Civil War

The latest Collector Corps celebrates the amazing film that is Captain America Civil War and came just before I was going to see it for a midnight showing which was an amazing surprise. As usual the design is slick with artwork featured on the outside and inside of the box. I particularly enjoyed the split of the teams inside the box with Cap and Iron Man's faces at the forefront. It was a great design feature that tied in with the rest of the box. The contents this time included a card insert that gave all the information about the contents. This is something that the boxes have sorely needed since they were first incarnated and I do hope they continue to do this as it really brings together the contents. Obviously I wore the t-shirt to the film and ...

Star wars name generator

As we all know, the only people who haven't seen Star Wars are the characters because they've lived it so we've wondered to ourselves who we would be if we too lived in that world. Are you human or a Wookie? Are you a smuggler or a Jedi? These are the questions posed by Hawkin’s Bazaar’s upcoming Star Wars name generator, which has been created to celebrate Star Wars day on the 4th May. All you need to do is input a few basic details and the generator will tell you what life you’d have led in a galaxy far, far away – including name, occupation and planet of origin! Star Wars fans and fellow geeks alike will love discovering what their backgrounds would be in the world of Jedi and Sith. Having tried it myself I was ...

Flatpack celebrated it's 10th anniversary with an amazing week of films, shorts, events and talks. Unfortunately I only got to attend 3 days of them but I made sure to pack as much as possible into those days as possible. With that in mind I've limited my favourite bits from the 3 days. Boy & the Beast When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice. This was the perfect start to my last day at Flatpack, an animated feature that was brought to The Electric by the festival with subtitles so it was a great animated treat for me. With the premise of a classic mentor story, the film has elements of love, friendship and parenthood with moments ...

Cartoon gif

Cartoons are a medium that society incorrectly thinks is an exclusive realm for kids. I'm always amazed by this misconception and infuriated by how most of society is incapable of exploring cartoons as a form of entertainment for adults. Thankfully things like adult swim on cartoon network is starting to break this misconception. Flatpack also never fails to address this issue and I was more than happy to enjoy both cartoons for kids and adults. Boy and the Beast This film is probably not a great film for a super young child and does carry the warning that if under 12 they needed to be accompanied by an adult. However saying that it is a great anime film from Japan that I have been waiting to see for a while and it was thankfully shown with subtitles rather than dubbed ...

Flatpack

My second day of Flatpack was one of exploration and finding new things in a city that is always full of hidden gems. It started with an early morning Instameet which was the first one I have ever been on and it was appropriately on world wide Instameet day, the thirteenth of it's kind. The Instameet started at The Electric Cinema taking us behind the scenes of the UK's oldest cinema and allowing us on stage, in the basement and even in the projector room! We took full advantage of the access and explored with our cameras (or in my case my trusty iPhone). Couldn't resist making a little video of The Electric #igbmeetflatpack #flatpack10 #birmingham #electriccinemabirmingham #organ #wwim13 A video posted by @trevorAKP (@tv_trev) on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:13am PDT From there things took ...

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If ever there was a cure for a hangover it would be a bed, some good food and some films. My Friday at Flatpack contained two out of the three and I fully recommend you try it if you're as lucky as I was to get the opportunity to do so... I got off to a great start of my day by missing one of the events I booked with my flatpass which was Blind Cinema. Having seen the pictures and the description I have no doubt this would have been a hilarious one of a kind experience. I'm truly devastated that I missed it but thankful I did not have to put a child through the suffering of having to listen to my groans that naturally come with being hungover. When I finally made my way to Birmingham almost ...