Monthly Archives: March 2014

Saving Mr. Banks: Just Let Me Cry in Peace

“Winds in the east, mist coming in; like something is brewing and ‘bout to begin. Can’t put me finger on what lies in store, but I fear what’s to happen all happened before.” That is how Saving Mr. Banks begins. And that is where I should have stopped watching it, because what it came next was a cryfest no chocolate ice-cream could save me from. Continue reading

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Ocean’s Elev… I Mean, The Monuments Men Review

BgC6Ny4IYAA6HDUThere is something very enjoyable about watching a film whose main actors happen to be real-life pals. The sense of comradeship, the chemistry. Films like Ocean’s Eleven, This Is The End, The Avengers… It doesn’t matter what these movies are about because, in the end, it is just about a bunch of friends having fun, so that is what you see. Continue reading

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Film Review: Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

wk-HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS

That one-page papyrus is the movie’s script

Apparently, there is a moment in every talented thespian’s career when they have to make a rubbish film: that one that makes everyone think, “they could have spared that budget”. That is what happens with Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Continue reading

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The Originals so Far: a Halfway Review

"Always and forever": Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies

“Always and forever”: Joseph Morgan, Claire Holt and Daniel Gillies

I don’t know if you have ever heard of the term ‘breakout character’. It happens when someone’s role on a TV show stars as a minor performance, maybe only a two or three episode arch, but he or she ends up becoming so popular that becomes almost the main character, overshadowing the rest of the cast. Continue reading

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Ten Years

Ten years since someone attempted to take our freedom. Continue reading

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Chuckle Duster, the Newest Comedy Wave

rsz_img_8816Every month, in the basement of a friendly bar in Shoreditch called Kick Bar, the comedy group Chuckle Duster performs their routine. They have a loyal fanbase, people they can count on to always show up. But they also attract new admirers, who remain after seeing one of their performances. Continue reading

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The Biggest Letdowns from the 2014 Oscars

© Photo by Ellen DeGeneres for @TheEllenShowThe Oscars: the most awaited event of the film world, the one that culminates the awards season. Millions of movie buffs look forward to this event, but as it happens, it tends to be met with disappointment when it doesn’t meet the expectations. Usually, it is the host to blame, or the dubious criteria of some awards. But no matter how bad they might be a year, people will still watch them the following one. Here are some of the biggest letdowns from last night’s show, from my perspective. Continue reading

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Sara Baras brings Spain’s Spirit to London

Sara Baras in La Pepa – © Photo by Santana de Yepes

The Flamenco Festival London began last night with one of the key figures of this Spanish art: Sara Baras, a woman whose sole name is already a synonym of flamenco. Continue reading

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