Friday, 1 April 2016
Month in the Movies: March
In last place it is 'Rock The Kasbah'. What a terrible movie this is. How sad it as to see the likes of Bill Murray and Bruce Willis in such a travesty of a film. There aren't really any redeeming factors to this film at all. What was supposed to be a comedy came a boring and forgettable film.
Final verdict: F
'Truth' could've worked almost as well as 'Spotlight' did. Unfortunately the film lacked the interesting plot or characters needed to really care about the film. A total bore the whole way through that could have been so much better,
The latest comedy from Sacha Baron Cohen certainly did have its moments that were funny. However a lot of it consisted of gross out humour that wasn't really for me. If you're into that kind of stuff, you'll probably love Grimsby.
Despite not having a lot of substance, London Has Fallen was a fun action movie that wouldn't go amiss in the 80's. Don't go in and expect anything other than just an action film or you'll just be disappointed.
The biggest film of the year so far hit the big screen but not in an entirely positive way. A boring start along with some terrible plot holes and writing made Batman v Superman a disappointment. Ben Affleck as Batman was phenomenal along with some good action elevates the status of the film a little.
One of the most disappointing films of the year so far for me. A brilliant performance from Tim Hiddleston and impressive visuals couldn't cover up that High Rise was a huge mess. A very confusing film with so much going on with little explanation.
The most underwhelming film I've seen so far this year. Despite what could have been an interesting story, the film couldn't decide on what it wanted to do. However some impressive performances from the ensemble cast and an enjoyable look into Hollywood did save the Coen Brothers flick a little.
Another ensemble cast in the month of March that did work very well with stand out performances from Anthony Mackie and Casey Affleck. It does slow down at times but one of the most tension filled movies I've seen so far this year.
Making it a trilogy, Kung Fu Panda still had the heart and high quality entertainment from the first. More for kids than adults but still very entertaining. Some great new additions to the franchise in Bryan Cranston and J.K Simmons.
Perhaps the most surprising movie I have seen this year due to me not knowing anything about the film before seeing it. I didn't expect 90 minutes of genius from a stop motion film with a lot of adult humour within it.
The latest sports comedy starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman was fantastic. Incredibly funny and very inspiring as Eddie the Eagle soars to fifth spot in my list for the movies of March.
Third in my list is the blood relative to 'Cloverfield'. Not the sequel we imagined but a tremendous film nevertheless. Fantastic performances along with an interesting story with many twists and turns, 10 Cloverfield Lane is up there with some of my favourite movies of the year so far.
I don't usually like horrors but boy was 'The Witch' great. A great story with a lot of creepiness worked very well together. Some fantastic acting from those involved as well made this horror stand out from the others for me.
Disney's latest film is truly magnificent and suitable for all ages. Incredibly deep and funny, Zootropolis is a must see for everybody and is one of Disney's best in recent years. A magnificent film with a lot of heart and is thoroughly entertaining.
The most powerful film I have seen so far this year. Brilliant performances from Best Actress winner Brie Larson and co star Jacob Tremblay. A heart breaking story at first that grabs your attention from start to finish. One of the best films of recent times for sure and a must see for everybody. Luckily I caught the last available screening for this film and I absolutely loved it! The film did come out way before March but it counts as it was in March when I finally seen it.
So that concludes my list for the movies I seen in March. It was a pretty mixed month with some highly disappointing films as well as some contenders for my top 10 of the entire year! Lets hope for some more crackers in April. So what do you think of my list? Also what have you seen in the past month and what were your most and least favourites? Once again thank you for reading, it is much appreciated!
By Angus McGregor