Last Christmas review a grisly, sub-Richard Curtis festive pudding

This shameless attempt by screenwriter Emma Thompson to siphon off the eggnog flavour from Love Actually is clunky and weird For years, Emma Thompson, whose undoubted screenplay skills form part of her unique double-Oscar achievement (one for acting in Howards End, the other for adapting Paul Feig, who gave us Bridesmaids and the Ghostbusters remake. This grisly Christmassy adventure features unbearable skittery-giggly dialogue of the sort not spoken by actual humans, while it attempts to siphon off the eggnog flavour from Curtiss who gave his permission some years ago and when the connection between the twist reveal and Michaels lyrics dawns on you, there is a real danger of you going into anaphylactic shock. Suffice it to say that this …

Musicians ‘have to be proactive’ on climate change

“We need to think more about how we can actually not create the problem in the first place,” Emma tells BBC Music Introducing’s Does My Music Suck? podcast. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Emma says transporting huge arena shows around the world is having a big impact on the environment Emma admits “change will be gradual” but says “every little helps”. “If everyone that’s doing a huge tour cut five trucks, that would make an impact. “It’s not going to make as much impact as if you didn’t have any trucks, but we can’t go and watch people in the dark with no microphones. That’s not going to work.” ‘Is it still cool to pose with your private jet?’ …

A Love Letter To My Chemical Romance And The Emo Kids We Used To Be

Callie Byrnes Updated November 11, 2019 By YouTube / My Chemical Romance If you grew up in the 2000s, there’s a chance you look back on the term “emo” with a certain fondness. “If you didn’t have an emo phase, I don’t trust you,” modern memes joke today. It was a period of time in adolescent life that seemed almost universal—that is, unless you were one of those people who seemed just a little too well-adjusted. That’s why it’s no real surprise that when My Chemical Romance announced their reunion tour, it sold out in a matter of minutes. In some ways, we are still just a generation of emo kids. I, for one, threw myself fully into the label. …

I Was Petsitting At A Smart Home And The Damn Place Tried To Kill Me

By Ihor Saveliev By Ihor Saveliev I spent the last few days petsitting for my boss at his three-story mansion of a home. I actually got to spend time with the bounciest, fluffiest dog in the universe. Even better, I was encouraged to stay in their guest room, which was bigger than my entire apartment. Lucky me, right? I thought so too. I’ve been Instagramming the hell out of this place, bragging to all my friends about the talking fridge and the automated sinks and the shower that remembers your ideal water temperature. But what’s that phrase people like to throw around? Social media shows off everyone’s greatest hits but not their behind-the-scenes? Well. My behind-the-scenes sucked. Like, they were …

Children In Need 2019 appeal raises 47.9m

Image caption The hosts: Marvin and Rochelle Humes, Mel Giedroyc, Tom Allen, Graham Norton, Ade Adepitan and Tess Daly Children in Need is the BBC’s official UK charity and raises money for disadvantaged young people around the country, such as those experiencing poverty, with disabilities, or victims of abuse or neglect. Image caption Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood in a sketch with EastEnders’ Ricky Champ and Rudolph Walker Image caption Graham Norton gives Julio, Iara and Emma control over his famous lever Image caption England stars Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling with children from the England Amputee Football Association and presenter Mark Wright A special edition of BBC One’s The Hit List featured pop stars including rapper Wretch …

Kelsea Ballerini shows off svelte figure in two-piece outfit with high-slit at 2019 CMAs

Kelsea Ballerini and husband Morgan Evans attend the 53rd Annual CMA Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. For Evans’ part, the 34-year-old kept his red carpet look classic Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Tories promise help for ‘left-behind’ towns

The Conservatives are battling with opposition parties for votes in marginal constituencies ahead of the 12 December general election. Struggling towns to get post-Brexit funding Historic towns to benefit from £95m boost named Labour pledges free broadband for all The party said that, if re-elected, it would increase the business rate discount available to smaller firms from 33% to 50% in 2020/21. They are also planning to introduce a new £1,000 business rates relief scheme for pubs, which the party says amounts to an £18m tax cut next year. The changes to business rates would only apply to England. Business rates for Wales are set in Westminster but relief is set by the Welsh government. Business rate regimes are also …

Photographer of swinging 60s Terry O’Neill dies aged 81

Man known for his pictures of Beatles, Stones, Bardot and Sean Connery had cancer Terry ONeill, the photographer who chronicled Londons 1960s culture by capturing the celebrities and public figures who defined the era, has died aged 81. ONeill, who was awarded a CBE last month for services to photography and was known for his work with the likes of Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Elizabeth Taylor, died at home on Saturday night after a long illness, his agency said. He had prostate cancer. It is with a heavy heart that Iconic Images announces the passing of Terence Terry ONeill, CBE, a spokeswoman for the agency said. As one of the most iconic photographers of the last 60 years, his …

Last of the Summer Wine actress Fergusson dies

Comedy actress Vicki Michelle, best known for ‘Allo ‘Allo, paid tribute to Fergusson. Image Copyright @vickimichelle @vickimichelle Fergusson was born on 30 December 1944, and grew up in the village of Woolley near Wakefield. “I have very fond memories of a happy childhood, and going to the village school – long closed now, of course,” she said in 2009. “We’d stretch a line across the road and make that into our ‘tennis net’. There was so little traffic back then that we rarely had to take it down.” The family later moved to Wales, where Fergusson learned her acting craft at The Castle (the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama). Before getting the role of Marina in Last of …

Micro-aggressions and misery: why Marriage Story is a rare example of a Hollywood divorce film

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, Noah Baumbachs film doesnt just put you off divorce it puts you off marriage in the first place It is amazing how much great pop music has been inspired by break-ups and how little great cinema. Perhaps we are happier dealing with heartbreak via three minutes of Fleetwood Mac than we are poring over it in live-action detail for two hours. Give us a romcom any day. This is what makes Noah Baumbachs Marriage Story, if not exactly refreshing, at least very honest. Marriage Story is one of the rare movies to stare divorce in the face. Or faces. Intensely focused on its unhappy couple (Scarlett Johansson), it tracks the mechanics of the modern …

The Sound of Silence in the Middle of a Blizzard (Fingerstyle Guitar Rendition)

Beautifully played, beautifully shot. The sound of silence. For those curious: Fingerstyle guitar is the technique of playing the guitar by plucking the strings directly with the fingertips, fingernails, or picks attached to fingers, as opposed to flatpicking (plucking individual notes with a single plectrum, commonly called a “pick”). Read more Video by Acoustic Trench Original Article : HERE ; The Ultimate Survival Food: The Lost Ways

Big Machine Records Responds To Taylor Swifts Claims Of Blocking Music Use: ‘The Narrative You Have Created Does Not Exist’ – Perez Hilton

UPDATE 7:32 A.M. PST: Taylor’s rep, Tree Paine, has since spoken out in response to the drama. Writing on Twitter, she shared this statement (below): “The truth is, on October 28, 2019 at 5:17 p.m. the Vice President, Rights Management and Business Affairs from Big Machine Label Group sent Taylor Swift’s team the following: “Please be advised that BMLG will not agree to issue licenses for existing recordings or waivers of its re-recording restrictions in connection with these two projects: The Netflix documentary and The Alibaba “Double Eleven” event.” Plus, went further to claim how Big Machine “is trying to deflect” with their own claims: “To avoid an argument over rights, Taylor performed three songs off her new album Lover …

Listen To This: Blue Skies! – Perez Hilton

Jewel is one of our top 5 favorite artists of all time and she’s back!!! The folkster is giving us so much newness!!!! Her latest single, No More Tears, has her ditching her trusted guitar for a piano. And, with her other instrument, not only is she SANGING but she’s also using her voice in so many different ways! This is so soulful! So beautiful!!! Check it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Jewel! Related Posts Listen To This: Tell ‘Em That It’s Your Birthday! CLICK CLICK CLICK Next Article

Is Apple TV+ Worth It? Our No Bullsh*t Review | Betches

You’ve probably heard a lot in the last few weeks and months about the escalating streaming wars, and it’s a lot to keep up with. In addition to the existing major players (Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon), other big companies are jumping into the streaming service game. HBO will launch its expanded HBO Max service next May, Disney+ arrives next week, and NBC also has its own service in the works. And last week, Apple jumped into the original content game with their new streaming service, Apple TV+. It’s been a week since Apple TV+ launched, and I’ve had time to figure out how it works and what it has to offer, so let’s talk. I’ve gotten a lot of questions …

Cline Dion: Courage review | Alexis Petridis’s album of the week

A team of young, hip producers signals Dions newfound cult status, but its the wobbly-lipped ballads, not EDM, that she does like no one else For decades, you knew where you were with Phil Spector collaboration) hinting at an intriguing musical path not subsequently followed. Dion seemed to have arrived pretty much as she remained: parked defiantly in the middle of the road, flicking the Vs or whatever gesture the Qubecois use to express disdain at passing trends. Indeed, Canadian critic Carl Wilson used her 1997 album Lets Talk About Love as the basis for somehow became hip. Rappers including Drake and Desiigner queued up to the toast of this years Paris fashion week, snapped in a variety of mind-blowing …