2020: The Year in Review

2020 has been an extraordinary and unforgettable year. The COVID-19 pandemic saw communities rally together as the virus took millions of lives worldwide while healthcare and other frontline workers knuckled down and continued to provide their vital services. A myriad industries and businesses were affected. In the entertainment industry film productions were halted and when... Continue Reading →

Christmas 2020

2020 has undoubtedly set many new records. We've all probably smashed our personal records for the most hours spent at home in a week or the amount of times you've washed your hands in one day. After adding up the amount of seasonal films watched during Christmases past, it might come as no surprise that... Continue Reading →

Bring back the rental

Would you trade a night of on-demand streaming for one last trip to your old video rental store? Blame it on nostalgia but I feel a twinge of sadness when I think that my future children will not have the simple pleasure of going to a local video rental store and picking out a film... Continue Reading →

Thursday Movie Picks: Movies for Seniors

Thanks to Ruth at FlixChatter for the prompt, I'm joining in with my first post for 'Thursday Movie Picks', started by Wandering through the Shelves. This week we've been asked to list three to five films suitable for seniors. The Way (2010) Directed by and starring Emilio Estevez, this film captured my heart the first... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] November

November NEW RELEASES Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them- It is brilliant to be back in the Potterverse. This first offering in the Beasts series is an effective combination of light-hearted fantasy with dark themes that relate to modern culture and history. ★★★★ 1ST TIMERS Hunt for the Wilderpeople - Funny, touching and with a great... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] October

October 1ST TIMERS Midnight Special - Interesting concept but slow to get going. ★★★ Bad Moms - A handful of laugh-out-loud moments but mostly thinly-veiled sexism, in my opinion. ★★ X-Men: Apocalypse - Great to explore the historical side of the X-Men canon.  ★★★★ Underworld: Evolution - Very disappointing; completely OTT. ★★½ REWATCHES World War Z - A good addition to the... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] September

September NEW RELEASES The Secret Life of Pets - Not quite as clever or humorous as I was hoping for but certainly a good kids flick. ★★★½ 1ST TIMERS The Reef - This Australian independent certainly tries but fails through weak acting, unengaging characters and by being hugely predictable. ★★ Below - Interesting idea but poorly executed. ★★½... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] August

August 1ST TIMERS Into the Woods - Shot well, with great turns by Blunt, Corden and Streep, but the mish-mash of accents is very irritating. ★★★ Rogue - Tense Australian indie that's let down slightly by poor CGI and some wooden acting. ★★★½ The Nice Guys - Crowe and Gosling are the perfect pairing! Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments... Continue Reading →

[Movies of the Month] July

July 1ST TIMERS Miss You Already - Emotional engaging from start to finish; very well put together. ★★★★ The Monuments Men - An interesting story with some poignant moments coupled with comedic ones. Isn’t particularly standout, though, considering its all-star cast. ★★★½ Mr. Holmes - This captures the infamous Holmes at a different point in his life. McKellen delivers a... Continue Reading →

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