Welcome to my new feature, Film Friday. Here I will recap the films I have watched this week, and ones that I have either discovered or talked about.
My parents always raved about this film, but it’s not one I’ve ever seen, even though it was released in 1998! Starring Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks as two owners of competing bookshops, they fall in love over the Internet.
I thought this film was lovely (I can’t resist a film about bookshops!) and really cute. Even if I did want to shout ‘RUN FORREST’ everytime I saw Tom Hanks. 4 Sofas from me!
Starring Denzel Washington as a pilot who saves a crashing plane, his life comes under the spotlight when it is discovered he was drunk and high on cocaine at the time of the flight.
I saw this at the cinema list week. During the adverts before the film, I told my other half what the film was about. He said ‘I hope it’s better than it sounds then’. And it was! Although lacking in action after the first 15 minutes, this drama was really thought provoking. It also had some funny moments with John Goodman, and me and my other half were pleasantly surprised. We have a running joke that he picks terrible films (usually involving aliens or whatnot), so if he doesn’t particularly want to see it then it will be good! I’m a fan of Denzel anyway, but this added to his repertoire of great films. 4 sofas!
Timeriders: the Movie (link to Timeriders website as no IMDB page)
I’m a huge fan of the Timeriders series of books by Alex Scarrow. I’ve read 4 of the (currently) 7 part series, and I have enjoyed them all. I have books 5 and 6 on by TBR shelf, and I think they are a great YA series.
There is a petition here to get Hollywood to turn this series into a film (or set of films!). And I don’t know why it hasn’t already! The poster is amazing.
It has been confirmed with an expected release in Summer 2014. I love this trilogy, and can’t wait to find out more about the new one. Also rumoured to be released in 3D.
That’s my film wrap up for this week. What are your opinions/thoughts? Can you recommend any other good book-orientated film aside from You’ve Got Mail?
I love You’ve Got Mail. I really like this new “meme” I guess you would say. I know of a show that’s set in a bookstore of that helps. It’s pretty funny and british so it’s a win win. You might want to try it. I think it’s called Black Books or something like that. I hope they don’t mess up the new Jurassic Park movie. I remember those movies scaring the crap out of me when I was younger. In one of them is there a scene of a mall that’s flooded or am I going crazy? I’m planning on watching Won’t Back Down which is about two mothers who fight the school system so their children can get a better education. It stars two great actresses so I’m hoping that it will work out well.
Thanks for your comment! I’ve just looked up Black Books, starring Bill Bailey? I’ll have to see if I can get my hands on the first series. I think you’re right about the mall scene. The one I remember is when the girl and boy are in the kitchen, and trying to hide from the little dinos. Is that the second? They all merge into one! I haven’t heard of Won’t Back Down, so thanks for the recommendation 🙂 Its been a while since I’ve seen anything with Maggie Gyllenhaal, and this looks really feel-good!