Recently watched...

Tammy (2014)
I do love Melissa McCarthy, so despite the mediocre reviews I had to give this a go. I did enjoy the film, there were some brilliantly funny moments but mostly it was a sweet, feel good drama. It did seem at times like McCarthy wasn't sure whether to stick to her tradmark obnoxious character style or play it genuine and human. It's a shame she didn't have the confidence to go with that more genuine side, as I think the film would have worked so much better. Overall though I still liked it.

The Babadook (2014)
On the flip side I decided to try this after reading so many glowing reviews. I must admit I still don't get what the fuss is about, it was a fairly typical possession themed horror to me. It was a real slow burner, which relied on suspense rather than anything too scary. Personally I found the build up kind of fizzled out and although it got a lot of praise for the personal side of the story I find the whole struggling single mother with troubled kid theme a little tired. 

Under The Skin (2014)
Scarlett Johansson is an alien who drives round Scotland in a transit van seducing and killing men. The she starts to witness and experience human life, good and bad, and begins to question her own existence. This is definitely quite a strange film, but it has a certain beauty as well, particularly the visually stunning shots of the snowy woodland. It's quite a slow film that doesn't force feed the plot, rather gives you something to think about and stays with you long after you've seen it.


  1. The third film sounds really similar to Species, have you seen that?
    I used to love it so I might check this out, had no idea it existed until your post! :O


    1. I've heard of Species but I don't think I've seen it- I'll have to give it a watch :)

  2. I nearly watched The Babadook on Saturday but ended up watching Predestination instead. We watched like 5 minutes of it then thought 'Nah'. xx


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