DVD Review: ARROW Season 4

Stephen Amell as Green Arrow in ARROW Season Four

After a disappointing third season, does ARROW season four see a return to glory?

WARNING: Full season spoilers to follow!

It’s fair to say that ARROW has suffered something of an identity crisis over the past year or so. After an epic first and second season, the clear lack of direction, individual character failings and underwhelming villain in season three left many fans disappointed...

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Film Review: BAD MOMS

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn in Bad Moms (2016) © 2016 STX Productions

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn in BAD MOMS (2016). Image Credit: STX Productions ©

The writers behind THE HANGOVER bring their own brand of bad behaviour to the big screen with BAD MOMS

Hollywood seems to have a penchant for bringing out the worst in people, particularly those that we don’t usually associate with bad behaviour...

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Interview: Director Steve Read Talks GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND

Steve Read Director

Younger readers may not recongise Gary Numan by name but you’ll certainly know his music. The Godfather of electro pop, best known for his hits ARE ‘FRIENDS’ ELECTRIC? and CARS, is considered a pioneer in electronic pop music, influencing musicians like bands like Dave Grohl (of Foo Fighters and Nirvana) and Marilyn Manson as well as rock band Nine Inch Nails.

Director Steve Read admits that he knew little of Gary Numan before he went to see him perform at a music festival back in 2012...

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Film Review: GOLDEN YEARS

Golden Years DVD Review

Light-hearted, fun and easy-to-watch, GOLDEN YEARS is a quintessentially British feel-good film

Silver Cinema is in something of a golden age. From THE BEST MARIGOLD HOTEL and QUARTET to LAST VEGAS and RED, the wave of retirement comedies has significantly increased over the past few years, with writer/director John Miller bringing his Ealing-inspired caper into the mix with GOLDEN YEARS.

GOLDEN YEARS tells the story of retired couple Arthur and Martha Goode (Bernard Hill and Virginia McKenna) ...

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Film Review: GARY NUMAN: ANDROID IN LA LA LAND

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Head over to YouTube to watch the clip of Gary Numan perform his huge 1979 hit single CARS on BBC’s TOP OF THE POPS and it’s hard to believe that he was a man secretly battling stage fright, crippling anxiety and Asperger’s Syndrome.

At just 21, Gary Numan quickly became one of the most famous men on the planet when his 1979 debut solo album THE PLEASURE PRINCIPLE reached number one in the UK charts...

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Theatre Review: LITTLE SISTER – Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Little Sister at Royal Exchange Theatre

Dark, daring and incredibly dramatic, LITTLE SISTER is an innovative production which explores the themes of silence and survival

Following highly acclaimed performances of HUSBANDS & SONS, KING LEAR, THE NIGHT WATCH and THE MIGHTY WALZER, Royal Exchange close their spring/summer season with the world premiere of LITTLE SISTER, an innovative reinterpretation of a classic fairytale that is dark and daring.

Loosely based on the Brothers Grimm fairytale THE SIX SWANS which tells the story of a y...

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Funny Women Awards 2016 Regional Final – The Lowry, Salford

Funny Women Awards 2016

The Lowry played host to the regional final of the 2016 Funny Women Awards as nine comedy acts took to the stage compete for a place in the coveted final.

Launched in 2003, the Funny Women Awards aims to find the best new female comedy performers by offering the winner a career developing cash prize of £2000 as well as industry support...

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Interview Exclusive: Paul Refsdal Talks DUGMA: THE BUTTON

Paul Refsdal interview Abu Bashir Al-Britani in DUGMA THE BUTTON

Paul Refsdal’s latest film DUGMA: THE BUTTON hasn’t even been released yet and it’s already causing a stir. The original feature film documentary which follows a group of suicide bombers working for Al Qaeda in Syria, was originally picked up by four broadcasters but due to its controversial nature, has come up against some opposition with the director choosing to distribute the film online instead.

Ahead of its official release on iTunes on 2 August, Donna Kelly caught up with the direct...

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Theatre Review: THE TRIAL – Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester

THE TRIAL - People Zoo Productions

People Zoo Productions grotesque and darkly comic adaption of Kafka’s THE TRAIL is both innovative and incredibly daring

Considering Franz Kafka wrote THE TRIAL more than half a century ago, it’s uncanny prediction, both in subject matter and form, is eerily disturbing...

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All-Star Cast Attend Media Launch of New WIND IN THE WILLOWS Musical

Cast of Wind in the Willows

The cast and creatives behind Julian Fellowes’ new musical adaption of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS gave theatre fans a first glimpse into the new musical at the official media launch at The Lowry on Monday. 

Fra Fee, Neil McDermott and Sophia Nomvete wowed guests with performances of three new musical numbers from the new British production, with theatre producer Jamie Hendry and lyrist Anthony Drewe providing a unique insight into the making of the project.

Based on the classic novel by Kenneth...

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