Cast of Aladdin announced… but the diversity debate continues

There’s been plenty of talk surrounding the casting of the new Aladdin film, with diversity being a major factor. Now the talented actors to star in the real-life remake of the Disney classic have been announced, and there have been mixed reactions from fans and the entertainment industry. Relatively unknown Egyptian-born Canadian actor Mena Massoud has landed…

My open letter to Saroo Brierley

When you cover red carpets for work, there’s that intense energy and thrilling buzz that comes along with the flashing cameras and star-studded arrivals. And when I worked at Lion’s Australian premiere last month, it was no different. I was a trained journalist, placed in a professional environment with a hit of adrenalin having just…

Powerful flick serves Mandela justice

by I Am Starstruck’s movie reviewer Katerina Papathanasopoulos  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The film screenplay by William Nicholson and directed by Justin Chadwick is a powerful movie highlighting the struggles and journey South Africans faced from as early as 1942 to the 1990’s. The story of this time can be captured in the tale of one…

Experience the Disney magic with Saving Mr Banks

by I Am Starstruck’s movie reviewer Katerina Papathanasopoulos Saving Mr. Banks. The movie I will now set against every film I have or ever will see. It certainly has set the standard. Having always been interested in the Disney franchise, the man himself and all things to do with Mary Poppins, I went into the cinema with high…

Frozen: The best Disney movie.. EVER

by I Am Starstruck’s movie reviewer Katerina Papathanasopoulos Frozen.  It’s the latest Disney offering that has achieved worldwide success over the Thanksgiving period, and for good reason too. I was fortunate to watch the film over the weekend. I decided, you know what? I’m going to make this a family affair and book tickets for…