Mothers Day (may contain spoilers)

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I went to see this with my sister and some friends, it was a good light-hearted film. One or two teary moments but others very comedic and a nice watch.

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Synopsis – Sandy (Jennifer Aniston) is a stressed-out, single mom who learns that her ex-husband is marrying a younger woman. Her friend Jesse (Kate Hudson) is a fitness freak who doesn’t tell her parents that she has a family. Bradley is a widower (Jason Sudeikis) who’s trying to raise two daughters on his own, while Miranda (Julia Roberts) is too busy with her career to worry about having children. When their respective problems start coming to a head, the Mother’s Day holiday takes on a special meaning.

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I liked Jennifer’s character in this, she was fun to watch but seemed, I don’t know, not herself? However I liked her portrayal. Kate and Julia’s were great, really funny but both had some touching scenes, especially Julia’s.

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I would recommend watching this if you want something really light-hearted but otherwise I’d say it may not be one to worry about in the long run.

K

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Me Before You (may contain spoilers)

Oh gosh, what a film!

I’ve not read the book myself but I’ve added it to my list as with every film things are changed or cut completely.

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I recommend taking tissues if you’re a crier.

Synopsis – Young and quirky Louisa “Lou” Clark (Emilia Clarke) moves from one job to the next to help her family make ends meet. Her cheerful attitude is put to the test when she becomes a caregiver for Will Traynor (Sam Claflin), a wealthy young banker left paralyzed from an accident two years earlier. Will’s cynical outlook starts to change when Louisa shows him that life is worth living. As their bond deepens, their lives and hearts change in ways neither one could have imagined.

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Emilia did really well with this role, awkward but relatable. I loved that there was humour throughout, as there is in life but it was also filled with scenes that made you cringe, others that made you impatient and others that made your heart drop to your stomach. It was an interesting take that she couldn’t change his mind in the end, not a conventional ‘happy ending’. This is where the tissues come in.

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Sam Claflin did fantastic, considering that he’s, not to my knowledge, done a role like this before he was, to me, incredibly believable. He was brilliant with his character development and in the end I agreed with his choice, as unthinkable as it is, you could really see how he just couldn’t cope, he didn’t want to adapt or hold on, he’d accepted what he wanted and gave it his all before he left.

A fantastic film, maybe not one I’d buy at this time to watch again but definitely one i’d say go see.

K

Life Intervened and Warcraft (may contain spoilers)

Hey All,

Hope that you’ve been keeping well.

Sorry the last week seemed to slip by un-noticed on the blog. Between feeling better, weddings, cinema trips, our 4 year anniversary, Fathers Day and sorting our Save the Dates; this week life just took over!

I went to see Warcraft with MrGUINE and some friends.

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Amazing movie. I dabbled in the game a little whereas MrGUINE was a hardcore player for many years, but it looked like a good movie that we both wanted to go see.

Synopsis – Looking to escape from his dying world, the orc shaman Gul’dan utilizes dark magic to open a portal to the human realm of Azeroth. Supported by the fierce fighter Blackhand, Gul’dan organizes the orc clans into a conquering army called the Horde. Uniting to protect Azeroth from these hulking invaders are King Llane, the mighty warrior Anduin Lothar (Travis Fimmel) and the powerful wizard Medivh. As the two races collide, leaders from each side start to question if war is the only answer.

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The story is obviously very condensed down as is every movie that is based on something from a massive franchise, such as Harry Potter etc. However between the graphics, acting and plot pace it was a great watch. I adored the view of magic in this film, it was a focal point rather than an add on which I loved. The actors were good and seemed quite natural in their roles, even if you didn’t know their history at points you can grasp whats going to happen before it does. Theres also few emotional scenes that made me shed a tear.

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I’d recommend going to see this, whether a hardcore gamer or if totally unknown to you. It was a fun watch, I’ll happily buy it to watch again and am really hoping for a sequel.

K