News / Sufjan Stevens announces European tour

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Sufjan Stevens latest album Carrie & Lowell is a heartfelt set of intimate songs prompted by the death of his mother. “I was recording songs as a means of grieving, making sense of it,” he told David Eggers in an interview for the Guardian. Sufjan Stevens’ European tour dates 2015 August: 28 Dublin, Helix 29… Read more »

News / 50th Anniversary edition of DUNE from the Folio Society

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Dune 50th anniversay folio society edition

To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Dune, the Folio Society has produced a lavish illustrated hardback edition of the book. Frank Herbert’s epic science fiction novel imagined and realised a huge and richly detailed world that has hardly dated in those five decades, indeed it has been the world’s best selling science… Read more »

News / Totally twisted trailer for ‘The Tale Of Tales’

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The Tale Of Tales is a film  adaptation of a 17th century collection of fairy tales by Italian author Giambattista Basile. This is no sanitised or merchandised Disney twaddle however, the film is by Matteo Garrone and stars Salma Hayek , Vincent Cassel, John C. Reilly and Toby Jones. The film weaves reality and fantasy together… Read more »

News / John Michael McDonagh’s follow-up to Calvary, War On Everyone

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War On Everyone is the action-comedy follow-up to John Michael McDonagh’s grim drama Calvary, starring Brendan Gleeson, and dark comedy The Guard, starring Gleeson as well, along with Don Cheadle. Both films were refreshing dramas that rejected the predictable in favour of something much more rewarding. The film is shooting now in New Mexico with… Read more »

News / Mr Holmes – new trailer for Ian McKellen’s Sherlock Holmes film

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Mr Holmes has Ian McKellan playing an older Sherlock Holmes, attempting to unravel an unsolved case. A new full trailer has just been released, showing how good the film looks Laura Linney also stars, Bill Condon (Gods And Monsters, Dreamgirls) is directing. UK release date is June 19th 2015. ‘Long-retired and near the end of… Read more »

News / Record Store Day highlights

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Record Store Day has once again been a huge success, a new generation has caught onto its charms and has been lapping up all of the limited edition goodies. Here is a selection from the UK and US… Dave Grohl was this years RSD Ambassador and the Foo Fighters produced a unique record for the… Read more »

News / Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist 2015

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The UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman – The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction – has announced the 2015 shortlist. The selection includes five previously shortlisted authors and one debut novelist. The 2015 Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction shortlist is: Rachel Cusk – Outline Laline Paull – The Bees Kamila… Read more »

News / Record Store Day UK

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Have you been queuing since dawn? Are you getting down to your nearest independent Record Store to show your support for the independent sector? If you are, very well done indeed, if not redeem yourselves by ordering some RSDUK special releases from one of those lovely record shops. They are all detailed on the Record… Read more »

News / Slow West Trailer, Western starring Michael Fassbender

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Slow West is an upcoming American-British co production written and directed by John MacLean. It stars Michael Fassbender as an outlaw helping Kodi Smit-McPhee find his long lost love. Ben Mendelsohn appears to be playing the bad guy, something he does very well indeed. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24,… Read more »