Captain Marvel

Billed as Marvel’s first female led movie, this movie has faced a challenge in the media towards its release. Between Brie Larson’s feminism and diversity first attitude throughout the press tour and the trailers focusing on the HERo ideal, the movie had already alienated a large section of a particularly vocal audience. The question is,…

2018 – A Retrospective

Happy New Year to you all! Another year has come and gone and it truly feels like 2018 has flown by. In this post I am going to look back at my favourite books and movies of 2018 while looking forward into 2019 at what am I going to read and watch.  Books I started…

Why Change a Classic? – Mulan (2020) live-action

Currently scheduled for release in 2020, Disney’s upcoming live-action release of Mulan has left many fans scratching their heads as casting and narrative decisions have been released to the public. Perhaps one decision which left many fans of the original animated movie stunned was the decision not to follow in the footsteps of Beauty and…

Fourth Anniversary Celebration

Oh my gosh, I would never believe that four years ago that Read Between the Scenes would still be here today. It was created, with the encouragement of my friends, as something to do when I was unsure about where I was going with my life (I’m sure we’ve all been there). Four years later,…

SpiderMan Homecoming

Release Date: Out Now (UK) This film is a refreshing look at SpiderMan. It isn’t like the incarnations we have seen before, Peter is younger and already in the thick of fighting crime in his local neighbourhood, Queens. The film opens, after the scene setting, with the revamped Marvel logo accompanied by the SpiderMan theme…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ continues the team’s adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Release Date: Out Now (UK) / May 5th (US) This film left me somewhat confused at the end. Was it great? Was it bad? You know, I…

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

This story is iconic, and this film is basically a grown up version of the classic animated version. The story is more rich, the characters have a deeper emotion, the world is built beautifully. The prologue captures you instantly, where some may mourn the loss of the stained glass windows the scene is beautiful showcasing…

Moana

In Ancient Polynesia, when an terrible curse incurred by Maui reaches an impetuous Chieftain’s daughter’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the demigod to set things right.Release Date: Out Now (US) December 2nd (UK)I have to say right out the bat, this film is absolutely adorable and should be bigger than Frozen…

Alice – Through the Looking Glass

Alice Through the Looking Glass is a 2016 American fantasy adventure film directed by James Bobin, written by Linda Woolverton and produced by Tim Burton. It is loosely based on Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and is the sequel to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. The film stars Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Mia Wasikowska, Rhys Ifans, Matt Lucas, Helena Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen, and features the voices of Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Timothy Spall and Alan Rickman,…