Releasing two classic albums in the early seventies to minor critical acclaim but non-existent commercial success in the US, reclusive singer-guitarist Rodriguez became something of a popular music myth. Examining his phenomenal popularity overseas and his music’s relative obscurity at home in the US, director Malik Bendjelloul goes in search of the story behind a man dubbed the ‘Mexican Bob Dylan.’
CSI: Las Vegas returns for Season 10, and the seedy location allows for some casino-based antics, wanderings in the desert, and enough dead prostitutes to start a zombie army. The American crime drama contains some good special effects, but even Morpheus can’t rescue the series from tired storylines and a lack of character development.
Another short-cartoon series from the people at Adult Swim, Metalocalypse is just as odd as you might expect. Playing like This Is Spinal Tap crossed with the most violent comic book you’ve ever read, it is simultaneously a celebration and send-up of heavy metal culture. Utilising an approach that is both daft and darker than coal, the series showcases not just the idiocy of its protagonists – petulant death metal band, Dethklok – but also the widest array of horrific concepts you’re ever likely to see. What’s worse; a man who eats live babies, or an irresponsible metal band running amok? Watching this DVD may be the only way to find out.
Thierry Guetta is obsessed with filming things. Whether it be the morning routine or a trip to the shops, the L.A. based Frenchman won’t let his camera miss it. But when his cousin, a French street artist known only as Space Invader, introduces Thierry to the temporary nature of his craft, suddenly his recordings take on new purpose. With street art fast becoming his obsession, Thierry sets his sights on the daddy of them all; Britain’s master prankster, Banksy. Little did Thierry know that it would be the elusive artist who ended up turning the camera on him…
Cliff Richard gets together with his ol’ buddies The Shadows to release a grandma-friendly DVD release just in time for Christmas. All the old classics are there, like, y’know… that one about Young Ones, and dolls that come to life to cry and walk at you. Why not buy it and figure out why the chamois-faced crooner is still so popular? Or maybe not.