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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...

A real emotional rollercoaster without a dull moment. I have read many biographies and autobiographies in the past. They all have a bit you skim through at some point when...

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...

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...