Beauty and the Beast Review (2017)

Rated PG (action and violence) The late 80’s/early 90’s was a great time to be alive if you were a Disney fan. The studio had just knocked it out of the park with the Little Mermaid, breathing new life into the animation department, and was just about to deliver their take on another fairy tale, Beauty and…

Moana Review (2016)

Rated PG. Disney has been on a bit of a streak of late with hits like Tangled, Big Hero 6, Frozen and Zootopia. They seem to have found the secret recipe for creating instant animation classics and this holds true for Moana, the newest feature film from the House of Mouse. The story begins on…

Finding Dory Review (2016)

Rated PG. In 2003, Pixar released its fifth animated feature. A little movie called Finding Nemo. Following a tiny clownfish called Marlin and a blue tang called Dory, the film chronicled their journey across the ocean, searching for Marlin’s lost son Nemo. It was an unqualified success at the box office, with multiple Oscar nominations. Now,…

The Jungle Book Review (2016)

Rated PG (intense action and peril). There is a rustling in the bushes, then all goes quiet. Suddenly a pack of wolf cubs burst through the undergrowth, shortly followed by a small Indian boy. They seem to be pursued by something. Something large, making lots of noise as it hunts its prey. The cubs and…

Zootopia Review (2016)

Rated: PG If the Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and The Lion King signalled the Disney Renaissance, then Disney’s foray into the world of 3D animation with hits such as Tangled, Wreck-it-Ralph and Frozen is like the Second Coming. They have proven that they have what it takes to contend with the best…

Ant-Man Review (2015)

Wall-crawlers, Norse Gods, blind vigilantes and incredible green men with anger issues.  The last decade truly has been a wondrous time for comic-book nerds everywhere.  Who would have thought that movies with talking racoons and walking trees would be setting the box office on fire?  Well, I guess Marvel did.  It seems that anything the…

Inside Out Review (2015)

Rating: PG There is something about the way that Pixar makes films that gets past the superficiality that most animated features subscribe to. It’s a recipe they have perfected, that caters to both young and old, and often hits that emotional sweet-spot that doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house. The first ten minutes…

Avengers: Age of Ultron Review (2015)

There was a time that comic-book movies were few and far between, and rarer still was one which was actually good. Fanboys the world over could only dream about seeing the panelled exploits of their heroes translated onto the big screen. But then, beginning with Iron Man, Marvel started their onslaught to take over Hollywood.…