Category Archives: Film

In a Galaxy Far Far Away.

What if there was a galaxy far far away in which the characters from Star Wars actually existed and recreated famous images from the world of film, art, music and history. Well thanks to David Eger’s amazing works the galaxy is a hell of a lot closer. Check out the full article here. But here are a few of my favourites.

Royal Kiss

Royal Kiss

Mona Leia

The Mona Leia.

Abbey Road

Abbey Road.

Last Supper

Last Supper

Only Hope

Another Oscar Winner


How Harry Potter Should Have Ended

This is from ‘how it should have ended’ and basically looks at films and decides how they should have ended. Quite amusing and I believe basically it’s all Hermione’s fault.


Potter Tree.

I used to go on JK Rowlings website regularly and have sort of forgotten about it with all the Pottermore hype, but decided to have a butchers recently and found this hidden family tree she had written and I’d thought I’d share it with you all.

My only disappointment with this is that, although in the book it is unmentioned to whom Neville gets it on with, the final film hinted that Neville and Luna are united.  I feel Neville should come along and kick this Rolf out.


Obscure Harry Potter Facts

Being a bit bored of what I’m doing I have decided to compile a list of 10 obscure facts about the Harry Potter series. Obviously most potter maniacs will know them as it runs in their blood, but to recent fans or maybe for film-solo fans they will be lovely. I would like to credit all the Harry Potter websites and forums who helped me compile this list. What is the collective term for Harry Potter Fans? Glee fans are Gleeks. Twilight fans are losers, sorry I mean Twihards.

But what is there for Potters?

1. Dementors don’t breed like everyone else but spawn from decay. Such as from mould  or fungus.

2. Crookshanks, Hermione’s cat is not 100% cat. Instead it’s half kneazle, this is why it is so suspicious of Ron’s Rat Scabbers, which turns out to be Wormtail.

 

3. In earlier stages The Death Eaters were going to be called the Knights of Walpurgis. I’m glad she settled on Death Eaters.

4. Ginny’s full name is not actually Virginia, but Ginevra.

5. The code Arthur Weasley uses to get into the Ministry using the public entrance, i.e. using the Telephone box is 62442, which spells out MAGIC. Cool right?

 

6. There are 10 types of dragon mentioned in Harry Potter they are:

  • Antipodean Opaleye
  • Chinese Fireball
  • Common Welsh Green
  • Hebridean Black
  • Hungarian Horntail
  • Norwegian Ridgeback
  • Peruvian Vipertooth
  • Romanian Longhorn
  • Swedish Short-Snout
  • Ukrainian Ironbelly
7. If a muggle goes near Hogwarts all they would see is an old ruin with the sign ‘Keep Out, Dangerous Building’.
8. Dragon’s Blood is an effective oven cleaner. Forget Cillit Bang.
9. Hogwarts’ school motto is ‘Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus’ this translates from Latin to ‘Never Tickle a Sleeping Dragon’. Pretty wise advice.
10. Voldemort’s wand is made of yew, historically yew is seen by some as having supernatural power and symbolic of death and rebirth. So the immortality of which Voldemort seeks.

I want to marry Kristen Wiig.

With my usual cinema buddies being away, poor or uninterested to see a ‘chick flick’, I was thrilled to be getting back on movie schedule tonight with an unsuspecting guy to see Bridesmaids. I was pretty apprehensive when I looked about the cinema to see pretty much the same middle (and older) aged women who had been there to flap about Colin Firth in the Kings Speech. But as soon as the titles ended I realised this is no chick flick, this film has serious balls! It was less Brides Wars more Superbad!!!

I’m not a particular LOL (laugh at loud) kind of person in a cinema or in any other situation, but I was litterally pissing myself. However I was not on my own, litterally every woman and boyfriend dragged along (11 guys in total) was also pissing there panties laughing with me. Techincally I thought it was classic, great acting, characters, lines, casting; but it still followed the lovely chick flick guidelines.

(SPOILER ALERT)

I.E she has a shit man who fucks her over, then meets a lovely cop, played by the beautifully Irish Chris O’Dowd; She can’t decided who she wants, she makes wrong choice. Falls in love with the cop. Blah, blah blah. They live happily ever after.

I literally drove home wanting to be pulled over by a cop in the hope that the same thing would happen to me and that instead of coming home to a house which is all asleep, I would be off on some wild adventure with a beautiful Irish police officer. This obviously didn’t happen. However the night is still young….

But really I write this blog to express my new founded love for Miss Kristen Wiig. I hope she and I have a loving relationship and she continues to produce more amazingly brilliant films, like she already has in Whip It and Adventureland. However that sort of indie young film will never give her enough credit. She is a leading lady who needs to be given more rolls accordingly. What is the female version of a Bro-mance?? A Ho-mance? If so this is what this is.

Still laughing. Bridesmaids, you rocked my world!

Awww.