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Film Review: A Monster Calls

a-monster-calls-posterStarring: 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.

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Blogmas: Day Twenty-One – The Sleeper and the Spindle Review

The Sleeper and the Spindle is a ‘sort of’ retelling of two classic fairytales: Snow White and Sleeping Beauty. Written by Neil Gaiman, it follows his winning format, taking a well known subject and twisting it with dark and sinister undertones. Chris Riddell’s gorgeous illustrations compliment the story perfectly in every way.

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Blogmas: Day Twenty – Rogue One Review

rogue-oneCast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Alan Tudyk, Mads Mikkelsen

Rogue One is the “prequel that isn’t a prequel”. Starting mere days before the events of the original release of Star Wars: A New Hope, Rogue One follows Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) on her quest to retrieve the blueprints for a new planet destroyer developed by the ruthless Imperial Director Krennic. Whilst on this intrepid  adventure Jyn allies with an unlikely bunch of rebels, whilst trying to find out the truth behind her Father’s involvement in a dark and sinister plot…

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Blogmas: Day Fourteen – Gilmore Girls Review

gilmore-girlsUpon the recommendation of my friend Fiona, on 18th August I started watching Gilmore Girls. It took me a looooong time to get through all 7 seasons, but as of Monday I have officially finished the first run of the show.

A story about Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and Rory (short for Lorelai (she named her after herself (I know right?!))) Gilmore, the show follows the tale of mother and daughter through school, first love, college, college dropout, back to college and graduation. We are taken on a journey of ups and downs, highs and lows, that makes us fall in love with the small town of Stars Hollow, and its inhabitants.

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Blogmas: Day Twelve – The Annual Woodcock Review

In the second of my guest post’s for Blogmas, I’ve asked my good friend Sam (@samcantfindit) to share her family’s annual mince pie review…so without further adieu (I’m a poet, and I know it!)…I pass to to Sam:

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Blogmas: Day Eight – Sully Review

sully-posterCast: Tom Hanks, Aaron Eckhart, Laura Linney

On January 15th 2009 US Airways Flight 1549 was forced to perform an emergency water landing in the Hudson River. By some miracle, all 155 passengers and crew onboard survived. But when Captain Chesley Sullenberger and  First Officer Jeffrey Skiles are pulled up by the NTSB, learning that they could have made a safe landing back at Laguardia, we are taken on a tale of self-doubt as Sully wonders whether he made the wrong decision.

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Blogmas: Day Six – Michelle’s favourite festive films!

The first of the Blogmas guest post’s comes from my good friend, and work colleague, Michelle! When I asked Michelle to guest post earlier in the month she jumped at the chance to share some of her favourite films for the Christmas period. So without further adieu, I hand you over to her…

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Blogmas: Day Five – Fantastic Beasts Film Review

fantasticbeastsposterCast: Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.

JK Rowling’s first foray into screenwriting sees young, magizooligist, Newt Scamander journey to the bustling streets of New York. When he accidentally switches his case with no-maj (muggle) Jacob, his magical beasts are let loose around the city. Teaming up with the Goldstein sisters; Tina and Queenie, Newt must retrieve his fantastic beasts before they reveal the wizarding world to the no-maj’s. But with the rise of attacks by spreading across the world, this may be more difficult for Newt and co.

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Book Review: The Girl on the Train

girl-on-the-trainThe Girl on the Train is a high-paced thriller, telling the tale of Rachel Watson. Recently unemployed due to her newfound love of wine and a bad break up with her ex-husband, Rachel is on a path of self-destruction.

To hide her sorry state from best-friend Cathy, she continues to take her daily commute for London. Becoming obsessed with a young couple she sees sitting out on their deck each day, Rachel starts to fantasizing about the lives of ‘Jess and Jason’.

But when ‘Jess’ goes missing, can Rachel provide the missing link to her sudden disappearance?

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Film Review: The Girl with all the Gifts

Cast: Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close and Sennia Nanua

Disclaimer: This summers ‘zombie’ blockbuster isn’t in fact about zombies.

The Girl with all the Gifts, based on the book of the same name, tells the story of a young girl named Melanie (newcomer Sennia Nanua). Melanie is an intelligent and inquisitive girl, who’s overwhelming adoration for her teacher Helen Justineau (Gemma Arterton) may just be the catalyst to the end of the world as we know it.

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