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The Infiltrator (2016) Review

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Based on a true story of how a US Customs Official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord along with corrupt bank officials.

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Gone with the Wind (1939) Review

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During the American Civil War we follow the life of Scarlett O’Hara who is a manipulated Southern belle. Will she eventually meet her match with the charismatic Rhett Butler?

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Stage: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

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Some super exciting Theatre news popped into my email inbox yesterday morning. The incredible Imelda Staunton is returning to the West End stage, this time in a play. Even better yet a play that I have wanted to see since catching up with the amazing film. Now this is going to be a special treat!

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7 Movie Villains Who Had No Business Losing

Cinema would be nothing without its villains. Not every story has one, of course, but from ordinary antagonists to world-conquering super villains, there’s usually someone to root against, and it’s often these characters that entertain us most, or most effectively drive a story forward. And almost always, these characters lose.

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Generally, this is what moviegoers want. We want to see compelling antagonists who are ultimately defeated by more relatable or morally admirable heroes. But that doesn’t change the fact that there have been a lot of movie villains over the years who seemed to have about 99.9 percent chances of triumphing in their respective conflicts. Here are seven such villains who never had any business losing, but graciously did so for narrative convenience.

(Naturally, some spoilers follow for the relevant films)

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Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) Review

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Bridget Jones is pretty much sick of her singleton life style and vows to make some serious changes. Through her diary entries we get to go along on the crazy ride as she attempts to find true love.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby (2016) Review

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Bridget Jones is back and she never kept her happy ending with Mark Darcy. She has just turned 43 and still very much single, decides to change her life choices which leads to becoming pregnant. One problem, the baby has two possible fathers.

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Sister Act the Musical (UK Tour) Review

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Cast

Alexandra Burke – Deloris Van Cartier

Karen Mann – Mother Superior

Rosemary Ashe – Sister Mary Lazarus

Aaron Lee Lambert – Curtis

Sarah Goggin – Sister Mary Robert

Susannah Van Den Berg – Sister Mary Patrick

Jon Robyns – Eddie

Show Date – Friday 9th September 2016

Venue – Sunderland Empire

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Hell or High Water (2016) Review

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Two brothers are targeting banks to rob them but it isn’t exactly as it first seems. Toby a divorced father trying to look out for his sons has a plan in place to ensure they have a better life than he did. Texas Ranger Marcus Harrison is determined to catch the pair in his final weeks before retirement.

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Barbara Streisand: Encore

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This album is rather impressive as it combines theatre songs with some very well known actors to sing with the legend that is Barbra Streisand. I first heard about it on a feature from Good Morning Britain who showed clips of the recording sessions along with a very excited Jamie Foxx. Brilliant to see how much of a big star Streisand is!

I was so curious about this album that I went straight onto Spotify to see that only one song was available so therefore iTunes to buy it!

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