Apr 22 2014

Ben Stiller in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty: New Releases Mon 21 April 2014

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
James Thurber’s original short story of this name took place almost entirely inside a supermarket, where a mild-mannered man has vivid daydreams in which he performs great, heroic deeds. In the years since, the name ‘Walter Mitty’ has been co-opted by any number of professions to describe delusional fantasists. If a guy turns up at a fresh crime scene and falsely claims to be CID, that man is a Walter Mitty.

With this title, writer-director Ben Stiller takes a different tact, recasting Walter as a mild-mannered employee of the famed photo-journal Life Magazine. Facing its very last print edition, the daydreaming Walter finds himself going on a real adventure to track down a photographer (Sean Penn) and recover picture that’s intended as the magazine’s final cover.

Working with Kiwi cinematographer Stuart Dryburgh, Stiller has created a wonderfully lush film that variously set in Iceland, New York and the Himalayas. With a cast that includes Stiller, Kristen Wiig and Adam Scott, you’d expect a knockabout comedy like Zoolander, perhaps; instead this is a breezily uplifting piece of magical realism, not entirely unlike Forrest Gump.

Released in the States as Pawn Shop Chronicles, this ensemble comedy centres around one such establishment, mingling three storylines that involve various outlandish characters. A newlywed groom discovers his missing first wife’s wedding ring, which sends him on a mission to find her; a low-rent Elvis impersonator arrives in town to play a county fair; and a pair of neo-Nazis hatch an ill-conceived plan to knock off a drug supplier.

The most remarkable thing about this film is its quality cast, that includes Brendan Fraser, Matt Dillon, Norman Reedus (Daryl from The Walking Dead), and the late Paul Walker in one of his final performances.

All is Lost
Plot-wise, there isn’t much to talk about in this film. In fact, it features almost no dialogue whatsoever. We find Robert Redford completely alone, on a crippled yacht in the middle of the Ocean. Pared down to its essential parts, this film is basically Life of Pi without the tiger, or Cast Away without the island and the volleyball. It’s a tense and moving survival story that features an impressively physical performance by the 77 year-old Redford. (Yes, we know there are stuntmen – but still…)

Director JC Chandor, who previously made the Wall Street drama Margin Call, is quickly shaping up to be one of America’s finest young directors. Whatever he’s making next, we’re going to be there on opening weekend.


Child of God
The phrase ‘written, starring and directed by James Franco’ is likely put you ill at ease, especially if you’re one of those vocal Francophobes floating around internet comment boards. However, the phrase ‘based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy’ is more likely to intrigue and delight you. After all, McCarthy’s brand of gritty Western nihilism has already translated into great films like The Road and No Country for Old Men.

The film tells the story of Lester (Scott Haze), a man who attempts to live outside of society and descends into a moral chasm that involves murder and necrophilia. Lovely.

This film earns its hard 18 Certificate, so be aware of this before you make your purchasing decision.

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Apr 17 2014

Easter Special: Our Top 10 Movie Bunnies

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1. Bug Bunny (Space Jam)
What’s up, Doc? Apparently, what’s up is an interstellar game of basketball. When an evil alien has the bright idea of enslaving the Looney Tunes characters in order to shore up the finances of his amusement park, Bugs and friends have to win their freedom back with a high stakes game of basketball. Thankfully, Bugs has a special weapon on his team: the icon that is Bill Murray… and some guy called Mike as well.

Special skills: Though never before suggested in the classic Warner Brothers cartoons, Bugs is a skilled point guard in basketball.

2. Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Python and the Holy Grail)
In their search for the cup of Christ, the Knights of the Round Table learn that they must enter the Cave of Caerbannog and defeat the legendary Black Beast of Aaaarrrrrggggghhhh. But before they can even gain entry to the cave, they must face up against one of the most terrifying creatures ever to roam Albion’s green and pleasant lands.

With its nasty, big, pointy teeth and its mile-wide vicious streak, The Rabbit of Caerbannog has engineered the demise of many a brave knight. If you ever catch a glimpse of his deadly pink eyes, take our advice and run away!

Special Skills: When you’re this deadly, you don’t need any special skills — just your bare teeth. Their only weakness: hand grenades (of the sanctified variety).

3. The White Rabbit (Alice in Wonderland)
When we first meet the White Rabbit, he’s exceedingly late for what he claims to be an incredibly important date. In fact, he’s so obsessed with punctuality that he carries around a pocket watch that’s half the size of his torso, making him the Flavor Flav of Wonderland. Working as an administrator for the Red Queen, White Rabbit is the worst kind of middle manager: he spends half the day berating and belittling his subordinates while he sycophantically licks the boots of his superiors the rest of the time. He claims to be a rabbit and yet he insists on behaving like a complete toad.

Special Skill: Being an administrator, he’s presumably good with paperwork.


4. Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
The fun-loving Roger Rabbit is one of the biggest stars in 1940s Hollywood. Under contract with cartoon mogul RK Maroon, he’s best known for his double act with Baby Herman, a cigar-chomping 50 year-old that still looks like an infant. Even when he’s accused of murder and on the run from the law, Roger manages to retain a sense of humour.

Special Skills: He can defy pretty much every law of physics – but only if it’s funny.


5. Whitey (Fatal Attraction)
Pretty much the only entry in this list that is a normal rabbit, Whitey meets the grizzliest of all ends. Having discovered he’s been cheating on his wife with a Grade-A nutcase, Michael Douglas immediately calls off the affair and returns to his family. However, he didn’t count on his scorned mistress (Glenn Close) breaking into his home and poaching his daughter’s bunny.

Special Skills: None. He is just a normal rabbit.


6. Fiver (Watership Down)
A rabbit cursed with visions of the future, Fiver (Richard Briers) tries to lead his fellow bunnies to safety after foretelling the destruction of the Sandleford warren. Sadly, the stupid chief bunny will not listen to him. With his brother Hazel and a small band of rabbits, he forges an exodus to the promised land of his dreams: Watership Down. Let us never forget Fiver, the lapine Moses.

Special Skill: The great god Frith gifted him with the power of second sight.


7. Frank (Donnie Darko)
Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a troubled teenager. Awakened in the night and led outside by a strange man in a rabbit costume Frank. The long-eared phantom tells him that the world will end in 28 days — but not before a jet engine falls from the sky and crashes into his bedroom. Over the course of a month Frank continues to drop all sorts of information bombs on Donnie: introducing him to concepts of time travel and throwing him into an existential crisis. You could say that Frank is the one that leads Donnie down the rabbit hole…

Special Skill: Like Fiver, he can see the future.


8. Harvey (Harvey)
Elwood P Dowd (James Stewart) is a really nice guy. He’s polite, he’s witty, he likes a drink and he introduces everyone he meets to his best friend Harvey. The only problem: Harvey is a six-foot rabbit that only he can see. His family and friends try to get him committed to a sanatorium after years of putting up with this unseen bunny.

Elwood could easily put an end to the accusations just by humouring the doctors and just saying that Harvey’s a figment of his imagination but no: real friends don’t deny the existence of friends just because they’re incorporeal.

Special Skills: Can only be seen by alcoholics.


9. Rabbit (Winnie the Pooh)
If Rabbit lived anywhere else but the Hundred Acre Wood, no-one would ever put up with him. He should be thankful that Pooh, Piglet, Tigger and Kanga are sufficiently patient to put up with his borderline OCD behaviour. Whether it’s trying to keep his warren tidy or complaining about crows eating his vegetables, Rabbit is always griping about something. He’s the kind of busybody who would call the city council if a neighbour painted his fence a slightly different shade of beige.

Special Skill: He can certainly kick up a fuss like a champion.


10. E.B. (Hop)
Ever since he was young, E.B. (Russell Brand) knew that one day he would have to inherit his father’s job. This would be a pretty stressful situation for anyone but when your dad is the Easter Bunny, the pressure is unbearable. So you really can’t blame lil’ EB for running away to California to pursue his dream of becoming the world’s first rodent drummer in a rock band.

And in a way, wouldn’t that bring more joy to children than the thankless task of hiding painted eggs in gardens once every year? If you ask kids if they would rather meet the Easter Bunny or Niall from 1D, very few would opt for a rabbit with a basket.

Special Skill: Drumming.

If you’re looking for a little holiday treat, go to our Easter Movies collection for some unbridled fun.

Apr 17 2014

Watch: There’s an Anchorman 2 blooper reel and it’s utterly hilarious

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Blooper featurettes are a dime-a-dozen these days. Usually hidden somewhere on the DVD, they’re normally comprised of footage where actors flub their lines and crack up around each other — which is all very fun.

But when you have a cast that includes top notch improvisors like Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Kristin Wiig and Tina Fey, you know the gag reel is going to be something special. Such is the case with Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Check it out:

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is available to buy on blinkbox

Apr 17 2014

Win a £100 Voucher with the Great blinkbox Bake Off!

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Not everyone can afford to go away this long weekend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great time at home! So strap on your aprons and pre-heat the oven to 180° — we’re whipping up a batch of yummy treats!

To give you a bit of incentive in the kitchen, we’re challenging you to bake something inspired by your favourite film.

It could be anything from an Ewok cake (see below) or sugary donuts that look like Dorothy’s ruby slippers.

(via mycakecorner)

This competition is now closed! Thanks to all those who submitted an entry!

Apr 16 2014

Why True Detective is going to be your next big TV obsession

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Rest assured: this article contains no significant spoilers for the excellent new show True Detective (complete Season 1 now on blinkbox). If you haven’t seen it yet, here are 10 reasons why it’s about to become your newest TV obsession.

1. It stars Matthew McConaughey, who you may remember from the Oscars this year.
He plays Rust Cohle, a nihilistic and methodical police detective who has a way of rubbing his colleagues the wrong way. Bounced around between different law enforcement agencies, he’s eventually dispatched to Louisiana’s State Police office.

A highly-skilled detective, Rust is no Sherlock Holmes: in fact, his results come from hard graft and a dedication to the craft that leaves no space for a personal life.

Remember how McConaughey’s acting career was a complete joke a few years ago? This is without question the best role from his continuing run of hits – even better than his turn in Dallas Buyers Club.

2. He’s joined by co-star Woody Harrelson.
While he considers himself to be the the Yin to the Yang of Rust Cohle, Detective Marty Hart isn’t the simple family man he makes himself out to be. In many ways, he’s even darker and more destructive than his eccentric partner.

To some, Harrelson will always be the hayseed bartender from Cheers, we know him as a character actor who can project warmth, humour and violence in equal measure. You’ll know this if you’ve seen Natural Born Killers?

3. This marks their first appearance together since 2009’s straight-to-DVD dud Surfer, Dude.
Surfer, Dude is available on blinkbox but it does not come recommended.

4. The season’s story arc takes place over almost two decades
The first season’s action is spread over 19 years, jumping between three time periods.

The very first scene finds a young woman dead in a field. Antlers have been placed on her head and the murder scene has been arranged like the venue of a cult sacrifice. Hart and Cohle begin to connect this crime to other cases and Rust begins to realise there’s more to this than just your average serial killing.

At times, the series invokes the Southern Gothic atmosphere of Anne Rice’s vampire saga, with all sorts of pagan imagery that wouldn’t feel out of place in an HP Lovecraft novel.

5. The central murder case isn’t the only big mystery of the show.
In the very first episode, you see an older, broken-down Rust Cohle being interviewed by police investigators in 2014. The mystery of what happened between he and Marty is just as compelling as any case they’re working on.

6. It’s been called the ‘new Breaking Bad’.
While this is high praise indeed, it’s a little misleading as well. While both are excellent shows that deal with flawed anti-heroes, True Detective pushes the envelope in terms of what we expect from our TV leads.

In Breaking Bad, even as Walter White’s actions become more morally-dubious, we as the audience would still admire him for being powerful and super cool. As the characters of True Detective surrender to their anti-hero urges, their lives become unstuck as a consequence; not in a bad-ass way, but in a really pitiable way.

7. The role of Marty Hart’s ‘secret friend’ is played by super-hotty Alexandra Daddario.
This being an HBO program, it’s almost a given that she’ll be in various states of undress. <tugs collar> Oh, boy!

8. It’s the most-watched first season in HBO history
In the States, True Detective attracted more viewers than the first season of Game of Thrones, Girls and Band of Brothers.

9. Writer Nic Pizzolatto has created a story that lasts just one season.
You know how most of your favourite shows go off the boil in their later series?

Prison Break had an immaculate first season, after which it descended into stupidity for the next few years; the writers of Lost ended up creating more loose threads than they could handle, resulting in a divisive series finale.

While a second season has been commissioned, Pizzolatto has said on record that it will focus on a new set of original characters. So if you watch this first season of True Detective, you can be assured that there won’t be an unbearable cliff-hanger at the very end.

10. You still have time to become an ‘early adopter’.
The show is poised to become a huge hit in the coming years, assuming the quality of writing stays the same. True Detective will only grow more popular in the UK as more people discover it on DVD (or on blinkbox).

You remember those people in the pub who were all like, “I can’t believe you’re not watching Breaking Bad,” three years ago? Well, you can now finally rub True Detective in their faces and watch them squirm as you make a point of ‘not spoiling it for them’.

True Detective Season 1 is now available in HD on blinkbox

Apr 15 2014

Resurrectionists: 8 Christ Figures in Mainstream Movies

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With Easter weekend just upon us, we wanted to take a break from all the chocolate eggs and get back to the true meaning of Easter. And by that, we’re referring to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Don’t worry, we’re not getting super-religious on you but this Easter holiday really got us thinking about all the Jesus allegories peppered throughout popular culture.

Here are 8 examples of mainstream films that make reference to the death and resurrection of of a saviour:

Superman/Kal El – Superman II (1980)
The Passion: Superman is a lot like Jesus. They were both instructed by their birth fathers to to serve the people of Earth; they briefly followed in the footsteps of their adopted dads (Superman as a farmer, Jesus as a carpenter); and they’re both drawn to women with alliterative names.

In Superman II, Clark Kent decides to give up his powers and live life as a normal life with Lois. In many ways, this is a lot like The Last Temptation of Christ, in which a crucified Jesus imagines a life in which he remained an obscure, regular man.

The Resurrection: When General Zod (Lucifer) arrives on Earth, looking to make everyone kneel before him, Clark Kent re-enters this crystal chamber and Superman is reborn.

Alex Murphy – Robocop (1987)
The Passion: Police Officer Alex Murphy was ruthlessly gunned down by criminals in the line of duty.

The Resurrection: Thanks to America’s #1 company Omni Consumer Products, Alex Murphy was transformed into Detroit’s stainless steel messiah. As Robocop, he purges the land of all criminals, restoring faith to Michigan’s fine citizens.
ET – ET the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Passion: A benevolent creature who’s seemingly made of Love, ET has the ability to magically mend the sick and dying. Captured by US government scientists, ET and Elliot are both gravely ill until the alien seemingly sacrifices his life to heal Elliot.

The Resurrection: Just as Christ was buried in a cave sealed by a large round stone, ET’s body is sealed in a metal box with large round window. And just like Jesus, he is risen once more by the return of his people.

Spock – Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
The Passion: Mr Spock sacrificed himself for the crew of the Enterprise. By entering the reactor chamber and repairing the warp core, he exposed himself to a lethal dose of tachyons or some such sci-fi mumbo jumbo.

The Resurrection: In Star Trek III, Kirk and company discover that they ditched Spock’s body on the magical Genesis planet. Thanks to ‘science’, the planet was able to bring the Vulcan officer back to life!

Neo/Thomas Anderson – The Matrix (1999)
The Passion: The oracle speaks of ‘The One’, a man so great that he can literally pick apart the code of The Matrix and manipulate this fake reality at will. Despite what Morpheus believes, Neo (Keanu Reeves) isn’t so sure he’s the one. After all, he can’t bend spoons, what?

The Resurrection: Having been gunned down by Agent Smith (read: Pontius Pilate), Neo comes back to life, now with the ability to see the Matrix, dodge bullets and fly all over the place. Surely he is the king of kings!

Aslan – The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe (2005)
The Passion: As the one true king of Narnia, Aslan enlisted the help of the Sons of Adam and Daughters of Eve to help defeat the wicked Ice Queen. Sadly, he’s betrayed by Edmund’s crippling addiction to Turkish Delight, and sacrifices himself to be killed in place of the boy.

The Resurrection: When the good guys go to free Aslan’s corpse from the stone sacrifice table, they’re shocked to discover he’s missing. And when he comes back from the dead moments later, they’re doubly shocked! It is accomplished!

Gandalf – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
The Passion: Escaping from the Mines of Moria, Gandalf the Grey deploys some serious wizard magic to rappel the Balrog, a horrific fire beast. But by doing so, he’s dragged into a bottomless chasm where he’s presumed dead.

The Resurrection: Having survived the fall, Gandalf continued to fight the Balrog for days and nights. Eventually defeating the monster, he expires and feels his spirit leave his body. But before long, he’s ‘sent back’ as a White Wizard to aid the fellowship (read: disciples) in destroying Sauron (Satan)

Ellen Ripley – Alien Resurrection (1997)
The Passion: At the end of Alien3, Ripley finds herself impregnated with the embryo of an Alien Queen. To prevent the military industrial complex from getting their hands on it, she throws herself into a pit of lava, taking the queenling with her to the grave.

The Resurrection: Sometime after the events of Alien 3, the aforementioned military industrial complex have got their hands on Ripley’s DNA. Not only does this allow them to create a clone of her, but also the alien that lived within her. The newly-resurrected Ripley is not best pleased.

For more conventional family fare, take a look at our Easter Movies Collection

Apr 15 2014

Gone Girl Trailer: Ben Affleck searches for ‘She’ in David Fincher’s latest thriller

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The last time we heard the song She so prominently placed in a film, Julia Roberts was walking in slo-mo for the opening montage of Notting Hill. As sung by Elvis Costello, it played like an ode to Roberts’ effortless grace – the kind of song they play at a beauty pageants when all the contestants walk out for the first time.

Now in this trailer for David Fincher’s Gone Girl, a haunting version of this Charles Aznevour classic by former Psychedelic Furs singer Richard Butler is used to great, chilling effect.

Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl centres around the disappearance of a woman (Rosamund Pike) from her home in a small town in America. At first, the police and community work together to try track her down. But before long, her husband (Ben Affleck) become the prime suspect to murder, and the focus of a media circus.

The trailers for Fincher’s past few films have been instant classics, marrying inventive editing with unusual covers of pop songs. Remember the Social Network promo with the boys’ choir singing Radiohead’s Creep? Or the hard-cutting teaser for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that used a Trent Reznor-arranged version of Led Zepplin’s Immigrant Song?

We’re not sure if Fincher’s responsible for these trailers himself, but they’re really in a class of their own.

Gone Girl is in cinemas 3 October

Apr 14 2014

Ron Burgundy, True Detective & Nebraska: New Releases 14 April 2014

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (Early Digital Release)
Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team are back after a nine year hiatus. Moving away from the sunny climes of San Diego (pronounced dee-aah-go), they hit up New York City where they become instant hits in the fledgling world of Cable News. Writer Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are obviously trying to skewer the 24 hour news cycle but really, the meat of Anchorman 2 are the gags. And as you would expect, the jokes fly thick and fast here.

Back for this sequel are Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell and Christina Applegate, along with a whole raft of star cameos. Stay classy and watch Anchorman 2 this week.

Nebraska (New to Rent)
When 77 year-old Woody (Bruce Dern) gets a letter from a magazine company telling him that he’s won a million dollars, he seemingly accepts it at face value, despite the fact that we know those things are a scam. In the face of his exasperated family, he becomes determined to get to Nebraska and pick up his winnings, even if it means he has to walk all the way.

Eventually, his youngest son David (Will Forte) relents and offers to drive him there, though the pair of them make a long detour to the town they left decades ago. Through increasingly tense encounters with long-abandoned cousins and neighbours, David begins to learn more about the quiet father, as well as a thing or two about small town existence.

Director Alexander Payne (The Descendents) continues his unbroken run of Oscar-nominated films with this beautifully-shot and gently funny drama.

Getaway (New to Rent)
Ethan Hawke is a washed-up racing driver. One night, his wife is kidnapped by a stranger who appears only as a voice over the phone. Stealing a muscle car (along with its owner Selea Gomez), he’s thrown into a race against time, where he must follow every instruction given to him by the mystery villain.

Unlikely Hero
This week in misleading promotional material: there’s this independent comedy from 2009.

Originally titled Paper Man, its poster implies that this is a superhero film starring Ryan Reynolds. In fact, it’s a comic-drama about a washed-up writer (Jeff Daniels) who moves away to a small town and befriends a teenage girl (Emma Stone). The only preventing him from moving on with his life is his only friend, a superhero who only exists in his imagination.

For a film we’ve never heard of, it sure does have a lot of stars.

Walking With Dinosaurs
Back in 1999, the BBC made a series called Walking with Dinosaurs. Using what was then cutting-edge technology, they were able to make a Richard Attenborough-style nature documentary about animals that were long extinct.

This film, made by BBC Earth shares the same name as that TV show. However, in place of a ‘realistic’ approach, Walking with Dinosaurs goes down the Ice Age route, complete with talking cretaceous critters. It even has Ice Age star John Leguizamo voicing the main character, a prehistoric bird!

This is definitely your family film of the week!

Moshi Monsters: The Movie
We’ll be the first to admit we hadn’t heard of Moshi Monsters until this week. According to Wikipedia, it’s a popular website that allows kids to raise one of six monster and communicate with other kids who are simultaneously raising their own adorable monsters. With 87 million registered users worldwide, it seems they’re somewhat of a phenomenon.

In this musical movie adventure, kids will see these adorable monsters set off on an adventure to “stop evil Dr. Strangeglove and his incompetent Glump sidekick Fishlips from pulverising the recently discovered Great Moshling Egg.”

If any of this makes sense to you or your child, you’ll probably want to line up this movie for an Easter Holiday afternoon.


True Detective Season 1
Ever since Breaking Bad finished last summer, fans of darkly entertaining TV have been waiting for their next fix. With the debut of this new series from HBO, their prayers were answered. As with every great show on American TV these days, these 10 episodes play out like a smouldering crime novel. Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey are a pair of state police investigators on the trail of a pagan serial killer in Louisiana.

From the very start, the action flits between the mid-90s and present day, showing us very different side of these characters. Not only are we compelled to discover the motives and identity of the killer, we’re presented with a mystery of what happened to these two complex detectives.

McConaughey, fresh from his Oscar win, is in true barnstorming mode as Rust Cohle: a methodical savant on the verge of a break down. Harrelson is tremendous as well – but with Cohle, McConaughey has created a classic TV character that easily sits alongside men like Tony Soprano and Walter White.

WWE: Royal Rumble 2014
With news of The Ultimate Warrior’s passing last week, what better way is there to celebrate his life than to crack open a beer and watch the Royal Rumble? Fifty men enter the ring but only one shall emerge victorious: that is the nature of the beast. Apart from the main event, there’s a great match-up between superstars Brock Lesnar and Big Show, as well as a WWE title match between Randy Orton and John Cena.

Wrasslin’ fans: this one’s for you.

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Apr 11 2014

‘Frozen’ Kids Competition Winners!

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With Disney’s beautifully imagined smash hit Frozen available on blinkbox, we thought we’d celebrate by giving away this fantastic Disney Prize Pack to two budding artists!


Thanks to everyone who took part. We received lots of brilliant entries, everyone who entered should be very proud!

It was an incredibly difficult task choosing between all the creative ideas, so we decided to include some honourable mentions, each of whom will win a £10 blinkbox voucher! Here’s the list of our absolute favourites:


The McAlinden Family

We loved the scale of these – a great addition to any bedroom wall!


Evie (4) and Ella (6)

We admit that we may have been won over by that adorable outfit.



What a great idea! And they look delicious – we know what we’re doing tonight…




Great use of modelling clay – just look at that smile!


Huntly Hammie and his daughter!

We absolutely loved this – we want one in the office, does she take commissions?!


Thanks to everyone who entered! We will be contacting the winners shortly. Have a great weekend!

Apr 11 2014

Win £100 blinkbox Credit with our ‘Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug’ Riddle

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Update: The competition is now closed. We will be in contact with the winner very shortly. Thanks for entering

In The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) heads into the bowels of The Lonely Mountain and discovers an enormous cavern filled with golden treasures.

For our competition this week, we’re giving you the chance to escape with your very own bounty. But instead of gold, this treasure will come in the form of £100 blinkbox credit!

Update: The competition is now closed. We will be in contact with the winner very shortly. Thanks for entering

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is now available to buy and rent