Sunday, July 29th, 2007
Interpol – Our Love To Admire
The third album from this impressive New York band failed to improve or maintain the quality of their previous two outings.
It’s a real shame that the new Interpol album didn’t depart from the first two albums or in fact maintain the same quality. I’ve listened to t he album a good few times and nothing is sticking out. All the songs blend into the same background melodies.
The album sounds old and tired with just a few tracks sticking out, such as “The Scale” and “All Fired Up” pushing you to play them again. This album is like a badly taped recording of the previous two albums. Maybe not being on a major label suited these guys more?
Rated 3/5 on Jul 29 2007 by Damien Mulley
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Saturday, July 28th, 2007
Massively disappointing movie of the long past sell-by date TV cartoon.
While it was a much hyped and over-hyped movie, this was more like an extended episode, or thatâ€™s what most people told me. What they failed to mention was that it was an extended episode of the caliber from the past 5 years which means it was awful.
Itâ€™s a shame that it took so long to get this onto the big screen as every gag and anything clever has already been done.
This movie was boring, meandering and pointless. If it did not come from the TV series it would not be memorable at all. The past greatness of the show is the only redeeming factor for this movie. Forget the sequel, kill the damned thing off NOW.
Rated 2/5 on Jul 28 2007 by Damien Mulley
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Sunday, June 17th, 2007
Worth watching but leave your brain at home. This seems to be targeted at those that generally don’t watch anything but Fox News or sitcoms.
The latest Michael Moore documentary mixes facts with touchy feely scenes and “wow, I did not know that” moments. Done almost like an infomercial with Moore as the straight guy amazed at the facts others tell him. Perfect bubblegum television but as usual quite one-sided. Moore makes France look like a paradise but has he seen how hard it is to get a job there so you can avail of all the benefits?
Go watch this but remain sceptical. Still a nice insight the system that Mary Harney is trying to create with her own health “reforms”.
Rated 3/5 on Jun 17 2007 by Damien Mulley
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