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TONYS Wrap Up

For all the awesome people who love musical theatre, I thought I’d do a wrap-up of the best awards show of the year – the TONYS!

Neil Patrick Harris is king
Neil Patrick Harris is king

There were no less than 13 musical performances from current and future musicals on Broadway, as well as a few other potentially questionable numbers. Continue reading TONYS Wrap Up

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FILM REVIEW: Edge of Tomorrow

Edge of Tomorrow (Doug Liman, 2014)
posterWhile I’m sure many will stay away from this movie purely because it stars the likes of Tom Cruise, you should know that you get to see him die over and over again. Cage (Cruise) gets stuck in a time loop while combatting an alien invasion, with the day resetting each time that he dies. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Edge of Tomorrow

FILM REVIEW: The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault in Our Stars (Josh Boone, 2014)
TFIOSposterBased on the book by John Green, The Fault in Our Stars follows sixteen year old Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley), who meets and falls in love with Augustus Waters (Ansel Elgort) at a cancer support group.

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FILM REVIEW: Sunshine on Leith

Sunshine on Leith (Dexter Fletcher, 2013)

George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas & Freya Mavor
George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas & Freya Mavor

There aren’t many movie musicals these days that aren’t a) well-known Broadway smashes (Les Misérables, Mamma Mia), b) animated films (Frozen, Tangled), c) crap remakes of 80s dance films (Footloose, Fame), or d) amazingly bad telemovies (Lovestruck: The Musical). Sunshine on Leith is thus somewhat of a refreshing change.

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FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past (Bryan Singer, 2014)

OH MY GOD. IT'S THE SAME GUY.
OH MY GOD. IT’S THE SAME GUY.

It was tempting to assume that the latest X-Men instalment would be just another boring film in a long line of big blockbuster/ action/ superhero/ sci-fi movies that insist on infesting cinemas. One of just another franchise that won’t go away because the general public has heinous taste in films. And so it was refreshing to find that on the contrary, Days of Future Past wasn’t actually half bad.  Continue reading FILM REVIEW: X-Men: Days of Future Past