2nd August 2017 | Films
London Film and Comic Con takes over the whole of London Olympia to bring you 3 jam-packed days. From your favourite movie and TV stars, hundreds of stalls of merchandise, photo opportunities, guest talks and autograph sessions: here are a few tips to ensure you have a fantastic three days!
Here are Lekhika Chaudhary’s tips on how to survive the manic event!
1 – Look at the prices in advance
With a huge number of guests coming to do photoshoots, sign autographs and host talks, it is best to have a look at the cost in advance and plan for it! Also, the price list includes at what day your chosen guest will be coming! In some cases, you can buy and pay for certain events online; which can save you time on the day.
2 – Divide your time evenly
LFCC plays host to many things. Dividing your time ensures you don’t miss anything and that you can focus more on what you enjoy. With hundreds of stall full of memorabilia and merchandise waiting to be purchased, you don’t want to miss a thing!
3 – Have a look at the schedule
Know when the talks and photoshoots are happening! This allows you to know where you need to be and at what time. It also helps avoid the queue! Make sure you plan everything so there are no clashes. If there is a clash; find a LFCC worker who can help you make the most of your experience.
4 – Talk to people
As daunting as it sounds, everyone at LFCC is amazing and super nice to talk to! Here, you will find people with similar interests. Talk to cosplayers, take lots of photos with the ones you like and…
2nd July 2017 | Films
Swinging into action is the long-awaited addition to the Spider-Man franchise.
Jon Watts’ film is not just a superhero blockbuster but its central coming-of-age tale connects with children and adults alike.
Tom Holland, a 21 year-old Brit, was picked by Marvel to play 15 year-old Peter Parker. He does not disappoint! Swinging across the screen, his warmth and hunger for adventure wins us over from the moment we are introduced to him.
Throughout the film he comes up against opposition from teachers, classmates, and Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr). Feeling locked in, he dreams of fighting bigger fights and bigger enemies. He soon gets his wish when he comes face to face with The Vulture – played by Michael Keaton. Keaton’s slow progression from everyday guy to powerful weapons dealer is masterful.
Watts gifts us with some of the most exhilarating superhero action sequences in years. A trained gymnast, Holland makes Spiderman’s backflips and stunts look effortless.
Throw in a number of brilliant gags, the inevitable romantic subplot and fan-pleasing goosebump moments, Spider-Man Homecoming is one to watch this summer.
29th June 2017 | Films
Spider-Man: Homecoming is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated films of the summer (if we’re not including that musical.ly video you’re going to make with you’re friends).
It’s been a long time coming as well.
First of all, the name was announced April 2016 and we all got that shocking JAY Z-moment where we found out that the name ‘Spider Man’ was being spelt as ‘Spider-Man’ WITH the dash (to be honest, that’s the way it’s always been spelt in the films but it still came as a surprise).
Then, Tom Holland did a back flip on Instagram and revealed that he was the new ‘Spider-Man' (WITH the dash) and then some filming happened, he appeared in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, posters came out and BAM - it’s Summer 2017.
The man spearheading the whole film has been director Jon Watts who has seen his vision come to life with this latest film.
James Gilmore interviewed Jon Watts about directing ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’, new villains and more.