I have decided to do a Halloween special for the Musical Moments feature . . . Considering I usually do those posts on a Monday but thought this absolute brilliant moment from Hocus Pocus was well worthy of a slight change. I will feel the need to try and watch the full film today, but here is the little musical number. Slight Gypsy reference from Bette Midler as well? Ok yes I am a total geek I know! This was always a film that I liked a kid and didn’t find it too scary. A total guilty pleasure now 🙂
So with the release of Spectre, while not the greatest film ever like some people will have you believe. It has reminded me of my love for Daniel Craig and how much I fangirl over him. Yes really. This all started with Casino Royale in all honesty and I don’t have many of his filmography left to watch. So I decided to have a fangirl moment and pick seven of my favourite photos of Daniel Craig . . .
The James Bond film series is known for its repetitive elements. There’s always some witty banter with Q about new gadgets, for example, and we all know about the excitement that surrounds each new “Bond Girl” and each film’s introduction song. Another element that’s always of great interest to fans is the “Bond Car,” which is usually at the cutting edge of the automobile industry.
Ranking the best of these cars over so many years of film is a very subjective process. There is no “best” Bond car by any exact definition (though I suppose the latest would likely offer the highest quality performance), and people’s preferences will always differ. Some, at this point, love looking back on the older Bond cars that are now considered vintage. Others love nothing more than the latest and most impressive vehicles that Daniel Craig has been whizzing around in as 007 for the last few years.
At any rate, in celebration of the release of Spectre, here’s a look back at what I’d list as the top-10 Bond cars . . .
Susie Blake – Q
Kate Fahy – T
Emma Handy – Liz
Sarchia McCormack – Mags
Asif Khan – Actor 1
Richard Teverson – Actor 2
Show Date – Wednesday 28th October 2015
A message from Bond’s past leads him out into the field alone, as MI6 is facing extinction with the 00 programme. For a new world-wide surveillance system which means everyone is being constantly watched everywhere.
Going back to beginning and finding out how and why Peter ended up in Neverland in the first place . . .
After watching Matt Damon on his own for most of the film in The Martian, it made me think about the incredible performances he has put in over the years. I have therefore decided to not choose that performance as one of my seven choices. Just wanted to remind readers that I have not seen every film he has been in, but will do my best to justify my choices! He has worked some fantastic actors over the years and worked very well with so many of them to bring out amazing performances. He is an actor who is not afraid to lose or put on a lot of weight for the sake of a role and to help with his character and the story in the film.
While We Bought a Zoo has not made my final seven I felt like I had to mention that film for Matt’s performance as he really did show a lot of emotion and a different side to his acting ability. In a film which I find to be very underrated.
So here it goes with my pics of seven of Matt Damon’s incredible performance, in a very strong career so far . . .
I am still totally buzzing over my second visit to see Imelda Staunton in Gypsy so decided that today’s musical moment was going to contain one of my all time favourite musical theatre moments. One of the most emotional performances you will get from a leading lady! Unfortunately there is no footage of Imelda going for it with Rose’s Turn so I have decided to use Rosalind Russell’s from the film version, still a very haunting and vicious performance.
When a sandstorm hits a crew working on Mars, Mark Watney is presumed dead after being hit with debris and left on the planet. The only thing is that he didn’t die, he then must use all of his knowledge to keep himself alive.
Momma Rose – Imelda Staunton
Louise – Gemma Sutton
Herbie – Peter Davison
Tulsa – Dan Burton
June – Lauren Hall
Show Date – Tuesday 13th October 2015