Movie Review: Aladdin (1992)

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Stars: Scott Weinger, Robin Williams, Linda Larkin 
Directors: 
Ron Clements, John Musker

Synopsis: Aladdin (Scott Weinger) is a young ‚Äėstreet rat‚Äô from the city of Agrabah who comes into possession of a genie lamp, which he was meant to be getting for Jafar (Jonathan Freeman) the sultans (evil) advisor. Now a master of a genie, Aladdin gets 3 wishes and naturally he starts with becoming a prince in order to be eligible to marry the Princess Jasmine (Linda Larkin) whom he has fallen in love with. The only thing preventing him from true happiness is the fact Jafar has figured out who he really is and he will stop at nothing to get the lamp for himself. Continue reading Movie Review: Aladdin (1992)

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Movie Review: Dumbo (2019)

Dumbo posterThe cutest big eared elephant you ever did see.

Stars: Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Danny DeVito, Eva Green
Director: 
Tim Burton

Synopsis: A baby elephant, with abnormally large ears, is born into circus life and with the help of two children discovers that those ears can be used for flying. With this new-found flying star, the leader of the circus steers them to a new and seemingly perfect venture but while there, the two children and Dumbo discover that things aren‚Äôt as great as they first seemed. Continue reading Movie Review: Dumbo (2019)

Movie Review: An American Tail (1986)

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Stars: Dom DeLuise, Christopher Plummer, Erica Yohn
Director: 
Don Bluth

Synopsis:¬†An animated film about a Russian family of mice, the Mousekewitz family, who are emigrating to America in order to escape the cats of Russia who have been killing their friends and family. On the boat to America though, their son Fievel falls overboard and is separated from the boat and everyone on board. With the help of a French pigeon and some New York mice, Fievel searches for his family all the while getting into mischief, trouble and even crossing paths with more dreaded cats. Continue reading Movie Review: An American Tail (1986)

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

Dragon 3.jpgThe best concluding chapter we didn’t realise this story needed.

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kit Harington
Director: 
Dean DeBlois

Synopsis:¬†Berk is now a dragon sanctuary, with newly appointed chief Hiccup out on daily raids to rescue dragons from catchers and trappers. The other Vikings in the world have had enough and hire a tyrant names Grimmel, famous for catching and killing night fury‚Äôs, to catch Toothless and use his alpha status to turn all of the dragons over to the trappers. Hiccup and Toothless, in order to help save Berk and all of the dragons, must search for the Hidden World which will provide sanctuary and safety for them all. Along the way, they discover that Toothless is not the last night fury as previously thought but is she there to help or hinder them on their search. Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

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Stars: Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler
Director: 
Dean DeBlois

Synopsis:¬†Berk is now a Dragon loving centre with everyone embracing the love and friendship of the dragons and living in a community together. Naturally Hiccup (Jar Baruchel) is still out there exploring and learning and trying to build a map of the whole world with his dragon companion Toothless. Along the way he discovers a mysterious Dragon Rider who lives in an ice cave sanctuary protecting hundreds of other dragons from an evil dragon catcher who is attempting to build a dragon army. Together they join forces to stop the war and save the dragons. Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

dragon 1I want a Toothless of my very own

Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler, Christopher Mintz-Plasse
Directors: Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

Synopsis:¬†In the Viking town of Berk, a somewhat out of place young man named Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) is determined to be the first to shoot down and capture the infamous and highly dangerous Night Fury dragon, in order to finally impress his father, the chief. Along the way he instead manages to befriend the Night Fury and discover that it and dragons in general aren‚Äôt so bad after all. Continue reading Movie Review: How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – Episodes 1-10

Hill HOuse 1Everyone needs a forever home…

Stars:  Mckenna Grace, Carla Gugino, Michiel Huisman, Timothy Hutton, Kate Siegel, Elizabeth Reaser
Creator: 
Mike Flanagan

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Here we find the story of the Crane family, a couple with their 5 children, who frequently move around flipping houses aiming toward their ultimate goal of one day building their forever home. This is how they ended up in Hill House, so named for the family who built and resided in the house previously, with the intentions on this mansion being their final flip. What they find instead is a house that has strange rooms, strange noises, ghostly figures, an unopenable ‘red room’ and one hell of a statue collection. And as with any horror style premise, everything gets stranger before coming to a head in one terror filled night that continues to haunt the family members (literally) right into their adult hood. Continue reading TV Review: The Haunting of Hill House (2018) – Episodes 1-10