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Night at the Museum Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Adventure Family Fantasy. Beauty and the Beast Family Fantasy Musical. The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Tangled Animation Adventure Comedy. Brave Frozen I Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Johnny Depp Hatter Tarrant Hightopp Mia Wasikowska Alice Kingsleigh Helena Bonham Carter Iracebeth Anne Hathaway Mirana Sacha Baron Cohen Time Rhys Ifans Zanik Hightopp Matt Lucas Helen Kingsleigh Leo Bill Hamish Geraldine James Lady Ascot Andrew Scott Addison Bennet Richard Armitage King Oleron Ed Speleers James Harcourt Alan Rickman Absolem voice Timothy Spall Edit Storyline Alice returns to the magical world of Underland, only to find the Hatter in a horrible state.

Language: English. Runtime: min. Color: Color. Edit Did You Know? The Mad Hatter tells Alice that he had quarrelled with Time, and in fact had been sentenced to death for murdering time. Ever since then, time cursed The Mad Hatter so that "it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.

Goofs Alice lives in London, UK. The Wonder, her ship, has the American flag on it. However, many ships are registered in countries other than that in which the owner or owning company resides. This may be for tax or other reasons. Quotes [ first lines ] Helmsman : Sir, shoals on every side. Sand or reef, I cannot say. Crazy Credits Right after the opening Disney logo plays out, it pans up to the night sky with The Cheshire Cat's smile as the moon. Add the first question. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Report this. Edit page.

Eugene Ionesco was spot on when he said "you can only predict things after they have happened". But that has never deterred this column.

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However, to maintain the happiness theme so beloved by the authorities, we will only look on the bright side and leave the gloom and doom to the experts. So here are PostScript's jolly predictions for , culled from assorted unreliable sources, gossipmongers, babblers, prattlers, chatterers and tittle-tattlers.

January : Tourism authorities gleefully announce that zillions of tourists will be arriving in Thailand this year. Unfortunately, many will not get to see very much as by the time they negotiate the immigration queues at Suvarnabhumi and Don Mueang, and the traffic gridlock to their hotel, it will be time to go back home again.

February : The BMA announces a crackdown on pedestrians in Bangkok following widespread complaints from motorcyclists that pedestrians have been obstructing the footpaths. All ambulatory people are to be issued with L-plates until they pass proficiency tests to prove they can walk without falling down a hole, being strangled by dangling wires or treading in something extremely unpleasant. March: A raid on an influential person's house uncovers seven elephant tusks, six tiger skins, five rhino horns, four leopard skins, three bearskins, two giant turtles and a partridge in a mango tree.

He is released after explaining he is only looking after them for an old friend, whose name he can't remember and who may have even passed away. April : A senior City Hall official denies air pollution in Bangkok is reaching a critical level. Also making a strong showing is the Snoring For Democracy Party, bolstered by the substantial vote from officials transferred to inactive posts.

A search is on for the only elected member of the Samlor U-turn Party, who got lost on his way to Parliament and hasn't been seen since. They admit it is time to face the facts that the reason tourists visit Thailand is not to see the temples, but rather the traffic lights.

Visitors will be taken on a city-wide tour of the lights, which invariably seem to be a joyful red. The lights are already a compelling local attraction and motorists in motionless vehicles can daily be observed in huge queues at intersections, admiring the red lights. July : Bangkok citizens are in a visible state of distress when the entire smartphone system breaks down owing to chronic overuse.

I love Through the Looking Glass. A charming book, full of surprising insights into the true meaning and historical background of various seemingly straightforward passages in the Alice books. So much so, that one wishes that there were more of these annotations. That I had missed while growing up. It has lots of lessons that are currently applicable to people in their everyday life. For instance, the Cheshire Cat when Alice asked him where she should go. So many people in life don't know where they're going and so they just sett A charming book, full of surprising insights into the true meaning and historical background of various seemingly straightforward passages in the Alice books.

So many people in life don't know where they're going and so they just settle on one arbitrary direction. Lewis Carroll is a master and his craft. Aug 01, J. Keely rated it it was amazing Shelves: reviewed , fantasy , uk-and-ireland. I think that the failure not only of Children's Literature as a whole, but of our very concept of children and the child's mind is that we think it a crime to challenge and confront that mind.

Children are first protected from their culture--kept remote and safe--and then they are thrust incongruously into a world that they have been told is unsafe and unsavory; and we expected them not to blanch. It has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing, not a simplific I think that the failure not only of Children's Literature as a whole, but of our very concept of children and the child's mind is that we think it a crime to challenge and confront that mind.

It has been my policy that the best literature for children is not a trifling thing, not a simplification of the adult or a sillier take on the world. Good Children's literature is some of the most difficult literature to write because one must challenge, engage, please, and awe a mind without resorting to archetypes or life experience. Once a body grows old enough, we are all saddened by the thought of a breakup. We have a set of knowledge and memories. The pain returns to the surface.

Children are not born with these understandings, so to make them understand pain, fear, and loss is no trivial thing. The education of children is the transformation of an erratic and hedonistic little beast into a creature with a rational method by which to judge the world. A child must be taught not to fear monsters but to fear instead electrical outlets, pink slips, poor people, and lack of social acceptance. The former is frightening in and of itself, the latter for complex, internal reasons. I think the real reason that culture often fears sexuality and violence in children is because they are such natural urges.

We fear to trigger them because we cannot control the little beasts.

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We cannot watch them every minute. So, to write Children's Literature, an author must create something complex and challenging, something that the child can turn over in their mind without accidentally revealing some terrible aspect of the world that the child is not yet capable of dealing with. Carroll did this by basing his fantasies off of complex, impersonal structures: linguistics and mathematical theory.

These things have all the ambiguity, uncertainty, and structure of the grown-up world without the messy, human parts. This is also why the Alice stories fulfill another requirement I have for Children's Lit: that it be just as intriguing and rewarding for adults. There is no need to limit the depth in books for children, because each reader will come away with whatever they are capable of finding.

Fill an attic with treasures and the child who enters it may find any number of things--put a single coin in a room and you ensure that the child will find it, but nothing more. Of course, we must remember that nothing we can write will ever be more strange or disturbing to a child than the pure, unadulterated world that we will always have failed to prepare them for.

However, perhaps we can fail a little less and give them Alice. Not all outlets are to be feared, despite what your parents taught you. In fact, some should be prodded with regularity, and if you dare, not a little joy.

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View all 7 comments. May 18, J. View 1 comment. Sep 06, emma rated it it was amazing Shelves: that-setting-tho , beautifully-written , to-review , fairytale , owned , classics , alice , i-love-these-characters , children-s , 5-stars. View all 4 comments. Jan 30, Ahmed Ejaz rated it liked it Shelves: , full-lengths. Life, what is it but a dream? I had guessed that this story would also take place in dream. And surprisingly I was right..

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Writing was dull. Just like the last book. But this book did make an improvement in adventures. Those were faaar better than Alice in the Wonderland. I liked the concept of Chess game. I liked the World of Looking-Glass. But I think Wonderland was little better. This was also great. Don't kn Life, what is it but a dream? Don't know but I liked Wonderland more. Or for my problems regarding this book have only one answer: Classic.

This book is written in s. So this fact should be kept in mind while reading. That's why no matter how much I would say that would be useless. Regardless, if you are looking forward to read this series, so do it. Don't be discouraged by my reviews of this series. Maybe you would like this series more than I did. January 30, View all 11 comments.

Sep 29, Manny rated it it was amazing Shelves: why-not-call-it-poetry , life-is-lewis-carroll , celebrity-death-match , if-research-were-romance , well-i-think-its-funny. Dumpty, I believe it was? Humpty Dumpty at your service. I must admit, we don't normally like to employ egghead intellectuals The rest of this review is available elsewhere the location cannot be given for Goodreads policy reasons View all 18 comments.

I finish college this year 2. I eat all the ice cream I want and it all goes to my boobs 4. I read for a living. I go to the gym 6. I don't fall sleep in the most unusual places e. View all 5 comments. Apr 27, Irena rated it it was amazing. I had the strangest dream. I dreamed I found myself in Wonderland, went there trough the looking glass, but while I was there, I couldn't remember what Wonderland looked like.

After I woke up, I decided it was the best time for me to finally read this book and find my answers. Now when I was reading it, some pictures from that movie came to my mind, I was remin I had the strangest dream. Now when I was reading it, some pictures from that movie came to my mind, I was reminiscing about some scenes I complitely forgot about.

What took me by surprise was how I knew some quotes even though I couldn't have know them from that very movie. Also, I noticed how some characters that weren't in the first book, but were in Disney's movie for the first time showed up here, in Trough the Looking Glass. When I look at them only as books, I can't say I'm sure which story I like better.

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I think this one made me smile more often, even if I think that Alice in Wonderland has better quotes in it. View all 10 comments. Sep 21, Nandakishore Varma rated it it was amazing Shelves: classic. Alice in Wonderland was almost an institution at our house - but nobody knew about this book. I was tantalised for years by references to it in various other books, and finally succeeded in locating it in a local bookstore. The looking-glass world is, IMO, weirder than the one underground and decidedly creepier the Jabberwock and those two blackguards, the Walrus and the Carpenter.

Also, it contains two of my favourite poems. In fact, Jabberwocky might be the finest nonsense poem ever written i Alice in Wonderland was almost an institution at our house - but nobody knew about this book.

In fact, Jabberwocky might be the finest nonsense poem ever written in English. Beware the Jabberwock! The Walrus and the Carpenter they remind me of certain Indian politicians! Tweedledum and Tweedledee The Red Queen Jun 02, David Sarkies rated it liked it Shelves: childrens. Playing Chess 4 June Hot on the tails of the rabid success of Alice in Wonderland comes the similar, but somewhat different, sequel. The absurdity of this volume is of the same scope as the original, but in many cases, being a sequel, it seems to lack some of the uniqueness of the original.


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One thing I noticed with regards to the original is that there simply did not seem to be any plot. Thus, the absurdity of the entire volume was complete. There was no reason for Alice to be there, and no Playing Chess 4 June Hot on the tails of the rabid success of Alice in Wonderland comes the similar, but somewhat different, sequel. There was no reason for Alice to be there, and no goal that she had to reach, and the end simply comes all of a sudden. However, come the sequel, we have a plot and a quest.

Initially Alice simply wants to see what is on the other side of the looking glass, and sure enough, she enters a world that is similar, but different, to our own. In a way it is a world of opposites, so when she is thirsty she is given a biscuit when what she really should have asked for is a biscuit, because more likely than not, she would have been given a drink. The story is based around a game of chess, and there are numerous metaphors in relation to the chess board.

For instance the journey across the third square Alice is a pawn so she starts on the second square is by train which represents the pawns ability to jump the third square. The queen moves at a rapid pace, which is representative of the queens ability to move as far as she likes, and the knight stumbles, representative if the rather odd way that the knight moves. As for the quest, well, as soon as Alice meets the queen she decides that she wants to be a queen, so the queen tells Alice that she must move to the other side of the chess board, and in doing so, she will become a queen which is a rule in the game of chess.