Glynn and I have started going to the pictures every week while the Vue is cheap as chips (£4 a ticket) in what we now call 'Cinema Sunday'. We love films and I love being up to date with the new releases, we even pay the extra £1 for VIP seats because they are genuinely comfier than the rest. Our latest conquests have been (no spoilers):
Angela Jolie was fabulous as well, having never actually seen her in anything, I thought she was completely stunning and majestic, she did the role proud. And the part where she's doing a proper big girl cry got me right in the chest, I've been there my friend. Well maybe not in that exact same situation...
The only thing that really irked me was that they were really true to the cartoon characters, so why did they suddenly rename the three fairies? Fauna, Flora and Merryweather became Flittle, Knotgrass and Thistletwit... any need?
X Men: Days of Future PastI'm not a firm follower of the X Men films but here we join the gang in the future when mutants are being destroyed and it turns out that something one of them did a long time ago actually creates these new enemies. So, Patrick Stewart and the team find a mutant with the power to send a consciousness back in time to their earlier self. Wolverine takes the challenge and off he goes to find young Xavier and Magneto (some time after First Class) and sort the whole thing out.
I must admit the story didn't keep me entirely gripped but the sheer class of the star studded cast did, I love them all: McEvoy, Fassbender, Jackman, Lawrence, McKellan and obviously Patrick Stewart (I've shook his hand don'tcha know?) were stunning and I could look at them all day. Or preferably watch the Graham Norton episode where they do this:
22 Jump StreetI don't really remember 21 Jump Street that well although I do remember enjoying it. The best thing about this film is it's a clear send up of itself and sequels in general. The film emphasises the fact they are going to do everything exactly the same as last time and to be fair it was quite funny with some great laugh out loud moments. I find myself loving Jonah Hill more and more for his talent and genius.
The Fault in Our Stars
It's about a girl with cancer who meets a boy who used to have cancer and it's basically just following their little romance and the intricate links that has with illness.
See below for my book thoughts. The film, I thought, made a great adaptation of the book, skipping all the really useless bits eg. Kaitlin and keeping the rest. Both the actors were really lovely in it and it tugged heartstrings in all the right places.
_______________________________________________I've been devouring books with a vengeance lately and I kind of thank my iphone because I've been buying them on ibooks. I love the freedom to be like 'I want to read that book right now'. It's the first time since before going to uni I really love reading! Long may it reign!
The Fault in Our Stars - John GreenAfter seeing everyone going on about the book I thought I'd give it a go and I was pleasantly surprised. It was a lot funnier than I was expecting seeing as it's about cancer. The truth about the whole thing was lovely and it was nice that Hazel with her terrible situation doesn't dwell on it but also doesn't want anyone's pity. The whole story was a lovely read, I know a lot of people get annoyed with the way they speak but to be honest, if you'd spent as much time as they had being on their own, reading and that you'd definitely be wise beyond your years.
The Unfinished Symphony of You & Me - Lucy Robinson
I adored this book and everything about it. I loved the plot, the characters, the setting, the language, the narrative... I could genuinely bang on about this book all day. Basically, Sally is the most lovable character who, as a child, discovers she has a passion for opera but this is quashed by her conservative family, still paranoid from a past family tragedy and so she sings only in her wardrobe. Basically the story works in two timelines; firstly Sally in present day has just begun an opera masters which she doesn't want to do, when an old flame turns up and brings up all the stuff from the past timeline. The past timeline is Sally in New York with her workmates and problematic cousin Fiona. We swap between the two stories and get a little more insight each time but just when you think you know what's happening there's a dramatic plot twist, I love that it constantly kept me guessing.
I laughed out loud a lot and cried quite a bit as well. I am now recommending this book to everyone and wouldn't hesitate to read it again!
The 5th Wave - Rick YanceyMy latest conquest. It's all about an alien apocalypse, the aliens are attacking seemingly to rid the Earth of humans so that they may live there. The blurb easily drew me in with:
THE 1st WAVE
Took out half a million people.
THE 2nd WAVE
Put that number to shame.
THE 3rd WAVE
Lasted a little longer. Twelve weeks . . . Four billion dead.
IN THE 4th WAVE,
You can't trust that people are still people.
AND THE 5th WAVE?
No one knows.
But it's coming.
We join Cassie, 16 years old out in the woods currently living through Wave 4 which is were the aliens have inhabited themselves INSIDE PEOPLE! Safe to say, you can't trust anyone. She recaps the first 3 waves for us and then follow her on her search for her brother and along the way she meets the mysterious Evan Walker. It's well written with several different POV's to keep you guessing as to who's who and what's really going on. But the Cassie storyline was by far my favourite and I was all 'I could well play her in the film', turns out they've already cast Chloe Moretz...
Even if you don't read this, whenever it eventually gets made, see it on film because all I thought throughout was how it would look amazing on screen!
That's all for now but give it a couple of weeks and I'm sure I'll have plenty more!