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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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UK Premiere of Roxanne by Paul Frankl

Shot in 35mm and on location in Soho, the film follows the relationship of transgender sex worker (played cool and convincing by Miss Cairo) and motherless 12 year-old Lily (spectacularly portrayed by Thea Lamb). It’s an ‘unlikely friendship’ kinda flick – not too dissimilar in theme to, say, About a Boy except the ‘boy’ in Roxanne is a girl and the ‘Hugh Grant’ character is Miss Cairo. 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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Le Vie della Zagara: Palazzo Adriano

Okay. I’ve covered the citrus side of my Sicilian excursion – with bits about Ciaculli mandarins, Ribera oranges, blood oranges, Interdonato lemons and Syracuse lemons – and now I want to talk about some of the other equally fruitful aspects of my trip. So in the next few posts of my Le Vie della Zagara series I’m going to highlight a handful of the more remarkable sights encountered while touring Sicily. First up is the quaint and scenic mountain village of Palazzo Adriano. 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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Great British Chefs’ Cook School with Graham Hornigold of Hakkasan

Check out this delicious team up: Great British Chefs + Cookery School! The occasion? The first in a new series of cookery masterclasses hosted by GBC at the school which sees chefs sharing hands-on tuition to small groups of writerly gourmands and other enthusiastic foodie folk. I wedged my way in for the inaugural event, where Graham Hornigold, Executive Pastry Chef of the Hakkasan Group with Daniel Pearse, Head Pastry Chef of Hakkasan London, and Juan Pablo Colubri, Pastry Sous Chef at Hakkasan Group created four desserts while sharing recipes and a wealth of kitchen tips with the small group assembled. Continue reading

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March Issue of UK Cigar Scene Out Now

The third issue of the monthly UK Cigar Scene Magazine is now online and ready for download. Each issue of UK Cigar Scene is free to download and includes a video interview with a key cigar personality along with news … Continue reading

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Could Your Pooch be a PiCKUP Ninja? #chocninja

As Crufts 2015 opens its doors today with parades of perfectly pampered pooches, another dog competition is launching nationwide, and anyone can get involved. Yes, that’s right, the hunt is on across the UK for the final canine contestant to … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Institute of Sexology … Chris, Should We Talk?

So here’s something funny. Invited to publish this promotional video on my blog to help raise awareness of the Wellcome Collection’s The Institute of Sexology exhibition, I was sitting in bed viewing it when something came up and I had to step away from my laptop, pausing the clip at about 50 seconds into it. Then Kemey came to bed, inadvertently giving my screen a glance. Continue reading

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Good Stuff #38

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. Bread Street Sessions with Dub … Continue reading

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UK Cigar Scene Magazine Issue Two Out Now

Issue number two of the new monthly UK Cigar Scene Magazine is now online and ready for download. Each issue of UK Cigar Scene is free to download and includes a video interview with a key cigar personality along with … Continue reading

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eHarmony Promo Code + a Chance to Win a Month’s Worth of Popcorn

eHarmony has launched a new #LoveCinema campaign. To help them spread the word, I’ve team up with the popular dating site and with Metcalfe’s Skinny Topcorn to offer one lucky reader the chance to win a month’s worth of popcorn for free. I’ve also got a generous promo code to share that gives anyone signing up to eHarmony a 12 month membership at £9.95 a month – a 38% discount on the sites’ standard 12 month membership (and 75% off the monthly rate). Continue reading

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Life’s Like a Movie. Make Your Own Ending.

I watched the The Muppet Movie last night for the first time in ages. It’s still one of the most entertaining and inspiring films I’ve ever come across.

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UK Cigar Scene Magazine First Issue Out Now

There’s a new monthly online magazine out now about the cigar scene. Titled (appropriately enough) UK Cigar Scene Magazine, each issue will be free to download and will include a video interview with a key cigar personality along with news of events, gossip, and more stogie related info celebrating the specialists, their staff and the many personalities who enjoy a fine cigar here “in one of the world’s most energetic cigar scenes.” Continue reading

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Video: How Far will You Go to Avoid the Doorknob?

Oh man, yesterday sucked. I don’t want to go into details, but we pumped out some major effort here at Chateau tikchris to avert what could have resulted in a costly catastrophe. Along with the epic amounts of elbow grease … Continue reading

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You’ll Probably Never Need the FSCS. But What If … ?

What if something beyond your control happened to your savings? The FSCS has enlisted top celebrities such as Marvin Humes to help spread the word about Protecting Your Future. Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: ENO does Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro: 16 October to 23 November

The Marriage of Figaro comes to the London stage this month with a highly anticipated return of the English National Opera’s smash-hit production at the London Coliseum for the first time since its hugely well received premiere in 2011. Continue reading

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Lizzie Fitch/Ryan Trecartin: Priority Innfield at Zabludowicz Collection

The evening after I checked out the preview of Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin’s Priority Innfield – a series of sculptural theatres where four interconnected films “that touch upon our changing relationship to the camera and its influence on conceptions of history, evolution and selfhood” are continually screened – I tried to explain the experience of watching the films and negotiating the fabricated space between them to my girlfriend. Despite my enthusiastic attempt, I’m pretty sure I failed. Continue reading

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Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett at The Macbeth in London #spiritofjack

A few weeks back I had the esteemed pleasure of sitting in on a tasting with Jack Daniel’s Master Distiller Jeff Arnett. It’s funny to think that I grew up only a couple of hours’ drive from where Jeff does his magic but wound up meeting him on the other side of the Atlantic in an East London pub. Of course, as the ‘nose’ behind one of the world’s most famous brands (and what I reckon is Tennessee’s biggest export), I suppose it’s not all that surprising that the chance to shake hands and sip whiskey with Jeff might take place anywhere across the globe. Continue reading

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Region of Valencia: We are Holidays

With more than 450k of coastline featuring 38 marinas, 20 golf courses, and seven coastal parks, the Region of Valencia offers an amazing range of possibilities for your next holiday. From wild nature to world famous resorts, centuries old attractions and modern theme parks – there’s something for all tastes … as long as you love the beach! Continue reading

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Miss Camel Beauty Contest (Vice)

The desert may be one of the last places on earth you’d expect to find a beauty pageant. But on Christmas Day, while you were busy testing the limits of your digestive system, VICE’s Charlet Duboc was negotiating sand dunes … Continue reading

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Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story at London’s Natural History Museum

Last week I popped round to the Natural History Museum to catch the Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story exhibition and was so glad I did. It’s a great show chronicling human existence in Britain since the first people set foot here (or at least as far back as the evidence suggests). I recommend going as it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be wowed by the artefacts and items on display. Continue reading

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Atlanta: Strip City (Vice)

Until last year, twerking was the preserve of strip clubs and south London dancehall nights. Now, it’s a word that your great-aunt has probably said out loud, thanks to Miley Cyrus dry-humping that old man’s leg at the VMAs and … Continue reading

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Texas Hold ‘Em – What Beats What?

Interested in learning how to play poker? Texas Hold ‘Em is the most popular version of the game. The concept behind it is pretty easy to get: the hand with the five best cards wins. Indeed, it’s pretty pointless to … Continue reading

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Egypt: How to Play a Gig in a Revolution (Noisy)

Noisey and Colonel Blimp are very excited to present ‘Egypt: How to Play a Gig in a Revolution’. Disillusioned with the gig circuit at home, London band I.R.O.K travelled to Cairo, Egypt, to witness the aftermath of the revolution and … Continue reading

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Buttloads of Pain: Ass Injections Gone Wrong (Vice)

Like thousands of women across the globe and increasingly in the US, Oscarina was suffering from the side effects of a black-market butt injection. Because of its clandestine nature, it’s impossible to quantify exactly how many people in the US … Continue reading

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Sponsored Video: Renault Presents Electric Zoe #RenaultZOE

Two 100% electric Renault ZOEs – driven by remote control from a helicopter hovering above – race along a 1.9 mile route through central London that’s made up of 570 pieces of Scalextric track. Seriously? Seriously. Yep. From the London … Continue reading

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What Happens When Your Christmas Gifts are Left Alone at Night?

Ever wonder what sort of magic takes place this time of year when the shutters are closed and the lights turned off at a major department store? See what happens when Christmas gifts are left alone at night in this fun little clip from BHS featuring some very clever slow motion animation. The video is only about a minute and a half long but is chocked full of all sorts of great gifts available at BHS Continue reading

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Get 15% Off the Ticket Price for This Weekend’s BBC Good Food Show

Sponsored by BBC Heading to this weekend’s BBC Good Food Show at Olympia Exhibition Centre this weekend? Be sure to watch this video for 15% off your ticket price!

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Ron Burgundy – It’s Not about Smelly Pirate Hookers. #BurgundyMoments

Everybody listen up! The legend Ron Burgundy has teamed up with FindAnyFilm.com to tell you how to get real Moments Worth Paying For. Note: it’s not with smelly pirate hookers. Continue reading

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Just Eat Takeaway APP | Anti-Cooking Video

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The Chase – Volvo Trucks Chased by Bulls in Spain

Wanna have some fun? Get a Volvo truck, paint it bright red and drive the thing through the streets of an ancient Spanish town, such as Ciudad Rodrigo, during its annual running of the bulls festival. Oh wait, never mind. That’s already been done … Continue reading

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Brent Butane Asks: Were You Born with a Silver Spoon in Your Ass?

This farcical yet informative ad featuring legendary stuntman Brent Butane rolling around on a Segway with American flags flapping proudly as he share details about Bell car insurance actually had me laughing out loud a couple of times. If you … Continue reading

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Expedia Wants You to Travel Yourself Interesting and Win a Trip to Abu Dhabi #TYI

Expedia has unveiled a #TYI (Travel Yourself Interesting) Twitter hashtag campaign to help make some of the Twittersphere’s more lacklustre tweets more interesting, with slebs such as Little Britain comedian Matt Lucas and kitchen sensation Rachel Khoo being among the first to receive the “interesting” treatment with video spruce-ups designed to bring a smirky smile to your face and get you dreaming about your next travel destination. Continue reading

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Karate Cap with Misha B and Dynamo

Check out how Mancunian rap sensation Misha B’s reacts when magician Dynamo plays a fantastic trick on her at this summer’s Yahoo! Wireless Festival. Can you spot how he did it? Me neither. Maybe I should give it another viewing … but I’ve already watched the clip about a half dozen times. Argh. Man, that guy’s good. Continue reading

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