Another Earth to open Raindance

This entry is part 1 of 30 in the series Raindance 2011

Raindance Film Festival has announced that the UK premiere of sci-fi drama Another Earth will open this year’s festival. Another Earth, directed by Mike Cahill, was a huge hit at this year’s Sundance Film Festival where it won the Alfred P Sloane prize for “focusing on science or technology as a theme, or depicting a scientist, engineer or mathematician as a major character”….

End of one era… beginning of another

A very rainy Trafalgar Square last night hosted the world premiere of the last ever Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two. Fans were in tears, newspapers covered the event with minute by minute updates and fashion bloggers quickly passed judgement on the frills and frocks on show on the red carpet. Without a doubt last night marked the end of an era.

The Harry Potter franchise has dominated the world of entertainment for a decade and a half and it’s unlikely that anything will have quite the same impact on popular culture for a years to come.

For as long as I can remember I’ve been a big fan of both books and movies. I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t have a shelf full of books waiting to be read, and I still feel a little tingle of excitement watching The Wizard of Oz – the first VHS we ever owned as a family. The transition from the black and white dreariness of Kansas to the Technicolor brilliance of Oz was a moment of real magic to me. Ever since then I’ve loved being swept away to new worlds courtesy of the movies….

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