Eugh how is it Wednesday again already? It seems like only yesterday I was working on last week’s Imagining the End of Lockdown post… But here we are again! I hmmed and hahed over what to talk about this week, and after watching the first ever Star Wars film for the first time yesterday, I decided to go with 100 films to watch before you die – a cheery thought!
Happy Saturday morning one and all! Can you believe we’re here on the 14th December already? I can’t. And on top of getting so far into blogmas, I have a night out again tonight that I simply cannot wait for! Continue reading “The Christmas Trap Movie Review”
And it’s Monday once again. How are we all this fine morning? I’m awake and getting ready to head into work, my head still full of Saturday night’s Christmas work party – a good time! But it’s Monday and I’m ready for another week in the office. Including today, there are only 2 more Mondays in the office before the new year, and for that reason I plan on making today a good day! Continue reading “Christmas Movie Watch Along – Home Alone”
Is it the weekend yet?! Happy Tuesday everyone! How has your week been going? Watched any good films recently? Continue reading “Death Becomes Her”
Happy happy happy 8th day of December! I am already wrecked and looking forward to bed tonight, even if it isn’t my own bed! Today though, we’re chatting about the Christmas films on Netflix, and which ones you have to watch. Continue reading “Christmas Films on Netflix”
Happy Friday everyone! How is it with you today? It’s glorious sunshine here today, and it’s not even all that late on the day. I’ll be honest, I’m still lying in bed waiting to get up and start the day, but it was a late journey in last night. But in case you’d forgotten, last week we went to see Christopher Robin. So this morning, while I have breakfast by the pool, come have a read of my thoughts on Christopher Robin. Continue reading “Christopher Robin”
Happy Monday everyone! Well, It’s not an overly happy Monday, not considering how well last Monday went. Once we have a little catch up, I want to talk to you about a film we went to see last Monday – Searching – and what I thought of it.
This week is beginning to feel a little strange. After a full month of blogging, I realised it’s been quite a while since I reviewed anything. Why don’t we fix that with a review of Paddington 2? Continue reading “Paddington 2”
Wow how long has it been since I wrote a movie review? But here we are, back with a new post! Okay so it’s not really a review, but I was having trouble sleeping a few nights ago and thought ‘Why don’t I watch a film and write about it? It’s been a while since you did something like that!’ and so we have this post. You would think that picking a film would be easy, but instead, trying to think of a film on Netflix that was old enough that I wouldn’t really give any spoilers was difficult. And somehow we ended up with Clue.
Now, some of you may know that a week ago I hosted a murder mystery party, and I love any crime story. So when Kelsey introduced me to this film back in May 2016 and I loved it.
The film starts with guests arriving for a dinner party, all using pseudonym instead of their real names. The butler, Wadsworth, Professor Plum, Mrs White, Mrs Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Colonel Mustard, Mr Green, and the maid, Yvette, are all having dinner and beginning to find links between themselves, when their supposed host for the evening arrives – Mr Boddy. Now as you may have guessed, this film is all loosely based on the board game, Cluedo, and so the characters are named in this way. After dinner, the guests come to realise that they are all being blackmailed for their secrets, and that Mr Boddy is the blackmailer. Wadsworth tells them the polic are on their way and they should hand Mr Boddy over to the police. Of course, Boddy doesn’t like the sound of this. He tells the group that he will turn off the light so someone can kill Wadsworth to keep the whole thing quiet and they can get on with their lives. The lights go off, there’s a thud and a gun shot, and when the lights come back on, Mr Boddy is dead. But who killed him?
Clue is what I would class as silly comedy. With puns, slapstick, and every other kind of stupid things going on, it’s a great, light mystery, with a fantastic cast.
IMDb has a rating of 7.3/10 for this 1985 comedy classic. Personally? I would give it 9/10! The whole story is done extremely well, and the script is incredibly smart. There are times it was a little too slapstick for me, but I guess that’s what you get when you’re watching a parody movie.
The costumes, the script, the whole setting is just fantastic, and you should watch it if you get the chance! It’s only one and a half hours long, so could be the perfect bedtime film for tonight. If my brief summary isn’t enough to interest you, maybe the trailer (below) will!
Hide-y hi hi! Blogmas day 11 is here, and with it are the 10 films I simply have to watch every Christmas. It just wouldn’t feel right without them if that makes any sense. Today’s song is Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and I can safely say that this is one of my top 10 Christmas songs. You can’t decorate the Christmas tree without this song playing at least once. And if it doesn’t bring about memories of that iconic Christmas film then I don’t know what would.
So yes, my favourite Christmas films! These are in absolutely no particular order and I am more than willing to have suggestions listed down below so if I’ve missed any of your favourites please let me know and I’ll watch them before the big day! I’ve included links to where you can watch them online if they aren’t on Netflix when you get round to watching them.
Kevin McCallister, who is a 8-year-old boy, is forsaked at home while his family is on holiday in France. When Kevin realizes that he is forgotten, he knows that he must take care of himself. Meanwhile, 2 thieves – Harry and Marv are keeping eyes on Kevin’s house because of knowing this fact. Join Kevin as he approaches Christmas Day on his own, knowing his house is going to be targeted! Found here.
The movie tells the story of a little penguin named Mumble who has a terrible singing voice and later discovers he has no Heartsong to attract his soul mate. Mumble then has to resort to some fancy footwork by tap dancing his way into the heart of the one he loves. Join him as he makes friends and learns to accept his differences. Found here.
Buddy is a regular-sized man who was raised as an elf by Santa Claus. When the news is finally broken to Buddy that he’s not a real elf, he decides to head back to his place of birth, New York City, in search of his biological family. Buddy struggles to adjust to life with humans, however he teaches them that the best way to spread Christmas cheer, is singing loud for all to hear! Found here.
The Polar Express
Young hero boy on Christmas Eve embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. I don’t think we ever learn his name, or if we do I can’t remember it. There are a few odd moments in this one but it is a must see for everyone! Found here
A Christmas Carol (1951)
An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. The perfect film for all the scrooges out there! Found here
It’s A Wonderful Life
A compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman decides to end his life, and an angel who has not earned his wings yet comes to convince that “It’s a Wonderful Life”. This one is best if you can watch it in black and white, in my opinion. There’s something about watching black and white films that just adds to the Christmas feeling. Found here.
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas
Three short Christmas stories, starring Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Goofy, Max, Donald, Huey, Dewey and Louie. Found here.
The Santa Clause
Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried – and failed – to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn’t real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas… then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he’s startled by Scott’s calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he’s involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he’s taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they’re elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad’s new job, though Scott’s convinced it’s a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food… Now he’s accepted it, there’s just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family?
Miracle on 34th Street
Six year old Susan has always doubt about the most enduring miracle of Santa Claus. When her mother tells her the “secret” of Santa Claus, she no longer expects special gifts from him. But after visiting a special store, she receives the most valuable present and maintain her faith. Found here.
With a slow rhythm, eight love stories turn intersect without disturbance. Besides, each affair which carries a different color: romantic, humorous and insightful … shows a sweet song about love. Found here
Santa Clause: The Movie
A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer’s scheme to take over Christmas. Found here
A worth watching movie tells a story of Jack Frost, an often-traveling blues musician, who spends too much time on working but his family. Then a car accident suddenly takes his life away, which makes he start to think about the dearest people in his life- his family. Jack comes to life one day under the shape of a snowman to fix his lost time. Found here.
Okay so I lied, there are 12 there. I couldn’t cut it down! Unfortunately there are some must-see Christmas films that I am still to watch, but I hope you enjoy these if you get a chance to watch them! All links were working at the time of writing this post, so hopefully they’ll be working for you to see them!
14 more sleeps…