#18 – March 2009

Posted in Issues, Magazine
By Sam Bathe on 27 Feb 2009

Arguably the most anticipated film of the whole year, and without doubt set to be a box office storm, graphic novel adaptation Watchmen hits the cinema, and we’ve got one of the very first full reviews for you to sink your teeth into. Elsewhere in film, we examine how the Oscars voting system is letting some fantastic filmmakers down, we preview alien capers Planet 51 and Monsters Vs. Aliens and review the fantastic American Teen, which at last gets a release in the UK, low-budget horror Hush and high-budget thriller The International. Continuing our monthly DVD giveaway trend, this month we’re offering up Futurama: Into The Wild Green Yonder.

In our music section, the next great talent out of Long Beach, California, and recently chosen by Beck as his new touring guitarist, Jessica Dobson and her solo outfit Deep Sea Diver, take centre with the forthcoming release of their debut EP ‘New Caves’. Elsewhere we review new records from Red Light Company, The Von Bondies and U2, plus live shows from The Cribs and Late Of The Pier.

Our art feature this issue comes from contributor of the month, Cale Atkinson. Producing fantastically imaginative designs, Cale is quickly garnering the reputation he deserves. Stepping out of the cold and into the summer, Jaime Martinez’s wonderful style spread lets you forget about the cold winter and start thinking about your summer trend.

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