FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM

Fantastic Beasts hits all its marks — but is it Pottermore-ish?

The question has never been whether Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is worth the ticket price. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter franchise you simply cannot allow yourself to fall behind. (I still have flashbacks from the day a friend spoiled Dumbledore’s demise.)

Mique van der Merwe is a freelance human and full-time couch potato. She prides herself on finding new ways to segue aliens into casual conversation.

The Neon Demon 2016 movies

20 Exciting movies coming in 2016

A new year brings new films and character to fall in love with. Last year saw innovative pictures come to life. From an entire movie shot in a single take, shooting in the harshest conditions using only natural light, to George Miller’s masterpiece that is Mad Max: Fury Road. With cinema always pushing itself, it’s hard not to get excited about the new ideas coming to screen. So between all the reboots, comic book adaptions and indie features, here’s what I’m most looking forward to seeing in 2016.

Less Wes Anderson, more Wes Craven.