Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again review “Where are we even going?”

Mamma Mia 2 posterABBA. No other word could instil such a feeling of nostalgia, of pure cheesy goodness, of 1970s pizazz. A group of legend, the Swedish quartet took Europe by storm, being featured on every wedding playlist since the dawn of time. When Mamma Mia came out in 2008, the world rediscovered their ABBA fever: how did they do a second time around?

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again follows the same familiar cast as before, only bringing in the backstory of free-spirited Donna after he untimely death just a year before. Sophie (Amanda Seyfried), her daughter, has refurbished Donna’s hotel and is staging a huge re-opening party in honour of her mum. Aw! Continue reading

“Where’s the magic? Where’s the sparkle?” Pan review

PAN   (UK CERT: PG)

Director: Joe Wright

Music: John Powell

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Amanda Seyfried, Garrett Hedlund


Written by Adam Brannon

Written by Adam Brannon

The mesmerising story of Peter Pan has been told by numerous directors, playwrights and novelists over the years with Disney’s brilliant animation being one of the highlights in a series of standout moments.

Now, the story receives a very 21st-century makeover in Pan, but does director Joe Wright’s brooding reimagining sink or swim? Continue reading