Happy Day of the Force my young padawans! It is finally upon us, Star Wars Day, the day where we can don our finest robes, hook our lightsabers to our belts and wander round the streets pretending to force choke anyone who gives us even the slightest of sneering looks…
No, just me?
Cast: Alicia Vikander, Dominic West, Walton Goggins, Daniel Wu, Kristin Scott Thomas
When they first announced back in 2011 that there would be a new Tomb Raider reboot on the horizon, I was skeptical. Then when it was pegged as a video game adaptation, I was even more. Historically speaking, video game adaptations have flopped – drastically. So you can understand, possibly even relate to, my hesitancy when I decided to go and watch the new take on Friday evening. Then imagine my surprise when not only did I enjoy it, but thought it was AWESOME!
Cast: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, David Thewlis
Diana, Princess of Themyscira (Gadot), finds herself seeking revenge on Ares, God of War. Secretly training with her General Aunt from a young age, Diana longs for a taste of the real action. But when an American spy (Pine) washes up onshore, and she is thrust into the real conflict of WW1, will Diana have taken on more than she can handle? And will she ever find Ares? Continue reading
Ahead of going to see the fifth instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’, I decided that it was time for a much-needed rewatch of the first four films. Having done just that I thought I would share my thoughts on what I think about each film in the franchise, and rank them in what I believe to be the best to worst (or should that be worst to best?).
Cast: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Karen Gillan
3 years after they first banded together to save the Galaxy; Star Lord, Gamora, Drax and Rocket are all back with a smaller, cuter and wittier version of everybody’s favourite tree, Baby Groot!
Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson
In the latest live-action remake of a Walt Disney classic, Bill Condon takes on the challenge of Beauty and the Beast. In a little town somewhere in France, book-lover Belle lives with her inventor father. When she is trapped in a castle by a hideous Beast, she will come to learn that beauty is found on the inside. But will she be able to fall in love with her captor and break the curse upon them before time runs out?
Cast: Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes
When Batman’s greatest enemy, The Joker, and the rest of Gotham’s villains are vanquished, what will the dark knight do with all his free time? And when a young Dick Grayson is adopted by playboy billionaire, Bruce Wayne, how will he cope when being around someone who knows what it feels to live without family.
Cast: Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson, Gary Oldman and Carla Gugino
16 year-old Gardner Elliott (Butterfield) is the first of his kind. A human born on Mars. Having lived his life as a secret, his only communication with Earth is through a chat room where he meets foster-kid Tulsa (Robertson). But what happens when he gets the chance to go to Earth. Will he find his family, and learn the true meaning of home?
Starring: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Liam Neeson
Based on Patrick Ness’ award-winning novel of the same name, A Monster Calls tells the tale of Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall), a young boy trying to deal with his mother’s (Felicity Jones) fight with cancer.
I absolutely hate that phrase. As soon as it hit 00:00 on 01/01/2017 my Facebook page was spammed with “New Year, new me! posts. But is it really?
Yes it’s a new year, but how exactly are you new? When you wake up on 1st January, you’re still exactly the same person as you were on 31st December, you just may have new resolutions/goals/aspirations that you want to complete. That in no way makes you new.
Alas, I like most have indeed set myself some 2017 goals. I call them ‘goals’ rather than resolutions as majority of them are numeric, and have a tangible result. Now these are things that need much consideration, so I decided to take the first week of the New Year to work out what I think I can achieve.