Veni, vidi, risi: Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) Review

Horrible Histories The Movie Rotten Romans Review

The original run of the “Horrible Histories” TV series was one of those lightning-in-a-bottle shows, a perfect match between writing and casts and while this big-screen spin-off unfortunately doesn’t have any of the series main cast, it does manage to get closer to the anarchic edutainment fun of its roots than any other project has … Continue reading Veni, vidi, risi: Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans (2019) Review

The Jungle Bunch (2017) Review

Based on a French cartoon series, “The Jungle Bunch” movie is a soft reboot of possibly the one kids’ property I’ve never encountered before. But if you’re bracing yourself for another artless animated cash grab like “Norm of The North” or “Robinson Crusoe”, you might be in for a pleasant surprise. When the evil koala … Continue reading The Jungle Bunch (2017) Review

Ghosthunters On Icy Trails (2015) Review

Suggested by some to be Germany’s answer to J K Rowling, prolific children’s author Cornelia Funke has not, to date, enjoyed her illustrious counterpart’s success with movie adaptations. 2008’s “Inkheart” was a disappointment both artistically and in box office terms and unfortunately it looks like “Ghosthunters On Icy Trails” is unlikely to do much better. … Continue reading Ghosthunters On Icy Trails (2015) Review

Earth To Echo (2014) Review

Shot in the ‘found footage’ style, this is no tweenage “Blair Witch Project” and it would be more appropriate to call it a ‘selfie movie’ as the main characters themselves do the filming and are hyper aware of the camera. Liberally borrowing from cherished classics such as “The Goonies”, “Flight Of The Navigator”, “Batteries Not … Continue reading Earth To Echo (2014) Review

Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) Review

When I asked the Mertmas, who was sitting in his "Godzilla" pyjamas playing with a toy Toothless the dragon what he'd like to see at the cinema, I thought I was onto a sure thing. Imagine my surprise when he adamantly and unswervingly decided he wanted to see "Postman Pat The Movie". When Postman Pat … Continue reading Postman Pat: The Movie (2014) Review