Taika Waititi and The Chocolate Factory

Taika Waititi and The Chocolate Factory

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Two years ago, word got out that Netflix had been planning to release adaptations of a few of Roald Dahl’s works. However, up until now, there had been radio silence. There is still a lot that’s unknown, like when the project will start or when the shows and/or movies will be available, but we do know some of the important stuff. First, we know that everything will start with Oscar-winning director, Taika Waititi. For the few who don’t know, Taika Waititi is the New Zealand mastermind behind JoJo Rabbit and the comedic Thor: Ragnarök. So far, we know that Waititi …

Four Books to Read Before Seeing ‘The French Dispatch’

Four Books to Read Before Seeing ‘The French Dispatch’

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Last week, news of Wes Anderson’s latest movie hit Twitter. The movie, The French Dispatch, accompanied by Anderson’s screenplay of the same name, will be released in July of this year. However, in the meantime, it’s best to prepare yourself for the wonderfully quirky vibes Anderson will be dishing out with some equally quirky books.   Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl Image via Penguin Random House While we all love Anderson’s take on this story, the original is just as fun. The children’s novel follows the sly but funny Mr. Fox. As a means to feed his wife and …

Watch Out! The Witches Are Back!

Watch Out! The Witches Are Back!

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The Witches have made a comeback! It’s hard to believe, but it’s been 30 years since Roald Dahl’s masterpiece book was first adapted into a movie back in 1990, starring the fabulous Anjelica Huston!   gif via pop horror You’d think we’d be safe this time around, but the clan of evil women have joined forces with the fabulous Anne Hathaway as the The Grand High Witch and Octavia Spencer as additional cast! Spooky, we know!     image via hollywood reporter   Director Nicolas Roeg did a spectacular job with the movie in 1990, because it still has a …

13 Magical Quotes For National Magic Day

13 Magical Quotes For National Magic Day

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Whether you plan to take on the night or hang at home with some horrifyingly good reads, here are 13 magically inspired quotes to put you in the best of spirits for this wicked holiday.       A well-composed book is a magic carpet on which we are wafted to a world that we cannot enter in any other way. ― Caroline Gordon, American Novelist and Literary Critic   Image via weheartit   Words! Mere words! How terrible they were! How clear, and vivid, and cruel! One could not escape from them. And yet what a subtle magic there was …

5 Best Witchy Quotes

5 Best Witchy Quotes

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For all my fellow witches out there, here a few quotes to inspire your magic this spooky season.   Image via History.com   #1 “I am Wicked in many ways.”  Jessica Spotswood, Born Wicked   #2 “You have witchcraft in your lips.” William Shakespeare, Henry V   #3 “A witch ought never be frightened in the darkest forest because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.” Terry Pratchett,  Wintersmith     #4 “For all you know, a witch may be living next door to you right now.” Roald Dahl, The …