October 2018 movie reviews

Welcome to my monthly movie feature! I am a big movie fan and I have a monthly cinema card. This means I can visit my local cinema as many times a month as time will allow, so I thought that I would give my thoughts on the films which I have watched each month. However, this is just my opinion so please don’t send me angry messages if you watch a movie which I have recommended and you did not actually like it!

The House with a clock in its walls.

Jack Black stars as a warlock, Jonathan, living in a house previously owned by another warlock which has a clock inside the walls counting down to an unknown event. His ten year old nephew, Lewis, comes to stay and discovers that he can also learn to become a warlock. Jonathan, Lewis and Jonathans best friend, played by Cate Blanchett, try and solve the mystery of the clock in the walls of the house. This was a good movie which I enjoyed watching.

 

Smallfoot

This is an animated movie about yeti’s who live high in the mountains and have heard stories of another species that they call ‘smallfoot’. A plane crashes near the mountain and one of the Yeti’s sees a human (smallfoot) and vows to prove that smallfoot exists. The film has some great songs in it and a great rap song which I really liked. There is a great cast of voices which include; Channing Tatum, James Corden and Zendaya. The film is really good and centres around the theme of friendship and difference. 

A star is born

This was an amazing but highly emotional film! I must of cried for about the last 40 minutes of the film! The story is about the rise to stardom of Ally (Lady Gaga) which begins with a chance meeting with Jackson Maine (Bradley Cooper). It is essentially a love story mixed with the story of Ally’s journey into fame. However, it is also really emotive giving insight to anyone who has a loved one who battles with addiction. It also has a great soundtrack to the movie too! This movie only just beat Venom to be my favourite of the month.

 

Johnny English strikes again.

This is the third movie in this series and this time we see Johnny English (Rowan Atkinson) recalled to the secret service. This time his mission is to help stop a major cyber attack on the UK. Rowan Atkinson is brilliant as the bumbling accident prone agent. This was funny and is great for when you want to watch some silly fun.

 

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.

This was the second film based on the famous book series written by R L Stine. This time the story centres around Slappy the ventriloquist doll who decides to bring all of the Halloween costumes and decorations to life. Three teenagers have to work together to save the day and there is a brief appearance from Jack Black near the end of the film. I watched the first film and I actually think that this one was better than the first. It is a good film with some funny moments but there are also some creepy moments in this movie so it might not be suitable for some young children. The film ended in a way that could indicate that another film will be made so you never know!

Venom

Another movie from the Marvel franchise. I was quite late at watching this as I was a bit on the fence but I am really glad that I watched it as I think that it is my favourite Marvel film so far. The story is based on organisms from space which can not survive on earth without combining with a human host. The film stars Tom Hardy and Michelle Williams. Tom Hardy is brilliant and as with most Marvel films their is some great comedy elements included as well. The film ends with an indication that there will be more to come, so fingers crossed. 

What do you think? Do you think you will watch any of these? Or have you seen something that I have not mentioned here? I would love to hear from you so feel free to drop me a comment below or email me at denise@mumonamissionforabetterlife.co.uk 

 

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