Tuesday 3 January 2017

New Year Movie Marathon

We didn't go out on New Year's Eve, which is the first time ever for the Cowboy and me. It was also the first time in a very long time I didn't wake up on New Year's Day without some kind of hangover. It was good. Very good.

Instead, we stayed in with the Princess and ate crappy food such as good old Chips and Dip, Chocolate, Jaffas and Ice Cream with Jaffas and Chocolate. We drank Fizzy Drinks and watched Movies. Lots of Movies.

If you haven't seen The Shallows and like a movie that has you on the edge of your seat (think Jaws), then this is the movie for you. All I can say is thank goodness we didn't watch it in 3D - lets just say I screamed a few times and hid behind my pillow a few more times!
Sisters followed which provided the light-heated relief that was much needed on my part after The Shallows!. I really enjoy Tina Fey and the combination of her and Amy Poehler is hilarious. I may or may not have cried with laughter and I most certainly did not snort at any time. That would have been the Princess. Or the Cowboy.
I love a good fast paced, action packed Western style movie with lots of 'Shoot em Up' and humor which The Magnificent Seven certainly provided. It finished at 11.55pm, just in time to wish each other Happy New Year!
No bed for us though. We carried on with a movie recommended by the Princess. Nerve is about an online dare game with scary consequences. The story line was quite good with messages relative to today's teens.
The marathon continued on New Year's day with The Legend of Tarzan and Jane. It was an easy watching movie with enough action to add interest. Perfect for a lazy Sunday.
Our  marathon finished with The Hateful Eight. You need to be a die hard Quinton Tarantino fan (we are) to watch this, let alone enjoy it. The story is quite slow paced to start with. Tarantino sets the scene and acquaints you with the characters. The dialogue is typical Tarantino, lots of black humor. Just when I was lulled into a false sense of security, almost feeling bored, it opened up - literally! Lots of violence. Lots of gore. An interesting ending. Tarantino.
Right now, my little family are at the actual movies, watching the Assassin's Creed movie. I'm home alone. Love it!

Thanks for reading.

xo Rachael

1 comment:

Cassie Bustamante said...

nerve is on my list to see! i have been getting into series on netflix... chris and i are watching the OA right now- so good! and i just finished the killing which i loved, too! not great acting, but the story and the actors pulled me in nonetheless.