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Films I’ve Watched Recently – Take Two

It would seem that having Netflix available on my new laptop means that I can pretty much watch majority of the films on my to-see list at the drop of the hat.

Of course, it does help that I’ve spent all of February having tonsillitis as well as a virus that I just can’t seem to shake off.

What can I say? I’ve had a lot of time to watch some really good films recently and even though three of the five listed below are technically ones that I’ve rewatched, I’ve still really enjoyed turning off from my phone and being absorbed in a film.

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Inferno was the second film that the Mr and I went to see together at the cinema and even though I’m a book worm, I’ve never actually read any of the Dan Brown books – nor have I seen the other two films.

Tom Hanks portrays a professor who is suffering from visions whilst he is mysteriously in Florence. With flashbacks messing with his mind, it’s up to him to stop the virus from taking over the world.

I think this is a film which anyone can enjoy. It’s fast paced, the actors have been brilliantly cast and the big shocking moment towards the end will always have my mouth wide open.

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13 Going On 30 is pretty much a classic within it’s own rights and it’s actually because of Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next video that I decided to watch it.

When you’re a teenager, you desperately want to be taken seriously (still do!) and being an adult seems like the best thing to become and so, with the power of magic dust – Jenna Rink goes from being 13 to 30, flirty and thriving.

I loved this film growing up and quite frankly, I still do as it’s just one of those fantastic, feel good films which you can watch time and time again.

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The Bucket List was one of the top films on my to-see list and it has been for a very, very long time. But now I’m wondering why it took me so long to see the film because in actual fact – it’s brilliant.

Two elderly men, strangers to one another become good friends within a short space of time as they are sharing the same room within a hospital. With one of them (Morgan Freeman’s character) having a bucket list before he dies, the duo decide to tick everything off the list while they still have the chance.

Even though the ending is sad (it’s predictable), I didn’t cry but I really did sympathise with the characters while they tried to get the best out of their lives.

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Limitless is actually in my top ten films of all time and if you’ve seen it – you’ll probably understand why.

Bradley Cooper’s character is trying to become a writer but with little power to actually put pen to paper, he decides to begin taking a pill a day in which his ex-brother-in-law gave to him. Within 30 seconds, his brain has access to every single piece of information he’s ever come into contact with and it doesn’t just stop there as he is able to transform his skills into something rather extraordinary.

Fun fact: this was the film that the Mr and I watched on Valentines!

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Now You See Me is a film for those people who like myself – love magic and illusion. I am pretty certain that I’ve seen half of this film before but one wild Friday night, I watched it on a complete whim with my Dad and now we’re begging Netflix to upload the second film.

Four individual magicians / illusionists all receive a card – telling them where to meet, on which day and at what time. The audience don’t learn much at that time as the plot quickly fast forwards to a year later where the four have teamed up to showcase their talents. Soon enough, the FBI get involved and it all becomes one big chase.

But just wait for the big reveal. I did Film Studies at University and even I didn’t see that one coming!

EL xx
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