Friday, 1 September 2017

Films Watched in August

So I apologise! This month has been a slow month for film watching! If you have seen either my Bedroom Wishlist post, or my Decorating My Room post, then you will know that my life has been chock full of decorating! So film watching hasn't really been on my to-do list! But, I have managed to scrape a few films in, so here are the films I have watched in August!

  1. The Audition: So here is another Japanese horror, but I found this to be a lot different to the others that I have watched and different to what I expected too! This film is about a man that loses his wife and a few year later decides to hold auditions for a new wife. The auditions are actually for a film (which when I first heard about the film I didn't know) and him and a colleague plan how to find the correct wife candidate. It turns into more of a mystery than a horror and like many other Japanese films, it gets downright confusing and certain parts just really don't make sense. It does become more of a horror half way through again and although the start of the film seems kind of slow, you are constantly engaged and I never found it boring. I don't think it is one of my favourite Japanese horrors but I would not say that it is a bad film. Rating: ★★★
  2. Pan's Labyrinth: One of my favourite films of all time is Jim Henson's Labyrinth, and whenever I tell people that 'I love Labyrinth' they constantly think I am talking about Guillermo Del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth, but I had never seen this until this month! I have seen The Orphanage by Del Toro previously and thought it was incredibly good, so this film had to go on my watch list! Again, this film was not what I expected. I expected a film full of fantasy and the main focus to be on the labyrinth itself, but this really wasn't the case, but I certainly wasn't disappointed by it! It follows a young girl that has to prove she is a princess of a forgotten world to a creepy fawn that gives her tasks to complete. This is set in the time of a war and also follows her stepdad, who is a captain. Although in a way, it follows two separate stories, it brings them together seamlessly and really keeps you interested and makes you feel for the characters. I was shocked that this was so different to my expectations but it was definitely worth the watch and I thought it to be an incredible film! Rating: ★★★★★
  3. Fifty Shades Darker: It took me ages to watch the first Fifty Shades film, even though I really wanted to see it and I had read the books, but I never got round to it! Well, the same is said for the second film the series! I've only watched this this month but I have to say I did enjoy it. I think it was slightly blander than the original and some of it seemed to drag and other bits seemed to rush by, but overall it was a good film! Rating: ★★★
  4. A Street Cat Named Bob: Okay, I have to say that I wanted to cry all the way through this film. I thought it was so so touching and such an amazing story. To say that Bob is cute would be an understatement! This story is about a drug addict that essentially gets saved by a cat and it is based on a true story. You follow the main character James and his struggle to overcome drugs and how Bob the cat comes along and gives James faith to carry on. Rather than being tempted by drugs, James wants to feed Bob, and Bob helps James gain popularity as a busker in the streets of London. It is a really heartwarming story and you can't help but fall in love with Bob and their story! Rating ★★★★★


New films watched: 17/101
Have you seen any of these films? What did you think of them? Let me know!


Until next time...


TheDarkeowl
xox


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