I'm so sorry that I've been away from blogging for a bit. I haven't been away or anything (YET!) but I've just been outside all the time enjoying the lovely summer weather! Ok ok, poor excuse. Especially as when I say 'outside' I really mean 'inside with the door open'. Watching lots and lots of films.
Therefore, dear readers, I have decided to do a little reviewio of some of the better films that I have watched recently! Just for you (aren't you lucky!). So, here goes...
1) The Terminal
I have seen this many times before, but I love it so so so much that I just had to watch it again! Tom Hanks plays the sweetest, most heartwarming character - Viktor Naorski from the fictional country Krakozia, who finds himself living in an airport. You're loving it already, I can tell! Ok, ok, it may sound like a boring film, but it's totally the opposite! It's funny, sad, and just a really unique take on your average rom com.
I can't really describe what makes this film so good, but if you haven't seen it yet, go and watch it!!
'I've been waiting my whole life. I just don't know what for.'
2) Sister Act
I know I know, I can't believe I hadn't seen this film before either. It is hilarious!!! I mean, it's full of singing nuns, lots and lots of singing nuns. Moreover, the main character Doloris is played by Whoopi Goldberg, who may just be the most bad-ass human being on the planet, not to mention that her name is WHOOPI!
Just, amazing, hilarious, wonderful, brilliant, fantastic, funny, bleurgh!! Watch it!
'But look at me! I'm a nun! I'm a - I'm a penguin!'
3) Cloud Atlas
After watching this with my family, we collectively pronounced it as 'weird'. However, in secret, on the inside, I was intrigued by it, and overall, quite enjoyed it! I would try to describe it, but I can't. I mean, there are 5 different time zones, 5 different story lines, and zillions of characters. It's completely mindblowing. Added funsie, all the actors play multiple characters, and it's fun guessing who's who. I mean Halle Berry as a wizened old man - hilare!
'What is an ocean but a multitude of drops'
4) She's the Man/ Romeo + Juliet/ 10 things I hate about You
You know what's better than 3 brilliant chick flicks. 3 brilliant chick flicks based on Shakespeare! Especially if like me you haven't quite got round to reading any Shakespeare, and so watching these films can fill you in on any gaps in your knowledge, as it were. Plus, a young Leonaro DiCaprio, a young Channing Tatum and a young Heath Ledger. What more could you want!
'Sorry Mom, I have a strict no-ruffles policy'
'Do you bite your thumb at me sir?'
'The shit hath hitith the fan - ith'
Although technically not a film, Sherlock is genuinely the greatest TV show ever created (with the possible exception of QI and Downton Abbey). If you haven't seen this yet, WHY NOT!!!!!!
I somehow manage to simultaneously fancy Benedict Cumberbatch AND Martin Freeman AND Lara Pulver (although she was only in it for one episode..)
I am so psyched for the next series, but until that happens I am going have to continue watching and re watching the first two series...
'Get out! I need to go to my mind palace'
(I really need to use this in an argument some time...)
So yeah! That's it!
This is going to be my last post in a while, due to the aforementioned holiday in the USofA!! But I will be back!
Love you all!