Review: Jumani – The Next Level (2019)

In an age of reboots, remakes and reimaginings, a slightly more understated trend is emerging: the Reboot Sequel. That is, of course, the attempt to reboot a franchise (or solo film) by continuing on where the originals left off. Where traditional reboots are met with a balanced amount of celebration and negativity, the reboot sequel…

Review: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

I’ll admit, when it comes to the Star Wars franchise, I am a relatively late bloomer. While I have come to appreciate the first six episodes more over the last few years, I can’t say that I became a fan of the franchise until 2015 with the release of Force Awakens. And I use to…

Top Ten… Worst of 2019

It may be a lack of cinema visits this year but I struggled a lot with this post, mainly with actually coming up with ten films that I didn’t like. Not that this year has been full of masterpieces but predominantly because my main consideration when reviewing a film is not necessarily the technical aspects…

Top Ten… Fave Films of 2019

For someone who writes a movie blog, I have been woefully poor at watching films this year, missing out on some critically acclaimed films such as Ad Astra, Le’ Mans 66 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Even when I’ve turned to Netflix to get my movie fix, I’ve not watched the widely anticipated…

Goodbye 2019: End of an Era

Not only did the end of 2019 see us say goodbye to the 2010’s but also to a great many shows and film franchises, here’s a little round-up of some of those that we lost going into the new decade. I tell you something though, 2020 has got some big shoes to fill… Star Wars…

Review: Frozen 2 (2019)

It’s been six years since the release of Frozen and the world has only just managed to get that bloody song out of it’s head, which means it’s prime time for a sequel, but the real question will be whether Disney can pull off another smash-hit. Read on to find out… As with the original,…

Review: Klaus (2019)

Have you ever wondered where the legend of Santa Claus comes from? Why we write him letters? Or why we have all of our little Christmas Eve traditions? Well, Netflix have provided us with some answers in their heart warming new Christmas film, Klaus, which is perfect for the whole family. When Jesper’s (Jason Schwartzman)…

Review: Let It Snow (2019)

The Christmas spirit is still going strong here at Love Popcorn with another Christmas review for you, this time we’re looking at another Netflix original, Let it Snow. It’s Christmas Eve, and a small rural town in America is hit by a snow storm. Whilst the adults are all probably using the snow as a…

Review: The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, ’tis the season to be jolly. That’s right, December is here and Love Popcorn is feeling Christmassy. Throughout December I am hoping to share a few festive reviews so if you are looking for something to watch this month be sure to keep checking out my blog. I’m…

Review: Falling Inn Love (2019)

In my opinion there is nothing better than a good romantic comedy, I know that’s probably not allowed in this day and age, but I don’t care, stick me in front of a screen with a rom-com and I am one happy damsel. Although I am quite content watching the same soppy film over and…

Review: Secret Obsession (2019)

One of the best things about streaming services like Netflix and Amazon is that you have so many new films and TV programmes literally at your fingertips. It is the perfect place to simply wile away an afternoon when really you should be hoovering up the cat hair and clearing the mound of washing up…

Review: Eli (2019)

Although my cinema slump is still in full flow, Netflix continues to provide enough original content to completely justify a cosy night in on the sofa, snuggled under a blanket with a bag of popcorn in our laps. Our latest watch was the horror Eli, starring Charlie Shotwell (All the Money in the World –…

Series Review: Unbelievable (2019)

One afternoon, I was bored and just flicking through Netflix looking for something to watch when I stumbled across this limited series, Unbelievable, which turned out to be one of those shows that you just can’t stop watching, and with only eight episodes, it’s the perfect length for a weekend binge-watch. Based on true events,…

Review: Joker (2019)

One of the things I enjoy most about cinema is that it goes through phases, with interesting trends developing over time. Where some drag on far too long (I’m talking about you – unnecessary remakes), others are a little more fleeting, and over the last eighteen months or so, some great trends have started to…

Review: Ready Or Not (2019)

I first watched this film back in early September at an advanced screening but my blogging slump meant that it’s been sitting, half-written, in my drafts for a month! So better late than never, here is my thoughts on the comedy-horror, Ready Or Not. The film sees young bride, Grace, (Samara Weaving) about to marry…

Review: I Used To Be Normal: A Boyband Fangirl Story (2019)

Last month I was lucky enough to have been asked to write an independent review for the film ‘Woodstock Or Bust’, you can check out my review here. This month, I’ve been asked to review the documentary I Used To Be Normal which I actually really enjoyed and would totally recommend. The documentary from director…

Review: Woodstock Or Bust (2019)

It’s the summer of 1969 and two aspiring teenage singer-songwriters Meryl (Meg DeLacy) and Lorian (Willow Shields) are frustrated by their lack of prospects, tired of playing at retirement homes and birthday parties, the two best friends are looking to get some bigger gigs. An advert for Woodstock Music Festival inspires a road trip to…

Review: The Great Hack (2019)

At risk of making myself sound like an old Grandma on her rocking chair, I am of an age where I can remember how new the internet was. That awful dialling tone when I wanted to do research for homework, chatting to school friends on MSN, and waiting FOREVER if you wanted to download or…