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Let me tell you - here you shall find only the most inspiring literary quotations, images of beautiful book covers and the best of literature. I hope you enjoy your stay.

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Top 10 Favourite Films:

Beauty And The Beast (Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise, 1991)

NarratorOnce upon a time, in a faraway land, a young prince lived in a shining castle. Although he had everything his heart desired, the prince was spoiled, selfish, and unkind. But then, one winter’s night, an old beggar woman came to the castle and offered him a single rose in return for shelter from the bitter cold. Repulsed by her haggard appearance, the prince sneered at the gift and turned the old woman away. But she warned him not to be deceived by appearances, for beauty is found within. And when he dismissed her again, the old woman’s ugliness melted away to reveal a beautiful enchantress. The prince tried to apologize, but it was too late, for she had seen that there was no love in his heart. And as punishment, she transformed him into a hideous beast and placed a powerful spell on the castle and all who lived there. Ashamed of his monstrous form, the beast concealed himself inside his castle, with a magic mirror as his only window to the outside world. The rose she had offered was truly an enchanted rose, which would bloom until his 21st year. If he could learn to love another, and earn her love in return by the time the last petal fell, then the spell would be broken. If not, he would be doomed to remain a beast for all time. As the years passed, he fell into despair and lost all hope. For who could ever learn to love a beast?

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Bucket List: Empire’s 301 Greatest Movies of all Time

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Empire recently released yet another bucket list (following their 500 greatest films of all time from about 5 years ago), and this one was chosen by the readers of the magazine. Now I know the magazine is targeted at a mainstream audience with a diverse range of tastes, and it’s about films that the public love, (and we all have different opinions on what makes a film great or likeable), but I find it very hard to agree with the majority of films on this list. Many of the films for instance, have been very recently released, and it does bother me (though it probably shouldn’t), that a film can be considered as one of the best films of all time just after it has been released. Films that tend to talked about and appreciated at the time of their release, but then forgotten a year or two down the line. Some films, like Frozen, are probably the exception, because Frozen is a truly great movie.The Grand Budapest Hotel and Iron Man 3 however are very recent movies. Now I thought Iron Man 3 was an awful, awful film, and admittedly find it very hard to see why it made the list.

Nevertheless, I am open to watching any film, and I make it my mission to see as many films as possible from a diverse range of genres and target audiences so that I can understand film in its many forms. For that reason, I have turned Empire’s 301 Greatest Movies of all Time list into another bucket list to complete. I’ve seen a fair amount of films on the list already, so here’s to seeing the rest of them.

[x] 1) Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back (Irvin Kershner, 1980)
[x] 2) The Godfather (Francis Ford Coppola, 1972)
[x] 3) The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan, 2008)
[] 4) The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)
[x] 5) Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino, 1994)
[x] 6) Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (George Lucas, 1977)…..

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Quote of the Week - Drop Dead Fred (Ate de Jong, 1991)

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Fred: I’m not afraid of the megabeast!

Young Elizabeth: I’m not either, when she comes in here we’ll make her eat up all this mud!

Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll cut her head off…

Young Elizabeth: with scissors…

Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll make her eat it

Young Elizabeth: …make her eat her own head… with what?

Fred: Oh yeah, well I’ll eat her head then.

Young Elizabeth: And I’ll eat the rest of her!

Fred: Yeah! And then we’ll get up and poo her all over the table cause we’re not afraid of anything

Fred & Young Elizabeth together: yeah, yeah YEAH!

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Quote of the Week - Drop Dead Fred (Ate de Jong, 1991)

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Fred: I’m not afraid of the megabeast!

Young Elizabeth: I’m not either, when she comes in here we’ll make her eat up all this mud!

Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll cut her head off…

Young Elizabeth: with scissors…

Fred: Yeah… and then we’ll make her eat it

Young Elizabeth: …make her eat her own head… with what?

Fred: Oh yeah, well I’ll eat her head then.

Young Elizabeth: And I’ll eat the rest of her!

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Rik Mayall: King of Comedy

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Last night, news broke out that an actor by the name of Rik Mayall had died. Within seconds this news spread worldwide as tribute posts, famous one liners and images of this comedy genius swarmed social media, and fans everywhere shared their grief over the loss of this monumental man.

For many of his generation who grew up in the 80′s when The Young Onesfirst premiered, Rik Mayall was the…

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Sonic the Hedgehog set to make big screen debut!

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Retro videogame character Sonic the Hedgehog, created by Yuji Naka, first appeared in 1991 in Sony’s original game in the series Sonic the Hedehog. Spawning multiple sequels, comics, and television cartoons, the much-loved original star of gaming is set to appear on the big screen in his very own movie!

The film, which will be created by Sony and Japan-based production company Marza Animation…

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Rik Mayall: King of Comedy

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Last night, news broke out that an actor by the name of Rik Mayall had died. Within seconds this news spread worldwide as tribute posts, famous one liners and images of this comedy genius swarmed social media, and fans everywhere shared their grief over the loss of this monumental man.

For many of his generation who grew up in the 80′s when The Young Onesfirst premiered, Rik Mayall was the…

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Film4 launches its ‘action packed’ season

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Film4 describe their latest themed season as ’12 nights of essential action’ and kicks off tonight at 9pm with the channel premiere of Hanna (Joe Wright, 2011). The season will run from Monday 24th March – 4th April 2014, screening films in a double, sometimes triple, bill everynight from 9pm onwards.

With the success of the Akira Kurosawa season (read more about that here), which ran on…

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Oscars 2014 Winners

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Oscars 2014 Winners

Best Picture
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Winner: 12 Years a Slave (Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Steve McQueen and Anthony Katagas, Producers)
American Hustle (Charles Roven, Richard Suckle, Megan Ellison, and Jonathan Gordon, Producers)
Captain Phillips (Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti and Michael De Luca, Producers)
Dallas Buyers Club (Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter, Producers)
Gravity (Alfonso Cuarón and David Heyman,…

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