A Crafty Cigarette

Crafty Cigarette

Multi-award winning playwright, Martin McDonagh follows up the excellent “In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths” with the delightfully superb brilliant black comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Once again bringing his original trademark writing and direction with canny Irish charm on the big screen.
As the legend goes in the world of Terrace Culture that the Casual movement was spawned by the travelling Liverpool supporters in the late 70s and early 80s. Who, in between watching Liverpool FC win four European cups in those decades, 1976–77, 1977–78, 1980–81 and 1983–84, partying, fighting and sightseeing,
Ain't football changed a couple of generations ago it was such a simple game,
For those were the halcyon days when it was a sport then it changed into a business when the money came.
Few teams in professional sports history elicit such a wide range of emotions as the Detroit Pistons of the late 1980s and early '90s. For some, the team was heroic -- made up of gritty, hard-nosed players who didn't back down from anyone. And for others, it was exactly that trait -- the willingness to do seemingly anything to win -- that made them the "Bad Boys," the team fans loved to hate.

Hard to imagine that there was a time when Shug Hanlan was mentioned in the same breath as fellow Scottish authors Irvine Welsh, Ali Smith and Alan Warner (all featured in the same 1997 anthology, “Ahead of Its Time”). With a new booklet, Ship-reX, Hanlan has resuscitated his literary career as a seafaring, less droll, version of Ivor Cutler.
One of the most anticipated films of 2017 is now upon us and totally lives up to the hype! Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi is a tour de ‘force’ (excuse the pun) of epic action blockbuster cinematic filmmaking, that leaves the audience on the edge of their seats and hungry for next episode in the Space Saga!

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