Stand By Me: Reviewed

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Four boys. One journey.

Starring:  Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman

Review:

Stand By Me is relatively old (in colour, though) but is still a great watch. It deals with many issues that still affect people today but still manages to hold a good pace and an intriguing storyline. You can still pick this movie up on Amazon Instant and probably a few other movie rental services.

Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling: Book Reviewed

Cover of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'.
Cover of ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’.

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

Eleven year old Harry Potter think he’s just an ordinary boy, but he’s about to discover that he’s anything but. When a giant named Hagrid turns up and reveals to him that he is a wizard, accepted into Hogwarts, school of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry’s life will never be quite the same again.

MY REVIEW:

‘It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live’.

If I Stay by Gayle Forman: Book Reviewed

Movie-Tie in cover of 'If I Stay'
Movie-Tie in cover of ‘If I Stay’

BOOK SYNOPSIS:

Mia is a 17 year old girl faced with a lot of choices, but when she goes on a drive with her family one icy Winter’s day, a fatal car crash obliterates all those choices. She’s left in limbo while she watches her body in the hospital, near death, and must make the ultimate choice: should she stay, or should she go?

MY REVIEW:

‘Sometimes you make choices in life an sometimes choices make you’.

Chef: Reviewed

Film Starring: Jon Favreau, Sofia Vergara, John Leguizamo, Dustin Hoffman, Scarlett Johansen, Robert Downey Jr.

Publicity still from the movie 'Chef'
Publicity still from the movie ‘Chef’

Directed By: Jon Favreau

Genre: Comedy

Synopsis: An innovative chef past his heyday is tired of generic recipes in his kitchen, and so decides to set up a food van with his son and best friend, and travel across America selling Cubanos sandwiches, and after he went viral with some angry comments towards a food critic, everyone’s desperate to meet him and try his food.

New Film Rating System

I’ve been doing my cinema review series for a few weeks, and I thought it would be a good idea to introduce a rating system to give you a clearer idea of how films rank. However, I wanted to take the time to explain this fully, so here’s an article doing just that.

My rating will be out of 100, 0 being the worst, 100 the best. I’ve decided against rating out of 10, as I feel it’s too limited, and I wanted to provide a larger spectrum.

Jersey Boys: Reviewed

Film Starring: John Lloyd Young, Christopher Walken, Vincent Piazza

John Lloyd Young in 'Jersey Boys'
John Lloyd Young in ‘Jersey Boys’

Directed By: Clint Eastwood

Genre: Biopic, Drama, Musical

Synopsis: An adaptation of the popular musical of the same name, this story follows famous band Franki Valli and the Four Seasons through their lives and rise to fame.

Review: