Everybody Wants Some!!

Release Date – 13th May 2016 Everybody Wants Some is an aimless but enjoyable comedy which charms while failing to excite. The latest film from Boyhood director Richard Linklater, Everybody Wants Some follows a group of college baseball players in the days leading up to the start of the academic year. There is little in…

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The Door – Game of Thrones – S06 E05

*SPOILERS* This week’s review of Game of Thrones has been conceived at the hands of Pete Bartholomew, a name we hope to see more from at The Panoptic. It’s a detailed review with much to say, so I’ll not distract any further from it. The fifth instalment in Game of Thrones’ sixth season has an intriguing…

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Headspace – Issues

Release Date – 20th May 2016 “Michael Jackson, Limp Bizkit and Meshuggah meet in the studio for a jam session…” If the above statement sounds like the start of a cruel joke lampooning music genres, it’s probably time to forget all of your preconceptions and listen to Issues’ latest album, Headspace. Those already familiar with…

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The Colour in Anything – James Blake

Release Date – 6th May 2016 There has long been rumour of a curse that accompanies winning the Mercury Prize. Despite a cash prize of £20,000 and unprecedented album sales spikes following a win, recipients of the award can fade into obscurity or deliver a less than impressive follow up to their award winning album.…

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Oathbreaker – Game of Thrones – S06 E03

*SPOILERS* This week’s Game of Thrones review comes courtesy of Scott Reynolds, who is very much clued in on the show. Worry not, there’s nothing regarding the books, but it is certainly filled with spoilers for the show.   If this week’s episode had to be described in as few words as possible, I would quote Ser Davos and…

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Home – Game of Thrones – S06 E02

*SPOILERS* This week saw a strong episode featuring two (fairly) major deaths, and two Stark(ish) returns – sound good? The episode begins with the return of Bran Stark after his season-long hiatus, who, now with the Three-eyed Raven, is shown Winterfell from when his father, Ned, was a boy. In the vision, we are shown…

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Sleep Cycle – Deakin

Release Date – 6th April 2016 It’s been a long time since Animal Collective’s Deakin (Josh Dibb) opened up a Kickstarter project to raise funds for a solo album in 2009. Finally, the 7 year long ordeal is over and despite the wait and unrealistically high expectations, the project somehow has its happy ending. There has…

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