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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
Feeling festive? Daddy’s Home 2 is officially out now

Feeling festive? Daddy’s Home 2 is officially out now

Culture, Entertainment, Film, Premiere
On Thursday night, October 16th, Voice of Westminster journalists Betina Gluhova and Asena Degirmenci went to Leicester Square to attend the UK film premiere of one of this year’s most anticipated Christmas comedies – Daddy’s Home 2. As Christmas is just weeks away we bet that everyone is looking forward to drink hot chocolate, wear cosy socks and watch a festive family movie at home. Well, we can begin our winter rituals now. Following the hit movie from 2015 this year Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) join forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas but this time their dads come along – Kurt (Mel Gibson) and Don (John Lithgow). The movie will make you not only smile but laugh and surely it will get you even more excited about Christmas than you already are
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 ha
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,
James Bond film production designer, Sir Ken Adam dies

James Bond film production designer, Sir Ken Adam dies

#breakingnews, Film
Sir Ken Adam, renowned for his work on James Bond films, died on Thursday at his home in London according to the BBC. He was 95. Sir Ken, worked on seven James Bond films including Dr. No (the first of the series) and Goldfinger. He was known for his innovative designs of villain lairs. The Production designer also designed the famous racing car in the 1968 film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, based on Ian Fleming's novel Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-P2jiRPlq2U Sir Adam, born in Berlin as Klaus Hugo Adam later migrated to England in 1934 with his Jewish family. In 1975, he won an Oscar for his work on Barry Lyndon (British-American period drama film) and his second Oscar in 1995 for his work on The Madness of King George. He was later

“Ghostbusters is racist,” fans claim

Culture, Film, Look, Social media
Fans of the world-acclaimed movie allege that the new version is racist. Thirty years after the much-loved original franchise took the world by storm, the sequel made its long-awaited reboot with an all female cast. When the film's trailer debuted this Thursday, fans who watched the two-minute video quickly took to social media to share their disappointments. They claimed the movie is “racist” because it “lacks diversity”. Why does the Ghostbusters' token character always have to be black? That's racist! #Ghostbusters — PCobbs (@pcobbsthoughts) March 5, 2016 Is it me or based on trailer the Ghostbuster film looks kinda racist. Three white scientists and Lisa Jones is the street girl I'll pass — Mark Harris (@1555FILMWORKS) March 4, 2016 Also I think it's bad &am

Stars make bold choices at the Oscar’s red carpet

#breakingnews, Culture, Film
The 88th Academy Awards was a memorable night for the world of fashion, as many stars on the red carpet made bold choices. Some of the biggest brands like Versace, Armani, Ralph Lauren and Dior were the usual favourites. For this year’s Oscars, bright and dark colours were the new trend. Here's how social media reacted to it. All eyes on Naomi Watts on the #ERedCarpet! What do you think @MelRivers will think of this look on #FashionPolice? pic.twitter.com/cKDj5MJqBx — Fashion Police (@e_FashionPolice) February 29, 2016 Olivia Munn putting a little too much pepper on the comedy there. — Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) February 29, 2016 Enough about Leo, let's talk about her. Rachel McAdams. goddess pic.twitter.com/1eljjLiGOi — Fernando Flores (@fafloresmo