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Review: The 1975 @ The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Review: The 1975 @ The O2 Academy, Newcastle

Sporting slightly ripped skinny jeans, an oversized vintage NUFC shirt, and a floppy slicked back Mohican- 1975 front man Matt Healy looks on top of the world as he took centre stage at Newcastle’s O2 Academy. The 1975 are currently one of the biggest and best indie rock bands of 2013, who also dabble in […]

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Review: Wolf of Wall Street – Absolutely On The Money

Review: Wolf of Wall Street – Absolutely On The Money

So… Where do I begin? Martin Scorsese’s latest masterpiece, The Wolf Of Wall Street, features drugs, sex, cash, dwarfs getting tossed onto a giant dart board, and well, more drugs. Leonardo DiCaprio has, on previous occasions, amazed us with his outstanding performances in films such as The Aviator, The Departed and Blood Diamond. However, this […]

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The Wolf Of Wall Street – DiCaprio On The Oscar Prowl Again?

The Wolf Of Wall Street – DiCaprio On The Oscar Prowl Again?

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio team up once again for possibly one of the most highly anticipated blockbuster films of the year. Collaborating for the fifth time, The Wolf of Wall Street stars DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, an upcoming stockbroker running illegal call centres in New York during the 1990’s. DiCaprio has previously worked with […]

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Review: Gavin Webster's Northumbrian Assembly

Review: Gavin Webster's Northumbrian Assembly

On a chilly late autumn’s night, the Tyne Mill Volvo theatre was packed with frozen stand-up comedy fans yearning for some laughs as well as warmth. The opening act Lee Kyle provided fresh yet entertaining comedy – very cheesy and rather goofy – much like his looks. Being a fan of stand up, I thought […]

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Review: Carrie – Yet Another Needless Remake

Review: Carrie – Yet Another Needless Remake

The re-imagining of the 1976 horror classic comes up a little short on the imagination

I find it rather strange that us Brits strive to copy the ideal stereotypical American prom. In films over the years, what’s supposed to be a romantic, first ‘young love’ event where one might lose their virginity, has been shadowed by cruelty, anxiety and especially humiliation. Two rather notable occasions where this happens is in There’s […]

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Preview: Carrie

Preview: Carrie

Can Chloe Mortez deliver a performance deserving of the "Horror Movie of The Year" hype?

For all vintage horror movie fans out there, the original Carrie film leaves the somewhat disturbing image of a fire-wrecked, bloody senior prom. The 1976 classic, based on the novel written by Stephen King (The Shining, Green Mile) left viewers both stunned and scared by its horrific scenes of pigs’ blood, gore and teenage telekinesis. […]