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The Greatest Showman Review

By Ellie Robson.

Michael Gracey’s debut film The Greatest Showman was advertised as the big Christmas family film of the year; a big, bright musical extravaganza which told the ultimate rags-to-riches narrative. This is certainly a promise that it has delivered, which is shown by the dominance of the film at the box office, with many members of the audience returning for a second viewing. As I write this, The Greatest Showman soundtrack is holding the No. 1 spot on the iTunes albums charts, ahead of Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, with Keala Settle’s outstanding performance of single “This Is Me” at No. 7 in the songs chart. Continue reading The Greatest Showman Review

Murder on the Orient Express Film Review

By Geri Blackburn

In this new take on the British crime classic, Kenneth Branagh directs and stars as arguably Agatha Christie’s most popular creation, the famous yet peculiar Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. The combination of this well-known story, as well as its all-star cast, such as Dame Judi Dench, Johnny Depp and Star Wars’ Daisy Ridley, has allowed Murder on the Orient Express to become one of the most anticipated new releases of the year. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to expectations.

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Creepy Animated Movies To Watch This Halloween

By Ellie Robson

For me, and many people, animated movies are a huge part of our annual Halloween experience. Although animated movies are often synonymous with children’s movies, there are plenty that have a darker, eerie tone which are perfect for all ages at Halloween. So, here are my top 4 animated movies with a creepier edge. Hopefully there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Review: Does it Live Up to the First?

By Natalie Froome

The second instalment of James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy has been long awaited, but it was worth it. In ‘Vol.2’ The band of unlikely heroes are back again, saving the galaxy from a threat that’s much closer to home.

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Christmas Films You Can’t Go Another Year Without Watching

By Sophie Lurcuck

It’s that time of year again. Not just the run up to Christmas, but the run up to deadlines. Therefore below are the Christmas films that are worth watching, so if you only have a short amount of free time to feel festive, you will choose the movie that will make that well-deserved break worthwhile.

If comedies are your thing then Christmas with the Kranks is a must see because, it is quite underrated compared to other Christmas comedies, but well recommended. With the actor who voices Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) and actress who plays the principal in Scream Queens (Jamie Lee Curtis) it has a great comedic cast. They play a couple attempting to skip Christmas on a suburban street praised for their annual festivities, leading to some sticky situations and laughs, making it an easy-going and merry movie to enjoy.

A darker Christmas comedy is Bad Santa, which entails, as the name suggests an unorthodox mall Santa, who is an all-round delinquent that breaks the law with the help of his elf co-worker. Although not the traditional light-hearted Christmas film, it is a refreshing break from children aimed films, if you prefer more adult themes and criminal action. One to watch out for is Bad Santa 2, which is in cinemas now with the same alcohol fuelled and unsaintly antics.

If your stress levels are really high, then take a trip on the Polar Express and be transported elsewhere. Alternatively, it features the voice of Woody (Tom Hanks) who plays multiple characters, including the conductor of the train that transports children to the North Pole.  The story follows the journey of a young boy embarking on this magical adventure in his dressing gown, where he discovers friendship, courage and Santa Claus.

Lastly, Love actually is a film that everybody should see at least once. With an all-star cast, it follows the intermingled lives of several different characters over the holiday period, including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Bill Nighy. It is a heart-warming British comedy which explores love, loss and different types of relationships, making it the perfect accompaniment to this cold weather.

Image: “Snowman” by Digidreamgrafix is licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Science of Finding Dory: What it Got Right and Wrong


By David Winlo

This will not be your ordinary film review. I’m not going to discuss the plot of the film, how funny it was or whether or not it will make you cry. I’m here to look at it scientifically, whilst ignoring the talking sea creatures of course. So here are some things that were and were not scientifically accurate in Disney’s latest animated animal adventure.

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