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Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once – Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

Evelyn Quan Wang is a tired Chinese American trying to run a shabby laundromat with her husband Waymond. Nothing is easy: Evelyn’s marriage is in shambles, and so is her relationship with her daughter.
When the business is audited by the IRS, Evelyn is suddenly thrust into an adventure beyond her wildest imagination.

Review: Shadow and Bone – Netflix

Alina Starkov is an orphan who has grown up in an orphanage alongside her best friend Mal. When they pass through the Fold – a barrier through the land that is cast in darkness and populated by monsters – Alina discovers that she has the power to create light, making her the only legendary sun-summoner: the one who can destroy the Fold. She becomes a symbol of hope, but also finds herself with a target on her back. Danger lurks all around her, but all Alina really cares about is finding her way back to Mal.

Review: Matilda the Musical – Matthew Warchus

Matilda is a clever girl born into a family that doesn’t really appreciate it. More often than not, Matilda finds that she has to educate her parents, instead of the other way around.

Ready to learn, Matilda is very excited to go to school. However, it seems that her new headmistress is a true tyrant. To set things right, Matilda has to unearth some dark secrets as well as learn some very special skills.

Review: Arcane – Netflix

Review of Netflix’s Arcane. In the thriving city of Piltover, a research to combine magic with technology leads to unrest in the city’s politics. Meanwhile, Piltover’s Undercity is once again disturbed by ambitions of rebellion.

Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition – Bioware

Review of the video game Dragon Age: Inquisition. A giant explosion has destroyed the conclave at Haven, killing everyone inside – except you. They say you are the chosen one. The herald sent by holy Andraste herself to save the world of Thedas from the Breach in the sky that was created by the explosion. You are the only one who can close the tears in the veil that separates the world from the Fade – the world of spirits, and demons. You become the figurehead for the Inquisition, an organisation created to defend everyone against the forces of evil.

Review: Willow – Lucasfilm

Over twenty years after the defeat of Queen Bavmorda in the movie Willow, six adventurers set out on a dangerous rescue mission. Accompanied by the legendary sorcerer Willow himself, they must journey to far-off places and face their inner demons in order to defeat a great evil.

Review: Wednesday – Netflix

Wednesday Addams is sent to her mother’s old boarding school after almost killing a kid at her former high school. Reluctant at first, Wednesday soon starts to feel at home as she tries to solve a monstrous murder mystery. The real challenge she faces is dealing with her preppy, colour-loving roommate.

Review: Troll – Roar Uthaug

Review of the Netflix movie Troll.

As a drilling operation in the Norwegian mountains results in a mysterious eruption that kills several people, paleontologist Nora Tidemann is summoned to share her theories on what happened.