• May Book Of The Month- The Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes By Suzanne Collins

    Suzanne Collins’ infamous book series, The Hunger Games, revolutionised the very genre of science/dystopian fiction. 10 years after the release of the final book in this trilogy, Collins releases her chilling prequal, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, detailing the fascinating past of the main antagonist of the original...
  • YA Dystopian Adaptations: The Downfall Of A Genre

    Daria Paterek The early 2010’s film industry was dominated by adaptations of young adult dystopian fiction. Producing classics such as The Hunger Games (2012), The Maze Runner (2014), and Divergent (2014) alongside less popular adaptations such as The Giver (2014), The 5th Wave (2016), and Ready Player One (2018)-...
  • Cinema’s Greatest Facial Hair

    As November comes to a close, some of you may have noticed the expected increase of “in your face” facial hair on the men on and off UoN’s campus. The reason behind it all is the yearly tradition of Movember, a way to raise awareness and funds for the...
  • Am I The Only One… Or Are The Hunger Games Films Better Than The Books?

    Ever had an opinion you just couldn’t keep to yourself? Many of our writers feel the same way, and at long last – we’re letting them loose. Get ready for some serious controversy! First up it’s Isobel on The Hunger Games… Don’t get me wrong, I love books and...
  • Trailer Watch – Mockingjay Part 2

    The highly anticipated final chapter to the popular YA franchise, The Hunger Games, has just unleashed its final trailer for Mockingjay: Part 2 and it’s certainly more action-packed than anything from Part 1, including the film itself. Since the actual book had one of the worst-receptions by fans, it...
  • Trailer Watch – Mockingjay Part 2

    Since its humble emergence on cinema screens in 2012, The Hunger Games franchise has grown into one of the largest blockbusters in cinema. With the final instalment close to release, this final trailer shows the franchise is ready to go out with a bang. The very first lines spoken...
  • Trailer Watch – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

    The revolution is coming to an epic end but which side will stand victorious in the final instalment of the Hunger Games franchise? Entitled “Unite”, this first teaser trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 embraces the word itself.  Starting off with the wedding of newly reunited Annie and Finnick, this gives...