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We Put Together a Christmas Gift Guide So You Don’t have To

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Feeling lazy already? Isn’t Christmas season just EXHAUSTING? Yes. Say it with me. It’s totally ok to admit it. It’s also totally ok to admit that you’ve been defeated by the mere fact that Christmas shopping is not as fun as it sounds like. Streets are always packed (Hello there, social anxiety). The sizes you want for clothes are never available online during that period.

So we say, fuck that. Let’s go full-on geek. We put together a Christmas Gift Guide together for your pleasure only.

Let’s crack on.

 

Suicide Squad – Blu-ray/DVD + Joker Vinyl Figure

 

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Suicide Squad is the latest DC installment where the worst of the worst and are recruited by the government to try and do some good for once, starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto and many more.

P.s. We never thought we’d actually say this but Joker looks SO ADORBS.

 

Funko Pop! Vinyl Dancing Baby Groot

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This Dancing Groot Vinyl POP! Character Joins the Guardians O/T Galaxy Range. Dancing Groot is a new addition to the ever growing POP range. Tip: Buy it for yourself and let it hang out with you at work.

 

Me Before You – Blu-ray/DVD

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Experience the joy of what life and love have to offer with this global box office hit Me Before You, starring Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin and based on the critically acclaimed, best selling novel by Jojo Moyes.

 

I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it” double LP

 

The 1975 won our hearts this year with their hauntingly beautiful album. Okay, so did Kings of Leon but their album cover wasn’t as pretty so we went with this one. Buy this lovely vinyl to that vintage friends of yours. The 17 track album from The 1975, includes the singles Love Me & The Sound and our very very favorite Paris.

 

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old – Book
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Synopsis

‘Another year and I still don’t like old people. Me? I am 83 years old.’

Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he had to visit his doctor more than he’d like. Technically speaking he is … elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums?

Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs – not least his new endeavour the anarchic Old-But-Not Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in – the woman Hendrik has always longed for – he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what’s left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences.

The indomitable Hendrik Groen – Holland’s unlikeliest hero – has become a cultural phenomenon in his native Netherlands and now he and his famously anonymous creator are conquering the globe. A major Dutch bestseller, The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen will not only delight older readers with its wit and relevance, but will charm and inspire those who have years to go before their own expiry date.

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 ¼ Years Old is published in the UK by Michael Joseph at £12.99 hardback/eBook http://hyperurl.co/hendrikgroen

 

Got a nephew? Secret kid? A horribly cute little brother?

We got you covered.

 

Pete’s Dragon – Blu-ray/DVD

 

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A reimagining of Disney’s cherished family film, Pete’s Dragon is the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon. “Pete’s Dragon” stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley and Wes Bentley.

 

LEGO: Dimensions Video Game

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The most recent Lego title Lego Dimensions combines many TV, film and gaming universes all together into one fantastic Lego universe. Featuring the voices of Gary Oldman, Chris Pratt, Will Arnettt and many more. This is the perfect game to play with friends and family and with the new packs releasing every few months it’s a game that will never get old.

 

Strapped for cash? We’ve been there.

Stand by our Twitter account as we’ll announce a Christmas Giveaway for you in the following days ?

“Cut The Crap” Film Review: La La Land

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Okay first things first. Let’s get this out of the way. I absolutely hate romantic films. In my book, 80% of romance/love films are total garbage. Over-simplified relationships, horribly cheese pick up lines that make you gag, gender double standards and horribly written female characters are all part of your average romance film.

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But every once in a while, we get a gem that gets carved in our hearts forever (Think of The Eternal Sunshine Of A Spotless Mind) and raise the bar to a whole different kind of level.

La La Land is not just a gem. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime gem. We just DON’T GET these kinds of films anymore, specially in the american cinema.

It’s not just the script. It’s not just the photography. It’s not even just the acting. It’s the magnificent blend of these three elements (okay along with the exceptional Ryan dance moves) that make the movie stay with you for a long time.

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I feel like it’s almost pointless to mention how PAINFULLY GOOD Emma Stone & Ryan Gosling were. Okay, especially Emma. I’m already rooting for my ginger precious cookie at the Oscars (bye bye Natalie Portman).

I still think about the film. I think about the start of it. I really miss the start. And I miss the second act even more. The third act almost rushed me out of the screening. I was an utter wreck. But I’ve never embraced a ‘personal wreckage’ as much as this in my life.

La La Land is a vintage love letter to the city of angels. It’s a love letter to all the relationships out there, the ones that worked and the ones that didn’t. It’s a love letter about that first wink someone gave you at the subway or that time someone held your hand and didn’t let you go. It’s a modern fairytale with flawed princes and princesses.

The range of emotions I felt during the film can’t be measured. And hell, I don’t even like stupid musicals.

Go watch the film when it’s out in your country. Please do that. And then go watch it again with someone you love.

It is THAT GOOD.

 

Special thanks to FDA (UK Film Distributors Association) for their invite to the screening.

Propcake’s La La Land DiCaps Rating: 5/5

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