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Con at WWE Live London

By EVENTS

Con at WWE Live London!!!

Con with WWE Superstars Butch, Drew McIntyre and Trent Seven!!!

WWE Clash at the Castle announcement (3/9/22 Cardiff)!!!

Goodie bag!!!

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch Sports

By GAMES

Nintendo Switch – Nintendo Switch Sports review by Harrison

Available for Nintendo Switch 29/4/22 (PEGI 7) 3.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is just the game you need for silly fun at parties. Anyone of any age can play this game and there’s guaranteed to be lots of giggling during the game. And maybe a few competitive moments from some!!!

Top Gun

By CINEMA, HOME ENT

Top Gun review by Harrison

Available on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4k and Digital Download (12) 5 Stars

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Top Gun is a classic part of movie pop culture. It need to be seen at least once in your life!!!!

Top Gun: Maverick In Cinemas 25th May!!!

Hasbro – TOP GUN Monopoly

By GAMES

Hasbro – TOP GUN Monopoly review by Harrison

Available from all good retailers (8 years +) 5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

Its the greatest board game of all time. But if you ‘feel the need, the need for speed’ – Play the new Top Gun version of the game. Highly Recommended!!!

DC Comics – The Batman

By HOME ENT

DC Comics – The Batman review by Harrison

Available to Rent on Premium Video on Demand 19/4/22 (15) 4.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

The Batman is like a ‘Grown Up’ version of the original Adam West show. It’s Three hours long – but the time flies and you really don’t notice the length of the movie. A must see for all DC and Batman fans – Highly Recommended!!!

Harrison at the The Batman Screening in London!!!

Harrison with the Bat and the Cat bikes from the movie!!!

The Batmobile!!!

(Photo Credit: Alan Jones)

The Batman Oreo Biscuits!!!

Urban Species DC Comics The Batman T-Shirts review by Harrison CLICK HERE!!!

Jada –The Batman Diecast Vehicle with Figure review by Con CLICK HERE!!!

Kidzcoolit: Spin Master – The Batman Gauntlet review by Con CLICK HERE!!!

Kidzcoolit: Character Options – DC Heroes of Goo Jit Zu Batman review by Con CLICK HERE!!!

Kidzcoolit: 80 Years of Batman – Long Live The Bat on Batman Day CLICK HERE!!!

Harrison chats with the stars at the Gazza Premiere

By HOME ENT

Harrison chats with the stars at the Gazza Premiere

Harrison at the Gazza Premiere!!!

Sam Collins!!! (Gazza Director)

Vaughan Sivell!!! (Gazza Producer)

John Motson!!!

Jim Rosenthal!!!

Ugo Monye!!!

Kyle Walker!!!

Glen Wallace!!!

Gazza Available on Digital Download, DVD and Blu-Ray 9/5/22!!!

Harrison asks the stars ‘Will England with both the Euros and the World Cup in 2022?’

Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore

By CINEMA

Con at the Fantastic Beasts – The Secrets of Dumbledore London Screening!!! (Video Review CLICK HERE!!!)

In Cinemas 8/4/22 (12A) 4 Stars

Youth #Gottit View: 

If you love the first two Fantastic Beasts movies, then you’re in for all that again with a few more twists and surprises. A must see for Wizarding World fans!!!

Kidzcoolit: Harrison with Eddie Redmayne (Newton Scamander)!!!

Kidzcoolit Wizarding World Harry Potter and Fantastic Beast reviews and features from the past 12 years CLICK HERE!!!

Scream

By HOME ENT

Scream Review

Back in 1996 when Wes Craven released the first of his iconic and highly successful horror franchise, no one thought it would be as influential as it ended up being. Cited as the main film to revitalise the slasher genre. Scream made over $173 million, more than any slasher film until 2018’s Halloween. Pretty good going for a first in its series horror film! 

Now after 25 years and with the release of the fifth instalment, much has changed with Scream 5 not just being a one-off popcorn flick slasher like its first incarnation, but instead a further chapter in of one of the most successful and best loved horror film franchises of all time.

Scream itself was loosely based on the real-life murders of the Gainesville Ripper, an idea the franchise leans into heavily with pretty much all of the films. The series and story also links to the world of real life movie producing and with its ‘in movie’ parodic film franchise ‘Stab’, as lead character Sidney Prescot desperately tries to escape the attempts on her life by the mysterious ‘Ghost face’ killer.

Following a ‘Who dun it’ format, each film has the audience questioning who the killer is with even the lead Sidney being a viable suspect at one time or another throughout the films. No one is safe in these movies and Scream loves to show you the killing of old and new characters in very gruesome and creative sequences. 

The series also provides a satirical commentary on the formulaic structure and tropes of the genre as each movie tackles its respected place in the franchise, eg; the original discusses the rules of a slasher, the sequel uses the laws of a sequel, the third, the rules of a trilogy, the forth, remakes and so on and so on. This is one of the things that makes these films so good as they do ‘self-aware’ better than almost any horror franchise I have ever seen.

The latest in the series takes on the most recent fad in movie making known as the ‘Requel’. A requel is where a franchise revisits the original subject material with new characters but also continues where the last film left off including the return of key players to the story. Highly successful examples of this type of storytelling have been the latest Star Wars movies, Ghostbusters, Cobra Kai and the Star Trek films. Often these movies will drop the number in the series and return to the original title, hence Scream 5 is called ‘Scream’.  

One of the things that brings the fans back to these movies is the characters. The main cast, as vulnerable as they are to a knife in the gut, have been brilliantly developed over the past 25 years. Their likeability and flaws make them so watchable and loved by the fans worldwide and you sit on the edge of your seat hoping you don’t lose another one in each adventure. 

If it’s Dewy and Gales ‘Will they? Won’t they?’ relationship or Randy’s ironic commentary criticising characters actions like going down into the abandoned basement alone along with saying “I’ll be right back!”. These characters have allowed the franchise to flourish and always remain fresh for new audiences to enjoy.

Scream has seemingly done the impossible by pretty much following the exact same format with the same characters for five movies, while never getting monotonous or repetitive and the fifth installment continues in that stead.

I can’t wait for the day when I can show my own Teenagers ‘Scream 12’ and the potential “Ghost face” stories, long after the demise of Sidney Prescot.

Does Sidney die in Scream 5? Or is she the killer this time? You’ll have to watch the latest movie to find out – we’re saying nothing.

Anything is possible in the Scream franchise and that’s what makes it the best horror movie series of all time!!! 

Available Now to Download and keep and on DVD, Blu-Ray and 4K 11/4/22 (18) 4 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

If you love the Scream movies you are in for a real treat. This is the greatest Horror Franchise of all time with every film worth watching. Highly Recommended!!!

Scream 1-4 available on DVD, Blu-Ray, 4K and Digital Download!!!

LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga

By GAMES

LEGO Star Wars – The Skywalker Saga review by Alex

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a new instalment in the LEGO Star Wars Franchise. This time, the player will be able to experience all nine Skywalker saga stories with more freedom than before. Also, if you have the deluxe edition you will also be able to access extra content based in the Star Wars Universe.

Once you create your save file you are presented with an episode select screen, from the beginning you are presented with three possible starting points as follows: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Episode IV A New Hope and Episode VII The Force Awakens.

Once you jump into an Episode of your choosing you are presented with the classic opening of Star Wars with an overview of the plot. You will start off (depending on which episode you choose) in your character’s spaceship or on a planet.

The quest system is easy to understand as it highlights where you must go and if on the ground shows a path towards it rather than having to blindly guess where to go.

The combat system has been updated to minimise the effectiveness of button mashing and encourage combos which is displayed on the side of the screen. This helps diversify battles in order to not make them repetitive.

I enjoy the new combat system added in this game as it adds a level of strategy to the fight scenes compared to older titles. Graphics have been enhanced in the next gen versions; they seem richer and more detailed but still complement the LEGO aesthetic.

As with other games in this franchise, if you have missed collectables and want to 100% an episode you can go back and retry the level rather than having to make a new save file which throws you back to the beginning or be sent to an earlier episode due to the progression.

What I dislike about the game is that some of the menus can be confusing due to the amount of content included on them. For instance, the character menu could be simplified by only showing categories that have one or more characters unlocked or have an option to show or hide these options. Another option that I would like to be included would be an option while making the save file to say how experienced you are, and based on how you answer it (e.g., Beginner, Experienced, etc.) the less aid you will receive in game.

This game is an excellent addition to the LEGO Star Wars Franchise. From the improved visual fidelity offered by the power of the Xbox Series Consoles and the PS5, to the enhanced play style of the game. It is a must buy for both resuming players and new.

Available on XBox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch and PC 5/4/22 (PEGI 7) 4.5 Stars

Youth #Gottit View:

This is quite potentially the best LEGO Star Wars game ever. Its all there and great fun to play. Also don’t think you know for sure what you’re about to see in the story. This is everything you know with a few twists and surprises here and there. Highly Recommended!!!