Wednesday, 29 April 2015

What To Watch Wednesday #2


Hey lovelies! This week I'm bringing you another instalment of What to Watch Wednesday - with films and series that have made me laugh, cry, develop a girl crush (Because Audrey Hepburn) and have really shocked me. 

TWO WEEKS NOTICE (101 MINS)


If you love a good rom-com, and a healthy dose of Hugh Grant, then you will love Two Weeks Notice. The story revolves around Lucy (Sandra Bullock), a lawyer who's offered a job by player and billionaire George Wade (Hugh Grant). She originally refuses, knowing much of his reputation, but when he offers to save her beloved Coney Island community centre, in exchange for her working for him, she takes the opportunity. Before she knows it she becomes indecisive George's assistant, day and night, and soon finds that she's running almost every part of his life.

CHARADE (113 MINS)


Charade is one of my all time favourite films, and not just because of Audrey's amazing wardrobe. The story follows Reggie (Hepburn), a woman who comes back from holiday to find her husband dead, and the news that he had stolen a large amount of money that's nowhere to be found. Peter Joshua (Cary Grant), a charming man she met on holiday, hears of her husband's death and decides to help her look for the money. However, everyone starts to think that Reggie must have taken it, and she finds herself being harassed by criminals on the search for this money too. It's a thriller and charming rom-com all in one, and is definitely worth a watch (trust me!). 

MOVING WALLPAPER (30 MINS PER EP) AND ECHO BEACH (22 MINS PER EP)


You might be wondering why I've put two series together, and the reason is that they are actually both linked to each other. Moving Wallpaper is a fictional comedy about a group of chaotic writers, as they struggle to create a soap opera called Echo Beach. In each episode of Moving Wallpaper, you'll see them write and create the episode (usually with a lot of trouble), and then afterwards you can watch the episode of Echo Beach - and laugh at the melodramatic story lines and ridiculous twists the writers have come up with. 

ANY DAY NOW (98 MINS)


Any Day Now is one of those films that I've watched, and never forgotten. It tells the story of Rudy, a drag performer and musician, who one day finds Marco a 14-year old boy with Down Syndrome outside his apartment after his mother has been arrested. Rudy feels sorry for Marco and tries to take him in, but family services intervene and take Marco away. Rudy then tries his best to battle for his custody with the help of Paul, a district attorney. They eventually gain custody of the boy and live together, keeping their own relationship a secret. However when people start to notice that the relationship between Rudy and Paul isn't platonic, the question of whether or not they should be guardians to Marco comes into question. Probably one of the most moving films I've ever seen, or will ever see - definitely a must watch. 

BLACKFISH (83 MINS)


Funnily enough the reason that I watched this was because it was recommended on a blog I read, and here I am recommending it to you! Blackfish is a documentary that exposes the reality behind Sea World and their cruel captivity of Orcas (Killer Whales). Particularly it focuses on an Orca called Tilikum who was involved in the deaths of three people whilst being held in captivity. The documentary explores the intelligence of orcas, and the consequences that keeping them in captivity has on their aggression and their general happiness. It's a real eye-opener, especially if you've seen an Orca performance at Sea World - something I used to love as a kid, but see so differently now that I've watched this. 

Thank you for reading lovelies! Let me know if you've watched any of these/or will be watching any of them! Also I'd love to hear some of your recommendations too! 
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12 comments

  1. I def need to check these out, I love movies

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    Tyana
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  3. Any Day Now sounds a thought-provoking and very moving film and something I can see happening in today's society unfortunately (with regards to the boys care being questioned). I have Two Weeks Notice but i've not watched it for years, but I do love a rom-com!

    Amy at Amy & More

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    1. Yeah, it's a very moving film and is actually inspired by a true story. Yeah I've seen Two Weeks Notice so many times, but I always love it.

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  5. These all look lovely! I've never heard of some of them, so I'll have to remember them ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  6. Great picks, Charade is one of my favourite movies too! :)
    Urban Obsessions // Vegan Food & Lifestyle Blog

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  7. I have heard of Black Fish but never seen it before, I'll suggest it for a movie night next week. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. You should really see it, it's changed my opinion completely of Sea World! x

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