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Knight Of Cups DVD Giveaway!

Posted on 24 August 2016 by Chris Ford

From Terrence Malick director, and starring Academy Award winners Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman , The Knight of Cups is a tale of meditation on love, fate and fame.

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To celebrate the DVD and Blu-Ray Release of Knight of Cups which is out now we have been kindly given a copy of the movie on DVD to giveaway to one lucky reader.

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To be in with a chance of winning just email us at enterthecomp@gmail.com  telling us which superhero did Christian Bale once famously play?

A winner will be picked at random on the 1st September 2016 from correct answers.

Knight Of Cups is available to own on Digital Download from 15th August and on DVD and Blu-ray on 22nd August 2016    

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The Future Is 4K

Posted on 23 August 2016 by Chris Ford

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Unless you have been living under a rock for the past few years then you have probably noticed the term 4K popping up everywhere. 4K, also known as Ultra HD, refers to a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That’s four times the 1920 x 1080 pixels found in a full HD TV. The extra resolution of 4K images adds better definition and clarity to the picture. The result is images that look incredibly life-like, more like looking through a window than watching TV. 4K is especially effective on very large screens – so ideally you’ll go for a 65-inch set or even bigger. Let’s just say it is like having a cinema at home.

If you are thinking of going 4K then the Panasonic 4K TV range is an outstanding selection of next generation televisions with cutting edge features and designs for the ultimate in home cinema entertainment. From the 4K Ultra HD which delivers 4 times the picture resolution of a normal HD TV, to the curved CR730 with refined build quality and striking lines, to the just released 4K Premium Pro – with its Professional Cinema Display for outstanding colour, clarity and brightness, as well as a beautiful sleek Art & Interior Design, it truly is a masterpiece in television. Oh, it is tuned by Hollywood filmmakers.

4K has well and truly landed and it might well be the perfect time to jump aboard the spaceship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘From Still to Bar’ an immersive experience

‘From Still to Bar’ an immersive experience

Posted on 16 August 2016 by Chris Ford

‘From Still to Bar’ is a concept developed by the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET), the largest global provider of wine and spirit qualifications, as a fun way to impart some booze-based knowledge on us all.
The idea is, you go along to a participating bar – in our case the luxurious confines of The Punch Room in London’s west end – where you’re greeted with a flight of three spirits and an iPod mini loaded with an audio tasting guide by WSET expert Will Lowe.IMG_7045
At The Punch Room, we were given a flight of gins, and sipped them in turn while the informative podcast guided us through the three offerings.
Once we had tasted all three, we had then to decide which we preferred. I chose the Tanqueray 10, while my girlfriend favoured the offering from Botanist. We told the waiter who then made us a cocktail based on our preferences.
My cocktail using the Tanqueray 10 featured fresh mint, lemon juice and elderflower which I thought really complimented the gin without overpowering the flavours.
Kate’s cocktail featuring the Botanist gin had lime juice, cherry liqueur and a splash of cranberry juice which she raved about.

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We both thought the experience was excellent value at only £15 including the flight of gin, the cocktail and the podcast provided a fantastic way to educate ourselves about a spirit that before then neither of us knew much about.
The gin tasting ‘From Still to Bar’ at The Punch Room is available throughout August and the whisky version will at the Lockhart London in November.

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Doritos A vs B; which will you eliminate?

Posted on 10 August 2016 by Chris Ford

I think crisp wise Doritos are probably my favourite snack, my go to flavour is of course Tangy cheese but the Chili is a close second.

Now Doritos have  unleashed two mysterious new flavours; Doritos A and Doritos B.

Doritos A is Sizzling Salsa flavour, the opposition, is a Ultimate Cheeseburger flavour, but only one will withstand elimination as the public takes to vote.

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Having tried both I can without a doubt say my fave is the Salsa, I thought it would be Cheeseburger which to be fair doest really taste like a cheese burger but the salsa flavour packs a moreish tomato punch that taste every bit like salsa to me.

For a limited time only, try both before deciding which flavour you’ll eliminate, revealing your boldest idea of how Doritos should banish it. Whether it’s getting a T-Rex to trample on it, or turning the tables and having it smashed to smithereens by a piñata, Doritos will  choose the boldest and most creative entry and make it happen with a funny animation to share with your mates. What’s more, you could win a whopping £20,000 for your idea if your idea is selected as the winner if that isn’t  insentive enough I dont know what is?

 

To enter, simply tweet  @DoritosUK and tell them whether you’d eliminate #DoritosA or #DoritosB and how they should do it.

 

Doritos A and Doritos B flavours have an RRP of £1.99 for a 200g bag and are available for a limited time only alongside the existing Doritos range from stores nationwide. For more information visit https://aorb.doritos.com/en. Full terms and conditions apply, see www.doritos.co.uk.

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MÖVENPICK ICE CREAM RELEASES NEW RANGE IN TIME FOR SUMMER

Posted on 05 August 2016 by Chris Ford

MÖVENPICK is a brand of ice cream I’ve heard of before but never tried so was curious when I was sent a couple of new flavours from them to try.

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I think first off you can tell the product is good quality the stand out flavour for me out of the few I tried was , was the brand new Passionfruit & Mango Sorbet,  I love sorbet anyway but the tiny pieces of fruit scattered in there were unexpected and so tasty and refreshing on these hot days we have been having.

Now available in 500ml tubs, the new flavour joins Vanilla Dream, Swiss Chocolate, Strawberry, Caramelita, Maple Walnut and Raspberry & Strawberry Sorbet, theres something for every taste.

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Mövenpick Ice Cream is made using naturally sourced ingredients from all over the world, whether it’s 65% Maracaibo cocoa beans from Venezuela, or handcrafted caramel pieces from Basel in Switzerland. Each scoop contains real pieces of fruit, chocolate or nuts, as well as ripples of syrup or sauce, promising the same exquisite taste with every mouthful.

MÖVENPICK ice cream is available now from Ocado with a RRP of £4.99 for a 500ml tub

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Honest Brew Howlers

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Chris Ford

You have heard of Growlers right? well now welcome Howlers!

Howlers are the new addition from the beers gurus at HonestBrew and are designed to be super convenient to receive and enjoyed anywhere, perfect for summer picnics, etc. Taking inspiration from the traditional growler fill – a litre of fresh beer taken directly from the brewery – HonestBrew Howlers deliver three cans of the finest and most exciting craft beer from around the world straight to your door. HonestBrew are passionate about micro-brewies, the beer they produce, and canned craft beer. Each Howler contains three cans of beer packaged in telescopic containers, making it easy to take them wherever you need beer to go. The collection includes the Hoppy Howler, Spring Session Howler, Beavertown Howler, Wild Beer Co Howler and Magic Rock Howler.
Honest Brew kindly sent me one of their Howlers to errm inspect and what a awesome selection!
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Prices are from £7 and Howlers are available from https://honestbrew.co.uk/howler/
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5 Superhero Mash-Ups That Would Be A Blast

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Chris Ford

We’ve been in the age of superhero movies for a while now, but ever since 2012 even that genre has transformed a little bit. Back then, a superhero film usually depicted a single hero, either in an origin story or in a complex battle against a unique new threat. But with 2012’s The Avengers and many movies we’ve seen since, the genre has become more focused on showing heroes together on screen, either working together or, as with some of this year’s biggest films, clashing against one another. It’s proven to be extraordinarily effective; with more heroes on screen, there’s just that much more for fans to get excited about.

We’ve seen a lot of these superhero mash-ups already. The Avengers and its sequel put together a whole team of iconic superheroes; Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice put Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman all on screen. Captain America: Civil War introduced Spider-Man to the Avengers, and even in the second season of Daredevil on Netflix we saw multiple superheroes coming together. But there are plenty of other superhero mash-ups that we haven’t seen, and that we likely never will.

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Just for fun, here are five that would make for incredible movies.

Batman & Iron Man

It’s been argued that Black Panther is the answer to Batman, and while there are definitely similarities between them, Iron Man is the more prominent pairing for the Caped Crusader. This one’s not too hard to figure out. Both are essentially billionaires who create amazing superhero suits in which they can effectively fight crime. Batman may depend more on fighting ability while Iron Man relies almost entirely on technology, but for both men the true power is in wealth and intelligence. It would be very cool to see them joining forces on screen, perhaps in a more political film that would see their considerable resources put to use in an international conflict (rather than against any old super villain or alien threat).

Wonder Woman & Thor

Sure, Thor is kind of supposed to end up with Jane Foster, and their romance has been so real on screen that Chris Hemsworth’s actual wife once stepped in for a kissing scene and nobody noticed the difference. But if we forget about the Hemsworth-Natalie Portman pairing that already exists in film, Wonder Woman seems like a perfect match. She’s at least quasi-immortal, is usually described as the daughter of Zeus, and is about as strong as Thor, seemingly. What better match could there be than the son and daughter of Odin and Zeus, respectively? As for how this movie would go, it would have to be very self-aware, because a romantic superhero adventure featuring two prominent comic demigods would inevitably be over-the-top. It would be fun to see them take on the titans or some other force from the Greek mythology that makes up Wonder Woman’s background (gi
ven that we’ve already seen the Asgardians of Thor’s history in Thor and Thor 2).

Wolverine & Spider-Man

There may actually be a tiny possibility that this one happens. The two are at least part of the same comic empire, and they actually complement one another in a roulette arcade featured among a selection of similar games online. Wolverine, Spider-Man, and a few of the Avengers provide some character and background for an experience that would otherwise be typical of casino arcades. But the roulette game isn’t based on any particular movie or comic, so the idea of a Wolverine-Spidey mash-up is still pretty much left to our imaginations. Still, how fun would it be to see one of the most gruff and serious superheroes alongside one of the most carefree and wisecracking? Perhaps a Wolverine-Deadpool collaboration would be similarly entertaining (and is more realistic), but imagining a film in which Wolverine is dragged into a New York crime scene and has to fight with Spider-Man for justice is a lot of fun.

Moon Knight & Black Panther

Both Moon Knight and Black Panther are covert warriors who gain mysterious powers in Africa. The risk with a mash-up of these two would be furthering the harmful misconception that Africa is a single entity rather than a collection of very different countries. However, because Black Panther hails from a fictional country, he could be said to neighbor Egypt (where the Moon Knight gains his powers) to make things a little bit more plausible. Looking past geography, these two just make sense as a crime-fighting duo. It’s a pairing that’s perfectly possible given that they also belong to the same studio, and Moon Knight has yet to be introduced in film. It’s been the topic of a lengthy discussion, so it’s at least on fans’ minds. But if nothing else, you can at least play with both of these characters in the Contest Of Champions mobile game.

Namor & Aquaman

Finally, this one is almost too easy. The two characters belong to different companies—like other pairings on this list—so it’s unlikely we’ll ever see it. But as aquatic superheroes, both Namor and Aquaman are somewhat isolated by nature. They’re not exactly the same character but they’re pretty close, and as such they could form a natural, compelling, and entertaining dynamic duo of ocean-based superheroism. We’ll get our first look at Aquaman (to be played by Jason Momoa) in 2018, but so far there’s no word of Namor getting a cinematic appearance.

It may be that we never see any of these. But in the age of superhero mash-ups, they would sure be a lot of fun. And this is only touching on the unlimited combinations that could (and might) be thought up.

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Highlander – 30th Anniversary Re-Release

Posted on 02 August 2016 by Chris Ford

 

I’ve always been a film collector, mainly the classics or what I consider classics anyway! And Highlander has always been a classic movie for me but the past video and DVD releases have quite frankly looked terrible, I guess the source material has suffered over the years which could be why this 30th Anniversary release was deemed worthwhile.

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Sourced from a brand new 4K restoration of the film right off the bat it is very impressive and blows previous releases out the water, colours are clear detailed and quite frankly the film almost looks like it was made in 2016.

Sound wise the Bluray sounds spot on with clear dialogue and action, the films sound isn’t exactly a benchmark for 5.1 sound but it was made in the mid-eighties so that forgivable and to be honest not needed.

Extras wise we get a couple of great interviews from Director Russell Mulcahy as well as Christopher Lambert himself, both offering a nice insight into the making of the movie and their views all these years on. We also get a commentary track from Director Russell Mulcahy which is cool if that’s your sort of thing, it’s not really mine.

Also included are a few deleted /extended scenes with patchy audio, to be honest you can see why these scenes were trimmed down originally and don’t seem to offer much in the way of story progression.

I won’t go into the film itself as you will doubtless know the tale if you have read this far already, I do though thoroughly recommend this Blu Ray and a great way to spend a few how with the Immortals.

 

Highlander – 30th Anniversary is out now on both Blu-Ray and DVD

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