Author Archives: The Bellissimo Files

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina

10 Tips for Supporting your Breast Feeding Friend

August 1 – 7 is “World Breastfeeding Awareness” week. This week I thought I would look at what we could do to support our breast feeding friends. 1. Don’t question her decisions – Why are you feeding so often? – … Continue reading

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When Less Is More

Ever since I got back from my Australian holiday in May, there’s one thing I can’t stop doing. I think it has something to do with the fear I get after watching those hoarding programs and also how good I … Continue reading

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Six Life Lessons From My Six Year Old

Six year olds are smarter than we give them credit for. Hanging out with my own 6 year old has taught me that. This summer she has reminded me of some of the good things in life that we should … Continue reading

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Interview: Steve Zahn (“War for the Planet of the Apes”)

Steve Zahn’s “Bad Ape” brings the laughs to the latest “Planet of the Apes” film, “War for the Planet of the Apes”. As funny as Bad Ape is, I’d say playing an Ape isn’t the easiest thing. So how did … Continue reading

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Review: WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES

The third film, in the reboot of “The Planet of the Apes” franchise is here and this time it is all about the Apes going into battle with the humans in order to regain their freedom. Director Matt Reeves has … Continue reading

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Review: THE BEGUILED

According to vocabulary.com, “being beguiled is like being captivated, charmed, delighted, enthralled, or entranced. When you’re beguiled, you really like what you see.” A truer definition could not have been written about Sofia Coppola’s latest film, “The Beguiled”. A tale about a group … Continue reading

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Interview: Matt Reeves (“War for the Planet of the Apes)

Director Matt Reeves is back to direct the 3rd film, in the “Planet of the Apes” reboot, “War For the Planet of the Apes”. He sees this film as a biblical epic where Caesar is the Ape Moses “because if … Continue reading

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