The Urban Guide to the Countryside
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Category: Film

5 Unmissable Oscars Moments

27 Feb 2017

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…

Someone had a very bad day at the office.

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New films you need to see with your gal pals

25 Jan 2017

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 and Oscar noms just out.  So bench the man in your life, grab a girlfriend and go.

Jackie (out now)

An Oscar contender for Best Actress, this biopic stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy and homes in on the bleak days following JFK’s assassination.

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What’s On: The Muddy Guide (Thurs 26 Jan – Wed 1 Feb)

25 Jan 2017

Healthy Breakfast Weekend at Darts Farm, Fri 27 – Sun 29 Jan

Breakfast, brunch, brinner, brupper, whatever you want to call it, I’m a massive fan, so you might just catch me loitering at this one, taking place at the best farm shop in the UK (that’s not me bragging, it’s true, they’ve got the award!).  It’s a celebration of healthy ways to kick off the day, as loads of the region’s best artisan suppliers will be coming together.

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The Golden Globes Digested: The Ones to Watch

15 Jan 2017

Hollywood’s awards season officially kicked off last week 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.

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