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COMPETITION – Win The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Merchandise Pack & DVD!

unnamedTo celebrate The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 releasing on DVD, Blu-ray and as a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook from 16 March 2015, LIONSGATE is giving three lucky winners the chance to take home a merchandise pack, as well as a copy of the film on DVD!

The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which finds Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Julianne Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and a nation moved by her courage.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 will also be available across digital platforms 24 hours earlier on Sunday 15 March. A special “triple pack” (available on both formats) will also be released, containing all three films in the series so far – The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching   Fire and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

To be in with a chance of winning, just answer this question: Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) sings a song in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, which is called:

A) The Hanging Bird

B) The Hanging Flower

C) The Hanging Tree

Send your answers via email to jonah@screengeeksuk.com with the subject HUNGER GAMES COMP by no later than 9pm GMT on Friday 13th March 2015.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 releases on DVD, Blu-ray and as a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook from 16 March 2015

Competition: Win Brick Mansions on DVD!

BMBefore Paul Walker’s tragic and untimely death last year he starred in Brick Mansions – an American remake of French parkour extravaganza District 13.

The film is released on DVD and Blu Ray on 8th September and you could be the lucky  owner of a free DVD copy.

All you need to do is head to twitter and retweet this  tweet and if you’re name is selected we’ll pop your prize in the post and have it delivered right to your door.

This competition closes on Sunday 7th September at 9pm so get retweeting!

Film Review: Before I Go To Sleep

Screen shot 2014-09-05 at 21.10.00Directed by Rowan Joffe

Starring Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth & Mark Strong

Amnesia is a condition that clouds the human mind, causing severe short term memory loss. It’s also a condition that plagues cinema and has spawned its own tedious sub genre – the memory-loss thriller. Rowan Joffe’s adaptation of S.J. Watson’s novel Before I Go To Sleep doesn’t exactly offer a breakthrough or an antidote for the disease, instead it feels like a case of maddening deja vu. This is essentially Memento without the brain or 50 First Dates without the heart – It’s a somewhat hollow piece of work. 

Christine Lucas (Kidman)wakes up every morning remembering nothing that has happened since her twenties and her stoic teddy bear of a husband Ben (Firth) has to explain day in day out that her condition is the result of a brutal attack. This routine carries on as an unbroken loop until Dr Nasch (Strong) sticks his chiselled nose in with some information that will turn her world on its empty head. In order for Christine to cling onto her memories she must record video messages on her camera which she can then watch back the next day, a device which proves to be a way less visually stimulating version of the tattooes in Christopher Nolan’s peerless masterpiece).

 

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Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn]Directed by Matt Reeves

Starring Andy Serkis, Jason Clarke & Toby Kebbell

Back in 2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes proved itself a cut above the average summer blockbuster nonsense with a surprisingly poignant tone, well rounded characters and, of course, impressively realistic and expressive effects. It was far from flawless but it had some memorable moments and firmly set the foundations for a franchise to build upon. Three years later in the real world and ten years later in the movie world we arrive at another mouthful of a title Dawn of the Planet of the Apes where our primate protagonist Caesar (Serkis) is the head of a sizable ape family in a world that has been left ravaged by the human race. There’s a small colony of human survivors living in the aftermath of Generic-Apocalyptic-Movie-Disease and when they make contact with Caesar’s hostile brethren tensions arise and all out hellish carnage eventually ensues.

 

 

 

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Competition: Win Exhibition on DVD

exThe latest addition to Joanna Hogg’s (Archipelago, Unrelated) creative cannon is available to own on  June 23rd June, and to celebrate its release we’ll be giving away a free copy of the DVD.

Exhibition, starring  Liam Gillick and Viv Albertine, is an intimate, austere and engrossing portrait of a marriage and a revealing investigation into memory, architecture and the artistic process.

Check out the trailer below…

 

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Film Review: The Two Faces of January

the-two-faces-of-january-posterDirected by Hossein Amini

Starring Viggo Mortensen, Oscar Isaac & Kirsten Dunst

This is Drive screenwriter Hossein Amini’s first time in the director’s chair and with The Two Faces of January he’s carved-out a comfortable groove to fit his directorial buttocks in the future. It’s an impressive tale of romantic rivalry that’s as handsome as its chiselled leads, crafted with elegance and simplicity. This simplicity however, is arguably the film’s most glaring weakness. It’s a competent debut in a variety of aspects, but it lacks the spark to set the screen ablaze.

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