Thom Yorke

Atoms For Peace announce UK shows – ticket details

Thom Yorke‘s supergroup Atoms For Peace have revealed that they will be playing three gigs at the London Roundhouse in July, as part of a wider European tour. Pre-sale tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 9am, and on general sale from Friday at 9am. Click here for more details. Comprising Radiohead singer Yorke, renowned producer Nigel Godrich, bassist …

Gigs March 4, 2013

Robot & Frank – read the review and watch the trailer

Siobhan Synnot gives her verdict on intriguing sci-fi drama Robot & Frank, about an ageing criminal who befriends a domestic robot. Synopsis: Elderly jewel thief Frank is suffering from loneliness and the onset of dementia. But when his son buys him a robotic companion, he realises he can use it to re-start his cat-burglar career. …

Culture Film March 4, 2013

‘Wicked’ musical coming to Leeds – ticket details

Award-winning musical Wicked has added a four-week run at Leeds Grand Theatre to its major UK and Ireland tour, which starts later this year and will continue throughout 2014. Having already been seen by more than 36 million people around the world, the Broadway and West End smash had previously been confirmed for Manchester, Dublin, Milton Keynes and Glasgow, …

Theatre March 4, 2013

6 of the most unlikely music duets of all time

It’s just been announced that Mumford & Sons are teaming-up with Justin Timberlake to record a song for the new Coen brothers movie, while rockers The Vaccines have apparently been writing with One Direction. However, as eye-widening as these partnerships are, they’re far from the weirdest music duets of all-time. Having scoured the darkest corners of pop to locate the most bizarre and …

Music What's On March 4, 2013

Nicole Kidman compares ‘Stoker’ director to Stanley Kubrick

Dark drama Stoker has been receiving rave reviews since its release on Friday – and the film’s star Nicole Kidman has now compared its Korean director Park Chan-wook to the legendary Stanley Kubrick. Kidman, who was directed by Kubrick in his last full movie Eyes Wide Shut, has said that both filmmakers are very similar in their working methods, …

Film What's On March 4, 2013

Christian Bale returning as Batman in Justice League movie?

The recently-concluded Batman trilogy was one of the most successful movie series of all time. And now its star Christian Bale is rumoured to be reprising his role as the Caped Crusader for the long-awaited Justice League film. A Hollywood reporter with a history of breaking major comic book movie stories has claimed that Batman director Christopher Nolan will now be producing …

Film What's On March 4, 2013

Arbitrage – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on Arbitrage, a drama about a wealthy financier (Richard Gere) whose life begins to collapse around him. Synopsis: Hedge Fund manager Robert Miller finds his successful career and respectable image under attack when a terrible accident threatens to bring his dishonest and illegal actions to light. Age Rating: 15 Running Time: 100 minutes Directed by: Nicholas …

Culture Film March 3, 2013

Safe Haven – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on Safe Haven, a romantic drama based on the Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name. Synopsis: After fleeing her abusive brute of a husband, Erin starts a new life in a small North Carolina town – and begins a relationship with handsome widower Alex. Age Rating: 12A Running Time: 115 …

Culture Film March 3, 2013

Broken City – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on Broken City, a thriller about a former cop plunged into a murky world of conspiracy. Synopsis: Years after a favour from the New York mayor sees him escape a murder charge, detective Billy Taggart is hired by the same politician to investigate his wife’s suspected affair. Age Rating: 15 Running Time: 109 …

Culture Film March 2, 2013

The Bay – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on The Bay, a found-footage horror movie about an environmental disaster. Synopsis: After toxic water leads to a plague-like outbreak in a seaside town, residents find themselves at the mercy of flesh-eating parasites. Age Rating: 15 Running Time: 84 minutes Directed by: Barry Levinson Starring: Kristen Connolly, Christopher Denham, Lauren Cohn …

Culture Film March 2, 2013

Bring Me The Horizon stream new album for free

Acclaimed metalcore band Bring Me The Horizon are currently streaming their new album online for free – a full month before its official release. The Sheffield quintet’s fourth full-length record, Sempiternal, is now available to stream for one week from today. You can listen to it online now. Speaking about the move, frontman Oli Sykes said: …

Music What's On March 1, 2013

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters – read the review and watch the trailer

Alistair Harkness gives his verdict on fantasy-action movie Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, a radical reinvention of the classic fairy tales. Synopsis: Having begun their Witch-slaying career at an early age, trigger-happy siblings Hansel and Gretel face their greatest challenge yet in the shape of evil sorceress Muriel. Age Rating: 15 Running Time: 88 minutes Directed by: Tommy …

Culture Film March 1, 2013

Skyfall leads the pack at Empire Awards – nominations in full

Empire Magazine have just unveiled their award nominees for 2013, and hit Bond movie Skyfall is out in front with a total of six nominations – including Best Film and Director. Avengers Assemble and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are both close behind with five nods, while offbeat comedy-horror Sightseers is hot on the heels of …

Film What's On March 1, 2013

The Great Gatsby on stage – bringing the roaring 20s to life

It’s one of the most ambitious dance productions in history: a lavish, spectacular ballet based on a seminal 20th century novel. And now WOW247 can offer you a compelling behind-the-scenes look at Northern Ballet’s production of The Great Gatsby. [Photo – Justin Slee] Directed by David Nixon OBE with music by Oscar-nominated composer Richard Rodney Bennett, the show kicks off in …

Theatre March 1, 2013

Valerie June announces UK tour dates – ticket details

Fast-rising blues singer Valerie June has revealed that she will perform a series of UK live shows in May, to coincide with the release of her eagerly-anticipated debut album. Fresh from supporting Jake Bugg on tour, the hotly-tipped Tennessee star also releases new single ‘You Can’t Be Told’ on Monday, which offers another insight into her acclaimed blend …

Gigs March 1, 2013

Johnny Marr hosts fan Q&A – read the highlights

Legendary guitarist Johnny Marr has delighted fans by hosting an online question and answer session ahead of his UK tour this month. Marr, who made his name with iconic indie band The Smiths before going on to play for the likes of The Cribs and Modest Mouse, faced a deluge of queries during his ‘Ask Me …

Gigs March 1, 2013

Javier Bardem: ‘The most horrible movies are the most important’

He may have received rave reviews for his villainous performances in Bond blockbuster Skyfall and Coen Brothers thriller No Country For Old Men, but acclaimed actor Javier Bardem has claimed that the most crucial movies on his CV are actually the ones that didn’t work out so well. [Javier Bardem in To The Wonder] “The most horrible …

Film What's On February 28, 2013
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