February Favourites – Film & TV

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A Million Ways To Die In The West

As a cowardly farmer begins to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, he must put his new-found courage to the test when her husband, a notorious gun-slinger, announces his arrival” {Source}

My boyfriend picked up this film for us to watch and I enjoyed it! I like Seth MacFarlane, – mainly due to Family Guy and American Dad – but I didn’t find this as funny as I thought it would be. There were references to a few other films that were unexpected but worked really well. The silly/slapstick storyline however is easy to follow, so if you like the sense of humour in Family Guy you’ll enjoy it! 

Now You See Me

An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money” {Source}

This film was amazing!! Love love loved it. I didn’t manage to catch it in the cinema so I was glad to get my hands on the DVD. NYSM turned out to be better than I thought it would be. There were loads of unexpected twists and turns and I certainly didn’t predict the ending! After a quick google search, I’ve seen there’s a second one due out in 2016 which I’m really looking forward to. I just hope it lives up to this one!

Gone Girl

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent” {Source}

I was utterly gripped by the book Gone Girl and managed to read it in just over a day. It was thrilling, action packed and it had the most intricately thought out ending – you definitely wont see it coming! The film was good, but I was annoyed at how much detail they left out. I feel as if the film didn’t play on the thrill and chase as much as in the book. Rosamund Pike, who plays the leading woman Amy Dunne, did play the mentally deranged character extremely well. There are plenty of twists and turns in this film, and an unusual ending.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Literature student Anastasia Steele’s life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey” {Source}

I went to go and see Fifty Shades of Grey with my work friends (all female I might add) and it was one cheeky film. I wanted to see what all the hype was about Grey and sadly, I don’t feel as if it was “all that”. They storyline didn’t develop very quickly and the ending was so abrupt. I’ve been informed by a friend though that it’s the same ending as in the book – pretty annoying though huh? I’d like to read the books and I am intrigued to see whether the next two books will be made into films. If you after a giggly night with the girls, this is the film for you! 

Eastenders
The everyday lives of the inhabitants of Albert Square in the East-End of London” {Source}

I, like the 10 million people who tuned into the Eastenders live week, was completely engrossed in finding out who killed Lucy. I haven’t seen Eastenders since before Christmas, so I think I missed out on some clues and back ground information, but I had a sneaky suspicion it was Jane. So I guess I was half right! I did think it was Denise at one point though, and that Lucy could have been under the bed… dun dun dun. The final episode was incredibly tear jerking and Adam Woodyatt, who plays Ian Beale, played it remarkably well. Looking forward to seeing how the story progresses! 

Impractical Jokers

Q, Sal, Joe and Murr are real-life best friends who love challenging each other to outrageous dares and stunts ever caught on hidden camera” {Source}

This is by far the most hilarious TV show. Ever. I always watch it with my sister and dad and we’re forever left in floods of tears. Q, Sal, Joe and Murr, best friends from high school, challenge eachother to the most hilarious dares and if you fail to complete the dare, you lose the round. The loser at the end of the show is subject to a forfeit which are 100% the funniest things ever. The best show to watch as a pick-me-up!

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15 Comments

  1. February 25, 2015 / 9:14 pm

    I love love love NYSM it is SO good! I'm a little sad that Isla Fisher isn't in the second one but still looking forward to it, really enjoyed this post! 🙂

  2. February 26, 2015 / 4:15 pm

    From these I've only seen 50 Shades of Grey and I understand that if you didn't read the books the film was quite disappointing. The thing is there are no real highs and lows in the book either but it helps you understand the psyche of the figures which really makes the whole story! So yes, I'd recommend reading the books even though they aren't the best around 😉
    xx

  3. February 26, 2015 / 4:48 pm

    I too was utterly gripped by Gone Girl! I watched the film first but have now just finished reading the book and you're right they do leave an awful lot out so I did prefer the book! I have become obsessed with Eastenders again through this whole 'Who Killed Lucy' storyline, can't wait to see how the story finishes!

    Danielle | Simplicity Rose x

  4. February 26, 2015 / 8:25 pm

    You should totally check out Gillian Flynn's other two books – they're darker, but gripping. Great post!

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  5. April 3, 2015 / 11:39 pm

    EastEnders live week was amazing I absolutely loved all the hype around the square and the live acting was incredible x its been a bit if a slow soap since as the live week was so good 🙂 but I still love it! And impracticle jokers is soooo funny! I caught up on them online last summer and loved them! Great post!
    Sophie
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