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Spark (film review)

Film: Spark: A Space Tail
Year: 2016
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Directed By: Aaron Woodley
Starring: Jace Norman, Jessica Biel, Patrick Stewart
About: Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana - a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sE7DYcn8X-0

My Review:
Wanting to see an animation movie I had previously not seen before I decided to have a look on Netflix and came across the film Spark so decided to give it a watch and see if it was any good.

The film is about a teenage monkey called Spark who decides to go on a mission after having been annoyed that he is always left at home, however ends up in the kingdom on the planet of Bana. Finding out that the evil Zhong wants to destroy another planet Spark along with his friends Chunk and Vix they try to stop the evil plans.

This film surprised me being better than I expected however not a perfect children's movie. This film did make…

V for Vendetta (film review)

Film: V for Vendetta
Year: 2005
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-fi
Directed By: James McTeigue
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Natalie Portman, Rupert Graves
About: In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSA7mAHolAw

My Review:
Having not seen V for Vendetta for years I could not resist watching this after so long especially after forgetting just how good the movie is and how it is definitely a film in which everyone should see at least once!

The film is about a man called V who wants to give England some hope by using what Guy Fawkes was famous for in 1605 in trying to blow up the houses of parliament. For this, he tells the public that  in one years time this will happen which lets the people of England get behind him and show that they are all needing the hope from V! As well as this happening V starts to get revenge on people who hurt him in the past …

Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (film review)

Film: Albion: The Enchanted Stallion
Year: 2016
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Directed By: Castille Landon
Starring: Avery Arendes, Stephen Dorff, Johnny Sequoyah
About: A twelve-year-old girl is transported by a magical black stallion to the mystical world of ALBION, where she discovers that she alone is the key to saving an entire race of people.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ha1ktlnuio

My Review:
With my mum having chosen the movie for tonight she found this hidden gem on Netflix which fully surprised me and exceeded my expectations.

The film is about a girl who works at the local stables and after finding a black horse in a field gets on it's back and is taken to the land of Albion. This leads to her trying to find four of the world's greatest treasures and trying to bring peace to the land again through the help of new friends and a black stallion.

This film made me laugh throughout and the acting was great along with it making it a really good movie to see. I als…

The Loved Ones (film review)

Film: The Loved Ones
Year: 2009
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Sean Byrne
Starring: Xavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, Victoria Thaine
About:  When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5BFm4qIow

My Review:
After having watched an Australian sci-fi film last night I couldn't resist but to watch another Australian movie but this time in form of a horror called The Loved Ones which is currently on Amazon Prime.

The film is about a boy called Brent who after having been asked to prom by Lola tells her he can't due to going with his girlfriend Holly. However, when on a walk he gets kidnapped by Lola and her dad he has to endure torture for Lola's enjoyment and finds out he is not the only boy in which they have done this to.

I find that this film is very original when it comes to prom movies due to it being someone kidnapped and tortured and not everyone hiding away …

The Osiris Child (film review)

Film: The Osiris Child
Year: 2016
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-fi
Directed By: Shane Abbess
Starring: Kellan Lutz, Daniel MacPherson, Isabel Lucas
About: Set in the future in a time of interplanetary colonization, an unlikely pair race against an impending global crisis and are confronted by the monsters that live inside us all.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVB7dmbG2VY

My Review:
Having a look on Netflix for a movie to watch I came across Origin Wars which was named The Osiris Child everywhere else online! Liking the actor Kellan Lutz I couldn't resist giving this a watch.

The film is about a man who is from off-world and is told that they are going to destroy the planet in twenty-four hours goes down to the surface to find his daughter who is in the city. Along the way he meets a man called Sy and with his help and the help of two others he tries to save his daughter from the end of the world. However, after finding out about the creatures in which are also on the surface h…

What's Your Number (film review)

Film: What's Your Number
Year: 2011
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Rom-Com
Directed By: Mark Mylod
Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans, Ari Graynor
About: A woman looks back at the past nineteen men she's had relationships with in her life and wonders if one of them might be her one true love.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgkxGrsX-A4

My Review:
Having not seen this in years and it constantly coming to my mind I couldn't resist but watch one of my favourite romantic comedies of all time!

The film is about a woman who after seeing in a magazine that if you sleep with over twenty people then you are doomed to never get married decides to take a look at her ex-boyfriends and see if they are the one for her after just hitting the number twenty. While doing so she asks for help from her next door neighbour who helps her to track them down while also catching feelings for each other.

This film is one of my favourite rom-com's due to it being about how woman can sleep with a lot o…

Pet Sematary (film review)

Film: Pet Sematary
Year: 1989
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Directed By: Mary Lambert
Starring: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne
About: Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjpUOXQZac

My Review:
Looking for a movie I hadn't seen before and going DVD hunting I found Pet Sematary based off of the Stephen King novel which I have been told so much about however have never read I couldn't resist giving this a watch!

The film is about a man who after moving to Maine with his family and the family cat gets ran over finds out about an old Indian burial ground and decides to bring the cat back to life. As the family goes through difficulties and the husband finds out more about the ground and why no-one uses it and finding out about his wife's sister and that the burial ground is soiled abuses the power. Not…

Benji (film review)

Film: Benji
Year: 2018
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family
Directed By: Brandon Camp
Starring: Gabriel Bateman, Darby Camp, Kiele Sanchez
About: Two school kids strike up a friendship with an orphaned puppy named Benji. When danger befalls them and they end up kidnapped by robbers who are in over their heads, Benji and his scruffy sidekick come to the rescue.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqtFvSKhKmA

My Review:
Having seen that Netflix made a new version of the film Benji which was initially brought out in the 1970's I couldn't resist giving this a watch and seeing how it compared to the original film and it certainly didn't disappoint!

The film is about two children who are saving up for a watch that belonged to their father and end up walking into a robbery, as they do so the robbers decide to take the children with them as well. However the dog in which the children were wanting to take care of notices and helps to try and find the missing children with the help of another …

Gideon's Sword - Preston & Child (book review)

Book: Gideon's Sword
Author: Preston & Child
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Fiction
Published By: Orion Books
Published Year: 2011

My Review:
Having been recommended to read Gideon's Sword previously from an anonymous source on the Movieandbooksgirl tumblr I managed to finally pick up the book Gideon's Sword and read it for the very first time.

The book is about a man called Gideon Crew who after having seen his father get killed when he was only twelve years old and on his mother's death bed when he was twenty-four his mother asks him to get revenge goes after the man responsible. Not long after however he is contacted by a company called EES who is looking for a man called Wu and wanting to know what he is carrying as it is part of a high-technology weapon. This leading to Gideon trying to find out what Wu has and trying to find out everything he can about the weapon before an assassin called Nodding Crane gets to him!

This book is put into two sections the first part of t…

The Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (film review)

Film: The Maze Runner:The Scorch Trials
Year: 2015
Genre: Action, Sci-fi, Thriller
Directed By: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O' Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Thomas Brodie-Sangster
About: After having escaped the Maze, the Gladers now face a new set of challenges on the open roads of a desolate landscape filled with unimaginable obstacles
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDofO3P2HpE

My Review:
Continuing on with watching the Maze Runner trilogy the second film was something I couldn't help but to review.

The Scorch Trials is about the teenagers who survived the Maze trials and find out that they were not saved at all but brought into another part of Wicked who are draining children of their blood! As the children escape to find the safe haven called The Right Arm and facing cranks who are infected by the flare will the children survive?

This is my favourite film throughout the Maze Runner trilogy of films, it is very different from the books however so if you have read the books I would…

The Maze Runner (film review)

Film: The Maze Runner
Year: 2014
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-fi
Directed By: Wes Ball
Starring: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter
About: Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow "runners" for a shot at escape.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwwbhhjQ9Xk

My Review:
With the Death Cure coming out to DVD I couldn't resist but to watch the full trilogy from the beginning, starting with the first movie in the trilogy The Maze Runner.

The film is about a boy called Thomas who after brought into the glade is trying to help the boys escape and get out of the maze he has realised that they are in. Not only this but it shows the friendships as well as difficulties that the boys have had while in the glade and the monsters in the maze who are trying to stop them from escaping.

The Maze Runner is a film in which I personally really like and t…

Wish Upon (Film review)

Film: Wish Upon
Year: 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Directed By: John R. Leonetti
Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee
About: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKaDoUh_so

My Review:
Having not watched a horror in a while I went to Netflix and came across Wish Upon which sounded interesting due to a wish box, deciding to give this a watch this is what I thought about the movie.

The film is about a girl who is given a box by her dad as an early birthday present and when she starts making wishes people she knows starts to die as a consequence, however when she finds out will she be able to stop or will it take her life next?

I thought that this film had a really good idea for a film which was rather original and that the foreshadowing from the mother's suicide at the very beginning of the film was brilliantly done. I did think that the idea of the box was really good and th…

Playing Away - Adele Parks (book review)

Book: Playing Away
Author: Adele Parks
Genre: chick lit, romance, drama, fiction
Published By: Penguin
Published Year: 2000

My Review:
Playing Away by Adele Parks is about a married woman called Connie who when on a business trip to Paris meets a man called John Harding who she gets captivated by and starts cheating on her husband with. However, will husband find out about the affair Connie is having and if so what would be the consequences.

I find this book a really good read, it has a lot of drama in it as well as romance. The book does feel real however and makes the reader wonder what will happen between Connie and her husband and the consequences of her affair on not only her but her relationship. It is impossible to not feel sorry on the husband within this book as you learn he is a really nice guy who trusts her so much and does not deserve to have this happen to him. With Connie's friends the reader is also able to see a single girl who ends up falling in love with someone, a wo…

A Letter For The King- Tonke Dragt (book review) *contains spoilers*

Book: The Letter For The King
Author: Tonke Dragt
Genre: fiction, adventure
Published By: Pushkin Children's Books
Published Year: 1962

My Review:
I managed to get this book from NetGalley for an honest review and I am so glad that I did choose this book to read. This book is put into a prologue and eight different sections which indicate where in the story the characters are as well as chapter titles to make the reader have some idea what the chapter they are reading about.

Prologue:
In this part of the book the reader is made to understand the past of Dagonaut also how the knights are appointed to the king and why there are five boys in a chapel just outside of the town who is doing a vigil.
This is a great way to let the reader understand how the following boys are where they are and makes the reader wonder which of these boys are going to be going on an adventure and how if they are so close to the king this would be a long book.

Part 1: A Mysterious Mission
After Tiuri hears a man c…