Christmas Cracker: HOLIDAY INN

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We continue our Christmas film countdown with HOLIDAY INN

With Christmas fast approaching, we’re getting into the festive mood with the next instalment in our Christmas Cracker film countdown.

Throughout December, we will be counting down through best Christmas films, from family favourites to romantic comedies. Today, we’ll be taking a look at the 1942 classic HOLIDAY INN.

Directed by Mark Sandrich, HOLIDAY INN is an American musical film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire...

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Christmas Cracker: HOME ALONE

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HOME ALONE makes our Christmas Cracker film countdown

Its official – Christmas is coming! With just 24 days left until Christmas Day, we thought we’d get into the Christmas spirit with Christmas Cracker film countdown to get you in the festive mood.

We will be counting down our favourite Christmas films, from family favourites such as to THE SNOWMAN and THE POLAR EXPRESS to romantic comedies such as THE HOLIDAY and LOVE ACTUALLY. First up is HOME ALONE.

Written by John Hughes and directed ...

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Film Review: MUSE OF FIRE

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MUSE OF FIRE is an original and inspiring documentary that will change the way you think of Shakespeare

From the RSC’s productions of Henry V and Othello to Kenneth Branagh’s The Winter’s Tale and Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet, I’ve certainly enjoyed my fair share of the Bard this year. In the past 12 months, I have been lucky enough to review six Shakespeare theatre productions. To me, Shakespeare is a hero, but to others he is a villain...

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Music Review: Typewriter by Jayetal

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Innovative electronic trio Jayetal release Typewriter

UK electronic trio Jayetal release their latest EP Typewriter.

The EP features new four tracks which capture the band’s unique and innovative sound whilst also paying homage to artists who have influenced the trio.

The EP opens with lead single Typewriter, an original, powerful and euphoric track which harks back to the early work of Warp Records and Orbital millennial rave thanks to its sparse electronic instrumentation...

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Book Review: The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood by Sally Whitehill

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The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is a short, humorous guide for any would-be film aficionado

If you’ve ever dreamt of making it in Hollywood but have absolutely no idea on how to get there, The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is the book for you!

The Bluffer’s Guide to Insider Hollywood is a short, humorous guide for any would-be film aficionado...

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London Remixed Festival 2016 Announced

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Symphonica and Mr Switch to headline the two-day festival

LONDON REMIXED FESTIVAL has announced its return at Rich Mix in London on 5 and 6 February 2016.

20 piece orchestra Symphonica and DMC World DJ Champion Mr Switch will headline the two-day festival, alongside electronic Palestinian collective 47SOUL, afro-fusion group K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade and folk-hop and barrellhouse-pop band Honeyfeet.

Showcasing the best in Latin Grooves, Afrobeats, Tropical Bass, Vintage-Remix, Urban Roots an...

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BRIDGE OF SPIES Film Review

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Following successful collaborations on BAND OF BROTHERS (2001), CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (2002) and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN (1998), Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks reunite for new film BRIDGE OF SPIES, an American historical drama-thriller film about the Cold War.

Based on the 1960 U-2 incident during the Cold War, BRIDGE OF SPIES tells the story of American lawyer James B...

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Ben Wheatley In Talks For WAGES OF FEAR Remake

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British filmmaker Ben Wheatley is certainly hot property at the moment. With his film HIGH-RISE due to hit UK cinemas in February and his latest project FREE FIRE scoring a major international distribution deal, Wheatley is in demand. No surprise then that the director is in talks with producer David Lancaster to remake the classic thriller THE WAGES OF FEAR.

Wheatley is said to be in negotiations to co-write the project with his wife Amy Jump, as well as direct the feature for Rumble Films/TF1...

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Theatre Review: Opera North – Kiss Me, Kate at The Lowry, Salford

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Smart, stylish and scintillatingly witty, Opera North’s production of KISS ME KATE is not to be missed

This review was originally written for The Reviews Hub

Following their five-star production of Carousel in 2012, Opera North returns to the world of Broadway with a brand new production of hit musical Kiss Me, Kate.

Written by Samuel and Bella Spewack, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, Kiss Me, Kate revolves around the tangled love lives of theatre actor/producer Fred Graham and his leadi...

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Nell Bryden UK Tour Heads To London

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Nell Bryden plays penultimate date at Jazz Café in Camden Town on Saturday 14 November

Following successful tour dates in Newcastle, Milton Keynes and Edinburgh, Nell Bryden heads to London this week for the final part of her UK tour with the American singer-songwriter playing the Jazz Café in Camden Town on Saturday 14 November.

It’s certainly been quite a year for Nell Bryden...

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