Joyeux Anniversaire Isabelle Adjani

On June 27, City Connect celebrates the birthday of French actress Isabelle Adjani who has recently been chosen as the new face for jewellery house Poiray for their forthcoming international campaigns. Poiray explained their choice of the leading actress as their ambassador saying she is “an icon to embody femininity, … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Selma Blair

On 23 June, City Connect celebrates the birthday of American actress Selma Blair, who was born on this day in 1972. Selma Blair’s career has included commercial and critical successes; she has starred in feature films including Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde, The Sweetest Thing, Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Patrick Dempsey

In this week’s Born This Day series, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Patrick Dempsey who was born on 13 January 1966. Patrick Dempsey is best known for his role as neurosurgeon Dr. Derek Shepherd (“McDreamy”) on the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy. Biography Patrick Dempsey was discovered by an … Continue reading

Film Review: One For The Money

So Katherine Heigl has done it again! She has managed to star in yet another bad movie, when will she learn? Her latest attempt at entertaining an audience, One For The Money, based on the Janet Evanoich novel of the same name is a disgrace to cinema. The novel is … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Winona Ryder

City Connect celebrates the birthday of American actress Winona Ryder who was born on this day in 1971. Biography Winona Ryder made her film debut in the 1986 film Lucas. Ryder’s first significant role came in Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice (1988) as a goth teenager, which won her critical and commercial … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Catherine Deneuve

City Connect celebrates the birthday of the actress Catherine Deneuve who was born on this day in 1943. She is considered one of France’s most successful actresses and has starred in seven English-language films, most notably the 1983 cult classic The Hunger. Biography Catherine Deneuve has gained recognition for her … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ewan McGregor

On 31 March, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ewan McGregor OBE, the Scottish actor who has had widespread success in mainstream, indie, and art house films. He is perhaps best known for his roles as heroin addict Mark Renton in the drama Trainspotting (1996), Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi in the … Continue reading

Film Review: Bad Neighbours

Bad Neighbours was a funny film. It’s not for the faint hearted or very young eyes. Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) is the college kid who is in charge of the frat house; they’re called ‘Delta Psi Beta’. His next-door neighbours Mac and Kelly (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) have a … Continue reading

Film Review: Godzilla

Godzilla 2014 – began very similar to the 1998 version. A newsreel featured as the title sequence. The name Monarch was heavily featured so I guessed this would have some impact on the film. In 1999 in the Philippines, a group discover huge fossilized bones in a mineshaft. However, something … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Ronan Keating

On 3rd March, City Connect celebrates the birthday of Ronan Keating, the Irish singer/songwriter who came to prominence in 1994 as the lead singer of Boyzone. His solo career started in 1999, and so far has resulted in 9 albums. Keating gained worldwide attention when his single “When You Say … Continue reading

Film Review: Robocop 2014

Robocop 2014 is a remake of the 1987 film, where Peter Weller played the title role. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven This new take on the tale is directed by José Padilha. With Joel Kinnaman’s turn to play the cyborg cop. There are quite a few differences in the … Continue reading

Film Review: I, Frankenstein

I, Frankstein was very confusing for me. It begins as usual with a man making a monster. Frankenstein was one of my favourite monsters. Where the movie went off the rails was when Frankenstein becomes some sort of monster shooter! Man with a mission type thing. It starts well, in … Continue reading

Film Review: The Railway Man

The Railway Man was a very good movie. It stars Colin Firth (Kings Speech/Bridget Jones/BBC’s Pride & Prejudice), Nicole Kidman (Batman Forever/Bewitched) and Stellan Skarsgard (Thor/Avengers). A man makes a journey to find the main man who tortured him during the war. It sounds a simple plot but the acting … Continue reading

Film Review: American Hustle

American Hustle is on a similar par with other Hustle type shows, those who have seen the BBC series and the Real Hustle programs will be familiar with the plots. What’s different about this one is the set up of the characters. Also it’s based on a real life operation. … Continue reading

Movie Review: Lone Survivor

The term “War is Hell” could not describe this movie any better.  Lone Survivor stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster and Eric Bana and  and is the violent, painfully realistic, gut wrenching eyewitness account of an ill fated US Navy SEAL mission to capture a notorious Taliban … Continue reading

Movie Review: American Hustle

American Hustle, directed by David O. Russell, who also directed last years critically acclaimed “Silver Linings Playbook,” has struck gold again in the director’s chair with another excellent cast of top notch actors. Hustle is a crime drama comedy loosely based on the Federal Bureau of Investigations(FBI) ABSCAM operation. ABSCAM … Continue reading

Film Review: Mandela – Long Walk To Freedom

“Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” had a lot of expectation surrounded it because of its subject. That was before the untimely death of Nelson Mandela and the world started mourning the passing of one of history’s greatest heroes. And yet, despite the opportunity before the filmmakers to try and find … Continue reading

Film Review: The Batchelorette

The Batchelorette is a movie about a hen party essentially. Two of my favourite people were listed Kirsten Dunst (Spiderman 1-3) and James Marsden (X Men – Superman Returns) so I wanted to see it. It has been compared against another movie called Bridesmaids. As I haven’t seen that one … Continue reading

Film Review: The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug is the second instalment of the trilogy. It starts with Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellin) meeting Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) in The Prancing Pony pub in Bree. They require a burglar which leads them to Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman). Fast forward 12 months, and … Continue reading