Author: Jack Hollinshead

Deputy Editor 2018-19 Film Editor 2017-18 Sport Editor 2016-17

The son of Odin is back once again to grace us with his almighty presence; but with a very different tone and feel this time around. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been crossing the nine realms since the events of Sokovia in Avengers: Age of Ultron, in search of some much needed answers and the illustrations infinity stones. But what he uncovers instead is Ragnarok, the end of days and with it, the vicious Hela, who is hell bent on releasing her wrath upon Asgard. This film is simply brilliant, moving away from its Shakespearean roots that were shown in the…

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The highly anticipated sequel to a such an unique and spectacular film was released at the beginning of the month; Blade Runner 2049. It is a truly stunning film. It stands shoulder-to-shoulder with its predecessor and, in my opinion, will be one of, if not the best film of 2017. However, for some reason since its release, the box office ticket sales have shown it has not been popular; why is it that? Are people becoming lazy with cinema? Because of the morality it questions, methodical plot points and noir stylisation; it’s not something you can swindle along to on…

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by Arron Williams French film is a very impactful and beautiful part of cinema. Their themes are moving and stylised superbly to create some truly stunning movies. But one of the problems mentioned with foreign film, however, can be that you have to read them rather than watch. There are so many wonderful films other countries have produced and you should watch in order to extend your knowledge. I suggest that your first venture is across the Channel to France, as I would recommend these 5 films to watch as a starting point Léon the Professional (1994) Léon the Professional,…

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Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You If you grew up around the 90s to the present date, there’s no doubt you have been interested in Pokemon at some stage of your life. To celebrate their 20th anniversary, a special movie has been created, adapting the first episode from when Ash receives Pikachu from Professor Oak and encounters the legendary Pokemon Ho-oh. I’m sure you, as well as myself, will be heading to the cinema for a good reminisce. In selected theatres from the 5th November for a limited time. Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi On Tuesday 11th October; a…

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The film is based on the graphic novel with the same title and is set around the death of Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin and his final days at the head of the regime. The cabinet of his comrades that include Georgy Malenkov (Jeffery Tambor), Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), Vyacheslav Molotov (Michael Palin), Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale), amongst others, must decide how the state will continue to go on in the wake of leaders passing. This comedy, period drama is simply fantastic. Its wonderfully thought out from start to finish. The strongly assembled cast consisting of Buscemi, Tambor, Palin, Olga…

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Matthew Vaughan’s Kingsman: The Secret Service became a revelation when it was released back in January 2015. Its highly stylized action sequences, wonderfully crafted gadgets and slick, sharp, sophisticated suits brought a nice refreshment to the action/spy genre. So, off the back of its success, the sequel was green lit, produced and released; much to the delight of fans from generation to generation. Kingsman: The Secret Service is a film I would recommend to any and every one to watch, and with it being a revelation, The Golden Circle would have to be unbelievably spectacular. So how was it? We…

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In Los Angeles in the year 2049, K (Ryan Gosling) is a Blade Runner. He is assigned the task of retiring older replicants by LAPD’s Lt Joshi (Robin Wright), as Niander Wallace (Jared Leto) has created a newer range of models; Nexus 9. However, whilst investigating a case, he uncovers a shattering secret that could change society, and the world as they know it. In 1982, the great Ridley Scott gave us one of the most iconic films ever created; Blade Runner. It was a film that, over time, transcended movie culture to become one of the greats. It was…

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American MadeIt’s fair to say that Tom Cruise didn’t get off to the best of starts this summer with his reboot of The Mummy launching Universal Studios’ ‘Dark Universe’ in potentially the wrong direction. But fans of his can be pleased with his latest picture; American Made. The movie is based on the real events that started in the late 1970s, when a pilot for TWA (Trans World Airlines) named Barry Seal (Cruise) is recruited for the CIA by agent Monty Schafer (Domhnall Gleeson) to carry out reconnaissance missions into South America. From this, Seal’s life escalates beyond his wildest…

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Welcome week at Bangor is one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Moving into your accommodation, meeting new people, joining various societies and drinking your own body weight and then some in alcohol; it’s just magical! But when meeting new people, finding common interests is at the forefront. Probably one of the most common interests is films. If you name a load of movies you have watched, the likelihood is someone you meet has seen and enjoyed them too. With lectures not starting for a whole week, and some down/recovery time, it’s the perfect chance to join up with…

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Wonder WomanAfter the backlash from critics and some fans of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad, the continued success of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and the reception 20th Century Fox has received for R-Rated features Deadpool and Logan; the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) and Warner Bros were on the back-foot heading into the release of Wonder Woman. A film that dedicated fans such as myself would have seen, regardless of overall quality, but fans, as well as audiences in general, can be pleased with just how fantastic it is from start to finish. The origin story…

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With European footballs biggest club competition, the Champions League Final, just 40 days away, ‘Old Big Ears’ made a stop by the Bangor University Stadium on its journey around Cymru. With Cardiff hosting both the men’s and women’s finals this year, the two trophies awarded to the winning teams are touring the country to celebrate what will be a very special and unique footballing occasion. Fans will get the chance to grab a free photo with both trophies and commemorative wristband at Bangor City’s ground this afternoon until 7pm, with the chance for juniors to participate in a session on…

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Men’s First Team – Northern Conference Cup- Finals (York University): Bangor University Vs. Northumbria University Match Report by Nishanth Chinthangal Wednesday the 8th of March marked the date that our Men’s 1st Badminton team, made the long and arduous journey to the University of York, to play in the conference cup final against Northumbria University 1sts. The team knew the competition would be fierce, as both teams had topped their respective leagues, but our men felt aptly prepared to deal with the challenge. The Team set off to York with a team comprising of Andy Watson, Oscar Chan, Josh McMullan, Charlie Hersant,…

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Derby-day delight: Bangor City come back in the second half to beat Rhyl 3-2 Henry Jones completed a wonderful second half comeback against local rivals Rhyl FC, strengthening the Citizens’ third place position in the Welsh Premier Division. Having controlled vast periods of the game, it was a well-deserved three points for the blues, pleasing manager Andy Legg and the fans in attendance. Before the game started, both teams, officials and spectators held a minute’s silence to remember the disaster at Aberfan in which 144 people tragically lost their lives. In addition, 5 minutes into the match, both sets of fans…

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