The popular superhero series makes its return this October.
Before 'Arrow' hit the small screen and became one of television's most popular superhero shows, you'd be hard-pressed to find somebody who hadn't read DC Comics and knew who the heroic Green Arrow was. Now, he's a household name, played by Stephen Amell, and one of the most popular characters to come from DC's world.
Michael Emerson will join 'Arrow' in its sixth season
Six seasons deep, The CW has enjoyed varying amounts of success when it comes to critical reception to their stories. Seasons 1-2 for example were seen as brilliant displays of what magic can be done with a world such as this one, but seasons 3 and 4 were less well-received. Season 5 looked to be heading in the right direction once more and so, when it comes to the upcoming sixth season, there's a lot of high expectations.
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Hey, look at me! A gay kid got beaten to death in Laramie, Wyoming, so let's go there and interview people... and write a play using their words.
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Sclock-horror maestro Roger Corman constantly reminded his writers of the vital importance of the first ten minutes of a film. That's when you capture the audience and set the tone for the entire film. Many filmmakers waste time with a useless montage or shots of a cityscape, etc. With the new horror film "Saw," we start exactly when the characters do: we suddenly wake up in a bathtub full of water in a dark room with no memory of how we got there. It's literally a birth into a new and uncertain world.
Two other recent films started this way, "Cube" and "Dark City," and both have become cult classics. "Saw" may be destined for the same.
First-time writer/director James Wan and co-writer/actor Leigh Whannell unfold their story slowly, giving information only as it's required -- or when it's unexpected. Adam (Whannell) climbs out of the bathtub and takes in his surroundings. It's a disgusting industrial bathroom with lots of huge pipes winding all over the walls and ceiling. He has no shoes on and his ankle is locked and chained to one of the pipes. A man lies in a pool of blood in the middle of the floor, a gun in one hand and a tape recorder in the other. A third man, a live one, Dr. Lawrence Gordon (Cary Elwes) is chained to the opposite side of the room.
Continue reading: SAW Review
What's new in the music world this week?
'Sounds of Silence' was released on this day (January 17th) in 1966.
Listen to Alex Bayly performing 'Animal'.
Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.
'Leave Home' was released on this day (January 10th) in 1977.
For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.
Celebrating the birthday of David Bowie with his most legendary songs.