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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Family

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) Review

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Jack Skellington is King of Halloween town and each year they ensure that the next is more horrible and terrifying than the last. Everything is about to change though when he stumbles across Christmas town and decides that he wants to take over Christmas from Santa!

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Stage Door – Mark Rylance

Today was my final theatre trio of the year to see Mark Rylance starring in the play he co-wrote Nice Fish (review to follow). Afterwards I headed to the stage door and was actually rather surprised that only two other people had decided to wait for him to come out.

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I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2016) Review

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Jackie Foster is the assistant district attorney while raising her daughter Gracie alone. When her estranged father Jack turns up in the build up to Christmas it throws everything into chaos.

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23 Blast (2014) Review

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Travis Freeman is a star player for his High School American Football team, everything in his life has been about playing football. But everything is about to change when an illness costs him his sight and he must adapt to a new life of being blind.

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Nativity! (2009) Review

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Paul Maddens’ life did not really go in the direction he was expecting and his long time girlfriend  Jennifer leaving him to pursue a career in LA was the final straw, he hated himself, his life and his job as a Primary School teacher. Everything is about to get worse when he is in charge of this years Christmas Nativity Play and promises that Hollywood are coming to watch and record it!

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Angels Sing (2013) Review

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Michael Walker is a modern day Scrooge when it comes to Christmas and does not want to celebrate it at all and especially not spending it with her mother and father. David would love nothing more than to spend that time with his grandparents. But when we find out the reasons why it makes you wonder what will help him change his mind.

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Me Nanna’s Diary – 1953

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My incredible Nanna passed away almost 5 years ago it was 1st December 2011, after suffering with Dementia for a few years. Which really feels like losing your loved one twice and in different ways. When she was moved into a home, everything had to be emptied from her house. Including some diaries she had kept over the years. As you can see from the above picture from 1953. She had written birthdays in and almost wrote in it every day. She was 22 and then turned 23 in the August of that year. I thought it was a perfect way to celebrate her memory by posting this blog post!

What I have found is that in 1953 it was a big deal to wash your hair and have a bath, which usually happened just once per week, this is documented in the diary. Visiting your friends to watch TV as not everyone had them, writing letters (my Grandad was in the RAF and used to go away a lot) and receiving them. But the main form of entertainment and well enjoyment was the cinema (and sometimes theatre) I am very lucky to therefore say that my Nanna actually wrote in each film she went to see. She used to go most of the time with my Grandad, her best friend, her sister and occasionally on her own.

I have therefore decided to turn this into a blog project and attempt to watch all of the films she went to see at the cinema in 1953! This is going to be rather tricky for some of the films, I am still trying to work out some of them as well struggling with the writing and then trying to cross it over with a film from either 1952 or 1953 as it gets later in the year, the only thing is though that sometimes older films were also shown. The fact that some films have since had a name change as not helped at times either! She did seem to get bored of writing in the diary by November as it had less in and hardly anything at all in December, maybe she actually lost it for a while?

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Review

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The adventures of Newt Scamander as he travels to New York. We see the secret community they have set up for wizards and witches as they try to conceal any magic. Which might be a little bit tricker when some beasts are lost in the city!

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Pete’s Dragon (2016) Review

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Pete is left orphaned when his parents are killed in a car crash, he then meets a dragon who becomes his best friend and he names him Elliot. The story is about their adventures together and how everything will change when other humans find Pete living in the woods.

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Finding Dory (2016) Review

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Dory is about to embark on a quest to find her parents after suddenly having some memories come back . . .

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