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Elton John braves rain for Magic show

18 Jul 2011

Music Gossip

Sir Elton John praised his fans for braving the rain at Magic Summer Live in Hertfordshire yesterday (17.07.11), rewarding them with a hit-laden set. Although he arrived on stage half an hour later than advertised, the music legend made up for it by…

Morrissey cancels Swedish gig because of rain

15 Jul 2011

Music Gossip

Morrissey refused to perform at a concert in Sweden last night (14.07.11) because it was raining. The 'Girlfriend In A Coma' singer had been booked to play at Helsingborg's Sundsparlan venue but cancelled just hours before he was due to take the…

Ninja Assassin

5 Jan 20102 stars

(18) 98min ‘He doesn’t look like a ninja, he looks like he should be in a boy-band,’ comments a police investigator on first sighting of Ninja Assassin’s pyjama-clad killer Raizo, played by pop-star Rain. Given Rain’s pedigree as a crooner, it’s a…

Christine Jeffs interview

25 Jun 2009

Kiwi filmmaker Christine Jeffs (pictured centre right) wasn’t the obvious choice to direct the American indie comedy Sunshine Cleaning. Her previous two features, the New Zealand marital breakdown drama Rain and the British dead poet biopic Sylvia…


31 Jul 2008

New writing explores themes of love and stoicism

The spirit of adventure brought to the Fringe by the Underbelly has always been about new work, but this year’s programme seems to lean, more than ever, towards new writing, above and beyond the usual array of physical and visual theatre. Notable among…

I’m A Cyborg, But That’s Ok

24 Apr 20084 stars

SCI-FI (15) 105 min Korean director Park Chan-wook burst onto the international film scene with the ferocious Oldboy in 2003. The bleak and violent study of revenge was very publicly championed by Quentin Tarantino. However, after the unrelenting…