NEWS: Outlander comes home to the UK – Review, interview and more!

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Outlander is a historical fantasy romance (what a mouthful right?) series written by Diana Gabaldon that tells the story of Claire Beauchamp, a married WWII nurse who is transported from her own time in the twentieth century to Scotland in the eighteenth where she meets dashing young highlander Jamie Fraser. Continue reading

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REVIEW: Insurgent

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Insurgent is a highly enjoyable action packed film which should satisfy both fans of the books and fans of the films. My plus one at the screening had not read the books, and she thoroughly enjoyed the film. I on the other hand am I fan of the books, and although I did not enjoy the second book as much as the first, I feel that this film is cleverly adapted to include a lot of the book’s plot and small details. Obviously as the plot in first film was altered from that of the books, these changes are seen in the sequel.

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Event: SHERLOCKED – First Guest Announcments and much more!

Ladies and gentlemen the wait is over! SHERLOCKED: The Official Sherlock Convention, announced today by
Oscar nominated actor and Sherlock himself, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH as one of the
first guests for the inaugural official event taking place this April in London.

 
SHERLOCKED: The Official Sherlock Convention will be taking place at the ExCeL
Exhibition Centre from 24th – 26th April 2015.
Massive Events Ltd, in association with Hartswood Films and Showmasters Ltd, are
organising a weekend of celebration for one of the most popular BBC television programmes of recent years, SHERLOCK.

 
Joining CUMBERBATCH on the guest list is series co-creator and Mycroft Holmes, MARK
GATISS, series co-creator and writer STEVEN MOFFAT and series Producer SUE VERTUE. From behind the scenes award winning Production Designer ARWEL JONES will be on hand to share behind the scenes secrets and insights into making one of the most talked about shows in recent years.

 

With many more guests to be announced very soon, SHERLOCKED: The Official Convention will provide fans with the very best opportunity to become immersed in this award winning TV Show.

 

The three day event will feature a packed programme of activities that includes displays of sets used on the show, including 221b Baker Street, an exhibition of genuine props and
costumes, plus, for the first time ever, an exclusive museum that details John Watson’s
army past and more. Two talk stages will be hosting Q&As with the guests, behind the
scenes presentations, fan panels, episode screenings with special introductions and the
Sherlock Observation Quiz which promises to test the fans to the limit. SFX and Make-up demonstrations will also feature, as well as Stunt Demonstrations to show the fans
how some of the most memorable scenes were created.

 
All the very latest Sherlock merchandise will be available to browse or buy, as well as the
chance to own your very own piece of Sherlock memorabilia with the Big Sherlock Auction.
With more guests to be announced very soon and more features to be revealed, SHERLOCKED: The Official Sherlock Convention will have something for every Sherlock Fan!

 
The Game is On!

For all information about the event including ticket prices and venue please visit sherlocked.com

 

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REVIEW: The Hobbit The Battle Of The Five Armies

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In thrilling IMAX that exploits every painstaking detail of the Middle Earth so deftly created by Jackson and his team, we were given the pleasure of watching The Hobbit: Battle of Five Armies. Continue reading

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COMPETITION: Win a pair of tickets to a screening of ‘Unstoppables’

Unstoppables_PosterUnstoppables is an uplifting documentary which follows Manel, who has autism and cerebal palsy learning to ride a bicycle. The amazing Jubal, who had a leg amputated at birth, competing with his twin brother Guillem. Elisa who lost a leg to cancer and never imagined she could ride again, as well as many others for whom cycling has changed their lives.

We have a pair of tickets to give away for an exclusive screening of the film on Monday 24th November in London!

Following the film, there will be a special Q+A with Producer, Richard Galvani of Black Train Films and Pirates Team Cyclists Raquel Acinas and Miquel Marquez.

To enter all you need to do is retweet this tweet. The competition closes at 9am on the morning of the screening.

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INTERVIEW: Billy Boyd at Belfast Film and Comic Con 26/10/14

Check out our interview with Billy Boyd at Belfast Film and Comic Con at the Odyssey arena 26/10/14.

 

 

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INTERVIEW: Gemma Whelan at Belfast Film and Comic Con 26/10/14

Check out our chat with Gemma Whelan at Belfast Film and Comic Con at the Odyssey Arena 26/10/14:

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EVENT: Belfast Film and Comic Con 25th/26th October 2014.

For the first time ever, I walked into the Odyssey arena and was greeted by a man coming towards me in a pair of leather pants and a cape alá 300 stating that ‘yes…he was cold’. Welcome to Belfast Film and Comic Con! ;)

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Kingdom of Scars’ by Eoin C Macken

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‘Kingdom of Scars’ is the first novel by Eoin C Macken. The story is set in Dublin and from the point of view of Sam – the outsider desperately seeking to belong in the group and his journey in those fun teenage years which we all remember (but may not necessarily cherish). The tale of Sam is a common one; the learning of and acceptance of the person you actually are instead of the person you think you should be for others.

 

The book captured my imagination from the very first line and held it until the last as Macken presents his world in such vivid prose that it feels like you are a part of it. Whilst reading I spotted everyone I remember from my own teenage-dom…the bitchy girls…show off boys…the rebels wishing for a cause. I particularly loved the description of the ‘nemesis’ teacher (one whom we have all experienced!) with ‘a pair of beady, green eyes languished on him with that bored, hopeful look that teachers have when they are searching for an excuse to enforce their power and assert themselves’. I empathized with Sam and his troubles during this coming-of-age story and found myself quite delighted with the end result for the character following his experiences, as it felt like the story ended on a breath of fresh air .

 

4 stars ****

Available now at Amazon and Poolbeg.

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EVENT: Young Adult Literature Convention 2014

I had the pleasure of spending most of last weekend in Earl’s Court attending London YALCFilm and Comic Con and the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention in the UK.

I had been warned to get there bright and early as there would be queues. So I dragged myself out of bed at a quarter past five or so and got there about half six (which I am pretty sure qualifies as very very early). There was already a queue, but I at least was near the head of it. I’d forgotten to buy a ticket in advance but buying a ticket on the day was no problem as there was clearly marked queues. And shortly after nine, I was in.

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