as the White Album
Claims George Michael tried to commit suicide by throwing himself from a moving car have been blasted as “absurd”. The British singer was involved in an accident in the UK last week, when he fell from the Range Rover he was travelling in
HI BEAMS Javelin (Southbound) Cousins Tom Van Buskirk and George Langford’s daft-as-a-brush party tunes (grab a copy of 2010’s No Mas for a fun listen) were musical montages cut-and-pasted with joy and guaranteed to raise grins on the dancefloor.
Brad Pitt has reportedly purchased $2200 worth of jam. The actor is particularly interested in jars of the fruity delicacy from France made by Christine Ferber
Filming of the new Star Wars movie will take place in England, returning the franchise to its British roots, Disney’s Lucasfilm has said.