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The latest addition to JK Rowling’s wizarding world – The Crimes of Grindelwald – hit the cinemas recently and has received some…mixed reviews.
The first Fantastic Beasts movie was good fun- a jolly romp with a sweet and funny protagonist and some brilliant creatures- so we were all looking forward to the next instalment.
However, it seems the latest movie was a tad confusing, throwing lore to the wind, making some interesting character development, and pointless subplots.
Here are five WTF moments from The Crimes of Grindelwald we just couldn’t ignore…
New characters weren’t properly introduced and didn’t do enough…
Grimmson seemed suitably evil then… Disappeared
Nagini was sidelined as a vague support role- WTF
Awkward Harry Potter throwbacks
I am 100% sure they only added Nicholas Flamel in as a HP call-back and nothing to do with enhancing the story.
Dumbledore’s fashion choices through the years…
In ten years Dumbledore goes from sexy teacher to old hippy? Errrr ok?
A disappointingly vague relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald
“Closer than brothers” eh? So… Boyfriends then?
For a Fantastic Beasts movie it lacked beasts…
Ok, we get it, you can do some half decent CGI… And?
If you feel like the movie just left you cold, and just a bit disappointed then you are not alone. Harry Potter has reached peak capitalism: churn it out for the cash, don’t worry about the substance.
1934 was the year that brought us Flash Gordon, more from Nazi Germany, and the Gothenburg prize for both Kipling and Yeats.
So here they are, the ten top selling books of 1934 and the heady days before World War II. We’re also featuring some well known books that didn’t make the cut!
The New York Times Bestseller, Catherynne Valente, took to Twitter to tell Maher (and anyone who agrees with him) how utterly ridiculous it is to look down on people who read comic books or graphic novels.
Bill Maher had delivered a tirade on one of his shows after the death of Marvel Comics legend, Stan Lee. He claimed comic books and the like are for children, not adults, and even attempted to blame the state of American politics on the fact ‘millennials’ read literature with pictures in…
Valente took him to task on Twitter, first shaming him for his hypocrisy, and then explaining how very wrong he was to be so narrow minded and ignorant.
Aginer (noun) (US informal)
A person who is against something; one who opposes a proposal, course of action, point of view, etc. Also more generally: a person having a habitually negative attitude; one who opposes any change as a matter of principle.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Westminster (Philadelphia). From agin, regional and colloquial variant of again + -er.
The Bookseller reports that in all, forty-eight bookshops are competing, from nine regions of the UK and are all hoping to win in their local area before going forward to compete for the overall, nationwide prize.
Here are the shortlisted books for each region. We have some of the bookshops listed in our bookshop section so the ones featured are linked:
Some bookshops have even gone so far as to create visual experiments to show how many of the shelves are dominated by male authors.