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Calling all film buffs, writers and movie lovers!

A brand new competition is searching for the UK’s most inventive and creative film fans to take on Hollywood and come up with an alternate ending to a movie classic for a chance to win £2,000.

If you ever thought you could write a better ending to Dirty Dancing, Pretty Woman or Ghost, then this competition – sponsored by cartridgesave.co.uk – is for you. Whether it’s getting ET home, Bogart and Bergman at the airport, that twist in Sixth Sense, it is the ending that can truly make a movie and this is your chance to give it a rewrite. All The Alties needs is for you put pen to paper and submit 750 words, either as prose or scripted dialogue. Visit www.cartridgesave.co.uk/thealties for full details.

There are five categories to enter: best comedy or rom-com; best action or adventure; best fantasy; sci-fi or horror; best family or animation; and best drama or thriller.

Entries will be judged by jury panel of three acclaimed industry experts: Manchester Metropolitan University’s senior Lecturer of Film Studies Andy Moor, Film & Theatre Critic Kevin Bourke and script writer Martin Paul Roche.


They will award the winning entry with the £2,000 prize fund to be invested as the winner desires – be it film equipment, an adventure to fire your creative juices or a pilgrimage to the heart of film, Hollywood, it’s completely up to you. The competition just wants to reward your fun and creativity handsomely. Two runners-up will receive £250 and The Alties will also be awarding two further entries from each category a box set to the value of £30.

Entrants can get hints and tips from the judges, plus full details of how to enter, at www.cartridgesave.co.uk/thealties.

Judge Kevin Bourke believes everyone has got an alternate ending tucked away waiting to be unleashed. He says: “Every film has twists and turns right up to the end, that’s why we love them so much. Imagining a different twist than the one you see on screen is something everyone has done in the cinema.

“It’s best to start with a film you really love and characters you know inside out – that will make it easier to imagine how else their story might have played out.

“After that, it really is limitless, these people are under your control and you can come up with a finale more explosive than anything Spielberg, Coppola, Scorsese or Orson Welles could imagine!”

Ian Cowley, managing director of cartridgesave.co.uk, comments: “We are massive movie fans and love the idea of challenging writers to imagine ‘what if…?’ with their favourite films from over the years.

“It’s the ultimate director’s cut – to re-do a classic movie the way they’ve always wanted to see it.”

Closing date for entries is 4th September 2015.

Go ahead, make our day! www.cartridgesave.co.uk/thealties

Joss and Main £50 giveaway

Joss and Main £50 giveaway
To be in with a chance of winning a whopping £50 to spend online at Joss and Main sign up with the link here and comment below mentioning your fave item for their collection. Winner will be picked at random on the 23rd July 2014
Good Luck everyone!

My Road Trip Style

My Road Trip Style
My road trip style in conjunction with Round the World Experts is a simple, casual boho style, beautiful style yet comfortable to wear, perfect for enjoying the sights in and out of the car!

Bird Box Review

It’s been a while since I’ve read a book that I literally could not put down. Bird Box has been that book for me, it gripped me from the get go and one Sunday and it all concluded, in fact I’m kinda sad it’s over, someone please tell me there will be a follow up?!

Well if you haven’t heard about it on the grape vine heres a little about the book,


With the sinister domestic setting of GONE GIRL, the creeping chill of Hitchcock and the visceral horror and assured narrative Stephen King, BIRD BOX is an intense, terrifying debut that will change the face of genre fiction.

“Most people ignored the outrageous reports on the news. But they became too frequent, they became too real. And soon, they began happening down the street. Then the Internet died. The television and radio went silent. The phones stopped ringing. And we couldn’t look outside anymore.”

Malorie and her children are trapped indoors, hiding from an unnamed awful presence outside, wearing blindfolds in order to stay alive. If they remove them, a violent suicide will follow. Malorie has two choices – to stay in hiding, isolated, with her children, or to make the terrifying journey down river in a desperate, almost hopeless search for fellow survivors.

A claustrophobic and psychological tour-de-force set in contemporary America from debut author Josh Malerman. Michigan based Josh Malerman is frontman for the Detroit foursome The High Strung. His debut novel BIRD BOX will be published in the UK and US in April 2014.

It’s high up on my list of must reads for all you book worms out there, it isn’t a huge bulky book so at 232 pages it’s perfect for trips or holiday reads or like me, submerge yourself into the apocalyptic world and loose the day to the dark, you won’t regret it.

You can grab a copy for yourself from Amazon right now here or if you need a little more convincing check out the YouTube video here.

If you would like to win a copy of this fantastic read then simply comment below and a winner will be chosen at random on 1st May 2014!