RIP Albert Finney

Just seen that this sad news broke a couple of hours ago now. I personally love him as Daddy Warbucks in Annie as well as Ed in Erin Brockovich! He was 82 years old and had starred in some very big films.

Rest in Peace ❤

Actors in Family Film Roles!

A couple of nights ago now I turned my TV on and The Flintstones was on with John Goodman as Fred, this was a film I can remember a little from my childhood and when it was first released. It them made me think about other actors that I see from these “kids” films and at the time had no idea that some of these were Oscar nominees or winners and even catching up with their older films I cannot help but remember them from the films that I watched during my younger days!

This is a blog post I have thought about putting together in the past and I have tried to come up with as many actors as possible who I have typecast in what were more family/child aimed films. Feel free to have a think about which actors you still see in this way as well! It is always quite interesting to think about which films you associate with an actor and it is usually the first one you see them in.

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2016 at the Theatre

Here I go with an overview of my 2016 of theatre trips to see musicals and plays. Touring shows that have come to the North East at the Theatre Royal in Newcastle and the Sunderland Empire. As well as managing to have a few trips down to London to take in what the West End has to offer! You can check out the list of shows here. I have somehow managed to out do 2015 catching 31 shows in 2016!

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Do you hear the people sing? Let’s take a look back at my 2016 at the Theatre.

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Leaving Sky Cinema – November 2016

Here are the films we must say goodbye to on Sky Cinema this month!

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Tuesday 1 November
The Maze Runner – Hits

Wednesday 2 November
A Streetcar Named Desire – Drama & Romance

Thursday 3 November
Just One Day – Drama & Romance

Friday 4 November
This Is Where I Leave You – Hits

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Leaving Sky Cinema in August!

Here at the films that you have the last chance to see on Sky Cinema this month! Catch them while you can (sorry it’s a few days late)

Sunday 7 August
The Waterboy – Comedy
East Of Eden – Drama & Romance

Monday 8 August
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes – Sci-Fi & Horror

Tuesday 9 August
Father Of The Bride Part II – Family

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Stage Door – Lesley Joseph

When it was announced that Lesley Joseph would be returning to Annie as Miss Hannigan at different venues and Sunderland was one of those I just had to go! I have always loved Birds of a Feather (UK TV Series) and its great its been back on recently.

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She was absolutely lovely (as expected) and I got a great photo, told her I came to see her the last time she was in the Annie tour to which she responded with that was 17 years ago! I honestly didn’t realise it was that long ago which meant I was only 11 years old!

Such a thrill to meet her and she was fantastic in the show (review to follow).

Top 10 – Worst Films of 2014

Putting together a list of worst films of a year is often the easiest and most fun to do. I am not even going to lie, it is the easiest list to sort out. The really bad films still leave a bad taste in your mouth months later just seeing the title. I actually managed to avoid a lot of films I have seen on other people’s lists those being Sex Tape and Tammy, I honestly just thought they looked tragic and managed to avoid them. Unfortunately I still managed to catch plenty of films worthy of this list, I wouldn’t really say 2014 was a fantastic year for film overall.

Not only have I caught films this year at the cinema towards the end of the year I managed to catch ones I had missed either on one of my many flights for work in Africa this year and also on Sky Movies and Netflix as they became available. So this gives quite a lot of films for consideration. – Look here for 2014 tagged posts and here for films I watched at the cinema in 2014.

Missed Films of 2014

Best Films of 2014

2014 at the Cinema

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