Friday, 21 February 2014

What I've been watching in: February

Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Mark Ruffalo
This was one of the movies that I got for my birthday and I watched it when I returned home from my birthday dinner that night. I really enjoyed Now You See Me. The cast was pretty incredible and normally when there is a big ensemble cast of well known names the movie normally ends up pretty terrible (I'm looking at you New Year's Eve) but this was the exact opposite. It's got magic, illusions, drama and some really great twists. If you're looking for something to watch then I definitely recommend this.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer
I'm a rather big fan of Paul Rudd's so I was always going to get around to watching this. Rudd plays the 'Idiot Brother' of Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel and Emily Mortimer but he's just such a sweet and naive character in this, especially when you compare him to the array of other characters. This again has a pretty large cast of some of my favourite actors and actresses with Adam Scott, Steve Coogan and Kathryn Hahn making an appearance which can only be a good thing. Paul Rudd plays his part in this perfectly and made me fall in love with him all over again. If you get a chance to watch this you really must!

Starring: Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode, Nicole Kidman
I actually first watched this on a flight in June of last year but I picked it up on DVD a few weeks ago. Fans of Prison Break and Wentworth Miller might like to know that this was written by the actor turned writer. This was definitely one of my favourite movies from last year and I loved it just as much the second time around. I remember I couldn't get Nancy Sinatra's Summer Wine out of my head for the entirety of my holiday as well hehe. A girl can only dream of singing along to it whilst dancing around with a Matthew Goode type. Was anyone else in love with him in this even though he was playing Uncle Charlie? Or am I the only one? Haha.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, John Cazale
This is a movie I have wanted to sit down and watch for so long but had just never got around to it. I'm a huge fan of Robert De Niro and Meryl Streep in particular plus I knew it had won many awards, so I sat down and watched this one night last week. I cannot recommend this highly enough. If you haven't seen it I really, really urge you to! It definitely feels like three movies in one as we see the characters before, during and after the Vietnam War. I now completely understand why this is such a highly acclaimed movie.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich
While I watched Stoker on the plane to Florida I watched Warm Bodies on the way home. I've had a little bit of a crush on Nicholas Hoult ever since he played Tony in Skins so it was nice to see him play a lead role in this rom-zom (romantic zombie comedy hehe). Teresa Palmer was great in this and I'm definitely becoming a real fan of hers after seeing her in this and in Wish You Were Here last month. This is kind of your typical romantic movie but with the added twist of a zombie falling in love with a human. Quite a fun little movie to watch.

Starring: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman
I'd wanted to see this movie for many years and always seemed to miss it when it was on TV. I saw it was on Film4 a couple of weeks ago and made sure to record it. I'm really glad I did as I finally got the chance to see it. It's all about the manipulation of a jury who are hearing the trial of a widow of a man killed in a gun massacre who has taken some of the biggest gun companies in the US to court. I found it really interesting and it's one of those movies where you really have to be paying attention to make sure you really understand what's going on hehe.

What have you been watching this month? Do you have any recommendations?

Have you seen any of these? If so, what did you think of them?

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