Jack Kerouac (March 12th, 1922 – October 21st, 1969) was an American author and poet best known for his narrative style and for being a pioneer of a new social movement known as the Beat Generation along with other authors such as William S. Burroughs and Allen Ginsberg.
A literary iconoclast during his lifetime, Kerouac’s popularity only grew with his premature death and his books are as popular today as they always were, maybe more so considering the number of his works published posthumously.
Today we’re sharing what is thought to be the only footage of the author, with sound in the only surviving interview. We think it gives a great impression of who Jack Kerouac was and we hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
Gnomeo and Juliet was based loosely on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet – the animation was far less tragic and a lot more musical, with songs by Elton John. The British-American collaboration was greeted with mixed reviews but did well in the box office and became the highest-grossing animated feature among those released at the time until it was beaten by The Lego Movie in 2014. Its sequel introduces new characters and a new literary inspiration: Sherlock Holmes… Sherlock Gnomes.
There is a host of famous voices returning for the sequel as well as some new characters. James McAvoy is back as Gnomeo alongside Emily Blunt as Juliet, with Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Julie Walters, and Richard Wilson as their parents. Sherlock Gnomes and his friend Gnome Watson are played by Johnny Depp and Chiwetel Ejiofor, with Mary J. Blige appearing as Sherlock’s ex-girlfriend and general bad girl doll Irene.
Check out the trailer below to see what is in store for the Redbricks and the Blueburys.
A literary iconoclast during his lifetime, Kerouac’s popularity only grew with his premature death and his books are as popular today as they always were, maybe more so considering the number of his works published posthumously. Read More
After testing their knowledge on our Handmaid’s Tale quiz, Reading Addicts can also watch the trailer to see what the second season entails… It looks as darkly atmospheric as last season!
Check out the trailer below.
If you haven’t heard of Rik Mayall then you’ve either been hiding under a rock, or you don’t know much about British culture. Mayall was an English comedian, actor writer who along with Ade Edmonson brought us the alternative comedy of Bottom and The Young Ones. Over the years he’s produced some of the funniest television to come out of the UK and seemed the perfect choice to play mischievous Peeves the Poltergeist. Read More
Created alongside Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment’s Portkey Games, Hogwarts Mystery puts you in the place of a wizard or witch at one of the most best magical schools in the world: Hogwarts. You can attend classes, cast spells, brew potions, and go on adventures. Student wizards and witches can also make friends, or start rivalries, with their fellow students.
The trailer gives us a fantastic insight into what the game has to offer- check it out below.