Russell Brand in Bristol

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Eccentric comedian, Russell Brand, took to the stage at the Colston Hall in Bristol on Monday evening for two nights of sold out stand-up comedy.

Comedic poet, Mr Gee, supported Russell Brand and warmed up the audience with his jokes and rhymes. He had the crowd laughing with his relatable jokes and had them reflecting on life with his deep and thoughtful poems.

Brand bought his Messiah Complex world tour to the city of Bristol and without a doubt gave the audience an entertaining show focusing on many powerful leaders throughout history, including Jesus, Malcolm X, Gandhi, Che Guevara and Hitler. Brand argued how he was similar to some of these leaders in the most comedic way possible.

As the funny-man took to the stage he spent time interacting with the audience, especially his female fans. He was giving out hugs, accepting presents and making jokes out of the crowd.

Brand took his geographical location into consideration and attempted his very own Bristolian accent, brought the local newspaper onto stage with him and even mentioned some areas of Bristol.

Russell Brand was a ball of energy on stage as he moved around the stage, carried out imaginary sexual actions (even pretending to have sex with a chair!), and constantly moving throughout the show.

The crowd went wild anytime Brand spoke of Jeremy Paxman after their heated interview on Newsnight last week. If you’ve not already seen the interview, you can watch it here.

The audience certainly got their money’s worth as Brand gave around a two hour long performance.

Russell Brand live is all you could imagine and more. If you get the opportunity to see Brand in action, you will be laughing through the entire performance.

Date: 28th-29th October

Venue: Colston Hall

Genre: Comedy

Performers: Russell Brand and Mr Gee.

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Weekly Watch: Arctic Monkeys on Later… with Jools Holland

The Weekly Watch this week features indie-rock band Arctic Monkeys performing on Jools Holland‘s iconic music programme. The video shown above shows the rockers playing ‘Snap Out Of It’ from their recent album ‘AM’. They also went on to perform their hit ‘R U Mine?’.

The performance shows their years of experience, genuine talent for music and of course their moody but attractive expressions. This video is a perfect watch for any Arctic Monkeys or indie-rock fans.

Arctic Monkeys this week won the Best Song at the Q Awards for ‘Do I Wanna Know?’ and are now embarking on a UK arena tour.

You can watch the whole programme of ‘Later… with Jools Holland‘ tomorrow (Friday 25th October) at 23:05 on BBC Two. It will soon be available on BBC iPlayer here after it has been aired on BBC Two.

Keep your eyes peeled for a review from the Arctic Monkeys live at Cardiff Motorpoint Arena next week on Intuitive Mind Reviews.

Paul Potts Film Deserves ‘One Chance’

James Corden steps in to the shoes of Britain’s Got Talent winner, Paul Potts, in the new film One Chance. Corden stars along side the treasured actress Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook from Pirates of the Caribbean, and Colm Meaney of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

The film is based on a true story of the life of the opera singer. You’re undoubtedly thinking a film about Paul Potts cannot be very thrilling but it will shock viewers to how many tragic events have happened throughout his life. His life may shock you as much as the first time you heard him sing!

One Chance tells the tale of how an opera singer suffered with bullying throughout his life and battled with self-confidence issues, but through it all overcame his fears and bullies for his love of opera. This was not without a number of setbacks including a burst appendix, discovering a tumour that gives a scare that Paul will never be able to sing again, and getting hit off his bike by a car.

It also tells the story of Paul’s relationships in his life including how he falls in love with his wife beginning on the internet, the struggle he has with his father in not understanding his passion for opera and his love for his supportive mother.

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The Devil Wears Prada and Marley and Me director, David Frankel once again produces a light-hearted, funny and sentimentally touching film, even if it is on the cheesy side.

The film had the cinema laughing at loud in places and holding back tears in others. Nevertheless, One Chance will not be for everyone with its soppy lines, simple narrative and predictable nature. However, this film is perfect for an easy, light-hearted watch on a lazy day.

Surprisingly, behind the flick is Simon Cowell’s label Syco Entertainment that rings alarm bells in heads after the recent One Direction film. One Chance is certainly a different biographical film that actually makes it feel like a story rather than a documentary.

One Chance may not soar to the top of the box office and may be forgotten in a matter of weeks but it is definitely worth a watch if you’re looking for something to watch.

The film is not all opera with Taylor Swift releasing a new song for the film, which features on the credits. You can listen to ‘Sweeter than Fiction’ here.

One Chance is released in cinemas this Friday 25th October.

Stars: James Corden, Jemima Rooper, Julie Walters, Mackenzie Crook and Colm Meaney.

Director: David Frankel.

Film Classification: 12A.

Released: 25/10/13.

Running time: 103 minutes.

Weekly Watch: The Inspirational Malala Yousafzai

This week’s video features a true inspiration; Malala Yousafzai who is a 16 year old schoolgirl and an education activist. Yousafzai stands up for the rights of women to have equal opportunities in education all over the world.

The pupil overcame a Taliban attack at the age of 14, after gunmen shot her in the head and neck leaving her in a critical condition. Since the assassination attempt she is even more determined to spread her views with the world.

Malala Yousafzai took to the sofa on ‘The Daily Show’ and stunned the audience and presenter, Jon Stewart, with her motivational words. In the clip above the student speaks about what she would say to the Taliban and causes Jon Stewart to cover his mouth in awe of her brave nature.

Yousafzai recently received a 2013 Pride of Britain award, presented to her by football-star David Beckham whilst in America sharing her views for female rights to education and her battle with the Taliban.

This weekly watch will astonish you at how brave and inspirational Malala is for her young age. If you wish to watch the whole interview, you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjGL6YY6oMs