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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ – all you need to know!

We love a good Disney film here at Maximum Pop!, so you can only imagine our excitement when we were invited to an early screening of Disney’s new animation, ‘Frozen’. Here are all the deets that you need to know about the film plus some brilliant pictures. Trust us, it’s amazing!

Walt Disney’s animation ‘Frozen’ is out in cinemas on December 6th.

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CLOSED! Win tickets to the world premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Congratulations to the winner of a pair of tickets to the Catching Fire Premiere Verity H. An email with all the details is on its way to you. Everyone else, loads more competitions coming very soon!

To celebrate the release of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth (in cinemas November 21st), we have a very exciting competition for you. We are offering a lucky reader and a friend the chance to walk the red carpet at the film’s world premiere in London on November 11th.

THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.

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Thor: The Dark World: 5 Things You Need To Know

We haven’t loved a high octane, hammer wielding superhero as much as Thor since Super Mario! Those luscious locks, the rippling biceps and all this action… we had high expectations. Thankfully, Thor’s second outing is as good, if not even better, than his first!

Here’s 5 things you need to know about Thor: The Dark World:

1 Forget Thor… with in 20 minutes of the flick opening, we had rechristened Chris Hemsworth’s mythic hero “Phwoar” after a shot of some muscly nips!

2Make sure you bring some Kleenex with you! This movie is an emotional ride, almost as tearjerkingly upsetting as The Notebook- okay, maybe not quite that sad.

3 Natalie Portman looks absolutely stunning throughout the movie and even rocks some ancient nordic fashion. We could see the tunic and breastplates making a comeback next season.

 The first Thor film was set mainly in our world, but this time around we see Thor travel through lots of different worlds that look amazing on the big screen.

5 In true Marvel fashion, there is an epic cliffhanger at the end. Why do we have to wait for 2 years to find out what happens next!?

Check out the trailer below and be sure to check Thor: The Dark World out when it hits cinemas today!

CLOSED: Win a Kindle Fire HD & tickets to see ‘Romeo & Juliet’

The lucky winner of a Kindle Fire HD and a pair of cinema vouchers for Odeon is Abigail Edkins. Congrats! Our runners-up were Toby Belcher and Emma Gillingham who both win a pair of Odeon vouchers each! We hope you enjoy guys.

We love a good love story here at MP! Towers (Edward & Bella, Ron & Hermoine, Zayn & Perrie, the list goes on) so when we heard that the greatest love story of all, ‘Romeo & Juliet’ will be hitting cinema screens this autumn we got VERY excited! To celebrate the release of ‘Romeo & Juliet’, in cinemas October 11th, we are offering you the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD and some cinema tickets!

The most passionate tale of Romeo and his Juliet is captured for a new generation by an all-star line up, breathing new life into the names of the most famous lovers of all time. Starring Douglas Booth (‘Great Expectations’) as Romeo and Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) as Juliet, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Stellan Skarsgård and Christian Cooke.

Watch the trailer below, fill out the competition form and don’t forget to follow @romeojulietfilm and RomeoAndJulietTheFilm on Facebook.

Terms & Conditions

  • The competition is open to all UK residents, excluding households of employees of MaximumPop!, Entertainment Films, their agents or anyone professionally associated with this promotion.
  • Closing date for entries is 11/10/13
  • 1 x star prize winner will win a 16GB Kindle Fire HD, leather-style case, charger and 1 x pair of Odeon cinema vouchers.
  • 2 x runners up will each win a pair of Odeon cinema vouchers.
  • No cash alternative is available; prizes are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • By entering this prize draw, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by the conditions.
  • Only one entry per household is permitted.
  • The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
  • All prizes are subject to availability; if prize cannot be honoured then a prize of the same perceived value will be supplied.
  • Details are accurate at time of print.
  • The Odeon cinema vouchers may be used to admit the authorised bearer to view any advertised performance of a film showing at any Odeon, UCI or thefilmworks cinema in the UK and ROI excluding the following cinemas; Camden, Covent Garden, Kensington, Leicester Square, Leicester Square Mezzanine, Marble Arch, Panton Street, Swiss Cottage, Tottenham Court Road, Wardour Street & West End. The tickets will expire on 31/7/14.
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MP! Reviews Mortal Instruments: City Of Bones

Maximum Pop! film buff Jon Hornbuckle went along to a top secret screening of City of Bones, the first film of the Mortal Instruments saga. Here’s what he thought…

The Mortal Instruments is a series of books by author Cassandra Clare and City of Bones is the first of six! It’s already confirmed that the second book, City of Ashes, is also due to be adapted into a film and will be released in 2014.

The cast includes Lily Collins (starred in Abduction with Taylor Lautner – swoon!) and Jamie Campbell-Bower who has starred in the Twilight movies and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you’re a fan of those films then you’re guaranteed to love Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

The plot revolves around a young girl called Clary (Lily Collins), who discovers she is a Shadowhunter, a half-angel warrior. After a bizarre string of events and her Mum disappearing, Clary must join forces with other Shadowhunters to defeat demons posing as humans.

There are some genuinely scary moments in this film or maybe we’re just not very brave? But it’s jam packed with action and twists that will keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. It’s a little complicated remembering all the different groups of baddies but after a while it’s easy to get to grips with.

Yes, there’s a love triangle. But then that’s why we love these films, isn’t it!? Beneath all the action, the scary moments and great storylines, it all comes down to unlikely characters getting romantic and then off and on and off- it’s like a film version of R-Patz and K-Stew… oh wait, wasn’t that what Twilight was?

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones is out now!

Here’s a trailer, check it out…

Monsters University – 5 Things You Should Know

Here at MP! Towers, we love Pixar movies and Monsters Inc is one of our all time favourites. We were ecstatic when the clever arty folk at Pixar have decided to do a prequel to that classic film which is out in the UK on July 12th. Our film buff Jon Hornbuckle attended one of the first screenings in the world of Monsters University and here is his list of 5 things you should know!

1 Monsters University is a prequel to the original Monsters Inc film so we get to see Mike and Sully as kids and how they met at university. We weren’t sure about this idea at first but it lends itself to loads of jokes which just keep coming thick and fast throughout the entire film.

2 Mike and Sully haven’t always been chums. They begin the film as frenemies then they are enemies, then friends, then frenemies and finally BFF’s. Phew, and we thought our friendship groups were dramatic!

3 Monsters University makes plenty of references to Monsters Inc but doesn’t rely upon making cheap jokes or using the same characters. We do get to see Randall as a good guy though and we learn how he became the villain who we all grew up scared of!

 The best bits in the film are the Scare Games which is sort of like the Olympics for monsters. Mike’s team doesn’t seem like athletes but they train hard and well, if I told you anymore I might ruin it for you!

5If you are still undecided whether you want to see the flick, even after all the great stuff we listed, then take one look at how cute Mike looks here and you won’t be able to resist.

 

 

Monsters University is out on 12th July and it gets our seal of approval!

CLOSED: Miley Cyrus’ new film ‘So Undercover’

Hurrah! Did you win? You did if your names is one of the names here:

Twitter winners: @sarahapplebyy, @chrissymcnally, @tinytamzx and @iamdanieljlacey

Details for the lucky winners will follow soon. If you missed out this time you can still buy the DVD here

Miley Cyrus has been a busy bee, what with writing her new album with Snoopdogg and Pharrell and making all her wedding plans. But she’s also found time to star in a fabulous new film, ‘So Undercover’ which is released on DVD on Monday 1st April. We have EIGHT copies of the DVD to give away to you, our beloved Maximumpop readers.

She may be a tough-as-nails, street-smart private investigator, but when total tomboy Molly (played by our girl Miley) is drafted by the FBI to go undercover within a college sorority, she finds that she’s way out of her class among a sisterhood of snooty, high maintenance, materialistic college girls. However, Molly accepts the pledge to protect one of the society debs, who holds key information which will be used at a trial where her father is about to testify against the mob. Despite being the opposite of her new “sisters,” Molly has to suck it up and bond with obnoxious upper crust trust fund babies if she’s going to succeed in her top-secret mission.

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The film also stars Josh Bowman, Kelly Osbourne and Jeremy Piven and is the perfect accompaniment to a pizza and ice-cream fuelled girls night-in. Available to own and enjoy on DVD and Digital Download from 1st April – you can pre-order your copy here: http://j.mp/SoUndercoverDVD

Please note all winners must live in the UK.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation – MP! at the movies

Not sure what to see at the cinema this Easter? If you’re looking for a non-stop action film, then look no further than G.I. Joe: Retaliation the explosion filled adventure that’s full of ninjas, bad ass girls and jaw dropping action scenes. 

Jon Hornbuckle was at the world premiere of G.I. Joe: Retaliation last week to give you his verdict. 

The film is directed by Jon M. Chu, (the same guy behind Justin Bieber’s Never Say Never movie)and stars Channing Tatum and Bruce Willis alongside Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. HUNK OVERLOAD.

In this sequel to 2009’s G.I. Joe: The Rise Of Cobra, The G.I. Joe’s are being wiped out and the remaining survivors must fight alongside their enemies to defeat an even bigger threat which could see the end of the world! (Sounds dramatic, right?)

There’s some awesome special effects, including a scene where London is totally demolished (scary stuff!) plenty of twists and turns and non-stop action. Whilst it may be cheesy in places, it’s still one hell of a roller coaster ride that you won’t want to miss this Easter!

Win! – Kindle Fire HD & tickets to see ‘The Host’

We at MP! couldn’t get enough of the Twilight Saga, so we’re very excited about hugely-anticipated new film ‘The Host’, based on the  book by Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer, which is in cinemas from Friday 29th March. To celebrate its release we’re offering one lucky reader a 16GB Kindle Fire HD with a case and charger and two tickets to see the film. Two runners-up will also each win a pair of cinema tickets.

What if everything you love was taken away from you in the blink of an eye? When an unseen enemy threatens mankind by taking over their bodies and erasing their memories, Melanie Stryder (Saorise Ronan) will risk everything to protect the people she cares most about – Jared (Max Irons), Ian (Jake Abel), her brother Jamie (Chandler Canterbury) and her Uncle Jeb (William Hurt), proving that love can conquer all in a dangerous new world.

Watch the trailer for the film below. Don’t forget to follow @TheHostFilmUK and like TheHostMovieUK on facebook

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The Croods – 5 Things You Should Know

Dreamworks have been busy recently.  As well as working on sequels to ‘Madagascar’, ‘Kung Fu Panda’ and ‘How To Train Your Dragon’, they are about to release the first installment of a new franchise – ‘The Croods’.

A full review will come from MP’s film reporter, Jon Hornbuckle soon but first, here are 5 things you need to know about what’s about to become your favourite film.

1 ‘The Croods’ follows the story of a cavegirl called Eep and her family as they try to survive what they think is the end of the world with the help of Guy, a boy who Eep has a big old crush on and who can blame her? He’s clever AND cute.

2The cast includes Hollywood’s ‘girl of the moment’ Emma Stone, the hunky Ryan Reynolds and action hero icon, Nicolas Cage.

3 ‘The Croods’ was originally going to be made by Aardman, the insanely talented people behind ‘Wallace & Gromit’. We love Aardman but the 3D and CGI in ‘The Croods’ is so amazing that we couldn’t imagine it being done any other way!

 There are a few similarities to Pixar’s ‘Brave’. What is it with all these ginger girls taking over recently?!

5 X Factor legend, Sinitta loved it after watching a preview this weekend. She described it as amazing and why would Sinitta lie to you?!


The Croods is released in UK cinemas on Friday 22nd March 2013.