The Maine’s Lovely Little Lonely Is A Strong Evolution of Style and Sound

One of the first things I notice about Lovely Little Lonely, sixth studio album from The Maine, is its incredibly smooth and very deliberate construction. I don’t normally like to review track-by-track, but this album warrants an exception to the rule. For example, “Lovely”, “Little” and “Lonely” make up the album’s three title tracks, serving as creative interludes that allows the various moods and styles to flow together in a way that makes the album feel much more like a long, coherent thought process than a simple collection of songs.…
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Essential European Music Festivals 2017

With Coachella just finished we are well and truly ready to start this year’s festival season. While summer is still a month or so away, now is the perfect chance to work out which of the many musical weekenders are worth your time, money and energy. We at PURPLE CAMERA are here to sort the top-tier European Festivals from the rest of the rabble.…
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What Music We’re Listenin’ To – April 2017

Music is pretty great. A soundtrack for living. Without it, life would be a lot quieter. But with an excess of new, old, popular and obscure aural delights available to the average internet-connected listener, it sometimes becomes exhausting and downright overwhelming to track down some new quality playlist fodder. So while some might be more than happy listening to ‘Hotline Bling’ by Drake (or whatever 2015 staple you might prefer) on endless repeat for the rest of forever, we at Purple Camera have some alternative suggestions based on what we’ve been plugged into over the past month.…
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The Flash and Supergirl Are Utterly Charming In “Duet”

The Flash and Supergirl are two things that need to come together more often. And if “Duet” proves anything, it’s that when you have a cast made up of musically talented actors, you bend reality itself to give them an opportunity to sing. Fortunately, doing so provided us with one of the most delightful episodes of the series, as theA Flash and Supergirl are forced to sing their way out of a magical coma.…
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Tackling Alien Immigration and Character Conflict, An Intense Supergirl Flies High

The introduction of the immigration topic through the use of aliens has been one of the more interesting threads of Supergirl‘s second season and that conversation comes to the forefront in last night’s “Exodus”, which couldn’t have been more interestingly timed if they’d tried. With actual character conflict and consequences, this makes for one of the season’s strongest episodes so far.…
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What Music We’re Listenin’ To – March 2017

Music is pretty great. A soundtrack for living. Without it, life would be a lot quieter. But with an excess of new, old, popular and obscure aural delights available to the average internet-connected listener, it sometimes becomes exhausting and downright overwhelming to track down some new quality playlist fodder. So while some might be more than happy listening to ‘Lenny Henry Sux’ by Dave The Rapper on endless repeat for the rest of forever, we at Purple Camera have some alternative suggestions based on what we’ve been plugged into over the past month.…
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The Flash And A Messy Relationship With Time Travel

At this point, it’s hard to imagine The Flash without time travel. So much of its three seasons have revolved around the concept, with the whole series actually instigated by the Reverse-Flash’s temporal machinations. The first half of this current season was motivated entirely by the consequences of Flashpoint and with time travel mostly beaten to death as a plot point by now, Barry’s accidental trip to the future at first seemed like more of the same.…
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Please Like Me‘s Finale is Painfully Raw But Kind Of Perfect

Last month, Josh Thomas confirmed that the recently aired Season 4 would be the final outing for Australian comedy Please Like Me, which Thomas both wrote and starred in. I only discovered the show last week and it took me only a week to finish. Similar to shows like You’re the Worst and Bojack Horseman, Please Like Me managed to be both hilarious as well as a devastating drama.…
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Comparing the Use of Stereotypes in Moonlight and Life on the Road

Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for both Moonlight and Life on the Road. On the face of it, recent Best Picture winner Moonlight and Ricky Gervais’s The Office spinoff Life on the Road appear to have very little in common. One is a metaphor-filled, symbolic journey of a man’s struggles in black America whilst the other is a mockumentary about the fading dreams of a middle-class white British man.…
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Leviathan Wakes Concludes as Caliban’s War Begins On The Expanse

An interesting surprise of The Expanse was the choice to spread original book Leviathan Wakes over two seasons instead of one. The usual expectation in a book to television adaptation would be one season per book, similar to the first few seasons of Game of Thrones, but it wasn’t until last week’s “Home” and yesterday’s “Paradigm Shift” that we saw the effective conclusion of Leviathan Wakes and the beginning of Caliban’s War.…
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