Doctor Who – Deep Breath

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The last time we saw him, the brand-new Doctor was clinging to the Tardis controls, asking “Do you know how to fly this thing?” But what happened next?

Those famous engines are roaring in the sky. The madman in the box has never looked madder, and Clara Oswald has never been so scared. The time of Capaldi is upon us!

In late-1890s London, swashbuckling detectives Vastra, Jenny and Strax are summoned to the banks of the Thames for a big surprise, and then an even bigger one. A new Doctor is in town, with mayhem in his wake. As Clara struggles to recognise the man she thought she knew so well, killers stalk the capital. A slaughterhouse restaurant and a buried spaceship lead the Doctor into a confrontation with a long-forgotten foe… but how far is this new man ready to go to protect his friends? (Steven Moffat)

Sci-fi adventure, starring Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Neve McIntosh, Dan Starkey, Catrin Stewart, Peter Ferdinando, Paul Hickey, Michelle Gomez and Matt Smith.

After an eight-month wait, the Doctor is back in an intelligent story written by Moffat. I had the pleasure of having already watched it twice to savour it. Some people found it slow, but it’s set in Victorian London and the narrative rhythm seems good to me for this period. I was happy to meet again Vastra, Jenny and Strax as they help Clara to deal with the Doctor’s new face. Matt Smith’s cameo was not really essential to the story but it was a delight to see him again as he will be so missed … Peter Capaldi gave us a brilliant beginning and I’m looking forward to watching him dealing with the Dalecks in next week’s episode.

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Blackpool (2004)

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Episode 1 – Local entrepreneur, Ripley Holden, holds a lavish opening for his new state of the art amusement arcade in Blackpool. But his fortunes look set to change for the worse when one morning he discovers the dead body of a young man on the premises. He attempts to co-operate with the investigating officer, but DI Carlisle has clearly taken a dislike to Ripley.

Episode 2 – The murder investigation begins to make Ripley’s life very difficult indeed. Carlisle calls Ripley’s son, Danny in for questioning – he’s convinced that Danny knows something about the body in the arcade and that he’s covering up for his father. When a huge tax bill surfaces and puts pressure on Ripley’s finances, his friends, who have invested in the arcade, start to get twitchy .

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Episode 3 – Forensic evidence links Ripley to the murder. To make matters worse, his application for planning permission for his Vegas style hotel is turned down and investors are beginning to ask for their money back. Meanwhile, Natalie is devastated to find out that Carlisle is a police officer and that he has been investigating her family.

Episode 4 – Carlisle doesn’t believe Danny’s murder confession and remains convinced that Danny’s just covering up for his father. Natalie warns him to keep away from her family but Carlisle is determined to get his man. Ripley is forced to drop everything and take drastic measures when Danny, traumatised by recent events, reaches breaking point.

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Episode 5 – Natalie provides Ripley with a watertight alibi for the night of the murder. Carlisle knows she’s lying but there’s nothing he can do about it. Meanwhile, the business Ripley has been building for so long is falling down around his ears. And Marr, Ripley’s friend and trusted advisor, reveals his true colours and a mean trick that he’s been storing up his sleeve.

Episode 6 – The final strands of Ripley’s life star to unravel. On the morning of Shyanne’s wedding, he tells Natalie that their marriage is over. Carlisle turns up at the ceremony to arrest him for murder. But Ripley reminds Carlisle about a small matter of his compromising affair with s suspect’s wife. As he sets out to do the right thing by his family, while clinging on to his lifelong dream of joining the big players, Ripley faces his biggest challenge yet.

Musical drama, starring David Morrissey, Sarah Parish, David Tennant, Thomas Morrison, Georgia Taylor, John Thomson, Steve Pemberton, Bryan Dick, Kevin Doyle and David Bradley.

This mini series was a complete shock to me as soon as I watched the first episode – I just loved it right away till the very end. The actors are excellent, the story is original and the choice of songs is perfect all along the storyline.

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A Conversation Between JK Rowling and Daniel Radcliffe (2011)

Last night, I found this video completely by chance. I thought it was so interesting even if it’s from three years ago. I love the Harry Potter books and I’m looking forward to reading anything Rowling would write on this topic. It was fun to follow the 2014 Quidditch World Cup on Pottermore and I really think Rowling is such a touching person as I watched her in Who do you think you are ?, discovering her family’s past in France. I need to reread the books as I miss her characters so much.

** SPOILERS** If you haven’t read the books or seen the movies yet and want to, do NOT watch that video.

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Begin Again (2013)

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Gretta and her long-time boyfriend Dave are college sweethearts and songwriting partners who decamp for New York when he lands a deal with a major label. But the trappings of his new-found fame soon tempt Dave to stray, and a reeling, lovelorn Gretta is left on her own. Her world takes a turn for the better when Dan, a disgraced record-label exec, stumbles upon her performing on an East Village stage and is immediately captivated by her raw talent. From this chance encounter emerges an enchanting portrait of a mutually transformative collaboration, set to the soundtrack of a summer in New York City.

Comedy, starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Def, Catherine Keener and Adam Levine.

Eight years after his much acclaimed Once, John Carney gives us a new story in which the characters are united by their love of music in a beautiful New York City background. Since the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, I follow Keira Knightley’s career and she is able to amaze me each time, I remember her so moving in Seeking a Friend for the End of the World two years ago and now she has proved she can sing. All I can say is when I watched this movie, I forgot I was in a theatre as I was singing along and dancing in my chair, completely carried away by that charming story in which the main actors portrayed endearing characters. This is my favourite movie this year so far, since Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Those two songs take a great part in the soundtrack as we get different versions throughout the movie. I love them both.