Film Reviews


Last day of annual leave.
Can’t complain, I have one shift on Monday before two days off!
One of the benefits of working 12.5 hour shifts.
More time at home.

I’ve had a complete break from everything this week.
Work, college work, housework….

The garden is looking good though.
Thanks to my brother who came around on Friday and helped me hack back some hedges.
I just need to keep on top of the weeding and grass cutting over the summer.
I am hoping that some of the seedlings coming up in the back garden are actually digitalis and not weeds!!
They look like digitalis seedlings but as I’ve never grown them from scratch before it’s hard to be sure.

Unfortunately the house does need a bit of a tidy today.
Shouldn’t take too long and then I can get down to the business of movies for the rest of the day.
I am disappointed I didn’t get to the cinema this week.

Anyway, talking of movies.
As anyone who reads my blog will know, I love movies.
The best decision me and Ian have made in years was investing in Unlimited Cinema cards at the beginning of the year which quite literally means we can go watch anything at the drop of a hat and not have to worry where the money is coming from.
We could use the card every single day of the year and it would still only cost us just under £16 a month for each card.
2 films a month and then every other film is a free bonus.

The only thing I don’t really get much time for is keeping on top of what’s being made.
OK, I do manage to keep on top of expected blockbusters because they get splashed all over magazines and the stars promote the films on chat shows.
No, it’s the unexpected movies that take you by surprise that can quite often be the best.

This morning I’ve just watched a trailer for one such movie.
‘Birdman’ starring Michael Keaton.

This looks like it’s going to be good.
It’s good to see Michael back in the lead on the big screen again.

Over the last ten years he’s kept himself busy with TV work, Shorts, voiceovers for cartoons and video games and the odd TV movie but a lead in a big movie hasn’t been on that list.
He hit the big screen again in Robocop! playing Raymond Sellers.

Now along comes Birdman and he is ‘the lead’
He plays Riggan Thomson,  a washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero who must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory.
In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself.
Due for release on January 2nd here in the UK.

And finally for this morning’s little jaunt around the Internet.
I found this little Gem.
I’m a little late in finding this little nugget because it happened back in Mid May.

Two of my favourite actors, Matthew McConaughey and Brad Pitt find out that they share holiday homes across the street from each other in New Orleans.
Much to the excitement of the crowd below, they have some friendly banter followed by some beer and football throwing.


Brad and Matthew

Right, better get back to a little housework or I won’t have time for any movies today!!

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