RIP John Hurt

British acting legend has sadly passed away at the age of 77. He was well known for his many film roles including The Elephant Man, 1984, Alien, V for Vendetta and featuring in the Harry Potter series. He also was a well respected actor on stage and the small screen with many roles in TV series.

Rest in Peace Sir John Hurt

 

Advertisements

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

fantastic_beasts_and_where_to_find_them_ver4_zpsdbh6ugss

The adventures of Newt Scamander as he travels to New York. We see the secret community they have set up for wizards and witches as they try to conceal any magic. Which might be a little bit tricker when some beasts are lost in the city!

Read More »

Blogathon: 7 Things I Learned from the Movies

banners

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?

Read More »

London Trip (4-7th Oct 16)

img_0354_zpsgh0s0nsd

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.

Read More »

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

harry-potter-sq1_zpsi4qdjbfj

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

Read More »

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

img_0281_zpslirj63gp

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

Read More »

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

harry-potter-sq1_zpsi4qdjbfj

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!

Read More »

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

harry-potter_2408268a_zpswx4wc58s

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!

Read More »

RIP Alan Rickman <3

I don’t even know where to start with this post expect that I have been felt very sad since hearing the news of the great Alan Rickman’s passing just after lunch time today. I mean I could not quite believe it twice in the space of a few days a truly legendary figure leaving us and finding out via Twitter. It really is such awful news, the very well-respected and loved actor of not just film but stage as well. An actor I have loved from a young age as the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and then coming across him in so many more wonderful roles. Must mention his turn as Snape in the Harry Potter series as come on he is one of the best characters, as well as Love Actually a different type of role again and Die Hard. Those are the films I immediately think of when the name Alan Rickman is mentioned but I know he had so many more great roles as well, the voice!

Read More »

7 Reasons why we should feel sorry for Draco Malfoy

This may seem a rather controversial post considering Draco is Harry Potter’s enemy, but is it really as extreme as that was the years pass and things change at Hogwarts? I am not really sure how this post will go down with people in all honesty as at times it probably does seem crazy to feel sorry for Draco.

I must obviously state that this post does contain SPOILERS

Read More »