Carrie (2013) – The Reel Review

               This re-imagining of the 1976 supernatural horror of the same name, based on the book by Stephen King is far more enjoyable than it should be. In most cases a remake is never as good as the original, but in this case, despite falling $3 million short in box office revenue to …

Don Jon (2013) – The Reel Review

    My immediate thought of this film can be summed up in one word… chauvinistic. However there is more depth to the film than initially considered. After the film concluded I was left feeling absolutely no positive emotion towards any of the characters what so ever.  Jon (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is an arrogant, abrasive, self-centered, obnoxious, loud, …

Nickelback: The Hits Tour 2013

Upon realising my favourite band was playing at First Direct Arena in Leeds, just a stones throw away from me, I knew I had to go and review it. The First Direct Arena is a 13,500 person capacity entertainment arena, first holding a concert on 24th July 2013 with Bruce Springsteen catering to 13,000. The …

Frozen (2013) – The Reel Review

    I think it’s fair to say that even adults get excited when Disney announce a new animated feature. When Disney announced their most recent release, Frozen, I will admit that I may have watched the trailer a few too many times but with this years unusual failure of several potential box office hits …

Thor 2 The Dark World Review

  The first question everyone usually asks about a sequel is, ‘was it better than the first?’ In most cases the answer is to this question is no. Thor 2 on the other hand, bucks the trend and actually improves upon a very solid first film. In the movie an evil dark elf called Maliketh …

Winter Wonderleeds 2013

        Winter Wonderleeds 2013   Something special is brewing this Christmas… Welcome to Winter Wonderleeds!   Winter Wonderleeds is a 17 day festival to celebrate the best of Leeds at Christmas. This unique festival runs from the Friday 6th – Sunday 22nd December and is a brilliant platform to showcase the unique …

Leeds Light Night 2013

      Leeds light night kicked off on the 4th October at 5pm, showcasing over 50 art events, in 30 venues, all free! This included family friendly performances such as street theatre, light installations and film and musical displays, which were all based around a circus theme. I found light night a very unique, …