Tuesday 20 August 2019

Mini Film Reviews #5 - The Sun Is Also A Star, Rocketman & More

It's been a while since the last installment of my mini film reviews because as I mentioned in my recent Netflix post, I just kind of lost all inspiration when it came to TV. I've mainly had my head stuck in a book for the last few months and there was just nothing standing out to me until recently. I've finally got through some films though, a few a lot of people seem to have been talking about aswell so I'd love your opinions too!
collage - Rocketman, The Sun Is Also A Star, The Hustle, Secret Obsession, Austenland, The Great Gatsby

Austenland - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I watched this on a whim a few months ago and I actually really liked it. It stars Keri Russell who I loved in the film Waitress, and she plays Jane Hayes who is obsessed with all things Jane Austen and Mr Darcy. She goes to a British theme resort called Austenland, which is something I could easily see us having for real over here and it's just a bit crazy, but really likeable. A good one to put on in the afternoon when blogging!

The Great Gatsby - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I never quite got the hype around The Great Gatsby when it was first released and I probably still don't love it quite to the extent some people do but it's a film that's really grown on me the last few times I've watched it. I think the whole cast is brilliant especially Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton. It's a beautiful film to watch as everything is so over the top glamorous, but also because I just love Daisy and Gatsby together.

Secret Obsession - ⭐⭐

I thought the trailer to Secret Obsession actually looked quite good. I mean, a totally cheesy Netflix horror but not awful. The actual film though - probably one of the worst I've ever seen. And I've worked my way through a lot of bad horror films over the last few years! The acting was pretty shocking and I found it hard not to just laugh at some points which I'm sure wasn't the aim of the film. I had high hopes but I won't be watching it again.

The Hustle - ⭐⭐

It's not that I expected something out of this world with The Hustle, but god it was terrible. Maybe that's just me, but I felt so let down! I'm a big fan of Anne Hathaway and I tend to like pretty much anything Rebel Wilson is in so the two of them together? I thought it would be great. Unfortunately I just didn't get the story, it wasn't that funny and I found myself not caring about how it ended. I wanted something a bit more #girlpower.

The Sun Is Also A Star - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I just adored this! I was hoping I'd enjoy it as I'm a big fan of Everything, Everything - the book and the film, and as this was based on a novel by the same Author Nicola Yoon, I really wanted this to be just as special. From the beginning it had a similar vibe to Everything, Everything and it didn't take me long to feel fully invested in Daniel and Natasha's relationship. I love the story of how the two of them fall in love in just a day. It was so beautiful and of course I cried, at the most random parts too, but I already can't wait to watch it again. I'll definitely be picking up the book soon!

Rocketman - ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I was so looking forward to this and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would never have said I'm an Elton John fan but I love the biopic films like this that have started getting made and I was drawn in just from the trailer alone. Taron Egerton's portrayal of Elton is outstanding, and I thought the supporting cast including Richard Madden and Jamie Bell were all fantastic. I don't think it was quite on the level that Bohemian Rhapsody was last year but so impressive.

Have you watched any of these too? Would love to hear your thoughts!

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Alice In Sheffield said...

I love gatsby, I adored the book and really felt the film was a good portrayal

jennyinneverland said...

I love The Great Gatsby - both the book and the film! Such a shame about Secret Obsession. I did want to watch that but maybe not! I recently watched Molly's Game on Amazon Prime and LOVED IT!


Lady Writes said...

I'm not a fan of comedy films so I'm unsurprised to hear The Hustle was awful!

Hannah said...

Gutted that secret obsession isn't very good, I've wanted to give it a watch for a while now. I do think the trailer gives away pretty much the whole story though, so don't know if there is any point in watching it haha! Great post xx

Hannah | luxuryblush

Joy said...

I missed Rocketman in the cinema. Will go out of my way to get it on DVD.

Sophie said...

I love The Great Gatsby but I'm not a huge fan of the film for some reason. The Sun Is Also A Star sounds great x


Tiffany Timms said...

I'd love to read the book now I've seen the film xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Ooh I've seen Molly's Game come up a few times on there so I'll have to give that a watch soon xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Yeah I was expecting so much more from The Hustle!

Tiffany Timms said...

Yeah the trailer reveals so much! I mean, it's not the worst film I've ever seen but I was expecting more from it xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Definitely recommend Rocketman xx

Tiffany Timms said...

Loved The Sun Is Also A Star, hope you get chance to see it :)

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