2008 September



Questions and Answers with Alex Hanson

29th September 2008

Tom Bonnick Alex Hanson may not be instantly recognisable by name, but his body of work certainly is. One of the most prolific actors in London’s West End, Hanson has had starring roles in Queen musical We Will Rock You, as Captain Von Trapp in The Sound of Music, and most recently, as the frustrated ...


Gay for plays ;-)

29th September 2008

Lewis Porteous Oh ‘Glasgay!’ how you torment me. Why must events of universal appeal be held under your homosexual auspices? To date, I have attended two Glasgay!-affiliated shows: a screening of La Cage aux Folles and a performance by former Perrier Comedy Award best newcomer Scott Capurro. Both evenings turned out to be great fun. ...


Death Race (Dir: Paul W.S. Anderson)

29th September 2008

Tormod MacLean You want to hear something cool? Well bad luck, because you’re reading about ‘Death Race’. Death Race is a remake of ‘Death Race 2000’, a 1975 cult classic. In this version Jensen Ames (Jason Statham) is wrongfully convicted of a crime and asked to replace a legend in the prison based Death Races, ...


Brideshead Revisited (Dir: Julian Jarrold)

29th September 2008

Lewis Porteous Given that the original text has previously spawned a hugely acclaimed and much-loved 1981 mini-series, while the remainder of Evelyn Waugh’s equally masterful novels reside in relative obscurity, one cannot help but think it odd and unnecessary for director Julian Jarrold (Becoming Jane and Kinky Boots) to tackle Brideshead Revisited in the year ...


Tropic Thunder (Dir. Ben Stiller)

29th September 2008

Chris Pesch There’s a school of thought which insists that everybody, regardless of how much wrong they have done, is deserving of another chance. Ben Stiller must be the one exception to this rule, as even the kindest of discerning hearts would surely agree that he should never be allowed within miles of a director’s ...


The Wave (Dir. Dennis Gansel)

29th September 2008

Emily McQueen-Govan It is easy to establish a dictatorship when the required ingredients are pre-eminent in society. That is the premise of ‘The Wave,’ Dennis Gansel’s film based on a real-life incident  which took place in a California high school during 1967, producing disturbing results in the students who took part. ‘The Wave’ relocates the ...


Playing Ketchup

29th September 2008

Michelle Williams braves Ashton Lane’s newest arrival Now, I ain’t no doctor or nothin’, but I do know a thing or two about burgers. In my house burgers come fat, juicy and homemade, full of chillis and smothered in sauces, so any restaurant efforts have a lot to prove in order to cut the mustard. ...


Le geek – c’est chic!

29th September 2008

Tara Hepburn A friend said to me recently that she had no time for fashion — that it’s intimidating and elitist, and annoyingly ‘cool’. And whilst that’s a slightly sweeping excuse for her own sartorial ineptitude, it’s a belief that’s not without grounding. The world of fashion has been a bit bold and daunting of ...


Freshers & finals

29th September 2008

David Kirkpatrick It’s cold outside, Christmas cards are on sale and I’m sitting waiting for a cheerful, white bearded old man to appear. There’s only one logical conclusion: it has to be the first seminar of term. But how did I get here? I’m in yesterday’s clothes and there’s a faint taste of rohypnol on ...


Records and Rolexes – The battle for Freshers’ Week ’08

29th September 2008

Gerry McKeever & George Binning For the high-pressure occasion that is the first night of Freshers’ week, both unions competed to win freshers to their fold with big names from hugely contrasting musical spheres. Following nicely from Dizzee Rascal last year, the GUU did well to land a performer like Wiley, with his ‘King of ...