Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Sunday, June 26, 2016
A nice write-up about Brakes at theartsdesk.com, along with another film, Always, staring Timothy Spall and Juno Temple. The author praises both Julian and Julia's performance, along with Noel and Mercedes', along with the feel of the film:
"But there’s an honesty about it, a refreshingly anti-romcom spirit, and such humour that I’m expecting more from Grower. Away is released in cinemas in October, and hopefully Brakes will get the break it deserves and follow suit."
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Monday, June 20, 2016
Check out this Velvet Onion interview with Mercedes Grower about the 4-year journey that was the making of Brakes. Although Noel has mentioned it on occasion, I didn't realize it had been in the works for that long, nor how many of the "the gang" were involved. Oliver Ralfe and Joseph Lynn were also included in production. It sounds interesting and I hope the movie gets a chance to be seen.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
This review of Flowers is written by Chris Brosnahan on his blog here. I so loved this show and hope one day to buy the box set, but in the mean time, it's nice to see others' opinions of it. I still see it as a drama more than a comedy, no matter how dark it is labeled, but Chris mentions the humor of it. And he's not wrong. It's uncomfortable at times, and heartbreaking, but there is a certain amount of humor, also. Dark, understated humor. I just loved it.
"Personally, I'm grateful to everyone involved for getting it made. It’s beautiful, it’s heartfelt and it still manages to be incredibly, cruelly, funny. It’s one of the more nuanced depictions of depression that I've seen in some time and I suspect it will help some conversations that people need to have."
Friday, June 17, 2016
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
I follow Birdie on Twitter, so I've followed her thought this journey. It has to be so frustrating, caring so much and trying to make our world a better place, and yet it has to be like holding onto water sometimes. I'm glad these ladies are getting the recognition they deserve! Read about them here in the Guardian.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Loose Tapestries' new album is available now at Amazon and on iTunes! The album is full of Lux Com Painted Hawaii tunes, as well as some from An Evening With Noel Fielding. When I say available, I mean they are taking pre-orders for the vinyl, which will release on June 24th. ($23.99 for the album, $9.99 for the mp3)
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Noel's been painting again (this is just a sample--there are quite a few more). He's been running around doing this and that lately and I've noticed after he does that, he seems to spend a few days posting artwork. It must be his way to mentally come down when he's been "on" for a number of weeks. And then he posts it--on Instagram, on Twitter. Which is good!
Monday, June 6, 2016
Friday, June 3, 2016
So a few months back there was a picture of Noel dressed as Michael Jackson, and Mike as a monkey. Oh, my dear, what have you done? I see the humor in it, but I bet he's going to get some shit over this!
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
It's been announced that Set The Thames on Fire has set a theatrical UK release for September 16 and will be available on digital platforms on September 19, so maybe I will get to see it after all! Yeah! Read more about it here.