So as I have written below in one of my earlier posts about my work travels in the USA I had the fun of the film Library when flying to Baltimore & flying back home & thought I would write about the films I watched to keep me entertained, they included;
– Saving Mr Banks (2013)
“Author P L Thraves reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins book for the big screen.”
This film for me looked so exciting & I was so happy to see it on the film library on the plane back from the USA to the UK. This film for me had so many emotions & it was so good, I finished this film, wanting to go get a cup of tea & to put it back on. It had so many different parts to it including a lot of different emotions were shared, I cried but I also laughed a lot & it is a great story that shows just how the lovely film Mary Poppins becomes to the big screen.
That and the fact that you are watching two different stories that are combined but you are not sure till about half way through how is what is so lovely about this film, you really get a feeling that you know all the characters & of course the amazing cast that they brought in for this film including Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, Colin Farrell, Bradley Whitford, Ruth Wilson, Paul Gimatti & lots more. You can see from that list just how brilliant this film is going to be & was. I would defiantly recommend you to watch it & I will be purchasing on DVD to watch over & over again on a cool winter Sunday with a cup of tea of course.
– The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)
“Katniss Everdeen & Peeta Mellark become targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks a rebellion in the Districts of Panem.”
This film is the second of four films & I could not wait to watch this, to see how different or similar it would be to the books. I already knew what the film would be about as I have read all three books. I can tell you it did not disappoint, it was very good & very similar to the book, nothing was left out – which for me is a frustration when film makers change the adaption of the book so much, in this case it did not happen.
The second film is the second installment of Katniss Everdeens journey into getting freedom & bless her – if she was a real person she would have probably had a breakdown by now. This film is full of action & gore which is what makes the, ‘The Hunger Games’ so iconic & it is displayed so well through the film. Of course the brilliant cast help makes this film a hit with the brilliant Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Jack Quiad, Woody Harrelson, Josh Hutcherson & lots more. – You can see it was a pretty well done film, with the cast alone.
A must see watch!
– That Awkward Moment (2014)
“Three best friends find themselves where we’ve all been – at the confusing moment in every dating relationship when you have to decide ‘so… where is this going?'”
A brilliant easy-going film, with some comedy, love & a slight emotion at times. Which for me is a perfect combination & a great cast including Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Michael B Jordan, Imogen Poots & lots more. A perfect film if you are just in a chilled out mood, the perfect film for you.
– Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
“In 1985, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is himself diagnosed with the disease.”
For me this film was the must see a movie of 2013, it won a lot of awards at the Oscars including picking up lead male role & supporting actor for their performances in this film. This film had me smiling, crying & just staring into oblivion at times & I am so glad I watched it. The film included Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto, Jennifer Garner, Dennis O’Hare, Michael O’Neil & Steve Zahn – including a lot more of course.
Brilliant & beautiful film is Dallas Buyers Club.
– Frozen (2013)
“Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.”
No wonder why this film is so big with everyone, it has a little bit for everything & is a perfect film for all ages. Another great Disney film with a great cast of voices including Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Alan Tudyk & a lot more. A lot of work goes into make a cartoon film & once again the Disney art crew did a brilliant job.
A film that is great for all occasions & for all ages, Disney did it again!
A good selection of five films that I would recommend watching, there is something for everyone, which is always what you want.