Discussion: The Best Scenes from the Two Towers

The second instalment to the Lord of the Rings franchise, The Two Towers defies the middle movie slump as viewers are treated to an expanding universe, raised stakes, and one of the greatest battles in cinematic history. The Two Towers is an easy favourite in the franchise, as the scattered fellowship finds themselves at the heart of the conflict, and their journey becomes more perilous as they draw closer to enemy territory. Here are some of the best scenes from The Two Towers.

The Fate of Merry and Pippin

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A friendly reminder that Viggo Mortensen actually broke two toes when filming this scene. This moment showcases Aragorn’s skills as a ranger as it reveals the fate of the captured Merry and Pippin. The way the scene cuts from Aragorn’s shrewd tracking skills to Merry and Pippin’s escape was brilliant in heightening the sense of anticipation in hearing the fates of these Hobbits. Continue reading

Film Friday: Space Mission Gone Wrong, Intense Trail Rides, and Spider-Man’s European Adventure

It’s been a good couple of months for movie nights, and while it’s hard to find films that will please the entire family, this latest batch generally had us all in agreement. Some films were a disappointment,  others met expectations, and a few caught us off guard with how good they were. Here are the films I’ve been watching.

Spiderman: Far From Home

Let’s be real, Spiderman had a tough task of following the highest-grossing film in history. Endgame left fans reeling, and Spiderman had to find a balance between exploring the aftermath of the film while also standing apart as its own entity. Was it a success? Yes, I think it was. Tom Holland has always captured that youthful and mischievous enthusiasm of Spiderman, and here we see Peter Parker facing the realities of what it truly means to be a superhero. No more can he just be the friendly neighbourhood hero, and you feel the burden of this responsibility weighing on his shoulders. Jake Gyllenhaal was a welcome addition to the cast and his chemistry with Tom Holland allowed us to invest in the dynamic between them, making the culminating moments exciting and unpredictable. The post-credit scenes will have major consequences for Spiderman as his safety net is shattered.
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Most Anticipated Films of 2019.

It’s hard to keep track of the upcoming releases. The emergence of streaming services has only broadened the options available to viewers with original content being produced at a rapid pace. However, there are some pretty epic blockbusters set to be released this year and these are some of my most anticipated.

1. Dark Phoenix (June 7th)

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What I’ve Been Watching: Eccentric Characters and Fights for Survival.

Welcome to yet another edition of What I’ve Been Watching. Now, most of you know that when it comes to TV my life has been dominated by the Peaky Blinders. However, I’ve also made it a point to catch up on some of the films I’d been wanting to watch. All of these films had elements to them that were really well executed, but out of all four films, Dunkirk was the one that hit the high note in terms of its overall production. Here is a summary of all the films I’ve been watching this winter.

Dunkirk

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What I’ve Been Watching

It is no secret that I’ve been in a bit of reading slump for this last month or so. It sucks, but at the end of the day, the most effective method of getting over this slump is to power through it. However, there is one benefit to this slump because as I’m looking for other ways to occupy my time I end up binge watching. I have said this so many times, but my mood has a huge influence on what I read and watch. Here is a list of the shows/films I’ve been watching.

Television

Mr. Robot (Series 2)

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Film Friday: Beauty and the Beast

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Starring: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans,  Kevin Kline, Ewan McGregor, Josh Gad, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald,  Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson.
Director: Bill Condon
Plot Summary: The fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. Continue reading

Top Ten Tuesday: Reasons to Watch Lord of the Rings

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Anyone who know me knows that my go-to film franchise has and always will be the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Now, I can understand why some people could be put off by the franchise due to it’s length, but I can tell you now once you pass the initial introduction to the world, you will be treated to one heck of an adventure. Here are the reasons I believe you all should watch the Lord of the Rings.

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