TV- Penny Dreadful: “Demimonde”- Perhaps this show has some bite after all

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Reeve Carney as the immortal hedonist, Dorian Gray Demimonde, the fourth episode of Penny Dreadful is an improvement over the somewhat monotonous third instalment. More information is revealed about the show’s main characters and the overall story arc, and there are some fantastically eerie moments that should spook and amuse … Continue reading

Grace of Monaco

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Grace of Monaco stars Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly. The movie star who married a prince. It starts on a studio lot, I think it’s meant to be the last film that she shot before her marriage. Grace walks to her dressing room and there are many flowers. Then it … Continue reading

TV- Penny Dreadful: “What Death Can Join Together”- A monstrous indulgence

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The Master… ? As the finale draws ever closer, the events of Penny Dreadful become increasingly hectic and unpredictable. What Death Can Join Together brings back the shows’ main characters after the “prequel” episode Closer Than Sisters. Sir Malcolm’s (Timothy Dalton) pursuit of his vampire daughter finally culminates as a … Continue reading

TV- Penny Dreadful: “Closer Than Sisters”- A Powerful Prequel

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Eva Green in one of her best performances. The creators of Penny Dreadful seem to relish the conventions of the supernatural procedural drama. The show is something of a love letter, not just to the Gothic literature that inspired it, but to older supernatural-themed shows like Buffy: The Vampire Slayer … Continue reading

Maleficent 2014

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Maleficent was a take on the Sleeping Beauty film made by Disney. Although this version was with live action. Angelina Jolie played the title lead. The basic story of an evil witch cursing a princess to prick her finger on her 16th birthday and die remained mostly intact. The big … Continue reading

Toxic proteins implicated in Frontotemporal Dementia and Motor Neurone Disease

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Scientists at University College London (UCL) and the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, in Cologne, have discovered how a specific genetic mutation may damage nerve cells in frontotemporal dementia and motor neurone disease. The research, which suggests a potential new target for treating the two brain diseases, was … Continue reading

What to Wear to a Balinese Wedding

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Adrian Fernand – Australia’s seriously stylish agony uncle and creator of idobelieveicamewithahat.com – answers your questions on life, the universe and everything. This week, Adrian has advice for a UK reader on what to wear to a tropical wedding. Dear Agony Uncle, I’ve been invited to a friend’s wedding in … Continue reading