Film Review | Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them


Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Review
4 / 5
IMDb Rating | 7.9
Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, Ezra Miller, Alison Sudol
Plot Summary: Following a global excursion to find, document and protect an array of magical creatures, Newt Scamander arrives in New York for a planned, brief stopover. However, Newt, No-Maj (Muggle) Jacob and Former-Auror Tina find themselves in a chaotic situation as they try to retrieve some escaped magical beasts in strict New York. This eventful story becomes more complicated due to the threat of attack from Grindelwald, as well as a mysterious and unexplained dark force that continues to wreak havoc in New York.  Continue reading

A Brief Review of Hawking

The Theory of Everything

5 / 5

Simply, an incredible story of 2 extraordinary people.

(Eddie Redmayne received the Best Actor Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking. The film has won 19 awards out of its 95 nominations.)

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney, David Thewlis, Maxine Peake, Harry Lloyd)

IMDb Rating: 7.8

Release Date: 1st January 2015 (UK)


Stephen Hawking, the most recognisable scientist of the 21st century due to his speech-generating device that projects a voice which is now known throughout the world, cause by the onset of motor neuron disease. He has achieved fame through a hardly fought battle with the disease and his extraordinary survival which has given him enough time to produce ground-breaking research in theoretical physics and cosmology. His A Brief History of Time has sold over 10 million copies and was a Times Bestseller for a record-breaking 4 years. Due to his scientific success and recognisable voice he has also become somewhat of a cameo fixture in TV and film. He has appeared on The Simpsons, The Big Bang Theory, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Futurama and many more. But now, with the adaptation of Jane Wilde Hawking’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, Hawking is now granted a film dedicated to his extraordinary battle with MND, the strides he has made in science and the love and life he has shared with Jane. The Theory of Everything is a beautiful, funny and inspiring film that leaves you admiring Stephen and Jane an immense amount.     

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Red-maynia as Eddie is announced as Newt Scamander

Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander …

Eddie Redmayne has been announced as Newt Scamander in the continuiation of the Harry Potter Franchise in the film adaptation of J. K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find them short book that was released in 2001 as part of Comic Relief along with another book, Quidditch Through the Ages. (I’m lucky enough to have bought both of them at the time of publication!)

Fantastic Beasts

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