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Rainbox coming out of the word Trolls in silver glitter font

Trolls – Timberlake does psychedelic 70’s singalong

U. Dreamworks Animation. Feel-better Rating: Trolls are naturally merry souls. Bergens have a culture of misery alleviated by the festival of Trollstice. They believe that by eating trolls they will absorb

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Rogue One poster: girl in a helmetless space suit surrounded by men against a bright sky to the left and darkness to the right

Rogue One – hope and high risk in the Jyn joint

PG13. Lucasfilm. Feel-better Rating: In a galaxy far, far away, the oppressive Imperial regime is holding sway over an increasing number of worlds but the Rebel Alliance challenges its domination. As

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A man with a fishook and a girl standing on a patch of sand surrounded by waves

Moana – adventure, sailing, coconuts and great hair.

PG. Disney Animation Studios. Feel-better Rating: The Storyline Grandma Tala tells the story of a mischievous demi-god called Maui. Using his magical fishhook, he stole the heart stone from the island

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The Magnificent Seven – Grandma approved remake for a modern audience

12. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.Feel-better Rating: A peaceful Californian valley is disrupted but the sound of an explosion and in the hamlet of Rose Creek children are hurried to safety. Villainous industrial

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Bridget Jones’s Baby – something old, something new

PG13. Warner Brothers. Feel-better Rating: Single, 43-year-old television producer Bridget (Renee Zellweger) is stood up on her birthday by her child oriented friends. As a consolation prize, friend Sarah

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Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them – Redmayne to the rescue

PG13. Warner Brothers. Feel-better Rating: Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a diffident British Ministry of Magic conservationist arrives in 1920’s New York on his way to make a delivery of choice mystic

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Poster for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – daring to be different

12A. Twentieth Century Fox. Feel-better Rating: Jake (Asa Butterfield, Hugo) thinks he is ordinary. His parents certainly are. But grandfather Abe (Terence Stamp) brings magic and mystery into Jake’s

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Star Trek: Beyond – Humans Evolve

12A. Paramount. Feel-better Rating: A plea for help to rescue a crashed ship in an uncharted nebula sends in Enterprise on a mercy mission. Setting off from a galactic frontier space station, the USS

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The BFG theatrical release film poster. At sunset, the Big Friendly Giant seated smiling at a little girl standing on his hand

The BFG – Friends in High and Low Places

PG. Amblin Entertainment. Feel-better Rating: An enchanting tale of, arguably, Roald Dahl’s most endearing character, the Big Friendly Giant. Insomniac orphan Sophie witnesses the BFG at the witching

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Swallows and Amazons Film Poster 2016

Swallows and Amazons – Freedom, Spies and Adventure

PG, BBC Films. Feel-better Rating 2 This beloved classic is Arthur Ransom’s answer to Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, with a Famous Six on water. Between the wars, while their father is captaining a destroyer

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