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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

Interview: Edgar Wright (“Baby Driver”)

Edgar Wright is back with a fresh take on the action/heist film, like only he can make! I love that in this day and age of reboots, remakes, reimaginings, sequels, etc., Edgar has come up with something original! “It isn’t … Continue reading

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Interview: Ansel Elgort & Lily James (“Baby Driver”)

Ansel Elgort stars at the “Baby Driver” in the film of the same name, from writer/director Edgar Wright. I caught up with Ansel and, his co-star/love interest in the film, former Downton Abbey star, Lily James to chat about the … Continue reading

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Interview: Brendan Gleeson (“Hampstead”)

Brendan Gleeson stars alongside Diane Keaton, in the romantic comedy, inspired by actual events, “Hampstead”. I always love sitting down for a chat with Brendan Gleeson. You are always guaranteed an interesting and fun chat. This time around we spoke … Continue reading

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Interview: Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez & Jon Hamm (“Baby Driver”)

Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez and Jon Hamm are the “bad guys”, in Edgar Wright’s fabulous fun, original, action/heist/musical film, “Baby Driver.” Jon Hamm  knew he was onto a winner from the beginning. “I felt like we were making something, from … Continue reading

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Interview: Alex Kurtzman (“The Mummy”)

Alex Kurtzman directs the latest incarnation of the monster movie, “The Mummy”. How did he feel taking on such an iconic film? “My first thought was excitement and my second thought was fear – just at the task of living … Continue reading

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Interview: Annabelle Wallis (THE MUMMY)

Annabelle Wallis co-stars alongside Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe and Sofia Boutella in “The Mummy”. Working with Tom Cruise can be a daunting experience, when does it go from “I’m working with Tom Cruise!” to “this is a normal day at … Continue reading

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Interview: Jake Johnson & Courtney B Vance (THE MUMMY)

Jake Johnson and Courtney B Vance feature alongside Tom Cruise, Russell Crowe, Sofia Boutella and Annabelle Wallis in the latest incarnation of “The Mummy”. I got to sit down with the lads and find out how they feel to be … Continue reading

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