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Review: Take That – Live At The 02 Arena

Take That live at the 02 Arena (c) Thehitsradio.com

Take That live at the 02 Arena (c) Thehitsradio.com

Watching Take That perform at the 02 Arena in London, from the comfort of the local cinema was a spectacular experience. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald, (or to quote a part of their opening speech: “…what’s left of Take That”), prove that they are still brilliantly talented artists, even as a threesome. Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Go And See Jurassic World

Jurassic World (c) Brainfreeze.be

Jurassic World (c) Brainfreeze.be

Words can hardly describe my feelings about Jurassic World. The sheer awesomeness of this movie is too large to properly put into words. But director Colin Trevorrow and his cast & crew have managed to capture the essence of what a Hollywood blockbuster should look and feel like. Here are 5 reasons to dive into the nearest cinema, armed with a pair of essential 3D-glasses…

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Three Plays In 3 Days – American Buffalo, The Elephant Man and The Merchant Of Venice

AMERICAN BUFFALO            Writer - David Mamet, Director Daniel Evans, Wyndham's Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson - www.perssonphotography.com /

AMERICAN BUFFALO Writer – David Mamet, Director Daniel Evans, Wyndham’s Theatre, London, UK, Credit: Johan Persson – http://www.perssonphotography.com /

After six months I found myself back in one of the world’s most inspiring places with regards to entertainment: London’s West End! Time for another theatre marathon, consisting of these plays: American Buffalo, starring Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge, The Merchant Of Venice, including Jonathan Pryce and Daniel Lapaine and The Elephant Man, with Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola. 

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10 Reasons To Go And See Avengers: Age Of Ultron

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (c) Comingsoon.net

The Avengers: Age of Ultron (c) Comingsoon.net

Avengers: Age Of Ultron is more than just an futuristic action movie, it basically contains every genre imaginable. It has science fiction, bits of romance, kick ass action sequences and a healthy dose of drama thrown in. I went to see it three times! There is so much going on, that watching it once just isn’t enough. Here are ten reasons to hop on your Quinjet and fly to the nearest cinema! Continue reading


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10 Reasons To Go And See Run All Night

'Run All Night' hits Dutch cinemas on April the 16th (c) Forbes.com

‘Run All Night’ hits Dutch cinemas on April the 16th (c) Forbes.com

Sometimes you just know that a movie is going to be fantastic and match your expectations, before you’ve even seen it. Run All Night, starring Liam Neeson and Ed Harris, belongs in this category. I loved every minute of it and if you’re a fan of decent action movies with a great cast, you will definitely agree! Here are 10 reasons to go and cartwheel your way to the nearest cinema…

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10 Reasons To Go And See Fast & Furious 7

Fast and Furious 7 (c) 3news.co.nz

Fast and Furious 7 (c) 3news.co.nz

The Fast & Furious movies are one of my guilty pleasures. I don’t care how ‘Ludacris’ (no pun intended) the plot or action scenes are, I love it. The seventh one was as enjoyable as I expected it to be. The real F&F fans don’t need to be persuaded, but here are 10 reasons to go and ‘race’ to the cinema for Furious 7!  Continue reading


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10 Reasons To Go And See Michiel De Ruyter

Cast of Michiel de Ruyter, striking a cool pose (c) Hartvannederland.nl

Cast of Michiel de Ruyter, striking a cool pose (c) Hartvannederland.nl

A Dutch movie about the history of naval hero Michiel de Ruyter… Normally I’m not a big fan of movies made in my home country, but this one is an exception! I loved the look and feel of it, the sets and costumes. What’s more, I was blown away by the performance of the actors. So here are 10 reasons to go and see this Dutch cinematic jewel, whether you’re Dutch or not!
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