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WIN: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

25th May 2017 | Films

WIN: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

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To celebrate the cinema release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, the must see family movie this May half term, we are offering 3 lucky entrants the chance to win a copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul book signed by author and artist Jeff Kinney himself!

Based on the record-breaking book series and starring Jason Ian Drucker, Charlie Wright, Owen Asztalos, Tom Everett Scott and Alicia Silverstone, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul is in cinemas now.

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, a family road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party goes off coruse thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to (finally!) become famous.


To be in with the chance of winning, simply answer the following question

What is the surname of the family in Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul?

a) Smith
b) Heffley
c) Jones

To enter the competition, text 07807183538 (standard network rates apply, no extra cost), tweet us on @wizradio or email station@wizardradio.co.uk with your name, contact details and answer.

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Interview with Orlando Bloom

5th May 2017 | Films

Interview with Orlando Bloom

Once one of the CIA's top interrogators, Alice Racine's (played by Noomi Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed "to unlock" a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack.

Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack.

And that is where the adventure begins.


Noomi Rapace is very much the star of this film, but she wasn’t doing interviews and Hollywood A Lister Orlando Bloom was.

Best known for being Orlando Bloom, you may also recognise his face on things such as every magazine ever, many bedroom walls (in the form of posters) and, you know, the internet.

In the world of film though, Orlando Bloom broke through as Legolas in the epically successful franchise Lord of the Rings and also stars in The Hobbit, as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean and 2001’s Black Hawk Down.

He also played a role in a small Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet... jealous of Leo perhaps?


James Gilmore interviewed Orlando Bloom about new film Unlocked and his thrill for stunts and adventure.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

James Gilmore interviews Orlando Bloom

James Gilmore interviews Hollywood A Lister Orlando Bloom about new film Unlocked and his thrill for stunts and adventure. (3 minutes)

Review: Ghost In The Shell

29th March 2017 | Films

Review: Ghost In The Shell

2017 has been a very good year for films thus far. With Logan and Get Out sweeping the cinemas in March, many have been eagerly anticipating the release of Rupert Saunders’ Ghost In The Shell starring Hollywood’s very own Scarlett Johansson.

It was interesting to say the least.



Saunders’ adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s critically acclaimed 1989 anime of the same name, was always going to be risky. Film’s such as DragonBall: Evolution (2009) for example, have not fared well with making the anime to real life conversion. With that in mind Ghost in The Shell was a good attempt to replicate the anime’s original essence.

Scarlett Johansson plays the robotic heroine “The Major” who defeats criminals with her human mind and robotic body, granted by Hanka Robotics, on the streets of 21st Century Japan. Despite her success, she still feels incomplete. She wants to know about her life as a human prior to her transformation. She has questions that require answers. Thus the film focuses on The Major’s “Ghost In The Shell” (pun intended) through an array of trials and tribulations until the answers she sought after are revealed. Is it good or bad? Well you will have to watch the film to find out that question!



With a budget of over $120 Million, the production was stunning. Watching it in 3D, even the small features of the film, things out of focus or on the side of the screen etc., were crystal clear and allowed you to feel like you were part of the film itself. I hope this will translate in the 2D Screenings too, but that is not certain.

The storyline was a little predictable. Without giving away any spoilers, the film’s narrative is very linear.…