What I’ve Been Watching #10

It’s been a while, but WIBW is back again! So what have I seen since last time?

The Big Sick

I was really excited to see this after watching the trailer. It looked like the perfect blend of funny and dramatic and it 100% delivered on that.

It’s a really sweet film with a few good laughs and awesome performances from all the cast. Kumail Nanjiani was a particular highlight, but Ray Romano’s performance was a nice surprise too.

The Big Sick is the perfect Sunday afternoon film, so well worth a purchase/download when it comes out!

Expectation: 3.5
Reality: 4

Detroit

Detroit is first and foremost an important movie to see. I knew nothing about the Detroit riots in the 60’s, or even about the main event within the film. I’d never even heard about it if I’m honest.

The film is slow to get into the crux of the story, but when it does it is not an easy watch. This is in big part a credit to the actors who are all incredible. The whole middle part of the film is completely gripping, and towards the end of the film you have some really interesting courtroom scenes –  unfortunately you don’t get enough time with these scenes though.

Expectation: 3
Reality: 3.5

Hitman’s Body Guard

To be honest, there’s not a huge amount to say about this movie. I basically went to see it because Ryan Reynolds is hot tbh and Samuel L Jackson is a legend. The film is as average as I really expected it to be, but it could have been better had it focused on being an action movie rather than a weird action/comedy mishmash where a fair few of the jokes missed the mark.

The action scenes are really good though so if you like fights and car chases then you’ll probably enjoy this movie.

Expectation: 2.5
Reality: 2.5

So what’s next?

Logan Lucky

Channing Tatum has been funny af in movies in recent years, and seeing Daniel Craig play such a different character to what I’m used to seeing him play (y’know, like James Bond) can only be a good thing, right? Well, we shall see! But the trailer did make me chuckle and I’ll sign up to any movie that has Adam Driver in it.

Expectation: 3

Patti Cakes

This basically looks like 8 Mile for women and I’m all about that. The trailer is super cool and I’m so glad our local cinema is getting this (and as an Unlimited Screening too!).

Expectation: 4

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