Now that The Woman in Black has been ticked off my “to watch list” I can add some of the other movies that I am looking forward to seeing.
A Dangerous Method is still on my list, as is Man on a Ledge. What else? Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, but I have heard a lot of criticism about this, which actually saddens me as Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock are, in my eyes, two of the best actors. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is another movie on my hit list. If you have read any of my other posts you may notice that this movie does not seem similar to those that I usually watch… Well I actually really want to see this as Bill Nighy is one of my favourite actors and has a brilliant voice, and of course, accent. Not to ignore Dev Patel who had a fantastic role in Slumdog Millionaire, which I will bluntly say, got him famous. Lastly and most fantastically I can not go without name dropping the wonderful and magnificent Dame Judi Dench (or M, as I shall remember her to be from the Bond films.)
A movie which I have only recently heard about is Tyrannosaur, this British film should not be forgotten, it looks like a hidden but good find. This may have to be the next one I make a point of going to see!
I will start by saying that I have mixed feelings about this movie, I didn’t think it was bad but I didn’t think it was amazing. I wasn’t on the edge of my seat biting my nails, but I did jump from time to time.
I saw it in the cinema, and I couldn’t have picked a worse time to go and see it. On a Thursday at 4pm during the school holiday. Trust me, going to see a “chilling” horror at this time was a stupid idea, and I shall tell you why: the cinema was full of immature teenagers. Now, being a teenager myself, and not the most mature one at that, I probably shouldn’t blame other teenagers for ruining the movie for me. But I will anyway. Honestly, about 75% of the audience at that time were most likely 14-20 years old and could not manage to sit through the movie, eventually a whole row were “removed” from the cinema for making so much noise and annoying others. On the other hand, the sound of crunching and chewing also added to the atmosphere…
Ok, enough of my rant, what did I think about the actual movie I hear you screaming at me. I thought Daniel Radcliffe did a fine job at the role of Kipps and I did not see him as a wizard at any given moment, which is a bonus don’t you think? As I had not read the book, seen the original movie, or any of the stage productions of this, I was not familiar with the plot and especially the ending. The ending to me, really made the movie and I thought it was fantastic, everyone else watching the last few scenes of this movie (myself included) seemed to gasp and be in shock at the end.
SPOILER ALERT (stop reading here if you don’t want to read the ending)!:
The moment when the little boy is hit by the train was the best and worst moment for me, this is the moment that everyone in the audience took a sharp inhalation. A sad yet happy ending as the mother, father and little boy walk up the tracks, though the woman in black is on the platform.
I haven’t watched any movies recently – the word “recently” I use here to mean “in the last few days”, however, there are a few in the cinema that I want to see but at this rate I may have to wait for the DVD releases or Sky Movies.
The Woman in Black is on the top of my “To Watch List” as my friend was recently in a stage production of it. I have heard great things about this movie, including how scary it is, but I am one for an adrenalin rush. A Dangerous Method is a close second on my list, as a psychology student it seems like a very interesting movie and there could be the possibility to learn more about Freud and his “dangerous” methods (but, being Hollywood there is bound to be overdramatization). Thirdly, A Man on a Ledge, I haven’t heard or seen much about this though.
If anyone has seen these movies feel free to leave a comment with what you thought about it/them. Please, no spoilers though, or at least within reason.