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Amy Winehouse - A Lost Little Girl, Who Could Have Been Saved

BritChick Paris | Posted 02.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
BritChick Paris

The media after her death in July 2011, focussed on her alcohol and drug abuse. But they didn't mention her bulimia, nor the depression she wrestled with since she was a teen. The new documentary film on her life directed by Asif Kapadia sets the record straight, telling the tale of a brilliant woman who was plagued with self-doubt and deficient in resilience.

We Are the Mods - The Chant That Never Dies

Alan Edwards | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alan Edwards

Mod was very often routed in class. Working class young men who wanted to look super smart when they went out at the weekend and would save for months to buy the right clothes. Add into the mix a carefully selected mix of music, a penchant for drugs to keep them dancing all night and the desire to prove they were not defined by a dreary office job - and you have a template that can be repeated whatever the year.

It's Time to Abolish the 12A Film Rating

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Blanchard

Cinema film classifications are essential. We need them. But 12A doesn't work. It encourages studios to dumb-down adult action movies to fit the rating; allows incorrectly classified older films to scare the pants off 10 year olds, and makes 13-year-olds believe that when you shoot someone they don't bleed, scream or writhe in agony, but just fall athletically to the floor and lie still.

Mindfulness for Babies

Ruby Wax | Posted 01.07.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

Early on you should try and see baby for what he is - not what you project on him. Nature, in the name of survival, is using everything's she's got to make you see this pink package as containing all your dreams and hope - otherwise you'd dump it.

Thirteen Signs Your Binge Watching Is Out of Control

Kim Chambers | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kim Chambers

My habits are out of control and interfering with my life. I probably average three hours a day of binge watching television shows online and, on some days, up to seven hours of serious bingeing on a show.

Opera Booed On Opening Night Over 'Gratuitous' Rape Scene

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK

The Royal Opera House has apologised to an audience after its newest offering was booed on opening night for a “gratuitous” rape scene. The pro...

Bobbo Roberts - The Life of a Clown (Part 2)

Douglas McPherson | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Comedy
Douglas McPherson

Bobbo was born into one of the world's oldest circus families and on July 8 will make a guest appearance in Simon Thompson's 'clown noir' adaptation of Shakespeare's Love' Labour Lost at the Britannia Panopticon in Glasgow.

The Minions Movie - Stupendously Silly

Cohan Chew | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

To a large extent, the Universal Studios introduction to the Minions movie captures the entire nature of the film. Never before has a cinema laughed c...

The Richard Hammond Show?

Melissa Davis | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Melissa Davis

Of course my advice to the BBC bosses is what I have said from the start - turn the concept into the Richard Hammond Show and offer the pint sized prince too much cash to turn it down. But now I feel like I'm labouring the point...

Film Reviews : Slow West - The Third Man - The Overnight - Everly - Hippocrates

Clive Botting | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

John Maclean's feature length directorial debut Slow West is an imaginative, original trail of blood and black humour with breathtaking imagery and terrific performances

EL James Held A Twitter Q&A And It Was An Utter Disaster

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

What's your favourite colour? What do you do in your spare time? Who gave the weekend's top musical performance, Taylor or Kanye? These are the typ...

Charlotte Church's Voice Isn't Just for Singing

Ria Chatterjee | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ria Chatterjee

If you get a bit seasick when you see a celebrity showing support for a humanitarian cause or being vocal about politics it's because your boring, staid, rigid boat has been rocked. Shame on your limited expectations, they need to embrace a healthy open-mindedness.

Emilia Clarke Has Made A Bold Prediction For Season 6 Of 'Game Of Thrones'

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

(This post contains Season 5 spoilers and speculation around Season 6.) Jon Snow is dead. Right? Well, that final Season 5 scene looked prett...

The Sequel That Eats Sequels: 'Jurassic World'

Chris Townsend | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Chris Townsend

Jurassic World is a film about films. More specifically, it is a film about film sequels, and the expectations an audience has of film sequels. It plays on these expectations subtly, and, I think, rather brilliantly. Let me explain.

The Wit of Will: Clown, Comedy, and the Ha-ha of Shakespeare

Ben Crystal | Posted 26.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Crystal

Whether we're into Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Peculiar, there's an almost tangible resistance with Shakespeare's jesting, perhaps that has been genetically handed down from school, bad memories of bad jokes, badly told.

17 Times Nikki Grahame Has Been Amazing on 'Big Brother's Timewarp'

Sarah Powell | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

I love her voice, her tantrums, and her use of words like "buxom" and "sharnt." I love how incensed, impassioned and over excited she gets about everything. I still quote her if it's too cold ("It's SOOO COOOLD") and it's impossible to ask "Who is she?" without breaking into the infamous Nikki diary room rant.

11 Of The Best UK Film Locations Captured In Beautiful Instagram Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

Whether you dream of becoming a Quiddich champion or finding Mr Darcy, these stunning UK film locations will transport you into your favourite flick.....

Chuck Palahniuk Attempts To Turn 'Fight Club' Into A Kids' Book, Fails Miserably

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Chuck Palahniuk's classic novel 'Fight Club' isn't exactly child-friendly, so now he's made an effort to give young people the opportunity to enjoy hi...

Channing Tatum And Jimmy Fallon Perform Hilarious Kid-Friendly Versions Of 'Magic Mike'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Channing Tatum has starred in a fair few child-friendly films, but Magic Mike is not one of them. So when the celebrity hunk appeared on 'The Tonight ...

Open City Documentary Festival: Observing the Grand Jury Winner

Carla Cretan | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carla Cretan

The film brings a story with a potential fallout into stereotypical politics and subliminal NGOs slogans but it maintains the focus on human nature, behavioural character formation and education: if there is will, there is power.

The 'Bad Blood' Video Is So Weird Without The Music

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Comedy

Amsterdam-based music agency House of Halo have made quite a name for themselves by removing the audio from famous music videos and adding in their ow...

21 People Who Took Too Much Booze To Glastonbury (Or Not Enough)

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Comedy

It's June. There are some noticeable absences in your office. And the supermarket shelves are bereft of alcohol. Yup, it's Glastonbury... 1) He'...

Download Festival 2015: Sealed With a Kiss

Rebecca Hobbs | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rebecca Hobbs

Saturday night headliners kicked off with Andrew W.K on Third. A packed crowd worked themselves into a frenzy before his arrival, like toddlers overdosing on Haribo. Inflatables appeared, chants of 'we want fun!' rang out.

Scientists Want Hollywood To Teach Your Kids

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Physicists are urging schools to use the movie Interstellar to teach students the science underlying general relative theory. Papers published in ...

Oscar-Winning 'Titanic' Composer, James Horner, Dies In Plane Crash

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Entertainment

The two-time Oscar-winning film composer, James Horner, has been killed in a plane crash. The 61-year-old died on Monday when the aircraft he was p...