Film Review: Jurassic Park

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal Studios

Chris Pratt as Owen Grady in Jurassic World. Image Credit: Universal

Jurassic World is a worthy sequel to Spielberg’s original blockbuster

It’s been 22 years since Steven Spielberg breathed life into prehistoric creatures in Jurassic Park. The film shattered box-office records when it was released in the summer of 1993. Two decades and two sequels later, the dinosaurs are back in Jurassic World.

Inspired by a trio of ideas from Spielberg himself, Jurassic World realises the vision of Richar...

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Film Review: London Road

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Ground-breaking, innovative and completely compelling, London Road is nothing like you’ve ever seen before

For the past eight years, National Theatre Live (NTLive) has been broadcasting performances of their productions live via satellite to movie theatres and art centres across the world. No surprise then that the award-winning theatre decided to premiere their latest film, an adaptation of innovative musical London Road, as part of NTLive.

Initially written as a piece of musical theatre, Lo...

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Film Review: Entourage

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Jeremy Piven portrayal as onetime agent Ari Gold single-handedly saves the film

Fans of TV series Entourage have waited four years for the return of the hit comedy-drama. After a phenomenal eight-year run on the HBO Network, the loosely-biographical show, produced by Mark Wahlberg, returns to our screens, this time in film format.

For those who have never seen the TV series, Entourage is an American comedy-drama created and written by Doug Ellin...

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Album Review: Midnight Sun by MetaQuorum

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Midnight Sun by MetaQuorum is a decent debut album by the experimental jazz collective

Fans of modern jazz/rock should check out Midnight Sun, the new debut album by MetaQuorum.

Based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, MetaQuorum is an experimental jazz collective formed in 2014...

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CD Review: I Love House by Ministry of Sound

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I Love House by Ministry of Sound will make you want to hit the dance floor

I Love House by Ministry of Sound is the perfect soundtrack to the Summer.

The sexy lips on the album cover entice you but you only have to hear the first few seconds of track one and you’re already gripped. The album is full of feel- good, funky fresh house music. With every song on this 3 disc compilation, it makes you want to shake your booty and hit that dance floor or be leaving it all behind on the White Isle.

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War Horse: From Page to Stage

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

Photo of War Horse, New London Cast, 2014 by Brinkhoff/Mögenbur

How did National Theatre brought Michael Morpurgo’s book to life on stage?

What makes theatre so special is its ability to bring story to life. Unlike a film or a book, live theatre delivers a human-to-human experience and an intimacy between the actor and the audience. Theatre can entrance, suspend and open the creative imagination of the audience to the highest possibilities...

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Film Review: San Andreas

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San Andreas is a high action American disaster film with stunning visual effects and heroic action from “The Rock”

The summer of blockbusters is upon us. From Avengers: Age of Ultron to Jurassic World, competition is tight for the title of 2015 blockbuster of the year. One film trying to make its mark is San Andreas, an American disaster film starring the Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Directed by Brad Peyton, San Andreas tells the story of Chief Ray Gaines (Dwayne Johnson), a Los Angeles Fire Depa...

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Downtown Funk by Ministry of Sound is the ideal funk album to get your groove on

The sound of funk has had a huge pop resurgence over the past 12 months. From Mark Ronson’s hit Uptown Funk to Meghan Trainor’s All About The Bass, funk looks set to be one of the sounds of 2015. No surprise then that Ministry of Sound has released new 3 CD box set full of Downtown Funk classics.

Available in CD format or digital download, Downtown Funk is a brand new collection of disco, funk tracks from arti...

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Theatre Review: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels – Opera House, Manchester

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This review was originally written for The Public Reviews

Following its successful run in the West End starring Robert Lindsay, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels embarks on its UK tour with a new cast and it certainly doesn’t disappoint.

Based on the 1988 film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels tells the story of two con men (Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson) who try to settle their rivalry by betting on who can swindle a young American heiress out of $50,000 first.

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Concert Review: Take That Live 2015 – Manchester Arena

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Take That’s creative spark remains fully charged for 2015 Tour

When Jason Orange waved goodbye in September 2014, many fans have questioned whether Take That could really work as a three-piece. The pressure was on for the remaining trio (Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald) to prove that they still have what it takes to captivate and entertain an audience. Thankfully, the boys haven’t lost any of their appeal!

Following the spectacle of the Progress tour which saw Robbie Williams rejoi...

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