Film Review: Fantastic Four

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20th Century Fox’s reboot of Fantastic Four fails to compete with other Marvel films

This week sees the release of 20th Century Fox’s reboot of the comic book franchise the Fantastic Four. As a Marvel fan, I was eager to see what director Josh Trank had in store for Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, particularly as it’s been rather quiet on the media front (clearly 20th Century Fox had an embargo). The result, unfortunately, is rather mixed.

For those who aren’t fami...

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Film Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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Based on the graphic novel by Phoebe Gloeckner, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a coming-of-age comedy/drama written and directed by Marielle Heller. Set in 1970s San Francisco, it follows the story of Minnie Goetze (Bel Powley), a 15-year old girl who enters into an affair with her mother’s 34 year-old boyfriend, Monroe (Alexander Skarsgård).

Challenging, edgy and controversial, The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a film about sexual awakening and the crossroads between female adolescence and wo...

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Venue Review: Franks Cafe, Peckham, London

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Stepping off the overground into Peckham Rye you are met with a myriad of people looking bewildered into their iPhones. Searching the maps they point left and take flight towards the trendy place to hangout in Peckham. It’s easy to find just follow the crowds. As you twist past the market stalls towards the independent Peckham cinema your met with your classic 80s multi-storey car park. And it’s here that you find Franks Café on the roof top.

The entrance is an unassuming black door followed ...

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Film Review: Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

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Tense, thrilling and visually stunning, Tom Cruise is back on top form in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation

Tom Cruise and the team are back with the fifth installment in the Mission: Impossible series, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. Donna Kelly reviews for Frankly My Dear…

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation sees Tom Cruise reprises his role as IMF Agent Ethan Hunt, as Hunt and his team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating ‘The Syndicate’ – an international rogue o...

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Theatre Review: Jonathan Holloway’s Jekyll & Hyde – Platform Theatre, London

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Ambitious and convincing, Joe Newell reviews Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde

Jonathan Holloway’s grisly adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde returns to London for a short run at the Platform Theatre at Central St Martin’s.

This macabre and melodramatic portrayal of Jekyll & Hyde delivers some interesting twists to the classic we all know and love...

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Theatre Review: Pudding Black – Salford Arts Theatre

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1956 Theatre are back with a contemporary take on the classic ‘whodunnit’

1956 Theatre has always been a little daring with their productions. In the past year, the ambitious theatre company has performed six impressive pieces of theatre, reworking classic texts like Great Expectations and Little Women, as well as performing two new pieces like Juke Box Baby and Wolf. No surprise then that the team are back with a brand-new original piece called Pudding Black.

Sharp, shady and tantalisingly sta...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Four – “Mission Accomplished!”

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With Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation hitting UK cinema screens tomorrow, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five sequels grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Earlier this week, we took a look back at the previous three M:I films. Today, we target Brad Bird’s film Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, easily the best action film of the 2011.

In the fourth installment of the Mission: Impossible series, the IMF is shut down ...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Three – “Blow The Car!”

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In anticipation for the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation tomorrow, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five instalments grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Earlier this week, we took a look back at Mission: Impossible and Mission: Impossible II, both of which were a box office success. Today, we flashback to 2006 to the release of Mission: Impossible III, J.J. Abrams’ first film as a director.

In Mission: Impos...

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Mission: Impossible Flashback Part Two – “The Mother Of All Nightmares”

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With the release of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation just around the corner, Donna Kelly takes a look back at the Mission: Impossible series that has spawned five films grossing more than $2 billion worldwide for ScreenRelish.

Yesterday we took a look back at Brian De Palma’s Mission: Impossible. The original movie was a critical and commercial success and the third highest-grossing film of 1996. No surprise then that director John Woo had a lot to live up to with the release of Mission: I...

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In Interview: Lee Lomas, Managing Director of 1956 Theatre talks about Pudding Black

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Frankly My Dear chats with Lee Lomas of 1956 Theatre ahead of the opening night of his new original play Pudding Black.

Following the success of their first original production Juke Box Baby last year, 1956 Theatre are back with a brand new play called Pudding Black.

In true 1956 Theatre style, the team have taken the classic ‘whodunnit’ genre and given it a contemporary makeover.

Frankly, My Dear caught up with writer Lee Lomas (Managing Director of 1956 Theatre) to find out about the new play...

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