Way back in June 2007 I uploaded a cover of my favourite song to YouTube, Tom Waits’ heartbreaker ‘Martha’. It was a long-ass time ago but I’m pretty sure I primarily did it cause I could. Sure, I’m a singer, a guitarist and a songwriter – I’m never gonna refuse an opportunity to get my music and covers heard – but YouTube didn’t remotely resemble then what it has become now. The concept of becoming a “Youtuber” didn’t really exist back then, it was still that magic site where if you were looking for a video it was there, and you’d watch it on your desktop too might I add with smartphones only just breaking onto the scene back then. Continue reading niallon – Monster Mash Up
A ringing phone must be answered. A conceit put forward most famously in Joel Schumacher’s Phone Booth but one that is as old as Alexander Graham Bell really. It is also at the heart of this eighties gem, Miracle Mile. Anthony Edwards stars as Harry, just a man living his life in L.A, falling in love with a girl named Julie and discovering the world is ending in seventy minutes. Yes, upon answering a ringing payphone Harry is informed by someone claiming to be a soldier that the clock has begun to tick and nuclear war will break out in seventy minutes.
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Every so often you find yourself a film that just fascinates you. Maybe it’s a big budget spectacle where you simply cannot believe what you see is happening, maybe it’s a hard hitting drama where you are moved to tears by the performances. Or maybe it’s Cube. Continue reading Flicks On Flix – Cube
We all had those films, back in the day of VHS, the ones we watched so much that you could nearly hear the tape crying out for mercy as the heads dragged it through its paces for the umpteenth time. For me there were several but I would think The Edge was one of the few I managed to run more than one copy of ragged. I can’t count how many times I rented it when a trip to Xtra Vision for a new release came up fruitless and when we finally managed to catch it on TV and record it the already worn tape it was recorded on began a journey that it would do well to survive. I guess what I’m trying to say is, The Edge is an absolutely fantastic watch that you’ll want to see again.