Harry Potter and the Magic of Time Travel

On 5th August, I travelled back in time. Around 16 years, give or take a few months. The reason? I opened and read the first page of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ for the second time in my life, the first time being in July 1999, when I was 11-years-old. ENTERING THE WIZARDING WORLD... Continue Reading →

Diaries ready – important dates for film fans

While many of us are familiar with the reasons why 1st January, 31st October and 25th December are commemorated, would you be able to tell me the significance of 4th May, 31st July or 22nd September? These three dates are noteworthy to many film fans, especially to those who, like myself, enjoy the fantasy and sci-fi genres. In case you weren’t... Continue Reading →

[Musical Monday] Hedwig’s Theme

It's time to feel festive! I'm not sure why but the Harry Potter series always reminds me of Christmas. The films don't specifically feature Christmas, though, so I'm not sure why it reminds me of the festive season. It is mentioned, of course, as the films do follow a year (or thereabouts) in Harry's life.... Continue Reading →

King Colin reigns supreme at the BAFTAs

Colin Firth is having a truly fantastic awards season. With seven major best actor wins already under his belt - including at the Golden Globes, Screen Actors Guild and London Film Critics - King Colin is on top of the world. The highest accolade which the Academy can bestow, the Fellowship, was presented to Christopher... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Fantasy Movie Locations

I've been thinking about doing a top 10 for a while -- top 10 comic book adaptations, top 10 film baddies, top 10 mythical creatures -- and now I've decided on my very first one. One of the things I love about watching movies is that they are a window to something unusual, something out... Continue Reading →

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