Reviews

Eva Ibbotson is a best-selling children's author. She was born in Vienna but fled to England with her family during the Second World War. Her books have been shortlisted for...

The continuous expansion of the burgeoning DCEU has provided audiences with 2019’s first DC film, 'Shazam’. This film could either mark a refreshing change of pace for DC or be...

I thought I'd do something different this week. Instead of reviewing a book, I thought I'd interview a person. Authors become well-known in the literary world, but what about illustrators?

In the last decade or so, the quality of animated children's films has skyrocketed. These films have gone past the childish humour and wonderment and entered territories that deal with...

'Captain Marvel’ is the final film to release before Avengers: Endgame and is sure to hold many an Easter egg and hint for the plot of the upcoming film. Given...

Most of us grew up reading what are now called 'Classics', and the various tales by Enid Blyton. So, we are used to what I like to call the more...

DId you know, that February 2019 has been designated Michael Morpurgo month by Harper Collins? Did you also know that he visited Sri Lanka and conducted a programme for children...

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...

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...

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...