Film Review:- "Vampires Suck"
is basically a vampire film for people who have had enough of the
torrent of vampire themed movies and TV series, such as The Vampire
Diaries, being pushed out from the US. In a nutshell, it’s a spoof
of the Twilight Saga with references to other teen culture films and
shows like iCarly on Nickelodeon. The cast, headed by Jenn Proske,
Matt Lanter and Chris Riggi who play Becca Crane, Edward Sullen and
Jacob White, are quite good look-alikes for the Twilight cast and
the plot loosely follows that of the Twilight movies – girl moves to
small town, meets boy who just happens to be a vampire, falls in
love, and has a werewolf who’s in love with her - but you don’t need
to see the originals to follow the plot – such as it is. The jokes
in the film are, as you would expect from the writers of ‘Meet
The Spartans’ and ‘Disaster Movie’ – Jason
Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, fairly obvious and mostly bodily
functions, sex and toilet-based, such as the scene in Becca’s
bedroom when Edward says to Becca’s sleeping form that just her
breathing is a gift to him which is immediately followed by an
extremely loud fart which causes Edward to dive through the window.
Personally, I think that as a movie aimed at teens, it is probably
pitched just about right, but anybody outside of that age range
might find it a bit hit and miss in both the plot and humour
department - a bit like I felt ‘Epic Movie’ to be.
Don’t get me wrong, in the places where it works is quitewell, but
where it doesn’t, it falls very flat indeed. If I were to give it a
rating out of 10, I’d probably have to give it around a 6 or at best
Southport & Mersey Reporter rating:-
3 out of 5
Cast:- Jenn Proske as Rebecca "Becca" Crane; Matt Lanter as Edward
Sullen; Diedrich Bader as Frank Crane; Christopher N. Riggi as Jacob
White; Ken Jeong as Daro; Anneliese van der Pol as Jennifer; Arielle
Kebbel as Rachel; B.J. Britt as Antoine; Charlie Weber as Jack;
Emily Brobst as June; Bradley Dodds as Salvatore; Mike Mayhall as
Nicholas; Rett Terrell as Max; Stephanie Fischer as Rosalyn; Nick
Eversman as Jeremiah; Zane Holtz as Alex; Crista Flanagan as Eden;
Jeff Witzke as Dr. Carlton; Jun Hee Lee as Derric; Kelsey Ford as
Iris; David DeLuise as Fisherman Scully; Krystal Mayo as Buffy the
Vampire Slayer; Ike Barinholtz as Bobby White; Dave Foley as
Principal Smith; Helena Barrett as Alice and Matthew Warzel as John
Running time:- 86 minutes.
For Edge Hill Station
chair, Councillor Mark Dowd, is to launch a campaign to raise the
profile of Edge Hill as the oldest working railway station in the
Councillor Dowd, a former engine driver, said:- “Millions pass
through Edge Hill every year, but only a small percentage have any
knowledge of, or give a thought to its history. This station is a
jewel in the heritage of our region and needs to be recognised.
Initially perhaps this recognition could be in the form of a banner
proclaiming the facts and raising awareness of the importance of
A working party to explore the potential of Edge Hill Station as a
tourist attraction has been set up by Merseytravel with the support
of all three political parties and the rail companies serving the
Representatives from the National Rail Museum in York are to be
invited to discuss further developments.
Councillor Dowd added:- “Tourism is an important industry on
Merseyside and Merseytravel‘s own contribution is in the region of
£34 million a year with the equivalent of more than 700 full-time
jobs. Edge Hill station has the potential to help us increase our
tourism offer to visitors. How many of our visitors arriving from
all parts of the world know of this unique attraction which began
the explosion of world railway domination?”
"The Games" World Premiere In Liverpool
theatre company, Spike Theatre is delighted to unveil its brand new
show The Games, the second in their trilogy of stories inspired by
Taking inspiration from the ancient Olympics, this world premiere
production will showcase this autumn on the penultimate leg of a
national tour at Unity Theatre.
The Games is a hilarious tale of three athletes, all with
aspirations of greatness, who are poised to compete in the largest
sporting event in the ancient world, ‘The Games’. They
are drastically under-funded, completely under-prepared and totally
out of their depth as they take on the heroes of ancient Greece.
This all-new show features a collaboration with Toby Park of
internationally renowned comedy theatre company Spymonkey who will
co-direct and compose the piece.
Park will co-direct with Spike Artistic Director Mark Smith, and
Spike Theatre are proud to continue their work with talented
newcomers, introducing designer Colin Eccleston, who promises epic
sets and innovative uses for sporting equipment. The Games will pack
a Herculean punch full of comedy, music and a lot of falling about,
guaranteeing a great night at the theatre.
The show is on Friday, 22 October 2010 and Saturday, 23 October
2010. To book tickets you can call the Box Office on:- 0844 873 2888
also you can visit:-
Tickets:- £10.00 with concessions at £8.00 and the show starts at
times on both nights will be 8.00pm.
Guild of Artisan Chocolatiers arrives in Chocolate Week
UK Guild of Artisan Chocolatiers has been launched this week by
three passionate chocolatiers, Angela Ruthven, Dawn Shrives and Bala
Croman. These three ladies strongly believe that the increasing
number of Artisan Chocolatiers across the UK need to work together
to enhance the offering to the public.
Angela, Dawn and Bala have turned their passion for chocolate into
local independent businesses, and over the years been supporting
each other through the normal trial and tribulations of business, as
well as through the unique workings of chocolate. They now believe
that it is time to bring their passion and expertise to the rest of
The Guild aims to make its logo a mark of true quality that
consumers will instantly recognise.
Membership of the Guild is carefully vetted and once accepted shows
that the Chocolaterie / Chocolatier:-
► uses only ‘real chocolate’ and quality ingredients.
► Is knowledgeable, creative, enthusiastic and skilled.
► makes chocolate by hand, in small batches
The Guild is an association for sole and micro manufacturers of
quality handmade chocolates and related products. Members of the
Guild have been selected because of their high standards and
dedication to their craft.
Also you can find out more by contacting Bala by going to:- The
Chocolate Cellar on Hanover St., Liverpool. You can also
contact her by calling:- 0151 200 2202. Also by going