Sunday, October 19, 2014

Northern Soul - my film review

To the flicks yesterday to see the much-anticipated and long-awaited Northern Soul film.  It's a film that's gone straight to DVD and you can buy it in the shops now. But a few independent cinemas have chosen to show it on the big screen and I do hope it gets an even wider audience than that. It certainly deserves it.

It's a coming-of-age film, set in 1974 when the world both inside and outside home was dark and bleak with little to do.  Yes, there's a great soundtrack and fab dancing. But the film is much more. It's about growing up in the '70s, friendship and falling out, falling in love and finding yourself. 

The film is much edgier and darker than I expected - and is the better for it. The evocation of mid-1970s is spot on.  The attention to detail is incredible - from the fashion and flares to the factories and the fellas' haircuts.

At the end of the film, the audience at the cinema applauded and cheered.  Many clapped along to the final song as the credits rolled. If you like Northern Soul, you'll love this film. But you don't need to be a fan of the music to enjoy the film - it's strong enough to stand on its own as an outstanding piece of film with the music as the soundtrack to the characters' lives. Go and see it.

http://www.northernsoulthefilm.com/


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Corrie weekly update - wearing slippers to the shops

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week on Corrie, Liz wore her slippers to the shops.
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Why I'm scared of Christmas

The older I get, the less I like Christmas.  And this time of year is the time I hate most, as far as Christmas goes. Because this time of the year forces me to start thinking about Christmas. What to buy, what to wear, what to eat, what to say, what to do, what to spend, what, what, what, what, what, what, what..

...what I'd really love to do is keep all the money I'll no doubt spend on presents for people who don't really want - and certainly don't need - the things I might buy them. 

... what I'd really love to do is keep the money and spend it on them all instead in January on a big lovely night out or a weekend away or make a donation to their favourite charity.

Christmas is too commercial, too crass and too crap.

This year just might be the first year I run away from it all. 
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Corrie weekly update - the one with the trifle

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week on Corrie, Deirdre had hundreds and thousands of reasons to be a trifle upset.
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Monday, October 06, 2014

Corrie weekly update - jus for you

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week on Corrie, David made jus, Dev fancies Julie and Dirty Widows got cleaned up.


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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Corrie weekly update - drugs, dogs and heart disease

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week on Corrie, they saved the flaming dog!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Corrie weekly update - the battle for Betty's hot pot

I've been writing Coronation Street weekly updates since 1995 and this week's Coronation Street update has just gone live here

This week on Corrie, there was a cricket match.
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