Category: children’s

REVIEW: Christopher Robin (2018)

Decades after leaving the Hundred Acre Wood for boarding school, troubled veteran Christopher Robin (Ewan McGregor) now works in middle-management at a London-based luggage company. Neglecting his wife (Hayley Atwell) and daughter for his job, Christopher reaches an ethical crisis when he is confronted with firing half of his staff to save the company money. ...

REVIEW: Candleshoe (1977)

Casey (Jodie Foster) is a wayward teenager who bounces from one Los Angeles foster family to another. She is lifted from her rough life by con artist Harry Bundage (Leo McKern), who offers her a chance to get in on the criminal opportunity of a lifetime: impersonate a missing British heiress, and search the Elizabethan ...

REVIEW: The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Identical twins Kermit the Frog (Jim Henson) and Fozzie Bear (Frank Oz) join the staff of the Daily Chronicle newspaper. When they immediately lose their jobs for failing to report on the theft of fashion designer Lady Holiday's (Diana Rigg) jewelry, Kermit, Fozzie and photographer Gonzo (Dave Goelz) travel to London on a quest to ...

REVIEW: The BFG (2016)

An orphaned girl named Sophie (Ruby Barnhill) is kidnapped by a mysterious giant (Mark Rylance) and transported to 'giant country', where he plans to keep her captive to prevent the human world from learning of his existence. When Sophie sees the giant getting bullied by his larger and more destructive neighbours, she tries to help ...

“A fuzzy blue Charles Dickens” | The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

In 1843 Christmas in England was undergoing a process of change and re-evaluation. Its core purpose as a Christian festival remained central, however it was rapidly developing a broader significance as a commercial and family-oriented holiday. The tradition of placing a Christmas tree had only just gained popularity in Great Britain, following its well-reported use ...