Saskia

7

I'm smiling

Jason Bourne

I love the Bourne series. I love Matt Damon. I love Matt Damon and Paul Greengrass as a team. I wanted to absolutely love Jason Bourne. So here’s the deal: Bourne has been hanging out and boxing people (one punch knock-out styles) and then good old Nicky Parsons (Julia Styles) shows up. She has inform...

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

The fact that I left the theatre thinking “Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is not really my cup of tea” pretty much proves I’m way too much of a prude to review this film fairly. With a history of ruining past family gatherings (rather spectacularly) , Mike (Adam DeVine) and Dave Stangle (Zac Efron) receiv...

6.5

Good

A choose your own adventure K-drama!

“Click Your Heart” is a choose-your-own-adventure high school romance drama – probably aimed at teens but since when has that stopped me? Each episode ends with a choice for our leading lady to make (usually a choice between boys) and we get to see each different option played out! AOA’s Mina pl...

8

Great

Brooklyn Review

Eilis, an Irish immigrant, (Saoirse Ronan) lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local (Emory Cohen). When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within. Many romantic dramas draw you in with their grand gestures...

9

Flippin' great

Captain America: Civil War

I was not very excited to see Captain America: Civil War. I had almost convinced myself that I was over the superhero blockbuster thing. That it was just going to be another stream of action with a few one liners thrown in here and there. It’s not that I was totally wrong, it’s just that I was also far from...

9

Flippin' great

Sailor Venus Cosplay

Sailor Venus was my first ever proper cosplay. By ‘proper’ I mean it was the first time I actually tried to look as close to the real character as possible. I’ve always been into dressing up, but I’d never put much effort into it beyond hiring something – so making my own acces...

5

Meh

Allegiant Review

Either Allegiant was a pretty average movie or I’m just getting tired of Dystopian future teen fiction (honestly never thought I would even consider that). It had all the right elements – strong female lead, bad guys, good guys, futuristic technology, romance, tough decisions, action… and yet it failed to g...

9

Flippin' great

Healer Review

I have been hesitant to review a Korean drama because of how obsessed I get with them! There’s nothing else quite like them. I’m worried that if I start writing about them I won’t be able to conceal my crazy love for K-dramas and you won’t take me seriously anymore (if you ever did :...

9

Flippin' great

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Based on the Barry Crump novel Wild Pork and Watercress, Hunt for the Wilderpeople is the most delightful movie I have seen in a long time! Both wild and safe, adult and childish, director Taika Waititi has spun together this story with the perfect humour for such a Kiwi adventure. He takes us through some ...

9

Flippin' great

Ant Man

Amazing PR strategy and Paul Rudd aside, I tried very hard to keep my expectations for Ant Man low. It was like when you’re 7 and you’ve hinted and begged for that particular Barbie caravan with the fold down BBQ in the back and you’re 98% sure your parents are getting it for you, but you don’t want to star...

5

Meh

Aloha

Aloha follows the story of a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) as he returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and re-connects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. My first issue with A...

7

I'm smiling

Age of Adaline

After miraculously remaining 29 years old for almost eight decades, Adaline Bowman (Blake Lively) has lived a solitary existence, never allowing herself to get close to anyone who might reveal her secret. But a chance encounter with charismatic philanthropist Ellis Jones (Michiel Huisman) reignites her pass...

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