This Week's DCMG Digest


Here's a round up of all the new articles this week on The DreamCage and AlbieMedia websites...

On The DreamCage - https://www.thedreamcage.com/

"Back in 2001 - at the innocent age of 12 - it felt like Halo was providing a glimpse into the future of video games." 

Chris Orr jumps into slipspace with memories of Halo: Combat Evolved and how it made him the man he is today...



"a reasonably enjoyable bit of nonsense, with a few highlight moments, but no belly laughs."

Marc Nash may need to wash his hands after watching Sex Education on Netflix...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2020/03/tv-sex-education.html


"In times of crisis, whether personal or global pandemic based, there is something to be gained from watching films that are familiar, that you may have viewed hundreds of times before, but that bring you comfort in the dark days that either you or humanity in general are facing."

Steve Taylor-Bryant rewatched the National Treasure films...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2020/04/film-national-treasures-2004-2007.html



"As a saga of police corruption and violent, urban gangster life, The Beast gives us a story of which Scorsese would be proud."

Available on Digital release from Monday thanks to Signature Entertainment, Ren Zelen watched The Beast...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2020/04/film-beast.html


"I was expecting the usual action-flick fireworks of running around, shouting, bright colours and explosions. Instead I got a miniature guóhuà masterpiece of desolate, inevitable, tranquillity."

Susan Omand catches The Last Ferry from Grass Island...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2020/04/short-film-last-ferry-from-grass-island.html


"This is an incredibly tense, emotional movie, stuffed with great acting and beautifully morose scenes."

It's the End of the Week as we know it and Nate McKenzie still feels fine as he gives us five more recommendations for End of the World films to watch this weekend...


https://www.thedreamcage.com/2020/04/films-its-end-of-week-as-we-know-it.html


On 26th December 2019, 627 pieces of Classic Doctor Who content were made available to Britbox subscribers. Every Sunday in 2020, our Doctor Who expert, Tony Cross, looks back at some of the classic stories.

Here are Tony's thoughts on...


The Silurians (7 Episodes)
The Ambassadors Of Death (7 Episodes)
Inferno (7 Episodes)



Meanwhile on AlbieMedia - https://www.albiemedia.com/

"Occasionally you stumble across music in your life which has an immediate effect on you, body and soul."

David Ames shares some of the songs that have played an important part in his own personal soundtrack. Today he pushes the boat out for Bowsprit by Balmorhea...


https://www.albiemedia.com/2020/03/sotd-important-songs-balmorhea.html


"An upbeat record, well constructed and with a great chorus that doesn’t get old or repetitive. In my view at least."

Jimmy Hunter's #SotD80 this week is from Average White Band...


https://www.albiemedia.com/2020/04/sotd80-average-white-band.html


"When you think about Lloyd Cole, what music comes to mind? Lost Weekend maybe? Perfect Skin? Brand New Friend?"

Thirty years after release, Susan Omand listens to Lloyd Cole's debut solo album...


https://www.albiemedia.com/2020/04/turn-that-noise-down-lloyd-cole.html


Find this week's contributors on Twitter

@TheDavidMAmes
@JimJamGin
@OmandOriginal
@STBwrites
@CircusJump_
@Lokster71
@21stCScribe
@Orr_Man_Worcs

@RenZelen


and our Podcasting partners @WasThisAlways