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December 2018

Mary Poppins Returns

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Release Date: 21st December 2018

Mary Poppins Returns was as wondrously whimsical as it’s 1964 predecessor!

All the songs and dances were brilliant- particularly ‘Trip A Little Light Fantastic’, performed by Lin Manuel. Miranda’s answer to Bert and his army of ‘Leeries’.

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Aquaman

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Release Date: 12th December 2018

After Gal Gadot smashed into our screens in 2017 with her appearance in Wonder Woman, DC’s Aquaman had a lot to live up to.

James Wan does not disappoint with a stellar cast, Jason Momoa (Aquaman), Amber Heard (Princess Mera), William Dafoe (Vulko) and Nicole Kidman as Queen Atlanna, Aquaman’s long lost mother.

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Ralph Breaks The Internet

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Release Date: 30th November 2018

Wreck It Ralph and his best friend Vanellope, go online to find a replacement controller for Sugar Rush, the colourful, candy-and-chocolate-themed racing game in which she competes. But soon enough, they lose their bearings and minds amid the labyrinth of the internet. From the off you’re quickly transported from the 8bit nostalgia to the horrifyingly vivid depiction of the World Wide Web. The internet’s many quirks like ad pop ups, social media and online shopping are hilariously accurate and incredibly relatable. Throwing online gaming into the mix quickly pushes Vanellope and Ralph’s friendship loyalties to the limit.

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Robin Hood

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Release Date: 21st November 2018

Highly recommended film, we loved it.

The story is pretty consistent all the way through, with some relevance to the true legend of Robin Hood, but an added twist on the reasons for the crusades.  The setting was very good however costume was a little bizarre, medieval with a modern twist in places.

All the characters were believable and Jamie Fox made a fabulous side-kick, following in the vein of Morgan Freeman to Kevin Costner’s Robin.  I Loved Taron Egerton as the lead, still very kingsman-esk but in my opinion a fine Lord Robin of Loxley.

The age classification was pretty spot on, for modern films, although lots of moderate violence, very little blood, and not too much swearing as I recall.

This movie was a good watch, great on the big screen, will do equally well on television too.

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Reviewed by: Emma Morris

Rated: 5/5 Stars