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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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    Kevin Bryan's record reviews

    New Model Army, "Between Wine And Blood" (Attack Attack Records)-The latest offering from this uncompromising rock institution couples  a...

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    First World War Centenary concert

    THE programme for this First World War centenary concert staged by Llanelli Rotary Club carried the bold letters Lest We Forget.The words were foremost in...

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    Kevin Bryan's record reviews

    Ewan McLennan,"Stories Still Untold" (Fellside FECD 263)- Ewan McLennan's  rousing rendition of his own "Whistling the Esperanza" was...

  • Abba tribute act at Swansea Grand Theatre

    THE UK must boast more Abba tribute acts than the Swedish platform-wearers had hits. Another one rolls up at Swansea's Grand Theatre on Tuesday, September 16....

  • Strutting their stuff

    SPIRITED rockers the Struts will throw some shapes at the Hullabaloo Rocks festival on October 10.Fresh from supporting the Rolling Stones in Paris this summer,...

  • The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)

    STARRING: Om Puri, Helen MirrenGENRE: Comedy, dramaRELEASED: September 12WE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:PAPA Kadam and his five children flee Mumbai after an arson...

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    PRIDE

    Pride (15)STARRING: Ben Schnetzer, George MacKay, Dominic West, Freddie Fox, Paddy Considine, Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy, Menna Trussler,GENRE: Comedy/Dram...

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    STRONG

    Nik KershawAT: Pontardawe Arts CentreON: Saturday, October 4YOU SHOULD GO IF... You won't let the sun go down on the 1980sONE of the quiet men of 1980s pop,...

  • Before I Go To Sleep (15)

    STARRING: Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark StrongGENRE: Drama, thrillerRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:AFTER a car accident, 47-year-old Christine...

  • Sin City 2: A Dame To Kill For (18)

    STARRING:Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Mickey RourkeGENRE: Fantasy, dramaRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:THE ghost of police detective John Hartigan...

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    Acoustic soulsters

    PAT Kane takes a breather from his outspoken campaigning for Scottish independence to focus on the day job — singing in Hue and Cry.The 1980s soulsters...

  • Million Dollar Arm (PG)

    STARRING: Jon Hamm, Aasif MandviGENRE: DramaRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:SPORTS agent JB Bernstein and business partner Ash Vasudevan are on the...

  • The Guest (15)

    STARRING:Dan Stevens, Maika MonroeGENRE: DramaRELEASED: Out nowWE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:SPENCER Peterson and his wife Laura are devastated when their oldest...

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    The Boxtrolls (PG)

    STARRING: Dee Bradley Baker, Simon Pegg, Ben KingsleyGENRE: Animation, familyRELEASED: September 12WE GIVE IT: ★★★✩✩WE SAY:WHEN a Boxtroll kidnaps the infant...

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    Kevin Bryan's record reviews

    Ellis,"Riding on the Crest of a Slump" (Esoteric ECLEC 2447)- Steve Ellis hasn't had a particularly easy time of it since making the momentous...

  • FILM REVIEW: Sex Tape (15)

    STARRING: Cameron Diaz, Jason SegelWE GIVE IT: ★★✩✩✩WE SAY:Sex Tape is the raunchy tale of a happily married couple, who drunkenly agree to perform every...

  • FILM REVIEW: The Guest (15)

    STARRING: Leland Orser, Sheila KelleyWE GIVE IT: ★★✩✩✩WE SAY:Spencer Peterson and his wife Laura are devastated when their oldest son Caleb is killed during...

  • FILM REVIEW: Gallipoli (PG)

    STARRING:Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill KerrGENRE: Drama, warShowing: September 7, Swansea Museum, at 2pm.WE GIVE IT: ★★★★✩WE SAY:AUSSIE film directed by Peter...