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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

“I can finally join in Ian McKellan & Michael Gambon’s Wizarding Conversations” – Patrick Stewart on “The Kid Who Would Be King”

Patrick Stewart and Angus Imrie both play one of the most famous wizard, “Merlin” in the latest re-telling of the King Arthur tale, “The King Who Would Be King”. Patrick shares how he can now be a part of Ian … Continue reading

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Joel Egerton Shares Why He Couldn’t Walk Away From “Boy Erased”

Joel Egerton writes, directs and co-stars in “Boy Erased.” Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name, “Boy Erased” tells the story of how Jared Eamon’s (Lucas Hedges) life is thrown into turmoil when, at 19, he is outed by … Continue reading

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Review: “Boy Erased”

Based on Garrard Conley’s memoir of the same name, “Boy Erased” tells the story of how Jared Eamon’s (Lucas Hedges) life is thrown into turmoil when, at 19, he is outed by a college classmate. When Jared’s parents find out … Continue reading

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Review: “If Beale Street Could Talk”

Set in 1970s Harlem, “If Beale Street Could Talk” tells the heart breaking love story of Tish Rivers (KiKi Layne) and Alonzo ‘Fonny’ Hunt (Stephan James). At a time they should be celebrating their love and the beginning of a … Continue reading

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Lewis Capaldi Talks Selling Out Gigs, Being BFFs with Niall Horan & Vacuum Cleaners!

His gig may have been cancelled due to no equipment, but that didn’t stop Lewis Capaldi putting on a surprise gig in Dublin last week. I got to speak to him about that, being “best mates” with Niall Horan and … Continue reading

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“We’re going to face challenges, whether we choose them or they choose us – it’s what we decide to do about them that counts” – Mark Pollock

Mark Pollock is one of the most inspirational people I have ever come across. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark went on to compete in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind … Continue reading

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Getting The Chop Has Never Felt So Good!

  Just over two years ago, my daughter got her hair cut.       About a year later, my alopecia came back and it was at it’s worst ever.     In researching what I could do for my … Continue reading

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