Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Chris' Film Club: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

The theme for the Film Club this week is George Clooney films, so we start with the modern classic O Brother, Where Art Thou? A Coen Brothers film full of wit, pathos and a cracking soundtrack, it sees Clooney, John Turturro and Tim Blake Nelson escape from a chain gang in the 1930s and hunt down an elusive treasure. Based loosely on Homer's Odyssey, it features all manner of weird and wonderful characters.

Also starring John Goodman, Holly Hunter and Charles Durning, the trailer can be seen below.

New Music Playlist w/c 22nd April 2014 & this week's featured track by @Palomafaith

Hi Drivetimers

As yesterday was a bank holiday, here is our new music playlist for the forthcoming week:

Alicia Keys - It's On Again (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Annie Drury - Some Day
Bernhoft - Come Around
Caro Emerald - Coming Back As A Man
Chrissie Hynde - Dark Sunglasses
Chromeo - Jealous (I Ain't With It)
Coldplay - Magic
Damon Albarn - Heavy Seas Of Love
DJ Cassidy (feat. Robin Thicke & Jessie J) - Calling All Hearts
Embrace - Follow You Home
Foy Vance with Bonnie Raitt - You And I
John Smith - There Is A Stone
Josh Record - For Your Love
Kian Egan - I'll Be
Kylie Minogue - I Was Gonna Cancel
Lily Allen - Our Time
Lisa Stansfield - So Be It
Luke Sital-Singh - Greatest Lovers
Michael Bolton featuring Leona Lewis - Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
Mike Oldfield - Moonshine
Molly - Children Of The Universe
Neil Finn - Dizzy Heights
Paloma Faith - Only Love Can Hurt Like This
Paul Carrack - I'm Losing You
Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - D.I.Y
Prince & Zooey Deschanel - FALLINLOVE2NITE
Ray LaMontagne - Supernova
Seth Lakeman - Last Rider
Ward Thomas - The Good and the Right

Items in BOLD are new additions

This week's featured track is Only Love Can Hurt Like This by Paloma Faith:

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Tatyana's Film Club: Pacific Heights

As Chris is on holiday, filling his Film Club curator shoes is the elegant and sublime Tatyana Colombo.  All this week she has chosen films starring Michael Keaton.

Today's film is Pacific Heights, starring Melanie Griffith, Matthew Modine and Michael Keaton.  This is a tense, almost Hitchcockian thriller about a couple who work hard to renovate their dream house and become landlords to pay for it. Unfortunately one of their tenants has plans of his own.  Here is the trailer:

St Albans Operatic Society Presents Annie @StAlbansOpSoc

Julie, Julia and Evie popped in to see Danny this evening to tell us all about St Albans Operatic Society's brand new production of Annie.

Evie, who plays Annie and has the very famous dog 'Sandy' as a partner is crime, says that the phrase ' never work with children or animals' isn't true. She says working with children and animals is more fun, however without them you do get more done!

The show begins on the 28th April at Alban Arena and runs until 3rd of May.  All performances start at 7.30pm, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm.

  • Standard Adult: £17.50 
  • *Concessionary Adult/Child: £15.50 
  • **Restricted View: £10.00 
  • Monday Preview night £10 All Tickets (No concession apply) 

Go to http://www.saos.org.uk/stalbans/musical/annie/ to book your tickets now!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Tatyana's Film Club: Batman

As Chris is on holiday, filling his Film Club curator shoes is the elegant and sublime Tatyana Colombo.  All this week she has chosen films starring Michael Keaton.

Today's film is Michael Keaton's second collaboration with Director Tim Burton, the 1989 smash hit Batman.  With an all-star cast including Jack Nicholson, Kim Basinger, Jerry Hall and Jack Palance - this cinematic version of the story of the Caped Crusader is visually stunning and positively oozing with Tim Burton's unique style.  Here is the trailer: