The Nutcracker and the Four Realms: Film Review

The release of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms was a confusing one at first – it seemed like perfect festive fodder for Disney so it was weird it was being released with minimal fanfare at the start of November – but it all makes sense once you see it. It’s not awful by any means, it’s just forgettable fluff.

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Keira Knightley and Mackenzie Foy at The Nutcracker and the Four Realms premiere: My pics

Tonight it was a special gala screening of Disney’s latest children’s adventure, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, at Westfield London shopping centre, and the stars of the film hit the red carpet to celebrate, and I have the pics!

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Christopher Robin: Film Review

I was surprised when Christopher Robin was released so soon after the release of other Pooh film Goodbye Christopher Robin, which I loved. Thankfully they are very different pieces – Goodbye was a realistic biopic about author AA Milne, his Winnie-the-Pooh creation and his relationship with his son Christopher, whereas the Disney version is pure fantasy which isn’t as effective.

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Patrick: Film Review

I feel Disney, under their newly-revived Buena Vista International label, have put no advertising budget into Patrick at all – I haven’t seen much promotional material around, and only really knew about it thanks to Beattie Edmondson and her mum Jennifer Saunders‘ appearance on Graham Norton. After seeing Patrick, I can understand why – it is nice and cute, but nothing to rave on about.

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Why did A Wrinkle in Time perform so poorly at the UK box office?

A Wrinkle in Time initially seemed like a surefire box office hit.

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A Wrinkle in Time: Film Review

I wanted to love A Wrinkle in Time because it is a Disney movie, and I generally love all their stuff, because it is directed by Ava DuVernay, and has an incredible cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling, but I just came away feeling a bit meh. It was fine, I guess I liked it, but I didn’t connect with the story at all.

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Inside Disney Pixar’s Coco Mexican Fiesta party

Last night, to celebrate the upcoming release of Coco, Disney threw a ‘Mexican Fiesta’ at London’s One Marylebone, which used to be a church, and I have some insider snaps from the event!

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Coco: Film Review

I love everything Disney Pixar make and I had no doubt that Coco would be incredible, especially given its recent Golden Globe win and BAFTA nomination (and very probable Oscar nomination), and I was correct – it did not disappoint.

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Queen of Katwe: Film Review

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Queen of Katwe is one of those uplifting, inspirational films that I just love – they make you feel like you can do anything if you put your mind to it and keep fighting, no matter your circumstances. I think that’s a great message to teach young kids so I get why Disney chose to make this story.

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The Lion King remake: Why I’m so worried

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Today Walt Disney Studios confirmed they are bringing us a “new reimagining” of their 1993 animated classic The Lion King. This is hardly a surprise as they’ve been doing it for a while with Maleficent, Cinderella and most recently The Jungle Book, an impressive CGI spectacular which I loved and it was a massive success critically and commercially. But The Lion King means far more to me than those titles, so I’m very worried about it being good.

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