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May 21, 2020

Doing romance by halves

Netflix brings us a heartfelt story about love, friendship, romance and acceptance.

The Half of It follows the story of Ellie Chu (Leah Lewis), an...

May 7, 2020

Movie review: Extraction

Chris Hemsworth goes for some grittier action in this Netflix original movie.

In Extraction, Hemsworth plays Tyler Rake, an Australian mercenary who is hired to...

April 9, 2020

Movie review: Spenser Confidential

For my first Netflix movie review, we’ll be taking a look at their cop drama Spenser Confidential.

The story focuses on Spenser (Mark Wahlberg), an...

February 27, 2020

A wild ride of emotions

From the co-writer/co-director of both Lilo and Stitch and How to Train Your Dragon comes the newest adaptation of the classic novel The Call...

November 21, 2019

Movie review: Ford v Ferrari shows the endless drive for success

It may be called Ford v Ferrari, but this is really the story of Carroll Shelby and Ken Miles. During the 1960s, a failed business...

September 26, 2019

Abominable movie review – monstrously good fun

Take a journey from the bustling streets of Shanghai to the majestic Himalayan mountains in Abominable, the newest film from

August 15, 2019

Latest Fast and Furious an awesome ride

In this spin-off of the Fast and Furious franchise, Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham take centre stage, reprising their respective roles as US federal...

July 24, 2019

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE RETURNS THE LION KING

In their third remake this year, Disney brings us a photorealistic vision of their 1994 classic The Lion King. This coming-of-age story tells of the...

July 10, 2019

LATEST SPIDER-MAN RECAPTURES JOYFUL SPIRIT OF PREDECESSOR

He may have helped save the world, but Spider-Man (Tom Holland) is still a teenager and is still growing as a superhero. After the life-changing...

June 19, 2019

MEN IN BLACK spin-off is GOOD FUN

If a fictional organisation like the Men in Black is responsible for defending Earth against the scum of the universe, surely they wouldn’t just...

May 29, 2019

New MAGIC CARPET RIDE ticks the boxes

Let’s take a magic carpet ride to another Arabian night. In this live-action remake of the 1992 animated movie, Aladdin tells the tale of street...

May 16, 2019

Not to be sneezed at: Pikachu is surprisingly good

A movie where Ryan Reynolds voices a talking Pikachu and also happens to be a detective? Sign me up. Set in the world of the...

April 18, 2019

Shazam! IS A WELCOME CHANGE OF PACE

Many kids dream of being a superhero, but what would that be like? Well, DC’s newest film Shazam! shows us just that. Streetwise 14-year-old Billy...

April 4, 2019

LEGO SEQUEL BUILDS ON THE ORIGINAL

The quirky characters of the first Lego Movie return in The Lego Movie 2. Set five years after the original film, the city of Bricksburg...

March 28, 2019

She’s Just marvellous

After many years of asking, the MCU has finally given us a female superhero with her own solo film. Set in the 1990s, the story...

January 31, 2019

NO HARM IN SEEING The Kid Who Would Be King

The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is reborn in the modern world in The Kid Who Would Be...

January 24, 2019

Hiccup and TOOTHLESS share solid bond in Hidden World

Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) and Toothless return for one last adventure in How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. Having now become chief of Berk,...

January 17, 2019

Blunt sharp in new Marry Poppins

Practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins returns to remind us all to find the whimsy in our lives. Set during the Great Depression, 25...

January 3, 2019

Simpler Bumblebee is compelling and funny

This year, the Transformers franchise brings us a film that focuses on one of the sweetest Autobots, Bumblebee. The year is 1987 and, following the...

December 20, 2018

CHECK IT OUT: SPIDEY SENSE TINGLES IN PARALLEL UNIVERSE

In this newest superhero flick, we see a concept unfold that is quite popular in the comic book world: parallel universes. In one universe, there...

December 6, 2018

NUTCRACKER NOTHING TO SCREAM ABOUT

THE Christmas season is just about upon us and we have a new holiday movie out as a starting course. Loosely based on the story...

November 22, 2018

Grindelwald crosses a line that Harry never crossed

Eddie Redmayne returns as Newt Scamander in the latest Fantastic Beasts film. Following Grindelwald’s (Johnny Depp) escape from Ministry of Magic custody, a young Albus...

November 1, 2018

Emotional highs and lows in a starring effort

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga come together to bring us this new iteration of A Star is Born. In this tale, country rock star Jackson...

October 11, 2018

VENOM

Adding to the list of superhero films released this year, Columbia Pictures brings us this spin-off film of the Spider-Man anti-hero, Venom. In this story,...

October 3, 2018

Clock is decent but would not give it more time

Jack Black stars as an eccentric warlock in this weird family-friendly fantasy film. Set in 1955, the film focuses on a 10-year-old orphan named Lewis...

September 26, 2018

Christopher Robin strikes the right balance

Get ready to go on a trip through childhood nostalgia. The days of playing in the Hundred Acre Wood have long since passed for Christopher...

August 15, 2018

Get your action fix with Mission Impossible Number 6

Tom Cruise returns as Ethan Hunt for - what is this, the fifth? No, the sixth Mission Impossible. In this instalment, the world is under...

July 18, 2018

Ant-Man and The Wasp is a stellar superhero flick

Paul Rudd returns as Scott Lang/Ant-Man. This time though, he’s got a partner by his side: Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly), aka the shrinking,...