I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!


Sir Ridley Scott Exhibition

The Word, a national centre for the written word has just opened in South Shields over the weekend. A very impressive building with four levels, a library with many different sections for different ages. Interactive points, ICT amongst many other things. To go along with the opening they have decided to have an exhibition of most famous South Shields born film director Sir Ridley Scott. Obviously I was very quick to head across to check it out!


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The Magnificent Seven (2016) Review


When Bartholomew Bogue turns up to steal land in a small village, it is up to seven gun men to come together to help save everything.

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Queen of Katwe (2016) Review


The true story of how Phiona’s life is changed forever when Robert introduces a group of Ugandan children to the game of Chess. The strategy and logic required seems perfect for the girl who can easily problem solve.

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The Girl on the Train (2016) Review

girl_on_the_train_ver3_zpsptewz9zaRachel is still struggling to get over her divorce and while riding the train into New York everyday has created stories for the people she can see from the window. The only problem is she also passes her old house, battling with her demons along the way. She is about to become even more involved than she could have ever imagined.

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Theatre Merchandise: Mary Poppins


After seeing Mary Poppins last night I must also report that it was not just the show that was magical the merchandise to buy was equally as good! I mean I had a feeling it would be considering Newcastle’s Theatre Royal was advertising for extra staff to work on the merchandise stands (that never happens, ever) so I had a feeling it would therefore be impressive.

Then I heard they were selling umbrellas with Parrot head and all!

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A Knight’s Tale (2001) Review


A young squire with a gift for jousting ends up competing and pretending to be a Knight in order to make money and survive.

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Inferno (2016) Review


Robert Langdon wakes up in a hospital with amnesia not even remembering that he had travelled to Italy. With the help of Dr Sienna Brooks they must retrace his steps and find out the real reason he was on the trip, to stop a global plot!

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Happy 91st Birthday Angela Lansbury!


The incredible Angela Lansbury turns 91 today and I thought what better way than to mention how fantastic she was in Blithe Spirit in 2014 and seeing her head inside at the stage door! A true legend of stage and screen.

Happy Birthday Dame Angela!

Blogathon: 7 Things I Learned from the Movies


You’re invited to get deep, personal or have some fun with the lessons films have taught you, for the THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON.

Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy, and this blogathon happens October 14-17, 2016.

You can do anything: a list, essay, video, or podcast, to discuss the valuable or ridiculous life lesson(s) you learned from a film, whether it was about love, war, greed, kindness, activism, bravery, sacrifice, or prejudice. Tell which movie taught you a universal truth, a new concept, the way a system works, how to craft the perfect comeback, deal with a bully, kill a vampire, behave on a date, solve a murder or mix a cocktail with style. Did a film guide your career choice, help you overcome an obstacle, better understand a friend, era, art form or culture, or change your life?

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