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     There’s a galaxy full of Star Wars features – like this one: https://lilywight.com/2012/05/25/darth-vader-has-a-throbbing-saber/ – right here at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana.

    Head to the sidebar to search our archives but, before you go, take a look at these amazing Day of The Dead inspired Star Wars sugar skulls, a super trooper and a Skywalker song spoof…

     …and finally…

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     Updated 08/07/2015

     Lily Wight is always available to be the sanguinous stuffing in an Anne Rice and Clive Barker sandwich – so please tuck in 😉

     The Grande Dame of Grand Guignol and The Master of The Macabre (via official administrator, Alex) were kind enough to recommend and share features from the blog at www.lilywight.com with their huge online communities.

     Just click the links below for these unmissable posts ~

“The Wolf Gift” scored this generous review by Lily Wight and I’m grateful.  Also note the cool use of Ran Valerhon’s art in this review.  Love it.

Anne Rice, 19th February 2013.

https://lilywight.com/2013/02/13/a-present-from-anne-rice-the-wolf-gift-matt-bomer-christian-grey/

Here’s a new blog post on Nightbreed by Lily Wight.

~ Clive Barker (administrated by Alex Ghastbrow) 21st February 2013.

https://lilywight.com/2013/02/21/clive-barker-cabal-nightbreed-directors-cut/

     Thank you, fellow imagineers x

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     Here’s a little something to get you in the mood for Bill Condon’s Beauty & The Beast with Emma Watson.

     If you haven’t seen Cocteau’s classic yet, well, you really should so just click to view the trailer.

     

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     Updated 13/05/2015

     You will find lots of links to forgotten favourites right here at Lily’s Arcade of Arts & Arcana 😉

     

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     Updated 26/03/2015

     Click the picture (Brian Froud’s The Power of The Dark Crystal) to view lots more inspiring faerie art.

     Please feel free to share Lily’s selected images and keep checking the Gallery for new additions.

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     Updated 26/02/2015

     There’s always lots of Scary Faerie at Lily Wight 🙂

     

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     Updated 12/02/2015

    Can you spot Johnny Depp’s school photo in this promotion for Dark Shadows…

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     Updated 05/02/2015

     Jamie Dornan may have bagged the much coveted role of sado-hunk Christian Grey but it is his little known co-star, Dakota Johnson, who is currently Google’s most searched for celeb.  So here she is,  Ms. Anastasia Steele, in this month’s movie adaptation of E. L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey.

     You’ll soon be seeing ALOT more of her 😉

*Dakota Mayi Johnson was born 4th October 1989 in Austin, Texas, USA.

*Dakota is the daughter of actors, Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson and the stepdaughter of Antonio Banderas.

*Dakota made her acting début in Crazy In Alabama (1999) directed by Antonio Banderas and starring with her mother, Melanie and half-sister, Stella Banderas. 

*Dakota signed to IMG Models in 2006 and became Miss Golden Globe the same year.

*Film credits include a brief  *ahem* but memorable scene in Facebook movie, The Social Network.

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     Click the link for this amazing post from Lily Wight’s award-winning blog #CumberbatchIsSauron

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Lily Wight

     Updated 30/09/2014

     The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies arrives in UK cinemas on December 12th!  If you can’t wait that long Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana can satisfy your Middle-earth cravings with a variety of Tolkien related posts (just click the category in the sidebar).

     Let’s get started with a flash review of a book that definitely deserves a trilogy of movies… are you listening Peter Jackson!

     

     The Silmarillion

     Genius is not a term to be attributed lightly but if any author deserves such an accolade it is John Ronald Reuel Tolkien.
     Traditional Mythologies contain a vast body of evolving materials collected over time by countless storytellers and authors.  So, for one man to invent arguably the finest and most emotive…

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      H.P. Lovecraft’s longform novel makes a fine introduction to the author’s original mythos and recurring themes but, like Poe before him, the style and structure of his weird tales has not aged well and demands patience from modern readers.

     The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward reads much like a dry historical legal document and Lovecraft’s obsession with architecture is interesting but not thrilling.  The lazy dénouement owes much to Dracula – and vampire fans might catch the name “Ferenczy”: a major player in Brian Lumley’s superb Necroscope series.

     Lovecraft’s short fiction is far more satisfying but completists and occultists will love this nonetheless.

     View a trailer for The Resurrected (adapted from The Case Of Charles Dexter Ward)…

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article-0-1D7B01A900000578-531_634x607     J.J. Abrams appears to be following in George Lucas’s footsteps by casting relatively unknown younglings alongside the familiar older cast.

     Precious little is known about British actress, Daisy Ridley who has a handful of TV credits to her name in shows such as Casualty, Silent Witness and Mr. Selfridge.  All that looks set to change however following a role in The Inbetweeners 2 and a certain Sci Fi saga that a few fans will be waiting until 2015 to see.

     Here is Daisy’s slideshow *WARNING contains boobage!!*

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Click here for everything you need to know about John Boyega 🙂

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     Updated 20/05/2014

     It has two long years since Lily Wight brought you the very first images from Disney’s live action adaptation of Sleeping Beauty featuring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, the baddest fairy of them all.

     Maleficent is due for release in UK cinemas on 28th May.  Here is the latest trailer and a peek behind the scenes while you wait…

     Click here for more new on set pictures 🙂

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140429164103-01-new-star-wars-cast-horizontal-gallery     You’ll have to wait until December 2015 to get a brand new Star Wars: Episode VII sized Christmas present so there’s plenty of time to acquaint yourself with the next generation of stars from that galaxy far, far away.

     Recently released cast details reveal nothing about character names and roles but British actor John Boyega (22) is most likely to fill the role of hot young hero whilst hoping to escape the saga’s infamous Hamill-Christensen curse.

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     Quirky, surreal, handmade, steampunkish, road trip love story.  Trailer contains gratuitous use of the word “p*nis”.

More Movies You Might Have Missed 🙂

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     Let the wild rumpus start!

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     A zombie film, but not as you know it…

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Lily Wight

     Updated 28/01/2014

     It’s almost a decade since Stephenie Meyer’s first Twilight novel was published and here is the last review of our four book retrospective…

     Breaking Dawn is undoubtedly the most mature and entertaining book in the series with more incident, action and horror than all the previous volumes put together.

     Discerning fans might try to excuse, scan or simply ignore Edward and Bella’s nauseating honeymoon and enjoy instead Jacob’s first person narration of the birth of their monster offspring.

     The Twililght Series has always tended to be a little tame and anaemic but by introducing that classic horror staple – the “demon-child” – Meyer invigorates the tale creating, arguably, a better starting-point for the entire series.

     Unfortunately Meyer bungles the ending by rushing the introductions to an influx of interesting new characters and…

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     Updated 25/01/2014

     We’re three books – and three reviews in – yet The Twilight Saga refuses staunchly to improve or evolve as its little flashes of brilliance are swamped with so much melodramatic waffle.

     Stephenie Meyer obviously missed the writer’s workshop on “show, don’t tell” because those pages of circular dialogue do not equal plot momentum.

     An inspired chapter on Quileute folklore provides too brief a respite and elevation by delivering a tantalising glimpse into a better book that never was.  More of this and less of Bella might have given the saga more depth to match its breadth.

     Meyer has an unfortunate habit of disappointing readers with ideas and plot-strands which fail to flourish.  She denies Bella the opportunity to embrace the fate of The Third Wife thus denying Eclipse…

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**WARNING**  not for little eyes or the easily alarmed

titania     By The Power of Greyskull!!!  Take a look at Dame Judi Dench’s Titania!

     This black and white still of Britain’s best-loved actress “in the altogether” for Peter Hall’s adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968) was deemed so raunchy and shocking that Pinterest took it down!

     Now Lily Wight knows if it’s in black and white AND scripted by Shakespeare it must be Art so there is no shame whatsoever in taking a moment to enjoy Dame Judi’s seldom seen – but mighty fine – Titania 🙂

 

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     The year’s best blog posts were selected by the readers of Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana.

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12/12/2013 TOP BLOG POST!

      If you checked-in for yesterday’s post you will already know that Sherlock Holmes is Dracula’s only significant rival when it comes to literary characters with the most big and small screen adaptations to their credit.

     An alternative world mash-up featuring Robert Downey Jr.’s movie detective versus the BBC’s Benedict Cumberbatch (with an army of self-styled “Cumberbabes” in tow) would be quite a spectacle.  In the meantime I’m recommending the Stephen Spielberg produced Young Sherlock Holmes as the perfect accompaniment for a Father’s Day afternoon nap.

     The arcane and occult plot-stylings undoubtedly influenced Guy Ritchie’s Twenty-First Century Holmes reboot and (although plaudits go elsewhere) Young Sherlock Holmes is a film that utilised groundbreaking CGI effects; just check-out the stained glass knight in one of the movie’s many not-so-family-friendly moments!

     Indiana Jones meets Gothic Victoriana…

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     Perhaps you missed The Mist?  Frank Darabont works his magic on another Stephen King novel with a couple of appearances from The Walking Dead cast.  A new 10 part TV series based on The Mist has just been announced so catch-up now.  It’s more than worth a watch for that ending…

     There’s a great movie you might have missed every month at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana!

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     Middle-earth Lego sets line the shelves in every toy store and supermarket but why would you want to follow the instructions when a little imagination can create art sculptures and dioramas like these…

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You will find new Lego marvels every month at Lily Wight ~ The Arcade of Arts & Arcana

Lego Hell

Lego Fairy Tales

Lego Mount Olympus

Lego Star Wars Art

Lego Studio Ghibli

 

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     The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey gave us only the briefest glimpse of Sauron – as The Necromancer –  motion-captured by Smaug actor Benedict Cumberbatch.  Hopefully Part II, The Desolation of Smaug, will show us more.

     Click the picture to head to the album and see more…

    

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     We are spoiling you for Middle-earth month with not just one but four hilarious gifs showcasing the acting prowess of Orlando Bloom as Elf Prince Legolas Greenleaf.

     Please feel free to enjoy them indefinitely 🙂

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