It’s the new term, and the nights will soon get dark nice and early, and I’ll want lots of films to watch to occupy my evenings. I’ve not been the best at watching films lately- I seldom go to the cinema. Here are the tops five films that I want to watch as soon as the DVDs are released- or as soon as they’re on Netflix!
A classic film with a modern adaptation, Lily James plays Ella, a young woman who welcomes her step mother, and sisters, to please her father. Her father dies and, well… you all know the rest. I think that this film looks beautiful, and cannot wait to sit and be enchanted by what is sure to be a Kenneth Branagh masterpiece.
2. Jurassic World
The Spielberg series used to terrify me when I was younger. I loved it and loathed it! This epic adventure film is said to be exciting and thrilling. Set 22 years after the original series, Jurassic World is a dinosaur theme park with an attraction that goes wrong. No doubt this will keep my interest whilst slightly terrifying me at the same time! Chris Pratt will make it all worthwhile!
3. Magic Mike XXL
Channing Tatum. Yes please! Joe Manganiello. Yes please! Enough said? If not, just look at the DVD cover again!
In all seriousness, I’m not expecting this to be the height of sophistication, but I think it’s the kind of escapism that I’ll appreciate!
4. Far From The Madding Crowd
The Thomas Hardy novel of which this film is an adaptation, is a story of a beautiful and determined young woman, Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan is superbly cast here). This explores relationships and love, and human ability to persevere and overcome hardships. Not exactly light entertainment but I can only imagine how stunningly produced this film will be.
5. The Duff
Ok, ok. I am too old to want to watch this film about high school life, but I do love a good teeny bopper film! A typical teenage girl’s favourite film character, Bianca is a content senior until she learns that she is delightfully know as “The Duff”, AKA the Designated Ugly Fat Friend. I don’t know if it’s horror at this idea, or the probability that I am (and always have been) the Duff in any of my circles, but something about the premise hits home with me and I really want to watch it! Sad, I know!