Ben Is Back | Film Review

I had been waiting for this movie to come out for such a long time (I'm a HUGE fan of Lucas Hedges) and it's finally out in the UK! Go see this in the cinema if you get the chance.

It's Christmas Eve when Ben Burns (Lucas Hedges) returns to his family home after being in rehab. His mum, Holly (Julia Roberts), is extremely happy to see him, but due to the concerns of the rest of the family, decides that he is only allowed to stay in the family home for 24 hours, before going back to rehab the next day. However, for the 24 hours that Ben is home, nothing is simple. Holly does everything she can to offer her son unconditional love and support, while also trying to keep him off drugs. But when success could result in Ben hating her, and failure could result in his death, will this mother with no more options make the right choices?

I really enjoyed this film.

As mentioned in my description, the first thing you notice about the film is the unconditional love of a mother. Even …

Isn't It Romantic | Film Review

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This is the latest Netflix original movie, and it's one that's been talked about because it has a really great cast and an original plot.

Natalie (Rebel Wilson) hates romantic comedies. They're unrealistic - in what world do people actually get happy endings? Not the one that she lives in, where everyone ignores her and her co-workers treat her like the coffee girl. But when she gets knocked out and finds herself living in the most cliche romantic comedy ever, she discovers that, maybe it's possible for everyone to get their happy ending.

When Natalie first found herself in the PG-13 rom-com world, I didn't know how to take it. Was anything really happening? Should we be laughing? Should we feel sorry for her? Because I did all of these things. I felt like some parts were really real, I was laughing at some parts, and at other parts, I felt sorry for her. Not because she was stuck in a romantic comedy, but the way that she was reacting to having people …

Review #60: You by Caroline Kepnes

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I'm pretty sure that most people have watched this show by now, and even if you haven't watched it, you've probably heard of it. However, you might not know that the captivating story of Joe and Beck was actually a book (and a series on 'Lifetime') before it made its way to Netflix.

Joe Goldberg is in love with Guinevere Beck. Does it matter that he's only met her once? Or that she has a boyfriend? No, because Joe loves her, and he knows that she loves him too. But Joe's love quickly turns into obsession, and before either of them know it, things have spiralled out of control. But when Joe's obsession turns deadly, will Beck discover the truth behind the smile of this bookstore clerk before it's too late?

If you've seen the series, then it's impossible not to have it in your head while you're reading this book. The benefit of this is that you feel like you know these characters before you even open the book - and because so m…

Serenity | Film Review

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This is a Sky Cinema original movie, and after hearing the description of the film, and knowing who starred in it, I was so interested and excited to see it.

Fisherman Baker Dill (Matthew McConaughey) lives an idyllic life. That is, until his ex-wife, Karen (Anne Hathaway) finds him and give him a proposition - 10 million dollars to kill the man who is putting her and their son in danger. Suddenly, Baker Dill's idyllic life plunges into darkness, and he has to decide how much he is willing to sacrifice for the people he loves.

I was so disappointed while watching it, and that disappointment has hit me all over again as I relive what I thought would be a really good film.

Before I get into the bad things, though, I have to say that visually, the film is stunning. The locations, cinematography, everything about it in this sense is beautiful.

In addition to that, there are some really good moments of tension. Some moments genuinely have you on the edge of your seat becaus…

February Favourites | 2019

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It's the second 'Favourites' post of the year, let's get into it!

Favourite Film: Bad Samaritan

I've already written a review of this film,which you can read HERE. But if you get the chance to see this film, definitely watch it because it's so great, and so underrated!

Favourite TV Show (1): It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

I'm binge-watching this right now, as I write a few blog posts. It's on Netflix, and I go through phases of loving it and then not really watching it. But every time I put it on, I fall in love with it all over again. It's the best type of comedy, where the characters have no morals and are actively as offensive as they can be - which is refreshing when a lot of TV shows try to do the opposite. All the current seasons are on Netflix so definitely watch the first season and see what you think!

Favourite TV Show (2): Grey's Anatomy

I am obsessed with this show! I always am, but particularly right now. It's on A…

Bad Samaritan | Film Review

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Awards season is officially over, and as sad as I am about that, I'm glad that I get to go back to reviewing non-critically acclaimed movies - particularly ones like this that deserve a lot more attention!

A petty criminal (Robert Sheehan) breaks into a house and discovers the dark secrets of the home's owner (David Tennant). After going to the police, he becomes the target for the homeowner's rage. But can he convince the police to believe him before it's too late?

This is a criminally underrated film that I think a lot of people should definitely watch. I watched it on a whim when it appeared on the 'Sky Movies' channels because the plot seemed interesting and original - and the plot is one of the best things about the film.

Even though the main character and his friend are criminals, they are endearing enough that you root for them from the beginning, even if you don't agree with their decisions.

The trope of small criminal vs bigger and badd…

The Super | Film Review

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This is another film that I watched on a whim after seeing it on Netflix, so if you want to check it out, you know where to find it! I don't usually review every single film I see, and I didn't think I'd be reviewing this one. But after watching it twice, there's a lot that I want to say.

Former policeman and single father Phil Logan (Patrick Flueger) gets a job as the superintendent of a New York apartment building. However, when the building's residents begin to disappear with no explanation, it falls to Logan to discover the truth.

First of all, if you couldn't tell, this film is a horror movie. In many horror movies, the opening scene sets the tone for what kind of movie it will be, how scary the movie will be, and whether the director is servicing scares or a story.

The opening scene of this movie was so well done! As someone who spends a lot of her time watching horror movies, the opening scene pulled me right in and defin