Sunday, 1 October 2017

'IT' miniseries Part 2 commentary

You can't keep a good clown down!

That's the revelation we're facing this week, as we draw to a close our month-long coverage of the tale of much beloved joker, jester, all-round sillybob: Pennywise the Dancing Clown. Returning to the mean sewers of Derry, we sit down to discuss the second half of the 1990 miniseries adaptation of 'IT'. What follows can be both described as shambolic and delightful, so get ready to go on a journey with us through the cosmos, throwing a wink at The Turtle and attempting to answer the ultimate question - what the ruddy heckers is going on with Big Bill's hair?

'IT' miniseries Part 2 commentary

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

'IT' miniseries Part 1 commentary

WHINE+SPACE go back to the well, as we throw off the ghost of all this new fangled #ITmovie claptrap and return to a mouth-wateringly spicy curry - TIM CURRY, that is!

Yes, our look back at various Stephen King adaptations marches on, and after the unreasonably good theatrical adventure earlier this month, we’re casting our gaze over the TV miniseries, slicing it up into two distinct parts. What do we make of the novel-faithful cross-cutting structure? Is The Lovers Gang successfully captured? And who do we pick in 2017’s biggest Clown-Off?

'IT' miniseries Part 1 commentary

Sunday, 10 September 2017

The Stephen King Adaption Project- 'IT (2017)' review

The circus is coming to town!

Yes, the days are long, hot and school is officially out for summer. But WHINE+SPACE aren’t resting on our sun loungers, not one bit - we’re tooling up and heading down into the metaphorical sewers of critical analysis! With us both beholding a brand new adaptation of a book we adore, can this massive, multi-faceted tome make its way to the screen with its soul intact? Can it at least clear the hurdle of the Tim Curry-starring miniseries?

There’s only one way to find out - Hi yo, Silver awayyyyyy!

Monday, 4 September 2017

'Twin Peaks revival- Part 17 & 18' review


That was...different. Join @billowl and @ChrisSykes108 as we dive into the two part finale of Twin Peaks: Season 3; The Return of the revival! Will Annie get her nursing degree? Will Little Nicky finish first in the triathlon? Can Donna work out who’s stealing drugs from the pharmacy? Find out, as WHINE+SPACE lay down our first reactions to what may be the last Peaks ever!

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Twin Peaks revival - ‘Part 16’ review

The penultimate episode of the return of the revival of season 3 is here and it did not disappoint! In fact, you could argue that it delivered ONE HUNDRED PERCENT. But the long awaited return of Special Agent Dale Cooper was very far from the only treat we had in store for us - so strap in as we discuss the satisfyingly lame death of Dickhead Horne, try and divide our Doppelgängers from our Face Removers and also something inconsequential happens with Audrey too

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

'Twin Peaks' revival- Part 15 review

It was another packed episode of ‘Twin Peaks’ this week, so get ready for WHINE+SPACE to flail about uncontrollably as we try and tackle all the crazy threads running throughout Part 15. How did Phillip Jeffries become a kettle and does he enjoy it? Is Steven tweaking, or just high on life? How adept is Dougie at DIY? Am I Judy?

Find out the answers to all these questions and SO may more - as we discuss Season 3, Part 15!

Thursday, 17 August 2017

'Daniel Craig Will Return'

He's ummed. He's ahhhed. But now Dannii Craig has either shat or got off the pot, because he's finally, officially, no really, dropped the official sick knowledge that he will indeed return as The James in the next James Bond Franchise Film. But what took him so long? Who else was in the frame? What kind of seedy deal did Craig strike with the icy Babs Brocoli?

There's only one way to be sure.

Monday, 14 August 2017

'Twin Peaks' revival - Part 14 review

We’re getting into the final stages of Twin Peaks season 3 and things are well and truly hotting up - as shown by our complete inability to deliver a normal length episode! So, if you’ve got the stones to go the distance, buckle up for a rollercoaster ride as Andy meets another member of the emergency services, Gordon dreams of Belluci and Sarah Palmer hits the town for a messy night out

Monday, 7 August 2017

'Twin Peaks revival- Part 13' review

Is it future or is it past?

That's the question on our lips this week, as we wonder if Lynch and Frost have begun to show their hand on a story that will no doubt span all of time and space. But, moving past such frivolous theorising, we focus on the real meat of the episode: Sonny-Jim gets a jungle-Jim, Dougie gets a car, James gets ideas above his station, Mister C eyes up a nice new TV, Sarah freshens up her drink and Ed has some lovely soup.


Tuesday, 1 August 2017

'Twin Peaks revival - Part 12' review

Last week's Peaks was a blisteringly fast paced and jam-packed episode with momentous developments all over the place. Will Part 12 continue this trend? Will the tension wind even higher as we hurtle towards the show's climax?

The answer, of course, is no. Instead we're slowing things right down with a series of languid, hilarious, excruciatingly extended scenes that see us say hello to old friends, learn the language of love and test the limits of how much vodka one woman can carry to her car.