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Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Theatre preview: Miss Saigon at Sunderland Empire

Words by Nick Thompson   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Sunderland Empire (@sundempire) on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:40pm PDT When I heard Miss Saigon was coming to Sunderland Empire, I had to get tickets, it’s one of my favourite soundtracks, with one of my favourite songs of the show […]

 Sally Seaton

Preview: Life of the Party

Preview: Life of the Party

Melissa McCarthy is a comedy genius known for her hilarious acting roles as an overweight, clumsy, witty middle-aged woman. In her new film that hits UK cinemas this May, she is exactly that – the life and soul of a party. Starting out as a controlled house wife, newly-divorced Deanna (Melissa McCarthy) turns her wasted […]

 Chris Kirkwood

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah looks to return to the top with ‘Youth’ – Preview

Tinie Tempah burst onto the scene in 2010 with his classic track Pass Out, now the rapper is trying to reclaim his crown with his new album ‘Youth’. His first album, ‘Disc-Overy’, was a massive hit but Tempah’s follow up Demonstration didn’t live up to the hype and he fell down a few pegs in the UK […]

 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 […]

 Jonathan 'Kit' Shaw

Preview: Gundam Versus to be released on the PS4

Preview: Gundam Versus to be released on the PS4

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Gundam Vs series and Bandai is celebrating it with the similarly titled Gundam Versus for the Playstation 4. For those who don’t know what Mobile Suit Gundam is, it is a Japanese mecha anime which started back in 1979 and is one of the most famous mech series […]

 Paul Barclay

John Wick: Chapter 2 cut for UK release

The follow-up to the Keanu Reeves shoot-em-up John Wick has had 22 seconds cut from it to achieve a 15 age rating for its UK release. In a short statement, the BBFC stated that after Lionsgate, the distribution company, asked what would need to be cut to gain a 15 rating, they “chose to reduce bloody injury […]

 Mark Tyers

INTERVIEW: TM talks Chipmunk, Makina and NE Grime

Spennymoor Grime MC talks Chip, Makina and NE Grime ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland

  Spennymoor Grime MC Matty Topping [TM] has been making waves in the North East Grime scene for a few years and signed with Knowledge Is Power Promotions last year. Mark Tyers caught up with TM ahead of his upcoming gig at Independent, Sunderland and got his take on his career to date. MT: You […]

 Justin Chew

Preview: Game of Thrones Season 6

WARNING: SPOILERS! Is he really dead!? Where are Sansa and Theo?! What is happening with Dany!? And just what will Arya do now!? Needlessly to say anticipation of this new season runs high, with everything that has happened in the last season, with the character’s storylines all ending in gut-wrenching cliffhangers, the fans are more […]

 Katherine Shanks

Preview: Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like

Preview: Gwen Stefani – This Is What The Truth Feels Like

Leaving a band to go solo hasn’t always worked out for many pop stars, but for Gwen Stefani, leaving No Doubt to make her own music proved to be a very smart move. The success of her first two albums along with seven Grammy nominations showed the world that she is an artist in her […]

 Katherine Shanks

Preview: The Jungle Book

When asked about The Jungle Book, the first thing most people visualise is the popular Disney film; beloved by all ages and filled with cartoon characters and light-hearted sing alongs.   However, Jon Favreu’s live-action remake may be set to change this as he offers a spectacular and more realistic take on the classic tale. […]

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