What’s on Built for Speed: Friday 3rd February 2012

This week on Built for Speed we review gen x drama Young Adult and play a selection of classic 90’s music from the film’s soundtrack.  We also review fantasy adventure Journey 2: The Mysterious Island and sci fi action flick The Darkest Hour.  There’s plenty of great music including selections from Uncut Magazine’s best of 2011 and Wild Flag which features members

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Film review: HUGO from Built for Speed

Martin Scorsese’s latest film Hugo is a weird mix of tween romance, gadget film, Oliver style orphan drama, slapstick comedy, cinema nostalgia and of course (being a Scorsese film) a redemption story.  This incongruous mix could have been a huge mess (some parts certainly fail to fire) but with Scorsese’s sure hand it holds together and offers something for kids

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Film review: THE DESCENDANTS from Built for Speed

The Descendants is the latest film for writer/director Alexander Payne who brought us the excellent Sideways back in 2004.  Like Sideways, The Descendants combines painful self-reflection, male mid-life crisis and quirky comedy for a slightly odd but engrossing view of middle class angst.  With The Descendants, Payne also adds potent family drama and a moving story of loss. Despite a

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Built for Speed: Playlist for 20th January 2012

PLAY LIST 20/1/2012  1.     COURTNEY LOVE – Mono 2.     YOU AM I – Fifteen 3.      THE DAMNED – Song.com 4.       YEAH YEAH YEAHS – Turn into 5.       CAPTAIN SENSIBLE – Wot 6.       28 DAYS – Rip it up 7.       HOODOO GURUS – I want you back 8.       DEREK AND THE DOMINOS – Bell Bottom Blues 9.       DEREK AND THE DOMINOS

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