Film Diary 2014: Transcendence

The Argus: Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall and Paul Bettany in Transcendence...

12:01am Monday 21st April 2014

Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall push technology to its limits in this speculative sci-fi thriller.

Film Diary 2014: Calvary

The Argus: Brendan Gleeson, Bruno the Labrador and Kelly Reilly take a ride in Calvary

1:49pm Monday 14th April 2014

Brendan Gleeson plays a priest threatened by one of his parishoners in this startling drama from John Michael McDonagh, director of The Guard.

The worst place to feel unsafe

The Argus: One of the needles put through the flats' letterboxes

3:26pm Monday 7th April 2014

Your home is your castle and it's the one place you should be able to feel safe, especially if you have young children.

Lily's breakdown in communication

The Argus: Lily Allen

2:58pm Monday 7th April 2014

So Lily Allen thinks her children are “boring”.

Film Diary 2014: Under The Skin

The Argus: Scarlett Johansson in Under The Skin...

11:45am Monday 7th April 2014

Scarlett Johansson stars in the latest film from Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast, Birth)...

No slacking on uniform rules

The Argus: No slacking on uniform rules

1:18pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

Why, rages my 15-year-old daughter, do we have to wear school uniform? What is the point?

Reunions stir up old insecurities

The Argus: Reunions stir up old insecurities

1:16pm Tuesday 25th March 2014

A chance encounter this week has left me in nostalgic mood. But sadly I’m not enjoying it.

Film Diary 2014: The Zero Theorem

The Argus: Christoph Waltz hears a tiger's tale from David Thewlis in The Zero Theorem...

11:16am Monday 24th March 2014

Christoph Waltz stars in Terry Gilliam's sci-fi satire of a search for meaning in nothingness, and vice versa.

Brighton & Hove Albion : Leave it out.

The Argus: Brighton & Hove Albion : Leave it out.

11:20pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

I don’t recall anyone leaving the Goldstone before Dean Wilkins whipped in that free kick, also against Ipswich back in 91. Did people leave the Cup Final early? I wish I had, although me and Gordon have now made it up. I do remember quite a few were heading up Withdean Road and down Tongdean Lane when Adam ‘you know’ Virgo popped that header in against Swindon, where were these people going?

Parking u-turn in Bakers Bottom

5:22pm Sunday 23rd March 2014

BB&CV area consultation: Zone U extended, light-touch only,

Film Diary 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Argus: The back of Edward Norton and the fronts of Ralph Fiennes & Tony Revolori in The Grand Budapest Hotel...

2:53pm Thursday 20th March 2014

In 1932, on the verge of war, Zero Moustafa joins the Grand Budapest Hotel as a lobby boy, wherein he's swept up in an adventure with the hotel's eccentric concierge Gustave.

Spam picnic anyone?

The Argus: Spam picnic anyone?

11:43am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Yesterday morning, something very boring and slightly irritating happened - hundreds of Brighton people were sent an email by a web designer punting for work - myself included. 

Sad tale of what might have been for Stanmer Park

The Argus: Stanmer Park

5:30am Wednesday 26th February 2014

One of the best and boldest decisions Brighton Council ever made was to buy the Stanmer estate after the Second World War for a knock-down price.

Memories of The Level

The Argus: Memories of The Level

2:39pm Tuesday 25th February 2014

I stumbled across this wonderful video of the People's History of the Level via the equally wonderful Brighton Bits blog. 

Give children a break, Gove

The Argus: Michael Gove

11:14am Tuesday 25th February 2014

It’s back to school today, pupils rested and refreshed after a week’s holiday. During half-term my children have walked through the Derbyshire dales, had a dodgy lunch in a dodgy pasta place, shopped, played in the park with their friends and waded through mud in their wellies.

Film Diary 2014: Dallas Buyers Club

The Argus: Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club

3:21pm Monday 17th February 2014

In 1985 Ron Woodruff was diagnosed with AIDS, and found himself rallying against the healthcare system in an effort to bring medication to himself and his fellow sufferers.

Burroughs in Brighton, UK -- centennial MORE OR LESS --

5:43pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

centennial note in the birthday of William Burroughs

Fleur's floral frock masterclass and Myfanwy's day in cartoons

The Argus: myf draws apparently

4:43pm Monday 3rd February 2014

Sometimes when I'm reading my Brighton blog reader I feel weirdly voyeuristic, as some of the posts are very personal and yet I've never met the people involved. 

Brighton & Hove Albion: Europe For it United.

9:43pm Sunday 2nd February 2014

The Albion of course only need to win the FA Cup to enter the Europa League , United need to over haul five point gap to take 5th place, just to get into the Europa League, or they could of course just win 'The Champions League'

Greens squeeze till pips squeak, crack, groan... and die?

12:22pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Greens squeeze - pips squeak and die -

Time to challenge and punish gropers

The Argus: Time to challenge and punish gropers

3:34pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

It's deeply unpleasant, being groped by a man at work, especially when he’s senior to you.

Film Diary 2014: 12 Years A Slave

The Argus: Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Fassbender and Chiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years A Slave...

12:38pm Tuesday 28th January 2014

Based on the true account of free man Solomon Northup's kidnapping and sale into slavery.

Hello again! My blog resurfaces with this lovely musing on how powerful your local councillor actually is

The Argus: Dani Ahrens

12:19pm Monday 27th January 2014

Good morning, and hello strangers - I am ressurecting my blog of the best of Brighton and Hove blogosphere. 

Brighton Scouting - our first 100 years

The Argus: B-P in Brighton

4:43pm Thursday 9th January 2014

book review - local history - scouts and communism - oath taking - Parkwood, Newtimber.

Film Diary 2014: Frozen

The Argus: Elsa and Anna have a stairing contest in Frozen...

11:28am Monday 6th January 2014

Disney's loose update of Hans Christian Anderson's The Snow Queen sees Princess Anna go in search of her sister, Queen Elsa, who has plunged their land into eternal winter...

2014 headlines

9:43pm Tuesday 31st December 2013

prediction for 2014 before the year runs out

Film Diary 2013: Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues...

The Argus: Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate grin and bear it in Anchorman 2...

3:53pm Monday 23rd December 2013

Newscaster Ron Burgandy finds himself at the helm of the first 24 hour news channel in 1980s New York...

By Golly! formal decision

8:13pm Friday 20th December 2013

fine line justice:

By Golly! Panel find Cllr Barnett "guilty" behind closed doors

7:23pm Thursday 19th December 2013

Panel find Cllr Barnett in breach of Code of Conduct.

By Golly! Extras and deletions

8:56am Thursday 19th December 2013

the golly panel will not be webcasted

Christmas is coming and the kids are breaking bad... in shops

The Argus: "I don't care if Santa is coming. I just want an iPad. OK?"

12:52pm Monday 16th December 2013

Jo Chipchase has her traditional Christmas rant-up - this year, taking a humorous look at Christmas shopping with errant children in tow and the role played by electronic devices.

By Golly! Part 3 - it’s getting pretty ugly

4:16pm Friday 13th December 2013

Why documents redacted - pop-up riot at last hearing -

By Golly! part 2 1/2 : the postponment & the redaction

8:50pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

hearing reconvened for Dec 19th but all documents removed:

Prisoner 46664 - R.I.P. - Nelson Mandela

8:19am Friday 6th December 2013

b. July 18, 1918 d. 5 December 2013 R.I.P.

Why we should learn to love traffic wardens

The Argus: Why we should learn to love traffic wardens

12:16pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Traffic wardens: we love to hate them because they just will not let us do what we want, will they?

Film Diary 2013: The Hunger Games - Catching Fire

The Argus: Jennifer Lawrence in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

1:40pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

The second instalment in the blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise finds Katniss struggling with post-traumatic stress and the early sparks of revolution...

Down with little black boxes

The Argus: Soapbox: Not boxing clever over recycling

12:03pm Monday 25th November 2013

I’m a fan of recycling, but I’m not a fan of the recycling boxes. I hate them. I hate them so much I sometimes give mine a kick when I leave the house.

Foot-notes, out-takes and off-cuts: golly

The Argus: defunct diner

8:00pm Sunday 24th November 2013

pre-notes on back-ground to golly stuff

By golly, panto time! part 2 - the programme, script and cast-list

5:39pm Friday 22nd November 2013

The Standards Panel hearing is on Nov. 28th =

The new John Lewis Christmas ad treats us like children

The Argus: The new John Lewis Christmas ad treats us like children

1:02pm Monday 18th November 2013

Am I the only one not moved at all by John Lewis’s Christmas ad?

Rust & Glitter: "No Coward" the movie

1:21pm Sunday 17th November 2013

Good to read that Alex Casper Cline, local conceptual architect, was cleared of being rude to the local Hove MP last week .

By golly, panto time comes early!

The Argus: 1st book in series: Dutch Dolls at the fore

6:07pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Cllr Dawn Barnett is being told to answer for her comments to a local reporter about a place mat showing a golliwog.

Film 2013: Gravity

The Argus: LONDON FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW - GRAVITY

11:37am Tuesday 12th November 2013

Sandra Bullock finds herself all adrift in open space in this sci-fi survival thriller.

Film Diary 2013: Philomena

The Argus: Judi Dench and Steve Coogan in Philomena...

9:56am Tuesday 5th November 2013

Disgraced journalist Martin Sixsmith (Steve Coogan) finds himself in search of former convent worker Philomena Lee's (Judi Dench) stolen son...

JEFF KEEN = WHITE DUST @ Fabrica - Nov 3rd 6pm free

The Argus: the book from the film

12:07pm Thursday 31st October 2013

Colour Out of Space 6 = experimental music and film : jeff keen film WHITE DUST showing + readings by Stella Keen of poems from the book of the film:

That's rich - from you Jack!

The Argus: That's rich - from you Jack!

12:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

I like Jack Davenport as an actor, I really do.

Film Diary 2013: Filth

The Argus: James McAvoy is pure filth

11:01am Thursday 10th October 2013

James McAvoy stars as a misanthropic police sergeant in this adaptation of Irwine Welsh's novel.

Mackem Laugh Gus

The Argus: Poyet tries to avoid my question about jelly

11:36pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

Poyet, the 8th most famous Uruguayan in the world turned up at the Albion in November 2009 with one target,to get the club to the Championship in time for the first league game at Falmer. Once during a press conference his watch alarm went off,quick as a flash, he quipped, ''don't worry it's not my heart''

Children left to the mercy of monsters

The Argus: Keanu Williams

12:54pm Tuesday 8th October 2013

Invisible. That’s the chilling new word for vulnerable children who fall through the safety net of child protection agencies.

Prime Minister set out clear vision for future

9:45am Thursday 3rd October 2013

The Prime Minister spelt out a clear, positive vision for the country, outlining help for those people who work hard and do the right thing, for instance helping young people buy their own home, getting the long-term unemployed back to work, freezing fuel duty, cutting the deficit and creating jobs.



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