May the Fourth with you!

Happy Star Wars Day everyone!

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Trailer: The Last Jedi (2017)

The teasing has begun for the build up of the next film in the Star Wars series, with a teaser trailer being released for The Last Jedi which is due for release in December. I am sure everyone is going to enjoy this and will create build up and tension already!

RIP Carrie Fisher

Quite strange that I was sat in the foyer at the cinema as this news broke, waiting to see Rogue One: A Star Wars story! I figure that is a fitting tribute to the actress most well known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Not forgetting one of my all time favourites ‘When Harry Met Sally’.

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Such sad news especially after it was announced on Christmas Day that she was in a stable condition. An inspirational woman who will be truly missed, always spoke openly and honestly. Thoughts are with all of her family and friends.

Rest in peace Carrie!

May the force be with you x

7 Movie Villains Who Had No Business Losing

Cinema would be nothing without its villains. Not every story has one, of course, but from ordinary antagonists to world-conquering super villains, there’s usually someone to root against, and it’s often these characters that entertain us most, or most effectively drive a story forward. And almost always, these characters lose.

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Generally, this is what moviegoers want. We want to see compelling antagonists who are ultimately defeated by more relatable or morally admirable heroes. But that doesn’t change the fact that there have been a lot of movie villains over the years who seemed to have about 99.9 percent chances of triumphing in their respective conflicts. Here are seven such villains who never had any business losing, but graciously did so for narrative convenience.

(Naturally, some spoilers follow for the relevant films)

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Why is gender still such an issue in film?

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The new Ghostbusters has been causing a stir since it was announced let alone actually released at the cinema. This week has seen previews and the build up to the official release date. I didn’t realise in all honesty that the original Ghostbusters had such a crazy fan base. Don’t get be wrong I love those films they are funny and were a little bit different loved watching them as a kid, but as a young girl where was my role model? A woman who needed constantly saving? Not the best message to send out, this has got me thinking and inspired this blog post to have a look at how far female characters have come in the film world and why this latest bashing is absolutely ridiculous.

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7 Thoughts after watching The Force Awakens again!

After watching the film again I could not help but end up with a few questions or thoughts. I am not really sure some of them can be answered yet, but considering I already have written my review I wanted to think of another way I could get down some thoughts on the throughly enjoyable film to get Star Wars going again. Especially I have pretty much binge watched the other six films since my first Force Awakens viewing, yes really thank you Sky Movies for the Star Wars channel, it’s going to be a sad day when it disappears!

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Star Wars – Darth Vader

Carrying on from the Chewie post . . . This answers your question on the other Star Wars bear I picked up in the two for £30 offer. Although it does work out quite a lot more than that adding the sounds and other accessories. But you will see soon why I had to get something else to go with this one! Again a chance to pick sounds, I opted for two in this one felt that I just had to have not only his heavy breathing but also his theme music. I mean come on it really wouldn’t have been the same without them would it?!?

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Star Wars – Chewie

With my new-found Star Wars love I couldn’t help totally jumping on the bandwagon and then buying some merchandise. The stuff I opted for was from Build-A-Bear, you know where they stuff them right in front of you and you can pick everything about them placing sounds inside and plenty of different outfit choices available which also means the price does very quickly increase! I have seen a few times now that Build-A-Bear has had different bears relating to films, you can still pick up the three minions along with a dragon (How to Train Your Dragon) and now you can get Star Wars “bears” which are more expensive than the others at £27 each!

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Star Wars – Stormtropper 3D Glasses

It’s very rare now that I seem to come across the limited edition and special film related 3D glasses. I do still have my Harry Potter ones from when the final film came out, and I still wear them to this day. But last week when I went to see the new Star Wars film at a Vue Cinema something happened and they had these glasses. Even though I did not see the film in 3D I just had to buy them to add to my collection, ok when I saw collection I mean to the Harry Potter glasses as the possible start of a collection!

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