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Music review: ‘Every Country’s Sun’ by Mogwai

Post rock, as a genre, is hard to define. It is a mix of synthesizers and rock music, culminating in a sound that can be described as ‘atmospheric’ at best. It is even harder to suggest to someone to give it a try. The songs are often way over six minutes long and have generally very long intro’s. They have slow tempo’s, lack any real chorus and, more often than not, lack any vocals as well. At first glance, the songs are highly repetitive and monotone. They aren’t catchy. They seemingly lack character. But, when (after five minutes of build-up) the...

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Bethesda No Longer Gives Out Review Copies In Advance. Good.

The latest drama in the strange world that is video games, is the fact that Bethesda (known for games like Skyrim, Fallout, and the recent Doom) has decided to no longer send out review copies ahead of the launch of their new games (note: just one day in advance). Games journalists, journalists, and gamers alike are outraged by this decision. This is yet another move by a big game publisher which tarnishes the trust between producer and consumer. At least, to the people who care enough about video games to be outraged by this. I used to be outraged by...

MOVIE REVIEW: Savages 0

MOVIE REVIEW: Savages

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively  Director:  Oliver Stone Genre: Drama Runtime: 131 minutes In Holland, weed is legal (except, strangely, for growing). We can go to a ‘coffee’-shop and buy the stuff. Not so in the United States. Growing, selling and  smoking is illegal (save for Washington and Colorado, since November 6th). The drugs-market is controlled by criminals. Not just some criminals, but mostly Mexican gangbangers. The kind that will rip your throat out if you ever cross their paths on a bad day. And put a video of it on the internet. And dump your body below...

MOVIE REVIEW: Everything Is Illuminated (2005) 0

MOVIE REVIEW: Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

Starring: Elijah Wood, Eugene Lutz Director: Leiv Schreiber Genre: Drama Runtime: 106 minutes You might’ve heard about Jonathan Safran Foer, author of  ‘Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close’. That was his second book, while ‘Everything Is Illuminated’ was his first. This semi-autobiographic book got a translation to the big screen in 2005, starring Elijah Wood as the author himself. Safran Foer, of Jewish heritage, travels back to Ukraine to find the origin of a picture taken of his Jewish grandfather with an unknown woman, right before he fled to the United States. As an American travelling through Ukraine, he is met...