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US Late Night Satire: Jon Stewart’s Legacy

“LAWS, LIKE SAUSAGES, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” – Jon Saxe Politics has gotten really weird. I mean, it’s always been a bacon-bowl mouth-burn of conflicting human interests...

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Film Torments: Hackers (1995)

ROUNDING out February at Torments, Dan takes a look at a slab of indelibly delicious zeitgeist cheese. Some films define a generation. Some, like Xanadu and Road House, actually kill a decade. And then...

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Microsoft Announce Xbox Game Pass

Earlier today Microsoft announced Xbox Game Pass which is, to put it simply, Netflix but for Xbox One and Xbox 360 games. Here is the press release: Today, we’re continuing our commitment to give...

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So what the bloody hell happened in Taboo?

TO SAY THAT Period Drama, and especially BBC Period Drama, had become a tad stale, trite even, is an understatement. I certainly have had simply enough of corsets and horse drawn carriages and stiff,...

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Film Torments: Scarecrows (1988)

THIS TIME on Film Torments, Dan finally gets round to a Fuck You it’s January film if ever he saw one. There are a variety of definitions for ‘cult film’, but most revolve around...

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Predicting the BRIT Awards 2017

MUCH LIKE the colour beige, The BRIT Awards are a mind numbing, boring necessity in the world that it’s always best to not take too seriously. As most of you will be well aware...