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Actors gone wild – American Hustle

Actors gone wild – American Hustle

Arts, Film, Local February 2, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

THE WORDS ‘Written By’ can be very misleading. The credits astride ‘Written By’ in American Hustle run David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer; this is very misleading. As far as I can gather there isRead More

What’s on in Aberystwyth as we run into February?

What’s on in Aberystwyth as we run into February?

Arts, Local January 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm Comments

A WIDE variety of entertainment is coming up over the next few weeks in Aberystwyth; not only American Hustle on at the Commodore this week, but much more around both town and campus. Firstly, the ArtsRead More

A touching and inspiring portrayal of events in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

A touching and inspiring portrayal of events in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Arts, Film, Local January 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm Comments

MANDELA: Long Walk to Freedom is the biopic on the South African Presidents life, based on his autobiography. Idris Elba succeeds a long list of actors in playing the renowned leader, with fellow Brit Naomi HarrisRead More

Adventure & product placement: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Adventure & product placement: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

Arts, Film, Local January 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

WALTER Mitty: essentially a man who’s realising that he’s never truly lived a day, devoting it to his career and family instead. The movie opens with Walter viewing the dating profile of his female co-worker, minusRead More

Kill Your Darlings: Hitting the Beats

Kill Your Darlings: Hitting the Beats

Arts, Film, Local January 21, 2014 at 6:00 pm Comments

THE BEAT Generation represented something of a revolution in the straight-laced, meter-locked literature of its time, embodied most readily in Allen Ginsberg’s Howl and Other Poems, a viscous blast of post-war fury. In a time whenRead More

Anchorman 2 only shows flashes of the success of the first

Anchorman 2 only shows flashes of the success of the first

Arts, Film, Local January 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

I WENT into Anchorman 2 with an open mind, I knew it couldn’t compare to the first but I expected things to more or less pick up from where Anchorman left off. For the first thirtyRead More

The Harry Hill Movie: a stale burp

The Harry Hill Movie: a stale burp

Arts, Editors' Pick, Film, Local January 9, 2014 at 12:00 pm Comments

THROUGHOUT the entirety of The Harry Hill Movie’s rather crawling 88 minutes, I found myself glancing restlessly around to the other six members of the audience in the Commodore cinema. It started around two minutes inRead More

Beginning a whole new era of Disney animation: Frozen

Beginning a whole new era of Disney animation: Frozen

Arts, Film, Local January 8, 2014 at 5:00 pm Comments

DISNEY’S Frozen has proved to be another family classic over Christmas. Loosely based on The Snow Queen, Frozen tells the story of two sisters whose relationship remains the core of the story throughout. Elsa, the eldest and voicedRead More

Twelfth Night is a ravishing feast for the eyes, ears and soul

Twelfth Night is a ravishing feast for the eyes, ears and soul

Arts, Local, Theatre January 3, 2014 at 11:00 am Comments

FILTER Theatre’s speed-striped production of Old Bill Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, directed by Sean Holmes, can be variously described as: anarchic, delirious, raucous and, yet, above all these pesky adjectives, the words ‘ridiculous fun’ spring most readilyRead More

The Hobbit Part 2 delivers an action packed Tolkien filled adventure

The Hobbit Part 2 delivers an action packed Tolkien filled adventure

Arts, Film, Local December 29, 2013 at 5:00 pm Comments

MY ANTICIPATION was high for the second instalment of the Hobbit trilogy, and The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug did not disappoint. This second instalment is more fast paced and action packed than the first film inRead More