8 Jan 2014

Charlotte at the Cinema #1

It's been a while since I did a little "What I've Been Watching" type post but as a Netflix/cinema junkie I thought it was about time I shared a few of my recent favourites. My lovely mum got me a Cineworld Unlimited Card a good few years ago now and I'm always making sure I put it to good use! When I first moved up to Aberdeen I knew I wasn't going to have a TV license so along with a ton of my favourite DVDs I treated myself to a Netflix subscription which I use basically every day for TV shows and movies. If you have any Netflix recommendations (UK or US) shoot them my way!

Recently I've been watching:

The Decoy Bride - I found this whilst searching Netflix for something with David Tennant in (post Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode) and was very pleasantly surprised by it. I expected it to be your standard cliché rom-com movie - and it was, I won't lie to you - but for some reason I absolutely loved it. One scene in particular had me sobbing uncontrollably and I would wholeheartedly recommend it if you're after something that's not too serious and a bit soppy.

Catching Fire - This was a no brainer for me as I'm a massive fan of The Hunger Games. I've seen this film twice now and am still as in love with it as before. It's got everything: drama, romance, action, amazing costumes and some good ol' funny bits too. Again, another film I cried at. I can't wait for it to come out on DVD!

Love & Other Disasters - I can't quite remember how I found this film and to be honest I was almost switching it off within the first 10 minutes, however I'm really glad I stuck with it as it was actually pretty good. Like The Decoy Bride it was a bit cliché but still enjoyable all the same. It makes me wish Brittany Murphy was still around as I love basically all of her films (she does actually star in a film that was due to come out last year, but still no sign of it). If you fancy watching this film it's on Netflix.

Anchorman 2 - This film is everywhere at the moment. I feel like they've been trying to push it in every single way possible. As a big fan of the original movie I had high hopes for the sequel, which was again very enjoyable. I did feel it was a little bit gimmicky and that they were trying too hard to be funny at some points however it was a great film with some great cameos.

Frozen - Frozen is amazing. Best way to describe it. Me and my boyfriend took my brother and his girlfriend to see this last Friday and I just loved it. I don't think the boys felt the same, but it was typical Disney princess and seeing as Tangled is one of my all time favourite movies I think it was pretty much a given that I went to see Frozen (the two are pretty similar).

Charlie Bartlett - This was a bit of a random Netflix choice, I decided I was in the mood for something with Kat Dennings and stumbled across this gem (Robert Downey Jr may have influenced this decision). It was a bit of a weird one, but enjoyable. I've only ever really seen RDJ in Avengers franchise films or Sherlock Holmes (this will need to change) so it was different seeing him in a role that's a bit more serious. Again, enjoyable film!

What To Expect When You're Expecting - Netflix kept recommending this for me and after noticing that Anna Kendrick starred in it I decided to give it a go. It was surprisingly funny and Anna Kendrick was amazing as usual. It made me quite emotional at bits but overall it was generally a happy feel-good film. Now Netflix keeps recommending me pregnancy films which is getting a bit annoying...

What have you been watching recently? Any recommendations?


  1. I really want to see Anchorman 2! I love watching comedy

  2. I really enjoyed Frozen! Doesn't quite beat Tangled for me but still good :) I'm really wanting to see the Secret Life of Walter Mitty, American Hustle and Last Vegas ;') xx

  3. love your choices! i watched the decoy bride when it came out and was in love with it! ive never seen frozen or tangled so i should probably watch those two! I watched bad teacher for the first time the other day, so good!

  4. I've never heard of the Decoy Bride but it sounds like something I'll have to take a look at (:

  5. I went to see the Hobbit and that's the only film I've seen at the cinema recently. I'm also a student and gutted how expensive the cinema is at the moment so haven't been to see Hunger Games, Frozen or Anchorman 2. I'm waiting for them to come on Wuaki or DVD, hard since i'm so impatient.
    I just started a student link-up for lovely bloggers like yourself! Would love this post to be linked up :)

    Oh Hey Kayspray! xx


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