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Christmas isn’t just about new things; presents can be from a time before the internet – fancy that! Mortal Engines, the first book in the Hungry City Chronicles, tells the story of a future world where cities roam around feasting on each other for fuel. Based around the first ever mobile city, and now one of the last, London, the tale follows two different storylines. One is of an apprentice to the Guild of Historians who has been dragged off of the city by a would-be assassin. The other concerns the foiling of a fiendish plot by the Mayor and…

1: The Vaccines – Wreckin’ Bar (Ra Ra Ra) 2: Hard-Fi – Good For Nothing 3: Marina and the Diamonds – Radioactive 4: The View – Grace 5: Arctic Monkeys – Don’t Sit Down… 6: The King Blues – Set The World On Fire 7: Manic Street Preachers – This Is The Day 8: My Chemical Romance – Planetary (GO!) 9: Panic At The Disco – The Ballad of Mona Lisa 10: The Subways – We Don’t Need Money… 11: Noel Gallagher – AKA… What A Life! 12: Azealia Banks – 212 13: Viva Brother – New Year’s Day 14:…

Shake-ups happen all the time in TV nowadays, and this year, ITV’s hit talent show The X Factor was no exception. With music mogul Simon Cowell having hopped across the Atlantic to remodel the show for the States, Dannii Minogue’s commitments to Australia’s Got Talent and Cheryl Cole being snubbed left, right and centre, an almost entirely new line-up of judges and tweaked format injected some much-needed excitement into a show which had, without doubt, become a little bit repetitive. However, perhaps the producers of The X Factor could have done with listening to that old adage, ‘if it’s not…

On BBC Children in Need night we were treated to a special preview clip of ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe’. The trailer looked brilliant! They’ll be four special guests: Claire Skinner, Bill Bailey, Arabella Weir and Alexander Armstrong. Alexander is best known for his role as Mr Smith in the Sarah Jane Adventures. The trailer showed Doctor Who arguably at its best; featuring plenty of twists and turns. It’s hard to say at the moment definitively what this episode will be like. My guesses are based on the fact that Steven Moffat is writing, which means that it…

This year celebrates the 25th anniversary of one of the gaming world’s most iconic series. The Legend of Zelda continues with the highly-anticipated release of Skyward Sword and, after a quarter of a century, Nintendo have gotten pretty good at making these games evermore timeless and spectacular. Born from his humble, 16-pixel-wide roots in 1986, Link has grown, shrunk and changed style many times. But two things have never: his green tunic and his ability to lead you into extravagant, innovative and sometimes frustratingly difficult worlds. A prequel to Ocarina of Time, Skyward Sword delves into the origins of many…

After three doses of heart-stopping beauty courtesy of Robert Pattinson, fang-fanatic girls across the world have been waiting for this fourth installment of the Twilight movie franchise. The Twilight Saga tells the age-old story of forbidden love – but with more sparkles and sharper teeth. This fourth film adaptation of the best-selling teen vampire novel series brings to life what happens after “’til death do us part”. Edward Cullen (Pattinson) vows to spend an eternity with Isabella Swan (Kristen Stewart) in this years most anticipated wedding. Elegant dresses and an aisle strewn with white flowers are the breath-taking qualities in…

With the Christmas season just around the corner, Arthur Christmas is the first film to bring audiences into the Christmas mood. Released on 11th November Arthur Christmas tells the story of how the son of Father Christmas (Arthur) try’s to stop one child being missed after her present isn’t delivered. The film is presented in both 3D and 2D and answers the age old question that every child asks, “How does Santa deliver all of those presents in one night?” The audience is introduced early to the whole of the Claus family that includes, as well as Father Christmas, Arthur,…

After roughly ten brutal hours in which I had climbed up a Himalayan mountain from the dangling ruins of a train (twice!), infiltrated a Turkish prison, singlehandedly destroyed a tank and found the mythical city of Shambhala to then destroy it, I was emotionally and physically (well, my character was) drained. UNCHARTED 2 was finished and I was only 4 hours into the release day; I had managed to get my copy a day early. I was ready for UNCHARTED 3. Since the beginning, Nathan Drake’s adventures have taken us across the globe. From the lost city of El Dorado,…

Bill Bryson – At Home The master of writing page-turning non-fiction, Bryson has once again delivered with this work about domestic history. Perfect for anyone who has an inquistive mind and a must for Bryson fans. Stephen King – 11.22.63 The prolific King’s first foray into historical fiction, 11.22.63 is a time travelling thriller. If you had the opportunity to travel back to 1958, what would you do: live in the past for five years in an attempt to save JFK? Jamie Oliver – Jamie’s Great Birtain This collates all of the recipes from the…

Kill List was released in cinemas on 2nd September and was only screened in select cinemas based on a limited release. The film is an entirely British film and was filmed in Sheffield and South Yorkshire and is directed by British director Ben Wheatley. The film tells the story of a British solider who when he returns from Kiev, joins his old friend as a contract killer. But whilst out on the job his disturbed past surfaces and he loses control leading to his employers raising the stakes. The cast includes Neil Maskell, MyAnna Buring, Michael Smiley and Emma Fryer…

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