Fisherman’s Friends (2019) Review

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Ten fishermen from Cornwall are just getting on with their lives when music producer Danny is on a stag do and at first is tricked into trying to sign them. But he finds something special and believes they can be top-selling artists.

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Music Stars at the Movies

I have recently re-watched the Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born and I then received this amazing infographic from Betway with fantastic research around awards and music stars which just seemed like perfect timing. While Lady Gaga has been nominated for her amazing turn in A Star Is Born, the transition from music to film is not always a smooth one. This makes for interesting reading in all honesty, to show that they are either a massive hit or a masssive flop!

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Musical Moments – Avenue Q (Everybody’s a Little Racist)

I have always felt Avenue Q whilst so tongue in cheek also managed to push the boundaries with some of the lyrics and songs but makes you think about what everything has become over the years.

The show is touring the UK again later this year, you really should head out to see it! Today’s musical moment was sparked from last weeks Liam Neeson interview . . .

Meerkat Movies: Annual Cinema Index

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Meerkat Movies has launched its annual cinema report,  revealing the habits of UK cinema goers from the past year, whilst highlighting key opinions from the cinema-going British public, with key findings including;

  • UK cinemas saw the highest attendance levels for almost 50 years in 2018, with a 3.7% year-on-year increase
  • Musical adaptations are more popular than ever, with David Bowie’s story topping the list of icons we’d next like to see at the cinema
  • 75% of consumers polled say they feel James Bond should remain as a male lead
  • When movie fans were asked what films they would most like to see a sequel to, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldDeadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War came in as the top three
  • Breakdown of the most popular movie by month in 2018 (according to Meerkat Movies redemption data):

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2018 at the Theatre

Here we go with my run down of everything I managed to catch at the Theatre in 2018, this includes plenty of UK Touring shows coming to Newcastle’s Theatre Royal and the Sunderland Empire. I squeezed in a few London trips and even another New York trip thanks to my marathon place!

In 2016 I managed to see 31 shows. In 2017 I managed to see 36 shows. My total for this year 2018 was 26 different shows. Not as many as the previous two years, but still a very impressive number. Check out which shows here!

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Review

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Mary Poppins makes a magical return as she must continue to look after the Banks children. This time Michael is struggling after the death of his wife and raising his three children Anabel, John and Georgie. About to lose the house on Cherry Tree Lane his sister Jane is trying to help the best she can.

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