Well, what a terrible month for film viewing! Due to puppy commitments and the small matter of moving house, only four films were watched in August. But, what a selection they were! You can’t accuse me of favouring one genre over another… I’m happily ensconced in my new house so normal, regular film viewing will – fingers crossed – recommence soon.
The Heat – Obvious in parts but with plenty of laugh-out-loud moments. A solid comedy flick. ★★★½
Predator – “If it bleeds we can kill it!” I could watch this on repeat for hours and not get bored. ★★★★
Seven Psychopaths – Better than I was expecting after hearing a review from a work colleague. Very strange in parts, but brilliantly acted. Well, it is Walken, Rockwell and Farrell after all. ★★★½
Pretty in Pink – Watched on the advice of a friend, I found it very enjoyable without, happily, the cheesiness that certain Eighties films have. ★★★½
August’s top film: Well, Predator would take this ordinarily but I’m going to plump for The Heat, as it gave me so many laugh-out-loud moments. While it may not go down as one of the greatest comedies, and I admit that I will probably forget the plot of it soon enough, it provided some well-needed giggles.
August’s best actor/actress: It’s a tie between Sam Rockwell and Colin Farrell, both from Seven Psychopaths. Rockwell is a solid actor, in my opinion, while Farrell impresses most when he chooses more interesting characters, namely Ray in In Bruges. Well played, boys.
Cinema visits: 12
1st timers: 55