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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.  You can be forgiven for thinking: ‘Wow, another bigfoot movie?’ And yes, it̵...

The Angry Birds Movie 2

Yes, this is a thing. And it’s a second thing, on top of that. But heed my words, do not judge this film by its predecessor. It is by far a greater film. Though maybe still not a great film, but one that’s worth an outing if you have to take the kids out. Since becoming a hero after saving the bird eggs from the pigs, Red and the gang are now on guard duty 24/7. Red is happily soaking ...

Musings on The Lion King

I don’t quite know how to score this one. The Lion King is either amazing or meh depending on what you want from it. If you just want a nostalgia trip and will appreciate a pretty faithful replication of the original, then it’s fricken amazing. If you, like me, want to see a new spin on something you’ve seen dozens of times before, you might leave the cinema feeling … indifferent...

A Hat in Time is well worth your time

I’ve been wanting to play this game since before it came out, but I never got around to buying it. Then Di, my wonderful fellow PMGer, bought it for me for Christmas! And so I binged that bad boy over the next couple of days. Wow, it was a rollercoaster. A Hat in Time is obviously a kid’s game. It looks like a kid’s game, it sounds like a kid’s game, it plays like a kidR...

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

Josh – The second installment of The LEGO Movie is a fast paced, laugh-out-loud thrill ride. Building on the success of the original, The Second Part replicates its former success and then some, packing this film chockablock full of lols, pop references, throwback lines and plenty of infectious music.  But maybe it was a bit too much? The jokes are delivered a mile a minute, and not one oppo...

Wonder Park

A couple of awesome looking family flicks are popping up in theatres, just in time for the school holidays! One of these is Wonder Park, so I headed along to see if it was worth dragging the kids along for an outing. Wonder Park‘s main girl June is #DreamChild. She’s smart, joyful and loves to include all the neighbourhood kids in Wonder Park: the imaginary theme park she and her mothe...

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 welcoming hug of my frazzled uncle. It was nice sitting down with everyone as we all prepared o...

Chimparty (PlayLink)

You know when you see a game and it says it’s “suitable for all ages”? Instead of thinking, “yay! that’s for me!” you know that it really means it’s designed for kids? Well, Chimparty is unique in the way that it is actually, genuinely suitable for all ages. It’s amazing. When I first saw the trailer for this, I thought, this is exactly like Frantics...

Inside Out

‘Inside Out’ is pure genius. That’s really all you need to know. It’s ridiculously clever, funny and sad all at the same time (you might know it as ‘The Disney Pixar Effect’). Just ask the grown man who was loudly sobbing in the row behind me… you will definitely feel ALL OF THE THINGS. Inside Out follows 11-year-old Riley, as her dad’s new job in San Francisco uproots the family from Minnesota. H...

The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this epic journey into the world of dinosaurs, an Apatosaurus named Arlo makes an unlikely human friend. While traveling through a harsh and mysterious landscape, Arlo learns the power of confronting his fears and discovers what he i...

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