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FILM REVIEW: The Emoji Movie

The Emoji Movie (Tony Leondis, 2017)

As any pessimist will tell you, filmmakers will make movies about anything these days. And often announcements of film concepts are met with groans at the sheer awfulness of an idea. Many of us thought The Lego Movie would suck. But how wrong we were! One of the most hilarious movies in years, for both young and old, it surpassed all expectations, and the fact that it wasn’t nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature is the biggest disgrace in Oscar history (according to this reviewer anyway). And so in 2017, when everyone told me The Emoji Movie would be bad, I naively thought: ‘But Patrick Stewart is poop! That’s genius! How can it go wrong?’ It turns out, very. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Emoji Movie

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Top 30 Films of 2015

And so another year comes to a close, and it’s been a great one for film. From solid dramas to compelling science fiction, to well-made biopics, dark comedies, animation, smart female comedy, blockbusters that were actually good, a few musicals, and some excellent local film, 2015 has had it all. The following list is obviously based on personal tastes, and may conflict with other movie lovers, so please just remember, this is only one opinion. Counting down from 30 we have: Continue reading Top 30 Films of 2015

FILM REVIEW: The Good Dinosaur

The Good Dinosaur (Peter Sohn, 2015)

2015 marks the first year that Pixar have released two films in the one year. Despite their frequent output of genius, one had to wonder: were they aiming too high? Would The Good Dinosaur measure up to the brilliance of Inside Out? Would the reboot of the Jurassic franchise help ignite our dinosaur love? Unfortunately, it would seem a no on both counts, with The Good Dinosaur shaping up to be Pixar’s first box office loss. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: The Good Dinosaur

FILM REVIEW: Minions

Minions (Kyle Balda & Pierre Coffin, 2015)

After the surprisingly good Despicable Me and its sequel, studio execs at Universal must have rubbed their hands with glee at the thought of all the extra money they could make off some cute little yellow blobs (THINK OF THE PLUSH TOYS!) Kiddies everywhere were besotted with the Minions (and you can imagine that these young audience members will forever associate the term ‘minions’ with these animated cuties) and will be out in full force these school holidays to see more of their shenanigans on the big screen. Set before the events of the Despicable Me films, Minions charts their journey from prehistoric times up until 1968 in their quest to find the perfect villainous leader. Enter Scarlett Overkill (voiced by Sandra Bullock) – the most powerful supervillain in the world, who enlists Kevin, Stuart, and Bob’s help in stealing the Queen’s crown jewels. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Minions

FILM REVIEW: Inside Out

Inside Out (Pete Docter & Ronaldo Del Carmen, 2015)

Ever since Pixar announced the concept for Inside Out I’ve been waiting with bated breath. I get excited for almost every Pixar film regardless because THEY’RE PIXAR, HELLO! (Toy Story! Cars! Finding Nemo!), but given my work as a school counsellor, I was even more pumped than usual. Because it has ALL THE FEELS! Or at least five of the big ones. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Inside Out

My Most Anticipated Films of 2015

Following all of the eagerly anticipated January releases (Into the Woods! Birdman! Foxcatcher!) we can start to look forward to many more great films in 2015. Though many are as yet unannounced or unknown, there is still plenty to get excited about. Here are my most anticipated releases for 2015 thus far: Continue reading My Most Anticipated Films of 2015