Matt Clough

Sports and entertainment journalist

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 www.rewindreviews.com, which he writes for as well as HeyUGuys and the Huffington Post UK.
'Straight Outta Compton'

'Straight Outta Compton' Review

The N.W.A and West Coast rap story is so remarkable that it's unlikely that Straight Outta Compton will be the final cinematic word on the story - John Singleton has long been mooted to be working on a Tupac biopic - but as a first run at its subject matter, it's a riveting attempt that overcomes some lackadaisical writing and character development to deliver the knockout blows where it truly matters.
07/09/2015 14:11 BST
Pro Wrestlers Vs Zombies -

Pro Wrestlers Vs Zombies - Review

<em>Pro Wrestlers Vs. Zombies</em> is, like others in the neo-B Movie revival, exactly what it says on the tin. Several big names from the professional wrestling stratosphere, including Rowdy Roddy Piper and 'The Franchise' Shane Douglas, are faced with a nightmarish apocalyptic scenario in which the living dead roam the earth with a penchant for lycra-clad flesh.
20/03/2014 15:11 GMT
Feminism Simply Isn't Ready for Beyoncé's

Feminism Simply Isn't Ready for Beyoncé's Jelly

Beyoncé has never said she's a feminist. Like the "voice of a generation" title hoisted upon Bob Dylan in the Sixties, she has been awarded a poisoned chalice and has then been chastised every time she has failed to live up to any one of its immensely broad definitions.
09/02/2014 22:57 GMT
Today Your Search, Tomorrow The World: Google's Quest For World Domination Picks Up

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

It's not just the home that Google are taking over, and it isn't just a case of not buying a Nest blender or whatever they come up with next in order to avoid the Big G's nefarious grasp. For the vast majority of us, the internet is now a fact of life, something we access unthinkingly and with astonishing regularity, and, more often than not, Google is the filter through which we view it.
21/01/2014 18:09 GMT
The Curious Case of the Silent US Sports

The Curious Case of the Silent US Sports Fans

There's one aspect of the sport Stateside that doesn't subscribe to the same law of hyperbolic excess - the fans. If the rule that governs the rest of American life is observed, then those followers of MLB, NFL and the rest should find themselves reduced to orgasmic ecstasy by success and frothing rage by defeat.
03/12/2013 17:14 GMT
With Pressure on Qatar Mounting, Russia Is Getting Away With

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

Russian football is not without its problems - far from it. Racism still rains down from the terraces on a regular basis, recently being aimed at Manchester City's Yaya Touré, who promptly and with plenty of just cause called for the 2018 competition, which is to be hosted by the country, to be boycotted.
19/11/2013 17:34 GMT
The Trial of Alex

The Trial of Alex Rodriguez

In the event that Rodriguez is ordered to serve his ban, despite Cashman's assurance of his pivotal role in the organisation, it's hard to imagine the Yankees losing much sleep over it.
12/11/2013 12:13 GMT
How the Great British Bake Off Called Time on Reality TV

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

There is absolutely nothing malicious in any facet of Bake Off. The contestants all seem to get along swimmingly, warmly congratulating each other on successes and commiserating with evictees rather than bounding off stage toward the next round, fists pumping.
29/10/2013 17:46 GMT
Who Are You and What Have You Done With Aaron

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

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.
22/10/2013 17:20 BST
Why the Daily Mail's Article May Be Music to Miliband's

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

Levy's article took aim at Miliband's deceased father - a terrible choice, given that few, regardless of political conviction, would begrudge a man for defending his dad (something that his since been echoed by David Cameron). However, as if that wasn't making a Labour rebuttal easy enough, it appears that Levy decided he'd help them out even more.
02/10/2013 11:31 BST
Where Does 'Breaking Bad' Rank Among the Greatest Ever TV

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

This week's finale of the critically acclaimed <em>Breaking Bad</em> 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...
30/09/2013 17:04 BST
GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against

GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against Games

For the first time in the series' illustrious history, the hype, combined with writers and gamers alike falling over each other to lavish praise on the game, has completely eclipsed the naysayers and detractors. The moral outcry that was meant to greet the game has simply failed to materialise. But why?
29/09/2013 22:33 BST
It's the End of the X Factor as We Know

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

"Simon Cowell ruined Christmas". Not my words, but those of inaugural <em>X Factor</em> winner Steve Brookstein. He's got a point. For a good chunk of the 2000s, the nefarious influence of Cowell's brainchild has poisoned the once pure well of musical excellence. However, the tide is finally turning...
24/09/2013 17:17 BST
The Beginning of the End for the Superhero

The Beginning of the End for the Superhero Film

Excluding <em>The Avengers</em>, only Iron Man has been granted a second and third film, with Thor getting his second outing later this year, but if Marvel's latest recruits are anything to go by, they're already reaching the bottom of the barrel in terms of big names with the traction to carry their own series.
14/08/2013 16:56 BST
The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the

The Shed Trumps Silicon Valley in the Race for the Hyperloop

Musk's latest fixation - and the subject of an upcoming announcement on the 12th of August - is what he has dubbed the Hyperloop. Capable of travelling at 800 MPH and covering the distance between Los Angeles to San Francisco in half an hour, most are speculating that the design will be powered by solar energy.
08/08/2013 14:44 BST
The Simpsons and Family Guy: A Match Made in

The Simpsons and Family Guy: A Match Made in Hell

It isn't just that <em>Family Guy</em> is a rival series that makes this move so emblematic of <em>The Simpsons</em>' slide. Al Jean, one of the few remaining staff writers who has been with the show from the beginning (albeit off and on), has referred to <em>Family Guy</em> as "derivative", and numerous sly accusations of plagiarism have made their way into recent episodes.
02/08/2013 18:05 BST
The Reddit

The Reddit Delusion

It's unfair to tar all r/atheism subscribers with the same brush. Perhaps now, with less visibility, the section will start the long road of rehabilitation toward becoming a welcoming, discussion of atheism for atheists. In truth, many of the noisiest members - much like in religion - are the ones that get the most attention, and the ones that least represent the majority of the community.
26/07/2013 17:37 BST
The Fall of the

The Fall of the Multiplex

Independent cinemas are not going to usurp the multiplex any time soon, but this is not necessarily a bad thing. The major chains are slowly but surely beginning to recognise that their current business practice is losing them patrons, cinefiles or not.
21/07/2013 21:42 BST
Springsteen and

Springsteen and Us

Springsteen's role as the last great bastion of true, no frills rock is doubtless a root cause of his iconic status, but there's so much more to it than that.
19/07/2013 11:09 BST