The 1980s were a crap time for politics and economics but in terms of entertainment, the decade was responsible for some great movies, especially those geared toward kids and teens. Most ’80s movies like Back To The Future and Breakfast Club are well known, then there’s the second-tier […]
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Hip-Hop and sampling go hand-in-hand like an amp and speaker, a gun and bullet, or money and greed. Aside from all the usual breakbeat and vocal sampling from other musical genres ranging from Soul, Jazz, Rock, Reggae to Pop, some Hip-Hop musicians have successfully sampled movie scores and […]
The Conjuring was an original horror film that instantly impressed. Released just after the heights of gore-porn and a slew of horror sequels and remakes, this movie was something altogether different: it told the story of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren who were involved in various […]
The James Wan-directed sequel to The Conjuring, which tells the story of real-life paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren, tackles the Enfield poltergeist case which occurred between 1977 to 1979. Handled better in the 2015 three-part TV show The Enfield Haunting which blended some emotion into the narrative, […]
The Little Things was another cinematic victim of the Coronavirus, with HBO Max keeping it for their overpriced streaming service in the U.S. and the UK being offered it as a premium video on demand. Despite my interest, I didn’t feel like forking-out £15.99 for it, but then […]
“In The Year 2525” by rock-duo Zager And Evans, is one of the best songs of all time in my opinion, up there with “Six Day War”, “One Tin Soldier”, “Dance With The Devil”, and “Nature Of The Threat”. Written by Rick Evans in 1964, this track takes […]
After the release of Smoothe Da Hustler’s underground classic Once Upon A Time In America and the non-release shambles of Trigger Tha Gambler’s Life’s A 50/50 Gamble, the duo’s clique-slash-recording studio Nexx Level, released a compilation album titled All Up In Ya… to showcase their stable of talent […]
After his brother released the underground classic Once Upon A Time In America in March 1996, Trigger Tha Gambler was set to unleash his solo offering Life’s A 50/50 Gamble later that same year. I remember pestering my local record shop, asking them week in and week out […]
Smoothe Da Hustler, one of the greatest rappers of all time but also one of the most underrated and most under-exposed MCs of the 1990s, released his impressive debut LP Once Upon A Time In America in 1996. Smoothe’s singles “Hustlin’” and “Broken Language” played constantly on Hip-Hop […]
City Of Lies is a drama-thriller about the shooting of rappers Tupac Shakur and Christopher Wallace aka Notorious B.I.G. aka Biggie Smalls, specifically the latter’s death and the investigation into the case by Detective Russell Poole, played in this film by Johnny Depp. This movie was set to […]
Vivarium was unfortunately a victim of the Coronavirus, with the lockdown preventing a national cinematic release in March 2020 and also therefore, some mainstream success. This was kind of ironic given that the plot involved being trapped at home, but despite this mirroring of people’s circumstances, as a […]
Coming To America is one of the most underrated yet best Eddie Murphy movies, second only to the timeless classic Trading Places. The ’80s were a great time for genuine laugh-out-loud comedy, it was also a time when Saturday Night Live graduates were actually talented and made genuinely […]
Greta is an underrated psychological thriller directed by Neil Jordan. The film which stars Isabelle Huppert, Chloë Grace Moretz, and Maika Monroe, received lots of overly-critical reviews when it was released but I found it to be highly entertaining. In case you don’t know, Greta is about a […]