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The High Note

Published May 31, 2020

The High Note

I hadn’t even heard of this film going into it, but we’re always up for a music movie and this looked like it could be good. I’ve not been a big fan of Dakota Johnson in the past (can’t remember why now…) but she was great in this - torn between her loyalty to Grace and her desire to be something more.

The Lovebirds

Published May 23, 2020

The Lovebirds

Not sure about this one. It had to skip theatres and so Netflix snatched it up, we were keen to see it as part of the whole ‘early release’ thing. On the surface, it’s a good enough movie, but I really think it only stands up because of the fantastic chemistry between the two leads, and their great banter.

Love Wedding Repeat

Published May 9, 2020

Love Wedding Repeat

This movie could have been brilliant but in the end it was just okay. The premise is great, an interesting concept, but it’s a shame that you only really get to delve into two of the potential possibilities when there are at least eight good stories there to tell.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

Published April 11, 2020

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

I love this movie. It’s not a good film, I grant you, but it’s a cult classic and one of my favourites. Good ol’ Kevin Costner wielding the bow and arrow, against Alan Rickman’s incredibly camp Sheriff. Actually, the film stood up better than I thought it would, although the first half really does seem low budget - the sets are so obviously put together, it’s wild.

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

Published March 17, 2020

The Truth About Cats and Dogs

I remembered watching this a long time ago and liking it, so I thought we could give it another go (although my other attempts at watching films I liked from my youth has not gone well so far). This one didn’t let me down too much, although it was frustrating to see the obviously pretty Garofalo doubting herself quite so much.

Grease

Published March 14, 2020

Grease

This is a childhood favourite, an absolute classic, and one that it’s taken far too long to Film Watch. However, I had to wait until Mr C was ready for the brilliance of it and today was the day. There’s a lot to love, obviously, the music is incredible, the story fun, the performances hit and miss. There were more layers to it than I remembered though.

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

Published February 23, 2020

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

It’s clear that Zac Efron was the star of the show, he was given some of the best songs and sequences - I really loved his piece inside the school alone, and the bit with the friend in the scrapyard, also great. When he was with the others, it didn’t quite seem to gel so well, but hey, High School Musical has always been awkward-fest.

Yesterday

Published February 9, 2020

Yesterday

OKAY. Well. This was an experience. It’s one of the few films that we’ve watched where it was alright and almost enjoyable whilst watching but genuinely the second it ended, we started discussing, questioning, realising how terrible it was and growing to hate it. Quite remarkable.

The Holiday Calendar

Published December 21, 2019

The Holiday Calendar

This film was entertaining enough and certainly fit the bill when it comes to cheesy Netflix Christmas rom-coms but it doesn’t really stand up to a lot of scrutiny. Firstly, the title calendar is barely featured in the second half of the movie. Secondly, I can’t help but think the story suffers from that Indiana Jones effect of everything happening anyway even if the calendar hadn’t have been there.

Let It Snow

Published December 12, 2019

Let It Snow

I saw this promoted as a teen movie version of Love Actually, and although skeptical, I was pleasantly surprised that it lived up to that reputation. Perhaps the connections are slightly less tenuous, because this is about a group of teenagers from the same town who all end up at the same waffle house, but still, how they get there is the real meat of the story.