Stand By Me: Reviewed

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Four boys. One journey.

Starring:  Wil WheatonRiver PhoenixCorey Feldman


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’.


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.


‘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’


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?


‘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.