Film Friday #21 – The ABC challenge (part 2)

Welcome to Film Friday everyone!

This year, my fiancée and I are taking on the ABC challenge… where you watch a film for every letter of the alphabet! Just as luck has it, we’ve BOTH chosen films so we have 52 films… so one a week! I’ll give you a update on how we’re getting along (with the hopes that we get through 4 letters a month).

At the time of writing this, we’ve currently watched our first 25 films and I thought I’d share the next few here (if you wanna read our A-C films, check out this post)!


Rach’s choice: Drag Me To Hell

I saw the start of this twice (once I went to bed cause being a teacher is tiring, early morning work and Rach works shifts). This was gruesome at times, but I was all for it. Why do these people insist of like doing things that invoke the evil spirits? When will they ever learn? Perfect for horror fans!

My choice: Dracula

I asked Rach to choose me a Dracula film, and she chose me this one, ha! Watching this, I thought it was absolutely bonkers! Dracula has sister wives. And he’s camp af. I think he needs help.

Rach’s choice: Empire of the Sun

This was LONG. Rach’s pick for our ABC challenge. Poor Batman. I just wanted to give him a hug. As a big fan of a war movie (usually WW2), it was good to watch something else for a change. I did enjoy this, but my god, is it long and depressing!

My choice: Ex Machina

This started as a lol because I called it “ex machine-a” until I knew it was actually just “ex mackina” (phonetically at least). I really bloody enjoyed this. What a clever little film and a clever, manipulative robot. I wouldn’t like to come across her in the real world… thoroughly fascinated by this film!

Rach’s choice: Full Metal Jacket

Continuing on the “Steph loves a war film, show her war films that she’s never seen”, we watched Full Metal Jacket. This was intense. And not what I expected at all. It was way way more brutal than I expected! Did enjoy this though. Gave me Jarhead vibes.

My choice: Fight Club

FINALLY got to see this at the ripe age of 34… and it was kind of not what I expected. Thoroughly enjoyed it though. Wild wild ride. Love me some Brad Pitt! The fighting made me uncomfortable and I was shooketh at the end! 


If you’ve got any film recommendations for me, that you’d like my thoughts on, let me know!

Have you seen any of these?
Have you got a favourite D, E or F film?
Are you a big film buff?

Let me know in the comments your thoughts!

S x

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