It’s been another great month of movie watching. If you’re looking for something new to watch, I can’t recommend checking out some of these titles more. With a couple of movies that surprised and some sure-fire hits, it has been a great month for DVDs in my world.
Check out a couple of movies below, fire up the DVD player and invite the girls around for a night of DVDs and wine.
Critics seemed to be torn as to whether Bohemian Rhapsody was a great movie but let me reassure you that this Freddy Mercury biopic will rock you (sorry, not sorry). Rami Malek’s portrayal of Queen’s frontman is almost as legendary as Mercury himself and the musical performances hit the right notes. Highly entertaining and full of all the big hits you know and love, Bohemian Rhapsody is a must watch.
Bad Time At The El Royale
Now that is one hell of a cast! With a few ups and downs, Bad Times At The El Royale is a smart popcorn blockbuster that has enough twists and turns to keep you entertained from start to end. With an interesting premise of ‘not all those who enter will come out alive’, a clever script and ominous characters, this film succeeds in having just enough thriller elements to make you forgive its slight downfalls.
A heist thriller that had the potential to be dreadful, Widows surprised me with its strong character driven story and its adrenaline pumping action sequences. With some badass babes at the helm who are forced to enter the criminal underground after their husbands die, the film brilliantly crafts a world where these women get to be intelligent, fierce and emotional without ever playing the victim – a true rarity. Definitely a great action film and one to keep on your radar.
An action film with a pretty average script, the film is your typical Gerard Butler blockbuster with little depth that some how manages to be highly entertaining. If you love explosions, espionage and films set around the navy then this is one for you. If not, it definitely has ‘dad’ written all over it and would be a great addition to his collection.
Ugh, I love Rose Byrne and Chris O’Dowd so much! A great rom-com with lots of heart, wit and lighthearted comedy, Juliet, Naked is everything I wanted it to be and more. While it may not move markers in the rom-com world, it definitely reminded me of just how carefree and charming a love story could be.
A Star is Born
Cooper’s directional debut is a revelation that follows two artists as they fall in love, achieve their dreams and deal with the deeply complex parts of being human. It’s 2 hours and 20 minutes of purely intimate entertainment that gives you all the feels and leaves you with an impulse to reacquaint yourself with the talents of Lady Gaga.
Gaga and Cooper are phenomenal together. This duo, that seems so strangely matched on paper, brilliantly bring to life these two characters that thrive off one another’s energy to a mix of romantic and tragic ends. It’s an emotional rollercoaster, but thanks to some carefully executed human moments, you can’t help but be drawn into their relationship over and over again.
Written by Chrissy Thompson
A massive fan of a sing-along and dancing in the rain, Chrissy is an incredible artist who usually has a sketch pad in hand. A lover of nature, she spends her weekends hiking with her partner, taking pictures of her adorable pug Rosie and learning a new skill.
Favourite fashion and decor style: Boho-chic