Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dragonball Evolution

This morning I will be producing Cinemascape on Eastside 89.7 FM. The show features reviews of Fast & Furious, once again starring Vin Diesel and Paul Walker, the genre bending JCVD and my thoughts on the live action adaptation of the hugely popular Japanese manga Dragonball Evolution starring Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun Fat, James Marsters and Eriko Tamura. Tune in at 11:30am to hear the show.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Boat That Rocked

Tomorrow I'll be once again gracing the airwaves on Cinemascape on Eastside 89.7 FM. This weeks show includes discussion on Adam Elliot's stop motion feature Mary & Max, the latest Dreamworks animated epic Monsters Vs Aliens and my review of the new Richard Curtis comedy The Boat That Rocked. The film follows the trials and tribulations of 1966 pirate radio station Radio Rock and features a huge cast including Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rhys Ifans, Rhys Darby, Kenneth Brannagh and Nick Frost. Tune in at 11:30am to hear if the film sinks or swims on the strengths of the talent involved.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mike Patton sings Danger Diabolik

As a huge fan of Mario Bava's Danger: Diabolik I just had to share this You Tube clip of Mike Patton performing the Ennio Morricone penned theme tune Deep Deep Down, originally sung by Christy. The track, seen here played in concert in Amsterdam with a full choir and orchestra, will form part of Mondo Cane, an upcoming album by Patton, Aldo Sisillo and Roy Paci, featuring live and studio recordings of Italian pop covers from the 50s & 60s. After the fabulous Fantômas The Director's Cut album, I must admit I'm looking forward to this one.