Category Archives: Film

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Beauty and the Beast – all the hype is beastlier than the film

Between 1989 and 1999, Disney released some of the most successful animated films of all time. Beauty and the Beast became the first animated film ever to receive a Best Picture Oscar nomination. Known as the Disney Renaissance, it created a lifelong obsession for many ’90s kids who took the characters and songs to their hearts.

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Rogue One – troubled Star Wars prequel saved by Darth Vader

Luke Skywalker got all the glory for destroying the Death Star in A New Hope. Finally we get the true story of the previously unsung band of rebels who swiped the crucial plans.  Rogue One is the first in a planned series of spin-off standalone films in the Star Wars franchise now owned by Disney.

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – film review

Ransom Rigg’s YA fantasy Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children sold millions and has been translated into 40 languages. Now Tim Burton’s adaptation has found a perch at the top of the US and international box offices.

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Mini movie reviews for 2016

It’s February. That means cold, freezing weather. It’s also the culmination of the awards season, which means it’s nearly time for the biggest, glitziest celebrity ceremony of the year – the Oscars! Cold weather, plus awards season? I think I better start with…

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