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Whirlwind year for Alicia Vikander

January 5, 2016

Alicia Vikander ended 2015 the same way she started the year - with a clutch of award nominations to her name. But all the industry nods in the world haven't stopped her from feeling nervous when she doesn't have her next job lined up.


Cinema reviews: The Big Short & Our Brand is Crisis

January 21, 2016

THE BIG SHORT (15) 5 stars A fool and his hard-earned money are soon parted and, in 2008, many of us turned out to be unwitting fools when the mortgage crisis in America catalysed the collapse of financial institutions, resulting in an ice age of global austerity that has yet to thaw.


Plaza the destination of choice

November 4, 2015

It's eight years since I swapped Aberdeen for a life in the Highlands but I still visit the Granite City regularly. Each time I return I'm struck by how the city continues to evolve and grow, and that extends to areas outwith the city centre, such as Dyce. What was once a sleepy parish is now bustling alongside Aberdeen International Airport. With holidaymakers, business travellers and thousands of offshore workers visiting each week, Dyce has more than its fair share of places to eat, but new venues are always welcome.


DVD releases: The Martian & The Lobster

February 4, 2016

THE MARTIAN (12) 4 stars The six-strong crew of the Ares 3, led by Commander Melissa Lewis (Jessica Chastain), are gathering samples on Mars when sensors pick up an approaching storm. Lewis gives the order to evacuate and, during the trek back to the ship, botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is hit by flying debris.


Meet Pan’s people

October 19, 2015

We've all heard of Peter Pan, Captain Hook and Neverland from J.M. Barrie's novel, but movie director Joe Wright has decided it's time to completely reframe the story, and explore the origins of Peter and his companions.


My weekend: Daniel Sloss

November 27, 2015

When does your weekend start? I don’t really have weekends with this job. That’s not to say I don’t get drunk and have fun. I do. But on weekends I’m normally gigging until about 11pm, so sometimes I want to get drunk, and other times I want to go to bed. But on tour I also have lots of midweek gigs, so it’s the same thing. I’ll accidentally get drunk on a Wednesday if the audience are particularly fun.


Knock-out role for Will Smith

February 22, 2016

Soon after Jada Pinkett Smith announced she was boycotting this year’s Oscars because of the lack of diversity among the nominees, her husband Will Smith (along with director Spike Lee) followed suit.


Cinema reviews: Room & The Revenant

January 14, 2016

ROOM (15) 5 stars Home is where the broken hearts are. In Lenny Abrahamson’s riveting drama, based on the book of the same name by Emma Donoghue, a twentysomething mother and her child are imprisoned in a shed that has been their home since she was abducted at the age of 17.


Cinema reviews: Grandma & By the Sea

December 10, 2015

GRANDMA (15) 4 stars In 1980, a group of rosy-cheeked children from St Winifred’s Roman Catholic Primary School in Stockport famously topped the UK Christmas singles chart with There’s No One Quite Like Grandma.


There’s no fooling Mary Berry

February 15, 2016

In 45 years of writing cookery books, Mary Berry has seen many a newfangled device bid for a permanent space on her spotless worktops. But the latest one – the spiralizer – hasn’t passed the all-important Berry test.


Kate rocks on

March 15, 2016

Kate Hudson has given up on striving for perfection. Born into showbiz royalty, as the daughter of Goldie Hawn and step-daughter of Kurt Russell, her life might be based in Hollywood, where a glossy megawatt veneer is the order of the day, but she insists her own outlook is firmly rooted in reality. “Some days I feel quietly confident, and other days I don’t,” explains the 36-year-old. “Certain days I feel like, ’Wow I’ve come so far’, and I feel really open. And other days I feel like, ’Should I have done that? Should I do this? I don’t know...’. “It’s life, isn’t it?” she reasons. “We’re always trying to figure it out.” Clearly it’s a subject Hudson, whose biological father is the musician Bill Hudson, has been thinking about a lot recently.


Joe plays it for laughs

February 5, 2016

Self-proclaimed ‘absolute lad’ Joe Lycett, recently announced as the new host of the Radio 4 panel show It’s Not What You Know?, is back with a new stand-up show which visits Aberdeen next week


I like having a goal

May 23, 2016

She may have made her mark anchoring the BBC News, but Sophie Raworth has proved she’s no one-trick pony. From presenting and co-presenting TV shows to making film cameos and storming marathons, the 47-year-old is a tour de force – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.


DVD releases: Legend & Paper Planes

January 22, 2016

LEGEND (18) 3 stars On the mean streets of London, Reggie Kray (Tom Hardy) and identical twin Ronnie (Hardy again) continue a brutal turf war with Charlie Richardson (Paul Bettany) and remain one step ahead of Detective Superintendent Leonard “Nipper” Read (Christopher Eccleston).


Tarantino tackles the wild west

January 11, 2016

It’s his eighth movie and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight is already getting people talking. Kurt Russell and Tim Roth talk to YL about stage fright, Stockholm Syndrome and whether the violence really is that shocking