#24 – September 2009

Posted in Issues, Magazine
By Sam Bathe on 26 Aug 2009

This month the whole world has been talking about one film; Avatar. Bracing our cover after Fox hosted an unparallelled ‘Avatar Day’ run of preview footage screenings, James Cameron’s game-changing epic is rightly causing a stir. We bring you the lowdown on what the screened scenes can tell us about the finished product, and whether Avatar really will set us forth in a new age for the silver screen. We also preview the upcoming film adaptation of the iconic Fantastic Mr. Fox, sea-bound horror Triangle and ComicCon stand-out Kick-Ass. On the reviews side, it’s a very busy month. We rule over Inglourious Basterds, Funny People, Adventureland, The Hurt Locker, Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1 plus a couple more. The real UK release you should be excited about this month, however, is (500) Days Of Summer, and after giving the film a perfect 5 stars a few weeks ago, we uncover why Marc Webb’s directorial debut is the saviour of romantic comedies.

Delphic have taken over our stereo of late, so we thought it was about time to give the Manchester electro-pop-rock band some column inches. Aside the new bands, the tail end of August running into September also sees a number of indie favourites debut new records so we’ll give you our verdict on new albums from Arctic Monkeys, The Cribs, Jamie T and Juliette Lewis. Plus there’s our verdict after catching Deep Sea Diver in Chicago for a live show.

On the art front we feature the monstrous work of Hylton Warburton while for the fashion geeks out there, Pawel Fabjanski and Hannah Bacalla provide some devilish Autumn looks.

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