Melissa Haggar

TV

House MD: Oldie but goldie

While characteristics such as narcissistic, misanthropic and  bitter might lead your mind to conjure up another famous figure, we are indeed referring to everyone’s beloved sarcastic, sociopathic surgeon, Dr Gregory House – not the melted orange wax work. Although House (Hugh Laurie) often earned the ire of all who worked under him, above him, or…

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Hidden Figures

Amongst the list of ‘Awards’ films this season, Hidden Figures takes place in 1961, as the United States locks horns (or space helmets) with the USSR in a bid to be the first to go where no man has ever gone before. But underneath all this space supremacy are the individuals who helped make it…

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The lego batman movie

In a world where Lego reigns supreme, a brooding brick Batman (Will Arnett) eagerly awaits his latest big screen debut. It’s a curious scenario, a tiny toy securing his own big movie deal, but it’s a familiar one none the less, one spurred on by the astronomical success of The Lego Movie in 2014. And…

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Film review: A Monster Calls

A talking tree. An emotionally-wrought boy. An unbridled imagination. At first glance, A Monster Calls may strike you as a delightfully dotty affair akin to The BFG, but it is far darker and more heart-breaking than you’d anticipate. Written by and based on Patrick Ness’ novel, the film details the story of Conor O’Malley (Lewis…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

In case you’ve been pining for some more Wizarding World in your life, then Yates, Heyman and Rowling have got you covered with their subtly similar but vastly more mature franchise film, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. If you’re expecting to see some familiar faces though, this isn’t the film for you, as…

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Moana and the wave of representation

Needless to say, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t aware of Disney films, and you’d probably encounter equal difficulty trying to find someone who hasn’t heard of (or fantasized about being) a Disney princess. Whether you always wanted to be a mermaid, like Ariel, or were incredibly studious like Belle, Disney princesses…

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