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‘Django Unchained’: Tarantino Does It Again

‘Django Unchained’: Tarantino Does It Again

Lauren O'Callaghan December 20, 2012 1

After the great success of his latest film Inglourious Basterds even Quentin Tarantino might have felt a bit apprehensive about presenting his next film to the world but, if so, he needn’t have felt

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‘The Twelve’: A Vampire Novel For People Who Hate Vampire Novels

‘The Twelve’: A Vampire Novel For People Who Hate Vampire Novels

Lauren O'Callaghan December 7, 2012 1

It’s pretty obvious that the whole world is getting sick of the vampire story. You know how it goes, girl meets vampire, vampire turns out to be good yet dangerous, girl and vampire fall

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‘The Hobbit’: An Unexpected Guide

‘The Hobbit’: An Unexpected Guide

Lauren O'Callaghan December 6, 2012 3

Here at The Backbencher we’re Hobbit mad and like the rest of the country we can’t wait for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey to hit UK cinemas next Thursday. So, in preparation for the

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This Month’s Must-See Movies: December

This Month’s Must-See Movies: December

Lauren O'Callaghan December 6, 2012 1

Don’t let the fact that none of this month’s must-see movie recommendations are Christmas-themed stop you from visiting the cinema because these films are worth it. Just smuggle in some mulled wine and enjoy!

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Lauren In London: Splash Out At The Statoil Masters Tennis

Lauren In London: Splash Out At The Statoil Masters Tennis

Lauren O'Callaghan November 29, 2012 1

Now that we’re coming up to the beginning of December everyone’s manically trying to get their Christmas plans sorted and with lots of fun winter-themed things to do in London you’re not lacking for

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Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren In London: Take A Tour With A Twist

Lauren O'Callaghan November 23, 2012 1

If you think you’ve seen all there is to see of London then think again because Occupy London are about to open your eyes. A tour with a twist: the Occupy London Tours are the perfect

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Lauren In London: Day Of The Dead Festival

Lauren In London: Day Of The Dead Festival

Lauren O'Callaghan November 2, 2012 2

Popular Mexican restaurant Wahaca is bringing the Mexican Day of the Dead to London this weekend with their Day of the Dead Festival at the Old Vic Tunnels. With live music, food and art

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This Month’s Must-See Movies: November

This Month’s Must-See Movies: November

Lauren O'Callaghan November 2, 2012 3

Fancy a trip to the cinema but have no idea what to watch? November’s packed full of brilliant films, so to help you out here’s our five must-see movies of the month. The Master

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Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren In London: Have a Hangover-less Halloween

Lauren O'Callaghan October 26, 2012 2

It’s nearly Halloween again and if you feel like celebrating this minor holiday without the slutty outfits and crazy shots this year then I may have found just the thing for you. Let’s face

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Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren In London: It’s Time To Start Stalking The Local Music Scene

Lauren O'Callaghan October 20, 2012 2

There are very few cities in the world with a better music scene than London. With gigs on every night of the week, big and small artists calling it home, and venues supporting every

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