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The Harry Potter Films - RANKED
Another indefinite spur of lockdown in my home city means another indefinite spur of movies to comb-through and tolerate and, if I’m uncharacteristically lucky, enjoy.
7 Underrated Audrey Hepburn Movies
Audrey Hepburn's name is synonymous with her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. Breakfast at Tiffany's is a classic, (even though some elements of it really don't hold up), and Audrey Hepburn manages to both look great in Givenchy couture, and display her range as an actress. Audrey Hepburn was a European with aristocratic origins, but she disappears into the character of Holly Golightly, a very American girl with dubious origins and a dubious profession who lives on the edge of New York Cafe society. But I am not here to recommend the movie that made Audrey Hepburn a cultural touchstone and style icon who transcends classical cinema. Instead, I am here to recommend seven of her films that live in the shadow of Breakfast at Tiffany's.
The Problem With Disability Stereotypes In The Media
As little as 3.1% of regular primetime broadcast TV characters have a disability, GLAAD statistics reveal. Although this is a record-high number, it still drastically underrepresents the real numbers (14.1 million people in the UK) of people diagnosed with disabilities. Moreover, while realistic representations of the disabled community are increasing, harmful inaccurate stereotypes are unfortunately still all too common and need addressing.
15 Novel Recommendations Using Just the First Line of the Book
Authors and publishers spend a huge amount of time and effort crafting a jacket blurb that will get you to buy a novel. This makes perfect sense; in a fiercely competitive market grabbing the reader’s attention is crucial. But maybe, in some cases at least, they’ve been overthinking things the whole time.
Movie Review: 'Cruella' is a Feast for the Eyes
Cruella is a punk rock visual fantasia shot through the prism of the Disney empire. Directed by Craig Gillespie, and starring Emma Stone, the film carries a distinctive aesthetic but one wonders what beats beneath the metaphorical chest of this spectacle. Sure, we do have the emotion of yet another dead Disney parent, one killed before our very eyes near the start of the film, but we’ve grown so used to this Disney trope that the impact is relatively minor.
'Shrek' 20th Anniversary: Fun Facts From The Production Of This Modern Day Fairytale
On the 18th of May, 2021, Shrek celebrated it's 20th Anniversary. A perfect mix of fairytale tropes and modern day humour, the film quickly became a classic, cementing Dreamworks Animation's place as a genuine rival to the previously unbeatable Walt Disney Studios.
9 Leitmotifs That Make Us Want to Fall in Love.
Whether it's a huge cinematic production or a weekly TV show, we all love watching plots unfold on screen. We get to select our favourite genres, and choose from a seemingly never-ending list of titles. We've felt the anticipation of waiting for a new episode to come out, or have cried our way through the final piece of a puzzle (Yes, I'm talking about EndGame).
House Of The Dragon: All The Major Characters Confirmed To Appear In The 'Game Of Thrones' Prequel.
While the ending of smash-hit TV series Game Of Thrones remains divisive, most fans of the show were still eager to see more from the world of Westeros, so it came as a disappointment to learn that the first planned prequel, Bloodmoon, failed to get off the ground. Thankfully, there is still hope. A second prequel, House of the Dragon, has received a direct to series order. The series is currently in production, set to air on HBO in 2022.
Writing: The Bad Boy Trope
After reflecting on the toxicity of the Not Like Other Girls Heroines, it made me think - what about the guys that these female characters have written for them? That's easy, because the special wallflower or innocent naïve nerd usually ends up with the Bad Boy Love Interest.
90s Fashion Would Make Harry Potter So Much Better
Back in January, the internet was abuzz with rumors about a Harry Potter TV series that was allegedly supposed to be released on HBO Max. As a potterhead myself, I couldn't contain my excitement and started imagining how much more accurate a TV series could be than the movies. But it also got me thinking how much more accurate the books could have been.
3 Lessons Learned from Writing Fanfiction for Over 20 Years
April 30th marks the tenth anniversary of when I completed the fanfic Sailor Helga. I’ve written fanfiction for twenty years, and have gained a lot of experience from the practice. Here are some of the most valuable lessons I can impart on newbies who wish to embark on writing fanfiction:
Meet the Harry Potter Super Fan Who Converted a Bedroom into an Incredible Tiny Hogwarts
As the world around Harry Potter continues to boast new collectables to hoard and themed trinkets to holster, fans of the franchise are setting up shop and establishing some truly magnificent spaces to represent their allegiance to Hogwarts and its wondrous wizarding world.