Category : TV & Film

  • Made of Stone Blu-ray Review

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Sunday, March 30 th, 2014

    With not one but two big DVD releases this month* for Stone Roses fans, we take a look at both Made of Stone and Spike Island (Part 2) *THIS POST ORIGINALLY WRITTEN OCTOBER 2013 Fans of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone won’t be disappointed by the Blu-ray release Having looked at Spike Island in Part 1, we...

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  • Spike Island – Review

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Sunday, March 30 th, 2014

    With not one but two big DVD releases this month* for Stone Roses fans, we take a look at both Made of Stone and Spike Island (Part 1) *THIS ARTICLE ORIGINALLY WRITTEN OCTOBER 2013 “It ain’t where you’re from, it’s where you’re at”… But preferably, Manchester. Througho...

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  • Duck Dynasty

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Thursday, March 06 th, 2014

    The researcher notes for the aborted Who Do You Think You Are? ZZ Top special done got their own purrty little telly show. Equally troubling, Duck Dynasty is effing great… “Don’t QUACK mind QUACK me QUACK just passin’ throo … Oh QWAP!” Duck Dynasty is a smash-hit US ‘reality...

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  • The Life of Rock with Brian Pern

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Friday, February 28 th, 2014

    This is NOT a review, more like a public service message. Do yourselves a favour and watch The Life of Rock with Brian Pern before it disappears from BBC iPlayer… For those who have seen it already, there’s no need to explain why it’s good. Yes, BBC Four’s Life of Rock with Brian Pern h...

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  • Party Wright Around The World

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Thursday, February 27 th, 2014

    For my latest review of TV shows no mortal should watch, I’m pioneering a new technique. Reviews so short and yet somehow so verbose they fit on Twitter. To kick it off I had the misfortune of enduring 5 minutes too much of Mark ‘Towie’ Wright’s new ITV2 vehicle last night (February 26th). ...

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  • Top music movies: Comedy

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Thursday, June 06 th, 2013

    Given the fervent excitement surrounding the premiere of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone this week, it seems like the ideal time to reappraise the best of music-based film over the years… Yeah so in keeping with the theme sparked off by Shane Meadows’ new rockumentary on the reformation of the Ston...

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  • Top music movies: Artistic

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Wednesday, June 05 th, 2013

    Given the fervent excitement surrounding the premiere of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone this week, it seems like the ideal time to reappraise the best of music-based film over the years… Yeah so in keeping with the theme sparked off by Shane Meadows’ new rockumentary on the reformation of the Ston...

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  • Top music movies: Dramatisation

    2 Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Monday, June 03 rd, 2013

    Given the fervent excitement surrounding the premiere of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone this week, it seems like the ideal time to reappraise the best of music-based film over the years… Yeah so in keeping with the theme sparked off by Shane Meadows’ new rockumentary on the reformation of the Ston...

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  • Top music movies: Documentary

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Sunday, June 02 nd, 2013

    Given the fervent excitement surrounding the premiere of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone this week, it seems like the ideal time to reappraise the best of music-based film over the years… Yeah so in keeping with the theme sparked off by Shane Meadows’ new rockumentary on the reformation of the Ston...

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  • Top music movies: Concert films

    no Comments in TV & Film by Mark Billen on Saturday, June 01 st, 2013

    Given the fervent excitement surrounding the premiere of The Stone Roses: Made of Stone this week, it seems like the ideal time to reappraise the best of music-based film over the years… Yeah so in keeping with the theme sparked off by Shane Meadows’ new rockumentary on the reformation of the Ston...

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