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Dumbo

Dumbo and Pinocchio have never been Disney classic favourites of mine. I haven’t been able to sit through them again in my adulthood (even though I’ve tried), they’re just too odd, uncomfortable and depressing. Disney’s Live action ‘take’ on the animated classic maintains...

The Nutcracker and the Family Movie Night

It was the first time in a long while that my aunt had sat down with her family for a movie night. The week had been a bit of a strenuous one, but it was nice to be able to look forward to something. I arrived with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms on bluray to the excited chatter of my cousins and the wel...

9

Flippin' great

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Sarah’s Thoughts

By now, everyone is pretty familiar with the Peter Parker turned Spider-Man story line. Toby Maguire portrayed a great version of the geeky photographer Peter Parker in Spider-Man (2002), Andrew Garfield brings the cheeky badass we expect of Spider-Man to The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), and Tom Holland actua...

6

Good

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Christmas came early… but unfortunately it’s probably one just for the kids. As the posters and trailers have promised, it is a visual spectacular. The costumes are absolutely stunning, the world is inventive, beautiful and mysterious and the ballet is entrancing. But it’s a fancy facade t...

Robin Hood

DI: It’s a 2018 re-imagining of Robin Hood starring Taron Egerton (Kingsman). The trailer promises a sexier version of our beloved thief and I’m glad to see that there were no signs of men in tight tights (as much as I enjoyed the song that goes with this imagery). From the very start, the film overturns yo...

9

Flippin' great

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

I enjoyed the first Fantastic Beasts movie. So if you and I are already at odds about that, then you might not want to trust my thoughts on the second one. You can check out my review of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them here. I’m also aware that Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald is gettin...

6.5

Good

Jurassic World 2: Fallen Kingdom

I’ve always loved the Jurassic franchise. It’s got dinosaurs, it’s got laughs, it’s got stupid decisions, it’s got Jeff Goldblum and it’s got just enough suspense and dino-surprises to thrill, but not keep you up at night. It’s fun. What more could you possibly want...

6

Good

Solo: A Star Wars Story

The choice to do a Han Solo origin film is one that has sat uneasily with me since the announcement. Origin stories can easily become overused in media when a fictional universe is expanding and the corporations who own it want to make as much money as possible. If you are going to do an origin film it need...

8

Great

Ready Player One

If you like playing “spot the pop culture reference”, then don’t look any further. Ready Player One is a veritable homecoming for any geeky child of the 80s to feel they’re back in style. But to go backward in time, we must first go forward. The movie kicks off in the year 2045 where...

9

Flippin' great

Black Panther

Diversity isn’t something Hollywood is well known for. The American film industry seems to think diversity in films is a sort of novelty that can be pulled out every now and then when they’re trying to be edgy. It’s getting better, but there is still a long way to go. Black Panther is definitely a step in t...

6.5

Good

Maze Runner: The Death Cure

The third and last installment of Maze Runner picks up where the second movie left off. Thomas leads his friends on an attempted rescue mission to save Minho. Continuing from the first two installments, our heroes are relentlessly fighting against their captors, WCKD, to maintain their freedom. If you haven...

6

Good

Daddy’s Home 2

At this time of year my wife and I usually search for classic Christmas movies to watch, but at this stage we’ll click wherever the sacred Christmas algorithms direct us. This is how we came across the first Daddy’s Home a couple of weeks ago, completely unaware, then, of how soon humanity would be privileg...

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