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The sequel we’ve all been waiting for | The Incredibles

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It’s the sequel the world (well Disney fans at least) have been waiting for, and alas the wait is over. Pixar announced today that a sequel to The Incredibles is in the works, along with a third Cars film.


As the film was released 10 years ago (I know it’s hard to believe!) I can’t help but wonder what time period the film will take place. Will they continue where they left off at the end of the first film, or will we see a ten-year time period in the characters. This would mean our beloved Jack Jack will no longer be a cute little baby but very powerful 10-year-old.

So what do we actually know about The Incredibles sequel?

Sadly, not much as of now. However Brad Bird WILL be returning as writer (and hopefully director) so the story is in good hands.

As for Cars 3 I am neither disappointed or overly excited at the prospect of a third film. I loved the first one and am yet to actually see the second, but let’s face it. Anything Pixar put their name to turns out amazing. Let’s just hope they are writing a great story and are not just producing a film to make loads of money on an already well-known name.

For now all I can say is I am very excited for The incredibles sequel, a film I have been waiting for for 10 years!

Until next time,

– Bee


PS. This announcement has reminded me that I am yet to finish my Pixar series so yeah…I’ll get back on that (Ratatouille is next!)


My 13 Favourite Halloween Movies

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Perhaps a bit of a disclaimer is to be had. These are my favourite movies to watch at Halloween. This does not mean they are Halloween movies. In fact none of them are even scary because quite frankly I cannot deal with scary movies!!! Seriously, I can count on one hand all of the scary movies I have ever seen and I would like to keep it that way.

Having said that, I am very excited that it is now October and Halloween is quickly approaching. I am really getting into the Halloween spirit this year so without further ado let’s look at my top 13 favourite Halloween movies!

1. The Addams Family (1991)


I was pretty obsessed with the Addams Family as a kid. So much so that I used to dress up as Wednesday Addams pretty much ever year for about 6/7 years consecutively. So it is no surprise that this film is a Halloween must for me. I watch it every year and I never tire of it, it’s amazing!

2. Beetlejuice (1988)


This is not the only Tim Burton film you will see on this list. Beetlejuice is a comedy horror fantasy type film about a young couple who are recently deceased who start haunting their own home. It is then they meet Beetlejuice a bio-exorcist from the underworld  who helps scare away the new inhabitants.

This is a great movie to watch on Halloween if you like the horror stuff without the horror. Apparently they are making a sequel to this movie too. Not too sure how I feel about this. It certainly won’t match up to the original but we’ll see.

3. Clue (1985)


How many movies are based on a board game? Not that many. But yet Clue is based on the classic murder-mystery board game Cluedo. It is set in a gothic mansion where six strangers are blackmailed into coming to a dinner party. This dinner party soon turns into a murder solving party and the guests are forced to discover who the killer is before they too get murdered.

Let the description not fool you however, this film is anything but scary. It is actually a comedy. I literally grew up watching this film. There was about a year or so that I would watch this film at least once a week (if not more). I absolutely loved it – still do. When I was really young the character of Mr. Body used to scare me but that didn’t stop me from watching this film. Ugh it is so amazing you must go watch it! I actually used to make all my cousins watch it over and over whenever they would come over to my house so uh…sorry about that!

Another thing I love about this film is the amazing cast – Tim Curry, Martin Mull, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Brennan, Lesley Ann Warren, Madeline Kahn and Micheal McKean.

Without spoiling it too much, I love the ending – or lack thereof! When this film was shown in theatres upon initial release, three different endings were shown. So you might have seen it in cinema a and your friend might have seen it in cinema b and you would both have seen different endings – I thought this was really funny and also really clever because if you play the board game it never ends the same. This film is definitely one of my favourites, and worth checking out.

4. Corpse Bride (2005)


Told you it wouldn’t be the only Tim Burton film on the list. This is classic Tim Burton characters and style. About a wedding that went wrong. It is a really great film to watch on Halloween. Plus it stars Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, what’s not to like?!

5. Ghostbusters (1984)


This is a classic. If you have not seen it yet (but let’s face it of course you have) then go to Netflix or something and watch it right now! Again saw this movie when I was little and I have loved it ever since. Amazing cast. Perfect amount of scary (for a kid I mean). Just classic.

6. The Gremlins (1984)


I had actually never seen this movie until a couple of years ago when my brother bought me the Gremlins box set for my birthday. It is a really great film about a young man who receives a strange creature called a Mogwai as a pet, which then spawns other creatures who transform into small, destructive, evil monsters. It is a black comedy and although it features Christmas, I think it is a great movie for Halloween. Plus this was written by Chris Columbus so….there’s that.

7. Hocus Pocus (1993)


This doesn’t even really need explaining. It is on everyone’s Halloween movies playlist and is a Halloween classic.

One thing I will say though is I can never look at Bette Midler in the same way again. She will always be that creepy witch Winnie to me.

8. Labyrinth (1986)


Three things about this movie:

Directed by Jim Henson

Produced by George Lucas

Starring David Bowie

I love this movie, its fun and creepy at the same time, perfect for Halloween. Plus it had David Bowie…legend…enough said!

9. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Another Tim Burton. Another Halloween classic. Again, I really don’t need to do much explaining here. This is a classic Halloween film, which has been the inspiration for many a Halloween decoration and pumpkin, etc. If you have never seen this film, I promise you, you will not be disappointed.

10. Psycho (1960)


Psycho is probably the only film on this list that has the potential to be scary, depending on your threshold scare level. I’ll admit, I was on edge the first time I watched it. It is definitely suspenseful, though I wouldn’t quite call it scary. Still, it makes for a perfect Halloween movie. If you can’t watch Hitchcock on Halloween, when can you!?

11. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)


There are a lot of musicals on this list, but hey who cares right? I do love my musicals. Tim Curry appears again on my list, only this time he is not a humble butler, he is a flamboyant sweet transvestite (from Transylvania – couldn’t resist!).

I warn you, this movie is for a more mature audience so don’t let the kiddies watch it, and it’s probably not one of those films you want to watch with your parents either. It is very much a sexually driven film. Having said this, it is a classic, and it does make for a great Halloween movie.

12. Spirited Away (2001)


I know this is probably the least Halloween-y type movie on my list, but it is a fantasy film about this weird and wonderful place the protagonist has found herself in. I am not really a huge anime-manga fan, but I do really enjoy the work of Hayao Miyazaki, and this is probably his best film ever. If you aren’t interested because you don’t like anime-manga, I highly encourage you to look past that and give this film a go, because underneath all the weird and wonderful animation and characters, it is a really beautiful story.

It’s not really a Halloween-y movie as I said but I still enjoy watching it around Halloween.

13. Sweeney Todd (2007)


Last but certainly not least, this film could possibly be one of my favourite films of all time. I mean, it’s definitely in my top 20. Again it is another Tim Burton classic, another Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter collab, and another musical, but it is a very dark somber musical – after all its a story about a barber who is out to seek revenge and becomes so overwhelmed with his power that he starts slicing innocent people’s throats open and his partner in crime used their bodies to make pies (which she then sells to the public). Gruesome right? Some of the scenes in this film can be very graphic so if you don’t like the sight of blood you probably shouldn’t watch this, but having said that, the blood in this film (to me anyways) was very obviously fake. I don’t know if they did this intentionally for theatricality or what but either way the overall effect was certainly still there.

I actually dressed up as Sweeney Todd about five years ago, and I just found some photos of it recently, and it was pretty funny.


This is definitely a fantastic choice of film to watch on Halloween. Again, if you have not seen it please go watch it, it’s amazing!!!

Okay, so that is it for my list of 13 Favourite Halloween Movies. I hope you have enjoyed. Please let me know some of your favourite movies to watch around Halloween, and if there are any I should check out.

Hopefully I’ll be doing some more fun Halloween-related posts soon.

– Bee

Harry Potter Fans Rejoice!

I, like most other Harry Potter nerds out there, was overwhelmingly excited by today’s news that J.K Rowling’s spin off book from the Harry Potter series entitled Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them would be turned into a film thanks to Warner Brothers.

The book is ‘written’ by Newt Scamander who was featured in the Harry Potter book series.

What is even more exciting about this news however, is that J.K herself is actually writing the screenplay for this film!

As someone who enjoys writing, I can understand how precious a character can be to it’s author so I totally understand why J.K wanted to write the screenplay herself and as a fan I am very excited by these prospects.

Here’s what J.K had to say about this exciting announcement…


Get excited peeps!

– Bee

15 Films I Probably Should Have Seen By Now

The last day I was having a conversation to someone about the fact they had never seen Dirty Dancing, and I thought that was one of those movies everyone and their mother has seen.

Then that got me thinking about what films “everyone has seen” that I hadn’t, and let me tell you, there are a lot!

1. Avatar (2009)

1. Avatar

A paraplegic Marine dispatched to the moon Pandora on a unique mission becomes torn between following his orders and protecting the world he feels is his home.

There was so much hype surrounding this movie when it first came out that it almost made me not want to see it as bizarre as that sounds. I have heard it is basically the same story line to Disney’s Pocahontas which intrigues me, but also annoys me.

The reviews for this are very 50/50. A friend of mine loves it and has seen it many times, but my brother told me it was pure crap, not to bother watching it. So I’m really unsure, thoughts?


2. Casablanca (1942)


Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

This is said to be the love story of all love stories, and yet I still haven’t seen it!

I really like Humphrey Bogart as an actor though so hopefully one day I will sit down to watch it.



3. Gone With The Wind (1939)

Gone With The Wind

A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.

From its description, it doesn’t really sound like my kind of movie, yet it is another ‘must-see’ movie so it must be good.


4. Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone

An 8-year-old boy, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars.

I have so many friends who would just freak out if they realised I have never seen this film, or the sequel Home Alone 2. But it gets worse! I have seen Home Alone 3 more times than I can count. It was one of those movies I watched almost every day as a kid, I practically know all the lines off by heart. So why haven’t I seen the original film? I have no idea…this Christmas I WILL WATCH IT!!!


5. Indiana Jones (1981)

Indiana Jones

Archaeologist and adventurer Indiana Jones is hired by the US government to find the Ark of the Covenant before the Nazis.

And I’m not talking just this one, I have never seen any of the Indiana Jones movies. I just don’t really have an interest in them, I’m sure they are amazing, but I’ve never been bothered enough to actually sit down and watch one.


6. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

It's A Wonderful Life

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

I have never seen this Christmas classic, though that’s not to say I’ve never sat down to watch it before.

A few Christmas’ ago, I bought this for my dad on DVD because he loves this movie. After we finished our big Christmas dinner we sat down as a family to watch it and everyone fell asleep! So we didn’t actually finish it (to be honest it was barely half an hour in!). Maybe next Christmas I will watch it!


007. James Bond (1936 – present)

James Bond

I have a feeling I will be shunned for this one, but no. I have never seen any James Bond film in my life.


Say what?

It’s true! For some reason I have never seen any of the 23 James Bond movies that have been made…I don’t know why…*cough*

Let’s not dwell on this too much, and move on.


8. Jaws (1975)


When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

Now, I have seen some parts of this movie, but I’ve never seen the whole thing. But honestly, I’m already scared enough of the ocean as it is, I don’t think this film will help that fear!

9. Rocky (1976)


A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Funny thing is, when I was younger, I went through a phase where I really wanted to do boxing (in hindsight I’m happy I didn’t!) This is one of those films on everyone’s ‘must see before you die’ list and yet I still haven’t got around to watching it!

10. Schindler’s List (1993)

Schindeler's List

In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis.

I know this is supposed to be one of the best films ever made, but I really don’t like films about war so I’m not sure I would like this. Please let me know if you have seen this if it is really worth watching, if enough people convince me, I might just give it a go!

One thing I will say is that the soundtrack is amazing!

11. Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Silence of the Lambs

A young F.B.I. cadet must confide in an incarcerated and manipulative killer to receive his help on catching another serial killer who skins his victims.

So remember that episode of FRIENDS, where Joey says, “Joey. Doesn’t. Share. Food”


I didn’t sleep for like 2 weeks after watching The Others, and that’s not even that scary!

So even though this is a film everyone seems to have seen, I think I’ll pass on this one.

12. Singing in the Rain (1952)

Singing in the Rain

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.

I love musicals, so I am quite ashamed to say I have never seen this film.

But mark my words, I will get around to it soon!

13. The Godfather (1972)


The aging patriarch of an organized crime dynasty transfers control of his clandestine empire to his reluctant son.

This is literally the godfather of all movies to see before you die, and yet it’s on this list.

It is one of the most (if not the most) referred to movies ever!

Must see soon!

14. The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.

This is another film that most people say you have to see before you die, some people even think it is the best film ever made.

I love Tom Hanks as an actor and the storyline seems to be pretty amazing so once again, I will see this movie…sometime.

15. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

The Shawshank Redemption

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Finally on my list is what my dad calls ‘one of the best films I’ve ever seen’.

And let’s face it Morgan Freeman doesn’t make a bad movie does he?


So that is it for my list of 15 Films I Probably Should Have Seen By Now.

Are there any films on this list that you too have not seen? Please let me know, and maybe I won’t feel so bad for not having seen them haha!

– Bee

Pixar Series | 05. Finding Nemo

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I am back with another instalment of my Pixar series, this time with what is possibly my favourite Pixar film ever…Finding Nemo.

Finding Nemo (2003) 4

Director: Andrew Stanton

Year: 2003


Finding Nemo is the fifth animated feature film from Pixar, which was released in 2003, and directed by Andrew Stanton. Can you believe this film is 10 years old?! This makes me feel really old. I remember getting the DVD as a present when I lost part of my hearing (temporarily) and I was playing is so loudly (cause I couldn’t hear it obviously) and it was the middle of the night. Needless to say my family weren’t too impressed. Anyways back to the point. This film actually has one of the most interesting backgrounds I have come across so far in this series. Director Andrew Stanton was inspired to create this film given his own life experiences. As a child, Stanton loved going to the dentist (crazy boy) to see the fish tank where he assumes the fish were from the ocean and wished to return home. In 1997, Stanton took his son for a walk in the park but felt that he was being over-protective which lead him to believe he has lost an opportunity to have any father-son experiences on that day. This obviously left a lasting mark on Stanton, and we see the relationship between Marilyn and Nemo stemming from his own experiences with his son.

Pre-production of the film began in 1997, and Stanton began working on the screenplay during post-production of A Bug’s Life.


This film depicts the story of Marilyn, a clownfish, who is quite over-protective of his son Nemo. This is due to the fact that he lost his wife Coral, and several of their fish-egg children when a shark attacked their home. Nemo was the only offspring to survive, however he was left with him with a small right fin thus leaving him unable to swim as quickly and for as long as other fish. Nemo is ready and excited to begin his first day of school, despite a reluctant Marilyn wanting him to stay home for another year. At school, Nemo makes friends who decide to play a game of chicken to see who can swim closest to the boat (or ‘butt’ as they like to call it!). Although reluctant at first, Nemo decides to swim all the way to the boat in spite of his father who is over-protective of Nemo and worried about his injured fin. It is then Nemo is taken by a scuba diver and taken away in the boat. Marilyn frantically tries to chase after the boast in an attempt to save his son but it is of no use. However he is determined to follow the boat, asking as many fish as he can if they know where the boat went. Marilyn then meets a fish named Dory who says she knows where the boat went, so Marilyn, slightly relieved, follows Dory to the boat. What Marilyn does not know however, is that Dory has amnesia and therefore has no short-term memory. The story then follows Marilyn and Dory in their desperate attempt in finding Nemo.


  • Albert Brooks as Marlin, a clownfish, Nemo’s father
  • Alexander Gould as Nemo, a juvenile clownfish, Marlin’s son
  • Ellen DeGeneres as Dory, a Pacific regal blue tang
  • Willem Dafoe as Gill, a moorish idol
  • Brad Garrett as Bloat, a porcupine fish
  • Allison Janney as Peach, an Ochre starfish
  • Stephen Root as Bubbles, a yellow tang
  • Vicki Lewis as Deb (and her sister, “Flo”, Deb’s reflection), a four-striped damselfish
  • Joe Ranft as Jacques, a French-speaking Pacific cleaner shrimp
  • Geoffrey Rush as Nigel, an Australian pelican
  • John Ratzenberger as the school of moonfish

Major Characters:

– Nemo

nemoNemo is a young clownfish, son of Marlin. He is very excited about his first day of school and doesn’t like when his dad tries to keep him from doing things. Having been attacked by a shark when he was still an egg, Nemo was born with a bad fin which is smaller than his other fin, making it more difficult to swim.

The majority of the film shows Nemo in a dentist’s fish tank, having been captured by a scuba-diver at the start of the film. Nemo fits in with the tank gang quite easily and quickly becomes Gill’s little sidekick.

Nemo is a very sweet character and is determined not to give up on being reunited with his dad.

– Marlin finding_nemo_marlin

Marlin is Nemo’s father and despite being a clownfish, he is the most serious character in all of the film. In fact there are many characters throughout the film who ask him to tell them a joke since as he is a clownfish, he must be funny.

However the reasoning behind this serious character is evident in the opening scene of this film, which shows his wife, Coral, and his hundreds of fish egg offspring being attacked and killed by a shark. Nemo is the only surviving fish egg, which explains why Marlin is so over-protective off him.

When Nemo is taken from the sea, and therefore from Marlin, he refuses to give up on finding his son.

Not only is Marlin loyal to his son, but he is also loyal to Dory, even though she is more of a hindrance than help in some parts of their journey to rescue Nemo.


DoryDory is an extremely lovable Pacific regal blue tang fish, best known for her short-term memory loss which provides, lets face it, the majority of the comic relief throughout this film.

Marlin meets Dory when he is looking for the boat that took his son, a boat which Dory says she has seen. Marlin then begins to follow Dory in the hopes that he will soon be reunited with his son, however after a few minutes of following her, Dory warns Marlin to stop following her. Why? Because she can’t remember meeting him – short-term memory loss runs in her family…at least I think it does…hmm…where are they?


Grab shell dudes, for Randy Newman was not responsible for the Finding Nemo soundtrack! Indeed, this was the first Pixar film not to feature the talents of Mr. Randy Newman. They did however keep it in the family as his cousin, Thomas Newman composed the entire soundtrack of this film (apart from ‘Beyond The Sea’ which was featured in the credits and performed by Robbie Williams).

The soundtrack was nominated for an Academy Award for Original Music Score, but lost out the Lord of the Rings.

Favourite Character:

So far, Finding Nemo has provided the best group of characters in all the Pixar films, so picking a favourite is quite difficult. I am therefore going to subdivide it into two categories; Favourite Major Character, and Favourite Minor Character.

Favourite Major Character:

It has to be Dory. I know she is everyone’s favourite character but hey, there’s a reason she is getting her own film guys.

Dory is truly a fantastic character. Her witty one-liners that are unintentionally funny are great for both little kiddies and for adults alike. And of course we must not forget the comedy genius and voice behind this fantastic character, Ellen Degeneres. Ellen never fails to make me laugh, and she brought so much to the character of Dory which I think nobody else would have been able to do.

Favourite Minor Character:

Tad. A lot of you are probably asking, who? But Tad is honestly my favourite minor character in this film.untitled

He is one of Nemo’s first friends and I think the only reason I like him so much is because of his great introduction to himself when he says “I’m obnoxious”. I quote that all the time, not too sure why myself, but safe to say some people probably give me funny looks!

Favourite Quote:

How does one pick a favourite quote from one of the most quotable films of all time?

Well it was not easy, and that is why I cheated and picked three…(even though if I really had my way I would probably just give you the script and say there, these are my favourite quotes, seriously the writers did an epic job on this film)


Favourite Scene:

Although there are many fantastic scenes in this film, I think my favourite scene is when Mr. Ray takes his students on a field trip and Nemo and his new friends, Tad, Pearl, and Sheldon break away from the group and come across a butt (that’s a boat to you and me). They then play chicken and see who can get the closest to the boat, when Marlin, Mr. Ray and the rest of the school of fish (see what I did there!) join in to see Nemo swim out to see to touch the boat. Cue two of my favourite quotes from the movie, “Oh my gosh! Nemo’s swimming out to sea!” and “He touched the butt”.


If you are unaware as to what A113 is, it is an Easter egg (inside joke) that is present in all 13 of the Pixar animated feature films.

A113 stands for the number of the classroom used for graphic design and character animation in the school used by John Lasseter and Brad Bird.

A113 is actually a little bit more difficult to spot in this film compared to previous Pixar films, however it can be seen in Finding Nemo on the scuba-diver’s camera.


Fun Facts:

  • Pixar’s characters are often planned years in advance. Nemo first appeared as a stuffed toy on a couch in Boo’s room in Monsters, Inc.. This movie introduces the main characters of post-2003 Pixar films. A boy in the dentist’s office is reading a “Mr. Incredible” comic book, anticipating The Incredibles. Luigi the car is driving by the dentist’s office, anticipating Cars.
  • The coloration of Gill’s face simulates the characteristic lines around the mouth of voice actor Willem Dafoe.
  • Had the biggest opening weekend for any animated film upon its US release (30 May 2003).
  • The waiting room in the dentist’s office was modeled after the waiting room in a real dentist’s office in Emeryville, California, where Pixar Animation Studios has its headquarters.
  • To see how realistic they could make it appear, the art team were asked to make exact copies of actual underwater and above-water shots. Ultimately the results were simply deemed “too realistic” for a cartoon.
  • In the tank gang in the dentist’s office, the germophobic purple and yellow fish is the only one never mentioned by name. His name was later revealed to be Gurgle.
  • Though never mentioned in the film, it is revealed by the directors in the commentary that Crush and his crew of thrill-seeking turtles are headed for Hawaii. Also mentioned in the commentary is that the young turtles’ shells are modeled after Hawaiian shirts.
  • Dory Lane and Marlin Drive are intersecting streets in the Bay Area suburb of Redwood City, just across the bay from Pixar’s home.
  • Director Andrew Stanton originally planned to reveal the fate of Marlin’s wife gradually through flashbacks seen periodically as the story unfolded. After a few early in-house screenings, he found that Marlin came off as too much of a worrywart, and decided to reveal the entire back-story up front, thus making Marlin more appealing by establishing the reason for his over-protectiveness.
  • The name of the fish that yells “Oh, my gosh! Nemo’s swimming out to sea!” is Kathy.
  • When Gil is thinking ahead about how he and the fish will escape, as the camera pans toward and out the window, the Pizza Planet truck from Toy Story can be seen on the outside.

My Rating:

10/ 10

I have loved this film since the very first time I saw it (which is 10 years ago!! Wow, that makes me feel old).

It is a classic, and I cannot think of anything that would improve it or make it better which is why I gave it a 10/10.

Before I started this Pixar series, I actually wrote down a list of what I thought would be my favourite to least favourite Pixar films, and Finding Nemo was at the top (as in favourite). When I have finished this series I am actually going to do a post of what I thought my favourites order would be compared to what my favourites order actually is.

Anyways, Finding Nemo is a classic, and one of the best animated films ever made. Yes, I said it. If you are crazy enough not to have seen this film yet, you need to get on that!

– Bee

Next in this series: The Incredibles