Films I’ve watched at the cinema 2018

The films hubby and I have seen so far in 2018.  If I have written a review, please click on the poster to have a read.

This year I am going to be rating each film but, instead of using a traditional “out of 5” mark, I will be using an “out of Jason Stathams”.   With the best being 5 Jason Stathams and the worst only 1 Jason Statham.

 

 

Early Man

Early Man is bought to you by Ardman Animations and the BFI and is the funniest film I have seen so far this year.*

We follow Dug the caveman and the tribe that he belongs to as they defend their land from the bronze age invaders in the only way that they don’t know how.  Football.  It appears that when the asteroid collided with earth in the big bang, a too hot to touch, round shaped piece was used by their cavemen ancestors to kick about.

The characters are bought to life by the wonderful voices of Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Maisie Williams, Timothy Spall. Rob Brydon, Mark Williams and the wonderful Miriam Margolyes to name a few.

Thoroughly enjoyed this film and came out of the cinema grinning like a Cheshire cat!  Would definitely watch this again such is the greatness of the film.

* This will probably change after seeing Deadpool 2!!

RATING:

This year I am going to be rating each film but, instead of using a traditional “out of 5” mark, I will be using an “out of Jason Stathams”.   With the best being 5 Jason Stathams and the worst only 1 Jason Statham.

Pitch Perfect 3

The third and final film in the series follows the Bellas as they reunite for their last hurrah.  Not much more to say on the plot as there didn’t seem to be much of one.

I didn’t enjoy the film as much as I thought I would and I think it is right that this is the last film.  The story is a bit far-fetched for me and I found myself wishing it would hurry up and finish.  The performances are respectable, but it’s like they didn’t have a clue how to finish the saga.  Even John Lithgow can’t save the film.

RATING:


This year I am going to be rating each film but, instead of using a traditional “out of 5” mark, I will be using an “out of Jason Stathams”.   With the best being 5 Jason Stathams and the worst only 1 Jason Statham.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour stars Oscar winning Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill and Kristen Scott Thomas as his wife Clementine.

Set in May 1940, during the Second World War, it tells the story of the early days of Prime Minister Winston Churchill.

The actors all gave great performances, and you can see why the Oscar went to Gary Oldman,  but I think the film was too long at 125 minutes, 90 minutes would have been plenty, and the ending for me was a bit odd – it just stopped, which I realise is the point but I don’t think it worked.

Overall not a bad film but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.  Maybe I’ve got Winston Churchill overload, having seen Churchill with Brian Cox, and The Crown with John Lithgow.

Have you seen Darkest Hour – what did you think?  Let me know in the comments.

RATING:


This year I am going to be rating each film but, instead of using a traditional “out of 5” mark, I will be using an “out of Jason Stathams”.   With the best being 5 Jason Stathams and the worst only 1 Jason Statham.

Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning

Green Smoke is a book that I first read as a young girl.  It’s a story about a girl called Susan who goes on holiday to Cornwall.  Constantine Bay to be precise.

Whilst on holiday there one year, she meets a dragon.  R. Dragon.  He is 1500 years old and despite being a dragon, he doesn’t eat people!  Susan and the dragon have all sorts of exciting adventures whilst she is on holiday.

It’s a beautiful read and I remember absolutely loving it when I was younger.  I’m not sure what happened to my original copy but I recently bought a new copy which has illustrations,  which only adds to the story and the charm of the book.  This book is the first in a set of four, and although I haven’t read the others, I suspect they are just as good.  I’m glad it’s back in my collection.

Have you read Green Smoke – did you enjoy it?  Let me know what you think in the comments.