Little Women review “Lightning in a bottle”

Little Women posterLittle Women is one of those stories that doesn’t age. It’s heartfelt, heartwrenching, and outright gorgeous. Even when the first feature length version was released back in 1994, it brought to life the sense of sisterhood that burns so brightly in the book. However, when Greta Gerwig announced her rendition of the beloved novel, complete with all-star cast, amazing composer and an Oscar-nominated director (herself), it’s not hard to see why people could barely contain their excitement.

If you haven’t read the book, please do. But if you don’t have time before you read this review, hereby commences the whistlestop tour of Little Women. It focuses around four sisters: Meg, the eldest; Jo, the most ‘boyish’; Beth, the most perfect; and Amy, the youngest and most divisive. It tracks their journey from youth to adulthood, along with their romances, heartbreaks, and tragedies. It’s one of those books that lingers like ink on your finger, like the smell of smoke after you blow out a candle. It sticks. Continue reading

Take 2: A look back – Jurassic Park III

In the first of a new series of articles looking back at films which didn’t quite get the warm response they perhaps deserved, Adam Brannon examines 2001’s Jurassic Park III.

The first Jurassic Park was a lesson in how to do most things right with a big blockbuster. It had action, suspense and drama only a person like Steven Spielberg could bring to the silver screen.

Its box office success speaks for itself, having been re-released a couple of years ago, it finally crossed the coveted $1bn mark, a feat mainly reserved for films released in the 21st century. Naturally sequels were inevitable with Spielberg returning for 1997’s reasonable The Lost World and Joe Johnston taking the helm of 2001’s critically panned Jurassic Park III. Continue reading

Jurassic Park 3D

Exciting news for Jurassic Park fans. Our friends at Universal have announed the re-release of Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic next August in the United Kingdom. Continue reading