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5 Unmissable Oscars Moments

27 Feb 2017

As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realized someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

Someone had a very bad day at the office.

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Midlife Movie Alert!

27 Jan 2017

Where were you in 1996? Bursting with enthusiasm for your nascent career? Thrilling at the bright lights of the big city? Tearing up any dancefloor, festival field and gig moshpit you stumbled across? (Me, I was a student doing all of the above). Whatever you were doing, you can’t fail to have clocked the vast cultural impact of Trainspotting. Danny Boyle’s iconic Brit flick of that year introduced a motley Edinburgh crew of strangely lovable rogues, druggies and psychopaths, led by Ewan McGregor as skinny jean-ed heroin addict, Renton.

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NEW FILMS YOU NEED TO SEE WITH YOUR GAL PALS

18 Jan 2017

A trip to the flicks with girlfriends is one of life’s little pleasures: gossip, popcorn, a soupçon of culture, and a night out that doesn’t involve a hangover. What’s not to like? And right now is an excellent time to get a big screen jaunt booked in, given the slew of female-friendly movies coming up. So bench the man in your life, grab a girlfriend and go.

Jackie (out 20 Jan)

A hotly tipped Oscar contender, this biopic stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy and homes in on the bleak days following JFK’s assassination.

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THE GOLDEN GLOBES DIGESTED: YOUR CATCH-UP VIEWING

9 Jan 2017

Hollywood’s awards season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes, celebrating the best in TV and movies. I don’t know about you but when I scan the lists of nominees and winners for these things (after I’ve gawped at the red carpet frocks), I make a mental list of cultural catch-up viewing. Too much brilliant stuff to watch, not enough time, so I’ve made it easy for us all – here are my top Golden Globes picks and where to find them.

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HOTTIE-WATCH – THE MUDDY TOP 5 MEN!

8 Sep 2016

I enjoyed this post so much from the Muddy founder and my fellow editor, Hero Brown, over at Muddy Bucks/Oxon – I just had to share it with you. Rest assured that when the weather inevitably breaks and starts to cool (sob) things will at least be hotting up on our screens… Over to you Hero:

How can women maintain the high ground in their complaints about the many instances of male sexism?

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Muddy Bumper Summer Survival Guide

3 Aug 2016

Why does the mind always go blank when you’re trying to plan a day out with the kids? Perhaps it’s all the gin we drink to survive… (Or, maybe that’s just me?) Anyhoo… what with August being the only month of the year when the Mini Muddies are off school every single day, we all need some ideas when it comes to entertaining the bratlets. And like your very own fairy godmother, I’ve put together the following itinerary… You can also check out the Muddy weekly guide to keep updated on what’s happening every seven days… No need to thank me, (just buy me a Jeroboam of sparkling rosé).

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The Ab-Fab trailer – it’s actually funny!

11 May 2016

I’d heard that Ab Fab the movie was awash with star cameos and immediately pictured horrifically self-referencing fashion types who were in it to validate their lives. Well, admittedly there are some of those, but who cares? Because unlike the fun vacuum of Pret a Porter or more recently Zoolander 2, Ab Fab looks very, very funny. And – here, dip your finger deep into the icing –  Jon Hamm is in it too.

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The Girl On The Train

1 May 2016

If, like me, you were a fan of the novel The Girl on the Train then you’re going to be more than a little excited to hear that the movie is nearing release – October 2016.

In case you’ve been out of the country, The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller by British novelist Paula Hawkins that sat at the number 1 position in the New York Times Best Seller list for 13 consecutive weeks!

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EEK! See the trailer for Bridget Jones 3!

14 Apr 2016

Who cares if it’s not out until September?! The new trailer for Bridget Jones’s Baby has been squirreled out onto You Tube and people, let me tell you, it’s looking very, very funny. I can just about forgive Renee Zellweger for messing around with that lovely face of hers, because thankfully she still does look very ‘Bridget’.

Colin Firth looks a little gaunt in this film in my humble opinion and Hugh Grant is apparently a no-show, but fear not – Grey’s Anatomy star Patrick Dempsey is on board as new wonder totty, McDreamy.

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