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ReFRESHingly Different

ReFRESHingly Different Written by Ana Jones It is not a rom-com, a horror, dark comedy or a satire… Fresh is actually a little difficult to plug into a single genre and that is just the first striking thing about this original movie, currently exclusiveto Disney+. Think Wes Craven’s original A Nightmare on Elm Street meets Single White Female and you…

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Not Another Western

Yellowstone, Not Another Western

Not Another Western Written by Ana Jones It was the number one rated pay television drama in the USA last year. It has a 2022 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and was 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards nominated for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program. It also has,…

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West Side Story Reinvented

West Side Story Reinvented

For The Big Screen West Side Story Reinvented Written by Charlotte Jones As the first musical adaption by Steven Spielberg, West Side Story is a well-made cinematographic experience paying homage to everything you love about Broadway-worthy theatre. It makes good use of dramatic wide shots, single-camera scenes, and leans into the Broadway musical aesthetic in a way that many adaptions…

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The Matrix IV

The Matrix IV

The Matrix IV Skip the movie theatre for this one! Make no mistake, the latest instalment of the Matrix franchise is nothing more than a lacklustre love story. Admittedly, it bases itself on the notion that we all have one true love and may spend a lifetime, or two looking for it. But that is not what we have come…

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The Godfather of Harlem

The Godfather Of Harlem

The Godfather of Harlem Written by Ana Jones This issue we are looking at another television series to help keep you entertained at home given stay-at-home orders for many of us, plus the lack of new 2021 movies. It is the limited series (only 10 episodes per season), Godfather of Harlem, starring Forest Whitaker as the 1960s gangster, Ellsworth ‘Bumpy’…

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The Karate Kid Story Continues

The Karate Kid Story Continues

On The Small Screen With Cobra Kai Written by Ana Jones They say you should never go back. But that is certainly not the case with the TV series Cobra Kai. Revisiting The Karate Kid movies from the 1980s – and the story of Danny LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and high school/karate rival Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) will only bring you…

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Australian Made in June

Australian Made In June

Written by Ana Jones Meet June Wilton (Noni Hazlehurst from Ladies in Black, The Sullivans, Playschool) – mother, grandmother, successful businesswoman, wife, family matriarch and nursing home resident following a series of strokes five years early that left her with rapid dementia. Make no mistake, June Again tackles some discomforting themes such as dementia, ageing and when to put your loved…

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Wonder Woman Returns

Wonder Woman Returns

Written by Ana Jones As far as sequels go, Wonder Woman 1984 or WW84 is entertaining and enjoyable to watch, but don’t expect too much – it is a movie based on comic book characters after all! You don’t need to have seen other DC Universe films to understand what is going on though. The film begins with young Diana…

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Shoes Snow Storytelling

Shoes, Snow, Storytelling & The Spirit Of Christmas

Written by Ana Jones A new take on the classic Dr. Seuss story of grinch. A Shoe Addict’s Christmas follows Noelle (Candice Cameron Brue), a happy-ish department store HR employee who loves Christmas (and shoes!) but lost the Christmas spirit when is dumped by her boyfriend the eve of Christmas three years prior. As Christmas approaches, she is asked to…

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Dolittle

Dolittle

Written by Ana Jones (Dolittle) Robert Downey Jr is as charismatic as ever and he has turned a tired classic into a modern day must see for children (and watchable for adults)! For those not too familiar with the original 1920’s Hugh Lofting books, Doctor Dolittle follows a medical doctor who can talk to animals and starts up a vet…

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