Spoof Celebrity ‘Auditions’ for Fire and Fury Audiobook Go Viral

By February 2, 2018Inspired by Literature, News, Video

The Grammy Awards aren’t exactly renowned for great comedy, but when you invite James Corden along and give him a mic, who knows where you’ll end up. In this case it was a celebrity sketch, with various well known characters ‘auditioning’ to read the audio book version of Fire and Fury.

The book has by far been the most talked about this year, and it’s not showing any signs of going away. In this sketch excerpts from the book are read out by various celebrity readers, egged on by Corden. Some well know names joined in with John Legend, Snoop Dogg, and even Cher reading a few lines.

Whatever you think of the current political situation, Corden hosts this sketch with aplomb. It’s hilarious, and as always he saves the best until last.


Sherlock Holmes inspired animation is coming soon

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A sequel to the romantic comedy animation Gnomeo and Juliet is released on the 23rd of March 2018.

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.

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Official Trailer Released

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Calling all Harry Potter fans, the first full length trailer for the second Fantastic Beasts film has been released, and it looks great! We’ve had plenty of teases over the past few months for the film, but now we can finally get a sneak peek at what to expect when the film is released in cinemas later this year. Eddie Redmayne returns as the ‘magizoologist’ Newt Scamander in the sequel to the 2016 hit film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Read More

Jack Kerouac Talks Beat Generation and On the Road

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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. Read More

A New Trailer for the Second Season of Hulu’s ‘A Handmaid’s Tale’ Reveals Release Date

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Fans of Margaret Atwood, or the televisual adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale, will be excited to hear the news of the second season’s release date!

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.

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Harry Potter and the Poltergeist of Mischievous Giggles

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Harry Potter is one of the biggest British films of all time, but one star it seems was just too big for the franchise. There’s no denying that Peeves the Poltergeist is an integral part of the Harry Potter books, but he doesn’t make any appearances in the movies at all, and here’s why.

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

Step into Hogwarts through your phone!

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For those of us who never did receive our letter from Hogwarts, we still have an opportunity to visit thanks to Jam City’s upcoming mobile game Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery on Google Play.

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.

Hogwart’s Mystery is not to be confused with the augmented reality game named Wizards Unite which is also out soon

The trailer gives us a fantastic insight into what the game has to offer- check it out below.

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