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Film, Movie Reviews

The Lady in the Van (2015)

Movie Review

A writer is dumbfounded after thoughtlessly assisting an elderly lady push her vehicle down his newly found homely neighbourhood street. This seemingly deranged, fragile resident soon finds herself occupying the timid man’s driveway. Adapted from the almost true story of  Alan Bennett’s acquaintances with Miss Shepherd, this piognant tale of community and how one individual can make immense impact on others.

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Film, Movie Reviews

Spy (2015)

Film Review

Melissa McCarthy stars in a comedic spin on the classic spy film. Obligated is stay in the ear of her partner, Susan Cooper is an unaclaimed CIA associate living in the shadow of her colleagues. She’s quick to volunteer to be part of an undercover scheme following the unexpected loss of her partner. She’s way out of her depth but that doesn’t stop her from the determination to prove herself a respectable and potentially lethal spy, and not just the uncoordinated fool people perceive her to be.

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Film, Movie Reviews

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 2 (2015)

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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Books

Trouble By Non Pratt

Book Review

“So it’s just me. Fifteen, pregnant, single mum.”

Hannah is fifteen. Typical popular school girl, always trying to get the attention she constantly desires. She’s built herself a reputation, known for fooling around with the guys and following the footsteps of her best friend. She finds herself pregnant, and unable to tell anyone about it and especially can’t say who the father is. Then she encounters the new boy, Aaron, an enigmatic contrasting character who is trying to find his place in a unfamiliar location. As relationships falter and rumours develop, the two begin to reveal more about each other and terrible secrets circulate.

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Books

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

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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Film, Movie Reviews

Circle (2015)

Film Review

Suspense filled ‘Circle‘ is a mysterious short film about 50 apparent strangers trapped in a unknown chamber. One wrong move and they’re vaporised. They soon realise that they collectively have the choice of who dies next. Thrown straight into the action, this thriller keeps us guessing the whole way through, questioning the morals of humanity and what really is right or wrong.

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