Anyone with their finger on the pulse of cult TV will remember the series Wonderfalls. The show only lasted one season and originally aired a decade ago but it is a gem and falls into that long list of shows that were cancelled long before their time. Having only aired in the UK on Sky One it has taken a long time for Wonderfalls to make it to UK DVD but the long wait is over on 28th October 2013.
If you aren’t Wonderfalls-savvy then let me fill you in. The series revolves around Jaye Tyler (Caroline Dhavernas), a recent graduate who is stuck in a dead-end job in a Niagra Falls gift shop. Her uneventful life takes on a strange new direction when inanimate objects start telling her to do things. Unsure whether she is actually receiving messages from a higher power or simply going insane Jaye soon finds that following the objects’ advice leads to unexpected, often remarkable, consequences.
The show is very funny, incredibly unique, and is much mourned by myself. While I would encourage you to buy the DVD when it is released next week we do have one copy to giveaway to a Mild Concern reader so for a chance to win simply fill out the form below:
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Entrants much be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 28th October 2013 at 5pm. One winner will be selected at random from the entries submitted and the prize will be sent to the address given in the entry.
As you may remember we at Mild Concern are trying to eschew our London bias by attending not just Raindance and the London Film Festival this October but also sending our Northern Correspondent Rach along to the No/Gloss Film Festival in Leeds.
No/Gloss is a showcase of truly independent film making running on the 19th and 20th October 2013 in Canal Mills up in Leeds. You can read more about this great enterprising festival in our earlier post and be sure to check out the new interactive programme and decide what gems you can uncover. Rach has found hers:
Now I know what you’re thinking, “I thought you mentioned a ticket giveaway?”. And we are! We have one weekend ticket to the festival to giveaway and to enter our competition there is a three-pronged attack plan. The first two requirements are that you “like” the facebook page and click to attend the event. Then just enter your name and email address in the form below so that I know who are entries from Mild Concern and can select one of you at random.
For anyone who doesn’t win but does enter I will be sending you a 25% off promo code to use on the No/Gloss official ticket page so in many ways there are no losers in this game. Have at it:
The competition is open to UK residents age 18 and over only and you must be able to get yourself to the festival. Rach will not be giving you a lift. A winner will be selected at random on 24th September 2013 when this competition closes, at which point I will double-check the winner has fulfilled their social media obligations and pass their details on to the festival.
Now that we’ve all calmed down from the excitement of Doctor Who, or simply dared to return online now that everyone has stopped screaming, we can get on with business.
At the weekend I gave some praise to BBC drama Top of the Lake which is currently a few weeks away from its shattering conclusion (I’ve seen it, it made me anxious) and now I am going to make it even easier for you to get your peepers on the show by giving away a copy of the series on DVD.
If you want to binge watch an amazing crime drama with complex characters set in New Zealand and starring Elisabeth Moss as a detective returning to her hometown to investigate the disappearance of a pregnant 14 year old (nice synopsis insertion there if I do say so myself) then simply enter your details below for a chance to win.
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Entrants much be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 19th August 2013 at 5pm. One winner will be selected at random from the entries submitted and the prize will be sent to the address given in the entry.
Top of the Lake BBC DVD and Blu Ray will be available from to buy from iTunes and Amazon on 19th August and comes with exclusive behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew.
There are many things in life which can be made all the more pleasurable simply by being moved outside. Film is no exception to this rule.
Live by the Lake is a series of summer concerts performed at Kenwood House in North West London across six days from August 23rd-25th and August 30th-September 1st. This is a great excuse to grab a picnic and enjoy live music in an outdoor setting. The full line-up is below:
August 23rd: SUEDE and special guests BRITISH SEA POWER
August 24th: ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY and the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
August 25th: KEANE and special guest LAURA MVULA
August 30th: ‘SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN’ – film screening, score performed by the ROYAL PHILHARMONIC CONCERT ORCHESTRA
August 31st: ANA MARIA MARTINEZ and the ENGLISH NATIONAL OPERA ORCHESTRA
September 1st: MICHAEL BALL and friends sing GERSHWIN
No surprise the event that really stick out for us is the screening of Singin’ in the Rain on 30th August. Not only is this a great film that was surely a major inspiration for The Artist but the score will be performed live by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. And let’s not forget that you can watch all this while eating a picnic. Picnics and films are made to go together.
Tickets are now on sale at kenwood.seetickets.com or if you feeling lucky we have 2 tickets to give away to a Mild Concern reader.
To win the tickets simply enter your details in the form below:
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Entrants much be at least 18 years of age and be a UK resident. The competition closes on 15th August 2013 at 5pm. You must be free on 30th August 2013 and able to get yourself to Kenwood House under your own steam.
You may remember me gushing last month about The Comedian, the story of a stand-up comic struggling with life and love in modern-day London. For me the film really captured something truthful about what it is like to live in a large vibrant city and the excitement and the loneliness it can bring. Real my full review for lots of gushing and attempts at sounding intelligent.
All too often I sing the praises of a film whilst knowing full well that most people won’t get the opportunity to see it. Thankfully in the case of The Comedian I have three copies to give away on DVD. I have taken the bold decision to give these away as three prizes rather than leave one lucky winner in the slightly awkward position of having the same film on DVD three times.
To enter simply enter you details below. The competition is open to UK residents over 18 years old. The competition closes on 29th July 2013 at 5pm at which time three winners will be chosen at random and the prizes sent to the addresses as provided below.
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The Comedian is released on DVD on 30th July and is a treat of a film.