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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

Eli Roth and Owen Vacarro Talk “The House With A Clock In Its Walls”

Director Eli Roth and actor Owen Vacarro talk about their new film, “The House With A Clock in Its Walls.” Eli shares why he considers this a gateway film to horrors; how Stephen Spielberg almost made him cry, Owen talks … Continue reading

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Claire Richards Steps Out On Her Own And Lives Out Her Wildest Dreams.

For 22 years she has been known as Claire from “Steps”, but now, she is going out on her own with her first ever solo album, “My Wildest Dreams”. I loved chatting to Claire about daring to make her dreams … Continue reading

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Running Into Second Class

Last year she clung tightly as she walked into her first day of first class. This year she excitedly ran to the yard with her friend in tow, to catch up with class mates she hadn’t seen all summer. There was … Continue reading

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Life According to ‘El Pueblo’

I’ve spent the last eight days in a Spanish Pueblo. The residents are mainly retired. There are a few (very few) young adults, working adults and young families (all moving to the town because of affordable housing) – but the … Continue reading

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“We Need A National Stadium. We Need To Create A Home For Hockey” – World Cup Finalists Deirdre Duke & Gillian Pinder

The Irish Women’s Hockey Team created history last week when they were the first ever Irish Field Team to make a world cup final. Their achievement is amazing but even more incredible when you realise they got to the top … Continue reading

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“I don’t look back. I look forward.” – Denzel Washington (‘The Equalizer 2’)

For the first time in his career, Denzel Washington is staring in a sequel as he returns as  Robert McCall in “The Equalizer 2”. I got to sit down with Denzel to talk about what he loves about being Robert, … Continue reading

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“I try to get better with each movie” – Antoine Fuqua (‘The Equaliser 2’)

Antoine Fuqua is directing his first ever sequel with “The Equaliser 2”. I got to sit down and have a chat with Antoine about what he loves about getting to revisit a character, why he doesn’t like to use the … Continue reading

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