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Cinema Review – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

After his grandfather dies in mysterious and eerie circumstances, Jake (Asa Butterfield) demands to travel from his home in Florida to the island of Cairnholm off the coast of Wales, to find the Children’s Home where his grandfather lived as a child. When he arrives, Jake meets all the people his grandfather told him stories about, including Emma (Ella Purnell) a girl who can float, Olive (Lauren McCrostie) a girl who can control fire, and Horace (Hayden Keeler-Stone). On realising that his grandfather’s peculiar friends are real and seemingly not aging, Jake learns that there is more to these peculiar children and their hidden lives than he ever would have dreamed. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Ender’s Game

In the aftermath of an alien attack on Earth, the brightest and most promising children are recruited into an advanced military school, in the hope they can protect the world from a future attack. Ender (Asa Butterfield) is one such child. Deliberately ostracised from the other recruits by Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford), Ender soon becomes the leader of a band of misfits, and perhaps the strongest weapon against the enemy. Continue reading

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Cinema Review – Hugo

Hugo, based on Brian Selznik’s novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret, is director Martin Scorsese’s first ever 3D film, and promises to be something truly special. The film is the story of Hugo, a young boy who has lost his family and home, and lives in the walls of a Paris train station. By day, Hugo winds and maintains the clocks of the station, but by night he works to unlock a secret left to him by his father. Little does Hugo realise that this secret will transform and those around him, and reveal a safe and loving place he can call home. Continue reading

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