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AT THE MOVIES: Last Vegas – Review

Directed by: Jon Turteltaub Starring: Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Kevin Kline, Mary Steenburgen In cinemas January 3rd. Four friends go to Vegas for a stag party and high jinks ensue. No it’s not The Hangover part 500 but rather a star studded offering featuring four Hollywood heavyweights of a certain age! Douglas plays Billy – the erstwhile stag. Having … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: American Hustle – Review

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Directed by: Davis O. Russell Starring: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner In cinemas January 1st. This is a fictionalised version of a true story. That is to say the basic premise about a complicated con job by the FBI, which was used to prosecute several US senators for corruption, is used as the basis of the story which is then expanded upon for … [Read more...]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Wishing our valued readers, their friends and families a very happy, peaceful and prosperous New Year 2014. May the cares of 2013 be put behind you and replaced with the hopes of new opportunities and happy times in 2014! Personally, I'm not a fan of the song Auld Lang Syne but I love this haunting version from the first Sex and the City movie. Enjoy! [youtube p9m9DuhHBAo]   … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty – Reviee

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Directed by: Ben Stiller Starring: Ben Stiller, Kirsten Wiig, Shirley MacLaine, Patten Oswalt, Katherine Hahn In cinemas December 26th. James Thurber’s 1939 short story about a man who lives in a fantasy world once again gets a big screen outing. Forget about the chirpy tunes in the 1947 Danny Kaye version though. This time around it gets the black comedy treatment courtesy of Mr Blue … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: Walking With Dinosaurs: The Movie – Review

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Directed by: Neil Nightingale, Barry Cook Starring the voices of: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone In cinemas December 20th. Produced by BBC Earth this may share a title with their now legendary 1999 documentary series and feature dinosaurs but that is where the similarities end. Rather this takes the technology behind that TV show and delivers a narrative storyline … [Read more...]

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2014! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy, Frances Winston and the Daily Update team xx     … [Read more...]

FELIZ NAVIDAD!

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Wishing all of our valued readers and their families a very Merry Christmas, a joyous festive season and great things for the New Year, 2013! Love and best wishes, Declan Leavy and the Daily Update team xx     … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug – Review

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Directed by: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Benedict Cumberbatch, Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Ken Stott, James Nesbitt, Orlando Bloom, Aidan Turner In cinemas December 13th. Peter Jackson’s epic movies based on the legendary books by J.R.R. Tolkien are like marmite – you either love them or hate them. If you weren’t a fan of his … [Read more...]

AT THE MOVIES: Frozen – Review

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Directed by: Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Starring the voices of: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana In cinemas December 6th. Loosely based on the Hans Christian Anderson tale The Snow Queen this sees Disney return to their classic tried and tested formula of beautiful princesses from well known tales singing catchy songs. In fairness, it has worked for … [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS MUSIC: The 10 Most Played Christmas Songs Ever

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We love Christmas music! Love them or hate them, there's no chance high street stores are going to desist from the Christmas tunes. The likes of Mariah Carey and Slade singing about Christmas trees and Santa are good for business, making people much more likely to splash out on gifts, according to research from the music licensing organisations. One in four people claim to be more generous when … [Read more...]