To be honest, I was surprised that I enjoyed Quentin Taratino’s new film ‘The Hateful Eight’ as much as I did. The trailer gave me the impression that it was just a country/western type film, aimed at an older demographic than I, but I really enjoyed the unique film and narrative techniques and intriguing storyline.
I went to the ‘Girls Night’ at the cinema with a few Channing Tatum loving girlfriends, complimentary champagne and chocolates and promotional topless men walking around taking photos. Watching Magic Mike XXL in a room full of squealing, aroused women was probably the best atmosphere to see it. And probably the only situation where it’s socially acceptable to watch soft-porn in public.
Aloha had the real potential to be a successful movie. With a star cast of some of my favourite actors – Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams – and an uplifting, happy trailer, I was excited to watch this film. However, the plot of the storyline was a complete flop.
Men, Women & Children is a refreshingly honest portrayal of modern society’s social issues effecting a group of high school students and their parents, such as body image, relationships, self-esteem, infidelity and the way that technology has impacted our communication and our relationship dynamics.
Pitch Perfect 2 was perfectly adequate, meeting my every expectation of what I thought it would be and left me giggling semi-regularly. But, maybe it was just the fact that I was all buttered up and happy from the free champagne and chocolates on ‘ladies night’ – the pre-screening – in a packed cinema full of jolly and merry women, sitting next to my friends.