Danielle Blakeley

Preview: Cars 3

Preview: Cars 3

Lightning McQueen is racing back to the big screen this July in the well-anticipated threequel of Disney Pixar’s Cars. via GIPHY Fans of the animated film series will witness the transition of their franchise hero from rookie to old-timer as he struggles to keep his racing career alive. Owen Wilson returns as the race car […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Get Out: Review

Get Out: Review

On the surface, it may appear that Jordan Peele’s directorial debut Get Out is in many ways a standard cliché horror film. The movies opening scene is set in a traditional manner: abandoned street in the shadowy darkness with an unsuspecting victim. Thrilling jump scares, predictable plot twists and clever tension building continue to establish […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Seussical at The Customs House South Shields – Review

Students from the University of Sunderland delivered a vibrant and colourful performance that exuded professionalism in Seussical The Musical at the Customs House last week. The show was high in energy and the talented cast sang and danced their way through lively and heart-warming chorus numbers to bring the wacky world of Dr. Seuss to […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Get Out – Preview

Get Out – Preview

Jordan Peele will be making his directorial debut in the horror-thriller genre with his new film Get Out.

Set in the present, this movie has boldly set itself up to approach deep-rooted issues of race and prejudice. The racially-driven plot sees African-American boyfriend, Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and white partner, Rose (Allison Williams), attending a weekend getaway in order to meet Rose’s parents. The trip finds them in a white dominated suburb where mysterious […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

Fifty Shades Darker – Review

The well-anticipated Mr dark and mysterious recently topped the box office film charts, but it wasn’t quite the troubled billionaire protagonist that people were expecting. The Lego Batman Movie raked in £7.9 million on its opening weekend, meaning capes and comedy beat Christian Grey and his raunchy sequel to the top spot. Fifty Shades Darker earned a slightly lower £7.56 million, nearly half the amount of its Valentine’s Day predecessor, ranking it in second place.

Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson reprised their roles as billionaire bad boy, Christian Grey and inexperienced ‘misfit,’ Anastasia Steele, but continued to struggle with on screen chemistry in this disappointing sequel. The movie begins with the “not a hearts and flowers kind of” Christian, giving Anastasia… flowers, in a bid to swoon her back to […]

 Danielle Blakeley

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

Seussical the Musical comes to the Customs House in South Shields

The magical stories of Dr. Seuss are coming to life in the University of Sunderland’s Seussical the Musical at the Customs House in South Shields this March. The show features some of Seuss’s most recognisable characters, such as The Cat in the Hat and The Grinch, plucked straight from the pages of his most famous […]