Recreating the Movie: Harry Potter!

A fantastic day trip on Monday to Alnwick Castle where different scenes in Harry Potter were filmed, they also have a broomstick lesson which was certainly a lot of fun for us adults as well as kids, luckily the group we ended up in had more adults! The photo and video taking with the broomsticks afterwards was very amusing and as you can see we have done well to recreate Harry Potter!

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Game – Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery

The official trailer for a new Harry Potter game which will be hitting iOS and Android devices, as a mobile game. I briefly remember hearing something that was going to come in a similar format to Pokemon Go, but this certainly looks a little bit different.

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Blogathon: 7 Things I Learned from the Movies

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You’re invited to get deep, personal or have some fun with the lessons films have taught you, for the THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON.

Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy, and this blogathon happens October 14-17, 2016.

You can do anything: a list, essay, video, or podcast, to discuss the valuable or ridiculous life lesson(s) you learned from a film, whether it was about love, war, greed, kindness, activism, bravery, sacrifice, or prejudice. Tell which movie taught you a universal truth, a new concept, the way a system works, how to craft the perfect comeback, deal with a bully, kill a vampire, behave on a date, solve a murder or mix a cocktail with style. Did a film guide your career choice, help you overcome an obstacle, better understand a friend, era, art form or culture, or change your life?

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London Trip (4-7th Oct 16)

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As you probably noticed I went to London for a nice 3 day break last week, mainly because I had tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child something which I had booked nearly a full year before the actual date. I just so happened to book this on the same day that the BFI London Film Festival was going to be on, great timing! My original plan was to stay for 3 nights and get in as many films (and theatre) as possible. But due to cost I changed my mind on this as the hotel was pretty expensive.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Part Two (West End) Review

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Cast

Harry – Jamie Parker

Ginny – Poppy Miller

Ron – Paul Thornley

Hermonie – Noma Dumezweni

Draco – Alex Price

Albus – Sam Clemment

Scorpius – James Le Lacheur

Venue – Palace Theatre, London

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016 (7:30pm)

NO SPOILERS – #KeepTheSecrets

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Part One (West End) Review

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Cast

Harry – Jamie Parker

Ginny – Poppy Miller

Ron – Paul Thornley

Hermonie – Noma Dumezweni

Draco – Alex Price

Albus – Sam Clemment

Scorpius – James Le Lacheur

Venue – Palace Theatre, London

Date: Wednesday 5th October 2016 (2:30pm)

NO SPOILERS – #KeepTheSecrets

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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Recently the talk has all been surrounding the official opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Part one and two) in the West End. The first story in the Potter series to be made especially for the stage, while it has been open for well over a month in previews everything has really kicked on over the past week after it is now open! Reviews have been coming out, I haven’t read any yet though.

Then today the play was released I hope people realise it is in play format and not as just a story like the other books. I know the big fans will but I am sure it will catch some people out. J.K. Rowling is pretty awesome releasing it on the date that would be Harry Potter’s 36th Birthday, I saw that on twitter I didn’t just know it I promise!

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7 Best Film Mothers

As it is Mother’s Day (in the UK at least) I decided that I would then pick my 7 favourite film mothers who are the best mothers!

Molly Weasley – Harry Potter Series

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What better way to start off the list than with Molly Weasley played so fantastically by Julie Walters ever present in the series and a brilliant mother to all of her children. As well as taking it upon herself to then look after Harry. Her best moment coming when stepping up to fight against Bellatrix in the finale. Certainly someone you would love to have as your mother, always looking out for you and a standard knitted sweater for Christmas!

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