WHAT TO WATCH!! – MOVIES

What To Watch

 

– Today is Friday so that means its movie release day! A few new films have popped up today so here is a quick list of them and what its about if you were unsure! – 

 

STARRED UP
Cast: Jack O’Connell, Rupert Friend, Ben Mendelsohn
Director: David Mackenzie
Cert: 18

Jack O’Connell is set to give a career shaping performance in this prison drama about violent teen Eric Love who finds himself in the difficult transition from a young offender’s institute to adult prison. Despite help from prison therapist (Rupert Friend), he also helped by an inmate who just happens to be his dad (Ben Mendelsohn).

ABOUT LAST NIGHT
Cast: Kevin Hart, Regina Hall, Michael Ealy, Joy Bryant
Director: Steve Pink
Cert: 15

The second of Kevin Hart’s films to hit UK screens this year and this time he is accompanied by his Think Like A Man co stars Regina Hall and Michael Ealy. A modern version of the classic romantic comedy starring Rob Lowe and Demi Moore in 1986, about two people getting into their first committed relationship. Paired up with the more comical relationship of Hart and Hall hopefully brings more laughs in then Ride Along.

A LONG WAY DOWN
Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Aaron Paul
Director: Pascal Chaumeil
Cert: 15

A once beloved TV personality who is now, shall we say a little bit passed it, is on top of a London skyscraper on New Year’s Ever and ready to jump. However, he’s soon joined by single mother Maureen (Collette), sassy teen Jess (Poots), and musician turned pizza-delivery boy JJ (Paul). They decide, instead of jumping tomake a pact and stay alive and stay together until Valentine’s Day at least…

LABOR DAY
Cast: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith
Dir. Jason Reitman, US, 2013, 111 mins
Certificate: 12A     Distributor: Paramount

Labor Day” centers on 13-year-old Henry Wheeler is 13 years old and struggling to be the man of the house while caring for his reclusive mother Adele and live a normal teenage life. While on a back-to-school shopping trip, Henry and his mother meet Frank Chambers, a man both intimidating and  in need of some help, who they agree to take home but later find out is an escaped convict resulting in the longest Labor Day weekend of their lives…

 

 

TOP TEN – Romantic Comedies

TopTen

So, we have all either been roped into watching a romantic comedy chick flick (guys) or sat for hours indulging in the idealistic relationships of the beautiful people (girls) but which ones stand out the most? Here are my Top Ten Romantic Comedies (in no particular order)

1. Pretty Woman

Edward and Vivienne

The street girl who falls in love with the millionaire….and he actually loves her back! We know its highly unlikely, but Julia Roberts and Richard Gere make it oh so believable! The classic rom-com.

2. Coming to America

Lisa and Akeem

I don’t think there is any film in the world that still makes me laugh as much as this one. Eddie Murphy was in his prime and it definitely shows in this amazing film about a prince who wants someone to love him for himself and not his money.

3. Notting Hill

William and Anna

Movie star falls in love with a book shop owner from Notting Hill? Whats with the pattern of rich and poor here?! lol Ah well, it works and we love it, so who’s complaining. Awesome movie.

4. The Proposal

Andrew and Margaret

Ryan Reynolds is fast becoming one of my favourite comedic actors, Sandra Bullock is just my fav no matter what she does but these two together was both comical and touching. Absolutely hilarious!

5. The Wedding Planner

Eddie and Mary

The ones with the successful but lonely female who runs into the hot guy is always going to be awesome but this is that little bit more awesome. Matthew McConaughey is always great to look at but teaming with Jennifer Lopez was magic!

6. Just Go With It

Danny and Katherine

Im not really a fan of Jennifer Aniston but she manages to come through on this one. One of my fav guys however, Adam Sandler is always great to watch and Just Go With It is just to funny for words!

7. Friends With Benefits

Dylan and Jamie

Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis. Together. At the same time. This was appealing for boys and girls! It came out the same time as No Strings Attached….yeah, me neither, and this was clearly the better of the two! Funny, sexy and modern, this one ticked all the boxes for me.

8. 50 First Dates

Henry and Lucy

A man stays around to prove he loves you every day because you forget him overnight. If this isnt the cutest, i dont know what is! Another Sandler gem.

9.  My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Ian and Toula

The diamond in the rough that is My Big Fat Greek Wedding! It was awesome to have a rom com that wasnt necessarily full of beautiful people but made you feel just as good. Definitely one for the collection.

10.  Two Weeks Notice

George and Lucy

The second appearance for Hugh and Sandra and for good reason. These guys are great at the rom com and even better together. One of their best performances in this genre me thinks. Laugh out loud every time!

Of course we have the classic rom coms like When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle  and Gentleman Prefer Blondes and newer ones like Love Actually and 27 Dresses but let me know which romantic comedies are your favourites in the comments below!

 

WHAT TO WATCH?!

A quick selection of what’s on tonight for your viewing pleasure 🙂

SKY SELECT @ 10pm

  • THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGOON TATTOO – Director David Fincher (The Social Network, Se7en, Fight Club) is the safe pair of hands charged with the American remake of Stieg Larsson’s mesmerising Swedish thriller. Rooney Mara has the unenviable task of stepping into Noomi Rapace’s leathers as cyber punkette Lisbeth Salander while Daniel Craig plays raddled investigative hack Mikael Blomkvist, employed to solve an old family murder mystery.

SKY DRAMA & ROMANCE @ 10:15pm

  • 13 GOING ON 30 – Jennifer Garner is fast forwarded 17 years only to discover she’s a conniving editor of a style magazine and a sexual predator to boot. Garner performs a neat comedy turn with the always watchable Mark Ruffalo as Matt – the love she could have had but lost. Big for girls.

SKY DISNEY @ 10:30pm

  • BRAVE – Pixar heads to the Scottish Highlands for this engaging tale about Merida (Kelly Macdonald), a feisty warrior princess who rebels against her parents’ plans for an arranged marriage. After consulting a witch for help, her family becomes cursed and the desperate Merida is forced to undo the spell herself before it is too late.

Courtesy of Sky Movies

WHAT TO WATCH?!

Nothing much on terrestrial television tonight so this is solely for the SKY customers out there!

SKY MOVIES PREMIERE @8pm

  • GREEN LANTERN – If you’ve seen it, you might not want to see it again. If you havent, you might not even want to! Ryan Reynolds gets kitted out in some weird computer generated suit thing to battle the evils that threaten our lovely little planet.

SKY MOVIES ACTION @ 9pm

  • TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON – The hideously long third part to the Transformers franchise is on tonight. One to fill the gap if you have nothing to do for three or so hours. Optimus Prime is never one to disappoint 😀

SKY MOVIES PREMIERE @ 10pm

  • FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS – Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake team up for one of the best rom coms ive seen in a while. Fun, fresh and funny, this movie is one to chill out to.

SKY MOVIES MODERN GREATS @10pm

  • AMERICAN BEAUTY – As the channel title says, this is truly a modern great film. Kevin Spacey does his thing the way he does it so sit back and enjoy.