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The Good Dinosaur

Okay, I have finally seen The Good Dinosaur and it did not disappoint!
I had no idea what it was going to be about, apart from the fact that there is a dinosaur and a cave boy..

This was such an adorable movie, with a lot of strong family meanings – everything was about loss, regaining relationships, coming together to make things work.

Although, I was surprised at how many disasters and set backs there were in this film! I thought that this was going to be a ‘Dinosaur meets Cave Boy, become friends and only one tragedy’ a whole rounded Disney/Pixar film filled with happiness! I was wrong.

But don’t get me wrong, this film is still so great and has so much more meaning to it and the relationships within it. It has a really strong storyline and features some hilarious and down right cute characters!

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The visuals are beautiful as always, although they are different than usual! In The Good Dinosaur, I noticed that they have been placing real life images into the backgrounds and then working with animation over the top of these. Yes, it saves a lot of time from producing such huge  visuals (every single branch, leaf, ripple of water, grain on the ground..) but personally I still do prefer everything to be solely animated? Call me old fashioned, but I just have a love and passion for animation and illustration. My main thing about animation films for me is the art, concept, inspiration and the amount of detail put into the animations – more than the storylines themselves.

Overall, I really did enjoy this film and I think that it is a great watch – I felt like it shares little emotions and such from other Disney and Pixar classics which all tied together. I did not love this so much that I wanted to rewatch it again immediately, but give me a little time and I can see this growing on me more and more now that I know what’s in store for me! I think I was slightly in shock when I watched this as it was not like anything I initially expected!

I would definitely recommend giving The Good Dinosaur a watch!
Now I just cannot wait for Finding Dory and Coco to come out next!
Have you seen this film yet? Did you enjoy it or feel the same as me, not as expected but still great? Let me know!

Zoe
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Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown

I absolutely loved this book, it was full of Star Wars puns, lovely illustrations and a lot of humour for Star Wars fans! I would highly recommend this product to any Star Wars fans, a great little christmas gift!

A quick little explanation of the book: It’s a small book, filled with illustrations that literally have about 5 words in each speech bubble on them. So it’s a very, very quick read but it’s more of one of those ‘quirky books you get as a christmas gift for a friend’ book. It is really funny, although I’m not usually a massive fan of all of those small quirky books which are pretty expensive but over in about 5 minutes, I actually really loved this one!

There turns out to be four sequels and a few other books, now that I have found the links! So I’ll post them below, can’t wait to check them out 🙂
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LINKS:
Amazon (Hardcover £7.49, Kindle Edition: £1.52)
Darth Vader and Son Postcards: Amazon (£7.99)
SEQUELS:
Vader’s Little Princess: Amazon (Hardcover £7.99, Kindle Edition £5.69)
Goodnight Darth Vader: Amazon
Darth Vader and Friends: Amazon

Harry Potter and the Illustrated, Beautiful, Hardcover of Loving Goodness?!

*These images are from Amazon*
I have recently stumbled across this gorgeous book, whilst I saw that Bloomsbury were releasing a purple hardcover, with golden pages of Harry Potter & The Philosophers Stone full of illustrations which is beautiful – BUT it’s $270.
So I started to read the comments for people’s reactions and they all thought that is was very expensive, nice but too expensive. Somebody then posted a link to an alternative which looks pretty similar on Amazon. HERE IS THE LINK TO IT.
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It’s not going to be the same, of course. But it is still illustrated, has a beautiful hardcover and would look incredible on a bookshelf AND it is only £19.99! What a bargain! I just know that I need this book in my life, right now!
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LINKS:
Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (Gift Edition)  (£19.99 Hardcover)

William Shakespeare’s Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope (William Shakespeare’s Star Wars #4) by Ian Doescher Review

Oh, now this one is a good one! This is one for the other Star Wars fans out there – it is a retelling of the Star Wars films in script form, also in the style of William Shakespeare. It is a really humorous read and great to see a different perspective of the films!
I would highly recommend these books, as they come in a set (which now you can purchase the Box Set which has a pretty beautiful illustration all along it), especially for a Star Wars fan. A great early christmas gift idea, there?
Especially as the new Star Wars movie is coming out this year! I cannot wait!

YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM FROM AMAZON: HERE.
(Kindle Edition: £21.61, Hardcover £22.75).

Have any of you read these?! Tell me if you love/hate them!
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I need to sell some books! Help?

Ok, it has come to that time where I have to sell the books that I have been using during my time in university. They are mainly design books and some are books on comics/graphic novels/film adaptations. I am not too sure on how to go about this, but ebay seems a little bit daunting and long, whilst I have no idea what is going on with the Amazon selling method!

SOOO.. I am thinking of posting a few on here, just incase there are any design/comic book related people out there! Quite a few of these books are really big and heavy, so I would have to check out the postage for them – but I will be posting photos of the books tomorrow, to show you all! Some were bought brand new and still look it, whilst some were bought used (some are ex-library books too..)

A few of these books include: A Smile In The Mind, The Art Of Looking Sideways, Kick Ass: Creating The Comic, Art Of X-Men: Last Stand, The Essential Guide To World Comic Books, Creative Advertising, May Contain Graphic Material..

If anyone has any other good book selling methods, which is actually worth it, then let me know! As I have looked up some websites like music magpie (but book alternatives, obviously) and they only give you a TINY bit of money (30p-£2.00) for books that I paid £30-40 for!

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