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2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

2018 PREVIEW | FILM FEATURE

More superheroes, more Star Wars and more diversity, let’s hope that 2018 proves to have a bumper crop of celluloid…these should be movies to watch out for… THE SHAPE OF WATER – Guillermo del Toro’s latest monster movie romance has been wowing festival crowds with Sally Hawkins superb as a loner stumbling upon a government experiment […]

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CLIMBING TREES | MUSIC FEATURE

CLIMBING TREES | MUSIC FEATURE

Since forming in 2011, the rise of countrified Pontypridd rock band Climbing Trees has been steady rather than meteoric, but it’s opened an impressive number of doors for them both locally and afar. As recently as October, for example, the four-piece travelled to New York to play their first three American gigs. “We played our […]

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STEPS | LIVE REVIEW

STEPS | LIVE REVIEW

STEPS | LIVE REVIEW ***** Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff, Sun 10 Dec Ah, the power of pop. Last Sunday I, along with thousands of other middle-aged women, gay men and children (I’m sure there were others in attendance too, but it felt like an exclusive party for all of the above), was transported back to the […]

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ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: STAGE | FEATURE

Ones to Watch: Stage Compiled by Claudia Rutherford and Chris Williams Common Wealth Rising in popularity, the Common Wealth theatre company pursue an ambition in voicing the struggles of working-class people. The company’s core project is to produce art that communicates the real concerns of everyday people, and in a post-Grenfell Britain, their work could […]

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WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | STAGE PREVIEW

WALES MILLENNIUM CENTRE CHRISTMAS PROGRAMME | STAGE PREVIEW

It’s become a tradition for the Wales Millennium Centre to host a big production in December. Miss Saigon was the first large-scale musical to be staged at the then-newly-opened WMC back in 2005, now the new touring production premieres in Cardiff for the duration of December, and it’s sure to be a heart-rending showstopper, with its […]

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JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

JUMANJI – WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE | FILM PREVIEW

*** Dir: Jake Kasdan (12A 105 mins) A puzzlingly unnecessary retread of the 1995 family film starring Robin Williams about an enchanted boardgame, but this time with more Rock. Alas thanks to society moving forward, it’s not an enchanted boardgame, but an old videogame that embroils four teenagers in a jungle world. They are turned […]

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ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

ONES TO WATCH: FILM | FEATURE

Ones To Watch: Film Compiled by Fedor Tot Snowcat Cinema Having recently programmed a number of films at Penarth Pier Pavilion, Snowcat Cinema are a pop-up cinema aiming to proselytise for cult classics and the undiscovered gems out there. Their Dec 5th screening of Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes, a documentary on Chris Morris’ […]

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LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW

LIAM GALLAGHER | LIVE REVIEW   Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Wed 13 Dec The centre of Cardiff is awash with more Stone Island than your average football terrace and paisley shirts and pageboy haircuts predominate. It can only mean one thing: one of the Gallaghers is in town. Six months before his brother is set to […]

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TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

TOP TEN MOVIES OF 2017 | FEATURE

In a year of bloated blockbusters, superheroes and sequels, there has been a great decline in smaller budgeted dramas and comedies. Those films ,with a few rare exceptions, seem to have either been at a cinema for a low key week or migrated to Netflix and Amazon. A real shame as cinema shouldn’t all be […]

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THE GILDED MERKIN: BURLESQUE | PHOTOGRAPHY

THE GILDED MERKIN: BURLESQUE | PHOTOGRAPHY

Buzz got a front-row view at The Gilded Merkin’s show at Cardiff’s Glee Club as stars such as Scarlett Daggers, Missy Malone and Betsie Bon Bon took to the stage. photos MORGAN DEVINE

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