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Oscars prediction competition: Win membership to the BFI

Posted in Competitions, Film
By Martin Roberts on 25 Feb 2014

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE

To celebrate the 86th Academy Awards that are taking place this Sunday, we are asking film lovers across the UK to make their own predictions about the outcomes across 12 top categories. Show the rest of this post…

To enter the competition, entrants simply need to submit their Oscar winner predictions via Rafflecopter below. Three of the highest-scoring entrants will win an array of prizes related to the BFI. Available prizes include BFI memberships and tickets to shows at the BFI, including exclusive entries to ‘Screen Epiphanies’, run in partnership with credit cards provider American Express. Participants can also earn smaller prizes by tweeting about the competition and sharing it on Facebook.

What’s on offer

1st Prize: 2x Champion BFI Memberships

2nd Prize: 2x Standard BFI Memberships

3rd Prize: Sets of 2x Tickets to see film of choice at the BFI

It will be interesting to see how the Oscars play out in light of what happened recently at the BAFTAs, where the biggest awards were divided fairly evenly between some of 2013’s biggest hitters. A few months ago it seemed nailed on that Chiwetel Ejiofor would collect the Oscar for leading actor, but the momentum – in the US at least – now seems to be with Matthew McConaughey for his performance as Ron Woodroof, a man diagnosed with AIDS, in Dallas Buyers Club. He wasn’t nominated for the BAFTA equivalent. Similarly his co-star in that film, Jared Leto, who also wasn’t nominated at the BAFTAs, looks a good bet for the supporting actor award.

The general consensus regarding the ‘big two’ seems to be that 12 Years a Slave will win the best film award, and that space thriller Gravity will win best director, for Alfonso Cuaron. Anything other than that would constitute a bit of a surprise. As far as best actress is concerned, if Cate Blanchett doesn’t win it, there will be a few jaws hitting the floor in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre come the weekend. Supporting actress will be more interesting – the US adores Jennifer Lawrence, and she won the award at the BAFTAs, but newcomer Lupita Nyong’o won a lot of hearts for her impressive performance in 12 Years a Slave. There was a feeling of mild surprise at the BAFTAs when Lawrence’s name was read out in that category.

It seems likely that American Hustle will miss out on the ‘biggest’ awards, but an Oscar for best original screenplay seems destined to head in that direction for Eric Warren Singer and director David O Russell. Best adapted screenplay will be more interesting: there are plenty of prime contenders, while BAFTA winner Philomena isn’t in contention. I would love to see Before Midnight win here, but 12 Years and The Wolf of Wall Street may well be the prime contenders. Here are some of our predictions for the ceremony to come:

Best Film: 12 Years a Slave

Best Director: Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)

Best Actor: Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Actress: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actor: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong’o

Best Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki (Gravity)

Best Animated Feature: Frozen

Best Foreign Language Film: The Great Beauty

Best Visual Effects: Gravity

The competition will close on March 1, the day before the Oscar ceremony, and the winners will be notified on March 4. Any questions and requests for general information can be sent to: oscarspredictions2014@gmail.com

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The London List Competition: Win a night’s stay at Ace Hotel LondonThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 14 Dec 2013

To celebrate the last minute Christmas gifts for sale now from the Ace Hotel online store or at Ace Hotel London in person, we’ve teamed up with the hippest hotel brand in the world to offer a free weekend night’s stay for two at the new London hotel. Show the rest of this post…

From baseballs caps to duffel coats, robes to an exclusive APC quilt, hip packs to turntables, Ace Hotel have got your back when it comes to last minute Christmas presents presents. If you’re struggling to find something special for your friends and loved ones, Ace Hotel’s holiday selection has got all bases covered.

In amongst the hustle and bustle of London’s trendy Shoreditch area, Ace Hotel might be the new kid on the block, but given the brand’s reputation it has already caused quite a stir. Incorporating the fantastic Hoi Polloi restaurant and a great bar space, the hip modern design of the rooms and fantastic en suites make Ace Hotel London perfect for a weekend in the big city or a luxurious night’s escape from home.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below:

In what part of London is the new Ace Hotel?

a) Notting Hill
b) Shoreditch
c) Canary Wharf

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline midnight 29/12/13.

Ace Hotel products are available for purchase directly at Ace Hotel London or from the online store: http://shop.acehotel.com/

Ace Hotel London, 100 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6JQ

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TERMS & CONDITIONS:
• The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• The prize is a free weekend night’s hotel stay for two at the Ace Hotel London.
• Travel, spending money and other costs such as room service or breakfast are not included in the prize.
• The night’s stay is redeemable up until 30th June 2014.
• FAN THE FIRE do not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet or email problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants must supply full details as required on the competition page, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes.
• No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
• FAN THE FIRE’s decision is final in every situation and no correspondence will be entered into.
• FAN THE FIRE reserves the right to cancel the competition or alter the prize at any stage if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

Win a Jason Statham inspired DVD bundle to celebrate the release of ‘Homefront’

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 5 Dec 2013

Homefront is the new revenge thriller directed by Gary Fleder and written by Sylvester Stallone. The film stars Jason Statham, James Franco, Kate Bosworth, Winona Ryder and is out in UK cinemas tomorrow (December 6th). Show the rest of this post…

To celebrate its release we are giving away one action packed Statham inspired DVD bundle, which contains the following films: Expendables, Expendables 2, Chaos, Revolver, Blitz and Crank 2.

Former drug enforcement agent, Phil Broker (Jason Statham) is a family man who moves off the grid with his daughter, to a seemingly quiet bayou backwater to escape his troubled past. However, Broker’s world soon becomes anything but quiet once he discovers that an underbelly of drugs and violence riddles the small town. Soon, a sociopathic methamphetamine kingpin, Gator Bodine (James Franco) puts Broker and his daughter in harm’s way forcing Broker back into action in order to save his family and the town.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer the question below:

What is the name of Jason Statham’s character in the film Homefront?

a) Peter Berg
b) Phil Broker
c) Paul Brook

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 15/12/13.

HOMEFRONT will be released in UK cinemas on December 6th

TERMS & CONDITIONS:
• The winner will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
Lionsgate UK and FAN THE FIRE do not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the Internet or email problems. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt. Entrants must supply full details as required on the competition page, and comply with all rules to be eligible for the prizes.
• No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently.
• Unless otherwise stated, the Competition is not open to employees of: (a) the Company; and (b) any third party appointed by the Company to organise and/or manage the Competition; and (c) the Competition sponsor(s).
• This competition is a game promoted by FAN THE FIRE decision is final in every situation and no correspondence will be entered into.
FAN THE FIRE reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Entrants will be deemed to have accepted these rules and to agree to be bound by them when entering this competition.

Competition: Win a copy of the excellent Golden Bear-winning drama ‘Child’s Pose’ on DVD

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 27 Nov 2013

To celebrate the release of Romanian drama Child’s Pose from StudioCanal, out on DVD and download on December 16th, we’re giving you the chance to win one of two copies for yourself. Show the rest of this post…

Winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival, Child’s Pose is a touching film about how we can suffocate our children with maternal love and the marks that parents leave on their offspring’s personalities. Written and directed by Calin Peter Netzer, the film is a portrayal of contemporary high-class Romania and the low-level corruption and trading of influence within the core social institutions.

The film stars Luminita Gheorghiu as Cornelia, an elegant and well-connected woman at the pinnacle of society, only she hides a secret. Cornelia has an estranged son, Barbu (Bogdan Dumitrache), who resists all of her attempts to re-establish their relationship. But when Barbu is found at the wheel of a car involved in a fatal collision, Cornelia’s character and public image are cast into doubt as her strong maternal instinct turns into something much darker in her ruthless pursuit to protect her son.

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:

Child’s Pose will be the official Romanian entry for Best Foreign Language Film at which famous awards next year?

a) Academy Awards
b) Silver Globes
c) Razzies

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 15/12/13.

Competition: Win tickets to an exclusive screening of ‘American Horror Story: Asylum’ in an actual asylum

Posted in Competitions, TV
By Sam Bathe on 19 Oct 2013

To celebrate the release of American Horror Story: Asylum out on Blu-ray and DVD this coming Monday we have two pairs of tickets to an exclusive screening held in an actual Asylum in London on Wednesday 23rd October, plus a copy of the show on DVD. Show the rest of this post…

Enjoy two of the most unnerving and scary episodes of American Horror Story Asylum, followed by some chilling extra features and then take home a complete copy of the full season at the end of the night. Refreshments and spooky treats will be served on arrival so you can line your stomach and calm your nerves before the horror is unleashed…

Full details on the event will be emailed should you be lucky enough to win. Enter at your peril…

For your chance to get your hands the pair of tickets and a copy of American Horror Story: Asylum on DVD, simply answer the following question:

American Horror Story creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk first made their name with which TV drama about a plastic surgery practice?

a) Nip/Tuck
b) LOST
c) How I Met Your Mother

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline for entries: 5PM GMT on 22/10/13.

Terms & Conditions:

  • The winner will receive two tickets to the screening in a secret London location and will each receive a copy of the DVD
  • Travel and accommodation is not included
  • I.D will be required for those who would like to consume alcoholic beverages
  • Tickets are non transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash value

Competition: Win a fantastic The Place Beyond the Pines movie bundle

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 1 Aug 2013

To mark the release of The Place Beyond the Pines, available to own on digital download from August 2nd and Blu-ray and DVD from August 12th, we’re giving 4 lucky winners the chance to win a fantastic movie bundle including The Place Beyond the Pines, Blue Valentine, End of Watch and Source Code on DVD, plus the film’s soundtrack. Show the rest of this post…

Acclaimed filmmaker Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine follow-up stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes in a sprawling crime thriller which follows two fathers and sons over two generations, as they attempt to fight a legacy of blood following an unexpected turn of events.

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:

In The Place Beyond the Pines, Ryan Gosling’s character Luke does what before he started robbing banks?

a) Motorcycle stunt rider
b) Lion tamer
c) Circus ride technician

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 18/08/13.

The Place Beyond the Pines is available for digital download from August 2nd and is released on Blu-ray and DVD from August 12th courtesy of StudioCanal

Competition: Win tickets to an advance screening of Disney’s The Lone Ranger

Posted in Competitions, Film
By Martin Roberts on 30 Jun 2013

To mark the forthcoming release of Disney’s new take on The Lone Ranger – starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer – we’ve got five pairs of tickets to give away to an advance screening in London on July 10th. Show the rest of this post…

If you win, you’ll need to be able to make it to London’s West End from 6pm (prize does not include travel or accommodation).

For your chance to get your hands on a pair of tickets, simply answer the following question:

What is the name of The Lone Ranger’s trusty white horse?

1) Silver
2) Gold
3) Bronze

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline for entries: Midnight on 05/07/13.

The Lone Ranger is released in UK cinemas on August 9th. Good luck.

Competition: Win a Spike Island-inspired music DVD bundle

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 21 Jun 2013

To mark the release of SPIKE ISLAND – the new movie about four guys and their journey to the Stone Roses’ most famous gig – we’ve got some brilliant films about music to give away: Stoned, Joe Strummer: The Future is Unwritten and Human Traffic. Show the rest of this post…

Shadowcaster are a four-piece band from Manchester. Or more accurately, they are five lads with guitars and a garage and an ambition to forget school, forget their troubled home lives, forget GCSEs and see their heroes, The Stone Roses, as they play the biggest gig of their career.

As the defining concert of their generation is announced, the band are convinced that all they need is to get tickets, get to the gig, meet Ian Brown, give him their demo tape, and the rest, as the saying goes, will be history.

A simple enough plan, right? But with no tickets and a sold out gig to contend with, the boys embark on a road trip in a “borrowed” florist’s van to Spike Island. Along the way friendships are tested and their futures shaped – together or apart.

For your chance to win, simply answer the following question:

Spike Island was the location of which British band’s most famous gig?

a) Oasis
b) The Rolling Stones
c) The Stone Roses

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 30/06/13.

SPIKE ISLAND rocks into UK cinemas today

Competition: Win a copy of Broken City on Blu-ray

Posted in Competitions, DVDs, Film
By Sam Bathe on 14 Jun 2013

To celebrate the release of Broken City, available on DVD and Blu-ray on June 24th, we’re giving you the chance to win one of two copies of the film on Blu-ray for yourself. Show the rest of this post…

The story of Billy Taggart (Wahlberg) an ex-cop turned private detective who gets mixed up in the twisted life of the city mayor (Crowe) after accepting a job to spy on wife Cathleen (Zeta-Jones), however when the relationship turns sour, Billy must fight to save his own reputation or risk having to start over in his life for a second time.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Broken City director Allen Hughes is one half of a directorial team with his twin brother Albert who brought you which apocalyptic tale starring Denzel Washinton?

a) The Book of Eli
b) The Book of Carmen
c) The Book of Evan

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 30/06/13.

Broken City is released on Blu-ray and DVD on June 24th

The London List: Win Tickets To SPIN London Cycle ShowThe London List

By Sam Bathe on 25 Apr 2013

We’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the fantastic SPIN London cycle show at The Old Truman Brewery in Shoreditch on Friday 3rd May. Show the rest of this post…

With exhibitors including Wren, Festka, Luv Handles, Ally Capellino, Tokyo Fixed, Foffa and 14 Bike Co., whether you’re after a new frame, forks, gear or just to look around, it’s going to be a fantastic day for cyclists.

To be in with a chance of winning, simply answer this question:

Which Olympic cyclist won the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year?

a) Bradley Wiggins
b) Kriss Akabusi
c) Lance Armstrong

To enter, simply follow us on Twitter here and @reply us the correct answer. Deadline 01/06/13.

SPIN London takes place May 3rd-5th at The Old Truman Brewery, London, E1 6QL
http://spinldn.com/

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