Film review: AUTOLUMINESCENT: ROWLAND S. HOWARD, from Built for Speed

Autoluminescent documents the musical career of Rowland S. Howard best known as the enigmatic guitarist and songwriter for the Australian alternative rock pioneers The Birthday Party.  The film takes us from his early punk band the New Charlatans, through The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party, Crime and the City Solution, These immortal souls and various solo projects. Interviews with

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Film review: THE THREE MUSKETEERS from Built for Speed

The oft-filmed tale of the Three Musketeers gets a cartoonish cgi make over in this latest adaptation starring Orlando Bloom, Milla Jovovich and Christophe Waltz. Hopes of a tasteful and detailed adaptation of the Alexander Dumas classic should be abandoned as the original story’s themes of honour and valour amid the tumult of 17th century Anglo-French conflict are submerged beneath

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Film review: WARRIOR from Built for Speed

Movies about the fight game have become very clichéd beasts: there’s the tough but big hearted contender overcoming seemingly insurmountable odds, the grizzled trainer dispensing heartfelt old school wisdom, family members having emotionally-tortured shouting matches, the grimy industrial locations and of course the training montages.  Cage fighting drama Warrior has all the clichés firmly in place although it’s set in

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What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 11th November 2011

It’s time again for a Built for Speed classic album retrospective and this Friday it’s the record that forged an unexpected but thrilling link between punk, pop and (yes) disco, it’s Blondie’s Parallel Lines.  There’s also plenty of new music and reviews of latest release films including horror flick Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark and rom com I Don’t Know How

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