Tag Archives: audience: young adult

Fast Five Review: A Street Cat Named Bob (2016)

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A Street Cat Named Bob
2016 | PG | Drama

James, a recovering drug addict and promising busker, is on his ninth life when he meets Bob, a ginger cat with nowhere else to go. Suddenly, James has a reason to get his life back on track. Based on a real-life story – and starring Bob himself – A Street Cat Named Bob is a heart-warming take of redemption and second chances.

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Fast Five Review: Justice League Dark (2017)

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JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK
2017 | M | Animated, Action, Fantasy
Reviewed by Jennifer

Beings with supernatural powers join together to fight against supernatural villains. This team of supernatural beings include John Constantine, Zatanna and Jason Blood also known as the demon Etrigan.

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Fast Five Review: Suicide Squad (2016)

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SUICIDE SQUAD
2016 | M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A secret government agency recruits some of the most dangerous incarcerated super-villains to form a defensive task force. Their first mission: save the world from the apocalypse.

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Fast Five Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

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FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
2016 | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York’s secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school. Continue reading

Fast Five Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN
2016 | Adventure, Fantasy, Family

When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.  Continue reading

Fast Five Review: Tomorrowland (2015)

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TOMORROWLAND
2015 | PG | Action, Adventure, Family
Reviewed by Paul

Bound by a shared destiny, a teen bursting with scientific curiosity and a former boy-genius inventor embark on a mission to unearth the secrets of a place somewhere in time and space that exists in their collective memory. Continue reading

Fast Five Review: If I Stay (2014)

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Reviewed by Naomi

1. Did you like it?

Yes

 

2. Why/Why not?

I enjoy YA books from time to time but haven’t read the book. The film adaptation is pretty strong by itself but I couldn’t comment on the comparison to the book. I enjoyed it as a stand alone movie.

 

3. “You would enjoy this movie if…”

You’d have to be a bit of a YA fan. There’s some solid storytelling here. Mia is a high school senior and talented cellist who is about to embark on her life out of high school, when a tragic accident puts her in hospital in an induced coma. Mia has an out of body experience, looking down on her own body and hears all the goings on around her. It is in this state that most of the movie takes place and we hear the back story and overhear her family and friends speaking to her comatose self. It’s an interesting way of unfolding the story and works quite well. Her relationship with her punk-rocker parents is believable and quite lovely but her apparently passionate relationship with her boyfriend is less so. The film overall is strong and doesn’t suffer too much because of this.

 

4. “This series made me think…”

…of cellos and how great learning orchestral instruments is.

 

5. Stars out of five?

3