Thursday, 5 January 2017

December What I Watched

alright blondie movie round up

Welcome to another round up of what I've watched over the previous month (it's a bit late sorry). This month I've managed to squeeze in a lot more new to me movies than last month and they've pretty much all been great. I hope this trend continues into 2017 and as always, if anyone has any recommendations, please let me know in the comments! 

BRIDGET JONES BABY (3.5/5)
Bridget's focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch ... she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby's father.
Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Sarah Solemani

Despite only being 9 when it came out, Bridget Jones Diary is one of my favourite films. I wasn't a huge fan of the second one and after such a long hiatus, they really had to pull it out of the bag with this one. It's cheesy and extremely cringy but it's okay. Emma Thompson totally steals the show as Bridge's doctor though.

GET SANTA (4/5)
A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.
Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall and Kit Connor

A lot of Christmas films are stuffed to the brim with cheese but Get Santa (thankfully) wasn't. It had jokes that adults and kids could enjoy and Jim Broadbent was great as the naive and goofy Santa Claus. It was very different to most of the Christmas films I've seen AND Stephen Graham is in it so it was a winner for me.

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY (5/5)
The Rebellion makes a risky move to steal the plans to the Death Star, setting up the epic saga to follow.
Felicity Jones, Mads Mikkelson and Forest Whitaker

As a huge Star Wars fan I wasn't really sure how I felt about Rogue One - A prequel to the original 1977 movie, with mostly unknown characters, sandwiched in between the reboots? Before I went in, I thought it was a bit of a pointless film as we know what happens in A New Hope but I ended up loving it. It gave us a bit more insight into the Death Star itself and there were a few cameos from some well known characters from the original movies. It was great and if you're in two minds over going to see it, ignore the naysayers and go anyways.

FINDING DORY (5/5)
The friendly but forgetful blue tang fish begins a search for her long-lost parents, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell.

When we were gifted a free £13.99 movie from Sky we selected this but I didn't expect much from it as numerous people had told me that it was absolutely rubbish, especially in comparison with the first movie. Much like Rogue One, the naysayers were wrong and it was a wonderful movie. Baby Dory is without a doubt one of the cutest animated critters you will ever see and her backstory will melt even the coldest of hearts.

MOANA (5/5)
A young woman uses her navigational talents to set sail for a fabled island. Joining her on the adventure is her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui.
Auli'i Cravalho and Dwayne Johnson

The last new to me film that I watched in 2016 was Disney's newest offering, Moana. It was absolutely stunning and ticked every box for things I look for in a film. I'm going to go as far as to say that I liked it more than Tangled AND Frozen (on par with Zootropolis though). The soundtrack was amazing (totally buying the cd when it comes back into stock on Amazon), the special effects and the colour palette used were beautiful (seriously I came out of the cinema desperate to book a beach/snorkel holiday) and it was wonderful to see Disney depicting the Polynesian culture. Also Moana doesn't have a love interest and she manages just fine without one thank you very much.
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  1. I'm not super into Disney stuff but I saw the Moana trailer whilst in the cinema waiting for Fantastic Beasts to start and it looked so brilliant! x

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    1. Moana was fabulous! My boyfriend isn't that into Disney either and he said it was one of the best movies he had seen in 2016 xx

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  2. Moana massively surprised me, I loved it more than I thought I would! Also I don't know why but I even enjoyed Bridget Jones's Baby, it felt like an awesome throwback to a film I loved so much!

    Emmie
    www.carpediememmie.co.uk

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    1. It was so lovely wasn't it? Bridget Jones Baby was quite good I thought, just a little bit cheesy for me! Funny though xx

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