Film Review: Documentary Shorts – MANIFF 2015

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Documentary Shorts at MANIFF 2015

Vikki Rutter reviews five documentary shorts that made the official short film selection at the 2015 Manchester Film Festival.

The Last Little Show at The End of the World

UK Premiere
Director: Rhys Edwards

The Last Little Show at The End of the World follows one of the few travelling entertainers that still moves from place to place in the dark of night with his home on wheels and a trailer that becomes his set...

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Film Review: Meet The Hilters – MANIFF 2015

Meet The Hilters

Meet The Hilters makes International Premiere at MANIFF 2015

From the award winning director/producer Morgan Spurlock (Supersize Me) and director Matt Ogens (Confessions of a Super Hero) comes a new feature documentary Meet The Hilters, exploring how your name can define your identity and your future.

Meet The Hilters has a good mixture of individuals, from those that have a historical link to the surname Hitler to those that simply named their children to create controversy...

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Film Review: Ted 2

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Seth MacFarlane returns as the foul-mouthed teddy bear in Ted 2

The nation’s favourite trash-talking teddy bear returns to our screens this week with the release of Ted 2.

For those who haven’t seen the original, Ted tells the story of John Bennett’s teddy bear, Ted, who came to life as the result of a childhood wish. Ted 2 takes off from where the original film left with Ted (Seth MacFarlane) marrying the love of his life Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth)...

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Product Review: Geemarc Kiwibeat Smart 101 Headphones

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From iPods to MP3 players, personal music devices have become a must-have accessory for young adults across the globe. No surprise then that a quick search on Amazon returns a whopping 1,301,328 results for “headphones”. From Beats and Bose, to Sony and Sennheiser, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a new set of headphones. But could your set of headphones actually be damaging your hearing? 

Research from The World Health Organisation shows one billion teens and young adu...

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Turntable London Opens Its Doors With Gusto For First Time

Turntable Launch

Turntable London, the City’s newest restaurant/cocktail bar, opened its doors with gusto for the first time last night. Joe Newell was there to find out more…

Billed as “a new restaurant concept” fusing South Asian street food with “an ambience of electric soul, Motown funk, Old School hip hop and RnB music” it’s clear that owner Suresh Sivignanam has put his heart and soul into this project; and, in many ways, his labour of love has paid off for him...

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Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde at Platform Theatre, London

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Jonathan Holloway’s directs startling reimagining of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Jekyll & Hyde

Following successful productions in 2013, Jekyll & Hyde returns to London next month for a two-week run at Platform Theatre, King’s Cross.

Written and directed by acclaimed director and playwright Jonathan Holloway, this ambitious adaption of Robert Louis Stevenson’s much-loved thriller tells the story of Henry Utterson, a London lawyer who investigates strange occurrences between Dr...

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The Influence of Online Film Reviews

Influence of Film Reviews

Just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they?

From theatre and book publishing to music and art, online reviews play a major role in predicting consumers’ tastes and influencing purchase behaviour. Within the movie industry, online reviews and word-of-mouth is strongly believed to be critical to film’s box office success. But just how popular are film reviews and how influential are they? Frankly, My Dear investigates with a little help from our readers…

The Power of Wor...

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You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews Heads to St James Theatre

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Musical returns to London in August with an all-star cast

St. James Theatre will play host to You Won’t Succeed on Broadway if You Don’t Have Any Jews from 25 August to 5 September 2015.

The show, which celebrates over 80 years of the Jewish contribution to musical theatre, features an all-star cast including Lloyd Daniels (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), Sarah Earnshaw (Spamalot) and Sophie Evans (The Wizard of Oz).

Developed by Michaela Stern and Daniel Donskoy, You Won’t Succe...

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The Legend of Barney Thomson Makes World Premiere at EIFF 2015

Robert Carlyle & Emma Thompson in THE LEGEND OF BARNEY THOMPSON, in cinemas 24th July. © Icon Film Distribution

Robert Carlyle & Emma Thompson in The Legend of Barney Thompson, in cinemas 24 July. © Icon Film Distribution

All-Star Cast To Attend World Premiere at EIFF 2015

The Legend of Barney Thomson makes its world premiere tonight at the opening night of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015.

The film marks Robert Carlyle’s directorial film debut and stars some well-known faces including Emma Thompson, Ray Winstone, Tom Courtenay, Ashley Jensen and Martin Compston, as well as Carlyle himself...

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CD Review: Ultimate Dance Workout by Ministry of Sound

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Ultimate Dance Workout by Ministry of Sound is a non-stop collection of music that is guaranteed to get you moving

With summer fast approaching, Ministry of Sound has made working out at the gym a little bit easier with their latest release Ultimate Dance Workout.

Available in CD format or as a digital download, Ultimate Dance Workout is a female focussed dance release from the famous dance and house club label...

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