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The Urban Shepherd

The Urban Shepherd

I'm fully qualified in Urban Agriculture
Associated tags : entertainment, film articles, sociology

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The Urban Shepherd

The Urban Shepherd

Yet another comment box of Planet Earth
The Urban Shepherd The Urban Shepherd
Articles : 16
Since : 01/03/2012
Category : Movies, TV & Videos

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How 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' brings the magic of good Exposition back into film

How 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' brings the magic of good Exposition back into film

Like most fanfare revolving around Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this piece begins not just with a spoiler warning, but with an actual spoiler. From particular shots to well executed twists, it’s a miracle that so much from Disney’s latest pay-off actually remains in the brain. For myself however, picking a favourite moment offered little conte
How ‘Warcraft’ and the Blizzard logo could define the next era of Blockbuster cinema

How ‘Warcraft’ and the Blizzard logo could define the next era of Blockbuster cinema

In less than a decade, Marvel went from licensing out their characters to one of the most formidable Hollywood movie studios. Could the upcoming Warcraft movie send Blizzard in the same direction? Preceding my re-watch of Star Wars: The Force Awakens (the write-up of which received a very positive response – my sincerest thanks!) was a slog of tr
A lifetime of character building: Exploring the canonicity of David Bowie's alter-egos

A lifetime of character building: Exploring the canonicity of David Bowie's alter-egos

Well, looks like SOMEONE hasn't been taking their protein pills... Before the notification on my iPad had finished ringing with the news of David Bowie’s death, “Blackstar” was already queued up. Most music nerds probably reacted in such shock, but for me it was equally a kickback of guilt, since I’d already waited nearly 48 hours before li
Lost and Found on the Hardrive: Crystal Fighters Interview

Lost and Found on the Hardrive: Crystal Fighters Interview

This here is an interview I conducted with Crystal Fighters back in November 2010; during their tour with Foals and just a little while after the release of their debut album Star of Love. It was originally published on Mewbox, a blog for an android music app that just...disappeared. Up until recently I shyed away from strict Q&A interviews, preffe

Complete List of Film Reviews and Interviews.

Though it's encompassed a little less of my time and energy than music, I've also dabbled in the medium's celluloid cousin, focusing mainly on reviews of foreign and independent DVD releases, but occasional film screenings, festivals and even conducting the occasional interview. Also unlike my Music publication history these have been isolated to o
Reefer Remakes: Thomas The Dank Engine and Friends

Reefer Remakes: Thomas The Dank Engine and Friends

Alright listen up. I hate remakes. It's at best nostalgia gone awry, it's at worst repeating history to make money. Is it any mystery that in the ratio of good to bad remakes, the best are in short supply and the worst are not only more numerous, but often so terribly unforgiveable or forgettable? If I had any say, we'd only have remakes under thre
Dear Cadbury, your advert sucked and I really enjoyed it

Dear Cadbury, your advert sucked and I really enjoyed it

In the opening seminar of an advertising unit I did last year, we as a class were asked why we'd chosen the subject. Most answered "Well, I want to work in advertising...", which is funny considering the first thing we learnt was how toxic a degree is to getting an advertising job, where senior employees prefer to mould their mindmoulders from scra
The Vision of Escaflowne: an anime that managed to meld philosophy with romance

The Vision of Escaflowne: an anime that managed to meld philosophy with romance

Anime's three biggest selling points: Giant robots, pretty boys & philosophical determinism! As I type, the #1 name in American anime publishing, Funimation, are on the edge of reaching their primary $150,000 kickstarter goal to create a new HD dub for The Vision of Escaflowne . This being the 20th anniversary of the series, it’s hard to conceive
When websites turn against me #1: The Oatmeal

When websites turn against me #1: The Oatmeal

Part of the joy of the super culture that is the WWW is it's perpencity to mock superficial faults in our behaviour, and our ability to laugh along with them. Generally this requires only the smallest bit of salt as far as we're concerned, but there's that rare time when the particulars are so particular I fear the websites in question have formed

Complete List of Music Reviews and Interviews

Last Updated 10/06/2013 Articles written for Rhythmcircus: Reviews of Releases All The Saints // Intro Into Fractions - 10/02/2012 The Architects // The Here and Now - 30/01/2012 Crazy Arm // Union City Breath - 03/10/2012 Crystal Castles // Crystal Castles III - 11/03/2012 Crystal Fighters // Cave Rave - 29/05/2013 Don Broco // Priorities - 17/08/