Category Archives: Film Reviews

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Eagle Has Landed, and Birdman

Sorry for the late Pick. By the time our family finally settle on our film for film night, I'm usually making breakfast.

Leavers

No, I shall not be reviewing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but WonkaI am finally able to say, after three years, that I am out of Sixth Form! Yes! Who would have thought the day would come?

I found it to be a pretty momentous occasion to be free from the shackles of school life, and while the lead up to final exams, results, and university daunt me, I will throw myself into the future with sheepish enthusiasm.

While I have got a special “thank-you” in mind for the leavers of 2015, I am honoured to say this Pick is dedicated to them. Thank you for making my extra year a real pleasure. Continue reading Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, The Eagle Has Landed, and Birdman

The Fault in Our Stars, The One, and Airplane 2

Tears of Sadnness, Anger, and Joy

Hello one and all! How are we all doing? Good? That’s great!

You may be wondering why I’m in such a good mood, as I usually start these posts with the stress/dilemma/commitments I’ve had this week, but no more! Because, as of next Friday, I will officially have my last lesson ever as a student of college. Yes! It’s taken me three years, but I am beginning to take the steps to university. Better late than never, eh?

My exams are a while off still. My first one is in just under four weeks, and I’m feeling pretty well-prepared for them! I’m getting better at managing my time to work around exams and other personal projects, so I’ve managed to squeeze these three films in for this week: Continue reading The Fault in Our Stars, The One, and Airplane 2

American Pie 2, The Imposter, and This Is the End

What a week! General elections do spice up life around the UK. And what about those resignations? Ed Miliband, Nigel Farage, Nick Clegg… the Tories really were thorough with knocking out their competition. Unfortunately, we now have to deal with everyone becoming political experts, screaming that the world as we know it will crash and burn in a blazing ball of debts and austerity. I’ll be glad once the election news is over. At least until 2020.

Anyway, three films for reviewing! The three films I watched last week because, you know, time is scarce these days. Let’s get to it! Continue reading American Pie 2, The Imposter, and This Is the End

Memento, Night at the Museum 3, and Watchmen

From Family Fun to Twilight Treats

This was a very strange and hectic week for me. While I was enjoying my film-watching early on, I began the realise the tidal wave of work was ready to hit me as that time came again: school-time.

It’s strange to think that it will be my final time that I return to school. After these five weeks, I am (finally) free of the groggy early mornings, stress of ever-looming exams, and generally having your hand held through most of your life.

But enough of these thoughts! We are here because of films! While the final back-to-school rush put the movies on pause, I managed to sneak in a few before I was back in my school uniform for the final time. Here’s what I watched this week: Continue reading Memento, Night at the Museum 3, and Watchmen

Gattaca, The Lost Boys, John Wick, and The Avengers

The “Boy” Genres: Sci-Fi, Supernatural, Action, Superhero, (and Crime)

As you can see, I am beginning to like the new set-up of reviewing the films I’ve seen in the week. I’ve had a pretty good opportunity to do so in this last week of the Easter Holiday, and because my internet has been on the blink (which is why this Pick is late and why there are no pictures).

I noticed when I put these films up they fall into that “boy’s film” category. When I did my review on Love Actually, I talked about breaking the label of “chick-flick” in an effort to enjoy good films under an off-putting name for guys. Anyway, I’m not going to go over the same tracks, but keep that in mind as we look at these films: Continue reading Gattaca, The Lost Boys, John Wick, and The Avengers