I've been really enjoying trying to watch a film on two evenings of the week over the past few weeks and these are the top 5 films I have really enjoyed and thought deserved a mention!
I should mention that these films were sent over to me by a PR company who included a blue ray disk and we sadly don't have a blue ray player! However, I am trying to persuade my family to upgrade the family TV to the new release, Panasonic 4K TV; which of course we would get a blue ray player to accompany it too.
The brand new release features a professional cinema display and boasts outstanding colour clarity, contrast and brightness. It's also tuned by Hollywood film makers so you're guaranteed to have the BEST TV experience when watching films on this one!
Luckily, I had already seen The Intern when it was released in cinemas earlier this year and it's remained one of my favourite films of 2016 so far!
1) The Intern
Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro) is a 70 year old retired guy who wants a new challenge in life. He applies to become an intern at an online fashion side run by Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway) and obviously it's very unexpected by her and the other office workers.
It's a really good film with a great comical side to it but also gives you a fantastic representation of what it's like to intern in a busy fashion office. A must-watch if you enjoy comedies and chic-flicks... and just about any film with these two award winning actors in!
2) The Lego Movie
I remember this coming out at cinemas a few years ago and I was in no rush to go and see it. It's an animation about the lego characters coming to life and is definitely one for the kids. I saved it for when my little cousin came to stay over for a few days and he thoroughly enjoyed it.
The movements of the characters are rather static so I personally found it hard to concentrate watching it but it's a great film to put on for the kids! After all, I'm not seven years old.
I have loved the original and remake of the Peter Pan story since the first time I ever saw them. It was a natural step to watch the latest adaptation from 2015 which features the likes of Hugh Jackman and Amanda Seyfried.
It has a very similar feel to the other films but is definitely a fantastic and current version. I love Hugh Jackman as an actor so I had high hopes for this film and it definitely lived up to my expectations for acting, story line and graphics. It's a must see if you love the story of Peter Pan in Neverland.
4) The 33
Based around the real life story of a gold and copper mine collapsing; this film is serious and had me on the edge of my seat at all times. The 33 miners are trapped underground for a grand total of 69 days. It's emotional, shocking and leaves you feeling so uncomfortable at times... especially if you get claustrophobic easily.
5) In The Heart of The Sea
Despite being released in 2015, I never knew that this film existed; despite being an adaptation of Moby Dick's novel.
The story is set in New England in 1820 and is about a ship that sinks because of a giant whale beneath the sea's waters. It has a slow start (most probably down to the period it's filmed in) but it definitely had me wanting more and I was definitely imagining if this actually happened today! Scary!
What film have you watched this month so far? I'd love some new recommendations!
Disclaimer: The films are PR samples and is in collaboration with Panasonic but all words, opinions and photographs are my own.