The Year of Potter – An Introduction

“Over the next twelve months, I will take you on a personal journey through my discovery of the world of Harry Potter. Reviewing the film series in its entirety, attending the Fantastic Beasts exhibition at the Natural History Museum, the Dark Arts season at the World of Harry Potter to a review of magical locations around the UK, it promises to be an eventual year.” Continue reading The Year of Potter – An Introduction

30 Day Challenge Day Twenty Six: Favourite Disney Movie?

“However, in recent years through a capitalist push to become one of the largest media corporations in modern history, to answer this question is a lot more complex to tackle.” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Twenty Six: Favourite Disney Movie?

30 Day Challenge Day Eighteen: Which character would you like to meet in real life?

“It’s interesting to reflect on the fictional characters that have influenced my life, those that have been a consistent presence whose actions and narrative have shaped my morality and principles to some extent. Equally those that have faded as I have aged and grown. ” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Eighteen: Which character would you like to meet in real life?

30 Day Challenge Day Nine: Favourite animation (or animation series)?

“Is Titan AE a faultless masterpiece? certainly not, and I would wager not even really timeless as you don’t tend to see it repeated to often these days. But for me, it’s a rough gem, sitting proudly on my science fiction shelf in my collection.” Continue reading 30 Day Challenge Day Nine: Favourite animation (or animation series)?

The Movies Tag – Tagged

“An enjoyable set of questions to reflect on some of my more enjoyable titles and releases and give a little insight into my own personal tastes. So, as Gandalf once entrusted in Shadowfax to show him the meaning of haste, without further ado, lets begin.” Continue reading The Movies Tag – Tagged

IT: Chapter Two – Review

“There was a certain sense of duality that permeates throughout the film, the adults rushing towards their destiny to confront Pennywise whilst the children have opportunity to shape and reveal the cause of this drive through the use of scenes that fit into and expand upon the events in the original movie.” Continue reading IT: Chapter Two – Review

Guilty Pleasure – Final Countdown

“I’ve always held a certain penchant for science fiction, in whatever guise or form it presents itself. The allure of the future and progression, ever forward and upward into the cosmos or the realms of our imagination. I adore the ideas this genre presents, the infinite array of possibilities to explore and discuss, to break down and moralise over, one of which of course is the notion of time travel and the various quandaries and perspectives taken in such an event. Final Countdown is at its heart a narrative fixed around the morality of time travel and the impact of your actions on historical settings and your present day circumstance. ” Continue reading Guilty Pleasure – Final Countdown

Guilty Pleasures: Speed 2 Cruise Control

“A well funded and designed sequel with a bigger budget, a larger cast, a great soundtrack and returning director but lacking in the finer technical details that stop this being a success. Does it deserve a 4% rating? all I can say is I’ve seen worse films score higher that could do with a little of the sparkle of this tropical disaster film, it’s the definition of a guilty pleasure film then, forget any pretence of a deep and meaningful experience and just enjoy the ride, the sounds, the sights and you may just come away smiling as the final theme kicks in.” Continue reading Guilty Pleasures: Speed 2 Cruise Control

Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation

I decided to focus only on books that were adapted specifically into television or movie format, that pre-existed before the final form was realised as opposed to the novelization of media which is perhaps another discussion entirely. The tone and dialogue on the screen tends to change fundamentally to the written word which allows a deeper and often more indulgent exploration of the characters motivations and thought process for example. Continue reading Friday Favourites – TV/Movie Adaptation