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University of Sunderland graduate, James Longman wins Emmy Award for his role on The Late Late Show with James Corden

James, who graduated with a degree in Media and Communication in 1998, received the accolade at the Emmy Awards which took place in LA last weekend (9-10 September 2017). James relocated to LA to work on the American late-night talk show in December 2015 and was honoured last year as a BAFTA LA Newcomer. He […]

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Review: Resident Evil 7

Review: Resident Evil 7

By Sam Wilkinson Resident Evil 7, which came out on January 24, 2017, is the newest release into the acclaimed Resident Evil horror game franchise, and it’s came back with a bang.   Developed by the game studio, CAPCOM, the creators of the previous Resident Evil games, Resident Evil 7 goes back to the classic […]

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Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

Album review: Metallica ‘Ride The Lightning’

By Sam Wilkinson The year was 1984, and July 27 saw Metallica releasing their second album, ‘Ride The Lightning’. This album solidified both the band and the album at the forefront of the “thrash metal” genre, even amongst debut albums like Slayer’s “Show No Mercy”, and “Fistful of Metal” by Anthrax.   Vocalist and rhythm guitarist, James […]

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Review: DOOM (2016)

Review: DOOM (2016)

By Sam Wilkinson The world-renowned first person shooter DOOM has just released another title into its franchise. Created by Id software and Bethesda Softworks, it was critically acclaimed by critics and customers alike with the game receiving the ‘Best Action Game’ and the ‘Best Music Design’ of 2016. Many people even went on to say […]

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Russell Brand set to play Sunderland Empire on new RE:BIRTH tour

Russell Brand set to play Sunderland Empire on new RE:BIRTH tour

Following a series of sold-out preview shows in November and December 2016, Russell Brand has announced a new stand-up tour of UK and Ireland, RE:BIRTH, which will play at the Sunderland Empire Theatre on October 14, 2018. In RE:BIRTH, Russell Brand wrestles with questions such as ‘what is real? Who are we? And where did this […]

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#HappyStarWarsDay: The 10 Greatest Star Wars Scenes

10. The lava Lamping – Revenge of the Sith (above) Anakin, having turned to the Dark Side, unleashes hell against his former master on the exploding volcano planet Mustafar. The lengthiest lightsaber battle in the saga, and on a par with the best sword-fighting sequences in Hong Kong cinema.     9. The Cantina Bar […]

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Top 5 Star Wars characters #MayThe4thBeWithYou

Top 5 Star Wars characters #MayThe4thBeWithYou

By Linzi Saunders As it is Star Wars Day today, we have decided to put a list of the best five Star Wars characters. Here it is: 1.Yes, it’s true, Darth Vader is in the top 5! The 6’5 cybord will be proud. 2.At number two we have the brilliant Boba Fett 1 son of […]

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Northern Lights reviews: Game of Thrones S6 Ep1

Welcome to our newest feature where we gather the thoughts and musings on the latest shows and films from our team and collate them into one diverse review. What better way to start than the season debut of the biggest show right now, Game of Thrones… Paul, Editor of Northern Lights: “Well, after the epic […]

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Review of Trivium: Silence in the Snow

By Jordan Coils Silence in the Snow is the seventh album from Orlando metal band Trivium. Formed in 2000, Trivium’s career has lasted over a decade, with lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matt Heafy being only 19 when their breakthrough second album ‘Ascendancy’ was released in 2004. Trivium’s sound has changed and evolved greatly over […]

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8 of the most nostalgic 90s video games

8 of the most nostalgic 90s video games

Crash bandicoot 3, doom, Goldeneye 007, Mortal Kombat, Age of Empires 2, Pokémon red/blue, Sonic the Hedgehog, Super Mario 64 - do you remember all of these?

By Eamon Richards The 90s were full of new ground breaking video games across multiple platforms, which over time have stayed with gamers around the world who played them. Some games more than others have a certain nostalgic value but here are eight of the most nostalgic video games from the 90s. The blue haired […]

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