I loathe Adam Sandler's movies (except Big Daddy) and find it SO damn irritating, but Alex popped this on when it was on TV the other week and, even though it is stupid, I ended up watching it with him. It's a silly movie, but worth a watch once a decade.
Perks of Being a Wallflower.
I saw this movie when it came out as I'd read the book and fell in love with Charlie and the characters in the book. The movie is so heartbreaking and yet it's very uplifting, basically it just fucks with your emotions a lot. You feel so much for the main three characters. Stephen Chbosky is amazing. I just want to wrap Charlie in a big ball of cotton and hug him to keep him safe.
Rock the Kasbah.
Again this was one of Alex's picks. It wasn't anything spectacular. It didn't really rip my attention until the last twenty minutes and I found some of the story just to be totally unnecessary. I liked what the movie stood for but it couldn't been done slightly better.
Ghostbusters 1 & 2 & the remake/reboot.
I've loved the original two Ghostbusters movies since I was a kid and find myself often popping them on just as background noise because I find them comforting (is that odd?) When the remake/reboot came out I was intrigued by it and after seeing it a couple times I've come to the conclusion that it is OKAY but I don't consider it a part of the originals. As a standalone movie, it would be okay.
50 Shades of Grey.
I KNOW. I KNOW. This isn't everyone's cup of tea, but it's just something I like for the soundtrack really *ahem*. Oh and Dakota & Jamie's faces cos they are pretty. The S&M stuff doesn't really do anything for me and even though the acting in this kinda sucks, I am looking forward to seeing Darker in a few weeks!
How To Be Single.
Dakota Johnson, in all her awkwardness and quirkiness, has become one of my faves and this movie was on my to watch list long before it became a thing. This movie isn't what I expected. I thought it was going to be this fun, all girls comedy, but it's really not. It just follows a couple of friends who go through life at different paces when it comes to dating, sex and relationships. Meg's story is by far my favourite.
The Amazing Spider-Man.
Before this movie the whole superhero thing wasn't really a thing with me. I'd seen a couple Batman films, but never thought of seeing Spider-Man but I went to the cinema in 2012 and saw this with Alex and I loved it. I love Emma Stone anyway, so her being in it just made it better. I adore Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man and I'm quite sad that we'll not see him don the mask again.
Television wise - I started a Will & Grace rewatch after hearing about the new ten-episode series.
I'm hoping that February will see a weekly update, but I'm trying to get into my reading challenge, so maybe the movies will be a little less....we'll see.
What have you watched this month?
Laura x*image found on google photos