Unstoppables 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.
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!
‘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 .
I had the pleasure of spending most of last weekend in Earl’s Court attending London Film 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. Continue reading →
As part of the run up to the first ever Young Adult Literature Convention in the UK which was held in London a week ago as part of the bi-annual London Film and Comic Con, I was asked to write a review of ‘Fangirl‘ by Rainbow Rowell.
I absolutely adore this book and would greatly recommend it to anyone and everyone!
The review can be found here and there will be a full review of the event following shortly!
IMAX has teamed up with Warner Bros UK, ODEON Cinemas and Imagine Publishing to challenge fans to create the most epic, larger-than-life Godzilla poster for a chance to have their artwork displayed in ODEON Cinemas throughout the UK.
Time to get those creative juices flowing as director Gareth Edwards selecting the winner who captures the true essence of the upcoming movie, which arrives in IMAX® 3D cinemas on May 15 throughout the UK.
Participants can find inspiration from the story of Godzilla or choose to focus on the scope and scale of the monster. The guidelines require the artwork to be original and BADASS!
Contest runs until the 19 April and is for UK residents only. All entries should be of original creation. Official Godzilla 2014, original TOHO, or 1998 Godzilla artwork and images cannot be repurposed or re-used in the submitted artwork. Complete rules are included on IMAX’s website.
A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to be invited to a screening of Divergent to review it for Screenjabber. They’ve kindly consented to my linking the review here. Please do check it out and go see the film when it’s released here in the UK on Friday!
I’m also working on a review of the book trilogy by Veronica Roth that inspired the film so do keep an eye out for that!
Last night I braved the rain and the wind in Leicester Square to attend the world premiere of Nick Frost’s new film ‘Cuban Fury’ on behalf of Be The Red Carpet. Despite the weather it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and the cast in attendance were so lovely and friendly! There was even entertainment in the form of dancers showing us their moves on the red carpet. Check out the link below for the first wave of interviews and keep an eye out for the rest!