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By Lara Owolabi Ok, so: Jumanji 2. Yes, I know: 2! You’re probably thinking, why? After 22 years (yes, it’s been that long) why did they make a second film? Of course, for those that loved Jumanji, on the other hand, they would have been elated when the trailers for this film started popping up everywhere. I couldn’t wait to see it either! Over the Christmas holiday, I decided to watch the film, after a long-awaited period of anxiousness to see what it was about. Firstly, it

Critique Point: ‘Get Out’

By Lara Owolabi I usually watch trailers to films I want to see (because who doesn’t love a little anticipation before watching a movie?) but, for Get Out, I didn’t watch any of the trailers. Honestly, this one time, I’m glad I didn’t. Before we get into this review, I would just like to say EVERYTHING about this horror-satirical film has a meaning. In its simplest form, the film is about an African American male, his white girlfriend and their interesting (to say the least)

One Line Film Review: Inside Out

[Huriyah Quadri | Print Editor] “I smiled and I laughed; it was cute, but then it tore my soul apart and I will never forgive Pixar for what they did to Bing Bong.” #film #Insideout #Onelinefilmreview #Review

San Andreas: Could this be the movie of the summer?

[Hannah Bicknell | Contributing Writer] Put simply: San Andreas is the perfect natural disaster movie. Unlike other disaster movies that tend to focus on a singular catastrophic event, director Ben Peyton felt it was necessary to hand us a triple whammy of earthquakes, enough to concertina skyscrapers and turn high-rise buildings into dust particles. THEN, just when you think that it’s all over, a tsunami comes in and sweeps it all away as though Mother Nature wanted to help

Mad Max: Fury Road – Please see this movie!

[Charlotte Mullin | Contributing Writer] Sometimes, there are movies that completely absorb your entire being, making you forget that you’re actually inside a stuffy room with your feet stuck to popcorn-crusted floors and not an incredibly rich and new world. These movies are like pixie dust, few and far between; very rarely has a film made me feel like I’ve just participated in a life-changing experience, so unable to process my thoughts and emotions upon its end that I don’

Pitch Perfect 2 review: Heartwarming and hilarious

[Laura Noakes | Deputy Editor] Pitch Perfect was the sleeper movie hit of the summer in 2012, so it’s no surprise that the sequel is hitting our cinema screens this month. Following the story of an all female acapella singing group, The Barden Bellas, Pitch Perfect 2 is almost as good as sequels get. If you like films that celebrate singing and the importance of female friendship, Pitch Perfect 2 is for you. Set four years after the first film, Pitch Perfect 2 centres on the

Pitch Perfect 2: Interview with Elizabeth Banks

[Aiden Perrins and Krystyna King] Pitch Perfect 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the 2012 acappella musical comedy. With huge appreciation towards NBC, Trident Media were invited to Claridge’s hotel in London, along with other budding journalists, to interview Elizabeth Banks about her directorial debut film. The predominantly female cast in a coming-of-age movie leads to comparisons with 2004 teenage hit Mean Girls. And let’s be honest, it’s probably just as quotable! The

Top 10 things we learnt from Toy Story

[Jennie Couling | Contributing Writer] Pixar announced that they are making another Toy Story film due to come out summer 2017. Details about the plot are very vague – Pixar have said that it “opens a new chapter in the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the ‘Toy Story’ gang” but beyond that little is known other than a few rumours that there will be a more romantic story line than the others. Toy Story turns 19 this year, so why are we all still so excited? Probably because

The Hunger Games review: May the odds be ever in your favour!

[Chloe Burrowes | Contributing Writer] The Hunger Games’ fans worldwide can breathe a sigh of relief, as the much anticipated third film was just as good as expected. Fast paced, feisty and full of eye candy, The Hunger Games is one of the most thrilling film series of all time. The story is set in Panem, a nation formed of the wealthy Capitol region and the 12 poorer districts that mostly live in poverty. The Hunger Games themselves is an annual televised event where one boy