[Movies of the Month] July

July

1ST TIMERS
The Maze Runner 
– Interesting premise and well executed by the young cast. I’ll definitely watch the next film in the series when it’s out later this year. ★★★★
Are You Here – Definitely not a comedy! Naughty IMDb for misleading us. ★★
Morning Glory – Enjoyable comedy that’s well cast; Ford and Keaton are fantastic. ★★★½
The Guilt Trip – A road trip film with a difference, the pairing of Rogen and Streisand works well and feels more ‘real’ than some comedies. ★★★½
And While We Were Here – Low key independent that showcases Bosworth’s dramatic side against a gorgeous setting. ★★★½
Still Alice – Strong acting from Moore and great support from Baldwin and Stewart, a sensitive topic is handled beautifully. ★★★★
Hector and the Search for Happiness – Predictable in parts but still enjoyable. Thought provoking in parts. ★★★½
The Green Hornet – Too long for a comedy and Rogen swings between likeable and irritating. Some laugh-out-loud moments in parts, though. ★★½
The Lunchbox – Sweet Bollywood flick that is understated and charming. Solid performances from Khan and Kaur. ★★★★½
A Fistful of Dollars – Smart, evocative and slightly disturbing, it’s easy to see why the first in the Dollars trilogy was such a hit. ★★★★

REWATCHES
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery – Always enjoyable but starting to lose its appeal the more times I watch it. ★★★
Attack the Block – Effective, enjoyable independent sci fi that uses a refreshing change of scene.  ★★★½
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – The casting was spot on from film 1 but the additions of Gary Oldman and David Thewlis in film 3 were inspired. ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – The fun and frivolity of the Triwizard Cup is juxtaposed with the looming threat of He Who Must Not Be Named. ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – As more of the wizarding world is revealed and begins to affect Hogwarts, you being to appreciate the fear people are feeling. ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – The fear is well and truly real, but this film does have its lighter points with the Hermione-Ron-Lavendar love triangle and the intriguing Professor Slughorn. ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 – As the epic conclusion begins, the spotlight is firmly placed on Harry, Ron and Hermione, and you realise how much growing up they’ve done. ★★★★
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – A stunning ending to a fantastic series, this is emotion-packed from start to finish and successfully brings the series to a close. ★★★★★
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves – An old favourite, the majority is excellent apart from Costner and Slater’s accents! ★★★★
Men in Black – A light-hearted, action-packed sci fi that, on a repeat viewing as a twenty-something year old, is certainly one for young boys due to the multiple ‘eww!’ moments. ★★★★

Total: 20

Since 1/1/15 

New releases: 7
1st timers: 44
Rewatches: 44
Documentaries: 1
Total: 96

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