Author: Nia James

Film Editor 2020-21

The Lost boys, released in 1987 was and still is the vampire film to rule them all as the Goonies go vampire. Directed by Joel Schumacher, the cult classic has it all, from punk rebellious costumes, to rigorous rock music. The film is about two brothers who move to a town in California with their mother, to find that it’s crawling with vampires. Schumacher landed a number of bands for the soundtrack by promising to direct music videos for them. The soundtrack features a number of key covers and original tracks by big 1980s bands. Roger Daltrey took on the appropriately-named Elton…

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Photo by Jineshpanchal  (CC BY-SA 4.0) Welcome to the (new) jungle.  This adaption of the 1995 classic, with its brilliant cast of award-winning actors, will have viewers gripped and desperate for more. The plot approximately mirrors the original film, starring Robin Williams, but with a modern twist. In this reborn sequel the old familiar board game style of Jumanji has been reconstructed into an electronic device. Four high-school students stuck in detention come across an old -style Nintendo game, they get sucked into the video game device and desperately try to return to the real world before all of their…

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Photo by: RRZE icons (CC BY-SA 3.0) Over the weekend I took the time to sit down and watch Tag (2018). Starring Ed Helms, John Hamm, Rashida Jones, Isla FIsher and Jeremy Lee Renner, Tag is a film full of excitement, comedy and heartfelt friendships. The films’ basic plot is that a group of thirty-something year old friends annually play a game of tag during the month of May. They competitively play against each other and seem to enjoy the game, however the main goal of the film is for the group of friends to tag their undefeated friend (Jeremy…

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License: (CC BY 2.0) Author: LoMit The Overboard stars return for their 2020 Christmas sequal.  The Christmas Chronicles 2 released in November 2020 to get viewers feeling festive and ready for Christmas. The feature stars Kurt Russell reprising his role as Santa Claus and Goldie Hawn as Mrs Claus, alongside Judah Lewis, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley. The film had a limited theatrical release prior to being  streamed on Netflix on November 25 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Kate Pierce, the sweet innocent younger sibling from the previous film (now a cynical teen) is unhappy over her mom’s new relationship, and…

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Photo by Markbarnes (CC BY-SA 3.0) Wrexham, one of the world’s oldest football clubs, has ended up being owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. The football club, who were founded in 1864, have been fan-owned since 2011 when the Wrexham Supporters Trust (WST) took control. “This is the third-oldest club on the planet and we don’t see why it can’t have a global appeal,” said Reynolds. “We want Wrexham to be a global force.”  The pitch was effective, with WST members voted overwhelmingly to back the takeover with 98.6% of those who responded backing the bid. Out of…

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Photo by Ewan Munro (CC BY-SA 2.0) Llandudno Junction is one of Cineworld’s many movie theatres set to temporarily close due to the results of the Coronavirus pandemic. Many UK cinemas have been receiving different forms of backlash from local communities in their attempts to recover from the damages that have developed since the national lockdown over six months ago. Many local residents, cinema-goers, and politicians have shared their view on the predicament that the art industry is entangled in currently. Rishi Sunak (Chancellor of the Exchequer) said people who work in the art industry “should retrain and find other…

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