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Another sequel for a fairly dormant franchise is released. The sequel to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ picks up 6 years after the original, with the titular Ralph and his newfound friend Vanellope...

It was a long and exhausting day as I sat in an overcrowded waiting room at Nawaloka Hospital recently waiting for a friend to come out of her MRI session.

I absolutely LOVE the Mr. Men and Little Miss series! So I was thrilled to bits when I realised there were Christmas editions of the books. They are unfortunately not...

The sequel? Prequel? Spinoff? Pre-sequel-spinoff? The spinoff series to the much loved ‘Harry Potter’ film series continues with this year's instalment of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series of films.. The new...

My children love animals. So when I saw these at Sarasavi Bookshop a couple of months ago, I just had to buy them. Priced at Rs 290 each they were...

I am not a political activist nor am I active on Facebook, but since October 26th my actions prove me otherwise. I took my daughter and nephew to visit the...

Five-year-old Ronan is visiting his grandmother (fondly known as Granma) who lives in a large old-fashioned house in an unspecified place out of Colombo. He and his parents are hoping...

2018’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, goes about telling audiences the story of possibly one of the greatest bands to grace a stage, Queen. It also gives kids a chance to understand why...

Last Friday evening many of us were shocked to our very core. A hasty decision, an unexpected sacking and swearing in - no one expected and no one, not even me...

Electrifying music, intimate chemistry, emotional fragility together brings a movie that is worthy of an Oscar nod. Let me start by saying do not compare this movie to the original...

Dear Mammas, Life is good.Life is kind.Life is all those things you want it to be if you let it. Run, yell, read, draw, paint, create, live, laugh and let...

I knew I was pregnant. My body told me I was. I felt that familiar nausea, the loss of appetite. And of course, my period was late. I was never...

Smallfoot is a fun,energetic animated musical that manages to bring positve messages and encourages children to be curious and explore, to get out of their comfort zone. Smallfoot is definitely...

I never realised how useless the manual would be. The countless parenting books and google links that were read and which never helped in times of a crisis or otherwise.

Sitting in the waiting room bidding my time to meet Consultant Paediatrician Dr. Hashir Ariff (MBBS(Lond) DCH(UK) CCST(UK) FRCPCH(UK)), I could clearly see he is swamped with tiny patients. Some...

“Did we really need to go again?” This film, the sequel or prequel or pre-sequel, perhaps? To the musical film 'Mamma Mia' originally released in 2008, exposes more information on...

The latest outing in the 'Mission Impossible’ franchise sees Tom Cruise's Ethan Hunt and his team pitted against the threat of nuclear war and the fists of Henry Cavill’s August...

“Bleh,bleh, ugh” Right off the bat, it has to be said that this film holds a PG rating which means there will be no references to any adult themes. The...

‘Ant-Man and The Wasp’ is a continuation of lead protagonist Scott Lang’s story which was started in the original Ant-Man (released in 2015). This sequel follows Paul Rudd's Scott Lang...

Over the years since my divorce, a number of people said to me “Ah but neither you nor your ex-husband have remarried no? You know what that means!” I know...

“A super-family to rival the Avengers” A sequel that was fourteen years in the making has been finally released in the summer of 2018 to much anticipation and excitement. While...

“Nature found a way” The sequel to ‘Jurassic World’ is a fun, albeit intense film. This film absolutely should not be viewed by children under the age of 13 as...