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10 Alternative Rainy Day Films for Children

Leigh Clark | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Leigh Clark

There has been a swift decrease in the quality of children's films over the years. It's something I have noticed both as a keen cinephile and as a concerned parent... With CGI claptrap, mindless sequels and remakes, the multiplex is packed with nonsense that calls itself children's cinema.

Red-Eyed Delights: Solo Flight of a Showgirl

Amy Gordon | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Gordon

Flying solo, in a commercial airplane of course, means one thing to me: handling a single point of failure... Tired, strung out on sleep aids, carrying everything I own of current use and value in 3 extremely heavy bags, and on my own with nobody to check behind me for droppings, I find myself again, beautifully aligned for disaster.

Careless Whispers From the George Michael Camp

Caroline Frost | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

There have been some mixed messages from the George Michael camp this week. The weekend was full of reports of friends' 'concern' for the reclusive star as he was, according to them, tucked up in his beautiful North London mansion, refusing to see anyone, embarrassed by apparent weight gain, and scars on his head sustained by his tumble onto the M1 last year.

Boyhood - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Filming for Boyhood began when Coltrane was just six years old and ended by the time he turned 18. Because of this, it's is an exceptionally unique observation of adolescence and the stresses and strains that we face growing up.

Five Irish Acts to Catch at Ireland's Friendliest Festival: Castlepalooza 2014, August 1-3

Peter McGuire | Posted 31.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter McGuire

I love festivals that are small enough for you to happily wander away from your friends, have adventures with strangers, discover new music, and bump into your friends several times again. I'm looking forward to Castlepalooza, very much. Here are five acts that you really shouldn't miss.

A Whole Load of Devotion for No Devotion!

Samantha Bentley | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Samantha Bentley

Live music makes me emotional, it always has done, but with a band like 'No Devotion' it's hard not to get emotional. For those of you that don't know the back story, here is a very, very brief write up, the band is comprised of the remaining 5 ex members of Lostprophets and Geoff Rickly, formerly of Thursday.

An Emotional Day and a New Challenge

Emma Williams | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Williams

This is the week that the Annie Get Your Gun girls have been anticipating/dreading for the past couple of months. Ever since the delightful Lorna Want asked during rehearsals if anyone would join her for the Race For Life, we've been sweating our backsides off in training during our spare time in preparation for today's 10k race around Hyde Park for Cancer Research UK.

Meet Schoolgirl Martha, The Great British Bake Off's Youngest Contestant EVER

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Martha Collison will very soon become a household name after being named the youngest ever contestant to take part in the hit TV series the Great Brit...

Help! Loom Bands Have Taken Over the World

Carina Maggar | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

Tiny neon-coloured rubber bands; 'looms' are a little girls' ultimate delight. Worn as bracelets, key rings, charms or necklaces they're available in a range of eye-watering neon colours and are like, totally accessible with your outfit of the day.

Review: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Thomas Patrick | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Patrick

Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige claims that Guardians if the Galaxy, based on a little-known comic book is the biggest gamble he's taken with a film since Iron Man. He's right.  Fortunately like the studios first film, it gets it just right.

Secret Cinema Opens... Finally

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

The founder of the much-anticipated Secret Cinema, who cancelled the first four events to the fury of ticketholders, has announced that the shows will...

Nicki Minaj: Little More Than a Big Butt?

Gail Dines | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gail Dines

The media is on fire with questions about whether Nicki Minaj went "too far" with the artwork for her next single, Anaconda... Amazingly, what nobody is discussing is the wider issues of the historical roots, cultural resonance and contemporary implications of a mass circulated image that arguably reduces black women to just "big butts" and little more.

'The Hobbit' Fans, Wait no Longer, The New Trailer Is Here

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bilbo's back. Hobbit fans rejoice, a sneak-preview of the third and final instalment of the epic fantasy franchise is finally here. Actually, yo...

'Big Brother' 2014 - Week 7 Recap

Matthew Davies | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

Despite the fact I made my short but sweet return to the house on Tuesday to effectively stir things up within an eventful 60 seconds, this week proved to be a little more interesting than previous since my departure.

Edinburgh Fringe: The Ten Australian Acts You Must See

Tomás Ford | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Tomás Ford

When I'm not onstage, I co-produce the independent Noodle Palace and Midlandia venues during Western Australia's Fringe World festival, so I'm out seeing a lot of shows come Australia's festival season from February through April. A lot of these end up at Edinburgh come August. Here are ten of my favourites. OK, eleven.

Down and Out in Paris and Kiev

Daniel Cadwallader | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Cadwallader

For acts like the Velvet Underground it can mean it takes years to build up the reputation their music deserves, or for other acts in can mean total obscurity for their entire career. For the composer and pianist Lubomyr Melnyk, it thankfully hasn't come to that.

Stunning Malevich Exhibition at Tate Modern

Victoria Sadler | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In this first ever retrospective of Kazimir Malevich's work for almost 25 years, the Tate Modern has brought together a stunning collection of his work that offers not just an expansive view of this influential Russian artist's career - but also puts into context how radical and revolutionary Malevich was.

A New Breed: Lonely the Brave, Samoans and the One Hundred

Olly Hunter | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the second in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have captured my ears in 2014. Every summer hails the emergence of a new breed of young, up and coming bands heading out on festival season opening up muddy fields and tents across the country ready to make their name known to the world. Here are 3 of the best new bands destined to make big waves through the end of 2014.

'The Simpsons' 'Family Guy' Crossover Episode Trailer Is Amazing

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's nearly here - the first 'The Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' crossover episode. A five-minute clip was previewed at the San Diego Comic-Con this we...

Rocking on Heaven's Door

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

What is it about rock stars that won't make them quit while they're ahead? ... I mean, just think of some of the more hedonistic behaviour - eating bats (Ozzy Osbourne), the shark episode (Led Zepellin), urinating on the Alamo (Osbourne again) - if any of them behaved like that in a nursing home then they'd be dosed up and diagnosed with senile dementia.

'Fifty Shades of Grey' Trailer: First Prize for False Advertising

Gail Dines | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gail Dines

If there were a competition for false advertising, the much-talked-about trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie would walk away with first prize... If we move from the trailer to the book, the sex isn't so much hot as violent and dehumanizing. Christian has a thing for what is generally called sadomasochism in the popular press, but in the book what we see is pure sadism carried out by a sophisticated predator who knows how to groom vulnerable girls. The most likely real-world ending of Fifty Shades of Grey is fifty shades of black and blue.

Utterly Bewitching: The Crucible, The Old Vic Review

Gabrielle Leimon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Gabrielle Leimon

Yesterday I headed out to the theatre to see the wonderful Richard Armitage take on the audience at The Old Vic in an atmospheric and ambitious performance of Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' on a balmy Wednesday afternoon to celebrate my anniversary.

The Gift of Potential Disaster (Or Preparing For the Edinburgh Fringe)

Amy Gordon | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Comedy
Amy Gordon

What on earth do I have to be afraid of? 1) Nobody will show up. The average audience size at the Edinburgh Fringe is four. Four people. My venue seats 200. With 196 opportunities to fail, nightly, this season is going to be downright sacred.

US College Offers Students Game Of Thrones Course

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Students at a college in the US no longer need to feel guilty about binge-watching Game of Thrones as they can now opt to take it as a module. The ...

Butlins to Berlin: A Glimpse at the Future of Affordable Family Entertainment and Travel‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Tetteh

Butlins in Bognor Regis I have to say kept us on our toes and our little man was skipping his naps to get in as much as possible of the entertainment. With family budgets not being what they were, less people are going abroad and are now enjoying a holiday in the UK.