Friday, 30 May 2014

122. Lifestyle // My Month in Movies

As it’s the end of May, it’s now time for me to run through my top films this month…  I’m really getting back into reading at the moment, so many of my evenings have consisted of enjoying a good book, rather than curling up to watch a movie, so I haven’t watched that many films at all in May!

Pineapple Express
My love for James Franco and Seth Rogan led S and I to this film on a quiet, lazy weekend. It’s a real stoner comedy, based around two guys who get caught up in a crime, and has all the elements you need for a great comic film. Although it was funny, it wasn’t as laugh out loud funny as Seth’s other films, which left me feeling quite disappointed but there were some hilarious moments (like when Franco's character gets his leg stuck in the windscreen). I probably would watch it again but I can’t rave about it, which is a shame. (7/10)

Hope Springs
I’m a big fan of ‘feel-good’ films, and Meryl Streep, so this was a winner for me before it had even begun. The film follows an older, married couple who have lost the spark in their relationship, through the ups and downs of an intensive marriage counselling course. Meryl Streep is, as always, wonderful and Tommy Lee Jones played a brilliant part too; they were both very believable and relatable. It’s a wonderfully emotionally but, ultimately, feel-good film and I’d recommend it to anyone if you're looking for a heart-warming, easy watch. (8/10)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
I reluctantly suggested to S that for our date night a couple of weeks ago, we should head to the local cinema to watch the latest Spiderman movie, as he’s a huge comic book film fan. I actually semi-enjoyed the last Spiderman movie, starring Andrew Garfield, but nonetheless I wasn’t really looking forwards to seeing the second installement. However, I was very pleasantly surprised! Andrew Garfield was excellent as Peter Parker, cute, cool and a little bit nerdy, and Emma Stone.. well, just, Emma Stone. *Girl crush*. There was just the right amount of humour, action, violence and romance – it was never ‘too’ anything, it was ‘just right.’ Even if you don’t think you’d enjoy this, I’d recommend giving it a try as you may well be pleasantly surprised.  (8/10)

Other than these three movies, I also watched Jackass 3 which was gross but awesome, sorry not sorry!

Will you be giving any of these movies a watch this weekend?


  1. As popular as all of those movies seem, I've never watched any of them. I'd rather watch a scary movie or something like The Pirates of the Caribbean. :) Good list though. <3

    I recently entered a poetry contest, and I would love it if I got the vote of a fellow blogger. Please and thank you!

    1. Yeah, scary movies are awesome too! I like all genres but we just stuck to comedy and action this month, it seems! I'll definitely check out your poetry entry! xox