(Not So) Fun Fact: Alan Rickman Almost Left Harry Potter

It was revealed in this private diaries recently that Alan Rickman actually seriously considered leaving the Harry Potter series after the second film Chamber of Secrets. Obviously he stayed for the whole series, to the delight of fans.

Things I Like: Galaxy Quest (1999 Film)

I vaguely remember Galaxy Quest coming out in the very late 90’s, but I know I never saw it. It’s basically a parody of Star Trek and their fans. Though Trekkies took it quite well, and it even got many compliments from former Star Trek actors. Patrick Stewart (who played Captain Picard) said he initially…

Fun Fact: Original Choice For Severus Snape

While most fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books adored Alan Rickman as Severus Snape in the movie version, he was not the first choice for the role. It was offered to Tim Roth, who declined the role to play the villainous General Thade in 2001’s Planet of the Apes movie.

Sweeney Todd (2007 Film) Review

If Tim Burton wants to know the honest truth, he works just too much with Johnny Depp. Which has kind of de-motivated me to see his films. But since it’s near Halloween, I figured I’d give Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street a chance. I assumed this was original but it’s based on…