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Maleficent 2: The Mistress of Evil (2019) Film Review

★★★★★ Maleficent returns to our screens after five years since her debut in 2014 where she developed a love for a human child. The original Maleficent movie was based on the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty but with a twist. This sequel is completely original addressing what happens after the ‘happily ever after’ ending the original.… Continue reading Maleficent 2: The Mistress of Evil (2019) Film Review

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Disney’s Lion King (2019) Film Review

★★ Based on the original 1994 traditional animated film Disney takes another swing at the Lion King in a fully formatted CGI version.  Inspired by Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Lion King follows the story of Simba, a young lion cub (voiced by JD McCrary) who is destined to be King. However, his uncle, Scar (voiced by Chiwetel… Continue reading Disney’s Lion King (2019) Film Review

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Disney’s Aladdin (2019) Film Review

★★★ Everyone knows the infamous tale of the young ‘diamond in the rough’ Aladdin. No more than a worthless street rat, he gets kidnapped by a dark figure who promises him the heart of the princess and riches beyond his wildest dreams. All he has to do is seek out a magic lamp in the… Continue reading Disney’s Aladdin (2019) Film Review

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Disney’s Dumbo (2019) Film Review

★ First coming to our screens in 1941, Dumbo tells the story of a young elephant whose oversized ears enable him to fly. Despite living in a circus amongst other misfits he is still identified as an outsider and a freak. After his mother is locked away after protecting him from audience members who taunted… Continue reading Disney’s Dumbo (2019) Film Review

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Night School (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐ Teddy Walker (Kevin Hart) is a high school dropout who wants to earn a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) to acquire a more upscale job and enrols in night school, taught by a super-tough but inspirational teacher, with the name of Carrie (Tiffany Haddish). On his journey to get the diploma he crosses… Continue reading Night School (2018) Film Review

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Shazam (2019) Film Review

Shazam tells the story of 14-year-old Billy Batson (Asher Angel) a clean-cut troublemaker, causing mischief around Philadelphia, runs in with the police and avoiding his social workers with one aim, to locate the biological mother who abandoned him years ago. Soon Billy Batson is welcomed into a foster home by Rosa (Marta Milans) and Victor (Cooper Andrews) who already fosters four… Continue reading Shazam (2019) Film Review

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Homecoming (2019) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐ The Netflix original film is a hit for all Beyoncé, but defiantly falls short for everyone else      In this Netflix original film, ‘Homecoming’ made by Beyoncé surrounding her successful concert in Coachella, including footage from her concert performance. Entwined with this particular concert performance, audiences can see footage of her rehearsals… Continue reading Homecoming (2019) Film Review

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Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Film Review

The much-loved nanny returns in the shape of Emily Blunt who has been able to fill those magical shoes Decades after the classic Mary Poppins film realise in 1964, the magical nanny returns to our screens once again. This time played by iconic actress Emily Blunt as she goes to the aid of the Banks… Continue reading Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Film Review

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The Darkest Minds (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ With an outbreak of IAAN hitting the child population of the USA, the country and government is thrown into chaos and the survivors of the disease are sent to rehabilitation camps.  Being detained as threats from the outside world, the teen survivors develop mysterious powerful new abilities. The occupants of the rehabilitation… Continue reading The Darkest Minds (2018) Film Review

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Everything, Everything (2017) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Based on the successful novel by Nicola Yoon, Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is a smart and imaginative 18-year-old, who has all the same interests as any other girl her age, but is unable to venture outside the protection of her hermetically-sealed environment house due to the illness, ‘severe combined immunodeficiency’. Maddy’s life has… Continue reading Everything, Everything (2017) Film Review