Category: Film Review

Film Review: Mother’s Day

Posted March 26, 2017 by Charlotte in Film Review / 0 Comments
Film Review: Mother’s Day

Seeing as it is Mother’s Day it seemed appropriate to review this little film. And despite all the negative reviews this film has received this isn’t a bad film. It has its moments some good, some not so good. This is a film that is predictable, obvious and full of cliches. There is nothing new in this telling and happy endings for all are a given.  But only after we have banged out heads on the walls a few times as it feels we are getting no where and the characters wallowed in self pity. And seeing as the film takes so long to introduce ever character, even with this stellar cast, it is no surprise that when the story gets rolling that it feels misplaced and rushed. There is not a sense of luxury, of taking the time to tell the story. There is just a rush to get to the happy ending. Jennifer Aniston’s story line is, perhaps, the most enjoyable and the most realistic. But then you have the awkward story line  – that of Kate Hudson and sister Sarah Chalke – who are keeping their children secret from their racist, homophobic Texas parents. Yay. Despite all this it […]

Film Review : Sing

Posted March 2, 2017 by Charlotte in Film Review / 0 Comments
Film Review : Sing

So going to watch a film filled with families and little children may not have been the best decision I made at the weekend. Especially as I ended up going to the cinema alone. So it was with great awkwardness that I sat in my seat to watch a film aimed at the under 12s. This is a cheery story that is filled with nostalgia and enough in jokes to keep the adults happy and the kids bouncing with joy. The casting is strong and the singing is pretty good. This is a warm-hearted story that lives up to its title. While we follow an old formula – the ‘Let’s put on a Show to Save the Day’ – it is one that works. And despite not being critically new, it is a story line that works to keep everyone entertained. The choice of songs are just right. Giving a healthy balance of ‘now-songs’ and those 1980 tunes there is something for everyone. With the right mixture of cuteness, heart, humour and catchy tunes Sing manages to appeal to all. This is a film that aims to please.  If you’re after a film that is filled with bright sparkle and pure joy, with […]