Friday, January 27, 2017


Sorry guys that I have missed my Thursday's post! I have had two kids sick back to back and then I have been sick this entire week. I will be back next week!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Let's talk about: The Case of Beasts

Last year I was there on opening night to see Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. 
I loved it so it is no surprise that for Christmas two of my gifts were Fantastic Beasts related. 
One of them is The Case of Beasts, Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them written by Mark Salisbury and designed by Mina Lima.
I love the look of this book. It is quite big and heavy and the outside is made to look like his suitcase. 
You open up the side. It is magnetic so that it flaps down on the front of the book and holds. 
When you open it up it is like a lot of the movie tie ins I have with pictures, information, and fun design bits and bobs. 
There is a section of the different characters. 

We also have sections for Macusa, New York City, The other characters, visual effects, and the Beasts themselves. 
There are so many fun pull out items. 

The design is beautiful and so fun to flip through. 

I read through the entire thing in the days after Christmas and really enjoyed the background information and pictures. 
It would make a great coffee table book however I have it on my Harry Potter shelf with my other books!
If you are a huge Harry Potter fan that now also loves Fantastic Beasts and you also like to get behind the scenes information you will love this book. 

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Let's talk about: Mr. Holmes

Last week I watched Mr. Holmes starring Ian McKellen. 
Mr. Holmes is the story of an older Sherlock Holmes. He is suffering from worsening dementia and has retired to his cottage with his housekeeper and her son. He is trying to remember the details of his last case, one that haunts him as he is sure that he did something wrong because of it being his last... but he can't remember what it was.
Along the way he befriends the his housekeepers son, Roger, and shares his struggles to remember the case with him and teaches him to take care of his beloved bees. 

I really enjoyed this film. 
It is superbly acted, as you would expect from Ian McKellen and Laura Linney (she plays the housekeeper). Milo Parker plays her son and he is so adorable and wonderful in this role. 

There were a few times when I thought I wasn't going to like it anymore as it had a few really sad parts and one part that seemed like it was going to be... but thankfully got better. 
I loved the idea of seeing Sherlock Holmes in a way that we haven't seen him before. 
I highly recommend it. 

Here is the trailer: