Moana (2016) ★★★★☆

Returning to Disney’s classic formula with tiki’s and grass skirts.  In Ancient Polynesia, Daughter of the chieftain of their island, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) sets out on an adventure to seek the infamous demigod, Maui (Dwayne Johnson) in hope to persuade him to return the heart of the goddess Te Fiti, which he stole many centuries ago. With…

Top Ten: Worst Films of 2016

A crucial focus of my blog is to celebrate the beauty of film. The masterpieces which make goosebumps appear on our arms, force us to sob into our crumpled up tissues, and grin relentlessly. Admittedly, 2016 has been a truly disappointing year of film. That is, until the industry gradually started to get back on their game during the winter months.…

The Secret Life of Pets (2016) ★★☆☆☆

What happens when you have to leave your pet for the day?  A loyal dog, Max (Louis C.K.), is horrified when his owner, Katie, arrives home with another (and much larger) dog named Duke (Eric Stonestreet). The two dogs don’t exactly get along, leading to them being lost in New York City. Along the way, Max and Duke meet several…

The BFG (2016) ★★☆☆☆

Not so ‘giant’ after all…  Set at an Orphanage, in the middle of the night, young Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) hears a peculiar noise outside her bedroom window and spots a giant (Mark Rylance). Fearing his existence could become known, the giant snatches Sophie, taking her to Giant Country. He may be the Big Friendly Giant (BFG), but the other giants aren’t half…

The Legend of Tarzan (2016) ★☆☆☆☆

A lazy adaptation.  Directed by David Yates, The Legend of Tarzan explores how after living at Greystoke Manor with his wife Jane (Margot Robbie), John Clayton III, aka Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) is enticed back into Africa by a Belgian man named Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). Rom hopes to entice John back to Africa at the request of Chief Mbonga (Djimon…

Finding Dory (2016) ★★★☆☆

Not Pixar’s best fish in the sea…  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres) lost her parents since she was a young fish. Now, she lives with clownfish Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son, Nemo (Hayden Rolence). Sooner or later, Dory loses her clownfish friends too, and decides to search for her real parents. Marlin and Nemo must go on the search for Dory…will they…

Angry Birds (2016) ★★★☆☆

A pleasant surprise…  Directed by Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly, The Angry Birds movie is based on the popular gaming app, becoming the latest video game to film adaptation. A game that requires aiming birds at pigs with a giant slingshot doesn’t consist of much in terms of narrative, but unlike the majority of video game adaptations,…

Zootopia (2016) ★★★★★

Zootopia is to 2016 what Inside Out was to 2015.  Judy Hopps (Ginnifer Goodwin) dreams of becoming the first ever bunny police officer. Having graduated at the top of her class at the police academy, she is sent to Zootopia, where her Chief, Bogo (Idris Elba), and fellow officers cannot take her seriously. There are 14 missing…

Top Ten: Underrated Films

Here are ten films that I like but aren’t so popular with the mainstream. These films tend not to get noticed, despite how wonderful they actually are. I could list many, but I selected a few which come to mind as of late. Let me know your thoughts in the comments section below! Do you agree with my choices? 10. Like Sunday, Like…

Goosebumps (2016) ★★★★☆

Bloggers beware, you’re in for a scare!  After the death of his father, Zach (Dylan Minnette) has moved house from New York City to Madison, Delaware with his mother who is hoping for a change of scenery. Zach befriends the girl living next door, Hannah (Odeya Rush). Her father however, keeps her locked in her house a lot of the time. Having…