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The Lion King Review

I may have said this before, but in my opinion the high-point of the Disney ‘live-action’ remakes has so far been The Jungle Book. It updated and refreshed a film that was long enough ago to warrant a fresh coat of paint with a stellar cast and a lovely new visual style. So, when the…

Pokemon Detective Pikachu Review

Like many people of my age, I was addicted to Pokemon as a kid. I spent hours watching the anime on a Saturday morning, collected the playing cards religiously, and played every Game Boy game of it I could get my hands on (including a weird bootleg one I bought in Bulgaria, but I digress)…

Missing Link Review

I saw this on the same day as Hellboy, two films that could really not be further apart. Hellboy is a cynical and transparent attempt to cash-in on a long-dormant series. While this is a charming, artful film from a very consistent animation studio. Laika Animation are the studio in question. They debuted in 2006…

The Lego Movie 2 Review

So, The Lego Move was a bit of a surprise when it landed back in 2015. There’s a tendency for these films (film adaptations of popular things; see Angry Birds and The Emoji Movie) have a tendency to be cloying, brain dead activities in endurance, that only those with half a brain cell (or under…