Author Archives: Chris Stagg

TFI90s 310518

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 31.05.18

Playlist:

The Stone Roses – I Wanna Be Adored

The Stone Roses – Fools Gold

Massive Attack – Unfinished Sympathy

Annie Lennox – Walking on Broken Glass

Manic Street preachers – You Stole the Sun from My Heart

Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit

Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy – Horny 98

Tom Jones & The Cardigans – Burning Down The House

Barenaked Ladies – One Week

Divine Comedy – Generation Sex

Skunk Anansie – Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)

Oasis – Some Might Say

Spice Girls – Wannabe

Terrorvision – Tequila

Spin Doctors – Two princes

Garbage – Stupid Girl

PJ & Duncan – Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble

Cher – Believe

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

Space – Avenging Angels

Jamiroquai – Virtual Insanity

Suede – Animal Nitrate

Beastie Boys – Intergalactic

Primal Scream – Loaded

Snow – Informer

Connells ’74-’75

Madonna – Justify My Love

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh prince – Summertime


TFI 90s 17.05.18

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 17.05.18

Playlist:

B*Witched – C’est La Vie

M People – Moving On Up

MN8 – I’ve Got A Little Something For You

Primal Scream – Loaded

Suede – Beautiful Ones

The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise

Gina G – Ooh Aah (Just A Little Bit)

Space – Female of the Species

Everything But the Girl – Missing

Peter Andre – Mysterious Girl

Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous

Mousse T vs Hot ‘n’ Juicy – Horny ’98

Lou Bega – Mambo No. 5

Faith No More – Easy

No Mercy – Where Do You Go

Haddaway – What Is Love?

The Real McCoy – Run Away

Rednex – Cotton Eye Joe

Supergrass – Alright

Oasis – Some Might Say

Mansun – Wide open Space

Reef – Place Your Hands

Jamiroquai – King for a Day

Roxette – Joyride

Lisa Stansfield – All Around the World

Skunk Anansie – Brazen (Weep)

Sinead O’Conner – Nothing Compares 2 U

Eternal feat. Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One


TFI 90s 24.05.18

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 24.05.18

Playlist:

Seal – Crazy

Mansun – Wide open Space

Madonna – Frozen

Prince – Cream

East 17 – Someone To Love

Haddaway – What Is Love?

The Offspring – The Kids Arn’t Alright

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

Big Mountain – Baby, I love Your Way

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins – It’s Like That

Kula Shaker – Hush

Faith No More – Easy

Mark Morrison – Return Of The Mack

No Mercy – Where Do You Go

Bjork – Play Dead

R.E.M – Nightswimming

Aswad – Shine

Stereo MC’s – Connected

Roxette – Joyride

Eternal feat Bebe Winans – I Wanna Be The Only One

Suede – Beautiful Ones

Simply Red – Stars

Crash test Dummies – Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground

Brandy & Monica – The Boy Is Mine

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Give It Away

Pulp – Disco 2000


Deadpool 2 Review

Last night I got to see Deadpool 2, and let me say straight away I did it for you guys. Yes of course I wanted to see the film, however I have a bad case of ‘man flu’ at the moment (YES IT’S A REAL THING!) and yet I went anyway so I can review it for you guys… aren’t I amazing!?… ahem, lets continue.

If you have seen Deadpool, then this film is exactly what you’d expect. Deadpool 2 is more of the same. Now that’s not necessarily a bad thing, if you enjoyed Deadpool – which I did, and my expectations were entirely fulfilled in Deadpool 2. Lots of jokes, lots of over the top violence and lots of self awareness / 4th wall breaking. Its a good enough film, but it’s not amazing. But then again, I didn’t expect it to be.

First off, some things I didn’t like. If I’m being hyper critical, I thought Deadpool 2 overdoes the self awareness a bit… When it works (which to be fair is most of the time) it works very well. However more than once it seem to jar and actually slow the flow of the story line. The worse thing for me was how serious it was in places. It was very sad and dealt with some really heartbreaking things… I just don’t want that from Deadpool – but hey, maybe that’s just me.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool is obviously perfectly cast. There’s nothing more I can say that hasn’t already been said. Like Robert Downy Jr is to Iron man, Ryan Reynolds is to Deadpool… He IS Deadpool. Zazie Beetz as Domino was a really good choice. She brings a lightness to both the humour and violence and seems to balance everything really well. If they make an X-Force film, she would be brilliant a s lead character.

The absolute run away Star though (and I’m not sorry to say he completely steels it from Ryan Reynolds) is Josh Brolin as Cable. Absolutely brilliant! They have really gone to the effort of making him look the part and doing the character research. He is a much needed dose of seriousness into the Deadpool insanity and he really anchors the whole thing together. I would absolutely love to see a Cable spin off. Something very dark and serious like a (decent) DC film. And Brolin could absolutely pull that off.

So is Deadpool 2, amazing, genius, revolutionary?… No – It isn’t. And it doesn’t try to be. But it is a very funny and very violent comedy/action/super hero film, and it’s a really good night out. If loved Deadpool, you’ll love this. But advanced warning for when it comes out to buy… it’s not for kids!

7/10 stars

@cw_stagg


W&S Ryan Winsley Interview

My interview with local Actor and DJ Ryan Winsley, where we discuss his brand new film ‘Hooligan Escape.’ Available on digital download now or on DVD from Monday!

Play list:

Michael Jackson – Black or White

Prodigy – Breathe

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

EN FREEMAN      ALI BASTIAN

HOOLIGAN ESCAPE

BREAKING OUT FOR WORLD CUP RUSSIA 2018

Five English football fans have a violent encounter with a group of Russian hooligans at the European Cup. Their fight leaves one man dead and a vengeful Russian with an axe to grind.

Two years later, former SAS man Ed Leighton (Ben Freeman) and four of his best mates travel to the World Cup in Russia, hoping for a trouble free tournament. Unfortunately for them, the Russians have other ideas. 

Herded into a Russian prison and dragged to an unknown secure location, Ed and his mates must find a way out. Aided by the mysterious Veronika (Ali Bastian: The Bill), Ed, Tom, Vince, Jeff and Davie (Charlie Wernham: Bad Education) must evade the most dangerous Russian gangster intent on retribution.

Starring Ben Freeman (Robin Hood The Rebellion), Ali Bastian (Undercover Hooligan, The Bill), Charlie Wernham (Bad Education) Kevin Mathurin (Rillington Place) and Ryan Winsley (Essex Boys Retribution). From the Producers of Hooligan Legacy,Caged, Undercover Hooligan and the upcoming Robin Hood The Rebellion.

Signature Entertainment presents Hooligan Escape on Digital HD 7th May & DVD 14th May


TFI90s 100518

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 10.05.18

Playlist:

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

Madonna – Beautiful Stranger

Skunk Anansie – Charlie Big Potato

East 17 – House of Love

Manic Street Preachers – You Stole The Sun From My Heart

The Beloved – Sweet Harmony

DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince – Summertime

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Suede – Animal Nitrate

Everything But The Girl – Missing

Space – Female of the Species

Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise

Michael Jackson – Black or White

Prodigy – Breathe

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

The Smashing Pumpkins – Tonight Tonight

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Pearl Jam – Black

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Jamiroquai – King for a Day

The Shamen – Ebeneezer Goode

Pulp – Disco 2000

The Mike Flowers Pops – Wonderwall

Aswad – Shine


TFI90s 260418

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 26.04.18

Playlist:

Beastie Boys – Sabotage

The Prodigy – Breathe

House of Pain – Jump Around

The Shamen – L.S.I: Love Sex Intelligence

East 17 – House of Love

Take That – Could it be Magic

Aswad – Shine

Baby D – Let Me be Your Fantasy

Black Box – Ride On Time

Snap! – The Power

Pulp – Common People

Suede – Electricity

Blur – Charmless man

Oasis Wonderwall

The Stone Roses – I Wanna be Adored

Happy Mondays – Step On

Jamiroquai – Deeper underground

Babylon Zoo – Spaceman

Simply Red – Fairground

Republica – Drop dead Gorgeous

Skunk Anansie – Hedonism

Red hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

Faith No More – Easy

Pearl Jam – Black

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

Sheryl Crow – Tomorrow Never Dies

The Prodigy – Out Of Space


Braun Strowmans Tag Team

Well… far be it from me to brag, but a few weeks ago, I predicted that at Wrestlemania, Bobby Lashley would be returning to the WWE as Braun Strowman’s mystery tag team partner against The Bar. Now obviously that didn’t happen. However, the next night on Raw, Bobby Lashley did return, and this week on Raw, he was announced as Braun Strowman’s partner in a match against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. So I wasn’t wrong… just delayed!

So where does this leave The Monster Among Men? Was it a one night only deal or is he now paired with Bobby Lashley for a run? Personally I hope the latter. Strowman has beaten everyone that the Raw roster has to offer that is at the top of the card. If he starts feuding with someone again it should be for the Universal Championship. However he has already been there fairly recently and WWE are obsessed with giving the gold to Roman Reigns. So I think a soft reset as a tag competitor for him is a good thing.

Lashley is newly returning and pairing him with Strowman, who is easily the most over star the WWE has on any brand, can only be a good thing for him. I think it will be great to help get Lashley over and Raw needs more tag teams in the division. Ideally I would like their pairing to last 6 – 12 months and then I want to see Strowman turn heel and turn on Lashley. Nothing surprising there, but Strowman can absorb a heel turn and it will help elevate Lashley to the top of the card where he should be.

Chris

@cw_stagg


London Horror Society TV

Breaking news on the launch of London Horror Society TV. Look out soon for  LHS founder, Chris Nials interview here soon.

The London Horror Society are proud to finally be able to announce the launch of a brand-new channel for horror fans everywhere: London Horror Society TV!

The channel itself will feature an eclectic mix of brand new content, and we’re delighted to be able to launch with the first episode of a revamped interview show Hanging With… where presenter Tony Sands will be quizzing guests from all corners of the horror industry.

There will be a huge focus from all corners of the channel on promoting the work of independent filmmakers. There is a dedicated playlist of free-to-watch films created by London

Horror Society members, friends and alumni, and this will be very much at the forefront of all the promotions within the channel itself, and via our social media networks.

Additionally, it will be a one-stop-shop for all horror fans to check out the latest horror film trailers to keep everyone fully up to date with what’s about to be released. There’s also a list of all personally curated free-to-air films that are (legally!) available across the rest of YouTube.

We hope you stay tuned, and of course enjoy our exciting new venture! Click Here To Check Out LHS TV!

The London Horror Society are an incredibly fast-growing community for all UK horror fans and professionals to come together and share the love of their favourite genre. They exist to support the creation of low budget, independent film making and everyone involved in doing so.

 


TFI90s 120418

TFI 90s Radio show with @CW_Stagg on Phoenix FM from 12.04.18

Playlist:

Faithless – Insomnia

Tori Amos – Cornflake Girl

4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?

Republica – Drop Dead Gorgeous

Haddaway – What Is Love?

Take That – Could It Be Magic

Annie Lennox – Love Song For A Vampire

Shakespear’s Sister – Stay

Oasis – Wonderwall

Ocean Colour Scene – The Day We Caught The Train

R.E.M – Nightswimming

U2 – Hold Me, Thrill me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Everything But The Girl – Missing

The Cure – Friday I’m In Love

Madonna – Frozen

Mansun – Wide Open Space

Happy Mondays – Step On

David Bowie – The Hearts Filthy Lesson

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Higher Ground

Pulp – Common people

Suede – Electricity

Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground

Pearl Jam – Black

Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun

Skunk Anansie – Brazen Weep

Beastie Boys – Sabotage