Opinion

 Emily Mertens

REVIEW: How To Get Away With Murder Season Four

REVIEW: How To Get Away With Murder Season Four

How To Get Away With Murder has two personalities. Firstly, its murder-frenzy side. These episodes are fast-paced, shocking and extremely engaging. They make it difficult to look away from the screen and make waiting for the next episode excruciatingly hard. The other, is more in-depth and thought-provoking – like a wiser older sister. They look […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

Editor’s Pick: Top 5 Star Wars Characters

As today (4 May) is Star Wars Day, here are the top 5 Star Wars characters, as chosen by our editor. General Leia Organa Otherwise known as Princess Leia, she is in many ways the matriarch of the whole Star Wars series. Portrayed by the late Carrie Fisher, Leia was the original strong female character […]

 Tabitha Peverley

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

Review: Paloma Faith at Metro Radio Arena 9/3/2018

The arena was alive and jumping when Paloma Faith took to the stage. Dressed to impress in a pink fringed dress that strengthens the reputation she has for being a little bit different, she emerged from a trap door at the top of a set made to look like a cave full of crystals. Opening […]

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Review: Jersey Boys

Review: Jersey Boys

Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman’s award-winning Broadway musical comes to Sunderland.

Identity: who you are, how you distinguish yourself and how you portray yourself in the eyes of others. This theme is heavily present in Jersey Boys. Starring Simon Bailey (Tommy Devito), Dayle Hodge (Frankie Valli), Declan Egan (Bob Guadio), and Lewis Griffths (Nick Massi), they form a band titled ‘The Four Seasons’, living New Jersey […]

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Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Sunderland Celebrates International Women’s Day with a music showcase at local venue

Four music acts from North East, England came together to showcase their talents in honor of International Women's Day 2018

Spotlight Music UK hosted their International Women’s Day Showcase at Independent Sunderland on the evening of Thursday March 8. The music event welcomed some of the North East’s talent, such as: Eve Simpson, Twist Helix, Chain the Phoenix and Human X. The event — which took place on International Women’s Day — was certainly special. […]

 Plamedie Poto-poto

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

REVIEW: The Script at Metro Radio Arena

What does freedom mean to you? That is the question The Script asks their fans. The concert generates answers from supporters around the world about the importance of being free. After a two-year absence from Newcastle, alternative pop-rock band The Script returned to animate the Geordies at the Metro Radio Arena. The trio were greeted […]

 Nicole Wood

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

Review: Fifty Shades Freed

When you think of Fifty Shades you immediately think “porn for women”. But take away the sexist expectation, the final instalment of the trilogy opens your mind to the story behind the title. Dakota Johnson portrays Anastasia Steele perfectly in the final adaptation of the erotic novels by E.L James. Although many will think her […]

 Northern Lights

Should we be excited for the Arctic Monkey’s homecoming?

Should we be excited for the Arctic Monkey’s homecoming?

All the news about indie music in 2018 is regarding the release of the Arctic Monkeys’ new album. As a huge indie fan, I have waited for a sign of productivity from the Sheffield based band — it seems a long time since the announcement of ‘AM’ in 2014. But it seems lead singer Alex […]

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Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

Which American Sitcom should you be bingeing on Netflix this summer?

It goes without saying that there is an endless array of sitcoms — which can only be described as witty and endlessly relatable — on streaming giant, Netflix. I will take it upon myself to narrow down those available, and find the best option for you. If you’ve just broken up for the holidays, or […]

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Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

Why 2017 may prove to be the most important year in film history

While it may not be remembered as such — due to the lack of any record-breaking Avengers films, or any newsworthy performances from big names like Leonardo DiCaprio — 2017 was a very important year for films. Not because of the financial success of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which grossed over $1.3 billion worldwide, […]

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