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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...

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...

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...

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...

Book: Kensuke's Kingdom Author: Michael Morpurgo Age: 8+ I heard the wind above me in the sails. I remember thinking, this is silly, you haven't got your safety harness on,

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Damien Chazelle returns to the director chair in 2018’s 'First Man’, a Neil Armstrong biopic; following the story of the first man to walk on the moon and the difficulties...

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...

Now immediately I feel like I need to mention that, if you're expecting to see a remake of Disney's classic adaptation of "The Little Mermaid" you will be sorely disappointed...