Family

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Good

The Lego Ninjago Movie

I’m going to come right out and say it: I’m 23 years old and I LOVED The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie. The former, I watched 4 times by choice. So my hopes were high for The Lego Ninjago Movie. Lego Ninjago stars the voice talent of Jackie Chan (Master Wu), Dave Franco (Master Builder Ll...

8

Great

Final Portrait

There is one word all artists have used to describe their work. Whether they be musicians, film-makers, writers, painters, sculptors, or any form of creator in general, there is one word they all use. Ugh. Not even a word really. It’s more of a grunt, a non-committal exclamation expressing disgust and dista...

7

I'm smiling

A Dog’s Purpose

A Dog’s Purpose is one of those family movies that’s mission is to make you cry. Not usually the sort of flick I get amped for. I went along to see kiwi actor K.J. Apa be something other than Archie from Riverdale (yes I’m totally into Riverdale! Leave me alone!). However I didn’t ex...

8

Great

Beauty and the Beast

Being a Disney fanatic I was a little concerned when I found out that yet another classic was getting a live action face lift. Not just any classic! One of my all time favs – Beauty and the Beast. I was disappointed with many of the casting announcements and the first glimpse of the soundtrack made Em...

9

Flippin' great

The LEGO Batman Movie

I had pretty high expectations for The Lego Batman Movie as I walked into the cinema. To summarise this review in four words: I was not disappointed. As soon as I saw the first frame I knew this was going to be good. The whole film is basically a love letter to Batman and his fans while retaining that child...

6

Good

Smurfs: The Lost Village

Every Smurf has a name that relates to their unique and dominant personality trait except for Smurfette. “What is an ‘ette’?” she wonders aloud as she ponders her role in Smurf society. It’s a common movie trope for an all male cast to include one lone, female member and especially jarring in the Smurfs whe...

9

Flippin' great

Trolls

If you’re looking for a feel good, family movie that will make you want to get up and dance in the cinema, then I recommend going to see Trolls! The Trolls are living a bright and joyous existence, with hug breaks every 30 minutes, regular dance parties and general merriment. But everything changes when an ...

6

Good

Storks: What is Going On?!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been to the movies surrounded by kids and families. It’s not that I don’t like animation – I love it – but the idea of going to the cinemas and coming out when there’s still daylight seems to defy movie-going atmosphere for me. But you kn...

5

Meh

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers…and their powerful enemies. Ultima...

6

Good

The Secret Life of Pets

The Secret Life of Pets is definitely one of those films that uses up all the best parts in the trailer. I don’t know if I (or anyone else in the theater) really had a good chuckle after all the trailer parts had been used up in the first ten minutes. The premise, no matter how similar to Toy Story, w...

6

Good

8.5

Great

Kubo and the Two Strings

In Ancient Japan, an eyepatch-wearing young boy named Kubo (Art Parkinson) cares for his sick mother in a village. A spirit from the past turns Kubo’s life upside down by re-igniting an age-old vendetta. This causes all sorts of havoc as gods and monsters chase Kubo. In order to survive, Kubo must loc...

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