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Celebrities at BBC Radio 2

Neil Pearson - Neil Pearson pictured arriving the Radio 2 studio at BBC Western House - London, United Kingdom - Monday 27th July 2015

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Celebrities at the ITV studios

Neil Pearson - Neil Pearson outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Monday 20th July 2015

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Bend It Like Beckham The Musical Press Night

Neil Pearson - The Bend It Like Beckham The Musical Press Night - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 24th June 2015

Costa Book Awards

Neil Pearson - Costa Book Awards 2014 held at Quadlingos. - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 27th January 2015

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Press night for 'Sunny Afternoon'

Neil Pearson - Photographs from the Press night of the new musical based around the Kinks 'Sunny Afternoon' which was held at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 28th October 2014

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Fever Pitch (1997) Review


Weak
Yoiks! Not long after High Fidelity, Nick Hornby wrote another book about the perils of romance -- this time because a guy (Colin Firth) can't seem to let go of his soccer mania long enough to give any heed to his girlfriend (Ruth Gemmell). Sounds like it could potentially make an interesting romantic comedy, but never mind the half-naked girl on the cover of the video, Fever Pitch is about as exciting as being trampled at the World Cup. Immediately snoozy, Hornby explores the origins of Firth's insance fandom -- trying to explain why a grown man is so obsessed with a small, local soccer team winning the big championship. The failure for the explanation to make sense is as much the fault of the story as it is the British accents, so unbearably thick they might as well be Russian. For a much better, wacky look at British romance, check out When Brendan Met Trudy or even Bridget Jones's Diary.

Bridget Jones: The Edge Of Reason Review


Weak
In the last three years, Renée Zellweger has lost all 25 pounds of her Bridget Jones weight, vamped her way through Chicago, chunked up again for Cold Mountain, waifed away for Down with Love, and -- finally -- put all that weight back on for her long-awaited return to the role of an insecure Brit -- one which she swore she'd never perform again.

Well, throw enough money at something and it's bound to change people's minds. In fact, that seems to be the operating assumption for the entirety of this sequel, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, a lackluster follow-up to the mildly enchanting original.

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Jackson Pollock: Love and Death on Long Island Review


Good
This BBC documentary, though extremely brief at 46 minutes, quickly cuts to the heart of Jackson Pollock in ways that his biopic, Pollock, tend to gloss over.

Most notable is Pollock's actual desire for celebrity, played down in the Ed Harris movie. According to the bevy of friends and relatives interviewed for the film (including everyone in his life (and after it) from Lee Krasner to Ed Harris), he was infatuated with celebrity -- collecting his infamous Life magazine profiles by stacks and stacks. The role of the film made to document the minutiae of his work is also implicated in his return to alcoholism after two years of sobriety.

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