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The Goonies 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

Made at the height of Amblin Entertainment’s powers, after the likes of E.T. and Gremlins had set the benchmark, The Goonies is the ultimate kid’s own adventure. Like the best of Pixar Amblin had that innate ability to appeal t...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Moomins on the Riviera

Finland’s squishy, lovable family of Hippopotamus are ever so enchanting on this sea voyage adventure.  Driven by the lure of the high-life, Snorkmaiden (Stephanie Winiecki) convinces a besotted Moomin (Russell Tovey) and his c...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Annie

It’s an Annie with mobile phones, twitter, movie premiers and helicopters. A far cry from where either of the previous renditions has ever taken the audience. In this remake Director Will Gluck seems to swing back and forth bet...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Paddington

Based on Michael Bond’s beloved children’s character, Paddington didn’t have the easiest cinematic birth. First there was that “conscious uncoupling” from original vocal talent Colin Firth before a first look at the titular bea...
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Boxtrolls

Upsetting many by claiming a spot on the Best Animated Film Oscar nominations 2015 over Lego: The Movie, The Boxtrolls presents an underdog story not dissimilar to that of its Oscar credentials. But where Lego made computer ani...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Super Mario Bros.

Back in the early nineties, Nintendo ruled the world, having a massive impact on pop-culture. With their mascot Mario already a massive icon, with a strong run of games from the original Donkey Kong onwards, and already markete...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Escape From Planet Earth

While Pixar, and increasingly Dreamworks, seem to have cornered the market when it comes to Hollywood animation it’s not going to stop others from taking a shot at the title. The Weinsteins are more commonly associated with Osc...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

You’d be hard pushed to find a more bog standard family fantasy than Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters. All the elements are there – you’ve got your quests, your silly dialogue and your CGI monsters (the kind that look like they’r...
 
 
 
 
 
 

From Up On Poppy Hill

Studio Ghibli’s magic is a fey and insubstantial thing. It can’t be stamped, filed, indexed or codified but it’s unmistakable. So when, last week, Studio founder Hayo Hiyazaki announced that he was retiring, anime aficionados h...
 
 
 
 
 
 

Oz: The Great and Powerful

Since L. Frank Baum first introduced us to the world of Oz in his series of children’s’ books in the 1900s his stories have become a staple on the silver screen, from an early silent version in 1910 to the bizarre and eerie Ret...