Category Archives: Celebrities

Movie Review: The Eyes of My Mother

Soon to be released in UK cinemas, indie horror flick, The Eyes of My Mother, is the gross-out creep-fest you’ve been craving. Continue reading

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Lucy Watson Raises Money for PETA with Leetchi.com | #LWfundraiser

Lucy Watson’s passion for animal rights is well known. She’s been closely involved in PETA for quite some time. But this is the first time she has proactively fundraised for the charity. In a campaign video filmed in her home, she explains why she wants to get more “hands-on” in the fight against animal cruelty. Continue reading

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Film Review: We Are X

We Are X is a new documentary about ultra mega superstar metal band, X Japan. Never heard of them? Well, to say they’re big in Japan would be an understatement. Having sold 30 million singles and albums combined since starting in the early 80s, these guys are the biggest band in Japan ever. Continue reading

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The Founder Burger at BRGR.CO

To celebrate the release of The Founder, the Michael Keaton film about Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame, BRGR.CO has launched a limited edition burger consisting of two blade steak patties with melted cheese, shredded iceburg lettuce, pickled gherkins and secret recipe BRGR.CO sauce on a triple layer sesame bun. Continue reading

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BFI Brings Back GoodFellas to the Big Screen

The British Film Institute is rereleasing the classic 1990 gangster film, GoodFellas, in cinemas across the UK on 20 January. Continue reading

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On Set in France | The Incantation

Based on the original script written by Jude S Walko, The Incantation is the first original content feature film for Blue Falcon Productions. It follows young American Lucy Bellerose as she pays a trip to her family’s ancestral castle in rural France. Continue reading

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Win a Case of Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Graham Norton and the folks at Invivo Wine have kindly set aside a case of Graham Norton’s Own Sauvignon Blanc 2016 to share with one lucky tikichris reader. Continue reading

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Free Tacos | Old El Paso #MiniMexican Pop-Up at Gabriel’s Wharf

To celebrate the launch of Mini Stand N Stuff Tortillas, Old El Paso is giving away free tacos at a two-day pop-up on the Thames near Gabriel’s Wharf. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #58

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip, savour and more – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Continue reading

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Sunset at the Villa Thalia at Dorfman Theatre, National Theatre

Arty, middle class Charlotte (Pippa Nixon) from London and charismatic American – and CIA operative – Harvey (Ben Miles) are frenemies to the highest degree. There’s instant affinity and sometimes even smouldering attraction between them but also deep-seated belief on both sides that one completely misunderstands the other and that the other is absolutely wrong about how the world spins on its geopolitical axis. Continue reading

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Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony

Tuesday 24 May saw premium triple sec maker Cointreau give Liberty department store a makeover for its Cointreau Creative Crew Awards Ceremony with a star studded guest list including the likes of Naomie Harris, Lily Cole and host Laetitia Casta (and even – oddly enough – the not-so-glamorous likes of yours truly). Continue reading

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Infographic: Iconic Furniture in Film and TV

Check out this fun infographic put together by the furniture experts at Oldrids and featuring some of the most famous furniture from the movies and on TV. Set design plays a massive role in creating the look and atmosphere of … Continue reading

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5 of the Coolest Film Festivals Around the World (Miles Away)

For movie buffs with a love for travel, here’s a look at the five coolest film festivals screening the biggest hits and best indie flicks around the planet. Continue reading

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Stripper Wear Fair | David Bowie Burlesque Tribute | Pole Dancing Werkshop at Red Gallery, Shoreditch

This weekend – Valentine’s weekend – do something special for yourself and that significant other at one (or all) of three super sexy events hosted by the East London Strippers Collective at Red Gallery in Shoreditch. Continue reading

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The Postal Museum to Open Early 2017

Slated to open early 2017 at the site of the Mount Pleasant sorting office in Clerkenwell, The Postal Museum will aim to bring 500 years of communications history “through the eyes of one of its most iconic services” while offering visitors a chance to experience Mail Rail with rides through disused miniature tunnels of the world’s first driverless electric railway. Continue reading

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WOMEN: New Portraits by Annie Leibovitz

WOMEN aims to look at the way the roles and notion of womanhood have changed over time. After a shoot with Caitlyn Jenner, Annie describes, “It was like creating a new person, around the idea of what a woman is… what is, who is this new person?” The concept first fascinated her decades past, after shooting Vegas showgirls inside and outside of their makeup. “They were so normal looking [out of costume]… my [showgirl] photos represented how women dressed up to be women.” But what happens when you dress the concept of womanhood down? Continue reading

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Movie Review: Youth

Something about director Paolo Sorrentino’s latest film Youth reminded me of taking the time to watch a sunset: an exalted if everyday occurrence that’s slow paced but ends too soon. Continue reading

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That Time I Met David Bowie

He told us not to blow it ‘cause he knows it’s all worthwhile. Continue reading

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#BBQbound: Memphis

It had been more than 20 years since I’d last been to Memphis, and I was glad my BBQ Bound road trip passed through it, affording me the chance to reacquaint myself with this fantastic town so prominently set on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Indeed, a tour of the best BBQ destinations in the South without a stop in Memphis would have been remiss. Continue reading

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Win a Pair of Tickets to BBC Good Food Show London 13 or 15 November

Interested in nibbling your way through an array of some of the UK’s best food? I’ve got a pair of tickets to share with one lucky reader for the upcoming BBC Good Food Show at Olympia London (plus tix to the Supertheatre). Keep reading to find out how you can win. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #46

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Lazy Arm With its 700mm … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Sunny Afternoon, Based on the Music by The Kinks

Winner of the 2015 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Sunny Afternoon tales the story of London’s best sounding rock ‘n roll catastrophe, The Kinks, and follows the band from its formation in Muswell Hill between brothers Ray and Dave Davies through the many ups and downs on their way to international stardom Continue reading

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The Pinkertons: New Period Crime Drama Set in America’s Wild West

A new UKTV period crime drama called The Pinkertons, based on the story of a real life crime fighting agency of the same name, is scheduled to premiere Sunday 30 August at 8pm. I had the pleasure of catching a sneak preview of the show’s first episode and I reckon it has what it takes to captivate an audience keen for rootin’ tootin’ shoot ‘em up crime-fighting action tempered with historical accuracy, laced with strong plot lines, and loaded with mystery. Continue reading

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Running From Greenbaum: Andy Hollingworth Portraits at Snap Galleries

Two decades worth of photographer Andy Hollingworth’s portraits of comedians are on view now at Snap Galleries just off the Piccadilly. The show, Running from Greenbaum runs until mid September. Pop our head in for a looksee that’s sure to … Continue reading

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Movie Review: Pressure

What happens when four deep sea saturation divers get stranded 650ft below the surface of the Indian Ocean after disaster strikes their ship? Pinewood Pictures’ suspenseful new feature length thriller, Pressure, ponders just that. Continue reading

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Movie Review: The Human Centipede 3 (Final Sequence)

Human Centipede 3 is blood-splattered joke. But it’s a joke that had me giggling and guffawing plenty … when I wasn’t squirming in my seat during scenes of excessive gore. I had a blast watching this movie, was chuckling about it the rest of the day, and was impressed by the sheer audacity required to create such a piece of cinema. Continue reading

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Happy 150th to The Langham London

One of London’s most lauded luxury destinations, The Langham, celebrated a stately 150 years as a hotel last week. I tagged along for some of the birthday fun and had a peek at what’s new and upcoming for this upscale mainstay of impeccable hospitality. Continue reading

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Jason Manford on Call Centre Frustrations #TodayIwill

Barclaycard has created five videos featuring snippets from the stand-up routine of the comedian Jason Manford sharing hilarious observations about all those pesky money/payment situations we find ourselves in too often these days. Continue reading

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Finding Inspiration in Bonne Maman Desserts

Little angular jars of Bonne Maman jams, jellies, and compotes have sat on breakfast tables across the UK for decades, so imagine my surprise and delight to find that its brother branch, the brand’s lineup of fine cakes, biscuits, and tartlets, work as a great accompaniment to old favourites or as a tasty stand-alone treat. Continue reading

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Supreme Tweeter: A New Web Series That Has Us All Atwitter

In a satirically self-effacing look at the strange (and sometimes unsavoury) connectivity of Twitterverse, Harry Lloyd and Jayne Hong‘s new production, Supreme Tweeter, has hit the world wide web at a sprint. Boiling the internet down to its bones in twenty minutes of brisk and effortless humour, they’ve created an inside look at what celebrity means in the 21st century, crafting a tale both caustic and charming. I sat down with Jayne and Harry the night of Supreme Tweeter’s April 1st release to hear about their creative process, and the film’s eccentric milieu of London daily life, North Korean diplomacy, and Photoshop. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: In the Sneakers of Walcott

You know that old saying about walking a mile in somebody else’s shoes? Well, what if those shoes were a pair of stylish and extra comfy Adidas trainers belonging to one of your favourite footballers? Cool idea, huh? Check out this fun little ‘day in the life’ video featuring Arsenal forward and the England national team player, Theo Walcott – shot from the vantage point of Theo’s shoes – a pair of ultra blue Adidas Pure BOOST Chill trainers. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #40

Good stuff and lots of it! Here’s the low down on some fine things to see, sip or savour – all of which I’ve recently come across and thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy. Morty & Bob’s Pop-Up at … Continue reading

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Review: Mark Little #SecretMeetings at the Museum of Comedy

Olivier award winning Mark Little had his small audience of “comrades” in stitches for most of the show with astute and politically charged observations presented in a madcap if thoughtful manner with an ample dose of off the cuff and self effacing improv alongside plenty of zany antics ensuring nothing was taken too seriously. Continue reading

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Preview: Mark Little #SecretMeetings

Olivier award winning Mark Little brings his anarchistic form of stand-up to the Museum of Comedy for a series of six fiercely funny and politically uncompromising #SecretMeetings, starting 19 February. Mark is probably best known for his role as Joe … Continue reading

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#PukkaPimms Pop-Up Curry House – Saturday 6 December, Bethnal Green Road

A cold winter’s night, a warming spicy curry … and a refreshing glass of Pimm’s and lemonade? Wha … ? Believe it or not, these elements come to together in a moreishly complimentary way as I discovered last night at a preview of the #PukkaPimms pop-up restaurant near the ‘top end’ of Bethnal Green Road. Not sure such a mix would actually go down well? Find out for yourself this weekend when the pop-up opens to the public with celebrity Hardeep Singh Kohli as front of house. Continue reading

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