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The Making of Harry Potter. WB Studios London.

The first Harry Potter book was published in 1997 and its early reception gave no indication of the enormous international phenomenon it would become. J. K. Rowling’s agent moved from publisher to publisher as each rejected the idea. It was too outlandish, too odd, too… new. However the second it was accepted by Bloomsbury, it […]


Our Christmas Gift Guide

Is it that time of year again? Yes, why yes it is. And if you’re reading this, there’s probably someone out there you just can’t think of a present for. Maybe you have got something perfect for everyone else in the family, but are stumped as to what to get for one particular person. Or […]


5 Ways Films And Television Shows Pit Men And Women Against Each Other.

The battle of the sexes is a concept as old as time itself. And really, it makes sense. At the end of the day, most of the people on this planet are straight and those who aren’t grew up under the unfair expectation they would be straight. So we grow up thinking that these mysterious […]


Are kids’ films ever just for kids?

For many of us there is a level of divide between media aimed at grown ups and aimed at kids. We understand that media for adults will have more, well, adult content. There will be more offensive words, more sexual content, more violence, more graphic content of every kind. It will also probably deal with […]


Why Studio Ghibli Is For Everyone.

Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animated film studio that has been producing amazing animes since 1985, when the success of “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” brought the studio and producers together to work on more films together. And we’re glad they did! Eight of their films are on the best fifteen anime films […]


10 Times Emma Watson Killed It.

We pretty much all love Emma Watson. She’s pretty, bright, funny, talented and somehow so lovable that we like her rather than feel jealous of her. Emma, you’re perfect! This is our list of ten times Emma Watson was just plain perfect. 1: Hermione Granger. Emma started her life of celebrity as Hermione Granger in […]


5 Cult Films and the Lessons They Taught Us.

A cult film is basically any film that gets an obsessive fanbase following, like a cult. A lot of the time these films were overlooked by awards or snubbed by critics, so their main source of popularity was word of mouth. Some of them are loved for being original, some for being out there, some […]


5 Black and White Films and Shows Everyone Should See.

It can be hard to watch black and white films when you didn’t grow up with them. Colour adds so much life to films and television and when you grow up with it, you take it for granted a bit. The media we watch even shapes our imagination a psyche: many older people used to […]


Hottest Actress Over 40 Too Close To Call

Forty or even twenty years ago naming the hottest actress over 40 would have been simple, since most actresses over 40 were no longer considered beautiful enough to play a romantic role and were often cast in parts where they were dressed in dowdy costumes and played roles that were far from flattering. However, just […]

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