“As Tom Cruise said to me…”
YOUNG people in
Southport get chance to win a visit from film expert for their
learning centre. Ever wondered what Tom Cruise is really like in the
Young film fans in
Southport have the unique chance to win a visit to their learning
centre from one of the nation’s top film critics as part of the
Young Film Reviewer of the Year competition in association
with Connexions Card and Vue Cinema at Ocean Drive.
Dan Jolin, Reviews Editor of Empire, the UK’s top-selling film
entertainment magazine will be visiting the school or college of the
winning reviewer to give a talk and answer questions on film as part
of the competition’s first prize. It will provide a unique chance
for other film fans at the winner’s learning centre to ask Dan about
what makes a great film, plus an insider’s view on his life as a
cinema reviewer including the stars he has met and interviewed such
as Tom Cruise and Halle Berry. Dan is head judge of the Young Film
Reviewer of the Year which gives young people a chance to make their
feelings on film heard with the launch of a competition to discover
hidden critical talent.
Anyone aged between 15 to 19 and fed up with taking their lead from
adults on what makes a blockbuster or a tragic turkey is eligible
for entry. All they require is a pen and paper or access to email.
Judges will be looking for creative writing about not only the film
they’ve watched but a piece of writing that captures the entire
cinema experience to convey exactly what its like watching a film in
For tips on film reviewing and how to enter, young people can either
or visit their local Vue Cinema, Ocean Drive, Marine Drive for a
Entrants must send a short and sweet review (600 words) of one of
the following films on general release before the closing date of
Monday 24 October 2005:-
· Pride and Prejudice
· The Longest Yard
· Oliver Twist
· Wallace and Gromit and the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Budding reviewers can take any angle they want; from the way the
film made them feel, the reaction to a specific scene or an actor’s
performance and put their personal stamp on it. The reviews can be
as bold, creative, witty or as bitchy as they like, as long as
they’re clean. The winning Young Film Reviewer of the Year will win
an amazing home cinema system and TV, plus a 6-month pass to watch
films at any Vue Cinema across Britain free of charge. Five
runners-up will also receive a pass for 3 months.
Dan Jolin, Reviews Editor, Empire magazine and chair of the judging
panel offers some advice:- “A good
review is knowledgeable and authoritative as well as lively,
original and engaging for its readers. This is a film review
competition with a difference, the young film reviewer must write a
piece that captures the entire cinema experience from the
perspective of someone living in Southport.”
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ABOARD FOR THE SPACE CITY TOUR…
TO celebrate the
launch of its latest new Liverpool project, SPACE Developments
invites you to jump on board one of its guided historical bus tours
of the city centre.
Dating back to the 1880s, the company’s stylish Westminster Chambers
development, situated on the corner of Crosshall Street and Dale
Street, is an impressive Grade II listed building in the city’s
thriving commercial quarter.
With work now well under way on creating 62 highly individual and
distinctive duplex and single storey apartments, the Lord Mayor of
Liverpool Councillor Alan Dean officially open Westminster Chambers
on Thursday 13 October.
This marked the start of five days exclusive bus tours around the
city centre undertaken by local historian and architecture expert
John Edwards. It takes in Liverpool’s most historic buildings with
architecture dating back to the same late Victorian era whilst
giving a flavour of their fascinating individual histories.
Only three more days are left:-
Monday 17 October – Places still available
Tuesday 18 October – Places still available
Wednesday 19 October – Places still available
Places are limited and are being snapped up fast so reserve your
place as quick as you can!
The big red bus tour will start and terminate at Westminster
Chambers giving you plenty of time to visit the show apartment and
Marketing Suite. To reserve your seat, please call 0151 231 6100.
Book Review:- "50 FABULOUS WALKS in England's North West"
ISSUED by the
Northwest Regional Development Agency and is linked to ITV's 50th
Birthday celebrations and its campaign 'Britain on the Move'.
This is a great find, useful for experienced hikers and for casual
walkers alike with a good range of walks from easy strols to more
strenuous challenges. The routes appear clearly explained and are
accompanied by interesting details and comments from a group of
celebrities to wet the appetite further.
Definitaly a book to make you get your boots (or trainers) on and
stride out. For more information about this book see
Our vedict:- Four out of