And how are we all today? Well, I hope! This weekend seemed to fly by and now we are probably all feeling that Monday slump. So I thought it would be a good time to share with you all the clips, featurettes and trailers that were released over the weekend lovelies.
From La La Land, Fences, The House and more, I hope you enjoy them, as much as I did lovelies...
What films did you watch over the weekend lovelies?
A long time ago my dad made us all sit down and watch The Da Vinci Code starring Tom Hanks. Not old enough to really understand what it was about, I had higher hopes of understanding and enjoying the new film in the franchise Inferno.
Starring Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, the film carries on from the aftermath of Angels and Demons, as Hanks’ character awakes in hospital unsure of what has happened to him. Working alongside Felicity Jones’ doctor character, they try to defeat and beat the next case they are left to handle.
Like the previous films in the franchise, this one manages to bring to life the twists and turns of the Dan Brown novel. However, it sometimes feels as though important elements are being left out and questions are being left unanswered with the lack of attention to detail within the film's script.
Unlike the clever way in which Brown describes each key element and moment within the book, the scriptwriters seemed to have left out important elements to fit in the action surrounding Hanks and Jones characters.
There is one thing that really stands out in this film though lovelies and that is the incredible way in which Ben Foster brings his evil character to life. Foster is continuing to shine on screen and his role in this film stands out against the great Hanks and Jones.
Overall the film is an enjoyable third film in the franchise, but there is a lack of energy and strength within the script.
This makes the entire film seem to drag and the characters’ lives, not seem as filled or played out as well as we have seen before.
Directed by Hunger Games director Gary Ross, Free State of
Jones, is the story of one man and his journey through the civil war in
America. With an all-star cast including Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
and Mahershala Ali, the film has a strong story to tell but also a strong
number of plot holes.
Telling the story of southern farmer, Newt Knight, the film
follows him as he rebels along with many others against the Confederacy. Joined
by slaves and fellow farmers, he story is a war film that shows a different
light to McConaughey’s acting style.
However, the film has many moments that are slow and don’t
seem to be telling you the full picture. Whilst it is a story that does have a
lot of interesting moments, it seems that there is too much focus on the
elements that we don’t need to know about.
It would have been better if Ross had focused the story on
the secondary characters more, making them more central and leading, as he has
the talented actors and actresses to do so. They are more than capable of
holding onto the power on screen and their stories would have led to a lot more
Overall the film is a long and interesting portrayal, but
with many plot holes and moments that are not needed it becomes a bit of a slog
for audience members.
Falling into the Sherlock 9pm slot on BBC One, Apple Tree Yard, based on the best-selling book by Louise Doughty.
Falling a woman who begins an affair with a man who doesn’t reveal much about himself, the show stars some amazing talent to take on the hard hitting storyline. Emily Watson is the leading member of the cast and her talents are truly shining on screen.
With storylines that are constantly throwing the audience off the scent, Watson is joined by Ben Chaplin and Mark Bonnar to bring audiences a romp fest filled show. The 9pm slot has been made for a reason lovelies.
Watson’s character is one your emotions are going to be destroyed by and there is nothing you can do, as the story makes sure that you know what is happening and how it is going to affect not only the character’s but you as an audience member.
The show captures the issue of rape in an honest way. So honest in fact that it is hard to watch as a viewer, but manages to make you think for days after. You as a viewer want to help those that are afraid to speak out and to capture this element so well on screen is where the actors and writers need to be commended the most.
Taking on the big Sunday night slot, against ITV’s rivalry, the show has managed to hook in audiences and given us a treat to think about. It is hard to forget the show after watching an episode and it leaves you thinking about it for days after. Especially episode one, which is a shocking and horrifying piece.