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Spoiler-Free Film Review – Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

For those of you who haven’t kept up with the backstory to the Wizarding World stories, which encompasses Harry Potter and indeed Fantastic Beasts, you may not be familiar with Grindelwald, bar for the name. You may have heard the name crop up once or twice, so this film helps to solidify who the wizard is and what sorts of crimes he committed – As well as what sort of relationship he had to some of the more prolific characters of Harry Potter.

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Top 10 – Films That Were Better As Books

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If I were to tell you that films aren’t always a completely unique script, you’d not be surprised. Book-to-film is quite common these days, where we see plenty of movies being made from literature that should have just stayed that way. Hey, sometimes the movies are actually alright, but we just have to accept the original prose was just better. So, as subjective as this list will be, these are our Top 10 Films That Were Better As Books.

As a warning for this list, when we say books, we are not discounting Graphic Novels, including Manga. You have been warned. (more…)


10 Great Christmas Books

At this time of the year, people like to take time off work. They like to spend time with their family and to enjoy a nice glass of warm mulled wine. They like to play games, they like to catch up on a spot of reading. It’s precisely the right season to be jolly and to fill the mind with a lot of wondrous text – And that’s why you’re here, right audience?! Oh dear, I’ve lost you again haven’t I? Nevermind, for those of you who stuck around, here’s my favourite 10 books to read through the Christmas season.

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Film Review: Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

If magic is your thing, then Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them definitely is the film for you. Whether or not you want to believe magic is real, or if you just love the wonderfully creative world that J.K. Rowling has created, then this adventrous film feels like the complete package. It’s got memorable characters, plenty of interaction between the wizarding and non-wizarding communities and deals with some relatively interesting topics within their world. Just what would happen if a Muggle, or a No-Maj, were to find out about the wizarding world? Read on to find out more!

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – Out Now

Harry Potter fans rejoice, as today marks the return of JK Rowlings wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. If you don’t know the basic premise of the film, this is just a short post to explain what it’s about, the main characters you can expect and what we expect to see in this brand new storyline. Is this a prequel to Harry Potter, is this a sequel, or is this a completely separate story? Hopefully, we’ll have the answers for you here!

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Timlah On Writing: World Building

Literature, novels and stories can be a wonderful fantasy, allowing you to escape into a world which entrances and captivates you. But the process of building a world isn’t a quick and easy one. Join Timlah as we look through a few examples of well known worlds that can be summed up easily in just one word.

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Top 10 Trees!

Trees! Trees by the dozen, by the hundred! You can’t see how many trees we have because there’s a forest in the way, it’s ten!

It’s ten trees, it’s a top ten of trees, and it’s alliterative. You may have already twigged there’ll be a couple more at the end in our honourable mentions, we’re not quite ready to branch from that formula yet. So let us take a leaf out of our own book and get logging our opinions, ranking our trees, being deciduous about it. I swear I had better tree puns than this around Christmas…

Oak-Kay, let’s get this kicked off.

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