The following are the all of the articles that have been tagged as and being related to Helena Bonham Carter that can be found here at Musings From Us, for your enjoyment.
I never got to watch the original Dark Shadows back in the day. I was living in Columbus, Ohio, at the time, and WOSU Channel 34 PBS did not pick it up. If it did, it was most likely on at some hour that seven-year-old schoolgirl would not be watching. As I grew older, and learned of the shows that were getting imported to PBS from across the pond, I took an instant liking to Doctor Who. The Tomorrow People left me confused, and Upstairs, Downstairs did the same, even though my mother really liked it. All through the 80s, when I lived in Central Florida, the gothic geeks raved about this show, but I still never got to see it, and now that I’ve seen this Tim Burton version of it, I know there has to something more that what was on this surface of what could only be a parody of the actual show. I’ve watched my share of British TV shows, and this one was very Americanized for the big screen. Read more... (861 words, 130 images, estimated 3:27 mins reading time)
This 2010 version of the Lewis Carroll story is more of a sequel to the original Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland story than the one we are used to seeing portrayed in various versions over the decades. This movie has a brilliant cast of many high-end actors and actresses, mostly British, with a few North Americans here and there, but it is truly a British tale. In the beginning, we see six-year-old Alice still struggling with the idea that her adventure might have been a silly dream, but her doting father, Charles Kingsleigh (Marton Csokas) assures her that even if she might think that she could be insane, that all of the truly best people are, and that it is perfectly fine to think of sic impossible things before breakfast. Fast forward to 13 years later. Alice (Mia Wasikowska) is of marriageable age, and her father has passed, leaving her as the heir to his shipping business. Alice is to be married, for all the wrong reasons, to Hamish (Leo Bill), the son of her late father’s business partner, Lord Ascot (Tim Pigott-Smith). Lady Ascot (Geraldine James) has been planning a match for her son for two decades, and will not let anything stop it from happening. There we see many family members that have similarities with some of the people and creatures she met in Wonderland many years ago. Faith and Fiona Chattaway (Eleanor Gecks, Eleanor Tomlinson), twins whom finish each others sentences. Aunt Imogene (Frances de la Tour) a dotty older woman who is still waiting for some exotic prince to whisk her away. It is a huge engagement party for an engagement that hasn’t even happened yet. Read more... (1012 words, 75 images, estimated 4:03 mins reading time)
Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) is entering his sixth year at Hogwart’s Academy for Witchcraft and Wizardy, and new plans are set in motion as the Dark Lord, Voldemort sends the newest Deatheater, Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton of The Borrowers), to get rid of the biggest obstacle that keeps him from taking down Harry. The obstacle is Professor Albus Dumbledore (Micheal Gambon). One night, at a trainstop cafe in Little Winging, Harry makes a date with a lovely dark and exotic young lady, but is taken away by Dumbledore to meet up with a former instructor from Hogwarts, Professor Horace Slughorn (Jim Broadbent of The Borrowers). With some searching, they find Slughorn hiding out in a trashed muggle home disguised as a recliner. The Deatheaters are looking for Slughorn because he has information that might be Voldemort’s undoing. Dumbledore promises him the protection of Hogwarts, and Slughorn is taken on as the new potions instructor. Read more... (689 words, 139 images, estimated 2:45 mins reading time)