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  1. Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War
    It is a face off we could see coming since the first Avengers movie, but now it is here and we can’t wait any longer! Captain America finds himself on the other side of the fence when collateral damage from an incident involving the Avengers calls for politicians take action in restricting their activity. The team are divided into an all out Civil War and you can witness it in cinemas from Friday 29th April! Captain America The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding, merging and crossing over at every turn and for Captain America: Civil War we see a whole host of characters come together! We will see Falcon, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther and even Spiderman will finally be included! The new Captain America film shows him heading a new team of Avengers who are continuing to keep humanity safe. After yet another incident causes collateral damage, pressure is mounted to create a system where superheroes would be held accountable for their actions. This new found status-quo splits the Avengers team down the middle and they are forced to take sides, with Captain America who wishes to remain free of oppression and Iron Man who has curiously decided to support the overseeing. Continue reading →
  2. London MCM Comic Con

    London MCM Comic Con
    Comic ConThe biggest comic convention in Britain is coming and it is going to be awesome! While Bournemouth has done well taking on its own film and comic con event, it is simply dwarfed by the magnitude of the MCM Comic Con in London. There will be stalls as far as the eye can see selling memorabilia, comics, signed prints and plenty of handmade goodies too. You could find just about anything your imagination might conjure up in this place. It doesn’t matter if you’re a film buff, diehard fan, or anime lover, you will be dazzled! Continue reading →
  3.  Batman Vs Superman Easter Eggs Spoilers + More!

    As suggested in the title, this blog contains SPOILERS of Batman Vs Superman! If you don’t want to ruin the film for yourselfBatman Vs Superman I suggest you go and watch it now! P.S. Superman dies..... Batman Vs Superman So if you’ve seen Batman Vs Superman you will know that it is basically just one giant DC Easter Egg! With so many links and hints to other characters and comics it’s hard to know where to start. The Robin suit, for instance, heavily implies that he was killed off by the Joker. Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) is seen to be opening meta-human files of Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg in the order of the films upcoming releases. Batman’s Knightmare scene hints that Darkseid will soon make an appearance as it contains both his parademons and his Omega emblem.  Even Green Lantern’s love interest, Carol Ferris, has a cameo in the new movie. And even with all of these hidden gems, people still hated this movie! The trick is to use the comics as a reference, not other superhero movies. Continue reading →
  4. Wizard of Oz Easter Panto

    Wizard of Oz Easter Panto
    Bournemouth’s Easter panto is The Wizard of Oz! From 2nd April you’ll be whisked off to a magical land with Dorothy and herWizard of Oz dog Toto. With a star studded cast and plenty of sing-a-longs it will a panto that the whole family can enjoy! Wizard of Oz Bournemouth Pavilion will spring to life this Easter with a professional production from Enchanted Entertainment. Watch in awe as L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on stage on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April. The star studded cast includes Dani Harmer from Tracey Beaker as Dorothy and comedy legend Bobby Davro playing the Scarecrow. You may also recognise Andrew Fleming from Britain’s Got Talent who will be playing the Tin Man! Continue reading →
  5. Batman vs Superman

    Batman vs Superman
    Here comes the most eagerly anticipated movie of the year! Batman vs Superman “Dawn of Justice” is going to be an Batman Vs Supermanadrenaline filled smash hit and we could not be more excited. It will hit UK cinemas from Friday 25th March so book your tickets now before they’re gone! Batman vs Superman After the battle against General Zod, Metropolis has been destroyed and controversy surrounds Superman here on Earth. While some still see him as an icon of hope, many want justice for the danger and destruction he brought to Earth. Bruce Wayne sees Superman as a danger to society and fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power allowed to stay ungoverned and so Batman declares war upon him. However, a dark new threat arises from someone who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction. Continue reading →
  6. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1
    After the huge success of the first Bournemouth Film and Comic Con in August 2015, Showmasters are back for round 2! Comic ConOn Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March Bournemouth International Centre will be buzzing with heroes and villains galore! Comic Con! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con promises to bring you big name stars all underneath one roof and with such high profile guests in 2015, the anticipation is killing us! They are holding their cards close to their chests at the moment and teasing us with a slow trickle of stars like Dr. Who’s Noel Clarke and Jemma Redgrave. Wrestling legend Al Snow will also be making an appearance on both days, as will artist Davide Fabbrie. Continue reading →
  7. Harry Potter For World Book Day!

    Harry Potter For World Book Day!
    One of the biggest book series ever released is of course, Harry Potter written by the incredibly talented J.K. Rowling. It is always a huge theme for World Book Day so be sure to get in quick before Thursday 3rd March for your costumes and accessories! Harry Potter Since the release of the first novel Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone in 1997 it has been a huge hit for children and adults alike. The idea of magic and mystery is exciting at any age so it’s understandable that it is the most popular character for World Book Day year after year. If you’re looking for a fantastic Harry Potter costume for yourself or your little one then you need look no further than Hollywood! We have a great range available for any size or budget. Continue reading →
  8. The Oscars 2016!

    The Oscars 2016!
    The 88th Academy Award Oscars will be taking place on Sunday 28th February. Who is your favourite actor this year? What will be Oscarsthe best film? The suspense is killing us! Will this be DiCaprio’s year for an Oscar?! Who knows? The Oscars There are some HUGE contenders for this year’s Oscars including the running for visual effects which is a massive fantasy battle between mega hits like Star Wars, Mad Max and Jurassic World! How are they ever going to choose? The nominees for the Original Score category are longer than your arm; including “Bride of Spies” and “The Hateful Eight” and the leading actress competition is fierce. Continue reading →
  9. Roald Dahl For World Book Day!

    Roald Dahl For World Book Day!
    Roald Dahl Costumes! When world book day comes around there is only one author on everyone’s lips and that is the legendary Roald Dahl. He Roald Dahlinspired all ages with his tales of magic, wonder and wit. So on Thursday 3rd March why not dress your child as one of his best loved characters? BFG With the new Disney adaptation of the BFG coming soon this year, it’s the perfect time to get your costume! Transform into the friendly giant with this fantastic children’s costume which comes complete with a top and trousers, those famous ears and of course, the magic horn. Continue reading →
  10. Deadpool Movie!

    Deadpool Movie!
    So who has seen the Deadpool movie in the cinema over Valentine’s weekend? I know I did and I LOVED it! If you want to Deadpoolsee a film that will have you crying with laughter the whole way through then buy your tickets now. It will be showing in all good cinemas so there’s no excuse to miss it! Deadpool We’ve seen some glimpses of Deadpool here and there in the X-Men movies and it was about time his story was told. And boy did they give it to you straight! It’s R-Rated, there’s gore and the comical timing will have you howling. What more could you ask for from the most controversial hero/anti-hero in the Marvel universe? Ryan Reynolds had been waiting for 11 years to make this movie and his enthusiasm certainly shines through. The advertising alone has been a huge hit with the pubic with funny Valentines style images with Deadpool sprawled on a fur rug in front of an open fire and making hearts with his hands. In an interview Reynolds claimed that he stole the Deadpool suit by walking off set still dressed in it. We don’t blame you Ryan! Continue reading →
  11. Have A Safe World Book Day

    Have A Safe World Book Day
    World Book Day returns for its 19 year on Thursday 3rd March and here at Hollywood we have safety in mind. As you may have seen recently there has been much talk about the safety requirements surrounding children’s fancy dress costumes. Buying fake fancy dress can be a huge problem, especially online where you cannot see what you are purchasing. Here at Hollywood we only buy from responsible suppliers such as Smiffy’s! So when you’re buying your child’s World Book Day fancy dress costume, you can do so with piece of mind here at Hollywood. Smiffy's New In! Not only will you get high quality, rigorously tested fancy dress costumes, you’ll be getting the best new products around! Check out these great new costumes especially for World Book day 2016! Madagascar Madagascar has been a huge hit with the kids (young and old) since its release so we’re sure you’ll love this new line! Bring out your kid’s wild side with Alex and the gang! You will be spoilt for choice with all 6 of the main characters available. Your little one can be Alex the lion, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo, Marty the zebra, King Jullian the lemur or even one of the adorable penguins! These costumes are perfect for groups of friends or even on their own as they have so much character that each one is recognisable! Continue reading →
  12. Rocky Horror Hits Southampton!

    Rocky Horror Hits Southampton!
    On Monday 22nd February Southampton Mayflower Theatre will be awash with glitter, feathers, lace and lipstick as The Rocky Horror Show explodes onto the stage! Rocky Horror Is Back! After a record breaking world tour Richard O’Brien’s classic show is back and bolder than ever! Prepare yourselves for plenty of fun, frolics and even a little bit of fornication! With...
  13. New Year Costumes!

    New Year is a time to party all your troubles away and start the next year as you mean to go on! For many people that will New Yearmean putting on your nicest clothes and raising a glass of champagne, but here at Hollywood we like to do things a little differently! Fancy dress is fast becoming a New Year staple and with each year we see wilder and weirder costumes emerge, but there will always be those few firm favourites. If you’re thinking of donning a funny costume to see in 2016 then check out some of our fancy dress ideas here. Continue reading →
  14. Star Wars - The Force Awakens

    Star Wars - The Force Awakens
    It’s the film we’ve all been waiting 10 years for and it’s finally so close that we can almost touch it! I am, of course, talking Star Warsabout Star Wars “The Force Awakens”. There are some very high hopes for the new edition to an already huge saga and Disney has a lot to prove! Will it be the movie of the decade? Star Wars Star Wars is a franchise known all around the world. Since the release of the first movie in 1977, the empire (real and fictional) has grown more than anyone could have imagined. Whether you’ve seen the films or not, you know the characters because they are everywhere! Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker have become household names and you can’t go to any convention without seeing at least one group of Stormtroopers. Star Wars has such a dedicated fan base too, with people doing good deeds in the name of the force, like The SO16 troopers who often take part in charity events dressed head to toe in authentic Star Wars costumes! Continue reading →
  15. Bournemouth 7's Festival

    Bournemouth 7's Festival
    Come and join the largest sport and music festival in the world! It’s back and bigger and better than ever! I am, of course, talking about Bournemouth 7'sBournemouth 7’s Festival. What Is Bournemouth 7's? Every year on the last Bank Holiday weekend of May, thousands gather for the biggest festival Bournemouth has to offer and this year will certainly be no exception! Over 30,000 visitors attend Bournemouth 7’s each year and it’s easy to see why. With a whole array of sporting events for local teams to take part in and a huge party atmosphere, it’s every student’s dream! Bournemouth 7’s Festival was launched in 2008 by Diamond Sporting Group and very quickly became known as “the sporting Glastonbury” There are almost 400 teams going head to head in rugby, netball, hockey and dodge ball tournaments so there will be nonstop sporting action all weekend. Continue reading →
  16. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    May the 4th be with all of you lovely lot on Star Wars Day!May the 4th What Is Star Wars day? While May the 4th isn’t considered an official holiday it is celebrated worldwide by the adoring fans of the Star Wars films. The date was an obvious choice due to the pun of “May the force be with you”. Not only the 4th, but the 5th of May became part of the celebration with “Revenge of the 5th” a play on words of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith”. May has always been a month of great significance for die hard Star Wars fans with all 6 of the live actions movies debuting in May, the first on 25th May 1977. It is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th so even more reason to celebrate! With the help of the internet fans managed to connect across the globe and unite for something they loved and Star Wars Day took off like an X-34 Landspeeder! Continue reading →
  17. Sing-A-Long Frozen

    Sing-A-Long Frozen
    It’s every child’s favourite Disney movie; it has won countless awards and has songs so catchy that even parents can’t stop singing them. I am, of course, talking about Disney’s Frozen! We all know and love the adventure of Frozen and I’m sure by now your child could recite the entire movie start to finish. It’s every little girl’s dream...
  18. The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard Of Oz
    This February we’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Wizard of Oz at Bournemouth Pavilion! From the 19th-21st February Swish of the Curtain are showing off their stunning adaptation of The Wizard of Oz and we cannot wait. Join Dorothy and her adorable companion Toto in their fantastical journey home! What's The Wizard Of Oz About? After dropping her house on a witch, young Dorothy finds herself quite lost in a magical world. She sets off to meet a famous wizard that may be able to get here safely back to Kansas. On her way down the yellow brick road she encounters some very mysterious characters and makes friends with some unlikely fellows. A Scarecrow in need of a brain is first to join her followed by a Tin Man who wants a heart more than anything and of course, the lion that needs to find some courage. Put on your ruby slippers and come and be part of their stunning musical adventure, where danger is never far away. Prepare to be blow away by this sing-a-long classic! Continue reading →
  19. Do You Need A Costume For New Year?

    Do You Need A Costume For New Year?
    Wearing fancy dress costumes for New Year parties is becoming more and more popular every year and there is never any shortage of themes and designs to choose from! Where ever you're celebrating this year, make it memorable in a funny fancy dress costume from Hollywood. Drinks CostumesNew Year Costume If you’re ready to drink the night away to see the new year in then why not show it in style? Get your drink on quite literally with one of our epic alcohol themed costumes. For the ladies we have the ever so sexy Jägermeister and Jack Daniels inspired dresses, which come complete with cute bottle cap hats. If you’re looking for couples costumes then you partner can dress to match! For the guys there are plenty of brilliant drinks costumes to choose from. We have beer, tequila and vodka bottles as well as the paddy pint, inspired by Guinness! Food Costumes We all know and love the classic banana costume. It is always a New Year staple, so if you’re holding a party and there’s no human banana, you’re missing out! If you’re looking for a tasty costume then the fun doesn’t stop there, why not be bright and be seen in a funny carrot costume or super hot in a spicy chilli costume! If you’re more of a junk food junkie then go for something yummy like the golden fries or the saucy hot dog! There’s plenty of food for thought here at Hollywood! Continue reading →
  20. New CGI Series Star Wars Rebels Soon to Be Released

    Supreme-Edition-Darth-Vader-CostumeAfter the cancellation of The Clone Wars due to the recent Disney acquisition of the Start Wars brand, Star Wars fans are looking forward to the October release of a brand new CGI animated series produced by Lucusfilm Animation. The series, Star Wars Rebels, will take place 5 years before Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith so about the time that the game series The Force Unleashed was set in. Continue reading →

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