Order of the Phoenix

Just back home from watching the movie. I really enjoyed it, the scenery, fight scenes, special effects, and especially when the group was flying through London at night, awesome!

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It did seem to be a little disjointed at times, and I am glad I resisted the urge to reread the book, because I am sure there were several bits missing. But overall, I loved the movie!
I particularly liked Evanna Lynch, the young Irish actress who played Luna Lovegood!

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Evanna is apparently a huge Harry potter fan, and hangs out quite a bit on Mugglenet.
Wikipedia has quite a bit of information on her here.

New ABC Comedy Drama

“The humble suburban library takes on a whole new meaning in the ABC TV’s new comedy-drama The Librarians, which starts production in Melbourne on March 5. The six-part series centres on the trials and tribulations of Frances O’Brien, a devout Catholic and head librarian. Her life unravels when she is forced to employ her ex-best friend, Christine Grimwood – now a drug dealer – as the children’s librarian. Frances must do all she can to contain her menacing past and concentrate on the biggest event of the library calendar – Book Week.”
Source: ABC Media Release “ABC TV Turns A New Page In Comedy” (1 March 2007)

I can’t wait to see this one!

79th Academy Awards

Best performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Congratulations to Helen Mirren! So very well deserved!

Find all the winners here

The Queen

Finally after months of waiting to see this film, I went tonight! It certainly didn’t disappoint!

Helen Mirren was outstanding, as was Michael Sheen as Tony Blair. And what a pleasant surprise to see Helen McCrory as Cherie Blair, I last saw her in Charles II: the power & the passion (one of my all-time favourites)

The Queen is one of those films that not only did the audience not chatter, fidget, or rustle their lolly wrappers, but there literally was not a single sound (except for the odd chuckle at the humorous parts) for the entire film!

How often does that happen! It was spellbinding!

List of Awards & Nominations for The Queen here