Summer Movie Tips
I’m well and truly in the holiday mood. Tonight, I’ll be presenting my last Heartbreakers before heading off for a couple of weeks. No offence, but… can’t wait!
So, I thought I’d leave you with a few thoughts on a handful of this year’s summer movies that I’ve seen. Now, you no doubt know everything about Harry Potter – so, that aside, what else is there?
Starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, which I really enjoyed. As I mentioned in a previous blog, I’m picky when it comes to rom-com’s, but actually this one is good fun. Laugh out loud funny.
I wouldn’t put this in the “feel-good” category exactly, but it’s beautifully filmed and acting that could see it get an Oscar nomination next year – particularly for Hugh Dancy who plays the lead character. Adam is a lonely man, who has Aspergers Syndrome and develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbour, Beth (played brilliantly by Rose Byrne). It’s a heart-felt, moving piece of cinema.
I went to see this last night, bracing myself for a trashy unfunny American comedy that should’ve probably have gone straight to DVD. But I was pleasantly surprised. It stars Eddie Murphy as a successful financial executive who has more time for his Blackberry than his 7 year old daughter Olivia. She invites him to enter her imaginary world, where he finds solutions to all his problems! I wouldn’t say it’s laugh-a-minute, but I don’t think it’s meant to be. It’s been nicely done. Murphy is very good, pulling that familiar wide smile occasionally, and Yara Shahidi who plays his daughter is clearly the star of the show. She’s BRILLIANT! It’s also worth mentioning the soundtrack, featuring a number of Beatles covers. Particular thumbs up goes to “Here Comes The Sun” by Colbie Caillat.
Then there’s The Ugly Truth, G-Force, and The Taking Of Pelham 123 – but you can find out more about those on our movie reviews section, here online.
Oooh, just before I go, I’ve come across one of those websites where you think “this is what the net was invented for”! It’s called “Run Pee” (stick with me on this). You know if you go to the cinema but need a trip to the loo during a film, and you don’t want to go in case you miss that vital bit of the movie? Well, here’s your answer! You look up the film you’re going to see – for example, Harry Potter. And it’ll tell you to do a runner at approximately 1 hour 47 minutes in where Harry invites Professor Slughorn to go and see Hagrid with him. GENIUS! You’ll come back and not have missed much. Love it. You can also contribute your own suggestions! It’s at http://runpee.com
Thought I’d finish by lowering the tone. Apologies! Have a great August. I’m back on Heartbreakers on Monday August 24th.