Tag Archives: Harry Potter

Review: Paddington 2 (2017)

If there’s a film cure for what ails you, it’s surely PADDINGTON 2. The concept of Paddington being sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit sounds like a particularly twisted ROBOT CHICKEN sketch, but it’s actually the route … Continue reading

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15 Years On: The Fellowship of the Ring 

There are three film franchises that have impacted me above all others. First, there came STAR WARS, which kept me happy throughout my first decade (on VHS – sadly I’m too young to have seen the original trilogy on the … Continue reading

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Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

I was just the right age for HARRY POTTER. The books were coming out in the years when I was really into my reading and I’ve grown up simultaneously with the cast of the films. Even with the involvement of … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Warner Bros

Warner Brothers have not had a good year at the movies. Between steadily disintegrating franchises like their relentlessly grim take on DC superheroes, villains and anti-heroes and complete non-starters like LEGEND OF TARZAN, it’s been ludicrously expensive with nowhere near … Continue reading

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“Alas…he won’t be joining us for the rest of his life” (RIP Alan Rickman)

January 2016 will go down as a cruel time for the arts. Just days after transcendent musician David Bowie passed away at 69 from cancer, character actor extraordinaire Alan Rickman has died at the same age from the same dreadful … Continue reading

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We Need to Talk About Disney

Indulge me if you will to have a bit of a rant. Walt Disney Studios is flying higher perhaps than ever before, owning as it does the box office bulkheads Marvel, Lucasfilm, and Pixar. Needless to say Disney’s acquisition of … Continue reading

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Review: Paddington (2014)

Many might groan in distress at the thought of yet another childhood icon given a lavish live-action film adaptation. Even more alarm bells ring once you hear of the involvement of the producer and a few of the cast of … Continue reading

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A Few Passing Thoughts…

It’s been a pretty big week for the world of film. From further vague STAR WARS rumours (both for EPISODE VII and the long-mooted spin-offs) to a more concrete indication of Quentin Tarantino’s next film being another Western. SHERLOCK wrapped … Continue reading

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas…

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when in the failing light I thought to myself: “What festive feature shall I partake in tonight?” Yes, it’s a Christmas list, and yes, mine, like any sane person’s favourite Christmas film is IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Nothing else can really … Continue reading

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