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

Original “Pink Lady” Didi Conn (“Frenchy”) Celebrates 40 Years Of “Grease”

  This year “Grease” is 40 and 40 years on, “Grease” is still the word. I was lucky enough to to catch up with the original Pink Lady and beauty school drop out, Didi Conn when she was in London, with … Continue reading

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What Does A Film Producer Do? Beau Flynn Breaks It Down.

Ever wonder what a film producer does? “Rampage” producer Beau Flynn shares what his role is on a film and whether or not real change is happening in Hollywood. “Rampage” is in cinemas now

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Why So Quick To Shame?

It’s been so infuriating seeing social media’s outrage at the fact that Kylie Jenner went to Coachella. Apparently, this makes her the worst person ever! Her crime? She gave birth a couple of months ago, so supposedly, this means she … Continue reading

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“What Is It That I Want?” – Malin Akerman Talks “Rampage”, “Billions” and the Importance of That Question

Thanks to “Rampage”, for the first time in her career, we get to see Malin Ackerman play the villain on screen. Malin tells me how much she loved being the “baddie”, the piece of advice that changed her life, why … Continue reading

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“We Want To Inspire Young People To Just Be Themselves And Embrace The Light From Within” – Storm Reid & Ava DuVernay

A Wrinkle in Time tells the story of Meg Murray (Storm Reid), her brother Charles Wallace (Deric McCabe) and their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) who, with the help of the peculiar Mrs. W’s (Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling), travel through space … Continue reading

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Movie Review: “A Wrinkle In Time”

Dear Ava, After watching “A Wrinkle In Time”, your beautiful “love letter to young people”, I felt compelled to send you a thank you letter (Yes I know, I am no longer a young person but I wanted to let … Continue reading

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“Oh f*&k, don’t make me do this, Garth” – Why Rooney Mara wanted to run from “Mary Magdalene”

Garth Davis and Rooney Mara re-team to tell the untold story of Mary Magdalene. Garth was “shocked that this story has never been told before”. When he presented the idea to Rooney, her first response was “Oh fuck – don’t … Continue reading

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