TV Review: Follow The Money

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BBC Four is the place to be for Scandinavian drama at the minute. Following on from the success of The Bridge, River, and Trapped (which I reviewed last month), this month sees the DVD and Blu-Ray release of the latest Nordic Noir & Beyond TV series, Follow The Money.

After concluding on BBC4 on 16th April, the first series of this Danish crime drama will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray this week.

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TV Review: Trapped

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Arrow Films is pleased to announce the release of the complete first season of the thrilling Icelandic crime drama, Trapped. The series concluded on BBC Four on 12th March, and follows previous Nordic Noir hit drama series, The Bridge.

Originally titled Ófærð, and created by the directed of last year’s theatrical true-story epic, Everest, Baltasar Kormákur, Trapped is Iceland’s most expensive TV series.

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A Valentine’s Day Infographic: Could Bad Grammar = Forever Alone?

With Valentine’s Day coming up, this week I have three infographics to share. This first post comes from Grammarly, who have done some research to find out whether the way people write when they’re looking for love can make a difference.

Grammarly has partnered with the online dating website eHarmony for their research, seeking to determine whether the writing skills displayed in people’s online dating profiles affect their chances of finding romance.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Russian Woodpecker’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 18th November, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Russian Woodpecker, which follows a Ukrainian artist who attempts to unmask a possible Chernobyl cover-up and deliver a warning as Putin heads to the brink of a civil war.

Keep reading for more information on how to claim your exclusive discount code below.

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Happy Halloween! Which Literary Monster Are You?

It’s Halloween weekend, and to celebrate the spooky holiday, Grammarly have created a monster of a quiz.

Have you ever been reading one of your favourite horror novels and found yourself wondering, “Who am I more like? Dracula? or Frankenstein?” Well, no… me neither. But by taking this quiz, you can find out which iconic literary monster you would be most like.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Hunting Ground’ – Including 50% Discount!

Guardian Live Docs brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 21st October, Guardian Live’s latest documentary is The Hunting Ground, and I have an exclusive discount code for you to use below.

From the team behind the Oscar-nominated The Invisible War, the documentary presents a scorching exposé of the startling prevalence of sexual assault at US institutions of higher learning.

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Grammarly Celebrate World Literacy Day With New Infographic

To celebrate International Literacy Day and to help raise awareness about the importance of literacy, Grammarly have created a new infographic to bring to your attention the seriousness and importance of global literacy.

By gathering the latest literacy statistics from around the world, the infographic looks at the facts of illiteracy, what exactly it is and what causes it, giving statistics and distribution maps to show how widespread the problem is.

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Guardian Live Events Presents ‘The Confessions of Thomas Quick‏’

Guardian Doc Thursdays brings together some of the most compelling feature-length documentaries from around the world, in a double bill every month with a new Guardian commissioned short documentary.

Set to be screened on 6th August, the next Guardian Live Doc Thursdays presents The Confessions of Thomas Quick.

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DVD Review: Thunderbirds Are Go

5… 4… 3… 2… 1… The Thunderbirds Are Go DVD is ready for launch.

Showcasing 13 episode from the new ITV series, which have just reached their finale on our TV screens, Volume 1 of Thunderbirds Are Go is now due for release on DVD next week.

We all remember the original, iconic series from the 60’s, so the news that Thunderbirds was returning as an updated CGI version was both a shock and a welcomed surprise.

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What Makes A Grammar Nerd?

In honour of Grammarly’s ever-growing community, with their Facebook page now at over 5.2m language-loving followers (possibly the biggest collective of grammar aficionados in the world!), the team have recently surveyed their fans to find out “What makes a grammar nerd?”

The survey results are profiled in this wonderfully designed infographic below, titled ‘The Anatomy of a Grammar Nerd’, which highlights answers to a grammar nerd’s average sex, age, education, relationship status, and their professional spheres.

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My Favourite Pieces of Innovative Technology

Earlier this week Legal and General posted an article discussing their take on modern technology. From the electric vacuum cleaner, the lawnmower, an automatic kettle to electric toothbrushes, we have a fascination with technological advancement, especially when it comes to simplifying our everyday needs.

So it got me thinking. What pieces of technology could I not live without?

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Competition (ENDED): Win a 3 Month Premium ‘Grammarly’ Account

If you’re like me and spend more hours in the day at your laptop than you do sleeping, or even if only fit in a bit of writing online when you can, you’ll know that a spell checker isn’t enough when it comes to proofreading your work. A spell checker will pick up the obvious spelling mistakes, and some online checkers even pick up clichés and punctuation errors. But they’re never enough.

Carry on reading to see how you could win a 3-month Premium account on the best online proofreader around, Grammarly.

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Fifty Shades of Grey: Not As Badly Written As You May Think

With the publication of E. L. James‘ erotic romance novel, Fifty Shades of Grey, in 2011, and the subsequent film adaptation released in cinemas worldwide last month, Fifty Shades of Grey was both loved and hated by large audiences.

The trilogy of novels topped bestseller lists around the world because of its raunchy material and dreamy, mysterious lead, Mr. Grey. Women went crazy. And so did critics, but for very different reasons. Whilst most loved the novels for the sexy fantasies that they unravelled, stories of sex and BDSM that women couldn’t put down, the books were also widely panned for its poor use of language.

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Vue Cinema Goers Get The ‘Kingsman’ Upgrade

Last week a number of unsuspecting Vue cinemas-goers were taken by surprise with the ‘Kingsman’ upgrade experience.

The film, which is set to be released tomorrow (29th January), premiered at Vue cinemas last week, five days earlier than any other cinema chain. To celebrate the advanced screening, Vue offered unsuspecting Vue cinema-goers a free ‘Kingsman’ upgrade upon arrival at the cinema.

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