This Week on the DCMG Websites


Here's a round up of all the new articles this week, including the start of our annual Hallow-vent Calendar, on The DreamCage and AlbieMedia websites...

Monday 30th September

On The DreamCage

Next week's Empire Gala presentation at London Film Festival is Bad Education. Our incredibly well-educated Ren Zelen watched the film...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/09/film-bad-education.html

On AlbieMedia

AlbieMedia's Song of the Day (SotD) is our choice of a single or album track that we think you need to hear. Susan Omand may well not survive this one...

https://www.albiemedia.com/2019/09/sotd-gregorian.html


Tuesday 1st October

On The DreamCage

Happy October! And for us here at The DreamCage, that means only one thing, THE HALLOW-VENT CALENDAR IS BACK!! David Ames' choice for Day 1 is The Ritual...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-1-ritual.html

With the spell-binding anthology of witchy short stories Hex Life now out from Titan Books, we are lucky enough to get a top 13 (naturally) from the anthology editors, here's A Coven of Our Favorite Witches by Rachel Autumn Deering & Christopher Golden...


Steve Taylor-Bryant gets angry watching Antarctic Traces, directed by Michaela Grill, on this weekend at London Film Festival...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/short-film-antarctic-traces.html

On AlbieMedia

Daniel White headed back to the opera recently, courtesy of his local cinema, and watched Rigoletto On The Lake...

https://www.albiemedia.com/2019/10/review-rigoletto-on-lake.html


Wednesday 2nd October

On The DreamCage

"although it obviously had a very low budget, everything I have seen from it looked beautiful"

David Ames' choice for Day 2 of Hallow-vent is St Agatha...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-2-st-agatha.html

Daniel White discovered a whole new world as he watched the new Disney live-action remake of Aladdin...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/film-aladdin.html

"Well, darn it if the Koreans don’t continue to demonstrate that they can make top-notch films in just about any genre."

Ren Zelen watched The Dude In Me at London Film Festival...




Thursday 3rd October

On The DreamCage

"It had a very occultish look and seemed to suggest that there would be some strange cult-like activity - something I am always for in a horror movie."

Day 3 of David Ames' Hallow-vent Calendar is The Heretics...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-3-heretics.html

"a black, not to say bleak, comedy about obsession, here concerning a man who develops an inexplicable and unhealthy mania regarding a second-hand deerskin jacket"

Ren Zelen gets her coat and watches Deerskin at London film Festival...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/film-deerskin.html

On AlbieMedia

"We call this series of articles Turn That Noise Down as a mocking nod to something our parents may have said at the time because what we’re reviewing is so old but for the first time in doing these articles the title is actually true, my mum screamed it up the stairs."

Thirty years on, Steve Taylor-Bryant remembers the Nine Inch Nails album Pretty Hate Machine...

https://www.albiemedia.com/2019/10/turn-that-noise-down-nine-inch-nails.html


"There are, however, some records that need no introductions for certain generations and certain fans - this is one of them."

For SotD79 this week, Jimmy Hunter's choice is the Fleetwood Mac song Tusk...


https://www.albiemedia.com/2019/10/sotd79-fleetwood-mac.html




Friday 4th October

On The DreamCage

" Today’s series is one that I first saw a trailer for in 2014 and have since scoured everywhere trying to find a copy."

Day 4 of David Ames' Hallow-vent Calendar is Another...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-4-another.html

"This is certainly an original conceit for a crime film, even verging on the surreal, but interestingly enough, there actually is a whistling language on La Gomera."

Ren Zelen watched The Whistlers at London Film Festival...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/film-whistlers.html

For this week's And Why Not? podcast, Stuart Mulrain and guest John Tucker don't run 100 miles up a Tennessee mountain (or even the 60 mile "fun run") but instead watch a documentary about other people doing it, with The Barkley Marathons...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/podcast-and-why-not-barkley-marathons.html


Saturday 5th October

On The DreamCage

"We fear that which we don’t know or don’t understand a lot of the time, and we justify the unbelievable in order to assuage any of that irrational fear. Today’s movie deals with those types of justifications."

Day 5 of David Ames' Hallow-vent Calendar is Head Count...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-5-head-count.html

"Utterly charming, incredibly dark, brilliantly British."

Steve Taylor-Bryant watched the short film Nothing Important...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/short-film-nothing-important.html

"a fine balance of sombre, thought provoking film making, and fun but clever storytelling, giving a showcase full of emotion"

Kraig Taylor-Bryant reports back from his recent trip to Encounters Film Festival...

On AlbieMedia

"the height of 1979 disco fever, Summer absolutely smashes it out of the park with this offering"

Forty years on, Jimmy Hunter looks back at the Donna Summer album Bad Girls...


https://www.albiemedia.com/2019/10/ttnd79-donna-summer.html


Sunday 6th October

On The DreamCage

"a movie that pulls clich├ęs from multiple other similar horror movies and forces them together into an incoherent mess that feels less like a movie and more like a hostage negotiation where every element is screaming for help."

Day 6 of David Ames' Hallow-vent Calendar is The Bye Bye Man...

https://www.thedreamcage.com/2019/10/hallow-vent-day-6-bye-bye-man.html


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@JimJamGin

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@OmandOriginal
@Kraigandhismac
@RenZelen
@TheDavidMAmes
@TokenNerd
@DanielWBmouth

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