Chris Kirkwood

Review: Tinie Tempah’s ‘Youth’ doesn’t quite deliver

‘Youth’ is a poppy journey through Tinie Tempah’s mind that leaves much to be desired. After bursting onto the scene in 2010 with his album ‘Disc-Overy’, Tinie Tempah has failed to reach the heights of success that his debut record did. His follow up, ‘Demonstration’, was too Americanised and didn’t feel real, but his last […]

 Emma Ormiston

Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review: Beauty and the Beast

It’s a tale that’s old as time but Disney’s retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast is nothing if not modern, fresh and above all enchanting.

It was bittersweet and strange watching a film that I held so dear as a child be remodelled and reworked into this live action version, however director Bill Condon did not disappoint me. Having directed the final two Twilight films, Condon was used to living up to high expectations of die-hard fans. Armed with three […]

 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 […]

 Paul Barclay

The Lego Batman Movie – Review

The Lego Batman Movie – Review

How do you follow up an unconventional film, that became a worldwide smash hit? If  you are Warner Bros, you make a spin-off focusing purely on one of the characters from the original. Also, it helps when that character is The Dark Knight himself, Batman, who is arguably the most famous comic book character ever. […]

 KatieBaggott

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

REVIEW: Sleeping Beauty adds Christmas sparkle to the Sunderland Empire!

The West End of the North East brings this age old magical tale with a contemporary twist! The Brothers Grimm meet their match with Martin Dodd’s colourful, farcical production of the classic fairytale at the opening night of the pantomime. The dazzling, battling duo – Faye Tozer, the Good Fairy and Vicky Entwistle who plays […]

 Cameron Mitchell

Luke Cage (spoiler free) review – do Netflix and Marvel work together well?

Luke Cage (spoiler free) review – do Netflix and Marvel work together well?

Marvel’s Luke Cage is a Netflix original series that follows the story of, you guessed it, Luke Cage (comic book fans may know him as Power Man), played by Mike Colter.

The series takes place in Harlem, New York, where a troubled Luke Cage is starting his life over. The peace ends when local happenings draw him out from the crowd, making him feel like he has to take things into his own hands and restore peace to Harlem. The creator of the series, Cheo Hodari Coker, has […]

 Siarlot Lloyd

Kubo And The Two Strings

Kubo And The Two Strings

Kubo And Two Strings is the story of a boy (the titular Kubo) questing to find a legendary suit of armour. It features an A-list supporting voice cast (Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes) as well as Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark, Game of Thrones) as Kubo. The fourth feature film by Laika studios (Coraline, Paranorman) […]

 Paul Barclay

Blink 182 – “California” Album Review

Well, this is a familiar situation. Tom Delonge leaves Blink 182, so Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker recruit different members and make new music without Delonge. But, the difference this time is that instead of making a new Plus 44 album, they have brought in Matt Skiba from Alkaline Trio and have decided to continue […]

 Matthew Wroe

Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Review: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

There is no adventure or exploration in Uncharted 4. Nathan Drake has settled down and got himself a day job with a salvage company. He’s happily married and lives a quiet life in New Orleans. That’s it, no more adventures for our hero. The end. Well, would you look at that? Naughty Dog drop a […]

 Tamra Lewis

Little Mix Get Weird Tour Review

Little Mix Get Weird Tour Review

The UK’s biggest girl band, Little Mix, Get Weird with Fairy-tale sets, sparkly outfits, bright lights and plenty of hit songs.

If you told me five years ago that a girl band from X Factor were going to be doing their world tour for their third platinum selling album, I’d probably have laughed about it because everyone knows not many girl bands become so popular; especially a manually put together girl band whose individual dreams were […]

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