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Cinema Club : 04/12/2015

New Releases

Victor Frankenstein

“It’s alive!” James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe star in this inventive reboot of Mary Shelley’s classic novel. Told through the eyes of Igor (Radcliffe), assistant to Dr Frankenstein (McAvoy) sees both men believe their unorthodox experiments will transform science and aid humanity in the future, but are their dabblings set to create something great or truly monstrous? Directed by Max Landis, son of legendary horror director, John Landis.

The Night Before

Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Chris (Anthony Mackie) and Isaac (Seth Rogen) have been best buds since childhood, and following the death of Ethan’s parents 14 years ago, the trio made a pact to spend every Christmas Eve together. However, time has moved on and life has changed for the pals, so this year, they decide to call a halt to the festive tradition with one final Christmas Eve blow-out in New York City (clad in Christmas jumpers, of course!) in search of The Holy Grail of Yuletide parties; The ‘Nutcracka’ Ball! Watch out for a cameo by pop wild child, Miley Cyrus!

Krampus

It look like it’s going to be a blood-red Christmas this year with this festive horror-comedy from writer/director, Michael Dougherty. When Max is forced to spend the holidays with his warring family, his antipathy towards the festive season unintentionally unleashes a monster named, Krampus; a demonic force intent on punishing non-believers! Adam Scott and Toni Collette star.

Sunset Song

Supermodel Agyness Deyn stars in this powerful period drama set at the turn of 20th Century Scotland. Life is tough for farm girl, Chris Guthrie (Deyn) in the poverty-stricken rural community of Kinraddie. Her farmer father (Peter Mullan) is a tyrannical, religious maniac who violently beats her brother (Jack Greenlees) and forces himself on her mother. When the family is shook by tragedy, Chris finds herself drawn to handsome neighbour, Ewan (Kevin Guthrie), but the outbreak of The Great War changes their lives forever . . . Based on Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s great Scottish novel.

 

Cinema Club : 27/11/2015

New Releases

Carol

Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara and Sarah Paulson star in this adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel, “The Price Of Salt”. Set in 1950s New York, “Carol” is the story of two women from very different backgrounds who find themselves caught up in an unexpected love affair; twenty-something Therese Belivet (Mara), a clerk in a Manhattan department store dreaming of a more fulfilled life and Carol (Blanchett), a woman trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience. 

The Good Dinosaur

Pixar present a delightful animation about a world where dinosaurs never became extinct. 65 million years ago, a giant asteroid races towards Earth, but misses! This simple twist of fate leads the the unlikely friendship between a big-hearted, 70 foot tall apatosaurus named Arlo and a small boy called Spot

Christmas With The Coopers *Released Tuesday 1st December 2015

John Goodman and Diane Keaton lead an all-star cast in this slice of festive fun. Retired couple, Sam (Goodman) and Charlotte (Keaton) Cooper have a large family made up of many children and grand-children and when the entire family descend on the couple’s home for Christmas, the joyful, chilled family time they were planning goes awry! Amanda Seyfried, Maria Tomei, Olivia Wilde and Ed Helms co-star.

 

 

Live Review : Bring Me The Horizon, O2 Academy (24/11/2015)

Alt-metal band, Bring Me The Horizon kicked off the UK leg of their “That’s The Spirit Tour” at Glasgow’s 02 Academy on Tuesday night.

The Sheffield-based band launched into “Doomed”, the lead track from their latest LP, much to the delight of fans. “Happy Song” followed, before “Go To Hell, For Heaven’s Sake” and “The House Of Wolves”. Frontman, Oli Sykes thanked the crowd for their support since the band’s formation in 2003, before a nostalgic nod to Bring Me The Horizon’s early days with, “Chelsea Smile”, the lead track from the band’s 2008 album, “Suicide Season”.

The band jumped right back into the present with, “Throne” which saw the youthful crowd respond in a fit of energy with mosh pits forming throughout the venue’s floor-space. “Shadow Moses” and “Sleepwalking” were aired, with Sykes once again expressing the gratitude of the band at the loyalty of their fans who helped make, “That’s The Spirit” their best-selling LP to date; he then introduced the latest single from Bring Me The Horizon, “True Friends”.

“Can You Feel My Heart?” and “Antivist” closed the set as smoke cannons exploded from the front of the stage, marking the band’s exit. However, the music-hungry, Glaswegian crowd were not ready to accept that their night was over just yet, and began chanting for more! The headliners reappeared onstage and granted their wish; taking a trip back in time once again with, “Blessed With A Curse” kicking off the encore. The screens behind the band went black, before “BMTH” was spelled out in white and the intro to the final track of the night, “Down” closed the gig on a high amid smoke and confetti.

With just 13 tracks shaping the set, Bring Me The Horizon’s Glasgow gig may have been short, but it was exceptionally sweet; an evening of raw, raucous rock music exceeding all expectations and making for an unforgettable show.

 

EP Review : “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, The Cut Throat Razors

If you haven’t yet heard of Cut Throat Razors, the chances are it won’t be long until you do. This exciting and expansive Glasgow ensemble drop their brand new EP, “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, and it’s an absolute belter!

Certainly one for any fans of ska and funk, the bassy vibes and treacle-like melodies are enough to catapult you into a dream world. Kicking things off with the eponymous track, this 11 piece outfit each have their own place and purpose, adding a distinct flavour to the track, whether that’s from their instrumental or vocal contribution. Vocals blend well together in harmonies but almost have an eerie quality, which only adds to the sentiment of the song.

“She’s My Baby” is more of a bluesy number, still with horns present. The repetitive chorus, which is essentially just the song title repeated a few times, is sure to get stuck in your head for days. A thoroughly 60s affair, this track wouldn’t be out of place 50 years ago. With lots of retro vibes, you’ll want to dig out your best miniskirt and start shimmying. “Beautiful Day” is certainly the strongest and most upbeat track on the EP, and will surely have you hankering for the longer nights and warmer days of summer. The energy of the chorus, plus the upbeat melody makes for a totally joyous listening experience; one which could only be bettered by seeing the band perform this track live.

With so many members, each track comes with its own distinct layers, offering room for keyboard leads, bluesy guitar instrumentals and of course, time for those horns to shine. If you too think that “Motown’s Lost Its Soul”, and you’re looking for something fresh and new from the Glasgow music scene, The Cut Throat Razors are your ska-soaked salvation.

The Cut Throat Razors Launch “Motown’s Lost Its Soul” on Friday 27th November 2015 @ Stereo

Cinema Club : 19/06/2015

New Releases

Mr Holmes

Sir Ian McKellan stars as legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes in this powerful drama. It’s 1947 Sussex and Holmes is long retired, living in near-solitude with his housekeeper, Mrs Munro (Laura Linney) and her young son, Roger (Milo Parker). However, his mind becomes pre-occupied with his final case which has remained unsolved . . . 

Entourage

The cult TV hit gets a silver screen makeover and features cameos from Liam Neeson, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris and Gary Busey. Movie star, Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) is embarking on the exciting world of directing with the help of agent, Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) who has managed to secure a $100 million budget from Texas billionaire, Larson McCredle (Billy Bob Thorton) and his son, Travis (Haley Joel Osmont). However, the movie soon veers over budget and lands the studio in BIG trouble!

The Longest Ride

Former championship rodeo rider, Luke’s (Scott Eastwood) days of glory are long over, but his life changes when he crosses paths with aspiring artist, Sophia (Britt Robertson). Based on the best-selling novel by Nicholas Sparks.

 

 

Curtain Up : June 2015

The King’s Theatre

Monty Python’s Spamalot

Mon 1 – Sat 6 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £16.40-55.40

Monty Python returns in a glorious new parody of the legend of King Arthur.

Puttin’ On The Ritz

Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £12.90-48.90

All the glam and glitter of Hollywood is coming to Glasgow, complete with stars from Strictly Come Dancing! Ideal for those still in love with the dancing days of Gene Kelly.

The Carpenters Story

Mon 15 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £21.90-40.90

The life and legacy of sibling duo, Karen and Richard Carpenter comes to the stage, sound-tracked by the hits we know and love, including, “Top Of The World”, “Please Mr Postman” and “Close To You”.

Calamity Jane

Tue 16 – Sat 20 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £20.40-58.90

The famous southern ho-down comes to town with the feisty cowgirl, made famous by Doris Day.

Theatre Royal

The Producers

Mon 15 – Sat 20 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £12.90-57.40

Jason Manford comes to town – in a musical?! Manford abandons his quick wit for high notes and toe-tapping in this Mel Brooks classic about scammers on Broadway.

Twelve Angry Men

Mon 22 – Sat 27 Jun 2015 | 2/7.30pm | £11-45.50

The drama of jury duty beyond trying to figure out how to get out of it. This is no “drunk-driver hit a tree” case – someone’s life is on the line!

The Pavilion

The Real Hoosewives Fae Glesga

Thu 23 Jun – 1 Aug 2015 | 7.30pm | £18

After the success of the show back in February, the real hoosewives are back! Following the footsteps of Beverly HillsNYC and of course The Desperate, get a glimpse of life as a housewife, Glesga’ style!

The Citizen’s Theatre

Godspell

Wed 10 – Sat 13 Jun | 1, 2, or 7.30pm | £8.50-17.50

A rock musical based on a biblical story; the musical theatre students get together to dance their way through the Gospel Of St Matthew.

 

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