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  1. Star Trek Turns 50!

    Star Trek Turns 50!
    Star TrekStar Trek has given us so much in the last half century so it’s only fair that we celebrate the franchise in style! Here in the UK, the best place to go is going to be the NEC in Birmingham for your Trekkie fix! Star Trek Boldly going where no one has gone before, Star Trek opened up a world of imagination for children and adults alike back in 1966 when the first series aired on television in America. William Shatner as the dashing Captain T. Kirk, Leonard Nemoy as Spock and DeForest Kelley as Leonard McCoy was a dream team aboard The USS Enterprise. Sci-Fi fans could not get enough and it soon became a cult classic and still is to this day. With modern re-makes and re-imaginings there is no end to Star Trek’s popularity. Currently there have been 13 movies and 7 different television series, which shows just how much there is to explore within this franchise! Continue reading →
  2. Bournemouth Freshers 2016!

    Bournemouth Freshers 2016!
    It’s that time of year again, when Bournemouth welcomes then next generation of University Freshers! You’re bright eyed, bushy tailed and ready to party so don’t waste any time! Come and see us today to get yourself party ready. This year’s event themes include: The Freshers Zoo Early bird tickets have already sold out for this event so get in quick before standard tickets run out too! Mark Tuesday 20th September on your calendars because it’s time to go wild at Cameo. From 10pm until 3am you’ll be treated to the best music in town, huge inflatables and sexy animal dancers! Everyone dresses up for this event so don’t get left out. Come and pick up your tiger onsie, monkey mask or leopard ears now! We also stock a huge selection of face paints to get you party ready in no time! Thai Moon Party Expect lots of UV face and body paints for this one! Wednesday 21st will be the Thai Moon party and Aruba will be alive with neon lights, fresh cocktails and the best hip hop and house music going. Come and snap up some glow sticks and UV face and body paints before they’re all gone! Continue reading →
  3. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 2!

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 2!
    Bournemouth FilmBournemouth Film and Comic Con is returning to the B.I.C for the second event of 2016! If you enjoyed yourself at the March con then make sure you book tickets for the 3rd and 4th of September to see even more great stalls, guests and games! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con The very first Bournemouth con was hosted by Showmasters in the B.I.C, the town’s most popular venue, in September last year. Since then we’ve had a March film and comic con, which was smaller than the original event. We’re hoping that September is going to bring back the huge crowds and crazy cosplays! Continue reading →
  4. Suicide Squad Is Here!

    Suicide Squad Is Here!
    Suicide SquadOk, so let’s talk about Suicide Squad... It may not have received glowing reviews from all of the critics, but that hasn’t stopped people flocking in their thousands to catch a glimpse of DC’s best bad guys! The Stars We’ve known the stars of this movie for a long time now and marketing weren’t shy with the teasers and clips. Margot Robbie was the perfect blend of sexy and kooky for her role as Harley Quinn. It will definitely be one of the most iconic roles of her career and we hope to see more of her in upcoming DC movies! Will Smith will always be a great action hero and Suicide Squad proves he’s still got it. He’s stern, strong and the perfect person to play Dead Shot. He also delivers one of the best comedy lines of the movie when referring to the Doomsday machine as a “swirling ring of trash”. Apart from little snippet’s and stills, we didn’t get to see too much of Jared Leto’s Joker. He definitely made this role his own with sarcasm and psychosis that rivals Jack Nicholson’s rendition. Heath Ledger did leave some very big shoes to fill and we’re not sold that Leto was the man to do it. Continue reading →
  5. Superhero Girls From DC!

    Superhero Girls From DC!
    Superhero GirlsWhen your city needs saving, there’s no one better to call than the sassiest bunch of Superheroes this side of the universe! I am, of course, talking about the DC Superhero Girls. It may be a man’s world, but these girls have super powers and they’re not afraid to use them! Superhero Girls We’ve all heard of Supergirl, Batgirl and Wonder Woman; now see where it all began with this stunning animated re-imagining of the ladies of DC. We were all kids once and it can be hard growing up different. These girls may have super powers, but honing your skills is always important, that’s why they go to Super Hero High! Just like us, the Superhero Girls aren’t perfect, Supergirl is clumsy, Poison Ivy is shy and Harley Quinn is just downright unpredictable! Flaws aside, they are all exceptional in their own way and if they work together they can do anything, but not without a few challenges along the way.   Continue reading →
  6. Suicide Squad is Coming!

    Suicide Squad is Coming!
    Suicide SquadIt’s one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2016 and maybe of the decade; I am of course talking about Suicide Squad! The queues at the cinemas are going to be out of door and down the street so add the 5th August to your calendar and book your tickets now! When it comes to superhero movies, we’ve seen it all... Or at least we thought we had until Suicide Squad was announced! The ultimate bad guy’s movie has landed and we cannot wait so see it! Every DC villain has come together for one almighty bad ass movie with plenty of action, explosions and violence. It feels good to be bad and these guys have all the bases covered! Continue reading →
  7. Ghostbusters Are Getting a Makeover!

    Ghostbusters Are Getting a Makeover!
    So far the new Ghostbusters movie has received a very mixed reception of praise and criticism. The first movie trailer was Ghostbustersnotoriously the most disliked YouTube has seen! We’ll just have to wait until this Friday (15th July) to find out for ourselves if this will be a huge hit or a massive flop! Ghostbusters In 1984 the world was given the gift of Ghostbusters with the original movie starring acting legends Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Sigourney Weaver. The Ray Parker Jr. theme tune “Who You Gonna Call?” was catchy, the acting was comical and the action was spot on. What more could you want? Well a sequel of course! While it wasn’t as big as the original, it still received high praise. Since then, it has kept a strong cult following and merchandise has always been available with that iconic logo. Now we’re getting a re-boot... An all female one at that! Continue reading →
  8. Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!

    Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!
    Camp Bestival IsThe UK’s best family festival is back for 2016 and this time it really will be out of this world! Camp Bestival is everything you could want from a festival rolled into one and held at a castle. Camp Bestival Is Back! Camp Bestival is the sister festival to Bestival held annually on the Isle of Wight. From the first event in 2008 it has won multiple awards including Best New Festival in its first year and Best Family Festival four times since! What more excuse could you need to treat the whole family? Get yourself down from Thursday 28th to 31st July for the best long weekend ever! Continue reading →
  9. Father's Day! Cape-less Crusaders

    Father's Day! Cape-less Crusaders
    Father's dayDads. They are the heroes that don't wear capes (At least not all the time), but they are always watching out for you. This Father's Day, take a minute to appreciate all of those tough times that daddy got you through. The modern day father has a lot to contend with now that toddlers know how to use iPhones and everyone loves dressing up (Sorry!), but there are plenty who take this all in their stride! Dad's are a girls first love and a boys first hero so always remember to set good examples for them. Nowadays that includes dressing as princesses with them, so good luck with that! Continue reading →
  10. What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?

    What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?
    SUBU Summer BallSummer Ball is one of the biggest fancy dress events in Bournemouth and the very best on the student calendar. When it comes to what to wear, trust Hollywood Fancy Dress to sort you out with the best costumes and accessories on the coast! Summer Ball From Saturday 11th June to the early hours of Sunday 12th, the students of Bournemouth will be partying harder than they have ever partied before! Will you be joining them? If the answer is yes then you need to check out what we have in store for you for 2016! What To Wear? There have been a whole host of new lines release for 2016, so you can trust us to bring you the freshest fancy dress on the scene. Continue reading →
  11. Harry Paye Day Is Back!

    Harry Paye Day Is Back!
    Arrrr! It’s that time of year again land lubbers! The Pirates of Poole are taking over the Quay for Harry Paye Day! The Pirates of Poole are a local community group who strive to keep the maritime history of Poole alive and they also hold events to raise money for local charities and causes. In 2006 they began an event to celebrate Poole’s most famous and notorious pirate of all and thus Harry Paye Day was born! The day was such a success that it became an annual celebration. Who Was Harry Paye? Harry Paye certainly made a name for himself in the 15th Century, so much so that you still hear the tales to this day. Both Paye and his ship, the Mary , appear in the Kings records as being a transport to Spain, but the Spaniards marked him as a thief. He is said to have stolen the gold cross from the Church of Finisterre... We wouldn’t put it past him! Paye became notorious for burning the Spanish city of Gijion, home of his lover Countess Isabel. All of his terrible escapades drove the Spanish to seek revenge on the dreaded Arripaye! In 1405 passing Spanish and French Galleys discovered that Poole was the home of their nemesis and unleashed a deadly fighting force upon the town. When Harry Paye got wind of destruction to his home and that his brother fell in the horrific battle, he took action! He gathered a fleet of ships and captured French and Spanish cargo vessels, seizing copious amounts of booty, including rather of lot of high quality wine. Paye took the cargo back to Poole and shared it with the town’s people in hope that it would ease the suffering that he bought to them. According to the stories they feasted and drank for days after. Continue reading →
  12. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    We’re still riding on the buzz of Star Wars “The Force Unleashed” and now we’re excitedly anticipating Rogue One: A Star May The 4thWars Story! With all the hype, this is sure to be the biggest May the 4th yet! May The 4th This is a date in the diary of every Star Wars fan across the globe. While Star Wars Day 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 is special for many reasons for die hard Star Wars fans as it is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th and also because all of the original 6 live action films were released in may. Why Lucas Film did not pioneer Star Wars Day, they were certainly happy to embrace it and join their fans in celebrating it each year. In late 2012 Disney bought Lucas Film, including the rights to Star Wars and since has held Star Wars themed events at their parks during the month of May. After the huge success of The Force Unleashed we can all breathe easy that the franchise is in good hands. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this household name in Sci-Fi greatness. Continue reading →
  13. Spider-Man Homecoming. Big News!

    Spider-Man Homecoming. Big News!
    Spider-ManSpider-Man has long been on the receiving end of jokes, memes and jibes for being outcast by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well all of that is about to change! Spider-Man Homecoming In 2017 Spider-Man Homecoming will see Spidey's first MCU movie of his own! It has also been announced that it will feature Iron Man after Robert Downey Jr. signed a deal to be in the movie. Sony and Marvel were reportedly keen to get Downey Jr. on board for Spider-Man after seeing their chemistry in Captain America Civil War. Michael Keaton was rumoured to be playing the main villain of the film, but unfortunately these have been dashed. So who will be the main antagonist of the new movie? Previous Spider-man films have used up a lot of the main villains, but will we be seeing something new with this release? Filming is expected to start in June, so hopefully a rushed decision won’t be a bad one! Continue reading →
  14. 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 →
  15. 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 →
  16. St George 2016!

    St George 2016!
    Thursday 23rd April marks the day of England’s Patron Saint, St George, the dragon slayer. It is a day when English people St Georgeacross the globe join together and celebrate their heritage. Although it is no longer a national holiday, the English still celebrate it with pride by wearing a rose, which is our national symbol and hoisting the St George crest which is our country’s flag and also the centre of the British Union Jack flag. Who Was St George? The legend of St George and the dragon is over one thousand years old and tells of a small town in Libya where a dragon decided to take nest. Each time the villagers went to get water from the nearby spring they would disturb the dragon so they gave it sheep to eat as a distraction. When the village was out of sheep they decided that the only other way to calm the dragon was to sacrifice a girl. The Princess whose name was drawn was sent to be sacrificed, but as she neared the dragons keep, a knight of the Crusade flashed by on his white steed. St George dismounted and drew his sword to fend off the beast and after moments the dragon was slain, saving the Princess’ life. Because of this great and noble act, the village converted to Christianity. Continue reading →
  17.  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 →
  18. 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 →
  19. 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 →
  20. 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 →

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