The Last King of Scotland
A friend lent us the DVD of this ages ago and we finally got round to watching it this month. It was a GREAT film (and I learnt some stuff as well – it’s becoming a habit!). Very rare for Ashley and I to even watch the same movie, let alone both enjoy it, but we did.
Took Will to the cinema to watch this, expecting to be bored to tears by it, but I really liked it, and was gripped all the way through. Just goes to show that it’s worth stepping out of your comfort zone every now and then.
Never Let Me Go
Based on the book by Kazuo Ishiguro (which I thanked my lucky stars I’ve never bothered reading after watching this movie), I found it one of the most depressing films I’ve watched in a long time. The acting was great and the plot quite clever and thought-provoking, but yep, overall I ended it feeling sad and depressed. Life’s too short for this type of movie, for me.
The Princess Bride
I’ve managed never to watch this before somehow, and suffice to say I shan’t be watching it again. William quite enjoyed it, but I was bored to tears and ended up half reading a book and half watching the film. Not for me.
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Again, this is so not my type of movie, but William was keen and having seen a trailer for it at the cinema and thinking it looked quite interesting, we decided to give it a go. It was watchable and even quite touching in some parts, but a bit overlong and drawn out.
Sweet Home Alabama
As a bit of a closet country music lover, I had high expectations of this movie starring Gwynneth Paltrow, and I wasn’t disappointed. A proper story with a beginning, a middle and a bittersweet end, along with some great music – what’s not to like? Call me shallow but this was my movie of the month. And Leighton Meester (of Gossip Girl) was fabulous in it.
Have you watched any good movies lately?