New Films: Belle

I can’t wait to see this film which opens today.  Apparently it was inspired by a painting that resides in a country house I’ve been to – so I’ve seen it!

There is another reason it is interesting this is coming out now as it coincides with something else I’m hopefully doing next week – so watch this space I shall be back to talk about it later…

Here’s the trailer for those of you that are interested in seeing Belle.  A true story that you couldn’t possibly make up.

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My Waterloo

Since I went to Apsley House back in July, I’ve become a tad obsessed with all things Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo – not that I wasn’t interested in them before.

I love the story of Lady De Lancey – so I must get Lady De Lancey at Waterloo: A Story of Duty and Devotion by David Miller and re-watch the DVD of Waterloo which I saw years ago and has great battle scenes.

I’ve acquired these great books so far:

  • Waterloo: A Near Run Thing by David Howarth
  • Ladies of Waterloo – original accounts from Charlotte Eaton, Magdalene De Lancey and Juana Smith
  • To War with Wellington by Peter Snow
  • Dancing into Battle A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo by Nick Foulkes

New Films: Star Trek Into Darkness

I like both the old series (at least most of them) and some of the later films – and indeed I was a bit late to the party, but really liked the 2009 Star Trek ‘reboot’.

I have to say, this sequel looks amazing.  Looking forward to seeing it on the big screen!

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New Films: Mirror Mirror

I haven’t seen this one yet, but it looks as though it will be good!  There seems to be a surfeit of fairytale films and TV programmes around and in the making at the moment – including Once Upon a Time, which started on Channel 5 tonight.

I have recorded it, and will watch both with interest.  I have already seen the trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman – no idea whether it will be good, but it is beautifully shot.

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New Films: The Artist

I have some posts in the pipeline, but in the meantime while I’m studying for my exams – please feast your eyes on The Artist.

It’s no secret that I love old black and white films, so this is right up my street.  I daresay many of you will have seen it already…

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Back soon!