Weekly Movie Roundup

Weekly Movie Roundup

Here I am, back with another movie roundup with what I have been watching since last Sunday! Well, actually because I didn’t do one last week I’m combining some of the movies with this weeks. This is partly due to the fact I’ve been pretty slack with watching films and also because I haven’t had the chance to watch as many films as I would’ve liked. However, here it is. A little more diverse this week too!

MARY POPPINS (1964)

Who doesn’t love Julie Andrews? In fact, as a child, I always wanted to be Mary Poppins. Probably explains my obsession with keeping everything tidy! Anyway, this movie is an absolute Disney live action cross cartoon classic. It’s a wonderful story about Jane and Michael, two children who drive their Nannies away with their behaviour. Their father, a serious banker, Mr Banks (clever name right?) places an advertisement for a replacement as do the children. The advert reaches none other than the practically perfect Mary Poppins who helps the children and Mr Banks to see everything with a new perspective with the help of Bert (Dick Van Dyke).

Anyway, this movie is an absolute Disney live action cross cartoon classic. It’s a wonderful story about Jane and Michael, two children who drive their Nannies away with their behaviour. Their father, a serious banker, Mr Banks (clever name right?) places an advertisement for a replacement as do the children. The advert reaches none other than the practically perfect Mary Poppins who helps the children and Mr Banks to see everything with a new perspective with the help of Bert (Dick Van Dyke).

★★★★

SCARFACE (1983)

Quite different from Mary Poppins… But yes, Scarface is another classic movie for a whole different reason. Tony Montana, played by the gorgeous (yep, that’s right) Al Pacino, is a Cuban refugee who attempts to make his way up in the world. However, he doesn’t exactly do it quietly or legitimately causing a few enemies with drug lords and highly strung gangsters.

Tony Montana, played by the gorgeous (yeah, that’s right) Al Pacino, is a Cuban refugee who attempts to make his way up in the world. However, he doesn’t exactly do it quietly or legitimately causing a few enemies with drug lords and highly strung gangsters.

I love how simple the plot is but it contains so much action, drama and of course “fucks”. And Michelle Pfeiffer looks absolutely amazing in this film too!

★★★★★

NORTH BY NORTHWEST (1959)

Cary Grant. Enough said. But I will say more because I guess some people don’t think that’s enough reason to watch a film (although it is). So yes, Cary Grant is mistaken by foreign spies and is pursued while he looks for a way to survive. He meets Eve (Eva Marie Saint) on his journey of escape and she ends up being a lot more mysterious than what he originally took her for.

So yes, Cary Grant is mistaken by foreign spies and is pursued while he looks for a way to survive. He meets Eve (Eva Marie Saint) on his journey of escape and she ends up being a lot more mysterious than what he originally took her for.

I love the subtext of this film and the little hidden sexual references, as well as the humour Cary Grant and Alfred Hitchcock always bring to their movies. Although it isn’t the greatest of Hitchcock’s films I still enjoy watching it every now and again!

★★★

ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (1975)

Not your ordinary musical. This movie contains all of the elements of a film that is needed in a world of close minded and restricted human beings. Rock and roll, cross-dressing, heels and stocking, motorbikes, aliens and open relationships.

Originally for the stage, Rocky Horror has swept the world up in a cult classic musical movie wonder. With one of the most recognisable songs of any film the Time Warp gives the film, its first glimpse of a different kind of society. One where pleasure comes first above all else. And despite being a little bit odd at times, this film is still adored by millions across the globe including myself.

I love the concept, the costumes, soundtrack and Tim Curry’s legs and ability to keep his lipstick on top form.

★★★★★

MULAN (1998)

One of the most underrated Disney movies of all time I reckon. As I listened to my Disney soundtrack I was reintroduced to I’ll Make a Man Out of You and was reminded what a great film this is.

Mulan, a Chinese woman stands out from the rest of her female peers. She has other ideas for her future, especially when her disabled father is called upon to join the Chinese army in their fight to defeat the Huns.

Mulan disguises herself as a man and registers herself as Ping with the help of Mushu, a dragon trying to become a guardian (again). However, she definitely bites off more than what she can chew being the only woman amongst an army of men. But she shows them all that there is more than what meets the eye.

★★★★

What have you been watching this week? 

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