The Decoy Bride

Ever fancied seeing David Tennant strut his stuff in tartan flares? Well now’s your chance! A well written, well acted rom-com set on a beautiful remote Scottish island, what more could you ask for? The Decoy Bride is an under-watched gem deserving of far more publicity. The world’s media infests a remote Scottish island when word gets out that famous Hollywood actress, and every mans ideal woman Lara … Continue reading The Decoy Bride

What’s Your Number?

Anna Farris may have one of the world’s most irritating voices but she certainly knows how to make us laugh. What’s Your Number is your typical rom-com that’s continuing the Bridesmaids trend of realistic, funny female protagonists who aren’t ashamed of their sexuality. Finally, women in film are being represented realistically! Ally (Farris) is looking back over her past nineteen conquests and in her desperation not … Continue reading What’s Your Number?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The second instalment of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games series has finally come to life as Catching Fire hits the big screen. Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) end up becoming targets of the Capitol after their victory in the 74th Hunger Games sparks rebellion. They are once again thrown into the games as a special 75th anniversary edition calls for the victors from each district to compete, … Continue reading The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Big Wedding

If you’re looking for corny fun, look no further! The Big Wedding is everything you could want from a romantic comedy/drama and it boasts a stellar cast with Susan Sarandon, Robert De Niro and Diane Keaton at the helm. A long-divorced couple has to fake being married at their adopted sons wedding because his birth-mother has a staunch view of marriage and divorce. The Big Wedding isn’t as predictable … Continue reading The Big Wedding

3 Days of Normal

3 Days of Normal is a breath of fresh air, a cute and beautifully filmed little rom-com with none of the cliche glitz and glam of Hollywood. A small-town love story with a poetically slow pace and some solid performances, 3 Days of Normal is a heartwarming little indie film and an example of what more romantic drama films should be like. Set in Washington, New Hampshire, a … Continue reading 3 Days of Normal

A Moment to Remember

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a disease that eats away at a person’s memory and eventually leads to death. A Moment to Remember is a heart breaking story about an enduring love that is tested when Sun-jin is diagnosed with the disease at just 27 years old. Like many Korean dramas, A Moment to Remember burrows right under your skin and into your heart with likeable … Continue reading A Moment to Remember

Playing for Keeps

Playing for Keeps is your typical Hollywood rom-com, so for those that can’t put aside their film snobbery for two hours and just enjoy a bit of entertainment, then please do yourselves a favour and steer well clear! Playing for Keeps got some rather negative reviews all round and the general consensus is that the cast was too good for the lacklustre and cliche-fuelled  script. However, I really … Continue reading Playing for Keeps

Restless

Restless is a heartwarming romantic drama about a teenage boy with the ghost of a kamikaze pilot for a friend and a strange hobby of attending memorial services. When he meets terminally ill Annabel and falls in love, he learns about life and love and grows to respect the dead, including his deceased parents. Restless has a beautiful poetic feel that is largely due to the stunning … Continue reading Restless