Wednesday, 19 March 2014

What I've Been Watching In: March (With Metcalfe's Skinny)

What I've Been Watching In: March (With Metcalfe's Skinny) Blog Review

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, 
Having seen this on the big screen in one of the wonderful movie theaters in America, I'm talking leather recliners as seats (oh yeah!), this movie always reminds me of escaping a day of heavy, heavy rainfall in Orlando by going to see this. I really enjoyed this movie and the fact that some of the scenes were filmed in my hometown of Glasgow made it all the more exciting. Queue me shouting, "I've walked up that street to University" and "look there's George Square" while Brad scrambles around in a zombie infested city centre.

Starring: Steve Carrell, Toni Collette, Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney
This was one of the movies I received for my birthday last month. I've wanted to see it since I first saw the trailer for it last year as it stars some of my favourite actors. All I can say is that this is such an incredible movie! I really loved it and even felt myself beginning to tear up at the end. The performances in The Way Way Back are wonderful and I seem to have fallen even more in love with Sam Rockwell, which I didn't think was possible. It's also made me want to watch Adventureland again so expect to see a review of that next month.

The Hangover Part III (2013)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Ken Jeong
As a big fan of the first Hangover movie I knew I would need to watch this at some point but I certainly didn't rush out to the cinema or buy this on DVD to see it, all thanks to having seen the second Hangover movie. Let's not mention the second movie in the Hangover trilogy, let's not mention it at all. So, as you can imagine, I was a little apprehensive about even giving this third movie a chance but all I can say is, it wasn't anywhere near as bad as the second one or as funny as the first. It does have some genuinely funny moments, most of which are in the first thirty minutes but you do get to stare at Bradley Cooper for an entire movie, which is never a bad thing. And a real highlight for me, Mr Chow (Ken Jeong) singing Johnny Cash's version of Hurt in a karaoke bar, even just watch it to see that. I could not stop laughing or singing it all day.

What I've Been Watching In: March (With Metcalfe's Skinny) Movies

The World's End (2013)
Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Paddy Considine, Martin Freeman
Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz are easily two of my favourite films so I had high expectations for The World's End. I was a little worried that it wouldn't live up to those expectations but I really did enjoy it. Normally it takes a couple of viewings for me to really get everything out of these movies. I still find things I never saw the other fifty times I watched Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz which just makes me smile even more each time I watch them. I also really loved the ensemble cast in this. Plus the fact that Rafe Spall was in all three of the Cornetto trilogy movies really made me so happy. It was definitely all about the little memorable moments from Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz that made this movie the perfect end to Edgar Wright/Simon Pegg/Nick Frost Cornetto trilogy. If you haven't seen any of the Cornetto trilogy movies just watch them now! You will not regret it.

Tiny Furniture (2010)
Starring: Lena Dunham, Laurie Simmons, Alex Karpovsky, Jemima Kirke
If you are a fan of the HBO series Girls, like I am, then I think you really need to give this movie a watch. Not only was this the movie that got Lena Dunham noticed by Judd Apatow which in turn resulted in Lena creating Girls for HBO but it also stars some of my Girls favourites, Alex Karpovsky (Ray) and Jemima Kirke (Jessa). If you're not a fan of the show though, then I would probably give this movie a miss as it does have a very similar feel to the show.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
Starring: Steve Carell, Jim Carrey, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde
This just happened to be on one of the movie channels one morning when I got up and I ended up watching it all even though I only intended on watching a couple of minutes of it. It's the perfect movie to watch when there's nothing else on. Also the cutest dog ever appears in this movie and his name is Wonderstone! If you have seen this you will know what I'm talking about. Hehe. It's definitely different to Now You See Me which I watched last month but it's still filled to the brim with fun magic tricks. What made this movie even better, the fact that it was co-written by John Francis Daley (aka. Sam Weir from Freaks and Geeks), who also co-wrote Horrible Bosses. As a big fan of Freaks and Geeks this instantly made me like this movie all the more.

Metcalfes Skinny Blog Review

Thanks to the incredible team at Metcalfe's Skinny I had some wonderful Metcalfe's treats to enjoy whilst watching these movies this month. I cannot get enough of the Sweet 'n Salt Topcorn*, perfect for a little movie marathon. And if, like me, you normally reach for a chocolate digestive biscuit or two (or an entire pack if you're me hehe) then the dark chocolate corncakes* may be the answer. I definitely don't feel as guilty scoffing the entire pack of these. The rest of my family have devoured the skinny corn'ers* which they just couldn't get enough of. You can find the entire product range here.

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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