The Good Dinosaur (2015)

A heart-warming, dramatic tale of family and unexpected friendships, in the attempt to overcome fear in Pixar’s feature “The Good Dinosaur”

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In an alternative world, dinosaurs continue to roam the land. Attempting to contribute and make his mark on the family farm, young Apatosaurus Arlo lands himself in a hapless condition, forced to survive and find his way back home. Unfamiliar with his surroundings, he stumbles across assistance in the form of wild Neanderthal child, Spot, together they embark on the treacherous travels. A magical, distinguishing Pixar tale of how family and unlikely friendships can provide the motivation to face your fears.

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

The fantasy world of Simon Snow is magically brought to life in Rainbow Rowell’s ‘Carry On’

Book Review

“The Greatest Mage. The Chosen One. The Power of Powers. It still feels strange believing that that bloke’s supposed to be me. But I can’t deny it either.”

Simon Snow is the Chosen One. Orphaned and forced to spend summer with the ‘normals’, he relishes in the time he gets to return to the magical Watford School of Magicks. In addition to his studies towards his final year, Simon also has the burdens resulted from prophecies; declaring he is the one to end wars and defeat the malevolent Insidious Humdrum. A perfectly typical Rainbow Rowell-esque story of love, friendships, wizardry and discovering yourself.

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 (2015)

It’s the epic conclusion – the final fight in the dystopian feature adaptation of ‘Mockingjay’

Film Review

The rebellion is in full pursuit, following the chain of events that took place during the first part. We pick up with Katniss Everdeen, the renowned  ‘Girl on Fire’, the face of the mutiny against the detrimental Capitol. As the land of Panem they once knew faces deplorable destruction, the initially reluctant Mockingjay is faced with leading an army to definitively take down  President Snow for the perils the Hunger Games brought society. Determination and emotion arise as our heroine is forced to make ultimate judgment, risking everything she loves.

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Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

It’s year three for this famous young wizard. Expecto Patronum!

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban By J.K. Rowling

Commencing Harry’s third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, after another insufferable summer with his dead Mother’s sister and her Muggle family. This year marks the return of convicted criminal Sirius Black, who recently escaped from Azkaban and is now on the run. Harry soon finds out Black’s intentions and once again finds himself in a new, dangerous adventure, along with his best friends Ron and Hermione.

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The Martian (2015)

Discovering that space really isn’t for the faint hearted in this film adaptation of Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’.

Film Review

Astronaut Mark Watney is left stranded on Mars after him and his companions are caught in violent storm and forced to evacuate their mission. Presumed dead, Mark is then required to live off the short supply of provisions alone and with no means of communication. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Andy Weir, this science fiction epic tells the tale of the stranded traveller and his endeavour to survive and get back home.

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