Royal Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto on Cinema Screens

The Royal Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto – a work the composer himself called his ‘best opera’ – live in cinemas worldwide on Tuesday January 16 2018. Rigoletto was performed 250 times in the 10 years following its premiere in 1851 and has become one of the most popular of all operas. Featuring many musicalContinue reading “Royal Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto on Cinema Screens”

Talking Cinema: Director Alan G Parker Discusses New Sgt Pepper Documentary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Andy Howells chats to the director of a new Beatles documentary, Alan G Parker, about his film on the making of the album and the events that surrounded it.

Film Review: Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge

Andy Howells and his family check out the latest Disney feature: Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A) starring Johnny Depp. Its 6 years since Johnny Depp’s Captain Jack Sparrow last sailed on to the big screen, so movie-goers might be apprehensive about the return of Disney’s Pirates of The Caribbean series with the fifthContinue reading “Film Review: Pirates of The Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge”

South Wales Live Screenings Of Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake

Vincent Bataillon’s staging of Swan Lake presented by the Bolshoi Ballet and choreographed by Yuri Grigorovich will be broadcast live from Moscow at Cwmbran’s Vue Cinema at 3pm on February 5. Set to Tchaikovsky’s lyrical score, the story follows Prince Siegfried who escapes his birthday celebrations and stumbles upon a magical lake where he meetsContinue reading “South Wales Live Screenings Of Bolshoi Ballet Swan Lake”

Big Events at Vue Cardiff

The story of Joan of Arc, a classical ballet and a Broadway Musical are among several events being brought to the big screen by Vue Cardiff in the coming weeks. The upcoming line-up includes the electrifying NT Live: Saint Joan which will be broadcast live from the Donmar Warehouse. Bernard Shaw’s classic play follows theContinue reading “Big Events at Vue Cardiff”

It’s A Wonderful Life! At Newport Riverfront

As part of The Riverfront’s festive season , next week there will be three screenings of the Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life! Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, Henry Travers and Lionel Barrymore, It’s A Wonderful Life is the 1946 Christmas fantasy drama directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “the Greatest Gift”Continue reading “It’s A Wonderful Life! At Newport Riverfront”

On Screen: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years

Andy Howells looks at the new Ron Howard Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years. Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years I recall a few years ago posting an image of my copy of The Beatles Live at the Hollywood Bowl on Instagram and commenting “great album, wonder why itsContinue reading “On Screen: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”

Maggies Plan Unfolds At Newport Riverfront

The American romantic comedy-drama, Maggies Plan written and directed by Rebecca Miller, comes to Newport Riverfront next week. The film tells the story of Maggie Harden (Greta Gerwig), a University Head of Art and Design who decides she wants to have a baby.  She then falls in love with an anthropologist called John (Ethan Hawke), whoContinue reading “Maggies Plan Unfolds At Newport Riverfront”

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