4 Reasons to See “Prometheus”

Upon my first viewing of Prometheus, I was underwhelmed. I expected an incredible prequel to Alien that would contain some of the amazing elements that made the film so enjoyable to me. But as the weeks passed I could not get the movie out of my mind, there was a lot that I felt I needed to discover. So I re-watched it, once, and then twice, and so on. I came to appreciate so many things in this film, all of which I know will make it a cult classic. 

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The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Review

It is fair to say that I wasn’t a big fan of the first book. I vividly remember hating the way it was written and the way the characters acted, but loving the plot-line. The second installment of the series is a vast improvement on the first one, in fact, I think I might give the first one another shot simply based on the reading experience of this book. 

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) | Film Review

I love Harry Potter. The magical world has always been one of my favourite spaces to retreat to, however, this film did not entice me to see it. Everything from the trailers to the cast, and the lack of lore behind it, made me feel “eh” about the whole experience. And after the disappointment of The Cursed Child, I did not want to suffer more, luckily, it was not disappointing, and there is a lot of potential for future features. 

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My Favourite Musicals

With the rise of Hamilton as one of the greatest musicals to have graced the earth, many people are starting to get into musicals as a medium to enjoy. And why not? It is an easy way to get a story out without having to read the works it is often based on or to sit down to read or watch something. It can mostly be listen to and the imagery is left to our own imagination. So for those of you who wish to know which musicals to listen to, here is a list of my favourites, and yes, Hamilton is number one on the list. 

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Doctor Strange (2016) | Film Review

I wan’t quite as excited for this movie as many others were, mostly because of the changes in characters and deviation I saw from the comics, however, it had Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, Mads Mikkelsen and Chiwetel Ejiofor, so it was bound to be good. Right? Well. Sort of. I forgot to even add it to my “Seen” list and do a review. Ouchie. 

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“Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World” by Ann Shen | Book Review

Ann Shen gives us a non-exhaustive list of some of the most well-known women for the contributions they made to humanity, from their work on abolitionism, to improvement in medicine, to ruling whole countries, to their advancement of the arts. Small snippets describing their lives accompanied by beautiful drawings of the characters, sort of a Rejected Princesses for those with no internet.  

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5 Reasons to See “Interstellar”

I’ve heard a lot of complaints about Interstellar. Everything from It takes forever to get to the “action”” to the minuscule details of an engineer having to explain things to another engineer, as well as my own complaint of the use of “love” as the main drive for many characters rather than the survival of the whole species. However, the film has a lot more wonderful things going for it than all the nitpick we, as humans, like to do.

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