Tv and Film

The Jungle Book (2016)

Many anĀ evening growing up was spent watching the 1967 Disney animation of the same name. There was magic in the creatures cavorting across the screen and the songs were unforgettable. It was with some trepidation then that I watched the 2016 reboot, however I could not have been more pleased. Plot-wise, there are similarities with Disney’s film, however this isn’t a scene by scene copy at all and it’s not bursting with songĀ like the animation.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens [SPOILER HEAVY]

Unless you’ve been living in a galaxy far, far away, you’ll no doubt be aware there’s a new Star Wars film out. We booked our tickets almost two months ago and have been carefully avoiding potential spoilers until our turn to see it came around. To say Lizzie has been a little bit excited would be a massive understatement. Okay, that’s enough lead in. This review will be full of SPOILERS so if you haven’t seen it yet: pull out! You’re not doing any good back there.

Jessica Jones

I started watching Netflix Original series Jessica Jones tonight while Lizzie is out visiting a friend. I’ve never heard of the Marvel character before so I had no idea what to expect going in. Netflix’s new trick of showing a preview on the main menu has already worked on me a couple of times. About four episodes in and it’s actually really good so far. Jessica, played by Krysten Ritter, is a convincingly tough, streetwise Private Investigator with a shady past that is only just coming to light through the cases she takes on.

The Hunger Games

Liz dragged me along to The Hunger Games this afternoon. You know, that movie that everyone is talking about. I was more than a little resistant. Admittedly I didn’t know anything about The Hunger Games - Liz has been raving about how good the books are - but I was expecting a Westernised Battle Royale with a healthy dose of Hollywood cheese.