Day: October 3, 2016

DVD Review: The Hills Have Eyes

DVD Review: The Hills Have Eyes

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt/@Afrofilmviewer When we consider early Wes Craven films, it is Last House on the Left (1972) which often grabs the plaudits for the way it helped redefine the horror genre with its grimness. While this is true, in terms of craft, The Hills Have Eyes is ...

DVD Review: Fight Valley

DVD Review: Fight Valley

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt/@Afrofilmviewer It’s hard to say too much about Fight Valley. It’s very hard to say anything particularly pleasant. There’s nothing more painful for a film writer, than viewing a film that doesn’t emit any pleasure in any moment of its running time. You don’t watch a ...

DVD Review: Money Monster

DVD Review: Money Monster

Review by Leslie Byron Pitt/@Afrofilmviewer Money Monster comes in at a lean 90 minutes and only flounders once or twice. Partly because it’s a film with a fair amount of moving parts. But also because it pulls a few of its punches. It becomes clear that director Jodie Foster doesn’t ...

The Aliens Are Coming But How Will We Cope?

The Aliens Are Coming But How Will We Cope?

When the astronomer Percival Lowell claimed he had found canals on Mars, that might have been the first truly scientific attempt to prove alien life exists. Today, Lowell's Martian canals are an embarrassment to the Arizona observatory that bares his name. But if Lowell was wrong about the specifics, he ...

Vegans chalk about a revolution

Vegans chalk about a revolution

Ziggy the Piggy, North Carolina North Carolina, USA Sales of chalk will have hit new highs this weekend as thousands of vegans across the globe joined together in a collective ‘chalktivism’ event - a worldwide effort to help spread and celebrate the ...

Tyson Fury Announces Retirement in Bout of Twitter Rage

Infamous boxer Tyson Fury has announced his retirement in a rage-fuelled tweet. The heavyweight champion lost his cool on the social media platform after a dramatic few weeks in which he pulled out of the Wladimir Klitschko rematch because of mental health problems and tested positive for cocaine in a random drugs ...

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How To Make The Perfect… Cinnamon Buns

With ‘Cinnamon Bun Day’ taking place this week (4th October), the best way to celebrate is by making your own buns at home. This classic Scandinavian recipe from Bronte Aurell, owner of ScandiKitchen and author, is a great place to start - taken from ‘The ScandiKitchen’ cookbook. “We like this ...

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Labour is not Listening to the Electorate

Last week Jeremy Corbyn delivered his second keynote speech as the leader of the Labour party at its annual conference. He did so after being re-elected as leader, with increased support and a stronger mandate from the party membership. It was a speech that received loud applause from many in ...

So, what’s Mad Mods And A Camera?

So, what’s Mad Mods And A Camera?

A journey – An amazing journey that started with a brief conversation outside a café in Enfield, North London. A journey that’s taken me on Rideouts, to club meetings and social events, and led to meet-ups with Mods all over the country. And a photographic journey that, as one Mod ...