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Movie Review: Now You See Me

What it’s about: An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. Genre: Crime, Mystery Rating: 12A Director: Louis Leterrier Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Isla Fisher, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Mark Ruffalo, Morgan Freeman, Michael Cane Review: Without …

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Book Review: Reaching For The Stars by Janice Horton & Author Interview

What it’s about: Scottish celebrity chef Finn McDuff is media stalked and disillusioned after winning his third star and losing his third wife. He decides he’s had enough of all the food campaigns, the TV cookery shows, the constant frenzy surrounding his private life and, after giving up all his accolades and closing down his …

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Movie Review: Bachelorette

What it’s about: Three friends are asked to be bridesmaids at a wedding of a woman they used to ridicule back in high school. Genre: Comedy, Romance Rating: 15 Director: Leslye Headland Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher, Rebel Wilson, Lizzy Caplan, James Marsden Review: If you’re a fan of Bridesmaids type movies then you’ll like …

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Movie Review: The Wolf of Wall Street

What it’s about: Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime Rating: 18 Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo Dicaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Bernthal Review: …

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Movie Review: The Iron Lady

What it’s about: An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 12A Director: Phyllidia Lloyd Starring: Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Alexandra Roach, …

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Movie Review: Lovelace

What it’s about: The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life. Genre: Biography, Drama Rating: 18 Director: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman Starring: Amanda Seyfrield, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple, Chris Noth, Adam Brody, James Franco. Review: I …

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Book Review: Red Hill by Jamie McGuire

What it’s about: For Scarlet, raising two daughters alone means fighting for tomorrow is an everyday battle. Nathan, desperately clinging to a dead-end job and a loveless marriage, survives purely for his little girl, Zoe. Whilst Miranda’s biggest problem is driving her sister home from college with their boyfriends, whilst keeping her new Mini Cooper …

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Book Review: The Green Hills of Home by Emma Bennet & author interview

What it’s about: Gwen Jones, a young Welsh writer, is desperate to save the family farmhouse from being sold from under her critically ill mother and herself. When she lands a lucrative three-book deal with an eminent publisher, she thinks her problems are all over. However, Gwen’s need to be near her sick mother means …