Going to the Cinema

Hi everyone, if like me your a big film fan then getting to the cinema to see the latest big film is a must, so here’s a few different things to keep in mind if your looking for a movie fix while living in the Ormskirk area.


The arts center within Edge Hill does show films year round, they don’t have as much choice but occasionally you might find something that isn’t out on DVD and you haven’t seen yet, for a few pound, additionally there is a free film Friday that runs most of the academic year that runs a selection of classic films and  newer films like Deadpool 2, and again it’s free so what’s not to like.


Southport is another option from Ormskirk via bus for cheap, the VUE cinema there is good value for money at around £5 a ticket so definitely a good option if you want to see the latest films.


On the other hand I most frequent the Liverpool One Odeon cinema, while it can be expensive, prices have dropped to a more reasonable level across the board with a student ticket now costing between £7 or £8. The cinema itself has nice big screens and comfy chairs and its location means it is a great place to visit after shopping or before eating out.


It’s also worth remembering that there are various deals on cinema tickets to be had as a student. On Vodafone, my rewards membership offers me two Odeon tickets for £7 which is a total bargain and great for a significant other or a mate. So there you go even though there isn’t a cinema in Ormskirk which is a shame there’s still definitely options if your itching to see the newest thriller, horror or Disney film. Till next time.

Jordan

 

The Arts Centre

Hello everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing week. It’s coming towards the end of February now and that means one more month closer to September. That means its one more month closer to fresher’s week (mark it on your calendars). As prospective university students or you’re a student who missed fresher’s this academic year I can honestly say it was one of the best weeks in regard to nightlife on campus.  From specialised theme nights to paint parties to foam parties or even a silent disco (I had never heard of one before uni), it is definitely a week worth attending.

Something in which people see university as is a drunken mess of hungover students topping up their systems with more alcohol day in and day out, perhaps making pizza at 3 am and powering through those 9am lectures. For many people, myself included, there are nights where i’d just like to do something different. Something fun and perhaps something out of the box.

One of the great things about campus is the arts centre. It holds a free film showing in the on campus cinema every Friday. I even got to watch Jurassic World again in full cinematic view which I can honestly say was epic. Not only that they also have open mic night. A night where people can showcase their talents and perform by singing, dancing or playing an instrument. Not only that they also have dramatic shows run by the drama society.

https://www.edgehill.ac.uk/artscentre/

If you yourself are interested in anything at the art centre, just follow the link above to find out whats on and when.

There are so many things in which people can attend to break up that week of lectures and late nights. I say, and I can honestly say it is one of the best decisions you can possible choose from time to time is by attending different things to ensure you get the true university experience.

Have a great week guys

J.x

Big Hero 6

Whilst I have been very busy with my course lately, on Tuesday night I managed to go to go and see the latest modern CGI animated smash hit from Walt Disney Studios ‘Big Hero 6’. I went with my house mate Jess and her friend Robyn after we’d been to Aintree for Pizza Hut. For those of you who haven’t seen it or heard of it, it’s about a boy genius named Hiro and a very special robot called Baymax who is designed to heal people when they’re sick or injured. But soon their city is threatened by a super villain and he, Baymax and his friends have to team up to stop the bad guy. I absolutely loved it because it is based on a Marvel comic book (therefore there is an after credits scene that’s worth sticking around for), has YouTube stars Dan Howell and Phil Lester (Danisnotonfire and AmazingPhil) in one scene and it is very hard not to love Baymax (me, Jess and Robyn all want our own Baymax, who would come in pretty handy at times). It’s even up for “Best Animated Feature” at the upcoming “Academy Awards” (The Oscars) and I definitely recommend going to see it, if you want a trip to the cinema. The trailer and the song that appears on the credits are below.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Returning to Uni

So, I recently went to go see Guardians of the Galaxy with a few of my friends.

For those that are unaware of what Guardians of the Galaxy is, the film follows Peter Quill, who forms an uneasy alliance with a group of extraterrestrial misfits who are on the run after stealing a coveted orb.

It is from the Marvel world of films, and when it comes to comic books, it was not the most popular creation of Marvel.

However, since going to see it at my local cineworld, my view has since changed.

It is a breath taking film, bringing huge amounts of depth to a new universe of characters and giving each and every person life and depth. There are moments of joy and amusement, and then great sadness and depression.
One of the saddest moments in the movie comes from, coincidentally, the most amusing character, Groot.
I won’t spoil what happens, but all I can say is that a character like Groot can make three words utterly heart breaking.

For those of you interested in seeing the movie, please do find attached the trailer below.
Enjoy

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On other notes, for those joining the university soon, I am aware that the paper work for housing on campus will be coming through soon.
I will also be living on campus once again, so I shall be going through again what many of you will be going through for the first time.

It will be slightly stressful, believe me, but those involved at the university will do anything they can to help you out and save you from getting stressed out.

I remember them going above and beyond to help me out.

Fingers crossed for you all being able to get the accommodation you want 🙂

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Quote of the week

“I. Am. Groot”

 

A Night in the City

I recently spend an evening out in Liverpool where I went out for dinner (or ‘tea’ if you’re northern…whatever you call the last meal of the day) and then to the cinema.

For dinner I headed to Cravings, a place that I quickly became obsessed with after I was taken there at the beginning of the year. I like to consider this place one of Liverpool’s hidden gems. It’s quite popular with students, and even though it’s not the biggest place I’ve never struggled to get a table. It also does takeaways too, which is handy if you live nearby.

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You can get a main meal and drink there for less than £4 which is always great news for students. What’s more, the portion sizes and taste are not at all compromised to make it cheap. I always struggle to finish my meal and everything I’ve eaten there is delicious. Cravings also do some of the best milkshakes I’ve ever had. You can choose a type of sweet or chocolate from their wall and they’ll blend it in to a milkshake for you. If you’re interested in stopping by and know the area, Cravings is situated up Mount Pleasant, near Liverpool Central station.

Here's the double burger that my boyfriend ordered. I think he considers it to be his own kind of Man v. Food type challenge...
Here’s the double burger that my boyfriend always orders. I think he considers it to be his own kind of Man v. Food type challenge…

After I was finished eating, I headed over to the Odeon in Liverpool One to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2. (James wrote a great blog on the film which you can read here!) It was actually the second time I’d seen it but I absolutely loved it the first time and I still felt the same after seeing it again. The Liverpool One Odeon is really spacious and clean, with lots of big screens and different viewing options. I was tempted to buy a D-Box ticket, which is where the seats move in sync with what you see happening on the screen. Unfortunately my budget wouldn’t stretch that far but I am very keen to try it out at some point soon!

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Faye’s Blog – Trying to be a more active Film Student

So recently I have been a bit of a rubbish film student. I haven’t seen barely any new films that have recently been out in the cinema! Mainly because the cinema is so expensive these days. But luckily my boyfriends friend works at the Odeon back home and whenever my boyfriend helps him out with some of his uni work he gives him a couple of free tickets which is really awesome! So me and my boyfriend went to see Looper last week. And I loved it, I thought that it was such a fantastic film! I feel bad that I haven’t been to see more films now though because I have a feeling I have missed out on a lot recently! Especially when everyone on my course is discussing a lot of the new films.

I am also going to be filming my brother’s band when they are in the recording studio in a couple of weeks time. We are hoping to film one or two music videos for a couple of their original songs! So that should be fun, I’m really looking forward to it. Going to try and get some photo’s of them as well 🙂

Faye’s Blog – Work Update & Preparation for Reading Week

So this week I began work on my Text to Screen assignment as I planned. I’ve started to read American Psycho and have found the corresponding chapter to the scene within the film that I am going to analyse for my 4000 word essay! And I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into it because I think that it is going to be a really strong piece to look at. The scene of the film that I have chosen to analyse is one of the beginning scenes where we see Patrick Bateman preparing himself for the day with his beauty regime and he is discussing all of the various moisturisers and shower gels that he uses etc. This is the scene that officially introduces Patrick Bateman to the viewer.

Also today I have been packing ready to go back home for reading/independent study week. I have a suitcase full of clothes and I still need to fit in my laptop and some work books. Over the week I am hopefully going to finalise my Cult Cinema essay, begin writing my Text to Screen essay, continue reading The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers for Text to Screen too and write at least another 2000 words of my dissertation. I really need to keep focused and try and not get distracted at home! Hopefully I’ll be able to keep on track but I get distracted easily whilst I’m at uni too!