Month: September 2013

Theatre Review: Slava’s Snowshow

Eevee reviewer, Robert Wood gives his verdict on the latest stage spectacle by Russian performance artist, Slava Polunin. In Neil Gaiman’s Sandman the Lord of Dreams owns a library made up entirely of impossible works: the complete Kubla Khan that Coleridge would have written if he wasn’t interrupted, the second half of Dickens’ unfinished whodunit The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the Napoleon movie that could have been Kubrick’s masterwork. Slava’s Snowshow must have come from those shelves, the great work of a society where clowns reign supreme. It’s an ethereal, eccentric, spell-binding experience that’s suitable for everyone aged eight and...

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It’s About Time Richard Curtis Changed The Record

Our new film and book reviewer Robert Wood opens his account by enduring the familiar. About Time Director Richard Curtis, Universal Pictures, 2013. Certificate 12A I only cringed once during About Time, but it lasted for an hour. Hero Tim (Domhnall Gleeson, in a character naming that would still be lazy even if it wasn’t ‘Time’ with an ‘e’ snipped off the end) is paralysingly inept at… existing. If you’re one of those people who can’t watch Fawlty Towers then you’re not going to make it past the twenty minute mark. Eventually things settle down and you’ll be able...

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16 Hilariously Awkward Family Photos

Ah, the traditional family photo. Being forced to dress up, smile awkwardly and stand next to assorted relatives; it’s enough to make you wish you’d been raised by wolves. As children, most of us had to put up with our parents dressing us in a variety of hideous outfits. Of course, we might have been able to block this nightmare from our memories had the snap-happy sadists not insisted on taking photos memorialising our enforced fashion faux pas. For example, my mother once insisted on dressing me in a full sailor’s outfit – complete with peaked cap and nautical...

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“I Can be As Good As I Want” – Eevee Meets Jack Rodwell

Those who regularly bemoan the lack of young English talent tend to overlook the midfield curse. The curse in question goes right back to the sublime Paul Lake and his heartbreaking career stall at 21 and Gazza’s self-sabotaging cup final ligament break. It takes in Steven Gerrard’s growing pains before we get to the stop-start development of Wilshere and Rodwell. It seems that whenever we unearth a midfield diamond to sparkle in our midfield diamond he is blighted with setbacks to varying degrees. Thankfully in the latter cases both Jacks now appear to be becoming more acquainted with the...

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The Top 10 Chick Flicks For Men

It’s film night and your heart sinks as you recall the last time you snuggled on the sofa with your better half was to watch a man with a bloodied vest shoot holy s*** out of a thousand zombies. In other words it’s now her turn to surf Netflix which can only mean one thing – its chick flick night. You briefly consider ending the relationship there and then rather than enduring ninety minutes of insipid nauseating hell, as the plucky heroine eventually realises the bloke with the flash sportscar who kicks the crutches away from rickets-riddled orphans is...

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