The Importance of Villainy in the Arrowverse

There’s one thing that every superhero really needs in their story, even more than powers, and that’s a villain. Not just any old villain, but a good villain. One who not only poses a credible threat, but challenges everything that makes them a hero in the first place. Of the four CW shows that make up the DCTV universe, which ones did their villains correctly?…
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Is A Cure Ever Going To Be Viable For iZombie?

iZombie has been one of my surprise favourite shows since it first premièred three years ago, consistently well-written, funny and incredibly charming. Featuring a murder-solving zombie (seriously, just watch it), the idea of a cure for Liv Moore and the other zombies of Seattle has always been the series’ most prominent driving force and always promised to be a game changing discovery.…
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Slam Dunk Festival 2017 – Preview

Just two weeks away is the always fun-packed Slam Dunk Festival; one of the shining jewels in the UK festival season. Taking place over three separate dates and locations (Midlands [Birmingham NEC] – Saturday 27th May, North [Leeds City Centre] – Sunday 28th May & South [Hatfield Forum] – Monday 29th May) the festival has an impressively diverse line-up with its 8 stages having something to offer for anyone whose ever worn Converse or sported an emo fringe.…
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Is Different But Still Awesome

Any film that follows up the surprise smash hit Guardians of the Galaxy is put in an inherently difficult position, with the shadow of the original looming ominously. Should audiences be given more of the same and risk it becoming stale, or try something different and potentially lose the magic that made the first movie so beloved?…
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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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