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The Top Five Scariest Villains

It’s time to talk about some scary antagonists. Enjoy!

5. Jack Nicholson in The Shining

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The Shining is a disturbing movie, through and through, and Jack Nicholson’s performance as the crazed father/eventual ax murderer is legendary. He doesn’t have a horrifying mask or a terrifying makeup job to make him scary. He’s just scary by himself with those arched eyebrows and that horrifying face. I watched this movie in complete horror and it wasn’t because of anyone except for Jack Nicholson (and the twins but that’s another story.) He’s definitely one of the scariest villains I have ever seen.

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I Have Finally Read ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’

Just like millions of others around the world, I’m a Harry Potter fan. I have been since I was a child when I would watch Harry Potter and the Chambers of Secret every single day just because. In fact, you could say, in my younger years, I was a bigger Harry Potter fan than I was a Star Wars fan.

Over the years, my love for Star Wars has grown but that has never dimmed the affection I have for the story of The Boy Who Lived. I have watched every movie at least three times. I’ve seen the first three films too many times to count. I’ve even watched the first two Fantastic Beasts movies more times than I should have but guess what, I’m a fan! So finally, for Christmas, my sister got me a gift I didn’t see coming. She got me the novel for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

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My Ten Favorite Movie Characters

I. Love. Movies! That’s been the tagline of my blog since its inception in December 2016. And what is the basis of a great movie? An awesome character.

Every movie’s driving force are the characters that lead the story to other dimensions and have you asking for more. If a movie is awful there’s a good chance that the main character probably annoyed the heck out of you. And if a movie is phenomenal it’s very likely that the film had some pretty fantastic characters involved.

Today, I will share a tentative list of my ten favorite movie characters of all time (tentative because it could change at any second) and in no particular order. So, here goes.

Harry Potter

Growing up, my first love wasn’t Star Wars, it was Harry Potter. There still hasn’t been quite as amazing a children’s fantasy story brought to the big screen as these movies and at its beating heart lies Harry Potter himself, perfectly portrayed by Daniel Radcliffe.

Since the shockingly young age of eleven he had to carry an entire franchise on his shoulders and he did his job swimmingly. Yes, he was a kid, but he was a brave kid tackling impossible odds in a terrifying world full of monsters, creepy wizards, and a particular revenge-stricken monster named Voldemort.

His story never grows weak, the plot only thickens, and by the end of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban alone, there’s no doubt in my mind that he is undoubtedly one of my favorite movie characters of all time.

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The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

I’m a fan of the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been since I was a child. I remember getting taken to the movie theaters to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I was six at the time, and I loved it. It was scary, traumatizing even, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget. For so many years the Harry Potter have dazzled me and even as an adult I still watch these movies with a sense of awe that most movies can’t provide.

Because I love this world J.K Rowling created I found myself wanting to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day for only the third time and so, I watched it, and once again I was harshly reminded how lackluster the film’s story and overall essence is compared to all eight of the Harry Potter movies. It’s almost strangely underwhelming in comparison to the films that helped shape my childhood.

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The movie continues to try to recapture the same brilliance as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as it conveys to us new characters, a new world in the wizarding society that lives in New York, and all of the fantastical creatures, but it’s not long before the film falls flat, leaving one baffled by the movie’s lack of quality. Continue reading The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

I’m a fan of the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I have been since I was a child. I remember getting taken to the movie theaters to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. I was six at the time, and I loved it. It was scary, traumatizing even, but it’s a memory I’ll never forget. For so many years the Harry Potter movies have dazzled me and even as an adult I still watch these movies with a sense of awe that most movies can’t provide.

Because I love this world J.K Rowling created I found myself wanting to watch Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them the other day for only the third time and so, I watched it, and once again I was harshly reminded how lackluster the film’s story and overall essence is compared to all eight of the Harry Potter movies. It’s almost strangely underwhelming in comparison to the films that helped shape my childhood.

newtjacobplantthingie.jpg

The movie continues to try to recapture the same brilliance as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone as it conveys to us new characters, a new world in the wizarding society that lives in New York, and all of the fantastical creatures, but it’s not long before the film falls flat, leaving one baffled by the movie’s lack of quality. Continue reading The Reasons Why the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Franchise Isn’t as Good as the ‘Harry Potter’ Movies

Throwback Friday: This Is a Fantastic Issue of ‘Entertainment Weekly’

I’m a proud subscriber of Entertainment Weekly and every once in a while there’s an issue arrives that blows. My. Mind! Well, this was one of those particular issues and because it was so great I had to share my experience reading it with you all. Enjoy!

The Cover

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Eddie Redmayne shines in this brilliant Entertainment Weekly cover.

When I got the issue I was already excited. It’s a beautiful cover in its simplicity. Eddie Redmayne graces the front as Fantastic Beasts hero, Newt Scamander, and just behind him lingers Jude Law as a young Dumbledore. What’s cooler than that? It didn’t take very long for me to begin reading this with gleeful excitement.

And the Journey Begins

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Love it!

Turning the page and finding this brilliant photo to welcome me was a sign that this was going to be one of the greatest Entertainment Weekly reads I’ve ever had. The words weaving out of Newt’s wand is a downright stroke of genius and the title Beastie Boy is perfect. This article truly got me at hello.

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