It’s been a while since my last movies post, hasn’t it? I didn’t actually watch many films in June and July because I went on holiday to Dorset and France, and I started a new TV series: Orange Is the New Black. I thought I’d lump the films I’ve watched during the last few months together and review them in one post. So without further ado, here are my summer film recommendations (with the films I plan to watch in September at the end):
1. White Chicks
Oh, this film is hilarious, isn’t it? For those of you who haven’t seen White Chicks, it’s about two FBI agents who pose as the spoiled Wilson sisters and try to prove to their boss that they’re not completely useless. Sounds silly – and it is – but I’d definitely recommend watching it.
2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Can’t go wrong with a bit of Spider-Man, right? This time the hero is portrayed by Tom Holland, and he’s trying to keep New York safe whilst completing high school. His mentor Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) wants Spider-Man to stay under the radar and continue life as Peter Parker, but the teen has other ideas and can’t help but get involved when a new threat emerges. I was a little bit skeptical of Spider-Man: Homecoming at first, since I’m not really keen on remakes and I think there are way too many superhero movies. However, Spider-Man: Homecoming is a fun film and Tom Holland makes a great Spider-Man. He is nerdy, awkward and ambitious – just as Spider-Man should be.
Spy is another comedy that’ll have you literally ROFL the whole time. Miranda Hart and Melissa McCarthy make such a fantastic duo. I’d definitely be up for more films starring those two together. I’m pretty sure they’re making a sequel of Spy so I’ve got that to look forward to.
4. Annie (1982)
Annie is one of my favourite musicals so of course I had to watch the film after seeing the musical (which I highly recommend BTW – Miranda Hart as Miss Hannigan? Yes!). I love all the songs in Annie, especially ‘Tomorrow’ and ‘Hard Knock Life’, and Annie herself is just adorable.
Um, so let’s just pretend I’m not almost a year late to the Moana party, okay? But yeah, Moana is probably one of my favourite recent Disney films, after Tangled and Frozen (don’t judge). Moana is such a likeable character and a perfect role model for young girls – she’s brave, clever and determined to prove to her overprotective parents that she’s capable of sailing across the ocean by herself. The songs are also catchy (I’m sure you’ve all heard ‘How Far I’ll Go’), and Dwayne Johnson is hilarious as the demigod.
6. Baby Driver
I’ll be honest that Baby Driver isn’t really my kind of film, but I wanted to see it since I love Ansel Elgort and Lily James. Plus it has mostly positive reviews, which is surprising (having not seen the film). Thankfully, Baby Driver did not disappoint. Okay, yes, some parts were unrealistic and violent, but Ansel and Lily were brill as always. Ansel stars as Baby, a getaway driver for a criminal mastermind and constantly listens to music to drown out a ringing noise in his ear – he got tinnitus after a car accident he was involved in as a young boy (I would’ve thought that would put him off cars for life, but apparently not…). Baby regularly visits a diner and meets a waitress called Debora (Lily James), who wants to escape the city, just like him. Baby Driver is full of exciting action sequences and has a fantastic soundtrack that fits the story perfectly.
I’ve also seen A Country Called Home, Before I Fall, Ghost World, How to Be Single and The Space Between Us recently.
Onto the films I’m planning to watch this month:
2. Everything Everything
3. The Notebook
4. The Age of Adaline
Have you seen any of the films on my list? What did you think of them?