Arrival is a smart movie. Then again, in a world dominated by Marvel and D.C, any alien movie without hyperbolic action scenes can come off as unusually cerebral. Arrival follows Amy Adams’ Dr Louise Banks, a professor of Linguistics who is tasked with communicating with Earth’s newly arrived foreign guests. (more…)
Moana is magic. This gem of a film gives us the 21st-century princess we deserve, using the backdrop of the Pacific Islands to bring us a story of a young girl who is doing her best to stay true to herself and her people. Moana is the young daughter of a chief who has an inexplicable call to the ocean, despite her father’s clear instructions to never, ever, go beyond the reef. Yes, we’ve heard stories like this before, but never quite like this. (more…)
When I heard that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was being adapted to film, I had a lot of feelings about it. Released in 2001 to benefit the charity Comic Relief , you weren’t a Potterhead without your own copy. (Unfortunately, the original “textbook” is no longer in print in South Africa, so you will have to settle for the screenplay instead). Having watched the film adaptation, I still have a lot of feelings about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Here are the fantastic (and beastly) things about Fantastic Beasts (don’t worry – its spoiler free). (more…)
When I grow-up I want to be Ms. Marvel. Also known was the totally ass-kicking, homework doing and completely dorky Kamala Khan. Kamala is basically living my life, minus her tendency to get all Mr. Fantastic/ Mystique at the worst possible moments. Overbearing parents? Check. Slightly insecure and awkward? Check. Total fan girl of superheroes? Double check. Ms. Marvel is hands down the most relatable superhero EVER.