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Happy Chinese New Year: The Secret of Nimh

Well it’s the year of the Rat, a year that symbolises wealth and fertility! To tell the truth, I hope any year with its animal would have those two columns for me to sign my name in. But here we are, 2020, The Rat.  We are used to a western perspective of the rat. It’s a bad news animal with good reaso...

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Jumanji: The Next Level

The first time I watched Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, I was hesitant. “It’s really good!” said Di, but did I believe her? It had Jack Black in it, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. I mean, I like Karen Gillan, but overall it just looked like a stupid, unfunny movie. Long story ...

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Cats

Cats! It’s the film where as soon as the trailer came out everybody said WHY. I wasn’t too weirded out by everybody dancing in CGI fur-suits, but I appeared to be in the minority there. Surely watching a cast of high profile actors pretending to be cats would be … entertaining? Let’s begin...

Rise of Skywalker: An Ode to Leia

Star Wars has always been an integral part of my life – to the point that I have a tattoo of Leia/Carrie Fisher proudly displayed on my forearm. I’m far from alone in this love  and I’m far from alone in my love for Carrie Fisher. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is a not so gentle reminder that women...

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The Addams Family

The Addams Family put simply was a surprising treat. I hadn’t watched the trailer going into the film so I was entering with fresh eyes, and I must say I was pleasantly thrilled with my experience. The movie directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan felt genuine to the original while also adding newer elem...

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Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #7 – Oh My Dear Friend, How I’ve Missed You

I was so excited for The Force Awakens back in 2015. I went to the midnight premiere in Albany with a good friend and my sister. I was in my Jedi costume (Luke Skywalker in Return of the Jedi) and there were hundreds of people filling the cinema, all as excited in their own costumes or Star Wars themed clot...

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Tim’s Star Wars Countdown #1 – We Have a Bad Feeling About This

I’ve been back and forth about how I feel about Disney being in charge of Star Wars. They’ve produced some pretty awesome stuff and it’s wonderful to see the Star Wars franchise active again, but hearing about some of the messes they’ve had behind the scenes during production is worrying. Charles Dickens sa...

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Little Women – The perfect film adaptation

“I like good strong words that mean something.” – Jo March It would seem that Greta Gerwig values good strong words just as much as Jo and good strong characters to go with them. I’m a little lost for any words of my own. Little Women was perfection. I grew up reading Little Women & Good Wiv...

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UglyDolls

I didn’t think I was going to like this. I was prepared to endure a movie that was going to shove it’s admittedly good moral down my throat. I wasn’t sure I would be able to stomach it.  But it seems I have a soft spot for musicals and a musical this turned out to be. To be honest, I was s...

Aladdin: Blu-Ray Release

Back in May this year, Eloise wrote a glowing two-thumbs-up review for Disney’s live-action version of Aladdin. If that didn’t convince you that you should add this to your collection of Blu-Rays, costumes and Funko Pops of Disney princesses, read on. While Aladdin hasn’t actually been my ...

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Dora and the Lost City of Gold

I’m not quite sure what to give Dora and the Lost City of Gold. I feel very comfortable giving this a six, but almost everyone I’ve talked to found it very funny and very quotable. So six and a half it is. I do have to hand it to them, Lost City of Gold was pretty funny. Though I think a few of ...

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Abominable

Funny story: when I saw the poster for this film, I wasn’t too interested in seeing Abominable. Even knowing it was made by the same people who did the amazing How to Train Your Dragon I felt pretty meh about it. But then I saw the trailer. I was sold as soon as I saw those beautiful pork buns.  ...

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