REVIEW OF PAVAROTTI – NEW DOCUDRAMA  IN  CINEMAS NOW

In many areas of The Arts, there seems to nearly always  be an artist who ultimately wears the crown for being the  most  superlatively gifted and talented of them all.  This applied to Pavarotti and he is sorely missed on the circuit worldwide.  With a personality as well as a talent that was larger than…

The singer and actress Doris Day dies aged 97

  The star of Calamity Jane and Pillow Talk, born as Mary Ann Von Kapplehoff in Cincinnati, her stage name was even derived from a song Helen Forrest’s Day After Day. Her father was a music teacher and church organist, while her mother loved popular music. It was only after a car accident that left…

LGBT superhero could be in Marvel’s next movie

Marvel introduced their first LGBT character in Avengers: Endgame. In an interview with Deadline magazine, director Joe Russo said “ It is a perfect time, because one of the things that is compelling about the Marvel Universe moving forward is its focus on diversity,”. Moviegoers were introduced to The Avengers in a series of movies…

Battle of fact and fiction

Review of Tolkein by Penny Nair Price. “Love, Adventure, Friendship,  War, Fiction.” The adult Tolkein is played by Nicholas Hoult and the youngster by Harry Gilbey. His everlasting love Edith Bratt is played by Lily Collins. Tolkein and Edith had a lifelong love affair that resulted in marriage and three children. Two very captivating elements…

EMI laid bare in all its hubris and glory

  For decades record companies used people’s desire for a tune as licence to print money were facing catastrophe. In April the IFPI – the global body of the recording industry –released its latest annual Global Music Report. For the consecutive year, revenues were up to total of $19.1bn from a low of $14.3bn in…

The biggest challenge: Used to think about suicide – Sophie

English Actress Sophie Turner, born on 21 February 1996m who made her professional acting as “Sansa Stark” on “Game of Thrones” the HBI fantasy television series has revealed she used to think about suicide a lot when she was younger. “I say I wasn’t very depressed when I was younger, but I used to think…

Olivia Colman and Rami Malek win Best Actress and Actor Oscars

Olivia Colman ensured  it was memorable night for British film after she was crowned best actress for her performance as Queen Anne in The Favourite, Green Book has taken the Best film, Rami Malek, Best Actor  for  and Mahershala Ali  Best supporting actor,  Regina King  Best supporting actress and the best director went to Alfonso…

Progressive strong woman changing the world

  On the Basis of Sex, is a film based on the life of Supreme Court Justice Ruthj Bader Ginsburg played by Felicity Jones, the only British actor on the set to get into character. Ruth Ginsburg felt like an outsider as she was in a minority of women going to university, who was discriminated…

Sunrise records buys collapsed HMV

Canadian firm Sunrise Records has bought 100 stores, securing 1487 jobs, the collapsed music chain HMV, beating competition from Sport Direct owner Mike Ashley. But 27 stores will close, resulting in 455 redundancies. Sunrise Records CEO Doug Putman, said he was “ delighted to acquire the most iconic music and entertainment business in the UK”.…

10 Oscar 2019 nominations for Roma and the Favourite

Oscar nomination list has big showing for Alfonso Cuaron’s magnificent Roma, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s bizarre restoration comedy The Favourite, both with 10 nominations. Including a best actress nomination for Olivia Colman.  A Star is Born and Vice has 8 nominations,  Black Panther with 7 nominations, 6 nominations for BlackkKlansman, there’s five for Green Book, the…