Kurt Cobain Day in Bloom

By Matthew Law Thursday, February 20th will see Aberdeen, Washington celebrate the first ever Kurt Cobain Day on what would have been the late singer’s 47th birthday. Mayor of Aberdeen, Bill Simpson, commented that, “Aberdeen residents may justifiably take pride in the role our community played in the life of Kurt Cobain and the internationalContinue reading “Kurt Cobain Day in Bloom”

Film Review: The Oranges (ATO Pictures; 2012)

BY MATTHEW LAW It really is painfully annoying when the likes of Allison Janney and Hugh Laurie, two actors who could pretty much be in any film they desired, end up in a production as average as The Oranges. The film tells the story of the Walling and Ostroff families, who are neighbours and bestContinue reading “Film Review: The Oranges (ATO Pictures; 2012)”

Film Review: Taken 2 (20th Century Fox; 2012)

By Matthew Law Well, at least Harrison Ford is now reprieved, as he is no longer the only action hero who constantly wants his family back. Director Olivier Megaton takes over from Pierre Morel to bring us the highly anticipated sequel to the 2008 hit Taken. This instalment sees retired CIA field operative Bryan MillsContinue reading “Film Review: Taken 2 (20th Century Fox; 2012)”

Album Review : Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own (The Nest Collective; 2012)

By Matthew Law Studying under traveller Stanley Robertson and learning songs from gypsy communities led Sam Lee to create this folk album. And it is is quite pleasing. It blends traditional folk songs with a modern twist, and the result is music with a warm and comforting feel to it. The problem that arises fromContinue reading “Album Review : Sam Lee – Ground Of Its Own (The Nest Collective; 2012)”

Film Review : The Three Stooges (2012)

Matthew Law No one would ever be able to successfully remake the comedy classics from innovators such as The Marx Brothers or Laurel and Hardy. So the idea that the Farrelly brothers thought The Three Stooges – one of the most popular North American television shows ever – could be successfully re-imagined seems absurd. TheContinue reading “Film Review : The Three Stooges (2012)”