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The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

The uniqueness of Regent Street cinema

Art, Culture, Film
Away from the bustling streets of Oxford Circus lies a quiet independent cinema, Regent Street cinema. The cinema prides itself on giving its audience an insight into film history and giving a platform to foreign and independent films, that are not screened elsewhere. 80 percent of cinemas in the UK are now multiplexes, making the originality of Regent Street cinema attractive. Shira Macleod, director of the cinema, has extensive experience in the programming of films. She said: “I go and see a lot of films and my background is in choosing film, I like to screen older and unusual films." “We are not part of a chain allowing us to make unique and independent choices. Our cinema has a Compton organ, we are one of the only cinemas that screen silent films with live audio.” Regent Str
Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Lost music and film history – Where has the memorabilia gone?

Art, Audio, Blogs, Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Music, musicians, Watch, What's Hot
  Silently sitting in Mariah Carey’s penthouse, Marilyn Monroe’s white piano is locked away from the world. Sold at a private Christie’s auction in 1999, it is unclear if the public will ever be able to view it again. Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of parts of music and film history? However, It’s positive news for auction houses. The popularity of film and music memorabilia has steadily increased over the last decade. Christina Moriame from Ewbank Auction house believes its due to “more activities and awareness of sales in this specialism, marketing and being able to be pushed by valuers” another significant point is that “items are becoming older thus more collectible” she added.   Auction houses are now cashing in, generating profits b
“It is about taking your power back as a woman.”

“It is about taking your power back as a woman.”

#breakingnews, Film
Jessica Chastain has never been one to shy away from talking about politics, wage equality and the troubles Hollywood is facing in the present moment. When Westminster world reporters went to the press conference of the latest Aaron Sorkin film, Molly’s Game, she didn’t hold back on her views of Harvey Weinstein and how the film is perfect for this era. She said: “It is important to recognise what is happening in Hollywood is not only Hollywood in terms of equality and harassment. When I talk about wage equality, I am not talking about people in Hollywood because let’s be honest, we are all over compensated. If there is two people working a job and one man is making ten dollars an hour and the female is making three dollars an hour, it is not right. It doesn’t matter what industry y
Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Daddy’s Home 2: Film Review

Entertainment, Film
Daddy’s Home 2 ★ ★ ★ OUT NOVEMBER 22 / CERT. 12A / 100 MINS. DIRECTOR: Sean Anders CAST: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, Mel Gibson, Linda Cardellini, Owen Vaccaro, Scarlett Estevez, John Cena, Alessandra Ambrosio Runtime: 100 minutes PLOT Having to put aside their differences for the children so they can have the ‘together Christmas’ they’ve always wanted, co-parents Brad and Dusty are back just in time for the holidays with the addition of their fathers, resulting in the ultimate family clash. Watching your parents go through a divorce is hard enough without having to deal with the scariness of watching one of your parents get replaced by another. "Daddy’s Home 2" relives its comedic past by proving to the audience that co-parenting between biological
Frost come, frost served: Premiere coverage and review of “Daddy’s Home 2”

Frost come, frost served: Premiere coverage and review of “Daddy’s Home 2”

Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
A-List Hollywood stars Will Ferrell, John Lithgow, Mark Wahlberg, and Mel Gibson attended the UK film premiere of their new movie "Daddy's Home 2" in Leicester Square on Thursday. Ferrell, enjoyed attention from the fans and spent a generous amount of time talking to reporters, whereas Wahlberg barely talked to anyone. Just like their characters in the movie, Ferrell is positive and friendly, while Wahlberg more distant and reserved. As we approach into winter, people are beginning to prepare for the holidays. Drinking hot chocolate, wearing fuzzy socks, and of course watching feel-good Christmas comedies all month long. How about adding "Daddy's Home 2" to your movie list? Following the 2015 hit movie "Daddy's Home," new friends and co-parents Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Wil
VAULT Festival are looking for you!

VAULT Festival are looking for you!

#breakingnews, Art, Culture, Film, Music, News
VAULT festival UK have just announced on their Twitter page that they are in need of talented volunteers to join the team for #VAULT2018. https://twitter.com/VAULTFestival/status/930053706002911233 VAULT is London’s biggest arts festival, that takes place every year between January and March. This event is celebrating the sixth year of Vault Festival, an 8-week underground festival of theatre and performance, comedy, film and late-night parties. Commencing on the 24th January 2018, the festival takes place in The Vaults (the labyrinth of tunnels underneath Waterloo Station) and is open 5 days a week from Wednesday to Sunday. “Goes from strength to strength with a vibrant, varied programme full of theatrical treats… a brilliant place to spot new talent…” The Stage VAULT festival has
The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

The Day After: Human Nature Takes Centre Stage At London Korean Film Festival

Art, Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
When recalling his interview with Hong Sang-soo, director of The Day After, this year’s opening film at the London Korean Film Festival, film critic Tony Rayns remembers being baffled. Why? Well, Sang-Soo’s answers to every question put to him were something along the lines of ‘I don’t know.’ For a director whose movies are renowned for their depth and characters, and are permanent fixtures at prestigious film festivals—in fact, The Day After was in the running for the Palme D’or at Cannes this year, along with another of his features, Claire’s Camera—Hong Sang-soo ‘wings it’ way too often than one would think. If he feels like it, he does it. His work mirrors his eccentricity, and maybe that’s what makes it so great. Shot entirely in black and white, The Day After is the story of th
London’s independent cinemas: building revolution

London’s independent cinemas: building revolution

Art, Audio, Culture, Film, Media, News, Social media
It’s Saturday evening in Central London. It’s cold outside, and a young student couple fancies a good movie. Their decision will reveal how the cinema business in the capital has evolved to a new paradigm of both management and consumption. It’s mid-March and all the Oscar-award winning films are on screen. She wants to see La la land, but he has already seen it, so it’s going to be Moonlight. They check the screenings on their smartphones. The closest venue is the Curzon in Bloomsbury. 13 pounds. Too much for their short budget. Another option: the Vue in Islington. 11 pounds. Still too expensive. They live in East London, so what about the Hackney Picturehouse? 11,5 pounds, no way. He is about to quit. Wait, she says, let’s check the Genesis in Whitechapel. Look, 7 pounds. Deal. Once
“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

“Women have to work harder and longer to get recognised”: Are the arts a man’s world?

Art, Culture, Film, Media, Music, musicians, Opinion
Last night’s 89th Academy Awards made headlines for several reasons. Issues ranged from the use of the wrong photo during the memorial video and the already infamous mix-up when announcing Best Picture clouded proceedings. However one key source of controversy has followed the awards since nominees were announced: 80 per cent of nominees outside of the acting categories are male. Criticised last year for a lack of racial diversity, #OscarsSoWhite dominated coverage of the proceedings. It seems that although this year’s ceremony is more representative in some ways, the nominations still come up short in others. This has prompted us to question how much gender inequality women face within the arts. Male-dominated industries Fresh from being awarded a Breakthrough Brit award by BAFTA,
Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Are London Street buskers being ‘criminalised’?

Art, Film, Music, musicians, Uncategorized
The streets of London are a stage to all aspiring musicians. However, with the recent introductory of busking licences in Camden a concern for the future of busking has emerged. Isn't it amazing how the streets of London curate symphonies with melodies, sounds and voices of different musicians? For years London has been a hub for the live music scene. Famous artists such as Ed Sheeran and Robin Williams are amongst those who started off their careers as buskers. So, be aware, next time you walk past a busker. They may be the very next star. However recently Camden council fined Beatboxer Fredy Garcia £1000 for busking without a license. Camden Town, well known for it's musicality has been criticised for it's controversial busking regulations. Street musician Jonnie Walker,