The point of all that is that I used to watch a movie every single day.. now, not so much. I still like movies, I'm just not on a 'gotta watch and own 'em all!' quest like I was. I'm more likely to pick up a book than watch a movie, though I am way more likely to watch a movie than a TV show. I'm also way more likely to rewatch a movie than I am to reread a book.
Anyway, longest intro ever. I thought I'd share a few movies I've seen recently, some new, some not so new. And by recently, I mean in the last year or so.
I thought the book was better, but the movie was super cute. I surprisingly did not cry, so unusual for me, but maybe it is because I knew it was coming? Not sure, but I liked it. I quite like Emilia Clarke.
I watched this on the plane to LA (don't you love when shorter flights have free entertainment!) and the trailer looked hilarious. I really enjoyed it, though it wasn't all funny like the trailer suggested. I thought the ending was freaking adorable, and it has Bilbo in it.
Another one I watched on the plane, because I'm all about kids movies. This was a cute, sweet, good-hearted typical Disney movie. Good message for kids.
Okay, I seriously watched this like a year ago, but I still remember it and really enjoyed it. Much funnier than I expected, and I just thought it was really good. KC enjoyed it too, we rarely like the same movies.
I'm not gonna lie, I've never been a huge Jungle Book fan. I could take or leave it. KC on the other hand, I reckon this is his childhood favourite though of course he tried to be all macho and 'I thought I'd take you to see The Jungle Book' when that man would never set foot inside a movie theatre he didn't want to be in... so anyway. Honestly, I liked this okay enough but overall eh. KC loved it. I imagine it's how I feel about Cinderella or will feel about Beauty & the Beast.
I had super low expectations for this when I saw it back in February, because the book was just so-so (it was seriously just P&P with zombies thrown in) but the movie was much better. I mean, it was still dorky and fancy movie critics probably didn't like it, but I loved it. Do you remember when I bitched about the guy they chose for Darcy? Probably not, but anyway - I was wrong, he was all sorts of fabulous.
I knew nothing about Deadpool when KC suggested we go see it, I kinda thought it would be a normal superhero type movie - which should have given me a clue, because KC won't go and see those. Anyway, if you haven't seen it already, it's super inappropriate and over the top, but hilarious.
This movie is all sorts of corny and cheesy and dorky as all get out, but that is everthing I love in a romantic comedy. I've actually seen this one like 5 times in the past year, it's my go to lazy/sick/hungover/after a long run movie. Plus, David Tennant.
Okay, full disclosure, I first saw this movie years ago (it's over 10 years old!) but it's another one of those that I watch when I'm not feeling well or want to be lazy, it always makes me laugh and cry and KC always makes fun of me, but I can't help it. I love Emma Thompson, and of course Colin Firth & Kelly Macdonald.
Bridget Jones's Baby
Saw this on the weekend and have lots of feelings! I am a long time Bridget fan. Lame as this sounds, it felt like catching up with an old friend. I laughed so hard and I totally cried like a lunatic. I had fairly low expectations because some things should be left in the past, and you never know if they will ruin something you love. While I was never a fan of
Wickham Daniel, I was unsure about McDreamy. But I thought it flowed and worked well. I loved it. Doesn't mean everyone will, but I absolutely did.
If I had seen this with KC I probably wouldn't have laughed or enjoyed it as much because I would have kept looking at him and being like OMG and then oh, you don't get it. But I saw it with my MIL who is as big of a fan as me, and it was fabulous.
I actually only just found out that Dan Stevens (Matthew from Downton) is to be the Beast in B&tB which I'm super curious about. I can't wait to see how they pull that off. When we went to see Bridget Jones' Baby, we saw a trailer for a movie called A Dog's Purpose and I'm not kidding, the trailer made me cry. Watch it and see if your emotions betray you as well.
Happy Monday! Have you see any of these?