Movies I Watched in January: Mini Reviews

I’m a huge film and TV buff and am always on the lookout for new things to watch. There’s nothing better than being immersed in a good film or show (apart from a book, of course…) and I’m into so man different genres that it’s usually quite easy for me to find a film I love. I was brainstorming blog post ideas and wanted to talk more about the films I’ve been watching so today, I’ve decided to do a quick round-up of all the films and TV I’ve watched in January with super mini reviews for each of them. I thought reviewing a film in 1 or 2 sentences would be quite the challenge so I hope you enjoy!

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The Bourne Identity (2002): First time watching the Bourne films, don’t know why as I love Matt Damon. Bit action-y but on a whole I really enjoyed it. Out of 10: 8.5

The Bourne Supremacy (2004): You see where this is going. Not much to say about this one other than it wasn’t as good as the original (what is) but still a solid film. Out of 10: 7.5

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007): Liked this one a bit more than number 2 because it was partially set in London and I like seeing places I recognise. Series still strong. Out of 10: 8

25th Hour (2002): Love Edward Norton. This film was amazing, right up my street. Eye-opening and beautifully shot. Some really incredible scenes. Love, love, love. Out of 10: 9.5

Birdman (2014): Amazing cast. Emma Stone rocks. Interesting concept and exceptionally unique film being made to look like it was shot in 1 take. Didn’t quite understand it fully – quite ambitious. Out of 10: 6

The Omen (2006): Not as scary as I would have liked but as re-makes go, it was pretty decent. Can’t watch Michael Gambon without seeing Dumbledore. Out of 10: 5.5

London Has Fallen (2016): Fantastic cinematography. Fantastic cast. Great storyline. But not for me. Too ‘all guns blazing’ so wasn’t really into it, sorry. Out of 10: 4.5

Breaking the Girls (2013): Acting was questionable, could have been shot better but I really enjoyed I. Interesting storyline, lots of twists. My kind of film. Out of 10: 8

Men of Honor (2000): Desperately didn’t want to watch this, didn’t think I would like it. So glad I did. Amazing film. Amazing cast. Amazing messages. Out of 10: 9

American Horror Story: Hotel (2015): Fucking brilliant. Aside from series 1, probably my favourite series. Loved every single second of it and Lady Gaga absolutely slayed it. Out of 10: A big fat 10

The Bone Collector (1999): Angelina Jolie is such a beautiful actress. Proper crime drama; reminded me of a James Patterson novel. Very clever, really enjoyed it. Out of 10: 8.5

The Girl on the Train (2015): I didn’t read the book so didn’t have any idea what to expect. Emily Blunt was fantastic. Storyline was a bit… Something. Think it was probably better suited to a book. Overall though, I enjoyed it. Out of 10: 6.5

Have you seen any of these films? What did you think? What’s been your favourite film you’ve seen this month; old or new? Let me know!

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5 thoughts on “Movies I Watched in January: Mini Reviews

  1. Wow you watched a lot of movies!! I really need to get better about that because I have SO MANY that I need to catch up on. I want to see The Girl on the Train, but I also kind of want to read the book first. I mean, I read Gone Girl before seeing the movie and I was SO GLAD I DID. The twists in the book blew me away and I wouldn’t have wanted to know them ahead of time. Also, YES to AHS Hotel. I was super surprised at Lady Gaga’s acting skills. I didn’t think she would be terrible, but I didn’t expect her to be as good as some of those A-Listers!!

  2. Been meaning to watch Birdman and The Girl on the Train for a while now. Think they are two films that I’m excited to watch. I love the Bourne films. Matt Damon is amazing. But I think I prefer the newest Bourne movie, so would recommend you watch that.

  3. I recently saw My Big Fat Greek Wedding II. I’d been waiting to see it and while it was cute and had funny moments, I don’t think it measured up to the first one. I saw How to be Single, too. That was cute and funny too. Not something I’d wish to see again, probably.

  4. I love the Bourne films for a movie night. I have the paperback of Girl on the Train in my bookshelf but haven’t gotten around to reading it. Everyone raves about it which means I’m rebeling against reading it.

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