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Category: Film

5 Unmissable Oscars Moments

27 Feb 2017

As you might just have noticed, last night was the 89th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The movie industry’s finest got glammed up, came, saw and conquered… or, at least, thought they’d conquered but then realised someone had a made a humdinger of a boo-boo (more of which shortly). No time to read up extensively on the finer detail of the biggest, glitziest night on the showbiz calendar? Ta-da – here’s Muddy’s two-minute Oscars digest…

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New Films You Need to See With Your Gal Pals

20 Jan 2017

A trip to the flicks with girlfriends is one of life’s little pleasures: gossip, popcorn, a soupçon of culture, and a night out that doesn’t involve a hangover. What’s not to like? And right now is an excellent time to get a big screen jaunt booked in, given the slew of female-friendly movies coming up. So bench the man in your life, grab a girlfriend and go.

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9 Jan 2017

Hollywood’s awards season kicked off last night with the Golden Globes, celebrating the best in TV and movies. I don’t know about you but when I scan the lists of nominees and winners for these things (after I’ve gawped at the red carpet frocks), I make a mental list of cultural catch-up viewing. Too much brilliant stuff to watch, not enough time, so I’ve made it easy for us all – here are my top Golden Globes picks and where to find them.

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Festive films at your local indie cinemas

6 Dec 2016

We are a bit nutty about film here at Muddy Cornwall, and we’re practically squealing in our seats with excitement at picking our family cinema trip. Here’s our pick of the best films at your local indie cinemas.

The Nutcracker – Royal Ballet Live 8 December

Ok not strictly a film – don’t all write in and complain, but it doesn’t come more Christmassy than this and you don’t have the hassle of travelling up to the big smoke to watch it.

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10 Horror films you must watch this Hallowe’en

21 Oct 2016

Tis not really Hallowe’en unless you’ve scared yourself silly watching a scary movie, right? Grab a pillow to hide behind! Here’s our choice of horror films we should all watch at least once – but probably not alone.

The Exorcist (1973)

A possessed child is always a good starting point for creating a jump-out-of-your-seat horror film. The movie is loosely based on the exorcism of Roland Doe in the 1940s.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 18 – Weds 24 Aug

17 Aug 2016

We’re on the holiday home run folks! Nevermind the Olympics – its a personal best for me managing it this far without mainlining a good gin.

So what’s on? Sailing, eating, den-making, rockpooling, loads of theatre too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE) – search by category or by town.

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them. 

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what’s on guide: Thurs 11 – Wed 17 August

11 Aug 2016

It’s all about the ocean this week! Regattas, gig racing, surfing, plus the landlubbing sons of surfing – skateboarding and bmxing. There’s music food and dancing too, plus our regular calendar of daily events (full calendar for the weeks ahead HERE), ably put together by Muddy intern Ruth Wills – here she is getting ready for Boardmasters – see you in the surf dudes!

Multiple day events are listed below (since they make my fabulous calendar messy), but I think you’ll want to know about them.

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5 pop-up outdoor cinemas you won’t want to miss

25 Jul 2016

As well as David Bowie in goblin king mode, my other weird teen crush was Roy Scheider. Well not R- Shy, but Chief Brody – sunglass-wearing-fish-out-of-water-badass-shark-catcher (in 70’s tennis shorts) ooh la la,  where am I going with this? Oh yes – date night. Mr MC and I  took in a popup open air screening of fishy horror fave Jaws at Tinside Lido in Plymouth last night. It was brilliant – the sounds and smells of the sea really adding to the jaw-dropping (sorry) jump scares.

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What’s on guide: Thurs 14 – Wed 20 July

14 Jul 2016

Pysk woodfired session, Philleigh Way Cookery School, Truro Thurs 14 July

Pysk evenings celebrate fresh Cornish fish cooked on the wood grill or in the wood oven over oak sourced from Philleighs own sustainable woodland.  Within the ticket price guests can expect seasonal canapes to enjoy around the fire pit, diners will then be seated and served sharing boards of fish cakes with sorrel, hot smoked trout with asparagus and soft hen eggs, soused sardines with fennel, carrot and granita, potted smoked mackerel, red onion jam and salted sourdough toast.

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What’s on Thurs 2 – Weds 8 June

1 Jun 2016

Polzeath Marine Discovery Day, Polzeath beach Thurs 2 Jun

Cornwall Wildlife Trust, National Trust, the National Lobster Hatchery and the Polzeath Marine Conservation Group are joining forces to bring you a marvelous marine day. Polzeath has a fabulous beach. Celebrate our seas, learn fun and fascinating facts about our amazing marine life; create beach sculptures, take part in an arts/crafts animation, learn to save dolphins with marine life rescue experts and loads more.

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