I was really surprised by these books. You see, I made the mistake of watching a film called “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” The film was awful, and I made the mistake of assuming that the book series the film was based on would be just as bad. Later that year, another bad film came out based on my favourite TV show, The Last Airbender, and there were many who assumed the show must be as bad as the film. Eventually I realized I was being a hypocrite, and so I decided to read the Guardians of Ga’Hoole Series by Kathryn Lasky. These books surprised me because unlike the film, they’re really good.
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic is my favourite show of the decade. I don’t think anyone expected when the first generation of My Little Pony aired in the ‘80s that it would eventually become a great show, but miraculously it managed it, proving that good writing can accomplish anything. In this article, I intend to examine briefly the three generations that preceded Friendship is Magic, and then I’ll move on to why Friendship is Magic is the amazing show that it is.
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I wanted to briefly write down some thoughts on a book I just finished called “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾” by Sue Townsend. As the title suggests, the story is told through the journal of the gawkish Adrian Mole. I don’t want to go into too much detail, as you really should read it for yourself without spoilers. It’s a short read, in any case.
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“In a land of myth and a time of magic, the destiny of a great kingdom rests on the shoulders of a young man. His name: Merlin.”Kilgharrah
After all the horrible works I’ve reviewed recently, I decided it was finally time to talk about something that’s really good. I had a few candidates in mind, but eventually I settled on one of my favourite television shows: BBC’s fantasy epic Merlin.
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After I reviewed The Nutshack, one of the worst cartoons of all time, I said I’d talk about a good cartoon in my next review. There are so many great cartoons that it’s taken me quite a long time to decide which of them I should discuss first. My first thought was to talk about my favourite cartoon airing today, but reviewing that would require more context than I wanted to give in this article. Therefore I decided to start by reviewing my favourite cartoon—my favourite show, in fact—of all time!
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My birthday, being on the fifth of January, falls upon this day. By coincidence, Tolkien’s birthday is on the third of the same month, and therefore several days ago I celebrated the birthday of my favourite author by watching the “special extended edition” of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies for the first time, which I had been saving for just that occasion. In all honesty, the “extended edition” is a bit of a misnomer, for it really isn’t that it is extended, but that the theatrical is somewhat abridged for the theatres. Unfortunately, few theatres would be willing to show a film as long as these are in their entirety, and so it becomes necessary to cut down the finished film for this purpose. The full movie is, in fact, the extended edition, which should more appropriately be dubbed the “unabridged edition.” Continue reading The Battle of the Five Armies – Extended Edition
What I suspect is a very vocal minority has, on the internet, made very clear their dislike of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. Now, I could explain in great detail why most (if not all) of the changes and additions to the story are either innocuous and trivial and/or necessary due to the differences between art forms, but the fact is that people just like to complain.
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