Yesterday I forced the husband to accompany me to a 3D screening of Beauty and the Beast. There had been so much brouhaha (this is a word) about this live action, updated version of the old animated, Oscar winning classic that I felt it would … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast
(Don't read if you've not been on the tour, but then reading is never the same thing as seeing, so read on if you don't mind spoilers.) We went to Leavesden Studio yesterday for the Harry Potter tour. I’d been meaning to go for ages but never … Continue reading Harry Potter Studios Tour
JK is on a mission to save the world…….from Brexit; from The Donald; from right-wing intolerance; from mounting Fascism. Are the HP books, the stage play, the old, and now new, film series powerful enough multi-media weapons to combat the building of Trump’s Mexican wall? … Continue reading Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (barely a spoiler in sight)
Generally, I don’t like to go in for criticism (unless it’s the oodles of literary criticism I used to churn out for an English degree or my attempts at film critiques on here.) Neither do I like to join the internet chorus of hate, aimed … Continue reading How a spot of knitting saved me from Daniel Radcliffe
I like to catch up with Jerry Lewis via the internet. ‘What’s ole Jerry up to these days?’ I’ll ask Google, when I’ve nothing better to do, half expecting to learn that he died; after all, the last time I checked in was a couple … Continue reading Hey Lay-Dees! (and Gents) Jerry Lewis is 90!
Gene Wilder died and suddenly I’m 14 again, sitting in the middle row at the movies, watching Blazing Saddles and one solitary wild west trails wagon, trying to form a circle all by itself. This is funny because the wagon is going round and round at … Continue reading Gene Wilder
I’ve been much preoccupied of late with vicarious job hunting: with the problems presented by the dreaded interview, when the art of communication (that is, the ability to waffle at will) eludes you, within an entirely unnatural and highly stressful situation; with dastardly online applications … Continue reading Star Trek Beyond