Films & Television Reviews

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!


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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  2. 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!!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Lady Gaga in AHS Hotel was just too weird for me personally but the Bourne films are great!

  6. 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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