Thursday, 1 December 2016

November what I watched

NOVEMBER WHAT I WATCHED

Err yeah, film watching has been thin on the ground this month oops. I started the month smashing through Sons of Anarchy, got half way though season 6 then decided that it was a great time to rewatch Strike Back. So I've been watching Scott and Stonebridge fight bad guys instead of watching anything new, sorry.

I did watch a few new things though so here goes.

GIRL ON THE TRAIN (3/5)
A divorcee becomes entangled in a missing persons investigation that promises to send shockwaves throughout her life.
Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, Luke Evans

I'm not gunna lie to you, I found this film really slow, especially compared to how fast paced the book is. It felt like the first hour and a half went along at a snails pace then the last half an hour was like wham bam thank you mam. The cast are fantastic though and Emily Blunt S-H-I-N-E-S as the alcoholic mess that is Rachel.

PLANET EARTH 2 (5/5)
David Attenborough returns in this breathtaking documentary showcasing life on Planet Earth.
Narrated by David Attenborough

I've mentioned this in one of my Sunday catch up posts already but it's that incredible I felt like I simply had to include it here aswell. So far we've been treated to four episodes and each one has been as amazing as the last. beautiful cinematography, gorgeous scenery and I love the little feature at the end showing how they got certain shorts. Oh and David is the man <3

FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM (5/5)
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.
Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterson, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell

So I didn't expect to like this movie as I thought JK Rowling was ruining the wizarding world by creating this spin off and trying to milk that cash cow a bit more. Turns out I was wrong and it's absolutely incredible. The special effects are out of this world, Eddie Redmayne is endearing as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler is a hilarious no maj who's dragged into the wizarding world by him and I really enjoyed the twist at the end. I also think that the way the 'Fantastic Beasts' series is going to tie into the books is genius.

THE REVENANT (A very generous 2/5 for the gorgeous cinematography)
A frontiersman on a fur trading expedition in the 1820s fights for survival after being mauled by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Domnhall Gleeson, Will Poulter.

I've tried to watch this movie three times - THREE TIMES - and each time I've got bored and turned it off. This is really weird because I'm a HUGE DiCaprio/Hardy fan so the two of them together sounds right up my street but something about this movie just didn't work for me. When it premiered on Sky I decided I would give it another go and yep, still boring. Too much trudging around in the snow, not enough action.

I'm gunna try and watch a lot more in December and I'm hoping that with Christmas coming up there will be some great releases in the cinema and on tv. I'm really excited to see Moana so expect that to pop up in next month's post!
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