The Dead Don’t Die is indie film darling Jim Jarmusch’s typically idiosyncratic take on the zombie movie. With a phenomenal cast that includes Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Steve Buscemi, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Sevigny, Iggy pop and Tom Waits this should have been a riot. While it has a few gruesome horror moments and flickers of humour, it rarely works asRead more
Scotty and Ruttsy are now on Southern FM every Sunday from 2 PM to 4 PM with their new show “Two Smokin’ Guns”. Here’s the second hour of their first show as broadcast on 88.3 Southern FM on 15 September 2019.Read more
The world of late-night TV talk shows has provided fruitful material for ‘behind the scenes’ satires and exposés with comedy classics like The Larry Sanders Show and tele-movies such as The Late Shift. Hosting a talk show appears to be an odd mix of empathy and narcissism in which the host is often a bigger star than the person they’reRead more
Teen comedy Booksmart is the slightly unexpected directorial debut for actress Olivia Wilde. Playing like a grungier Romy and Michelle and an indie American Pie with touches of Superbad, the film explores teen high school rituals in a refreshingly honest, insightful and ballsy manner. The film sees nerd besties Molly (Beanie Feldstein) and Amy (Kaitlyn Deaver) preparing to crown theirRead more
Did television clowns Zig and Zag really break the King Street bridge while trying to crack a coconut? Who would have succeeded King Edward the Second if he’d been Irish?
These and many other questions are answered by “Historical John” in this podcast from the 8 July 2019 edition of “A Newsman and his Music” on 88.3 Southern FM.