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The Object Of My Affection

Published August 17, 2019

The Object Of My Affection

This maybe wasn’t the rom-com I was hoping for, it was far more serious than the current breed of comedies. But it was still good and raised a lot of interesting questions about love and friendship. It was quite nice, as well, that there was no real bad guy, although Vince did the best he could to be hated. It was just people falling in and out of love and doing their best to deal with it.

Camp Rock

Published August 16, 2019

Camp Rock

I loved this and I’m not ashamed of it - it’s exactly what you think it’s going to be. A group of Disney teens running around singing, dancing and getting into scrapes both romantic and otherwise. It took a minute or two to adjust to seeing all the baby-faces, and let’s be honest there are a lot of flaws in the way the story comes together. But it’s fun, and it’s musical, and everyone is friends by the end of it. What’s not to like?

You Again

Published August 10, 2019

You Again

It was really good! In the category of rom-com, although the rom is mostly happening to our protagonist’s brother, it tugged at a lot of feelings for me. I did not enjoy school either, kids are mean, so it was interesting to see what it might be like to be confronted with someone from your past like that.

Destination Wedding

Published August 4, 2019

Destination Wedding

I really loved this. I can totally understand that this is going to be a film that you either love or hate, but I loved it. It’s just Winona and Keanu bickering for 90 minutes, and it was brilliant. Although at times things got a little bit wordy and it started to feel you were watching a high-brow play, but whenever that happened, one of them would just let slip an insult that brought you right back down to earth.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Published August 4, 2019

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

My overwhelming thought after watching this was simply that it was not at all the film I thought it was going to be. Perhaps I should have expected it because whilst John Hughes does good teen comedy, he’s not averse to sneaking in some serious content and thought-provoking issues at the same time. So whilst this was a fun romp about a cheeky teen having a day off school and the unlucky headmaster going overboard trying to catch him out, there was a lot more to it.

Galaxy Quest

Published August 4, 2019

Galaxy Quest

This was a bit of a weird one, and I wasn’t sure I was going to like it but in the end it won me over a little bit. I thought it was going to be more like Space Balls, more of an actual farce, but whilst it did poke fun at the sci-fi world, particularly Star Trek, it still had its own original story - and one that I got quite invested in.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Published August 2, 2019

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

How have I not done this film yet? It’s genuinely one of my favourite films of all time, I’ve seen it over and over and could probably watch it every day for the rest of my life. It’s short and sweet, with a banging soundtrack. A glimpse into the lives of two super optimistic friends, who have a great outlook on life, and go to their reunion to learn a few lessons and to teach us viewers a thing or two.

Batman & Robin

Published July 29, 2019

Batman & Robin

I liked the women in the movie, Poison Ivy is an excellent foe, basically channelling Mother Nature who wants her revenge. Her backstory was good. And Alicia Silverstone kicked ass, which is always fun. Unfortunately, these upsides were offset by the endless misogyny and all that pheromone nonsense. Boo. Also, what on earth was Elle’s character about? She was just kinda there and then she just kinda wasn’t.

The Favourite

Published July 13, 2019

The Favourite

Not really a fan of this one, I have to admit. I did think going into it that it was going to be kinda arty and maybe a bit hard-going but it surpassed my expectations. First, the good: I quite liked how quirky the script was. Weird sentences and funny moments. Not sure it came to any kind of satisfying conclusion but then again I don’t actually know what a satisfying conclusion would have been. Just disappointing that no one ended up happy.

Ant-Man & the Wasp

Published July 5, 2019

Ant-Man & the Wasp

Weirdly, I wasn’t really looking forward to it. I liked the first one, and it’s Paul Rudd for crying out loud, but I just felt a bit meh about it. Thankfully, the movie was really good. Funny, emotional in places, and with a good story that makes sense. There was that usual bit of ‘what the hell is going on I don’t remember any Marvel movies I’m going to have to watch all of them again’ thing which was kinda annoying, but once past that, it was great.