There are lots of films that I want to see and haven’t got around to, like The King’s Speech and Flashdance (shocking I know).
If you have any classic films that you feel are must sees, please let me know. You may need to know that I do not do horror, fantasy or science fiction.
The films I have watched are:
1 – The King’s Speech – This was a brilliant film and I really enjoyed it.
2 – The Muppets Most Wanted – This was not such a good film, in fact somewhat disappointing. 🙁
3 – Nativity 3: Dude where’s my donkey – This was better than I expected, a suitably cheesy Christmas movie
4 – Batman begins – James Davies you were right it is an excellent film, which I really enjoyed
5 – Paddington – This was a good film and Nicole Kidman makes a good baddie
6 – The Dark Knight – Not as good as Batman begins but still a good watch
7 – Monuments men – An interesting film, I wonder how much of it is true
8 – Salmon fishing in the Yemen – I was dubious about this film but actually enjoyed it
9 – Night at the museum 3 – This was an easy to watch enjoyable film, not as good as the first but not many sequels are
10 – How to train your dragon 2 – This is that rare beast of a sequel that is significantly better than the orginial
11 – Into the Woods – This was okay. I don’t rate Meryl Streep as a singer but she is a very good actress. The children playing Litle Red Riding Hood and Jack were great and Anna Kendrick has a good voice. Glad I saw it, probably won’t see it again
12 – The Good Shepherd – I enjoyed this film but it did require a reasonable amount of attention
13 – RED – This was a funny mick take of action movies. Worth a watch.
14 – RED 2 – Not quite as good as the first but Helen Mirren mocking herself from when she was in the Queen is always going to be entertaining.
15 – Blindside – I didn’t think that Sandra Bullock was the kind of actress to win an oscar so was slightly intrigued to see why she had one it. It was a brilliant film and she was brilliant.
16 – The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – A gentle funny watch, I think not quite as good as the first but very enjoyable.
17 – Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa – 90 minutes of my life I am never going to get back!
18 – The Dark Knight Rises – I was told that this was not as good as the other two but I think I enjoyed it more than the Dark Knight.
19 – The Imitation game – Being a bit of a fan of Alan Turing I really wanted to watch this film and it did not disappoint. A great film.
20 – American Hustle – An okay film
21 – August Osage County – If you ever feel that you have a disfunctional family, watch this, it will make you feel a whole host better
22 – Grand Budapest Hotel – A great film, highly amusing
23 – Heat – A funny film and one that enhanced my vocabulary (not of the kind that I will be utilising though)
24 – Love Punch – Pierce Brosnan taking the mick out of himself, a few laugh out loud moments
25 – Practical Magic – Easy watching nonsense
26 – Two Week’s Notice – Typical Hugh Grant film, easy watching but non-challenging
27 – Julia & Julie – Meryl Streep at her best?
28 – Slumdog Millionaire – A good but disturbing film
29 – Pitch Perfect 2 – Not quite as good as the first but still a brilliant film
30 – Bridesmaids – Not as good as I was expecting
31 – Pride – A brilliant British film
32 – Bedknobs and Broomsticks – Finally got to watch this (Rachel couldn’t get past the first ten minutes), can understand why it is a classic
33 – Jurassic World – Awful film, complete rip off Jurassic Park
34 – Maleficient – Surprisingly good film
35 – A Beautiful Mind – Despite Russell Crowe I enjoyed this
36 – The Black Cauldron – A bit dark and not a Disney classic but not a bad film
37 – The Pink Panther (Steve Martin version) – Very bad
38 – Get Smart – Funny and mildly silly
39 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Johnny Depp) – Disappointing despite having Johnny Depp in it, the only redeeming feature was the endearingness of the boy who played Charlie
40 – Esio Trot – Very enjoyable