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The DUFF

6 Apr 20154 stars

Superior high school comedy featuring a stand-out turn from Mae Whitman

26-year-old Mae Whitman shines as a confident teenage outsider in this hysterical high school comedy, adapted from a novel written by Kody Keplinger when she was just 17. DUFF is an odious acronym for Designated Ugly Fat Friend – a term Keplinger came…

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast

10 Dec 20143 stars

The fairy franchise's latest is charming if somewhat lacking in laughs

Directed by Steve Loter, this is the sixth instalment in Disney's series of animated Tinker Bell movies. Like its predecessors, it's an entertaining adventure that should play well with its young target audience without annoying dragged-along…

Mae Whitman to star in The DUFF?

10 Apr 2014

Film gossip

Mae Whitman is in talks for 'The DUFF'. The 25-year-old actress is negotiating a role in the high school flick which follows a teenage girl who becomes determined to reinvent herself after learning that her 'friends' have labelled her DUFF, their…

Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings

11 Dec 20122 stars

Slight, professionally crafted fluff from the Disney Fairies franchise

Enjoying a considerably more successful solo career than most animated characters could muster, Tinker Bell has now featured in four feature films in her own right, without making any reference to her original role in JM Barrie’s Peter Pan. As a key…