Author: lucy

Coco

What could possibly be scary about a movie featuring a town full of skeletons celebrating something called the Day of the Dead? Quite a lot, according to the 5-year old who wasn’t keen to...

Spider-Man: Homecoming

In case you hadn’t noticed, there have been six Spider-Man movies in the last 15 years. If you are a Spidey fan in need of another one, get ready to celebrate – ‘Spider-Man: The...

Despicable Me 3

7 years after Despicable Me first graced our screens with bumbling villain turned lovable dad Felonius Gru, comes the release of Despicable Me 3. With a possibility of not living up to the original,...

The BFG

Steven Spielberg directs this beautifully crafted film of Roald Dahl’s book. The screenplay was written by the late Melissa Matheson, who also scripted E.T. She perfectly preserves the BFG’s wondrous ‘babblement’ as if it...

The Jungle Book

There is always an element of danger involved in the attempt to update a classic movie. Director Jon Favreau took this challenge on, producing a beautifully crafted CGI version of the 1967 animated film...

Zootopia

The trailer for Disney’s latest animated effort Zootopia was instantly appealing. This was due partly to the inclusion of a fantastic slow grinning sloth, which had not just me, but my 3 and 6yos...

Hail, Caesar!

Hooray! Another offering from the brilliant Coen Brothers, Ethan and Joel, ‘Hail, Caesar!’ portrays a couple of days in the hectic life of the Head of Capitol Studios in the fifties. Eddie Mannix (Josh...

DVD Review: Tomorrowland

Based on a Disney attraction, à la Pirates of the Caribbean, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has a similar sense of constructedness without the former’s base layer of whimsy. Just as Tomorrowland the experience—brainchild of founder...

Far from the Madding Crowd

Evincing a modern sensibility despite its period setting Thomas Vinterberg’s take on Far from the Madding Crowd feels more fun-filled than any Thomas Hardy novel has a right to be; yet the film’s freshness...

Tomorrowland

Based on a Disney attraction, à la Pirates of the Caribbean, Brad Bird’s Tomorrowland has a similar sense of constructedness without the former’s base layer of whimsy. Just as Tomorrowland the experience—brainchild of founder...