INDIA ON FILM SEASON: DERBY QUAD

India is celebrating its 70-year independence. To mark this momentous occasion, Derby QUAD is showcasing a number of classic films as part of its India On Film season. Pyaasa (1957) was one of the films included in the programme, which I watched yesterday and the review will follow shortly. Other films that have been lovingly restored ...

THE CORNERHOUSE NOTTINGHAM REVEALS PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WINNERS

Cineworld gets a five-star review as hundreds of visitors vote it their number one venue in The Cornerhouse. The cinema has been named as the Best Overall Venue for the fourth-year running, after Nottingham's premier entertainment and leisure complex asked customers to nominate the places they like to visit most in the annual People's Choice Awards. Over ...

Film review: Train to Busan, Quad, Derby

I know Halloween has passed, but scary movies are always en vogue. I popped along to the Quad in Derby to see Train to Busan, which has already garnered excellent reviews from sources worldwide. I had high hopes for the film, seeing as both revered Empire and Mark Kermode gave it a 4 out of ...

Film review: Nosferatu, The Quad, Derby

With Halloween around the corner, it’s natural to want to scare yourself stupid. I envy horror movie aficionados whose robust horror threshold surpasses my anaemic one. (Yes I scare easily; I’m petrified by the atmospheric score to Poirot.) When I heard Nosferatu was showing at The Quad Derby, a visit was imperative. Nosferatu is a classic ...

Friends Reunion, Books, Theatre & Cake… what an epic week!

Hi all, how are you on this crisp Thursday morning? It’s been a busy week so far. I caught up with some dear friends from university, earlier this week whom I haven’t seen for over 15 years. It’s amazing how time melts away and you can all slot back into your younger selves (age is ...

Innovative #Dare2Dine at Intu Derby

Hello all, how are you doing? It’s mid-week and despite being given the moniker of “Hump Day”, this Derby foodie has a spring in her step and smile on her face. Why? Because I enjoyed a brilliant evening yesterday night, courtesy of the Intu, Derby. The schedule of the evening was kept under wraps due to ...

Breaking Dawn Part Two: brand new teaser trailer!

Summit have taken the meaning ‘teaser trailer’ quite literally and released another Breaking Dawn Part Two trailer. This is a follow-up to the first trailer which dropped last week, and fans of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga are given another bite-sized trailer to get their teeth into (sorry, couldn’t resist). [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehwhj_PzkXU] We see more of Bella Cullen (Kristen Stewart) in ...

Premiere of ‘The Host’ trailer

I love reading, as much as a box vanilla cupcakes (and that's a LOT). I'm especially interested in film adaptations of books. Moreso now, as I'm currently working on the screenplay adaptation of my debut novel. The big news of this week (apart from The Hunger Games - more on that later) was the first look trailer of ...