“Instant Family” a Funny, Touching Celebration of Adoption and Fostering

By: Laura Bennett

Diverse people gathering together around a common goal: it’s a sure-fire theme for a heartwarming film – and Instant Family is no exception. Read more

Mary Poppins Returns – A Lesson in the Power of Perspective

By: Laura Bennett

Seeing Mary Poppins Returns hit cinemas brings out the bipolar child in all of us: we’re two parts excited and one part panicked that our childhood favourite is going to be ruined forever. Read more

‘BumbleBee’ A Mix of Retro Nostalgia and Feel-Good Themes

By: Laura Bennett

We’re told not to have favourite children, but BumbleBee clearly holds that title in the Transformers family, so it’s no surprise we get to enjoy his origin story in the BumbleBee spin-off. Read more

Robin Hood a High-Energy Reboot of the Old Tale [Movie Review]

By: Laura Bennett

Did you know there are six more Robin Hood related projects currently in production? Margot Robbie will be in one about Maid Marian, Robin Hood 2058 sees Robin in a dystopian future London, and Disney have Merry Men coming for the kids. For starters though, we get Robin’s origin story in Robin Hood (2018). Read more

New Life Movie Review

By: Rebecca Moore

“…it’s all the moments, good and bad that make up a life, and the most important thing to do with life, is to live it.” Read more

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Review

Above: Mackenzie Foy as Clara. Image credit – Walt Disney Pictures

By: Simone Cathryn

Rated: PG (Would not recommend for children under 8 years old)

For me, just the word ‘Nutcracker’ evokes images of a magical world full of impossible things becoming possible. It conjures scenes of beautiful glittering trees, perfectly crafted vintage toys and the scary Mouse King through my mind. Read more

First Man Movie Review: Ryan Gosling is Neil Armstrong

By: Laura Bennett

Having tapped his toes for Director Damien Chazelle in LA LA Land, the two are now taking Ryan Gosling’s feet to the moon, and it’s worth the watch. Read more

Christopher Robin Movie Review – Is It Too Bleak?

By: Laura Bennett

Clearly, we just can’t enough of pooh. Winnie the Pooh that is. Not to be confused with last year’s Goodbye Christopher Robin and its origin story of our favourite bear, Christopher Robin is an imaginary tale about a boy who’s too grown up. Read more

The House With a Clock in It’s Walls: Movie Review

By: Rachel Murphy

The House with a Clock in its Walls is an enchanting tale of how a little weird can do a lot of good. But it’s also a perfect opportunity to talk with our kids about how we soak up the themes and messages in the things we watch. Read more

Crazy Rich Asians: Why You Will Never Be Good Enough for Your Tiger Mother-in-law

By: Sam Chan

Crazy Rich Asians (2018) is currently #1 in box offices all over the world.

At a simple level, this delightful rom-com is an Asian version of My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002). Read more