I love the cinema, and the popcorn and the strategic seat selection. When the lights dim and the choc tops come out, the atmosphere balances. Today I saw Geostorm, with no preconceived ideas or opinions which is always a good way to enter a film. The heavy environmental undertone presented itself quickly, which I’m always…… Continue reading Geostorm: Film Review
I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually like change. I don’t like the unknown particularly, and I’m definitely too nostalgic to easily release the present into the past. Usually, it’s for the best though. Change is evolution and progression and experience, and if you don’t end up in a better place than before,…… Continue reading After Laughter: Album Review, and a thought on change.
A midday Monday movie meant a near empty theatre, a short line up and only a slight negligence of my essay, due in a few short hours. First up, the film had textual integrity. It was a magical film on the whole, from a faultless cast to the stunning graphics, all atop a cherished story…… Continue reading Beauty and the Beast: Film Review
I’m the first to admit to being a Harry Potter tragic. JK Rowling could release a blank book and I’d read it. So Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was at the top of my list to read. It’s taken a little while to get through because of my busy Uni and work schedule, but…… Continue reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Book Review
I approached The Legend of Tarzan with reasonably high expectations – after all, a modern remake of a cherished classic can bring new life into something which has been fading. However, revisiting a classic always risks being a sad replica of the original, which fails to capture the charm it held. ‘If it ain’t broke,…… Continue reading The Legend of Tarzan: Review
A good old fashioned trip to the cinema meant a late night showing of Alice Through the Looking Glass, a very sneaky bag of sweets bought from the supermarket beforehand, and the unmistakable, buttery scent of popcorn. Following such a highly successful film adaption, I admittedly expected this sequel to be tired, and to lack the…… Continue reading Alice: Review
The newly introduced ‘movie night’ in my household has given dad all the ammunition he needs to enlighten us to the ‘classics’ of his childhood. I’m developing a trust in this strange genre, and Breaking Away (1979) has only strengthened dad’s positive reputation. Breaking Away is a coming of age film which perfectly captures the…… Continue reading Breaking Away: Film Review
Retelling a classic story can be risky because audiences are firmly rooted into the original; however, I saw The Jungle Book at the cinema today, and found that it brought new life to an old favourite. It was vibrant and engaging, and appealing to a broad family audience. The classic soundtrack was playfully incorporated, and adapted,…… Continue reading The Jungle Book: Review