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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

“It was like Christmas everyday” – Michael Dougherty (GODZILLA: KING OF THE MONSTERS)

“Godzilla: King of the Monsters” Director/Co-writer Michael Dougherty shares the excitement, nerves and preparation that come with working on your dream project. Godzilla: King of the Monsters is in Irish cinemas now.

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“It’s Completely Insane But I Love It” – Patrick Gibson on “The OA” Season 2, “Tolkien” and Living The Dream.

In 2017 Patrick Gibson won the IFTA Rising Star Award and deservedly so. He took the world by storm with his performance as Steve in the popular Netflix series, “The OA”. Since then he has starred alongside Idris Elba the … Continue reading

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“I’m aware of the power of movies” – Kevin Costner (THE HIGHWAYMEN)

Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson team up in the Netflix film, The Highwaymen. It tells the story of two former Texas Rangers who came together to bring down Bonnie and Clyde. Kevin was offered the role of Frank Hamer ten … Continue reading

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Colin Farrell Shares Why He Loves That He Gets To Live in A World Of Make Believe

Colin Farrell stars as Holt Farrier in Disney’s reimagining of one of it’s classic films, Dumbo. Colin is in Dublin for the Irish premiere of the film. I got to chat to him about how he feels when he sees … Continue reading

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Living With Alopecia – Amber Jean Rowan Shares Her Story

When she was just 15 years old, one of Amber Jean’s friends noticed a bald patch on her head. After a doctor’s visit, she discovered she had alopecia. Twelve months later, Amber Jean was completely bald. Over a decade later, … Continue reading

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“The Only Success That Matters Is Happiness” Ricky Gervais and Kerry Godliman (“After Life”)

Ricky Gervais is back with his latest 6 part series, for Netflix, After Life. Just having his name attached to a project has people assume controversy. There have been one liners that have come out of this series that have … Continue reading

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Tony Way and Mandeep Dhillon On Why They Jumped At The Chance To Work With Ricky Gervais Again

Ricky Gervais is back with a new series, premiering on Netflix on Friday, After Life. Many of the actors in this series are people Ricky has worked with before. Two such actors are Mandeep Dhillon and Tony Way. For Mandeep, … Continue reading

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