Films to look forward to in 2016!

– In no particular order and from initial releases –

1. Finding Dory – June
2. Suicide Squad – August
3. Dirty Grandpa – January
4. Kung Fu Panda 3 – March
5. The Divergent Series: Allegiant – March
6. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – November
7. Captain America: Civil War – March
8. The 5th Wave – January
9. The Legend of Tarzan – July
10 The Revenant – January

Some of the months might differ between the films over the time after I post this, but yeah, do you have any of the same? It’s going to be an exciting year for film!

Let me know what yours are in the comments below!

Films to look forward to in 2016!

Happy New Year!

Hello everyone!

I hope you all had a great christmas and new year! Here’s to a great one! As you know by now, I’ll be continuing reviewing films non-stop especially with the amazing lineup of 2016 films!

Looking forward to all the new and amazing things to happen in 2016! Don’t forget to follow my Instagram in the sidebar!

All the best and may this new be a great one for you all!

filmgeeks

Happy New Year!

The Snowman (1/4)

A young English boy who makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, only for it to come to life that night and take him on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. Its a very simple film. At only 26 minutes long, it’s brief enough to hold even the youngest viewers’ attention.

It’s a silent film told through music and characters body movements – ‘Walking In The Air – Aled Jones’ is probably my favourite christmas song ever since I was a child! Some things stay with you forever!

The animation is wonderful and amazing. The story is well told. You’ll wonder this short film in awe. I cry every time I watch this. I need you to watch this to know why I cry when I watch this. A beautiful Christmas special, I rate this film a 9.5/10, what a great way to end the Christmas Special!

I hope you enjoyed this little segment and have a great christmas and new year! All the best, filmgeeks ❤

Trailer/clip: https://goo.gl/oqDHno
Poster: https://goo.gl/lzb5Pv
Length: 26min
Directed by: Dianne Jackson
Rating: U
Genre: Animation, Short, Adventure
Making Of: https://goo.gl/GaAIBT

The Snowman (1/4)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2/4)

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch on top of Mt. Crumpit; overseeing Whoville. He hates Christmas and becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in the town lying below his cave dwelling.

But after the Grinch conspires to deprive the Who’s of their favorite holiday by sneaking into town on Christmas eve to steal everything associated with the holiday, he learns that the spirit of Christmas goes much deeper than tinsel and toys.

Grinch meets an unlikely character who believes in him and tries to create an equality with Grinch and Whoville – The grinch feels loved, something he’s never experienced since he was a little infant.

I love this film, I love the fact that everyone good or bad can be changed if they’re challenged to change as the grinch was. Especially by an unlikely character, which really emphasises the great message for this film. Jim Carrey, behind a rubbery green face, is the key star in this film with his distorted facial expressions and clever body humour. It’s a scary, family loving christmas film for all ages. I rate this film a 9/10!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/1vR0fE
Poster: http://goo.gl/NruwNf
Length: 1hr 45min
Directed by: Ron Howard
Rating: U
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Movie Clip: https://goo.gl/g1SlWf

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2/4)

Elf (3/4)

Buddy (Will Ferrell), is raised as an elf in the North Pole – a misfit who grows to be three times the size of his elf family! Buddy ultimately heads to his birthplace of New York City to seek out his roots.

Unfortunately, they turn out to be a “Scrooge”-like father and a cynical ten-year-old stepbrother who doesn’t believe in Santa. Worst of all, everyone seems to have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas!

But using his simple elf ways, Buddy sets out to single-handedly win over his family and save Christmas in New York, hoping to at last find his true place in the world.

Elf is the typical holiday film that’s entertaining and strong, all thanks to a vibrant Will Ferrell. I thought at times that it was also quite funny with Buddy’s persona and the way Favreau portrayed Ferrell too. I love this film, I rate this film a 9/10. Who doesn’t love Elf?!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/cq9jEK
Poster: http://goo.gl/GnZgr4
Length: 1hr 47min
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
B-roll: https://goo.gl/9umMLF

Elf (3/4)

Home Alone (4/4)

An 8-year old boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) who is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season.

Once he realizes they’ve left him home alone, he learns to fend for himself and, eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin’s suburban Chicago neighborhood.

There are few movies that can be described as never having a dull moment, and “Home Alone” fits in this small group. It’s the perfect family holiday film. That’s why it’s my 4th favourite christmas film! Was this also in your top 4? It’s a hilarious comedy (although not a very believable one) which is enjoyable for all ages. I rate this film an 9/10 for the festive spirit!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/vkdyWU
Poster: http://goo.gl/HwnC2x
Length: 1hr 43min
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Family
Movie Clip: https://goo.gl/PC9OX6

Home Alone (4/4)

Christmas Special Month!

Right, I thought I’d do something a little special for this month as it’s christmas in 25 days! Who else is excited?!

So what’s so special? I will be reviewing 4 of MY favourite christmas films leading all the way until Christmas Day – I would love to know your comments / your favourites!

I’ll say it now, I hope you have a great Christmas with your family/friends or for the people who don’t celebrate it, enjoy your time with your loved ones! Also, have a great new year! (I can’t believe it’s going to be 2016!!)

Lots of things to come for this blog and my Instagram so thank you for the constant support over this last year, I appreciate it a lot! ❤

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Christmas Special Month!

The Martian

During a NASA mission to Mars (Ares 111), Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead by his crew fleeing after a fierce storm hits their space station resulting in a quick get-away; leaving Watney in the sand. But Watney survives and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. Now what?!

With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring “the Martian” home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. As these stories of incredible bravery unfold, the world comes together to root for Watney’s safe return.

Damon has never seemed more at home than he does here, millions of miles adrift. Would any other actor have shouldered the weight of the role with such diligent grace? The answers no! I really enjoyed this film and the style of it – a Documentary/film. I rate this film an 8/10 as Ridley Scott again doesn’t seem to disappoint. Incredible director. Enjoy it for yourselves!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/MAAOq4
Poster: http://goo.gl/eYdQ7C
Length: 2h 14min
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Rating: 12A
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-fi
BTS: https://goo.gl/Yxangq

The Martian

Ashby

High-school student Ed Wallis (Nat Wolff) is given an assignment to interview an older person, he turns to his mysterious neighbour, Ashby Holt (Mickey Rourke) for help.

That new connection leads to unexpected journeys for both of them, as Ashby – who turns out to be a retired CIA assassin – deals with a terminal prognosis, giving him just a few months to live. As Ed deals with adjusting to life with his newly single mom and developing relationship with a brainy classmate, Eloise.

Ashby, it’s funny, moving, and unpredictable – a delightful mix. There’s so much to like about this film. First and foremost are the lead characters: Ed (played by Wolff) and Ashby, a role that really gives Rourke something to sink his teeth into. Overall I give this film an 8/10. It’s defiantly worth a watch if you’re an older teen!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/KKmnEf
Poster: http://goo.gl/JZ80NR
Length: 1h 40min
Directed by: Tony McNamara
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Interview: https://goo.gl/TvYF5J

Ashby

The Transporter Refueled

In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin (Ed Skrein) is now living a less perilous life, transporting classified packages for questionable people with the rules; no questions, no names, no deal changes.

When Frank’s father pays him a visit in the south of France, their father-son bonding weekend takes a turn for the worse when Frank is engaged by a cunning femme-fatale, Anna, and her three seductive sidekicks to orchestrate the bank heist of the century.

Frank must use his covert expertise and knowledge of fast cars, fast driving and fast women to outrun a sinister Russian kingpin, and worse than that, he is thrust into a dangerous game of chess with a team of gorgeous women out for revenge.

I enjoyed the film a lot, I just felt that Skrein wasn’t the best match for Frank Martin considering Jason Statham was the more ideal role. Taking for instance, Skrein exhibits none of Statham’s tough-guy magnetism when talking or waylaying Eastern European thugs. He makes it seem effortless and without any content. Once I figured that out, it was hard to connect with the character but overall I loved the plot, acting and film – just that little side-note! I rate this film an 8/10. Tell me what you think!

Trailer: https://goo.gl/jn4niq
Poster: http://goo.gl/SDkifh
Length: 1h 36min
Directed by: Camille Delamarre
Rating: 15
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
B-Roll: https://goo.gl/TlDRnN

The Transporter Refueled