Personalise Your Home With Posters

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Other ways to bring your favourite films and TV shows into your home

Who says your favourite films or TV series are limited to your screen? How a home is decorated says a lot about the person who lives there and there are plenty of reasons to embellish your home with all the good visual memories and scenes that pop culture has given us over the years. Ideally, production companies would love fans to decorate their homes with movie merchandise as they generate marketing and royalty potential. But if you are not too keen on saving up for expensive collectable items, purchasing posters can be an inexpensive alternative. There are a number of ways to personalise your home with them and only cost a couple of £’s, whether you buy them at a video store, second hand or online.

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Personalising your home with movie posters

Take the opportunity to really let your personality shine through; add some life to those boring white walls with the face of your idolised movie character or film poster. Thankfully for those with no clue on interior design, a simple poster (or posters), can do wonders in livening up a room. The combinations really are endless with Homedit providing a few pointers on making the most out of setting them up in your house. Having a theme, even spacing layout or having them framed are ways to have them pop out and make them a centerpiece of a particular space.

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TV series taking the limelight

Funnily enough, it is not just movies and movie posters that are in demand. TV series as well have really made a comeback over the years with well-written and produced shows making its mark on news platforms and internet forums. Channels like HBO, and the UK’s Channel 4 and BBC One are living proof of this with series like Doctor Who, Sherlock Holmes, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and The Wire engaging millions of fans from all over the world with their high production and interest in breaking down the boundaries of TV show conformities. An example of its popularity? The Guardian reports BBC making £181.6m alone from merchandise.

With winter coming up, now is definitely the time to make a list of favourite series to watch. If you haven’t managed to see these series out yet, we highly recommend you to as they make a delightful chance to the same-old reality TV show. Who knows? You might even find yourself becoming a fan and splashing out on a TV show poster or figurine?

Competition Time – Win a 12.0 MP HD Digital Video Camcorder

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One Lucky reader of Geeks Have Landed will win a 12.0 MP HD Digital Video Camcorder worth £80. (Courtesy of Ladbrokes)

Ladbrokes are launching a new TV advertisement called ‘Oddsfather Multisport’ as a play on the Godfather movies.  The TV advert shows ‘The Oddsfather’ inspired by Don Vito Corleone ‘The Godfather’ sitting in an armchair wearing a Ladbrokes pinky ring and moodily stroking a pet hedgehog, granting punters great odds and offers for their favourite sporting events.

To support this new campaign we would like to arrange a competition on geekshavelanded.com called ‘Make a scene’, where you will use your talent to create your favourite movie scene with the help of photos or video.

You can use your mobile a camera or a video camera to take a picture/film of you and your friends or family recreating a scene from your favourite film, and one of these entries will definitely win a 12.0 MP Digital Video Camcorder worth £80. (See full details of the prize)

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The winner will have their winning picture/movie featured on the geekshavelanded.com website our Facebook Page and Twitter Feed with a link back to your Twitter/Facebook Page or Website if you have one and want us to do that as an extra bonus. (great if you want an extra boost for your profile)

To make this as easy as possible to enter you can send your photo/film to us via Twitter, Facebook or Email using the following links:

Email : info@geekshavelanded.com

Twitter: @Geekshavelanded

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GeeksHaveLanded

Ladbrokes have launched a platform called The Ladbrokes Vegas Platform (Launched in partnership with leading games developer Playtech), this platform will initially host over 70 online games, with more to follow, suitable for either desktop or mobile device to accommodate gamers on the go.

The most appealing aspect of the new Ladbrokes Vegas suite is that its games can all be played for free so that prospective players can try before they buy into the action.

One of the major tie-ins of the Ladbrokes Suite comes courtesy of Marvel Comics, who have supplied many of the site’s most-played games to date. With games featuring the likes of Captain America, The Incredible Hulk and Iron Man, fans of the recent comic book boom are very much catered for.

Other big names to make an appearance include Frankie Dettori, who lends his likeness to a horse-racing game called Magic Seven, while hit TV series The Sopranos also contributes their tough-talking atmosphere to provide an edge for those players who like to play gritty.

So get thinking about your favourite film, a scene you can re-create and send them to us on one of the links above.

Good Luck.

 

 

“After Earth” a gift from Will Smith to his son

For the sake of its young star it’s a great pity that M. Night Shyamalan’s After Earth is not a lot better. Somehow the parts of this film are superior to the sum.

Jaden Smith is likeable and convincing as Kitai Raige, a teenager shipwrecked on an inhospitable Earth with his injured father. The young character has the awesome task of trekking alone 100 kilometres through a redwood forest to activate an emergency beacon. Jaden Smith has the equally impressive job of being the sole actor on screen for much of the picture. After Earth is certainly a performance for him to be proud of.

It goes without saying that Jaden’s father Will Smith knows his way around a cinema screen. His character, the stoical Cypher Raige is intriguingly unlike his usual roles. Sophie Okonedo and Zoe Kravitz complete the main cast as mother and daughter Raige.

The After Earth plot idea came from Will Smith and feels like a gift to his son. It is a coming of age story about a young man who finds his inner strength with the support of his father. It also follows a classic hero on a journey improves himself story arc.

This is all very well, but After Earth simply fails to engage the senses.

There are some clever visual design features, including the architecture of Kitai’s home and the organic feel of the spaceship interiors.

Unfortunately the CGI animals are not convincing.  The big cats in particular are a let down so soon after Richard Parker the tiger in Life of Pi. As the setting is a forest, the plant and wildlife cinematography should be magnificent, but sadly it isn’t. To my eye this is After Earth’s big failing.

The Earth is a major character in this movie and she simply isn’t given the chance to shine.

It strikes me that After Earth had the potential to be a Buddhist version of Life of Pi. Both are stories about teenagers on a journey alone in the wilds. The newer film  is punctuated with a feel the present motif, just as Life of Pi has a lot of God in it.

Perhaps an Ang Lee remake is due?

Competition: Win A 12 Months Subscription To LOVEFiLM

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Geeks Have Landed have teamed up with LOVEFiLM for an awesome competition for you lucky readers.

To celebrate the release of the upcoming superman film ‘Man Of Steel’ this June, LOVEFiLM wanted to find a superhero of their own so left it down to us to find out which of our readers could hold the mighty powers to battle evil on their behalf! They need someone with some awesome super power. Maybe they have laser eyes that can cut through steel, maybe they can lift buildings and throw them at their enemies or maybe they just have the ability to cook an entire roast dinner in under 20 minutes. Either way it has been bestowed upon us the task to find the ultimate hero! It could be you!

As a prize they are giving us a 12 months subscription to LOVEFiLM to give to the chosen one so you have 24/7, 365 days of access to literally thousands of the hottest films, TV Series’ and games online or sent direct to your home! Sounds pretty sweet right?

To win this fantastic prize all you need to do is answer the question ‘If you were a superhero, what would your super power be?’

Let us know and we will pick who we think has the best super power to be the the ultimate winner and LOVEFiLM’s hero!

Comment below with your answer, then share on Twitter and Facebook. Good luck! Check out more info on LOVEFiLM at – http://www.lovefilm.com/


Win: A Movie Wall Mural Art Worth Up To £500

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Calling all movie art lovers!

We’ve teamed up with Photowall.co.uk to give one lucky reader the chance to win their choice of wall mural up to the value of £500 from their collection. So whether you’re a fan of Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe or John Malkovich, chances are, there’ll be something there to make your walls look an awful lot cooler.

If it was my choice, I’d be going for this beauty…

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Photowall has an amazing mural collection of retro looking film and movie star themed motifs, such as James Bond (Sean Connery), Audrey Hepburn, Robert De Niro, and James Dean among many others.

To enter the competition, first Follow us on Twitter and then tweet us the name of your favourite movie star followed by #photowall – We’ve made it easy with the buttons below:



Zach Braff’s Film Receives $2 million on Kickstarter

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The hilarious Zach Braff has successfully reached his $2 million funding goal for his new film project ‘Wish I Was Here’, a follow up to the magnificent Garden State, which was also written and directed by the Scrubs actor. Braff launched the project on Kickstarter, after seeing how successful the Veronica Mars movie project became earlier this year.

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