Islamic State captors used Yazidi women as sex slaves

Islamic State captors  used Yazidi women as sex slaves

Islamic State captors used Yazidi women as sex slaves One victim tells Sky News: “As a woman held by ISIS they did everything with me. And everything by force.” Former Yazidi sex slaves desperate for revenge have taken up arms and joined the forces fighting Islamic militants in Syria. The battle against the extremists is reaching its final phase in Raqqa, once the capital of their self-declared caliphate, but there are still hundreds of Yazidi women missing and believed held captive by Islamic State fighters.  One woman, who we will…

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Bali Volcano Threatens to Erupt, Indonesia Raises Alert Level

Bali Volcano Threatens to Erupt, Indonesia Raises Alert Level

Bali Volcano Threatens to Erupt, Indonesia Raises Alert Level 120,000 people flee as Bali volcano threatens to blow Sports centres and hundreds of other buildings are being converted into temporary shelters as villagers flee the danger zone. Hundreds of tremors are being recorded daily at Mount Agung, which is said to have entered a “critical phase”.  Officials said around 122,500 people have been evacuated from the region and given shelter in temporary camps, sports centres and hundreds of other public buildings on the Indonesian island. Since Friday, the volcano has…

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AMERICAN ASSASSIN – Film Review

AMERICAN ASSASSIN – Film Review

AMERICAN ASSASSIN (5/10) Admittedly I didn’t have high expectations for this, but decided to take a chance and hope for the best. I really shouldn’t have bothered. At the beginning of American Assassin we see Mitch (Dylan O’Brian, ‘The Maze Runner’) on a beach with his girlfriend. Like a Randy Orton RKO, out of nowhere chaos ensues. It was shocking, violent and quite graphic. I sat up in my chair thinking this might actually be my cup of tea. Unfortunately it was downhill from there as Mitch decides it’s his…

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VICTORIA & ABDUL – Film review

VICTORIA & ABDUL – Film review

VICTORIA & ABDUL (8/10) In the late 19th Century, Queen Victoria (Judi Dench, ‘Philomena’) was coming to an end. Her health was failing her and she was just going through the motions of her royal duties. During one of her royal banquets she was to be presented with a ceremonial coin as a gift from India. The honour of presenting this gift was placed upon Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal, ‘Fast & Furious 7’) and Mohammed (Adeel Ahktar, The Big Sick’), who had travelled all the way from India for this…

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The art of adding Sound Effects to films

The art of adding Sound Effects to films

The art of adding Sound Effects to films Sound effects (or audio effects) are artificially created or enhanced sounds, or sound processes used to emphasize artistic or other content of films, television shows, live performance, animation, video games, music, or other media. In motion picture and television production, a sound effect is a sound recorded and presented to make a specific storytelling or creative point without the use of dialogue or music. The term often refers to a process applied to a recording, without necessarily referring to the recording itself….

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God’s Own Country – a 2017 British drama film

God’s Own Country – a 2017 British drama film

God’s Own Country is a 2017 British drama film about Johnny Saxby, a sheep farmer in Yorkshire GOD’S OWN COUNTRY (6/10)  The Forbes Film Review On an evening where the cinema was packed out with people presumably going to see ‘It’, I decided to avoid the crowds and check out this little indie feature. I vaguely knew what it was about, but for a 15 certificate movie I’m surprised that it was as graphic as it was. The film takes place down on the Yorkshire moors, where Johnny (Josh O’Connor, ‘The Durrells’)…

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IT: Chapter One is a 2017 American supernatural horror film

IT: Chapter One is a 2017 American supernatural horror film

IT: Chapter One is a 2017 American supernatural horror film IT Film Review  (7/10) – The Forbes Film Review There are two things in life that creep me out – spiders and clowns. I don’t know exactly when my fear of clowns began, but I suspect it has something to do with Tim Curry’s Pennywise, who I came across while watching the ‘It’ miniseries when I was a lot younger. When I heard they were doing a remake I was intrigued. After seeing the trailer for the first time I…

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Mother! – a 2017 American psychological horror film

Mother! – a 2017 American psychological horror film

Mother! – a 2017 American psychological horror film Article by The Forbes Film Review Where do I even begin to talk about this movie? It’s been two days since I saw it and my mind is still doing cartwheels. It’s been advised that after seeing this film you take some time to think about it before forming an opinion. I fully agree. After seeing the movie I was left stunned and didn’t know what to think. I usually roll my eyes when I hear/read about people describing watching a film…

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Preachers are all the same everywhere – why blame India!?

Preachers are all the same everywhere – why blame India!?

Preachers are all the same everywhere – why blame India!? A news report on Inside Edition, reports TV preachers apparently abusing donations to live lavish lifestyles. One mansion was valued over six million dollars. They are some of the most popular TV preachers in the United States, who urge the faithful followers to donate generously, saying that in return, the Lord will bring them prosperity. Those who profited were the pastors themselves. They live like rock stars, with huge mansions, private jets, and fancy cars. Their lifestyles are so lavish,…

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