Maze Runner: The Death Cure – Film Review

Title: Maze Runner: The Death Cure Age: 12 Released: 17th January 2018 Director: Wes Ball Genre: Action, Fantasy, Science-Fiction Rating: *** (3/5 stars) About: Thomas leads some escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a WCKD-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest…

Stafford Castle – Castle Review

Built:  Originally built in 913, (however, the exact date of the first castle is unknown), the last adaption was in 1347 Location: Newport Rd, Stafford ST16 1DJ History: Originally constructed in the 11th Century it has some of the best surviving Norman earthworks in England. Extensively reconstructed in the 19th Century and again in the 20th, the…

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – Film Review

Title: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Age: 12A Released: 20th December 2017 Director: Jake Kasdan Genre: Action, Comedy, Romance Rating: *** (3.5/5 stars) About: Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you…

The Greatest Showman – Film Review

Title: The Greatest Showman Age: PG Released: 8th December 2017 Director: Michael Gracey Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: Inspired by the imagination of P. T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation….

Kingsman: The Golden Circle – Film Review

Title: Kingsman: The Golden Circle Age: 15 Released: 20th September 2017 Director: Matthew Vaughn Genre: Action, Comedy Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: With their headquarters destroyed and the world held hostage, members of Kingsman find new allies when they discover a spy organisation in the United States known as Statesman. In an adventure that tests their strength and wits, the elite…

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick – Book Review

Title: Hush Hush Author: Becca Fitzpatrick Published: 27th May 2010 Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK Genre: Romance, Supernatural Pages: 391 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: A sacred oath, a fallen angel, a forbidden love… This darkly romantic story features our heroine, Nora Grey, a seemingly normal teenage girl with her own shadowy connection to the…

Fallen by Lauren Kate – Book Review

Title: Fallen Author: Lauren Kate Published: 6th September 2009 Publisher: Corgi Childrens Genre: Romance, Drama, Supernatural Pages: 466 Format: E-Book Rating: **** (4/5 Stars) About: SOME ANGELS ARE DESTINED TO FALL. Instant. Intense. Weirdly familiar . . . The moment Luce looks at Daniel she knows she has never felt like this before. Except she can’t shake the feeling that she has . ….

It – Film Review

Title: It Age: 15 Released: 8th September 2017 Director: Andrés Muschietti Genre: Supernatural Horror Rating: ***** (5/5 stars) About: Seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine, are about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying…

Warwick Castle – Castle Review

Built:  1068 Location: Warwick CV34 4QU History: Warwick Castle  is a medieval castle developed from an original built by William the Conqueror in 1068. Warwick is the county town of Warwickshire, England, situated on a bend of the River Avon. The original wooden motte-and-bailey castle was rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. During the Hundred Years…

Dangerous Beauty – Film Review

Title: Dangerous Beauty Age: 15 Released: 20th February 1998 Director: Marshall Herskovitz and  Edward Zwick Genre: Drama, Romance Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: Veronica (Catherine McCormack) is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier (Rufus Sewell), cannot marry her because she is penniless and of a questionable family. So Veronica’s mother, Paola (Jacqueline Bisset), teaches her…

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses) – Book Review

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin Author: Sarah J. Maas Published: 2nd May 2017 Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Genre: Romance, Fantasy, Young Adult, New Adult Pages: 709 Format: E-Book Rating: ***** (5/5 Stars) About: Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so…

Spider-Man: Homecoming – Film Review

Title: Spider-Man: Homecoming Age: 12A Released: 5th July 2017 Director: Jon Watts Genre:  Fantasy, Science Fiction Rating: **** (4/5 stars) About: Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to…