Fans of the original will find plenty to enjoy in the '300 on steroids' approach and it nicely sets up a rousing finale. For everyone else there are enough moments of genuine ingenuity to stop it being a complete shambles, but remember to switch your brain off at the door and prepare for a visual and aural beating. Sparta this isn't.
After seven weeks of auditions it's time for the remaining acts to face the battle rounds.
Not a play about the French monarchy, Versailles is an ambitious play from Peter Gill that dramatizes the controversial peace treaty that was signed in the French palace at the end of WWI.
Back and now classier than ever, we are kindly reminded that what we are about to see might have been 'blinged' up for our entertainment.
Set in an indeterminate future Qohen Leth, Christoph Waltz is an employee for a huge corporation in a dystopian future, a company that XXX owned by Management (Matt Damon), who tasks him with solving the Zero Theorem, itself part of Big Crunch theory.
A film titled The Lego Movie, which was based on the ultra-popular Danish multi-purpose bricks could so easily have been a glorified advert. In many ways it is, and in so many other ways it's much more.
Lancashire-born artist and sculptor, Jill McManner's obsession with this terrible beauty has manifested itself in her first solo exhibition, BASALT, at London's Mall Galleries. She exhibits some 60 watercolour works of these cliffs painted face on from sketches and photographs she made from the sea with the rock towering above her.
London has so much to offer, you can party at night, browse markets in the day and everything in between. It wasn't until February last year when my boyfriend fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by taking me to New York that I realised how utterly in love I was with this city.
This Saturday saw the final round of blind auditions for Season Three of The Voice UK with yet again Will.i.am being the last to fill his team. Also showing that the new panel and programming shift has worked with the show beating Saturday Night Takeaway in the ratings war.
The UK premiere of Pixar in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall brought an audience from all walks of life and those timeless scores to magical life, with a show combining stunning footage from all 13 Pixar films (which have all been written by just four composers!).
Ambulance controller Tom Barnwell does a rewarding job, I hope he was rewarded with a good voice too. He deserves a chance.
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller can obviously nail a keen visual style but as with their successful live action re-boot of 21 Jump Street, they have an acidic tongue too.
What do you get when you put Ralph Fiennes, Owen Wilson and Jason Schwartzman together in a picturesque mountainside hotel, amongst a large ensemble cast of even more famous faces? The answer isn't just big screen magic, it's itchy feet.
Don Siegel's classic crime thriller 'The Killers' shines as brightly as it did in 1964 and who would have thought that Ronald Reagan, who played Jack Browning, the double-crossing ruthless mob boss would become the 40th US President.
It is truly an ancient and global stage for a mystical tradition whose own history witnessed the building of the very walls of the fort of Jodhpur when Rao Jodha laid the first corner stone in 1459.
A Taste of Honey was one of the few plays I studied at school where my love for the piece wasn't ruined by lacklustre teaching. And in this passionate and dramatic revival at the National Theatre, all those ingredients that made the play so revolutionary when it debuted remain.