Spectre (2015 United Artists)

The Sam Smith theme tune is s**t, obviously, but the rest of Spectre is quite superior to most other 007 entries in the long and tortuous franchise going back to before most of us were even born. Heck, this may even be my favourite. If you’ve wanted a Bond film that successfully merges Craig’s gritty Casino Royale, with all the old school touches, look no further. Director Sam Mendes tries to create massive story-arcs that span 4 films! Adding to that he attempts to weigh in on Bond’s steely personality, giving him a back-story that almost turns him into Bruce Wayne. (Don’t laugh) In modern parlance, this is some deep s**t. [Read more…]

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Not Bad For A 69 Year Old

Yes, all the clichés are present and correct for a man born in 1947. This is a cross between “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” and “Free As A Bird” (which he produced) with maybe bits of other Beatle-esque flavours swirling around. But its quite remarkable such an old geezer can still release a very concise, new (well, 2015 is ‘new’ enough for highteadreams) recording with a voice that could pass for a guy in his 40s. (As well as playing all the instruments himself)

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