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Archive for March, 2012
It's been over three years, many rumors and dozens of directors, but finally Disney and Angelina Jolie's Mega picture Malificent is on its way into production !
Resently to Entertainment Weekly Agaliona Jolie talked about her role and the story of Disney's Malificent ! Read what she had to say below:
"It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this,"
Special fairy tale edition of our usual quick round-up of news and factoids, articles and more that struck our fancy, tickled our interest, and had us scratching our heads. For readers, writers, and genre fans of any form.
A cache of 500 folk tales were discovered in Germany recently, many of which have not been a part of our previously documented understanding of the folk tradition in Europe.
Sunday, March 25th, was Tolkien Reading Day, as declared by The Tolkien Society, being as it is the calendar day that the Ring was destroyed in Mount Doom at the end of The Lord of the Rings. To honor this, Pages Unbound is hosting a two-week long Middle-Earthan extravaganza, featuring a new guest post each day on some Tolkien-related topic.
"Minor Wardrobe Malfunction" A fun little piece.
I mean it's really very minor, you have to look hard to tell it's there. But "just between us girls" you'd think someone would tell her about it, I mean it IS more than a little piece of spinach stuck between your teeth...(-:
Colored pencils and ink on Bristol paper (sturdy like cardstock). Collectible 2.5" x 3.5" ACEO art card.
Posted in Books, Movies, Reviews, tagged Aardman Animation, Book review, Captain Jack Sparrow, Chris Wooding, Firefly, Han Solo, Lily Wight, Piracy, Pirates, Retribution Falls, The Walt Disney Company on March 30, 2012 | 1 Comment »
My recent quest for pirate treasure, at the local library, lead me to this booty; Retribution Falls: Tales of the Ketty Jay by Chris Wooding. Here’s the review Blogsprites…
Space Piracy is a darn tricky genre to master. Get it right and you have Han Solo and the Falcon, get it wrong and it’s Disney’s Treasure Planet all over again.
Wooding succeeds in delivering an entertaining, if simple and linear romp with some excellent characters. Captain Frey owes much to Johnny Depp’s Jack Sparrow and his ship and crew will be familiar to fans of Joss Whedon’s Firefly.
The Fantasy elements are better integrated and more intriguing with Wooding doing a fine job of setting up bigger, better stories to come.
There is plenty of room for improvement, yet Wooding spins a page-turning yarn nonetheless.
Posted in Events, Lull In Hull, tagged Events, Harry Hadden-Paton, Jamie Lloyd, Katherine Kelly, Lily Wight, Odeon, Oliver Goldsmith, Royal National Theatre, She Stoops to Conquer, Sophie Thompson on March 29, 2012 | 3 Comments »
If you fancy watching a performance of Oliver Goldsmith’s She Stoops To Conquer check Odeon’s website to see if there is a screening, live from The National Theatre, at your local cinema tonight.
Click on the image or the “Gallery” tab on my home page to explore the pictures I have selected just for you x
"In this world, there is a kind of painful progress. Longing for what we've left behind, and dreaming ahead.”
― Tony Kushner
Angels, angels everywhere. Ever since Kushner's acclaimed play burst onto the scene in 1993, it's taken the theatre world by storm - a tempest kicked up by the wings of hundreds of different iterations of the angel figure. Take a stroll down memory lane and see how a number of different productions imagined this pivotal role:
Lily Wight’s Spring Equinox Tarot Reading ~ Revised With Extra Information ~ Please Feel Free To Share Your Wisdom
Posted in Arcana, tagged Cartomancy, Death, Deviant Moon Tarot, Divination, Equinox, Five of Wands, Four of Swords, King of Swords, King of Wands, Lily Wight, Ostara, Patrick Valenza, Religion and Spirituality, Seven of Cups, Six of Wands, Tarot, Three of Coins on March 28, 2012 | 15 Comments »
I hope you are enjoying the Spring sunshine.
It seems that some of my fellow Tarot readers are not familiar with the Deviant Moon spread I tried out for my Ostara personal reading. I have been asked to include some extra details to assist their kind interpretations.
I focused on a general enquiry regarding my progress through the year relating to a new creative venture.
1. The Inquirer, Present Day ~ The Magus
2. Past Influences ~ The Six of Wands
3. Subconscious Influences ~ The King of Wands
4. Secret Desires & Wishes ~ The King of Swords
5. Hidden Forces ~ The Hierophant
6. Events Yet To Come ~ The Three of Pentacles
7. Surrounding Environment ~ Death
8. Influence Of Others ~ The Five of Wands
9. Spiritual Forces ~ The Seven of Cups
10. Final Outcome ~ The Four of Swords
I feel like I am on the right track, side-stepping conflict and heeding the strong male role-models who seem to surround me now. This is definitely a period of dramatic transition and thoughtful development. I’ve got my eyes peeled for positive collaborations.
I would be grateful for any of your thoughts and interpretations,
Love Lily xx
Posted in Events, Lull In Hull, tagged Arts, Ballet, Beauty and the Beast, Claude Debussy, Dance, Georges Bizet, Hull, Lily Wight, Northern Ballet, Performing Arts, Richard Nixon on March 27, 2012 | 2 Comments »
I am very excited because one of my favourite stories, Beauty and The Beast, has been adapted for the stage.
David Nixon’s ballet, with a score including works by Bizet and Debussy, will be performed by the Northern Ballet company at Hull’s New Theatre.
Performances from tonight until Saturday.
Don’t miss it!
Posted in Movies, Reviews, tagged Art, Book Cover Art, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Entertainment, Features, film, John Carter, Mars, Movies, Reviews, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Star Wars, Taylor Kitsch, Walt Disney on March 25, 2012 | 14 Comments »
Post Updated 7/5/2013
Disney’s John Carter would seem to be an earnest attempt to launch an old-fashioned Sci-Fi saga in lieu of the purchase of Star Wars.
Those involved in the making of the film have much to be proud of. Those involved in the marketing and promotion of the film should perhaps consider alternative careers for John Carter was lumbered with an insignificant release date, an uninspiring trailer-campaign and a dull title which foolishly dropped the “from Mars”.
Edgar Rice Burroughs’ space opera lacks the instant familiarity of Star Trek or Wars – even Battlestar Galactica – yet it is, of course, the forerunner and inspiration behind those films, television shows and many more.
As tastes for the coming movie season veer towards alien planets and space travel Carter may yet garner a little retro-cool. Give it a chance on disc or download, you might like it: John just arrived a little too early for the party.
- ‘John Carter’: A romantic story … actually (thenakedlistener.wordpress.com)
- Movie Plot : John Carter (owlmovie.wordpress.com)
I know I'm late to the game here but this is amazing. I only discovered Street of Crocodiles after reading Bruno Schulz for the first time, embarrassingly only a few days ago. Gotta start somewhere.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT, DAVID LYNCH.
On a side note, Bruno Schulz is my new obsession. I will facebooklike him in my heart for ever and ever and ever.
The Seven of Swords sometimes represents the "lone-wolf" style—
the desire to run lone and free. He discovers, investigates and solves
every problem using only his own wits and resources.
He believes he's successful because he ignores
the fumbling efforts of ordinary people.
The Seven of Swords can be a sign that you or someone else
wants to be a lone wolf.
So, have you seen The Hunger Games yet? It's been out since midnight!
Speaking of novels turned into movies (which is what Hollywood likes to do...), here's a first trailer for the other Stephanie Meyer book series - the one that doesn't have sparkly vampires.
The latest for Snow White and the Huntsmen, which is looking more and more interesting...
Posted in Arcana, Books, Reviews, tagged Book review, Dan Brown, Divination, Divinatory esoteric and occult tarot, Equinox, Kate Moss, Kate Mosse, Lily Wight, Ostara, Religion and Spirituality, Sepulchre, Tarot on March 23, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
If you fancy some Tarot themed fiction my review of Sepulchre by Kate Mosse is below…
Following the success of Labyrinth, much-loved by Richard and Judy, Mosse has swiftly and decisively established herself as the female equivalent of airport favourite Dan Brown.
Sepulchre’s combination of folklore and history weaves a strong yet simple treasure-hunt mystery with Tarot magic and the lush French countryside thrown in for good measure.
The Nineteenth Century heroine trumps her modern-day counterpart and secondary characters are frustratingly underwritten for a novel with such a hefty word count, yet sensuous description and lyrical prose prevent accusations of peddling pulp and Mosse stays the right side of sentiment, writing romance for intelligent women.
A light, unchallenging but highly enjoyable read.
See you soon Blogsprites!