What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 23rd

Hollywood is full of original ideas, one of them isn’t the film adaptation of 80’s TV cop show 21 Jump Street.  Built for Speed provides the official verdict on the film this Friday night.  We also look at best Foreign language Oscar winner A Separation and on a slightly different note, animated film The Lorax.  There’s also new music from Mark Lanegan, The

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Playlist, Friday 16th March 2012

BUILT FOR SPEED, PLAYLIST, FRIDAY 16TH MARCH 2012 RORY GALLAGHER – Follow me. ASH – Lose control. BOOMTOWN RATS – Diamond smiles. RADIO BIRDMAN – New race (Aus). THE JEZABELS – Endless Summer. NEIL YOUNG – Downtown. WEEZER – You might think. THIN LIZZY – The rocker. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD – The look of love. THE CRANBERRIES – Salvation. U2 –

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Film review: JOHN CARTER, from Built For Speed

John Carter is the incredibly silly big screen adaptation of the Edgar Rice Burroughs science fantasy novel Princess of Mars. The title character is a Virginian civil war veteran who after discovering an alien amulet finds himself transported to Mars. You would think this would be a shock to the system but he accepts this with unusual calm. Strangely equipped

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Film review: CORIOLANUS, from Built for Speed

With Coriolanus, Ralph Fiennes (as star and director) updates Shakespeare’s tale of war, betrayal and vengeance in ancient Rome to the present day. The title character is an angry, bald-headed Roman General who is very adept at annihilating enemies but not so good at dealing with people. His successes in battle see him lured into politics but his volatile manner

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What’s on Built For Speed, Friday 16th March 2012

With St Partick’s day this Saturday, Built for Speed focuses on great rock’n’roll to emerge from the Emerald Isle including Thin Lizzy, Rory Gallagher and of course U2. We also take a look at new release films including sci-fi epic John Carter and Ralph Fiennes’ Shakespeare update Coriolanus.  If that’s not enough we also review psychedelic rock leged Roky Erickson’s gig

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