Movie Review: High Life

If Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart are competing for the prize of who can get furthest away from Twilight, High Life may well give Pattinson the edge… Warning: Spoilers Plot Monte, a father, (Robert Pattinson) and his baby daughter Willow (later played by Jessie Ross as a teenager) are drifting through space – they are…

Movie Review: Dumbo

Tim Burton’s reimagining of Dumbo has a super cute elephant…but not much else. Warning: Spoilers (but not many, as this is a remake) Plot It’s 1919 and Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) returns to his motherless children after loosing an arm in the First World War. ‘Call me Holt!’ Farrier and his children live with the…

Movie Review: Us

Jordan Peele’s eagerly awaited second movie is nothing on Get Out, but still an enjoyable modern horror. Warning: Minor Spoilers Plot A family visit their holiday home near the beach of Santa Cruz. The mother, Adelaide, had a bad experience as a child at the funfair at Santa Cruz and begins to wonder if that…

Book Review: Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen – Victoria Aveyard: A Review At this point, dystopian YA needs something different, and I’m not sure Red Queen was quite different enough. Plot Basis Mare Barrow is a Red. Being a Red means certain things for Mare. All people are divided by their blood: Red or Silver. Those with Silver Blood are the…

La La Land: A Love Letter

For those of you who read my blog regularly, you’ll know that last week I saw RENT and it was an emotional experience for me. I felt like my was heart sad and my soul needed repairing. Musicals and plays do this to me; they make me feel something very personal, a connection to the…

Theatre Review: RENT on Stage

I disliked Roger’s hair, and that’s the worst thing I have to say about this performance. In other words, wow. Plot A group of friends are living in New York at the end of the 1990s. Half of the group are suffering from HIV/AIDS. Mark, who isn’t inflected with the virus, a film maker (and…

Movie Review: Passengers

Passengers or, proof that fantastic actors can’t necessarily make up for bad writing, the Sci-Fi, Romance/Stockholm Syndrome movie WARNING: Spoilers. Plot Jim (Chris Pratt) wakes up. He is on a space station that is sending 5,000 passengers (and some crew) to a new planet, so start a new life. However, there’s something wrong. He’s woken…