Grab the popcorn…DVDs we’ve been watching in January

Just because the suns out, doesn’t mean we don’t still love to curl up on the couch with a DVD at the end of a long week. Check out what we’ve been watching this month and whether or not we think you should pick them up.

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Night School

While it may not be the best comedy to hit the big screen in recent years, there is no denying that Hart and Haddish are comedy powerhouses who use their natural rapport and impeccable timing to pull out that ugly laugh you only reserve for your BFF after a few wines. Definitely recommend Night School for a Friday night watch with some wine and cheese.

The Happytime Murders

Melissa McCarthy is pretty much a Queen in our eyes but unfortunately this movie was just a bit too boring and a bit too weird to keep us entertained. Part noir detective film and part comedy, McCarthy and her puppet detective partner Phil reunite when someone starts murdering the puppets from a fictional 90s TV show ‘The Happytime Gang’. With some strangely graphic puppet sex scenes and some filthy comedy, the film has a few laugh-out-loud moments but fails to deliver on making this a repeat watch.

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society 

Based on the novel of the same name, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (try saying that 5x times fast), puts you in the middle of war-torn Europe during the Nazi occupation and spits you out the other side where the majority of our story takes place. Lily James shines as Juliet, a witty writer with an angelic face who has dreams of grandeur and looks flawless in 1940s fashion. After she receives letters from the sweet and ruggishly handsome society member Dawsey,  Juliet heads to Guernsey where she meets an array of characters and finds herself unravelling the mystery that bonds them together.

A feel-good film that is perfect for lovers of period dramas and whimsical romances, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society relies on heart, history and a likeable cast to hold your attention.



This is the Halloween movie we didn’t know we needed! Taking place forty years after the original masterpiece and thankfully ignoring all of the horrible sequels the franchise spawned, the film puts Michael Myers and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) face-to-face yet again in this edge of your seat horror. The film has lots of blood or gore which you’d expect but in moving with the times, there are some great suspenseful moments courtesy of what you don’t see. If you love horrors then don’t miss this one!


Tauted as a dark and twisted addition to the Marvel world, Venom comes out of the gate slow but picks up its pace around the halfway mark where things get surprisingly weird and funny. It’s a choppy mix of comedy, sci-fi and action that never really seems to fit together yet somehow works enough to pull together an entertaining watch.

First Man

This is storytelling at its finest. Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy are phenomenal in this film that follows the life of Neil Armstrong (Gosling) and the makings of the mission that allowed him to become the first man to walk on the moon. Extremely intimate, brilliantly scripted, visually stunning and wildly engrossing, First Manis the perfect film for sci-fi/space lovers.

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Written by Monique Renee

Usually barefoot and deep in wanderlust mode, Mon loves binging Netflix, cuddling babies and stalking through Instagram looking for boho decor inspo and hotties with man buns. You’ll usually find her on holiday, planning a holiday or thinking about holidays.

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