Happy 20 Years of Potter!

Hi All,

So it would only be right if I did this post to mark a special birthday today and that is 20 years since the Philosophers Stone has been released to us awaiting Potterheads. I can’t believe how much Harry Potter now means to all of us in a way, it sends out a message that we all need to know from a young age, and that is the difference between good and evil, because as kids I know I did this, I thought everyone was decent and that no-one was a bad person. So this was a well-learnt lesson that Harry Potter taught most people who read the books and watched the films.

Also, the books and films encouraged families of all ages to read and watch the Harry Potter stories come to life, this then encouraged different people on world book days within schools to dress up as their favourite Harry Potter characters from both the books and the films. This was one of my favourite events throughout the year, because I loved to watch people come into the school world book day assembly wearing their favourite characters costume, it was fantastic seeing people walking into the hall with the same pride their character would have if they were to walk into the Great Hall of Hogwarts if they were in the books or the films.

Then not forgetting the Premiers and Book launches that the Harry Potter series gave us, people used to camp outside bookstores and they also used to camp in Leicester Square in London days before the actual premier used to take place, just so that then they could be among the first people to get a picture and an autograph with their favourite Potter star. This would give everyone a sense of achievement if they managed to get memorabilia like this from the premiere of the Harry Potter Series.

Furthermore, J.K Rowling used to do readings of her new book at the Natural History Museum in London for all her fans to go down and listen to her read a few pages from the latest Harry Potter book from the series. I used to sit and watch programs like Newsround that used to do a coverage of the reading for those people who couldn’t always make it to the readings of the different books.

I hope you lot have enjoyed this post today, please feel free to celebrate along with me today and post your favourite Potter moments in the comments below, let’s get our own community going through this blog!

Jem

xx

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazars Revenge

Hi all, I know it’s been a while since I have written to you all, however I would ove to share this quick review with you all, as I absolutely love this film, this film is amazing. So the other week, I took mum to the cinema to see the last Pirates of the Caribbean film, we both like these films as it was one of my dads favourite film series to watch on TV, so it makes us feel closer to him, also the films are a bloody good laugh.

This film is quite dark in places because it opens where the son of William Turner is trying to save his dad from a curse at sea, then he needs something from Captain Jack Sparrow in order to be able to help save his dad, then they go in search of a missing artefact that can free pirates at sea who have had curses cast upon them. So naturally in pure pirates of the Carribean style they all go off together in search of this artefact, there is plenty of humour and action within this film in order to give everyone a proper laugh when the film starts. 

However dark this film maybe, it is still suitable for all the family as the humour from Captain Jack Sparrow dulls down all of the dark bits within the film, I have loved this film so much that I have seen it twice so far and I am eager to see it a third time. It’s been years since I’ve loved a film quite so much, but this film I love. 

I will include a clip of the trailer below this post so that then you too can see what I mean when I say it is a really amazing film. If you have also been to see this film, please don’t hesitate to comment within the box below what you also thought to the film as well.

Click here to watch the trailer

That’s all for now folks  

Jem xx

Movie Review – Pride 2014

Hi all,

So this time round, I thought I would write a Review on a film that really stood out to me and members of my family when they also watched the film with me at the cinema.

As part of the LGBT community myself, I had to go and see this film and it didn’t let me down, it showed how the LGBT community helped the Miners during the Miners strike, this film truly shows how the LGBT Community does stand together in order to combat the different challenges that are thrown their way.

A film with truly brilliant comedy and fills the room with Pride, this is also a true story that people need to know in order to be able to recognise the fight that took place so that then everyone could win equality for each of their own communities. This is a perfect film for the whole family to see and perfect for children to watch for their history lessons at school, because many  adults didn’t know that this many people got involved with the Miners Strike.

In order to conclude this review it is only right that I include a link to the trailer for the film and a link where you will be able to get the DVD from as well.

 

You can buy the DVD here : https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/DVD-Blu-ray/Pride-DVD-Bill-Nighy/B00NFID17I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1496256063&sr=8-1&keywords=pride+dvd

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