FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms

Bad Moms (Jon Lucas & Scott Moore, 2016)

Everyone loves to judge, and everyone loves to judge mothers.  Even other mothers. It’s a jungle out there. In the schoolyard at drop off and pick up time. Or so I’ve heard. While this reviewer didn’t go into this film with firsthand experience, Bad Moms was still great fun. And while it did seem to gloss over some of the hardships of parenting, it will surely be a winner with many mums (or ‘moms’). Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Bad Moms

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Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews

Time for another wrap up of some recent releases. See below for some brief thoughts  on Spielberg’s Roald Dahl adaptation, the new Bourne, and the most highly anticipated comic book flick of the year. Continue reading Short ‘n’ Sweet Reviews: The BFG, Jason Bourne & Suicide Squad

FILM REVIEW: Embrace

Embrace (Taryn Brumfitt, 2016)

“Why do so many people hate their bodies and what can we do about it?”

After having three children, Taryn Brumfitt hated how she looked and, like many women, she fantasised about having the perfect bikini body. But does the so-called perfect body equal happiness? Eager to find out, Taryn trained for and participated in a body building competition. Strutting her stuff up on the stage she realised she still didn’t feel good about herself. Months of physical, emotional and social sacrifice had amounted to obtaining the ideal physique, but it wasn’t worth it. She went back to enjoying the foods she liked, being less obsessive about exercise, and having more time for her family. And she was finally able to embrace her body. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Embrace