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FILM PREVIEW: THE HUNGER GAMES ‘CATCHING FIRE’

Part one was an epic adventure.. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) won the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark (Hutcherson). Now they must turn around, leave their family and friends and embark on a ‘Victor’s Tour’ of the districts. Katniss however, senses a rebellion simmering but the Capitol is very much in control as President Snow (Sutherland) prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games – ‘The Quarter Quell” – a competition that could change Panem. Forever.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is directed by Francis Lawrence, from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Michael DeBruyn, based upon the novel “Catching Fire” by Suzanne Collins and is produced by Nina Jacobson and Jon Kilik.

DATE FOR DIARY: The Catching Fire world premiere will be in London on November 11th and is in UK cinemas November 21st

Excited?

Becki

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BACKYARD CINEMA PRESENTS TWO DAY FILM FESTIVAL

FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF – Cameron: “He’ll keep calling me, he’ll keep calling me until I come over. He’ll make me feel guilty. This is uh… This is ridiculous, ok I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go, I’ll go. What – I’LL GO. Shit.

It’s a ‘Weekend Mini Movie Festival’ at London Fields Brewery this weekend!!! 17th & 18th August.

Presented by Backyard Cinema there will be screenings of seven classic movies over two days, accompanied by craft beers, beanbags, deckchairs, DJ’s, live bands, and food trucks!

AVATAR // FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF // THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES  
THE LOST BOYS // RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK // ANCHORMAN // LES MISERABLES
BACKYARD CINEMA WEEKEND SCREENINGS:
AVATAR Sat 17th August — 1:00pm
FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF Sat 17th August — 4:30pm
THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES Sat 17th August — 7:00pm
THE LOST BOYS Sat 17th August — 9:30pm
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK Sun 18th August — 2:00pm
ANCHORMAN Sun 18th August — 4:30pm
LES MISERABLES Sun 18th August — 7:00pm
THE LOST BOYS: Sam Emerson: “Look at your reflection in the mirror. You’re a creature of the night Michael, just like out of a comic book! You’re a vampire Michael! My own brother, a goddamn, shit-sucking vampire. You wait ’till mom finds out, buddy!”
WHO: Backyard Cinema Presents A Weekend Classic Film Mini Film Festival
WHERE: London Fields Brewery, The BrewHouse, Railway Arches 369-370 Helmsley Place E8 3SB
PRICE: Tickets cost £10 per screening / £15 for Movie + Food / £15 for Movie + Two Drinks / or £19 for Movie, Food + Two Drinks
OPENING TIMES: Saturday 17th August 12pm – 2am // Sunday 18th August 1pm – Midnight
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FILM: LIONSGATE PRESENTS BACHELORETTE

OMG I’m literally so excited! (Oh no.. did I really just say that?). I heart chickflicks and haven’t seen a great one since Bridesmaids… August 16th brings the release of comedy Bachelorette.. which Lionsgate are claiming to be one of the biggest cross platform releases.  All that means is that on August 16th you can either watch this film in the cinema – or in the comfort of your own home..or buy it straight away as a download.

The cast includes underrated Lizzy Caplan one of my favourite actresses.. Kirsten Dunst, Isla Fisher and Rebel Wilson..

Awesome…!!!

There are not enough chick flicks in the world to keep a girl sustained. Not enough good ones anyway…I’ve just finished watching Orange is the New Black.. (watch it!!! SO GOOD!) and I’m starting to feel a bit lost without the characters.

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FILM PREVIEW: HOW I LIVE NOW

Here is the trailer for new film ‘How I Live Now’ which is the screen adaptation of the young-adult novel by Meg Rosoff.

Directed by Academy Award winning director Kevin Macdonald who also directed The Last King of Scotland(if you haven’t seen that movie yet – DO IT! And not just because James McAvoy stars in the lead role… it’s one of the most memorable films I’ve ever seen).

‘How I Live Now’ will released in UK cinemas on the 4th October 2013

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FILM: MAN OF STEEL PREMIERE

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I’d had a late night, babysitting my young nephew Alfie. He’d been running riot all evening. Perhaps I’d let him eat too much candy. He has an obsession with Superman but what young person doesn’t? He is after all a cult hero. But he’d seen the #manofsteel trailer and had since been busy reconstructing the flying scene for maybe a little under two hours. Here he is as Superman...(you don’t have to watch it all.. )

And so when I finally got to bed…and when Mr Sandman finally visited… I had a dream. A dream so vivid…I managed to capture it via a dreamcatcher, download it and then upload it to YouTube. Clever huh? ZzzzZzZzzz

943608_10151701685661241_540249853_n9:20am check emails. Spam, spam…. press releases….some more spam… oh this one looks interesting. What’s this… “BECKI BURROWS AKA LOIS LANE AKA SUPERGIRL NOKIA NEEDS YOU #MANOFSTEEL PREMIERE”. Oh. Wow. I’d never been invited to a premiere before. I reply.. “Will Henry Cavill be there…? I mean. Superman…will he… will he be there?”.

Two days later I am sitting in the central office of the CNN building. Five high profile film bloggers. And me. One thing was for sure… these guys knew there kryptonite from their er sticky rock. And they weren’t shy to this red carpet business. I got out my trusty reporters pad… “What is it you need from us?” I smiled at the press guy…

We undertook an intensive hour of some military style CNN red carpet training. But the main point I heard was “Aim for the stars! Or the star…even. Yep. He’s your man”. All eyes of the night, would of course be on Mr Cavill. The new fresh, redesigned Superman and star of the new movie. Armed with a #Nokia 920 we six bloggers team marched down to Leicester Square. We were well prepared. #Nokia had not been silly enough to trust the British weather. They’d supplied us with special reporter backpacks, filled with everything a journalist needs. The essentials – water bottle (yes us humans need water), kryptonite USB stick and essentially a rain mac. Because as predicted half way through the red carpet announcements a black cloud blanketed the City of London, pouring down it’s acid rain from the guts of its belly. The force of Zod perhaps? I could almost the echo’s of his laugh. Almost.

And so this… was my red carpet experience:

WHAT I THOUGHT OF THE FILM: Well. I enjoyed Man of Steel. Time ‘flew’ and I found myself on the edge of my seat for many of the scenes. It’s a fun, action packed film and Henry Cavill does an excellent job at filling the shoes of what is a cult hero. I did find myself amused at the shot of the lingering close up of Mr Cavills ripped stomach as he holds up a helicopter at the beginning of the movie (yes that scene stood out) and I did find myself wondering if that was really necessary. I’m not sure the original Superman would have approved of his body being portrayed in such a manner. However, despite that I did appreciate it. The new updated version is definitely a raunchier, sexier culmination of all the Superman’s. But as they say ‘compare and despair’, and my only advice would be to simply enjoy the film for what it’s meant to be. Man of Steel brings a more philosophical approach to the life of a superhero – and the lingering shot of a young Clark Kent with his Plato book leaves me with this final thought fittingly by Plato himself: “good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others”. 

Superman. An aspirational character. For us all. A fun packed film. Enjoy it!

Man of Steel Poster

TRAILER: 

Actor Michael Shannon who plays the villain stops by to say hi… 

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Catch the film in cinemas today!

Thank you to Green People who sent me some of their organic mineral makeup to try out (black eyeshadow as worn on the carpet). Their products are over 90 percent natural and organic – and to be honest I couldn’t tell the difference between my usual high street brand – thank you!

Becki Bxx

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