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 realized 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…Read more
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.Read more
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. Pass the biccies and the remote, let’s hunker down and do the lot.Read more
If you loved Beaches the first time, get your tissues ready because the 1988 classic starring Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey is getting a modern update. And *sob* just the trailer has me choked up.
The tear-jerker follows the story of lifelong friends CC and Hillary as they navigate through the ups and downs of life. Idina Menzel and Nia Long are the stars of the new version, which is out on January 21.Read more
It’s not really Halloween unless you watch a scary movie. Here’s our choice of horror films we should all watch at least once – but probably not alone.Read more
I so enjoyed this fun post by Muddy founder and editor at Muddy Bucks/Oxon – the wonderfully witty Hero Brown – that I just had to share it. Our autumn weather has me sizzling, and now the autumn telly does too. I love it! Over to you Hero…
How can women maintain the high ground in their complaints about the many instances of male sexism? Well they can stop me lowering the tone for starters.Read more
Remember the Nineties? Go on, send your mind wayyy back to the time when Oasis were heralded as the new Beatles, Britpop was rampant, and Union Jacks were flying around with a refreshing and rare lack of national irony.
On 2 October a documentary film, Supersonic, about the rise and fall of Oasis, hits cinemas, delivered by the same guys who brought the brilliant Senna and Amy documentaries to the world.Read more
If you thought the summer of festivals was over, then you’d most certainly be wrong. And if you live anywhere near Guildford, I also have to ask if you’ve had your head under a rock these past few weeks, because this weekend (Sept 10-11) is the Always the Sun Festival, at Stoke Park in Guilford.
So this is your polite Muddy reminder to get your flippin skates on and buy your tickets if you haven’t already, cos it’s shaping up as a biggie peeps.Read more
It’s not amid a beautiful National Trust garden that you would expect to find a V&A Museum exhibition about a Hollywood film star but it turns out Nymans, near Haywards Heath in West Sussex, has a connection to silver screen darling Vivien Leigh. It was once the home of Oliver Messel – friend and favoured costume and set designer to the actress and it’s now hosting Vivien Leigh: Public Faces, Private Lives until 4 Sept.Read more
Nothing screams summer quite like a spot of culture under the stars. Here’s our guide to the best shows and films in the beautiful parks and gardens in Surrey. You pack a picnic, I’ll bring the Pimms! Oh, and it might be wise to bring a blanket and a brolly too! This is Britain, after all!
Hatchlands Park, East Clandon
Much Ado About Nothing Sun 7 Aug
Join the Lord Chamberlain’s Men for their production of Shakespeare’s classic comedy.