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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

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

Art, Audio, Blogs, Culture, LifeStyle, Media, Opinion, trends, TV, 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 Christies auction in 1999, it is unclear If the public will ever be able to view it again. Private auctions of personal collections including that of Marilyn Monroe’s and more recently Audrey Hepburn’s raise an important question, Is the sale of personal memorabilia threatening the loss of music and film history forever? Auction houses are cashing in, generating profits boasting far higher than their estimates as private buyers attempt to invest and own a part of history. Christie's recent auction of Audrey Hepburn’s personal collection saw her Burberry trench coat circa 1980’s sold for £68,500. A far cry from the £9000 it was estimated a

The 88th Academy Awards: As they happened…

#breakingnews, Culture, Film
The 88th Academy Awards kicked off last night with host Chris Rock taking the helm this year. Alejandro G. Iñárritu's The Revenant was the favourite to win Best Picture but with a surprise win from Spotlight and Leonardo DiCaprio's Best Actor win it all made for a rather exciting ceremony. It was finally Leo's year! This is the Oscars as they happened... Nominees for the 88th Academy Awards at the Nominees Luncheon. Photo credit: Academy Awards //

Review: Deadpool

Culture, Film
108 minutes of pure unadulterated violence, sexual montages and fourth wall destroying monologues. Yes, this is Deadpool and he is Marvel’s new antihero... Screencap from Deadpool. Credit: Fox Movies Marvel's Deadpool is not your average superhero film nor does it conform to the norms of general filmmaking. From the offset it strives to remind you of this with the inclusion of unconventional credits stating that it is written by 'the real heroes here' and is directed by 'an overpaid tool'. And the slow motion action underlaying this launches you straight into the promised unadulterated violence which certainly starts the film with impact. #Deadpool is *not* a movie to take your kids to, unless your kids are 21 and 17 like mine are. We enjoyed it. :D — Rick Riordan (@camphalfblood

Revenant wins big at 2016 BAFTAs

#breakingnews, Culture, Film
Battle scene featuring Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox. The Revenant, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy has scooped up many of the awards in the major categories at the BAFTAs this evening. The film took best director, best picture, best sound, best cinematography and best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio. The BAFTAs, one of the most prestigious awards ceremony ahead of the Academy Awards, honoured Alejandro González Iñárritu's the Revenant with five big awards at the ceremony this evening. The film, based on true events, focuses on a wilderness survival tale with Leonardo DiCaprio starring as the main character Hugh Glass. DiCaprio's harrowing portrayal of the character was rewarded with a best actor award and with The Telegraph calling it his "b

Joseph Fiennes, a white actor, to play Michael Jackson

Film
Michael Jackson fans are outraged that London based actor Joseph Fiennes is set to play the singer on a TV programme to be aired on Sky Arts. Jackson fans made their disapproval of the casting evident on social media. Fiennes' casting was discussed on social media using the hashtag #whitewashing. Just as Fiennes' new role was announced, U.S. and Canada are celebrating Black History month. https://twitter.com/cag419/status/692124759878975489 British news anchor Piers Morgan used his sarcasm to state his opinion on Twitter. https://twitter.com/piersmorgan/status/692660719775584257 African American talk - show Trevor Noah made a joke about this news as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-SV8YL4Fmg Sky Arts, which airs TV shows dedicated to the highbrow arts, claims

Deadpool to be rated 15 in the UK

Culture, Film
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool. Photo credit: 20th Century Fox.  Marvel's new film Deadpool is to be rated 15 in the UK for "strong bloody violence, strong language and sexual references" states the British Board of Film Classification. Ryan Reynolds is set to star as Deadpool in the new unconventional comic book film hitting UK screens on 10th February. The film, which according to the BBFC offers strong violence and language, is the first Marvel cinema adaption to gain an age rating of 15. Marvel's previous films such as The Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America have generally been rated around the 12, 12A mark. It seems that 20th Century Fox and Marvel are stepping away from the child friendly super-hero film style with this new film. In comparison, as The Independent states th
Regent Street Cinema Reborn

Regent Street Cinema Reborn

Audio, Culture, Film
Edward Lauder and Nader Kaddour caught up with Shira MacLeod at their London offices to chat about their aspirations for the newly renamed and renovated Regent Street Cinema. The Lumière brothers made history in 1896 by showing moving pictures to a paying audience in Britain for the first time. Then known as Marlborough Hall, the venue used would continue to show films for 84 years-under various names-until its transformation into a lecture theatre at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) in 1980. Now, nearly 120 years after the Lumière brothers’ first viewing, the symbolic cinema is making a comeback under the guidance of Shira MacLeod to delight crowds once again in the busy heart of London. Name changes to the Polytechnic Theatre and Cinema*
How to win a BAFTA

How to win a BAFTA

Film
Now that all the BAFTAS have been dished out for yet another year, now’s your time to prepare yourself for 2016’s ceremony. This list is designed to help you come away with a BAFTA next year. Reporter: Edward Lauder Sub-Editor: Nader Kaddour Be British BAFTA is a celebration of British cinema, therefore it makes sense that they will prioritise your film, your performance or your script if you are from the small island. Try to be as British as possible, constantly apologising for everything, saying long words and having a posh accent can also help. Have an unpronounceable name Benedict Cumberbatch (this one really is a mouth full), Ralph Fiennes (or is it Rafe…), Chiwetel Ejiofor (try to say that name in a hurry). It could help if you had an interesting and unpronounceable name