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Posted in Movies, TV, tagged Action, Adventure, Archaeology, Enchanted Library, Indiana Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, Library, Museums, Noah Wyle, Relics, TNT, Tomb Raider on January 30, 2013 | 4 Comments »
Posted in Events, Movies, TV, tagged Autographs, Back To The Future, Collectables, Comics, Cosplay, Dalek, DeLorean, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, England, Fanboys, Fantasy, film, Games Workshop, Hull, Hull Daily Mail, Hullywood Entertainment, Jawa, Memorabilia, Movie Buffs, Prince's Trust, Science Fiction, Star Wars, Television, The Royal York Hotel, Tie Fighter Pilot, toys, UK Garrison, University of Hull, York, Yorkshire, Yorkshire and the Humber on November 2, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
If you are a confirmed Movie and Cult TV fanboy what do you do if you can’t find a buzzing but affordable event in your area? The answer is simple: create your own.
In 2008 special events company Hullywood Entertainment™ launched in Yorkshire with support from The Prince’s Trust. You can support their dedication and share their enthusiasm by adding these dates to your diaries:
~ 10am – 4.30pm, Saturday 10th November 2012, Staff House, The University Of Hull, East Yorkshire.
~ 10am – 4.30pm, Sunday 2nd December 2012, The Royal York Hotel, York (by the railway station), East Yorkshire.
You’ll find a link to the events’ official website in the homepage sidebar all month. Please share this information and – you never know – you might even run into a certain elusive blogger
- Yorkshire ‘best for UK holiday’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Yorkshire is UK’s best holiday spot at the 19th World Travel awards (thesun.co.uk)
This Halloween the BBC will be airing a brand new three-part adaptation of James Herbert’s bestseller The Secret Of Crickley Hall.
In the meantime you might like to consider this short sharp review of Once…
Herbert does little to shift his low-brow Stephen King associations with this perfunctory foray into the world of faery.
A spooky house and a missing testament provide Scooby Doo plotting while flat characters and shallow research create a strangely uninvolving tale of mixed-up folklores.
Frequent sexiness will keep you reading but Herbert’s work remains dogged by seventies style misogyny.
If you’re a Herbert fan you’ll love it regardless, but this is lazy work.
Please don’t be concerned Blogsprites! The title quote comes from the BBC’s superlative little series The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff.
The show was first broadcast on the radio and was bumped-up to television status with a Christmas Special in 2011.
Heavily influenced by the searing wit and irreverent comedy of Blackadder The Bleak Old Shop is a must-see for Dickens’ fans or anyone with a taste for Victoriana and a sense of humour.
Watch wherever you can!
Carr’s self-deprecating camp infuses this autobiography which unfortunately stops short before his fame gets started, suggesting all the good stuff has been saved for later volumes. It’s a shame because despite the good humour there is nothing remarkable here, unless you count the fact that Carr is surprisingly well-adjusted for a comedian.
Alan’s formative years seem no different to those of any ordinary middle-class thirty-something; nice family, depressingly menial part-time jobs, a pointless degree and some fun holidays.
Unfortunately the opportunity to offer advice on the perils of building a stand-up career is overlooked, with Carr being unduly brief and modest about such a difficult profession.
Posted in Books, Reviews, TV, tagged Arts, autobiography, Book review, books, Celebrities, Celebrity, Cheryl Cole, Entertainment, Heat magazine, Jordan, journalism, Mark Frith, media, People, reading on May 22, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in TV, tagged 10th Kingdom, Arts, Big Bad Wolf, Bo Peep, Fairy tale, Fairytales, film, Lily Wight, Magic Mirror, Miniseries, Movie, Piper Laurie, Prince Charming, Snow White, Troll, TV on April 29, 2012 | 4 Comments »
I hope you have enjoyed Fairy Tale month as much as I have. I will, of course, be returning to this beloved subject time and again so please keep sending me your links and recommendations.
The 10th Kingdom is a series I love and would make an interesting comparative companion piece to all those watching Once Upon A Time and Grimm on television.
Check it out …
Posted in TV, tagged Clancy Brown, Dwarf, Dwarves, Fairy tale, film, Hallmark, Kristin Kreuk, Lily Wight, Miranda Richardson, Movies, Seven Dwarves, Snow White, TV, Warwick Davis, Wicked Stepmother, witch on April 24, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Television production company Hallmark have made a number of successful adaptations of Fairy Tales.
Here is another version of Snow White which proves that it’s all about the Step-mother!
Posted in Movies, TV, tagged Arts, Brian Froud, Fairy tale, Fairytales, Fantasy, film, Folklore, Isabella Rosselini, Lily Wight, Literature, Little Red Riding Hood, Movies, Wolf on April 15, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Many of you may remember the Cannon Fairy Tale films. Here is a little reminder for Dark Fairy Tale Month, the music accompanying the opening credits is enough to give you nightmares!
While you are here don’t forget to check out April’s Magickal Thing with a link to Brian Froud in the sidebar. x
Posted in Movies, TV, tagged Alex Pettyfer, Arts, Beauty and Beast, Emma Watson, Entertainment, fairy tales, Fairytales, Fantasy, film, Folklore, Guillermo del Toro, Kristin Kreuk, Movies, romance, Vanessa Hudgens on April 9, 2012 | 9 Comments »
A quick update on all those Beauty & The Beast projects
Posted in Movies, TV, tagged Arts, Beauty and the Beast, Bernard Hill, Entertainment, Fairy tale, Fairytales, Films, Folklore, George C Scott, Gothic, Lily Wight, Television, TV, Urban Gothic on April 8, 2012 | 1 Comment »
I hope you are enjoying these links to forgotten favourites. Keep popping back for more, Blogsprites x
Lots of links to strange and beautiful Fairy Tale films this month.
- Philip Pullman’s ‘Fairy Tales From the Brothers Grimm’ (nytimes.com)
Posted in Arcana, Art, Books, Movies, TV, tagged BrianFroud, Dark Crystal, David Bowie, Easter, Faerie, Fairy tale, Fantasy, Froud, Graphic novel, Jim Henson, Labyrinth, Lily Wight on April 1, 2012 | 2 Comments »
If you are looking for something to peruse whilst you eat your Easter chocs I would recommend April’s Magickal Thing; the collected art of the talented and inspirational Froud family.
If you have seen Labyrinth and The Dark Crystal you are already familiar with Brian Froud‘s unique style (and David Bowie’s equally unique tights).
To celebrate all things Faerie I’ll be featuring a link to The Realm of Froud in the sidebar of my home page all month.
Don’t forget that the Disney backed television series Once Upon A Time premiers on Channel 5 in the U.K. tonight!
P.S. A little extra treat, a Froud inspired animated curio (view it all on YouTube) …
"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: