What I’ve been watching #4

What started as a one off post has definitely turned into a series on my blog.

I’ve posted a few of these now and have been totally surprised by how popular the posts were! Who knew you guys would be so invested in the films that I’d been watching? Luckily, my girlfriend, the film-lover in my life, and I go to the cinema all the time (so prepare yourself for one of these more and more often ha).


The Duke

Man. I just adored this. It’s rare that you get a film set in Newcastle (most of it wasn’t SHOT in Newcastle, which did make me sad when I found out… but seeing the Geordies on the big screen made my heart so so very happy) with actors who have such spot on Geordie accents. As an incredibly proud Geordie, that made me just burst. Outside of the geordieness of it, I thought the acting was brilliant and the casting was spot on. This is a gorgeously endearing story filled with chuckles and some proper heartfelt moments. I think everyone should watch it if you want something that just makes you smile!

Dirty Dancing

I know, I know: how did I get to 33 and have never seen this? Well, let’s just say that I’ve actively avoided it for a long time, ha. My girlfriend was determined to get me to watch it, so here we are. For my first time watching, I thought it was cute. It’s one of those films that EVERYONE has seen – including me now! I definitely get why people love it so much – there’s a lot to like about it – but it’s not jumping to my favourite films list. Watching, all I could think was ‘Gosh, Swayze is a hunk’ and I think that’s part of the reason why people love it, right? Yeah, the story is cute… but it has a banging soundtrack! 

The Batman

I was hesitant to watch this just because I know how much I loved Christian Bale as Batman and thought Robert Pattinson just wouldn’t compare… and honestly, I was well impressed. He plays a better Batman than Bruce Wayne though (maybe he’s just a bit weedy for my liking). I think this film was BEAUTIFULLY shot. I loved all of the action shots and the bit in the dark with the bullets? That’s brilliance to me. Colin Farrell as the Penguin? I would never have guessed! The one thing I think about this though was it was JUST A BIT too long! I think this probably could’ve had 10-15 mins shaved off and not lost any of the meaning or the brilliance of it.


Obviously these have all been and gone from the cinema by now, ha.

If you’d like more film reviews, let me know!

Have you seen any of these?
Are you a big film buff?

Let me know in the comments your thoughts!

S x

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