Latest movies at your local cinema for February half-term

When I was 6 years old, I moved to The Falkland Islands.
I was asked to write for Primary Times, Essex about my time there, and I did. I must have been about 11 when I last wrote for the magazine. Now, as a film reviewer, I have returned to write for them!

Here’s my review of Big Hero 6 – out on DVD May 25th.

Primary Times Essex Blog

We welcome back Hannah McHaffie to Primary Times in Essex. Hannah (now 22) wrote for us back in 2001 about her experiences of leaving Braintree for a new life 8,000 miles away in the Falkland Islands. 14 years later, Hannah now works in the film industry and has her own film blog at

Big Hero 6.


It has been a long time since I have written for Primary Times in Essex. It feels nice to return – particularly to review such an exceptional movie as Disney’s Big Hero 6. Taking its source material from Marvel, whom they own, Disney have captured not only a sense of current popular culture’s fascination with comic books and their big-screen adaptations but demonstrate just how versatile and appealing they can be for all ages and genders. Teenage protagonist Hiro is a child genius whose new scientific creation soon finds its way into the…

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