Film Reviews: September 2016

It was a surprisingly busy summer for Topher and I so we didn’t get to see as many films as we wanted – even with our Cineworld unlimited passes. But September was the month where we saw 4 films. Here are my reviews:

Kubo and The Two Strings


This isn’t probably something I would have chosen to see but Topher was really excited to see it so I said we would fit it in. Funnily enough, the night before we were going to the cinema to see two films, we were given a huge recommendation for it from our friend Claire so we decided to see it the next day.

Stars like Matthew McConaughey, Ralph Fiennes & Charlize Theron, voice it and I’m really glad that I didn’t read much about it before going to see it. Everything was a surprise. I liked the story and it was nice to see something in the cinema that was original and not a remake/reboot/prequel/sequel.

So the only thing I’ll tell you is that the synopsis is “A young boy named Kubo must locate a magical suit of armor worn by his late father in order to defeat a vengeful spirit from the past.” And leave it at that. Go see it.

I’d give it a 4 out of 5.


Bridget Jones’s Baby


After the terribleness that was Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, I will admit that I wasn’t expecting much from Bridget Jones’s Baby. Emma came with us to see Kubo and The Two Strings and was planning on leaving after but then found out she had a few hours to kill so decided to come along. It was definitely worth it because the three of us were howling with laughter the whole way through. Even Topher enjoyed it.

Of course it isn’t a Bridget Jones film if you’re not cringing but this was the right amount of cringe. Why do people spend whole films lying to each other btw? They would make things soooo much easier if they told the truth. But of course, you wouldn’t have the premise for a film would you?

This is also a 4 out of 5 for me.


The Magnificent Seven


Another one that Topher wanted to see. I wasn’t too sure but I don’t actually mind action as long as it isn’t one of the many Marvel ones they insist on pumping out. So I happily went to watch it with Topher and our friends Claire and Steve. This was a remake but it was a good one. Topher owns the original so maybe I’ll give it a watch one of these days.

The synopsis reads, “Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.” I liked the idea and I really enjoyed the story and the characters. It had the right amount of action, heart and humour. A definite must see if you and your partner can’t agree on a film!

Another 4 out of 5


Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children


This is one that both Topher and I, and our friends Claire and Steve had been looking forward to for awhile so we booked tickets as soon as it came out.

“When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.”

It definitely didn’t disappoint. We’re big fantasy fans so there was plenty of intrigue along with action, humour and a little bit of love. It’s based on a book series so I’ll be interested to see if they release any more films.

This was a 5 out of 5 for me.


And on a side note, we saw a trailer for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. So excited!

What have you seen in the cinema recently?

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