Journalism, Review

Film Review: Jumanji 2

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As a kid, I loved the original Jumanji starring the late Robin Williams and was-then-tiny Kirsten Dunst.

Of course, I had been wanting to see the updated sequel ever since I was unable to see the subtitled screen at my local cinema, due to actually working at that same cinema.

Following on from the story in 1996 and set in 2017, Jumanji is updated into the fashionable present-day style of gaming: a video game. While in detention, these four teens find an abandoned game, decide to play it, get sucked into a whole new world, and they have to play it in order to save Jumanji.

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Journalism, Review

Movie Review: BlackKkKlansman

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BlackKkKlansman is one of those biographical movies that you watch and go: “Oh, my God… THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW!!!”

Directed by Spike Lee, it follows the true story of real life black cop, Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), who successfully infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan (aka KKK) in 1978.

When a rookie and the first black cop in Colorado Springs Police Department, Stallworth found a classified ad in the city newspaper about KKK, which invited interest from like-minded people. Curious, he contacted them claiming to be a white man, who shared the same values. An undercover operation springs, as one of Stallworth’s colleagues, Flip Zimmerman (Adam Driver) impersonated Ron at KKK meetings.

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Journalism, Review

Film Review: The Children Act

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If Emma Thompson doesn’t win an Oscar for her latest role in The Children’s Act (2018), I will actually cry!

Probably the best act I’ve ever seen her give, Thompson (Sense and Sensibility, Nanny McPhee) gives an excellent performance as the Honourable Mrs Justice Maye, who buckling under the heavy weight of difficult cases regarding vulnerable children. As she states: “the law takes over your life”. Stanley Tucci (The Devil Wears Prada, Shall We Dance) plays wonderfully beside her as the neglected husband, Jack Maye, who tries his ever best to discuss – like a proper adult – about their floundering marriage.

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Analysis, Journalism, Review, Roaming

Mini Post Monday: 2017 In Reflection

January should always be the month to reflect on the last year, be it good or bad. By reflecting during this month, one can make better plans (but not necessarily resolutions) for the upcoming year.

2017 was a pretty big year for me in creating myself. For I: Continue reading “Mini Post Monday: 2017 In Reflection”

Analysis, Art and Culture, Review

Review: Paddington 2

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Want escapism from real life, a barrel of laughs, and a good trip out?

Go to the nearest cinema to visit Paddington Bear – stat!

Because Paddington 2 (2017) is an absolutely charming, heart-warming, and a very fun 103 minutes. Guaranteed to cheer you up and make you feel all warm inside!

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