Saturday 27 February 2016

February is an important month in the Hollywood world - The Grammy's, BAFTAs and of course The Oscar's. It's a great time to hit the cinema and there's definitely been a lot to choose from this last couple of weeks. I'd actually had a look at the nominees for these awards and I'm in the process of trying to watch them all (the ones that interest me anyway) and these have been some of my favourites this month. Note some of these have been nominated for well, nothing. 


I've been looking forward to this movie for a long time, and it definitely did not disappoint. This is probably the first Marvel movie I've seen that actually "takes the piss" of other Marvel movies and well Deadpool himself. It's full of crude jokes, innuendos, green lantern references and of course, some intense butt kicking. Ryan Reynolds is the perfect actor for the role, and brings the comic book character to life.

Plot: For those of you who've been living under a rock and aren't aware of what the movie is about - A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment after he learns that he is dying of cancer, the experiment leaves him with accelerated healing powers and just becomes super badass so then adopts the alter ego Deadpool. He knows he's in his own movie/comic and then tries to hunt down the man who turned him into this "toothed penis". 

The Final Girls

I only really heard of this movie through Instagram by some of the casts posts. The movie stars Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries), Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story), Alexander Ludwig (Hunger Games) and some other people. It's an easy movie to watch when you just want to lie in bed with a hangover and there are some humorous moments, although I did shed a few tears. 

Plot: Max (Taissa Farmiga) is grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, when her and her friends find themselves pulled into the world of her mom's most famous movie. Reunited, the women must fight off the film's maniacal killer.

The Danish Girl

The Danish Girl was both an inspiring and powerful movie. I'm pretty sure Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander will be taking the Oscar award for both of their respective roles, and this isn't the first time Eddie has played such a challenging role, having previously starred as Steven Hawkings in The Theory of Everything. Based on a true story, it brings to light an issue that a lot of people are facing in society today (other than Caitlyn Jenner) and shows the hardships and reality that comes with it, especially back then.

Plot: A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.


I'd seen this movie advertised everywhere, and kept putting off seeing the movie because I wanted to read the book first but eventually I gave in. The movie shadows true cases such as that of Joseph Fritzl and Ariel Castro. The movie keeps you in suspense on whether they're going to escape the room, and then my a-level psychology knowledge came into play when *SPOILER* they return to "normal" life and you see the difficulties it comes with. 

Plot: After five-year-old Jack and his mother escape from the enclosed surroundings that Jack has known his entire life, the boy makes a thrilling discovery.


This is one of those movies that kept taking second place when choosing what to watch online, and I finally got round to seeing it today. It stars hottie Michael B. Jordan and the legend Sylvester Stallone. Admittedly I had it on whilst taking a "light nap" so I may have missed some of the narrative during the middle of it, but I was definitely wide awake once it got to the final fight scene. I also felt like hitting the gym after it so that's a plus. 

Plot: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.


I feel like this movie represents what my life would have been like in the 50s (apart from all the sad things that happen) if the protagonist was from Gibraltar and fell in love with James Dean when she visited New York. It's a beautiful movie about love and following your hearts desires, and your wanderlust. 

Plot: An Irish immigrant lands in 1950s Brooklyn, where she quickly falls into a romance with a local. When her past catches up with her, however, she must choose between two countries and the lives that exist within.

How To Be Single

I absolutely loved this movie. Rebel Wilson is actually hilarious and I thought the film would be another Hollywood cliche and all of the main characters would end up having boyfriends at the end - lame. The movie sticks to the message it's trying to portray about doing the things you love and making sure you're comfortable with yourself and not putting all your happiness in someone else's hands.

Plot: New York City is full of lonely hearts seeking the right match, and what Alice, Robin, Lucy, Meg, Tom and David all have in common is the need to learn how to be single in a world filled with ever-evolving definitions of love.

What films have you been loving this month? 

♡ G ♡


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