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Monster High: The Movie Review | Skull’s In Session



Put your paws together for the new class of Monster High. Monster High the Movie has tons of true Monster Heart reimagined for a new generation! This Fa-BOO-lus!! musical is SPOOKTACULAR! for the whole family & teaches young viewers great lessons on accepting your uniqueness.

The live-action movie musical is based on the iconic Monster High franchise about the children of famous monsters and creatures.

Monster High: The Movie follows Clawdeen Wolf (Miia Harris, Just Beyond), who was born half human and half werewolf, after she arrives at her new school, Monster High. She quickly makes friends with her classmates Frankie Stein (Ceci Balagot, Dispatches from Elsewhere) and Draculaura (Nayah Damasen, Grey’s Anatomy). For the first time in her life, Clawdeen feels like she has finally found a place where she fits in and can truly be herself, despite keeping her human half a secret. When a devious plan to destroy Monster High threatens to reveal her real identity, Clawdeen must learn to embrace her true monster heart and find a way to save the day alongside her new friends.

Halloween is fast approaching and it seems fitting that Nickelodeon celebrate with another spooky special that’s also streaming now on Paramount+. Monster High is a franchise brand from Mattel that launched back in 2010 and quickly became the second-most popular fashion doll brand behind Barbie. This multimedia franchise aimed at young children has since spanned cartoons, animated specials, video games, and books, now for the first time, these Monsters are heading to live-action. inspired by monster movies, sci-fi horror, thriller fiction, folklore, myths and popular culture, centring around the adventures of the teenage children of monsters and other mythical creatures attending a high school of the same name.

Monster High saw a relaunch in 2020 with dolls representing iconic horror films. This revamped franchise thanks to Mattel television, Nickelodeon, and Paramount+ will now also be releasing an upcoming reimagined CGI animated series.

New Ghouls At School

Welcome to Monster High, a place where freaky just got fabulous. This unique School brings all species of Monster together with only one rule no Humans allowed. when Clawdeen gets an acceptance letter to Monster High, it feels like her chances of belonging might improve.
Clawdeen is half-human, half-werewolf and as the world is forcing her to hide that part she learns to be ashamed of it. However, once she walks through the magical portal and the school’s front door, she’s instantly hit with the full assurance that she’s found her place where she can fully be herself.

Clawdeen quickly makes friends with her classmates Frankie Stein and Draculaura. Frankie is the child of Doctors Stein and was just born 15 days ago. Assembled from some of the greatest geniuses in history. What inclusive about this incarnation is that Frankie is non-binary. Monster High the Movie is a film that showcases that it’s okay to be you.
Frankie doesn’t know exactly what to say. They’re very creative, and also very optimistic, whilst having lots of knowledge about random things.

Draculaura’s always on her guard and seems to be under constant pressure. That might just be standard when you’re Dracula’s daughter. She’s a 1500-year-old vampire who doesn’t look a day over 15. A bit of a rebel, She may take a while to warm up – being undead and all – but her friendship and loyalty are worth the effort.

However, throughout the fantastical musical numbers and story, we witness the importance of friendship between these three roomies.

Ghoulish Details

Director Todd Holland has created something that’ll delight young Ghouls, the song and dance numbers are catchy and provide spooky entertainment, there’s also plenty of monster humour and puns that’ll delight Monster High fans. Overall Monster High: The Movie teaches the whole family & young viewers to be true to themselves as we come out of the dark and show our true Monster heart.

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Squid Game: The Challenge | Official Teaser — On Netflix November 22nd, 2023



Squid Game (Netflix)

The following piece was written during the 2023 Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the reality show being covered here wouldn’t exist.

Genre: Reality

Release Date: 22 November 2023 on Netflix

Based On: Squid Game TV Series

Executive Procucers: Stephen Lambert, Tim Harcourt, Toni Ireland, John Hay, Nicola Hill & Nicola Brown

Production Companies: Studio Lambert & The Garden


What would 456 real people do for 4.56 million dollars?

456 players compete to win $4.56million, the largest cash prize in television history. Through a series of games, each player is pushed to their limits and forced to ask themselves how far they’ll go to win.

Catch the trailer online now!

Squid Game: The Challenge Official Teaser (Netflix)

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The Changeling | Official Trailer – Apple TV +

When Apollo Kagwa’s father disappeared, he left his son a box of books and strange recurring dreams. Now Apollo is a father himself–and as he and his wife, Emma, settle into their new lives as parents, exhaustion and anxiety start to take their toll. Apollo’s old dreams return and Emma begins acting odd. At first Emma seems to be exhibiting signs of postpartum depression. But before Apollo can do anything to help, Emma commits a horrific act and vanishes. Thus begins Apollo’s quest to find a wife and child who are nothing like he’d imagined. His odyssey takes him to a forgotten island, a graveyard full of secrets, a forest where immigrant legends still live, and finally back to a place he thought he had lost forever.





Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Release Date:

September 8, 2023


Apple TV+


LaKeith Stanfield, Amirah Vann,

Plot Summary:

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Heartstopper Season 2 Review: A Blissful Sophomore Return.



Heartstopper was one of those shows that comes out of nowhere and instantly becomes a sensation. Last summer we were introduced to this heartwarming and sweet show from Netflix, and now we finally have its second season. The wait was only a little over a year since its freshman season, but the wait still felt like an age. But the teen drama is back, this time with a more mature and settled storyline.

Corrina Brown and Kizzy Edgell

The show created by Alice Oseman and also based on her graphic novel, follows Nick and Charlie on a journey of self-discovery and romance at an all-boys school. Kit Connor, Joe Locke, William Gao, Yasmin Finney, and Tobie Donovan all return this season. Season 2 picks up right where season 1 left off with Nick and Charlie finally getting together. Season 1 was quite simply a delight, and going into season 2 many were concerned that season 2 will not be able to reach the standards set by the first one, but season 2 will prove the doubters wrong.

Nick Nelson and Charlie Spring were finally together after so many ups and downs, but there were still a lot of problems left to deal with. Charlie has problems at home while Nick is still figuring out who he is and figuring out how and when he wants to come out to other people, as their relationship is still a secret apart from charlie’s close friend group, who have supported them all along.

Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi, Nima Taleghani as Mr Farouk

The story tackles more mature themes this time around and dives into more serious teenage issues. The pacing is good as always and the tone stays consistent throughout. The direction is a notch above the first season with some very smart shots in key scenes. Kit Connor and Joe Locke are as amazing as always and their storyline keeps on finding interesting routes to go to and keeps the viewer rooting for them.

William Gao as Tao is a standout and steals the first half of the season. His development as a character is very clear and he grows a lot as a person this season. Tobie Donovan stays in the shadows for most of the season but packs a solid punch in the end. Olivia Colman has a small yet impactful role and it is always a delight when she’s on screen. Fisayo Akinade as Mr Ajayi also has a bigger role this time and Nima Taleghani as Mr Farouk was another standout for me.

Heartstopper Season 2 is a blissful return for the wonderfully radiant show that somehow finds a way to consistently put a smile on your face and get you invested in the enchanting storyline. It is filled with so many likable characters and adorable romances. The performances are incredibly charming and you’ll never get tired of watching them. Fans of the first season will be anything but disappointed and I personally believe that it is an improvement from its first season.

Heartstopper season 2 will stream on Netflix from August 3. 

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