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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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After 20 minutes of watching this Harry Potter spin-off, I realised it was not going to get any better.

A story of a man (Eddie Redmayne) who was expelled from Hogwarts goes to America to save and conserve magical beasts that have been wrongly accused of being dangerous within the magical community.

Unfortunately, this gets out of hand and his magical beasts escape into New York city and interact with Muggles – or as the Americans call them, No-maj. (Non-magical people.)

I had hyped myself up to see it because I had recently had a Harry Potter movie binge-watch, and had read one of the Potter books. So I thought, to be a real Harry Potter fan, I really ought to see Fantastic Beasts before it ‘disapparated’ from the cinemas.

Unfortunately, it was everything I feared… Continue reading

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Inspired and Distraught

I can’t believe that the rights of protesters are being completely ignored! Actually, what am I saying? Of course I believe it. Violence and exploitation by the few that are powerful over the 99% is rather common today. Continue reading

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Scent of a Woman

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Getting this film in a “two for $20” sale I was cautious, particularly because the front cover showed a rather dated looking image and the title sounded a tad creepy. However, the names of ‘Al Pacino’ and ‘Chris O’Donnel’ gave great hope.

And they were right. Scent of a Woman is an incredibly fascinating film to watch repeatedly because of the script which is deep and meaningful to say the least.

Al Pacino’s character referred frequently to as The Colonel is a blind man… Continue reading

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