I went to see Control (The story of Ian Curtis from the legendary Joy Division) on Sunday this past weekend. I was totally blown away by the film – it’s a definite go-see! The story was gripping, sad and at parts disturbing, while the cinematography was stunning. Check out the trailer!
Anton Corbjin directed Control with consultation of Ian Curtis’ widow and based on Debra Curtis’ book “Touching From A Distance”. Corbjin also directed a number of videos including “Never Let Me Down Again” by Depeche Mode (1987), “Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana (1993), “Lips Like Sugar” (first version) by Echo & the Bunnymen (1987), and “Atmosphere” by Joy Division (1988).
Corbjin doesn’t fall into the trap fo sensationalising Curtis’ death by hanging. He does a tasteful job of telling Curtis’ story. Go see it before it leave the cinema…it’s definitely worth it!
The time has come….we have been waiting since their ground-breaking album Loveless released through Creation Records in 1991! Now, fast-forward to 2007, and My Bloody Valentine are set to make a comeback in 2008 with a string of 3 live gigs scheduled next summer:
London Roundhouse (June 20th, 2008)
Manchester Apollo (June 29th, 2008)
Glasgow Barrowland(July 2nd, 2008)
I know everyone is saying what I am right now – “…haven’t they been working on a new album / comeback forever?”. It’s like an indie music soap opera – new albums being finished and trashed, nervous breakdowns, appearances in other project, etc. I will definitely have my fingers crossed for this one and hopefully after 17 years they won’t let us down.
As we strolled along King West, we popped into the Starbucks to see if they had any of their highly addictive pumpkin scones (they are like crack). We were eyeballing the pastries, which unfortunately didn’t include our much sought after scone, but we noticed that Mike Meyers was standing at the cream / milk filling area. He must be filming in the city, but rumour has it, he has been spotted hanging around King West a few times recently. We hope to see you again Mike!!!
I went to see the play ‘Sweeney Todd’ last night at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. It was a dark, macabre musical about a psychotic barber – well acted…especially the actress who played Mrs. Lovett! Check it out while its still playing – but remember its really twisted, disturbing and dark!