Two decades ago, in 1999, the iconic teen movie 10 Things I Hate About You premiered. It arrived in a bumper year for high school rom-coms, with She’s All That, Notting Hill, Runaway Bride and Drive Me Crazy also hitting cinemas. The sweetly raunchy movie introduced teenagers everywhere to the definition of “pensive,” the possibility of being just “whelmed” and the true purpose of black lingerie. The film, based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, was also Heath Ledger’s breakout role. Then a largely unknown Australian actor, Ledger played a high school bad boy who seduced the school's toughest cookie - and 'taught' her about love in the process, obviously... In 2009 there was an attempt to recapture the rom-com's magic with a short-lived10 Things I Hate About You TV show, but it lacked the chemistry of the original. Twenty years later, the movie has stood the test of time, with strong female … [Read more...] about 10 Things I Hate About You cast: Where are they now, twenty years later?
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"You don't want to have a mental breakdown," he says. "Because, as a pianist, you have to keep the fire, keep the passion. I see musicians who just don't want to play a concert any more. Whether you are scared or annoyed or bored, if you lose interest, that's the most serious thing." Lang Lang himself took a much-needed break from his hectic schedule in 2017 after developing tendonitis in his arm and says the rest, which lasted 15 months, deepened his love for music. "Now when I play a sonata, I feel better, I feel deeper," he says. "I think I needed a little intermission in my career. Someone was saying to me: 'Hey, take a rest. Do something else.' At the bottom of my heart, I was calm. It was a matter of time." He met friends, got fit and thought about his future. When he returned to the concert hall last year, he says he felt like a newborn baby. It was to a much-reduced schedule. He is now doing 70 recitals a year instead of 130, with three days in between each concert instead of … [Read more...] about ‘I think my father just went nuts’
Jurassic Park, Home Alone and The Matrix are among the greatest movies of the 1990s, according to Brits. Steven Spielberg’s ground-breaking dinosaur hit continues to spawn sequels and Home Alone is loved all year-round movie - despite being a festive flick. The Matrix, which turns 20 years old this year, has been lauded for taking CGI to a new level and influencing a host of movies including countless comic book movies. Other popular films in the top 40 include; Pulp Fiction, The Lion King and 10 Things I Hate About You - along with Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Clueless and Titanic. Commissioned by CHILI, subscription-free movie and TV streaming service, the research of 2,000 adults found we just can't enough of films from 1990s. Eighteen per cent of all movies watched by them were released in the 1990 and 35 per cent said that decade is ‘unquestionably’ their favourite era of cinema. According to those polled, this is partly down to their catchy soundtracks, … [Read more...] about Greatest movies of the 90s revealed
Tim McGarry: 'Our home set on fire, family friends murdered, riots ...the Troubles were the soundtrack to my life and they scarred me' BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Northern Irish comedian Tim McGarry has been poking fun at paramilitaries, the Troubles and our tensions for several decades. But the north Belfast funny man, who knows only too well the impact of sectarian hatred, having had to flee for his life from his family home as a teenager after loyalists set it ablaze, says laughter is healthy. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/tim-mcgarry-our-home-set-on-fire-family-friends-murdered-riots-the-troubles-were-the-soundtrack-to-my-life-and-they-scarred-me-37767005.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/article37767001.ece/dca98/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-02-02_lif_47634030_I3.JPG Email Northern Irish comedian Tim McGarry has been poking fun at paramilitaries, the Troubles and our tensions for several decades. But the north Belfast funny man, who knows only too well … [Read more...] about Tim McGarry: ‘Our home set on fire, family friends murdered, riots …the Troubles were the soundtrack to my life and they scarred me’
You can glean a lot more useful knowledge from watching a film about school than you can hope to from years spent in the actual classroom. From the Queen Bees of Mean Girls to the lovelorn teachers in Clueless, high-school movies are fertile ground for observing social groups in action. Through 10 Things I Hate About You, The Breakfast Club and She’s All That, I learned the rules of relationships, getting away with doing what you want, and making friends (first lesson: don’t be yourself). For a long time, television bounced off this successfully, with Saved By the Bell, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Glee all successful examples of the school drama. But the format stalled. Sex Education is a return to form. It feels like a homage to all the great high-school movies, and although it’s English there is none of the recognisable greyness of British schools. It’s set in a non-specific rural location — the main character lives in a green valley and gets to school … [Read more...] about Sex Education: Lessons in lust with Gillian Anderson in charge