Magic in the Moonlight

It’s time for another Woody Allen flick, as he continues his prestigious output of a film a year. In contrast to recent years spent as a critical darling, his latest arrives in a year that has seen his off-screen life once again grabbing headlines. A romantic comedy set in the 1920s French Riviera, a surprising series of events eventuate after a master magician attempts to expose a psychic as a fraud. Colin Firth and Emma Stone costar. Typical for an Allen film, the cast is packed with top shelf thespians, including the likes of Marcia Gay Harden and Jacki Weaver.

IESAF celebrates its first decade with a live event.

AFTER ten years of bringing together the English-speaking community here in Finland, the International English Speakers’ Association of Finland is throwing a party to celebrate this important milestone.

“We are a large group of expat English speakers here in Finland,” explains IESAF predident Richard Berman. “We have groups in Vantaa, Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere and Turku and are growing all the time. We are non-profit and have over 5,000 members.”

X-Men: Days of Future Past (K12)

Given the recent furor regarding director Bryan Singer and allegations of rape and scandal, it’s been easy to forget that the new X-Men movie is also about to land in cinemas. And what will it be like? Well, early word has fans salivating over this latest installment that brings together the two X-Men worlds for what promises to be the most satisfying installment yet.

Writing a review of Minecraft seems almost pointless. By now this behemoth of a game (35 million copies sold across all formats) will either have captured your imagination or you just can’t see what all the fuss is about.

It is the ultimate sandbox game. You’re given an open landscape and some building tools and left, essentially, to your own devices. This absence of a plot or any apparent objectives is what can make this game tricky to get into.

InFamous: Second Son (PS4)

Perhaps unsurprisingly the first thing you notice about this title is how darn good it looks. The power of the PS4 is really pimped out with spectacular lighting effects and beautiful destruction. But the visuals don’t hide a weak story or characters – both of these aspects of the game are fully fleshed out and although it’s not the longest title ever (you’ll probably finish it in 10-12 hours) there is some replay value.