The Urban Guide to the Countryside
Sussex Edition

Category: Film

Seen this? Murder at Ridgeview (sort of…)

16 Mar 2017

Have you seen this unusual new promotional mini movie teaming Sussex talent?

It’s a collaboration between Muddy award winner Ridgeview Estate at Ditchling and Gresham Blake tailors’ Brighton branch (which incidentally created the suit Sussex’s Rag’n’Bone Man was wearing when he recently triumphed at the Brits.)

It stars gravel-voiced Ray Winstone – best known for playing gangster types, and it was penned by famous crime writer and Brighton resident Peter James (who also has a cameo).

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Five take-away points from this year’s Oscars

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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The Golden Globes digested – your catch up viewing!

9 Jan 2017

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 to make it easy for us all – here’s our top Golden Globes picks and where to find them courtesy of Hero at Muddy HQ.

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Is this the new Girl On The Train?

8 Jan 2017

Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life‘ so begins The Girl Before, a psychological thriller by J.P. Delaney, out this month and already destined for the silver screen in a film directed by Ron Howard.

I was given an advance copy by Nash at the lovely Much Ado Books which has a shelf full of such things for members of its friends’ club. 

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Ten horror films to see if you dare

21 Oct 2016

It’s not really Halloween unless you watch a scary movie, is it? Here’s our choice of horror films we should all watch at least once – but probably not alone.

The Exorcist (1973)

A possessed child is always a good starting point for creating a jump-out-of-your-seat horror film. The movie is loosely based on the exorcism of Roland Doe in the 1940s. The possessed girl is Reagan MacNeil who lives with her mother in Georgetown.

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