Being a lover of the Cinema and film, I get the chance to go out and check pretty much all the new releases. Having both an ODEON Limitless and Cineworld Unlimited card, the opportunity and chances to go are pretty much endless. At the weekend, I had the chance to catch up with a film that looked intense, and something that looked like from the trailer would be quite a decent watch, and worthwhile considering, and it was something Unforgettable. No, that`s what it`s called, Unforgettable. Unforgettable is described as an Erotic Thriller film, but was it a film that was going to be truly unforgettable? And if so, in what way would it be unforgettable? Well, it certainly isn’t going to be unforgettable, but not for the right way.
I`ve had the chance to see quite a few films this year that have followed the route of telling a story based on a true one. We`ve had films this year that have told true stories such as Hacksaw Ridge and Hidden Figures to name a few, and I`ve had the chance today to check out another film. Today`s agenda would take me to World War 2, and Poland, as I was about to be told another true story based during the War. Any film that is a true reflection during the War is always an emotional and gripping tale, and The Zookeeper`s Wife, was about to be no different. Starring Jessica Chastain and Johan Heldenbergh in the two lead roles, I was about to be told, a true gripping story.
“He said that the Rules don’t apply to me”
When I first saw the trailer for this a month or so ago, it was a film that I really was looking forward to seeing. The idea of being set in 1958 Hollywood and following the story of a young actress, was a film that being a lover of theatre and the arts I was excited by. Followed by a star cast which included Lily Collins, Warren Beatty (Who directed and produced this film too) and Alden Ehrenreich in this lead roles with some supporting roles from Steve Coogan and Alec Baldwin, it was a film that I went into yesterday really looking forward to it. Once I`d came out, I was glad I`d seen it.
When this film was released 2 weeks ago in the UK, I was gutted when my local cinemas decided they weren’t screening it. It was a film that had attracted a lot of attention at the French film festival, and critics had rated it incredibly highly, with one site giving it a 9.2/10 rating, which was pretty brilliant for a film to get those sorts of reviews nowadays, they`re not as easy. So, when my local ODEON in Brighton announced that they were showing a one-off screening of it on Tuesday evening, I had to take the chance to go and check out the film. Was it a film that was going to do the reviews and high scores justice? Or was it going to be a rather disappointment? Well, I quite enjoyed it, but be prepared, because it`s not going to be for the faint-hearted.
“30 people must be killed. If you don’t, we will kill 60”
I love Horrors. They tend to be one of my favourite film genres. I`m going to sound a bit strange and crazy, but I love the jump-scares and horror conventions you see in a film. Watching a horror film either at the cinema or in the dark at home can be one of the most atmospheric things you do, and if you can even watch with headphones rather than listening in for a sound-bar you`re going to be in for something. On Thursday, I had the chance to take on the newest horror to the Cinema in the UK, and that comes in the form of the Belko Experiment. I`d not seen much of it before so went in with a completely fresh mind. Is it a film that`s going to be a good horror? Or is it going to be a flop? I`m not too sure.
“Dom Toretto just went rogue”
Ah, Fast and Furious. The franchise that first launched back in 2001 with its first film, The Fast and the Furious, and is now on its 8th film and still going incredibly strong. I`m always wary when it comes to film franchises and the number of films that they go on for, as some franchises can have the tendency to drag them out. Fast and Furious 8 (or Fate of the Furious in the US) was released last week, and as the title suggests, is the 8th instalment of the franchise, the franchise that has no signs of stopping down, with a 9th and 10th film already in the works. Having broken records at the US box office, is it a good instalment to the franchise?