Major movies reviewed
The new issue of Rip It Up is a huge movie special and includes a visit to The Hangover: Part 2 set in Bangkok – not my first choice for a cover story – where writers get up close and personal with the wolf pack.
There are also stories on the new Transformers, X-Men, Green Lantern, and Super 8 movies.
In the 122-page issue, there are features on the Arctic Monkeys, Manchester Orchestra, Lonely Island, Jon Toogood’s new super group The Adults, Liam Finn, Friendly Fires and Katy B.
DJ Sir-Vere has also contributed his interview with Hamilton singer Kimbra about her history, new single and the worst gig she has ever performed.
Rip It Up is renowned for its reviews and 11 pages are given to the crucial and entertaining art form.
I love Rip It Up. It has depth, substance and a broad selection of editorial content.
But this issue is hardly their best. The cover story should have also been reconsidered.