‘Lock up your children!’ Yes, Salem, they’re back – and if it can’t quite muster a bang at least Hocus Pocus 2 gives us more magic than a whimper. A whopping 29 years on from the original cult favourite , Bette Midler , Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy return as the child-hungry Sanderson sisters, the one non-negotiable ingredients of the sequel. After so long away, fan expectations have been raised over the material that could finally have tempted the iconic trio back , and there are certainly elements that bewitch . However, Hocus Pocus 2 struggles to truly rival the glories of the original, as is almost always the case in our culture of sequels desperately trying to recapture the magic of their predecessors. Re-spinning it while staying true to the spirt of Neil Cuthbert and Mick Garris’ story prototype is the aim, and on the most part it achieves that. The update to 2022 for the film is a little jarring though, considering how powerfully nostalgia … [Read more...] about Hocus Pocus 2 review: Witchy caper casts sporadic spell as it pays homage to cult favourite original
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Prime Video: 60 years of Bond SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Over the last 60 years, there have been 25 official James Bond movies starring fewer men as 007 than have walked on the moon. They are in chronological order: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. But who is the nation’s overall favourite? Related articles Next James Bond casting – Barbara Broccoli on 'monumental' decision Daniel Craig stars in new James Bond documentary trailer – WATCH Sean Connery kicked off Bond on the big screen with 1962’s Dr No, starring as a suave 007 who “walked like a panther” across five movies before being roped back in for Diamonds Are Forever and even … [Read more...] about James Bond: UK poll unveils Britain’s favourite 007 star for 60th anniversary
Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng will meet with the Office of Budget Responsibility on Friday, in the latest effort to reassure markets and voters the current economic turmoil is under control. Treasury and Downing Street sources hit back at suggestions it was an emergency meeting, but it comes after days of chaos in the financial markets and fears of rocketing mortgage bills sparked by the Chancellor’s mini-budget last week. The pair will meet with Richard Hughes, the head of the independent spending watchdog pushed to the fore amid the political and economic fallout from Friday’s fiscal event. News of the meeting was welcomed Chair of the Treasury Select Committee Mel Stride, one of the growing caucus of Conservatives with concerns about the Government’s plans. He urged the meeting to be a ‘reset moment’, echoing earlier calls from fellow Tory MPs for a ‘plan B’ from the Government. Sir Charles Walker offered the starkest warning so far about the electoral peril … [Read more...] about Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng to meet fiscal watchdog amid market chaos
Strictly Come Dancing: Hamza Yassin on whether he thinks he can win SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Strictly Come Dancing has made an epic comeback with more famous faces getting glammed up every Saturday night to put on a show for the judges and the public at home. The iconic BBC dance competition has welcomed a number of EastEnders stars over the years with Frankie actress Rose Ayling-Ellis going on to win the show last year. Now it's Martin Fowler actor James Bye's turn to represent Albert Square in 2022. Related articles Dan Walker 'axed from BBC role after hearing rumours' Strictly ‘woke’ row erupts as Jeremy Kyle clashes with AJ Pritchard Who is Strictly Come Dancing and EastEnders star … [Read more...] about James Bye wife: Who is Strictly Come Dancing star married to?