I absolutely loved chatting about the films I watched back in April/May time (can't quite remember) and with a great response I'm making it a segment on the site. So I've watched 10 more movies recently (most of these were actually last month I just didn't get to write as much as I would have hoped!) luckily I have been so busy I'm not playing catch up with these reviews, otherwise i'd be screwed. 

I've watched a real mix of genres in films, most of them have been impromptu from seeing or discussing something during the day or it's been raining outside and I've reached for my go to. Let's get stuck in...

28 Days Later (2002) 
I love films which are disaster/zombie types mostly because they're hilarious or can grab my attention for more than 10 minutes. 28 Days Later is a pretty old film now, yes I can't believe it's 15 years old or so now. A virus is spread across the country after a group of animal rights activists free a caged animal who had the virus from a medical research lab. We are then introduced to the  main character Jim who wakes up from a coma a month after to find his city all but deserted. He manages to stumble upon a group of surviors where they embark on a journey together to safety, not everything goes to plan obviously! 

This film definitely has it's jumpy moments, and is quite predictable but if you just fancy watching an older film then this is a good choice. 

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs 2 (2013) 
I love an animated film that is just purely for a feel good or just to enjoy whilst your unwinding before bed. Usually I'm not a fan of follow up films but I actually think I prefer this second film instalment to the first film. It follows on from where the first film finished. The genius Flint Lockwood is finally recognised by his idol and gets to join him on a new adventure that will give him the opportunity to work full time on his inventions to help mankind. 

We soon discover that Flint's big invention from the previous film, which turns water into food is still operating but is now creating animal/vegetable hybrids. It's up to Flint and his friends to save the world from the many hybrids! There's some really funny moments in the film with an easy narrative to follow along with too! 

The Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) 
I thoroughly enjoy watching Marvel films and The Guardians of the Galaxy is definitely up there as one of the ones I enjoy the most. I love it's vibe with the music too, I'm always listening to the soundtrack when working. We wanted to watch this film because of the release of the second film which has recently came out (and we still haven't seen yet!). We are introduced to space adventurer and definite hottie Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) as he is about to find himself amongst the palms of relentless bounty hunters after he steals an orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain. To try and avoid Ronan, he is forced into an uneasy truce with four disparate misfits, of which Groot is definitely my favourite! 

If you like any of the other Marvel films but haven't seen this one yet then your missing out!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II (2011) 
Because when it's raining outside there's nothing like curling on the sofa watching a Harry Potter film. If you didn't know this is the last film in the series and still pulls at my heart strings even after it's release 6 years ago. The Battle of Hogwarts is just.. :( 

Hidden Figures (2016) 
I have been desperate to sit and watch this film since it's trailer. I love the idea of focusing on a story that's pretty important in the history of Space and Science as well as for women to recognise. It's focuses on 3 brilliant African-American women who work at NASA - Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history; launching astronaut John Glenn into orbit. An achievement that put the nation's confidence back into the Space Race. I thought the acting was next to none in this film, I felt so empowered as a young woman watching these women overcome their challenges to be accepted by their white colleagues as well as the males in the NASA programm.  

I would urge everyone to give this one a watch! 

Mamma Mia (2008) 
If you love a feel good musical then Mamma Mia is the one for you and when I realised it was on Netflix, I stuck it on. After a pretty crappy day with MH it was just what I needed, with it's fusion of Abba music thrown into the soundtrack you can't go wrong. I love singing along to this film about a young woman and her daughter in Greece, the daughter is to be married but wants to find her dad who will walk her down the aisle. However, there's 3 men in the mix who could be her dad. It all ends very happily (thankfully!) and it's bright colour Greece aesthetic will make you need to stick Greece onto your holiday bucket list quicker than you can say Mamma Mia.

I didn't give it 5 stars for the fact that I've heard recently they're planning A SECOND Mamma Mia film, I love it but just no, leave it. 

Shrek (2001) 
Shrek is a classic film to sit and watch on a weekend afternoon when your relaxing and still remains a film I personally enjoy watching. As it's caption title says 'The Greatest Fairy tale never told' as it follows an ogre named Shrek whose perfect life in the swamp is suddenly destroyed by annoying fairly tale characters. Banished from their kingdom by the evil Lord Farquaad, Shrek makes a deal with him so that his life and that of the fairy tale characters by rescuing Princess Fiona from a tall tower guarded by a dragon to become Farquaad's bride. Fiona also has a secret! 

The array of stars  that voice the characters are next to none and the film continues to make me laugh after all of these years!

Space Jam (1996) 
Space Jam is an absolute classic, throw in Michael Jordan a big star basketball player and a bunch of the Looney Tunes and the result is this high energy film. I'm not going to go into the plot because if you haven't already watched this classic of a fun film then your missing out! 

The Suicide Squad (2016) 
This was one film that on one impressions didn't really appeal to me and after watching it I'm not sure what stopped me from watching it earlier. It was a lot better than I had anticipated, it's very action packed but the storyline at times was a bit ridiculous. I definitely prefer the late Heath Ledger in the Joker role compared to Jared Leto's performance in this film. There was definitely a lot going on so you definitely need to give it your full attention to understand what's happening. 

Trolls (2016) 
Trolls is a new Dreamworks film that begins after the Bergens invade Troll Village, taking most of the Trolls in their grasps. It's down to Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born and the overly-cautious and not so willing Branch to set on a journey to save them all. Their mission isn't simple with many adventures and and mishaps along the way, but this mismatched duo manage to tolerate one another to get the job done. I love the soundtrack to this film and actually enjoyed it more than I thought, it was very fun and enjoyable, not at all what I expected from the initial trailer. 

What films have you enjoyed recently?  
thanks for reading,