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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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FILM REVIEW: Trolls

Trolls (Walt Dohrn & Mike Mitchell, 2016)

Nineties kids may have fond memories of the troll dolls with the big bright hair that could be styled every which way. The toys have been around since the 1960s, with revivals occurring every couple of decades. In 2016 they make a return in computer-animated form, and their hair is as fabulous as ever. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Trolls

FILM REVIEW: Into the Woods

Into the Woods (Rob Marshall, 2014)

Musical lovers, rejoice! At long last Into the Woods is here (a full two bloody weeks after the US I might add) and it is as exquisite as we could have hoped. There are a few changes from the stage musical though these seem to be minor. As I’ve only ever seen an average university production of the musical which I have tried to forget, I wasn’t too bothered by these changes, though I can’t speak for its biggest fans. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Into the Woods

FILM REVIEW: Begin Again

Begin Again (John Carney, 2013)

Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightley
Mark Ruffalo & Keira Knightley

Director John Carney has referred to Begin Again as “a musical for people who don’t like musicals” which annoyed me a bit when I first read that because THOSE PEOPLE AREN’T IMPORTANT. I was probably also a bit surprised because it didn’t even really occur to me that this was a musical, although it depends on your definition. Continue reading FILM REVIEW: Begin Again