Matt Clough
Matt Clough is a University of Birmingham graduate, currently working in marketing. He indulges his passion for writing by covering his other obsessions, sport (he is a long-suffering Bolton Wanderers fan), film, and just about everything to do with America. In May 2012, he created, which he writes for as well as HeyUGuys and the Huffington Post UK.

Entries by Matt Clough

'Straight Outta Compton' Review

(0) Comments | Posted 5 September 2015 | (10:37)

The musical biopic has proved time and again to be an immensely tricky genre of film to tackle. Bound by historical accuracy and the requirement to hit more noted checkpoints (namely, big songs, albums and concerts) than most other semi-factual tales that find their way to the silver screen, it's...

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Pro Wrestlers Vs Zombies - Review

(0) Comments | Posted 19 March 2014 | (19:25)

The recent spate of outlandish creature versus natural phenomena/ another outlandish creature films can broadly be lumped into two categories: so bad they're good, and so bad they're really bad.

However, there's always room for a fresh twist on a tried and tested formula. Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies...

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Feminism Simply Isn't Ready for Beyoncé's Jelly

(6) Comments | Posted 9 February 2014 | (23:00)

While her contemporaries have straddled the line between powerful female personas and more potentially problematic sexualisation, the fan-anointed Queen of Pop Beyoncé has managed to remain above the fray and become the most prominent feminist icon of the new millennia.

That's not to say there isn't a sexualised aspect...

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Today Your Search, Tomorrow The World: Google's Quest For World Domination Picks Up Pace

(0) Comments | Posted 21 January 2014 | (23:00)

Recently I procured the latest mobile phone offering from Google, the Nexus 5, having left its predecessor in the back of a taxi. At the time, I assumed this was due to a level of obliviousness brought on by drinking solidly for several hours, but in hindsight, I feel it...

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Low Expectations for Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes

(0) Comments | Posted 12 December 2013 | (09:39)

Bruce Springsteen's new album's title may be steeped in promise, but a sizeable portion of his devoted fanbase have considerably lower expectations for High Hopes.

Springsteen is something of an enigma, even amongst that most eclectic and unpredictable breed of entertainer, the rock 'n' roll icon. Despite the fact...

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The Curious Case of the Silent US Sports Fans

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2013 | (23:00)

Everything's bigger in the United States. Their political gatherings aren't conferences, they're rallies, and they don't take place in convention halls, they take place at street parades. Their choice of cars make them appear a country gripped by the unerring belief that any day now, their transport infrastructure will inexplicably...

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With Pressure on Qatar Mounting, Russia Is Getting Away With It

(0) Comments | Posted 19 November 2013 | (23:00)

With international condemnation growing over the choice of Qatar as the location for the 2022 football World Cup, both due to the practicalities of hosting the tournament in winter and the increasingly apparent flaunting of the human rights of those building the stadia, it's hard to imagine that the Russian...

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The Trial of Alex Rodriguez

(0) Comments | Posted 11 November 2013 | (12:38)

As the curtain fell on a decidedly ignominious season for the New York Yankees, you could be forgiven for thinking that they'd won the World Series, such were the celebratory scenes as Mariano Rivera stepped out to pitch his final game at Yankee Stadium. Whilst the retirement of "the Sandman",...

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How the Great British Bake Off Called Time on Reality TV Rudeness

(0) Comments | Posted 29 October 2013 | (16:17)

The inexplicably sour reaction towards the overwhelmingly sweet Great British Bake Off and its contestants has been discussed in earnest over the course of its final week, with numerous root causes posited - jealousy, misogyny, a fervent antipathy toward brioche. However, there's something to be said for the notion that...

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Who Are You and What Have You Done With Aaron Ramsey?

(1) Comments | Posted 23 October 2013 | (00:00)

With all eyes on Gareth Bale following his becoming the most expensive player in history, his career at Real Madrid beginning with more of a Jonathan Woodgate-esque stutter than a bang has meant that attention has turned to one of Bale's countrymen, Arsenal's Aaron Ramsey.

"Thank God I saw his...

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Why the Daily Mail's Article May Be Music to Miliband's Ears

(0) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (18:45)

The Daily Mail doesn't exactly have the best track record when it comes to judging the mood of the nation. Whether it's giving sanctimonious banshee Samantha Brick a mouthpiece from which to spew her elitist dirge or their self-righteous crusades against anything and everything, it's fair to say that intentional...

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Where Does 'Breaking Bad' Rank Among the Greatest Ever TV Series?

(4) Comments | Posted 1 October 2013 | (00:00)

This week's finale of the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad achieved what most series dare only dream of, transcending the confines of the small screen to become a socio-cultural event, anticipated with not so much eagerness as frothing vigour and concurrently mourned by many like a death in the family.


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GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against Games

(13) Comments | Posted 30 September 2013 | (00:00)

Reading the comments section of the BBC News article on the latest installment in the massively popular Grand Theft Auto series, you'd be forgiven for thinking that it was service as usual. "I won't be buying this myself. As a child I was completely influenced by Tom and Jerry and...

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It's the End of the X Factor as We Know It

(7) Comments | Posted 25 September 2013 | (00:00)

"Simon Cowell ruined Christmas". Not my words, but those of inaugural X Factor winner Steve Brookstein. He's got a point. Looking back over the years, the coveted Christmas No. 1 spot has been won by only the most select musical genii. Mr Blobby. Bob the Builder. Nicole Kidman. It's like...

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The Beginning of the End for the Superhero Film

(0) Comments | Posted 14 August 2013 | (10:54)

If history has taught us anything, it's that even the most venerable, immovable dynasties eventually crumble. Rome, Ottoman, Soviet, they've all gone the same way. It's no different in the world of the arts. Five years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the winner of the BBC's flagship...

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The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the Hyperloop

(0) Comments | Posted 8 August 2013 | (12:26)

The age of the uncool geek is well and truly gone. When someone says "eccentric" or "inventor", no longer does it conjure up images of a crackpot in a shed tinkering away until they hit on an existence-shattering discovery such as a dual cheese grater-toothbrush. Now, the sheds of the...

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The Simpsons and Family Guy: A Match Made in Hell

(5) Comments | Posted 3 August 2013 | (00:00)

Amidst the frothing fanboyism surrounding the announcement of the Superman - Batman crossover at San Diego Comic-Con came another similar announcement that was infinitely more surprising and yet slipped largely under the radar. Whilst, after the runaway success of Marvel's cross-franchise project, it was inevitable that DC Comics would follow...

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The Reddit Delusion

(25) Comments | Posted 27 July 2013 | (00:00)

This week marked a watershed moment in cyber secularism, as the much maligned Atheism section of the social entertainment and news site Reddit was unceremoniously dumped from its default subreddit position. For those unacquainted with the wonders of Reddit, this simply means that unregistered users will no longer see content...

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The Fall of the Multiplex

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2013 | (15:53)

The multiplex's rise in the mid-1970s was not unlike that of a dictator, seizing upon a popular movement - in this case New Hollywood - and aligning itself with one of the key facets of the movement - the blockbuster culture fostered by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas - before...

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Springsteen and Us

(1) Comments | Posted 18 July 2013 | (22:20)

There's an ineffable quality to Bruce Springsteen's enduring appeal. Less lyrically lucid than Bob Dylan, nowhere near as virtuoso a musician as numerous contemporaries (including several in his own long-serving backing group, the E Street Band), never quite delivering an album as groundbreaking or as critically acclaimed as Sgt. Pepper's...

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