Entertainment, Film, Reviews

I Feel Pretty (2018)

Star Rating: ⭐   Amy Schumer's self-image comedy falls flat on its face  Renee Bennett (Amy Schumer) is an insecure woman finding her place in a superficial world, she is a woman stuck in an unglamorous job and her insecurities and being made to feel inferior by other model looking women and every male she… Continue reading I Feel Pretty (2018)

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Ocean’s 8 (2018) Film Review

Serious girl power and strong direction but the story falls short Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock) forms a team of a top-notch group to help her pull off the crime of the century. Ocean's team includes comprises Ocean’s partner (Cate Blanchett), a has-been, tax-evading fashion designer (Helena Bonham Carter), a diamond expert (Mindy Kaling), stoner-hacker “Nine… Continue reading Ocean’s 8 (2018) Film Review

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Christopher Robin (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐ 'Christopher Robin’ is a cute little children's film.  The story follows Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) in his adult life, now a husband, a father who was a first world war veteran and now, a straitlaced efficiency manager for Winslow Luggage. He lives their scolded by his wife Evelyn (Hayley Atwell) and daughter Madeline… Continue reading Christopher Robin (2018) Film Review

Reviews, Theatre

Beauty & The Beast – Theatre Review

Star Rating    We all know the traditional story of Beauty & The Beast… An arrogant prince is cursed to live as a terrifying beast, he captures an unwary clockmaker and locks him up for trespassing in the castle, but then his bold and beautiful daughter Belle takes his place. Leaving her whole life behind,… Continue reading Beauty & The Beast – Theatre Review

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The traditional board game takes a technological re-vamp with this new adaptation of Jumanji. Some may remember Tristar’s classic Jumanji (1995) starring Robin Williams. As opposed to the original film, where the game was played out in our world, in Welcome To The Jungle (2017), we are taken to Jumanji where the… Continue reading Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Film Review

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Love, Simon (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ A heart-warming gay romance in a coming of age tale. Simon (Nick Robinson) havers the secret of his sexuality from his family, closest friends and classroom as he goes through his teenage years and school life. After discovering that there is another gay person in his school, he calls himself Blue, Simon… Continue reading Love, Simon (2018) Film Review

Entertainment, Reviews, Theatre

Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Part One & Two – Theatre Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Mind-blowingly awesome! A true masterpiece. Unfortunately, everyone who goes to see the play can't reveal the content of Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Part One & Two or the techniques, which are done to bring the play to life; we are band by J K Rowling herself. I can say this… Continue reading Harry Potter & The Cursed Child Part One & Two – Theatre Review

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Book Club (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐   Four women in their golden years hope to recover their mojo by reading Fifty Shades of Grey and its squeals.    Diane (Keaton), Vivian (Fonda), Sharon (Candice Bergen) and Carol (Mary Steenburgen) are lifelong friends who meet every month to discuss books and drink wine. One month, a member suggests the… Continue reading Book Club (2018) Film Review

Entertainment, Film, Reviews

Life Of The Party (2018) Film Review

Star Rating: ⭐ Melissa McCarthy performance just about keeps the film afloat, but overall it misses the pass mark.  Melissa McCarthy has been a part of some very good comedic films from her supporting role in Bridesmaids to the starring roles in The Heat and Spy, her role in The Life of the party was… Continue reading Life Of The Party (2018) Film Review

Restaurants & Bars, Reviews

The Plough, Harborne – Restaurant Review

Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ The Plough, Harborne has flat access to the entrance, but somebody had chosen to put a big sign outside, to display deals or a promotion and this prevented me from getting in without assistance. This can be rectified with a simple movement of the board. But at the time of my visit,… Continue reading The Plough, Harborne – Restaurant Review