Author: Jessica Martin

Welcome to another installment of our Family Night Movies series, where we delve into films that promise to keep the entire clan glued to the couch, with a generous side of laughs and life lessons. Tonight’s special is the 2019 animated adventure “Abominable,” directed by Jill Culton. If your family nights need a dash of wonder and a sprinkle of mythical creatures, then why not let a giant fluffy Yeti lead the way? Plot The story of “Abominable” centres around Yi, a plucky Shanghai teen who discovers a young Yeti on her rooftop, hiding away from the prying eyes of…

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Friday Night Movies - What to Watch - Stargate 90s

Welcome back to “Friday Night Movies,” the quintessential guide for those seeking an extraordinary film experience to cap off their week. This week, we journey through the stars with “Stargate,” a 1994 sci-fi marvel directed by Roland Emmerich. Before we delve into the heart of ancient mysteries and interstellar travel, let’s hover a moment on the launchpad. “Stargate” is not just another entry in the sci-fi genre; it is a groundbreaking adventure that blends ancient myth with futuristic fantasy, making it an unmissable feature in our series. Plot “Stargate” introduces us to a world where the past and future collide…

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Best 90s Sci-Fi Movies - Twelve Monekys 90s

The 90s were a seminal decade for the sci-fi genre, marking a period of profound innovation and storytelling that pushed the boundaries of what sci-fi could be. From the cyberpunk streets of futuristic cities to the eerie silence of outer space, and let’s not forget being able to bring dinosaurs back from extinction. The decade offered a plethora of films that not only entertained but also provoked thoughts about technology, humanity, and the future. In this list, we delve into the ten best 90s sci-fi movies, celebrating the creativity and vision that defined a decade. Terminator 2: Judgment Day In…

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10 Things I Hate About You 90s

In this instalment of Friday Night Movies, we turn the spotlight on a film that, since its release in 1999, has become a beloved classic in the teen rom-com genre. “10 Things I Hate About You,” directed by Gil Junger, is not just a movie; it’s a cultural touchstone that encapsulates the angst and ecstasy of high school life. This film is a must-watch for our series, not only for its heartwarming moments but also for marking the beginning of the late Heath Ledger’s illustrious career. Ledger’s performance is both charismatic and endearing, setting the stage for his future roles…

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Fill your holiday plans with the best Easter movies to watch. You’d be well-acquainted with an extensive list of Christmas movies that take over the December viewing calendar each year, but Easter movies? Yeah, you probably can’t name a whole heap but we have a list that will be sure to kick-off your Good Friday. You may already have long weekend plans that involve a jam-packed getaway, but for those content to laze around on the couch or enjoy a quality family night at home, we’d suggest getting yourself in the Easter spirit by pressing play on some of these…

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As part of the UK’s ‘Next on Netflix’ slate reveal, Netflix announced that Charlie Brooker’s dark, satirical anthology series BLACK MIRROR will return in 2025 with six brand new episodes, including a sequel to the much-loved, critically acclaimed sci-fi adventure USS Callister. Black Mirror 2025 Teaser Charlie Brooker’s dark, satirical anthology series will return in 2025 with six brand new episodes, including a sequel to the sci-fi adventure USS Callister Top 10 Black Mirror Episodes Black Mirror, the sci-fi anthology series created by Charlie Brooker, has captivated audiences worldwide with its thought-provoking and often unsettling tales. Drawing inspiration from real-world technology and societal…

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In this week’s edition of ‘Friday Night Movies’, we cast our spotlight on a futuristic film that not only redefined the boundaries of sci-fi but also posed profound ethical questions that resonated with audiences even two decades after its release. “Minority Report,” directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg in 2002, masterfully combines groundbreaking visual effects, a gripping narrative, and a thought-provoking exploration of free will versus determinism. This now also poses the question — is this a possible future for us? Plot Set in the year 2054, “Minority Report” introduces us to a near-future Washington, D.C., where the Precrime police…

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For this round of our Family Movie Night recommendations, we bring you a family flick that you wouldn’t have seen as part of the blockbuster hits but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t deliver. This week we delve into the fantastical world of “Wonder Park” (2019), an animated fantasy adventure directed by Dylan Brown, that’s guaranteed to captivate young and old. Plot “Wonder Park” tells the story of June, an imaginative young girl who, together with her mother, creates a model of an amusement park called Wonderland, which is full of fantastic rides and talking animals. When her mother becomes ill,…

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In this edition of ‘Family Movie Night’ series, this is one you may have missed — Netflix’s “Miraculous: Ladybug & Cat Noir, the Movie.” A captivating blend of action, humour, and heart that promises to enchant the younger viewers as well as have us adults following along. Directed by Jeremy Zag and released in 2023, this animated spectacle springs from the beloved television series which can also be found on Netflix, bringing its characters to the big screen with enhanced animation and of course songs. And, by the end of the movie, we guarantee the whole house will be yelling…

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The latest film in our Family Movie Night series will take us on an icy adventure. “Mr. Popper’s Penguins,” directed by Mark Waters and released in 2011, stands out as a fun and left-of-centre pick for families looking to bond over a movie that’s both entertaining, heartwarming and of course has lovable penguins. Plot “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” dives into the life of Tom Popper, a high-flying real estate mogul whose life takes an unexpected turn when he inherits six penguins. This peculiar legacy transforms his swanky New York apartment into a snowy winter wonderland and his life into a series…

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How To Watch Big - 1998 Starring Tom Hanks 80s

In our quest to highlight films that not only entertain but also resonate deeply with viewers, this week’s Friday Night Movies series features “Big,” a film that masterfully bridges the gap between youth and adulthood. Directed by Penny Marshall in 1988, “Big” is an 80s gem that explores the whimsical fantasy of childhood wishes clashing with grown-up realities, all through the lens of humour and heartfelt moments. Plot “Big” offers a captivating narrative where young Josh Baskin, embodied with charm by Tom Hanks wishes to become big and then wakes up as an adult. This transformation propels him into an…

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A spellbinding glimpse as we get the first look at the Wicked trailer starring Ariana Grande and Cynthia Erivo. In a world where the anticipation for movie trailers can rival that of the films themselves, the first look at the “Wicked” trailer has arrived, casting a mesmerising spell over fans and newcomers alike. Will the movie be as good as the award-winning play? What to expect from Wicked “Wicked” offers us a ticket back to the enchanting land of Oz, but not as we’ve known it from the tales of Dorothy Gale. Instead, the trailer teases a story that predates…

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In the realm of suspenseful narratives that grip you from the first scene and refuse to let go until the credits roll, few films have managed to weave such a compelling web of intrigue and mystery as “Gone Girl.” Directed by the acclaimed David Fincher in 2014, this film stands as a beacon of storytelling and cinematic craftsmanship, making it an unmissable feature for our Friday Night Movies series. Why, you ask? Without delving into spoilers of the plot just yet, let’s just say “Gone Girl” offers an enthralling experience that combines brilliant direction, a riveting plot, and award-nominated performances…

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Netflix’s latest music documentary offering, “The Greatest Night in Pop,” directed by the visionary Bao Nguyen, marks another significant addition to the platform’s expansive library. This 2024 star-studded release chronicles a pivotal moment in music history and the transformative power of music. About At the heart of “The Greatest Night in Pop” on Netflix is the story of January 28, 1985, a night that saw some of the most illustrious names in the music industry gather to record “We Are the World.” The documentary goes beyond the surface, offering a nuanced look into the complexities of orchestrating such an unprecedented…

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After a big month of Netflix originals to start the year in January, our attention now turns to Netflix Australia February 2024 lineup and we have our top Netflix originals to watch this month. Must-watch Netflix Originals February 2024 One Day After spending graduation night together, Emma and Dexter go their separate ways — but their lives remain intertwined. Based on David Nicholls’ novel. Release Date: 8/2/2024 Einstein and the Bomb What happened after Einstein fled Nazi Germany? Using archival footage and his own words, this docudrama dives into the mind of a tortured genius. Release Date: 16/2/2024 Can I…

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Friday and Grease go together like rama lama lama ka dinga da dinga dong. Welcome back to an electrifying edition of our ‘Friday Night Movies’ series. Today, we’re revving up our engines and heading back to Rydell High with one of the most iconic musicals of all time ‘Grease.’ Directed by Randal Kleiser and released in 1978, this gem is an absolute must-watch for our Friday night lineup delivering a nostalgic blast from the past. Plot ‘Grease’ immerses us in the world of Rydell High, where greasers and Pink Ladies rule the school. After a passionate summer romance, Danny and…

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In our latest instalment of ‘What to watch on Netflix’ Sofia Vergara is back on screen yet unrecognisable in the latest captivating crime miniseries on Netflix, “Griselda.” Director Andrés Baiz takes audiences into the gritty world of Griselda Blanco, a notorious drug lord with a raw and intense portrayal of Blanco’s ascent in the male-dominated drug trafficking world. Starring Sofía Vergara in the lead role, this series paints a vivid picture of Blanco’s life, from her humble beginnings to becoming one of the most feared figures in the drug trade. The show, part of Netflix’s collaboration with the creative team…

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Welcome to our very first instalment of “What To Watch On Netflix,” where we dive into the must-see shows waiting for you in the vast content ocean of Netflix’s library. Today, we’re focusing on a series you may have missed — “Safe,” a gripping 2018 thriller series starring the talented Michael C. Hall. This show is a tantalising blend of mystery and drama that keeps you guessing until the very end. Plot While you might be thrown by Michael C. Hall’s British accent at first, “Safe” takes you into the life of Tom, a pediatric surgeon and widowed father of…

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