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100 Films Before You Die

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!

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The Christmas Trap Movie Review

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! But first, I wanted to talk to you about The Christmas Trap (or Christmas in the Heartland). Continue reading “The Christmas Trap Movie Review”

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Christmas Movie Watch Along – Home Alone

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”

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Christopher Robin

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”

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Clue

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!