Month: May 2015

Fitness for the Family

And how to stay healthy at home… By Tobi Agbaje  Summer is just around the corner and I am trying to discipline myself to get back into shape. Unfortunately, my family are not as disciplined as myself. Imagine being the only one eating a salad at the dinner table. It’s very awkward – well for me it is! It sometimes feels like what they are eating whispers “Eat me” – or maybe I was just dehydrated during those times. To avoid going crazy, I recently came up with four things I can do to help keep myself disciplined and help my...

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Why Jurassic World Will Suck

And 1 Reason It Will Rock… By David Kaye 1. It will suck because it’s leeching The first Jurassic Park came out to overwhelming acclaim and a frankly embarrassing amount of revenue, to date it’s raked in $1,029,939,903. Hollywood, true to form, obviously thought that making sequels was a viable option. To be fair, any business would. The serious problem that happened with all the sequels, and what will happen with Jurassic World, is that they’re only made because of the affection for the first movie. The greatest sequels of all time stand alone, monumental in and of themselves....

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Actors You Can’t Name

And the films you should see them in… By David Kaye 1. Laura Linney Perennially known as the American with the troubled brother in Love Actually, Laura Linney is the actor’s actor. With a warm voice, electric eyes and that oh-so-sought-after effortless grace that’s so popular in female actresses, Linney gives her characters a lively intelligence and a muted scream. She’s constantly re-hired in big movies with great scripts because she nails that type; the carved out of rock, yet soft as the kindest mother you’ve ever known. As with all actors on this list, she’s always delivering a...

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Camden Theatre

Review: Gods Are Fallen…   By Emma Clarendon  The title of this Selma Dimitrijevic written and directed play doesn’t give anything away for audiences in this heart-warming two hander production. Examining the complicated but strong bond between mother and her daughter Annie, this observational piece has a feeling of Groundhog Day about it but shows how depending on our individual actions changes our relationship with other people. But the main point of the play is to show how children learn that ultimately their parents are flawed and how it affects their relationship with them. It is a very basic...

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8 BAFTA Highs & Lows

The TV Oscars…   By Ellyn Heeley     1. Coronation Street wins Soap and Continuing Drama BAFTA HIGH! Being Eastenders’ no.1 fan, it does pain me slightly to write that I am actually pleased to see Coronation Street win best Soap and Continuing Drama this year. The team at Coronation Street have not only produced some amazing storylines – from Tina’s death to Steve’s depression – but have also had to deal with the tragic loss of Anne Kirkbride. I genuinely think that being able to dedicate this BAFTA to such an esteemed member of the Coronation Street family...

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