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Latest reviews of entertainment in South Wales from reviews of shows and concerts at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena to performances by the National Orchestra Of Wales.

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     Bill Nelson,"After The Satellite  Sings" (Esoteric CDCD 1010)- Wakefield's finest musical export is probably best remembered  for his...

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    "The Very Best of the Everly Brothers" (Union Square USMMDCD005)- The Everlys' distinctive  brand of tunefully harmonised  pop has been the...

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    Jackson Browne,"Standing in the Breach" (Inside Recordings)- Jackson  Browne is in many ways the archetypal Californian singer-songwriter, and...

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    BREATHE

    Ozric TentaclesAT: The Garage, Uplands, Swansea.ON: November 2YOU SHOULD GO IF... Your bladder can withstand 20-minute tunes.THE Ozric Tentacles have been...

  • My Boy Jack (PG)

    STARRING:Daniel Radcliffe, Kim CattrallGENRE: War, dramaShowing: Swansea Museum, November 2, at 2pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:THE museum continues its war film...

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    Effie Gray (12a)

    STARRING: Greg Wise, Dakota FanningGENRE: Period drama, romanceRELEASED: TomorrowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:RUSKIN falls for 19-year-old Effie Gray and they wed....

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    WAY OUT

    The Maze Runner (12a)STARRING: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Aml Ameen,GENRE: Fantasy, actionWE GIVE IT:BASED on the bestselling novel by James Dashner, The...

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    Dougie MacLean,"Till Tomorrow" (Linn CKD 465)- Highly regarded Scottish singer-songwriter Dougie  MacLean makes his Linn Records debut by...

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    Dukes are setting sail

    THE wonderfully-named Dukes of Hafod will be rocking on the water when they play the inaugural gig aboard Swansea's Copper Jack.The bluesy trio will take to...

  • Camille Claudel 1915 (PG)

    STARRING: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Robert LeroyGENRE: French, dramaShowing: Monday at 7.30pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★★✩WE SAY: BINOCHE is hypnotic as the...

  • Maps To The Stars (18)

    STARRING: Evan Bird, John Cusack, Julianne MooreGENRE: DramaRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:PRECOCIOUS child star Benjie Weiss's upwards trajectory...

  • Subways at Static

    THE Subways are making that tricky transition from working with seasoned producers to taking up studio duties themselves for their fourth album release, which...

  • The Equalizer (15)

    STARRING: Denzel WashingtonGENRE: ActionRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:ROBERT McCall has turned his back on his past as a covert government operative...

  • Earth vs The Flying Saucers (U)

    STARRING:Hugh Marlowe, Joan TaylorGENRE: Vintage sci-fiShowing: Monday at Neath's Gwyn Hall, 12.30pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:ENJOY some vintage silliness with...

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    Dolphin Tale 2 (U)

    STARRING:Nathan Gamble, Harry Connick JrGENRE: FamilyRELEASED: TomorrowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:SAWYER Nelson now works at Clearwater Marine Aquarium (CMA),...

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    THRILLS

    Gone Girl (18)STARRING: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie CoonGENRE: Thriller, romanceWE GIVE IT:★★★★✩IGNORANCE is bliss when it comes to Gone Girl.If,...

  • The Giver (12a)

    STARRING:Brenton Thwaites, Meryl Streep, Katie HolmesGENRE: Drama, fantasyRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:JONAS lives a normal, happy life with his...

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    LAUGHS

    What We Did On Our Holiday (12a)STARRING: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly, Amelia Bullmore, Ben MillerGENRE: Comedy, drama, romance.WE GIVE...

  • Pride (15)

    STARRING: Ben Schnetzer,GENRE: Drama, comedyRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:MARK Ashton is the charismatic and outspoken leader of young, impassioned...