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Alita: Battle Angel'. This Robert Rodriguez- directed and James Cameron-produced film would be expected to have an extremely high standard in its visual storytelling and writing. But does its pedigree...

Unexpected conversations take place in a hospital waiting rooms, while you are twiddling your thumbs. Recently, I ended up recommending the work of David Walliams to a young boy who...

Back in 2014, audiences received the acclaimed “ The Lego Movie”. A film that despite being based on such a bare minimum concept somehow managed to overflow with ideas creativity...

My husband and I are observing our 15th Valentines Day this year. Observing? You may think that’s a weird choice of a word for the most romantic day of the...

Independence Day is fast approaching and the familiar scenes play out again. Over the years I have gone from watching starry eyed to taking down notes (because the teacher said...

I thought I'd write about one of my favourite authors, for today's post. However, I do not know how widely he is read here in Sri Lanka... So make this...

55 years ago, audiences were treated to the release of ‘Mary Poppins’, a beloved family classic. However, did said classic ever warrant or need a sequel? 2018’s ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Throughout the last decade or so, the films in the Transformers franchise has been either very mediocre or incredibly underwhelming. The recent addition ‘Bumblebee’ is a prequel to these films...

Yes, you read it right - it is NOT the infamous Trump who is the hero of this children's book. Instead, it is a loveable baby elephant who lives with his...

A new school year has begun. Do you silently groan, cheer or just hold your breath? Having 3 children I don’t know which I should do. My kids are into...

Last week an interesting discussion happened on our forum. My children attend local schools. Having attended a local school, my memories are precious and so I have been rather dogmatic in...

My sons and I started the new year trying out something new thanks to the Makeens sale in December - Graphic Novels and Comic Books! Now I know that the moment...

The long-awaited release of Aquaman left viewers with mix feelings. Aquaman in the comics was not as legendary as the other DC heroes but a movie always gives you more...

Every year we continuously seem to see some sort of YA (young adult) novel adapted into a feature film, they're often flat, uninteresting or derivative films that leave fans of...

Selecting original and creative gifts during Christmas is not an easy task. In fact, it is one reason for stress during the Season. Therefore, Mums in Colombo decided to spread...

The latest piece of media from the ‘Spider-Man’ franchise comes in the form of this year’s ‘Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse’, an animated feature from Sony Animations. The film does not...

The author Richard Simon, in his Author Note, says, "Oskar is the fruit of the idea that what needs to be saved is not just lives, but hope." The story...

With the nip in the air, the colourful decorations hitting the stores and the seasonal music on the airways to set the scene, I always reach for a nice Christmas...

So the end of year wedding season is in full swing. With masses of couples, around the world saying “I Do!” magazines and social media carry oodles of the wedding...

Many of us are familiar with the tale of the Steadfast Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Anderson. Like most of his fairy tales, it has a bitter-sweet ending. This Christmas...

And so as the Christmas season rolls in, the movies follow it. This year, classics such as ‘Home Alone’ and ‘ Its A Wonderful Life’ are joined by the 2018...

Another retelling of the classic English folk tale Robin Hood was released this year. Like the many iterations of this story to come before it, the film places its focus...