Month: August 2013

Seamus Heaney, Simply RIP

I found out this morning that the prolific Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, has passed. I’m not one for waxing lyrical on such things, but as my very first literary influence I cannot stop myself from recognising this Nobel prize-winner’s effect… Read More ›

[MUSIC] Cover Heaven

For me, most cover versions are more miss than they are hit. They usually elicit a “WTF HAVE YOU DONE TO THAT WONDERFUL TUNE?” and “MURDERERERER!!11!1!” reaction from me. But every so often, one surprises me. I believe it’s hard… Read More ›

[FILM] Kick-Ass 2

Back in 2010 Kick-Ass was one of the unexpected, break-out hits of the year for me. It was original, it caught me by surprise and the violence was dark. It caused all sorts of controversy. A winning recipe for a… Read More ›

[FILM] The Conjuring

I will begin this review by stating that I am no Horror Movie Maven. I’m easily frightened and I will jump and squeal like a scalded cat should someone jump out at me from behind a door. Even if I… Read More ›