What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 2nd December 2011

This week on Built for Speed we review George Clooney’s political drama The Ides of March and over the top Mythological adventure Immortals. There’s a change in the reported music programme, we’ll hold our look at the music of highly influential LA 80’s punk/ indie  band X over until next week.  This week we’ll be playing an electrifying selection of tracks

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What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 25th November 2011

Thursday 24th November 2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Freddie Mercury.  This week on Built for Speed we pay tribute to the extravagant genius of Freddie with a selection of our favourite Queen and Freddie solo material.  We also have plenty of movies to discuss including documentary The Tall Man and feel good drama First Grader.  There’s also our

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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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