Film Review Friday: Now You See Me (2013)

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent
Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
Rating: 12
LoveFilm synopsis: FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.

My verdict: I’d been looking forward to seeing this film since I first saw the trailer. It was really clever, kept me entertained and I was really disappointed when it finished. It’s a really strong cast and I highly recommend it 🙂

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Film Review Friday: Warm Bodies (2012)

Starring: Dave Franco, Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult, Analeigh Tipton, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, Cory Hardrict, Ayisha Issa, Justin Bradley, Patrick Sabongui, Ruth Chiang, Dawn Ford
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rating: 15
LoveFilm synopsis: Life for Julie (Teresa Palmer) and R (Nicholas Hoult) couldn’t be more different. R is a zombie; with a great record collection; limited vocab and an overpowering love of brain food. Julie is a human; beautiful; strong; open minded and all heart. When R makes an unexpected decision and rescues Julie from a zombie attack, his lifeless existence begins to have a purpose. As the unlikely relationship develops, R’s choice to protect her sets in motion a sequence of events that might just change both of their worlds forever.

My verdict: I have been so excited to see this film from way before it ever hit the cinemas. I’m a big fan of Nicholas Hoult, how could you not find him and his crazy eyebrows cute in About A Boy? Then I got to watch him in the TV series Skins so I couldn’t wait to see Warm Bodies. I wasn’t disappointed at all! I can’t wait to buy it so that I can watch it again as it’s such a great film. I’m really looking forward to Jack the Giant Slayer coming so I can watch more Nicholas! I hadn’t seen Teresa Palmer in anything before, but I’ll have to watch out for her other films as she’s a really good actress. I have had a crush on Rob Corddry since I saw him in Hot Tub Time Machine, and he was a pleasure to watch in this! 😛 It’s a really good film and I highly recommend it to everyone! 🙂

Film Review Friday: Poltergeist (1982)

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Heather O’Rourke, Michael McManus, Dirk Blocker, James Karen, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Rating: 15
LoveFilm synopsis: Life is pleasant for the close-knit Freeling family until a host of otherworldly forces invades their peaceful suburban home. Soon their house is transformed into a supernatural sideshow but the forces are anything but friendly. If the family don’t clear out soon, they’ll be swept into a chaotic nightmare!

My verdict: Michael has been insisting that I watch Poltergeist as part of my ‘filmic education’ for a loooooong time. When it arrived from LoveFilm, I managed to put off watching it for two weeks, but by week three, I realised that I needed to watch it or we’d never get any LoveFilm films ever again. I wish I’d watched it when it first came as I really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. The family were really likeable, the mum made me laugh a lot and the kids were cute without being annoying. I have necrophobia, so I really didn’t appreciate the dead bodies rising from the ground scenes as the make up and effects were too spot on. This is one of the reasons I tend to avoid horror films! I’m looking forward to watching Poltergeist II – The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III – The Final Chapter (1988) when they arrive, and I won’t put off watching them!