Sunday, 25 September 2016

Newsletter w/c Sept 25th

TALK BACK - NEWSLETTER W/c September 25th


Every Sunday we'll update you on the special shows on Secklow Sounds.
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W/c September 25th 2016,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...


MONDAY September 26th "THE STICKS WITH TERRY SULLIVAN" - FEATURING MARK THOMAS and ELLIE JANE

The Sticks goes back in time to the 60's

Joining Terry Sullivan on this week’s Sticks show is 60’s Legend Wayne Fontana lead singer of the Mindbenders plus what’s on this week in MK and surrounding areas. 

The Sticks show can be heard at 10am Mondays. Tune in via the Secklow Sounds web site or via the TuneIn radio app.
thesticks9@gmail.com
Twitter: @thesticks9
Contact Terry with requests, dedications, shout-outs
Twitter: @thesticks9 Email: thesticks@secklowsounds.org






TUESDAY September 27th - "SOUNDTRACKS” with TONY CARTY – NEW RELEASES and PETER FINCH

SOUNDTRACKS remembers the fine actor PETER FINCH in the week of the centenary of his birth.  There’ll also be music from new movies such as Mechanic Resurrection, Don’t Breathe, the upcoming Pierce Brosnan film I.T. and Howard Lovecraft and the Frozen Kingdom plus others.
Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Thursday 2pm, Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
Catch past shows on Mixcloud









A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:

The stock of ALL the past SOUNDTRACKS shows (over 200!) on a variety of topics RIGHT HERE










THURSDAY September 29th - Transition 3 - 4pm 

David Stimson talks business and young enterprise on Thursdays 3 - 4.










Sunday, 18 September 2016

Newsletter w/c Sept 18th

TALK BACK - NEWSLETTER W/c September 18th


Every Sunday we'll update you on the special shows on Secklow Sounds.
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W/c September 18th 2016,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...


MONDAY September 19th "THE STICKS WITH TERRY SULLIVAN" - FEATURING MARK THOMAS and ELLIE JANE

The Sticks goes from The Red Shed to Clocks

Joining Terry Sullivan on this week’s Sticks show are Comedian Mark Thomas and local singer Ellie Jane, Terry will be playing Ellie’s single Clocks  plus what’s on this week in MK and surrounding areas. 

The Sticks show can be heard at 10am Mondays. Tune in via the Secklow Sounds web site or via the TuneIn radio app.
thesticks9@gmail.com
Twitter: @thesticks9
Contact Terry with requests, dedications, shout-outs
Twitter: @thesticks9 Email: thesticks@secklowsounds.org


TUESDAY September 20th - "SOUNDTRACKS” with TONY CARTY – SHOSTAKOVICH, COPLAND and FOLK

Dimitri Shostakovich and Aaron Copland were composers who were noted for their concert and classical works and were also providers of many films scores.  Soundtracks salutes them and also has something of a folk-music element.
Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Thursday 2pm, Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
Catch past shows on Mixcloud









A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:

The stock of ALL the past SOUNDTRACKS shows (over 200!) on a variety of topics RIGHT HERE










THURSDAY September 22nd - Transition 3 - 4pm 

David Stimson talks business and young enterprise on Thursdays 3 - 4.











Friday, 16 September 2016

Boost your life with some colour - says LifestyleMK's Audrey

LifestyleMK's Dr Audrey also appears as one of the Chrissy B Show (Sky 203)'s resident guest experts.  The Chrissy B Show is the UK's only TV show dedicated to Mental Health and Wellbeing.  

With the rain we've been having - how about some colour to bosot your life?  (and style!?) 

For the full episode:



and you can subscribe to Chrissy's channel here  or catch her show on Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 10pm, Sky 203 - and you might see Audrey too!

Meanwhile LifestyleMK is back for a new season on October 4th.  The girls Audrey and Gill are raring to go on Tuesdays from 7 - 8 with chat, tips and secrets on all aspects of life.  They are joined by their awesome team - Personal Trainer Robb, Vet Dr Jamie, Dating (disaster) Paula, and feature presenters Ro and Ashley.

Tune in from October 4th, or  - if you can't wait - catch past shows on Mixcloud.

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Kids are growing up fast in Brotherhood writes LifestyleMK's Tremayne Miller

Tremayne Miller, Film Critic
by Tremayne Miller
Film Critic: LifestyleMK & HeyUGuys

Brotherhood
Dir: Noel Clarke
Screenplay: Noel Clarke
With: Noel Clarke, Olivia Chenery, Ashley Thomas, Nick Nevern, Steven Cree, Tonia Sotiropoulou, Arnold Oceng, Aaron Eaton.

Running time: 1 hr, 45 min

Initial release: 29 August, 2016


British multihyphenate, Noel Clarke returns with "Brotherhood” to complete The Kidulthood Trilogy Series.
The Trilogy began with "Kidulthood" in 2006, followed by "Adulthood" in 2008.
“Kidulthood” kickstarted what Complex UK coined as the "British hood film movement," which analysed the lives of a group of disillusioned teenagers within west London. Directed by Menhaj Huda, with a script written by Noel Clarke, who starred in the film, then went on to direct the sequel “Adulthood.” "Adulthood" (2008) picks up 6 years after "Kidulthood," and follows Clarke, who is released from prison after being found guilty of murder.
In "BrotherhoodClarke reprises his role as the lead protagonist, Sam, which is scheduled for release in the UK to tie in with the 10-year anniversary release of the film "Kidulthood."
 “Brotherhood” is a powerful drama with the right balance of non-gratuitous violence and humour, a specific example of which is an “awkward comedy” moment, when Arnold Oceng, who plays Henry lies to his wife about who he’s on the phone to , and instead uses Tesco clubcard as a cover-up.  Comedy that’s written in such a way that it appears off-the-cuff is a high skill, and in heightened form scenarios are made much funnier as a result.
Before the private screening of Brotherhood got underway Noel Clarke, who introduces it says it felt like his debut, and that this time around it was about him collecting all the things from the other two movies that were right.
Echoes of Clarke being a father of three in real life are dotted throughout, one example being when Henry (Arnold Oceng) defends Sam from the baddies, leading them to believe that his son’s ninja turtle toy stowed underneath his non-gangster type jacket is a gun!
I was stunned to learn that “Brotherhood” is the only British Trilogy in existence but felt it a well put together movie in its own right, where one responds most favourable towards Sam, as if you are his  sidekick. Rest assured you will get up from your cinema seat with the biggest urge to immediately catch back to back the first two films in the sequence!'

 

The Guardian headline on 9 September readsBrotherhood actor Aaron Eaton dies days after film's release.’ The 29-year-old played Teardrop in the third installment of The Kidulthood Films.


The cause of Eaton’s death remains unclear but the film’s director, Noel Clarke and the grime rapper Stormzy, who also appear in the movie, were among those to pay tribute.

Eaton, who lived in south London, was nominated for best actor prize at the International Achievement Recognition awards for the role he played in the 2015 British film Awol – Absent Without Love.

Brotherhood began its preview run on 28 August and grossed £971,000 in its first few days of release, with a total of£1.98 in the first week of opening.
c. Tremayne Miller


Monday, 12 September 2016

There's something evil afoot writes film critic Tremayne Miller

LifestyleMK's film critic and writer Tremayne Miller gives her insights on "Blair Witch"



Blair Witch

From the director of ‘You’re Next’ & ‘The Guest’

Adam Wingard
Rating: 15 Run Time: 89 minutes



Cast
• James Allen McCune as James Donahue
• Valorie Curry as Talia
• Callie Hernandez as Lisa
• Brandon Scott as Peter
• Wes Robinson as Lane
• Corbin Reid as Ashley


Blair Witch formerly sold under the false name of “The Woods” is directed by Adam Wingard and written by Simon Barrett. It is a direct sequel to 1999 film The Blair Witch Project, which follows a group of college students as they bravely head into the Black Hills Forest, in Maryland in order to uncover the mystery surrounding the disappearance of Heather, James’s sister.

Many believe there to be a connection to the legend of The Blair Witch.

Blair Witch – the sequel is presented in a similar vein to Paranormal Activity of 2007, an American Independent presented in the style of “found footage.”

The search party are at first hopeful, particularly when locals offer up their services, and guide them through the deepest, darkest part of the forest but as the nights wear thin the group is visited by an intimidating presence, and it isn’t long before it becomes a menacing reality.

During the filming of blair witch - the sequel, actors were provided with clues as to what their next location would be via messages in milk crates found by using Global Positioning Satellite systems. Individual instructions were then given to each of them, which they would use by way of helping them improvise actions throughout the course of the day.

The Blair Witch Project of 1999, relays the fictionalised story of three student filmmakers (Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams and Joshua Leonard) who disappear whilst on a hike in the Black Hills, intending to shoot a documentary on the local legend of The Blair Witch.

Viewers are then informed that the three were never to be heard of or seen again, despite video footage and sound equipment having been unearthed at the scene, this "recovered footage” is, in fact, the film the viewer is watching.

Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 was released on October 27, 2000, and another film was planned for the following year, however, it did not materialise.

The backstory for the film, a “faux legend,” was made up by filmmakers S├ínchez and Myrick, and it detailed The Curse of the Blair Witch in mocumentary form, which was then broadcast on the SciFi Channel in 1999 prior to the film’s release.

The mocumentary was to lead people into believing that the legend was true, least it did me and I recall a group of my friends teasing me about it at the Sixth Form college I was attending at the time in Derby, in Derbyshire!

Myrick and Sanchez were to develop the idea of paranormal activity after having seen lots of documentaries on the subject, which they found to be a lot scarier than average horror movies.

“Found footage” is scarcely tackled by modern horror these days, which is baffling when you consider the lengths technology has grown in recent years.

However, Hollywood’s interest in “found footage” has waned, at the same time that Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension is about to be released.

It is thought that it will be the final installment in this genre of “flagship franchise.”

A positive - “found footage” has never really fit into the Hollywood format, and was never meant to go mainstream. It will undoubtedly, however, always thrive within the realm of budding and broke filmmakers.

We, after all, live in a society where everyone who has an iPhone can gain access to a high definition camera.

But what’s now missing is “the blurring between fiction and reality,” as had been first promoted thanks to the aide of the Blair Witch mocumentary.

There’s something evil hiding in the woods… the Blair Witch. In cinemas on September 16.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=girSv9UH_V8 (trailer)

*On July 22, 2016, an official trailer for the Blair Witch – the sequel was screened at the San Diego Comic-Con.

The film is released on September 16, 2016.




(c) Tremayne Miller

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Newsletter - w/c Sept 11th

TALK BACK - NEWSLETTER W/c September 11th


Every Sunday we'll update you on the special shows on Secklow Sounds.
You can get in touch:
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W/c September 11th 2016,THIS WEEK'S PLAYLIST SPECIALS ON SECKLOW SOUNDS...


MONDAY September 12th "THE STICKS WITH TERRY SULLIVAN" - FEATURING MICK FLYNN

The Sticks goes from Australia to The Road to LA



Joining Terry Sullivan on this week’s Sticks show is Mick Flynn, lead singer of The Mixtures and the man intrumental in bringing Joe Dulce’s “Shaddup Your Face” and Co- writer of “Do The Conga”  for Black Lace  plus what’s on this week in MK and surrounding areas. 

The Sticks show can be heard at 10am Mondays. Tune in via the Secklow Sounds web site or via the TuneIn radio app.
thesticks9@gmail.com
Twitter: @thesticks9
Contact Terry with requests, dedications, shout-outs
Twitter: @thesticks9 Email: thesticks@secklowsounds.org


TUESDAY September 13th - "SOUNDTRACKS” with TONY CARTY – PURE IMAGINATION

With the sad passing of Gene Wilder, Soundtracks celebrates two great talents – the writer ROALD DAHL and the matte artist ALBERT WHITLOCK. 
Soundtracks: 1 hour Tues 10pm, repeats Thursday 2pm, Sunday midnight and Mon 11am
Catch past shows on Mixcloud





A TREASURY OF FILM MUSIC:

The stock of ALL the past SOUNDTRACKS shows (over 200!) on a variety of topics RIGHT HERE









THURSDAY September 15th - Transition 3 - 4pm 

David Stimson talks business and young enterprise on Thursdays 3 - 4.












In other news...

LifestyleMK attending the opening of The Parks Trust Floodplain Forest Nature reserve where TV Presenter and farmer, Adam Henson cut the ribbon.

Watch their coverage of the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oky_9thkFZI&feature=youtu.be


Monday, 5 September 2016

GRAND OPENING - The Parks Trust Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve


On Thursday 25th August 2016, Adam Henson, farmer and rural TV presenter, officially opened The Parks Trust’s new Floodplain Forest Nature Reserve, and LifestyleMK were delighted to be present.

The Parks Trust has converted 48 hectares of the Great Ouse Valley near Old Wolverton, Milton Keynes into the reserve, with the help of Hanson UK.  The transformation of the reserve began with an initial idea 20 years ago, with work commencing in 2007.

Watch LifestyleMK's video of the beautiful reserve here: CLICK HERE for LifestyleMK's video