NaNoWriMo 2013: Want to Write a Novel?

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It’s just a few days until November, and you know what that means: National Novel Writing Month, better known ’round these parts as NaNoWriMo, is near.

Have you always wanted to write a novel?

We know some of you have been waiting all year for this month! For those of you who are new to this project, here’s the gist:

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Sorry for the radio silence… Got a (rather boring) job for the Summer which, unfortunately, takes up most of my time! 😦 I won’t be posting much… But here’s something to make you laugh!

Scary Movie 5/Jack & The Giant Slayer Reviews…

So… Last week, I took myself to the cinema. It was my last week in London for the Summer so I thought, why not?! The first film I saw was “Scary Movie 5”. Bloody brilliant! It’s not to everyone’s taste (obviously), but I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t want to see Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen make a sex tape at the beginning of a film! Very glad to see some of the original Scary Movie cast in it too! Most film series would often replace their entire cast by the fifth film… Still undecided on the use of a plastic baby (hopefully no spoiler there…), but if you haven’t seen it already go see it! DO IT!!!

“Jack & The Giant Slayer” on the other hand… It was your typical hero/romance film. I don’t really buy into that so much. More of a “Reservoir Dogs” type of girl! Though its always fun to mock those silly films (hence the love of “Scary Movie”)… BUT! It did have one or two redeeming features… Ewan McGregor and Nicolas Hoult… HAH 😛

Oscar-nominated short films screenings

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The Encounters Short Film Festival is this weekend screening the 2011 Oscar-nominated short films at the Watershed. One of the films, Wish 143, was filmed in Bristol. It’s about a teenager with a terminal illness who has been granted one wish, which he wants to be an hour alone with a naked woman.

Chris Tidman from Shorts International will be introducing the programme on Sunday, the first event in the Encounters Short Film Festival’s Nominated Shorts Season running at the Watershed and the Hen & Chicken pub until June.

Sunday’s screenings also include British film The Confession, about a nine-year-old boy’s first confession, and Irish film The Crush, about an eight-year-old boy’s crush on his teacher and how he challenges her boyfriend to a duel to the death. Na Wewe from Belgium deals with the civil war in Burundi.

The Oscar for live action short film this year went to…

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