Most Anticipated of 2018

It’s the New Year, so it calls for a look ahead for what is in store for us from music & film

2017 may be gone, but 2018 is only just beginning. There are plenty of things to get excited for in the coming year in terms of entertainment releases. From Marvel blockbusters to rock returns, it is time to explore the album and films that will be coming to our eyes and ears this year.

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Top 17 Films of 2017

Time to look back over the films that have come to our screens in the last 12 months and which takes top spot.

It’s been a while since films have been discussed on this ol’ blog, but as it’s the end of the year, it seems apt to delve into the somewhat small number of films that I did get to see at the cinema this year. I will admit right now that the list is considerably smaller than the previous year, but as music has taken over as the main focus of the site then I can also admit I have slacked in other entertainment environments. This list may be small, but there have been some total crackers from 2017 to still celebrate. (Based on UK release dates)

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Power Rangers (2017)

A group of unlikely friends are forced to work together to save the world and become the next generation of Power Rangers

Film Review

Published with Starskify

(Contains potential spoilers)

An unlikely group of high school students find themselves pulled together by the discovery of five mysterious coloured stones that they soon realise contains a great power that has been cast upon them from the previous generation of super warriors. Forced to overcome their personal issues, the teenagers must harness their new strengths and work together in order to save the world from a remerged, alien treat and become the next age of Power Rangers.

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Now You See Me 2 (2016)

The four magical horsemen return after they are tricked at their own game of deception in thrilling feature ‘Now You See Me 2’

Film Review

Edited review published and written for Film Inquiry

2016 is already shaping up to become the year of reboots and sequels, whether or not they are deemed desirable or not is a different matter. Now You See Me indeed worked as a solo endeavour back when the magic was introduced three years previous. The existence of the sequel may come as a surprise to some, due to the mixed responses circling the first instalment. Yet, the success that followed in the box office did prove enough to induce the development of the second act.

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Let’s Talk About… Disney Live-Action Remakes

Discussing Disney’s ventures into live action and the future of their reboots of classic stories.

Article/Discussion

There’s a large amount of interest into the category of remakes surrounding cinema releases, particularly in recent Disney announcements. Within this recent article, written for Film Inquiry, I discuss some of the current establishments of live-action reboots as well as what this could potentially mean for the future releases.

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Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

Two rogue Huntsmen are battling against the forces of evil Queens in fantasy feature ‘Huntsman: Winter’s War’

Film Review

Left heartbroken after the loss of her only child, Freya abandons the forest land and her evil Queen sister Ravenna for a solitary confinement in the winter wilderness of the North,  taking a new command over the dominion. Bitter from her past, the icy Queen raises an army of Huntsmen, capturing and training children into toughened soldiers. Star-crossed lovers Sara and Eric are forced apart from the resentful monarch, after prohibiting the existence of love in her realm. When finally reunited, along with new accomplices, they must together regain back the lost, magic mirror before anything further can happen to the future of their lands.

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Goosebumps (2015)

Monsters are brought to life in a tale inspired by the childhood book series ‘Goosebumps’

Film Review

New kid to town, Zach and his widowed mum move next door to teenage girl Hannah and her stern, concealed father, who becomes apparent to be R.L. Stine, worldwide bestselling author of the Goosebumps series . Drawn in by his uneasy demeanour, Zack discovers that his curious neighbours actually conceal a further deep secret, involving locked manuscripts of the childhood stories in their home. Stine, trapped in part of his imagination, has the ability to create monsters that can materialise into the real world. When the books are unintentionally opened, the creations are released from the pages. Now faced with the many terrors from his own writings, Stine, along with the help from his daughter, Zach and his new friend Champ, must battle their way to trap the creatures before any further chaos can ensue.

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