The Jungle Book (2016)

Many an evening growing up was spent watching the 1967 Disney animation of the same name. There was magic in the creatures cavorting across the screen and the songs were unforgettable. It was with some trepidation then that I watched the 2016 reboot, however I could not have been more pleased. Plot-wise, there are similarities with […]

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [SPOILER HEAVY]

Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far, far away, you’ll no doubt be aware there’s a new Star Wars film out. We booked our tickets almost two months ago and have been carefully avoiding potential spoilers until our turn to see it came around. To say Lizzie has been a little bit excited would […]

Favourite Festive Films

We’re going to see the new Star Wars film on Tuesday with subtitles (please, no spoilers!), and, from the sounds of it, it’s doing really well. Lizzie is beside herself with excitement. People are calling it ‘epic’ and ‘nostalgic’ and having a musical score to remember: all the things you’d expect from a good Christmas film […]

The Shop Around The Corner

In response to The Daily Post prompt ‘No Apologies‘, mine has to be You’ve Got Mail, starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks; a film where two polar opposites attract via the World Wide Web.  Her: the sentimental owner of The Shop Around The Corner; a little old-fashioned bookstore full of heart. Him: the pragmatic son […]

The Ruling Class poster

The Ruling Class – James McAvoy

If i’m honest, I hadn’t to date seen enough of James McAvoy’s work to fully appreciate his range as an actor. I loved him in X-Men: First Class – but then the X-Men movies haven’t disappointed yet – and as the Mr Tumnus in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. […]

The Hunger Games

Liz dragged me along to The Hunger Games this afternoon. You know, that movie that everyone is talking about. I was more than a little resistant. Admittedly I didn’t know anything about The Hunger Games – Liz has been raving about how good the books are – but I was expecting a Westernised Battle Royale […]

Watchmen

This is a difficult one to write and I expect you can find more in-depth coverage elsewhere, however here are some thoughts if you’re interested. First off, it’s important to establish that I knew nothing of the Watchmen series prior to seeing this film. The history of The Comedian, Rorschach et al means nothing to […]