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Film review – R.I.P.D

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

Running Time: 96 minutes

Genre: Supernatural Comedy

When Nick Walker (Ryan Reynolds) is murdered by his crooked partner (Kevin Bacon) over some stolen gold that should be it for him. But instead, to his extreme shock, he finds himself snatched away from the light and assigned to R.I.P.D. – the Rest in Peace department. Given a new partner (Jeff Bridges), he is tasked with investigating the walking dead and stopping an apocalypse that could destroy everything he holds dear.» >

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Film Review – Rush

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde

Directed by: Ron Howard

Running Time: 122 minutes

Genre: Biographical Action

Rush tells the tale of the famous rivalry between James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). Starting off racing against each other in Formula Three, the film follows their fraught relationship through marriages, divorces, sponsorship deals and the ever hovering risk of death. All building up to the fateful day of the 1976 German Grand Prix which left the racing world in shock and Lauda fighting for his life…

As you can probably tell from that brief synopsis Rush isn’t so much a film about the cars, as it is a film about the people.» >

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996631_10151653098601837_293670177_n         Mamma Mia! 


Last weekend I finally got to the see the show that I have been waiting years to see. I had tickets to see it on Broadway in New York but due to the Hurricane that became known to me as ‘Selfish Sandy’, the show was unfortunately cancelled so my waiting continued once more but all good things come to those who wait and Mamma Mia certainly did not disappoint.» >

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Review: Luigi’s Mansion 2

Author: Aaron Hall

Over ten years ago, with the release of one of Nintendo’s most beloved consoles; the Gamecube, came Luigi’s Mansion. An entirely basic, simplistic, and so lacking in variety or actual advanced gameplay mechanics it was a game easily completable in a few short, but all together too sweet, hours. All that said and done, it became a classic. The cult like following of the lesser known brother’s first flagship title have been holding out hope for Nintendo to make a sequel to the game that noone thought would ever get one.» >

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A day in the life of a commuting fresher!

I’d already carefully picked out what I was going to wear, planned what time to leave and made sure I had enough information about the upcoming weeks. And no, this wasn’t for any particularly crucial event. All this preparation was for my first day at Reading University. The first of October 2012. The sun was shining (after months of rain I thought it was about time!) and I began my walk to the station.» >

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From Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s

 The 80s. The era of shoulder pads, riots, the very first London Fashion Week, garish décor and the invention of Pac-Man.

Yet it was also an era of originality, honesty & rule-breaking which influenced the fashion world, & still does today.



The V&A’s new exhibition celebrates this vibrant period of creativity by showcasing archive footage and over 85 outfits from some of the era’s leading designer’s including: John Galliano, Paul Smith & Vivienne Westwood.» >

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Actor Profile – Jennifer Lawrence

Over here in the Spark* offices, us editors are getting so excited for the new Hunger Games movie already (yes we know it’s over a month yet – AND WHAT?!) So get ready for Hunger Games love taking over the website very soon. Starting with this article about the beautiful Jennifer Lawrence…

At 22 years of age Jennifer Lawrence has already won most awards going, starred in two blockbuster franchises and become the darling of the internet.» >

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TV Programme of the Week – Breaking Bad

*Beware there may be spoilers in this review*

Long indeed we have lived, slept, filter’d, become really blended into one;/ then if we die we die together (yes, we’ll remain one)  – Walt Whitman, Goodbye my Fancy”, Leaves of Grass

On the 30/09/2013, Breaking Bad ended its six year run, and released a tension from its fans equivalent to man sitting on the toilet for a year. And what a way it bowed out.» >

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