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…

The Mummy – Film Review

Title: The Mummy Age: 15 Released: 9th June 2017 Director: Alex Kurtzman Genre:  Action, Adventure, Fantasy Rating: ***/**** (3.5/5 stars) About: Nick Morton is a soldier of fortune who plunders ancient sites for timeless artifacts and sells them to the highest bidder. When Nick and his partner come under attack in the Middle East, the ensuing battle accidentally unearths…

Kenilworth Castle – Castle Review

Built:  1120s Location: Castle Green, Kenilworth CV8 1NG History: Kenilworth is one of England’s most magnificent castles. First built in the 1120s and a royal castle for most of its history, it was expanded by King John, John of Gaunt and Henry V. In 1563 Elizabeth I granted it to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, who converted Kenilworth…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Film Review

Title: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Age: 12 Released: 26th May 2017 Director: Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg Genre:  Action, Adventure, Fantasy Rating: ***/**** (3.5/5 stars) About: Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” The rip-roaring…

Alien: Covenant – Film Review

Title: Alien: Covenant Age: 15 Released: 11th May 2017 Director: Ridley Scott Genre:  Adventure, Science Fiction, Thriller Rating: ***/**** (3.5/5 stars) About: Bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, members (Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup) of the colony ship Covenant discover what they think to be an uncharted paradise. While there, they meet David (Michael Fassbender), the synthetic…