Friday, 10 February 2012

10 on the tenth...............February 2012

Today is the tenth of the month and so today we join the International bloghopping world of Shimelle Laine to talk about ten things of interest/education/prettiness/just likeable.
Today I would like to share ten films which I would highly recommend to you or would like to see...............
1. War Horse


I went to see War Horse in our tiny little cinema in Wells with my dad. The last time we saw a film together was there and it was Saving Private Ryan, so not recently. It was lovely to sit with someone and you get tea and biccies as well! It doesn't matter if you've read the book or not, this is a beautiful film. The acting is amazing, even the horses deserve an Oscar. The musical score is perfect and our countryside looks beautiful. Take a box of tissues or kitchen roll as I did.

2. Bridesmaids

I don't usually go for this kind of comedy however I loooooved this film on DVD so much. It was funny, poignant and downright nasty at times. The female lead is just so brilliantly cast and her foil is perfect. If you are getting married and want a fun film to show to ur future bridesmaids to show how NOT to behave, then this is it.

3. The Woman in Black


This is the next film my dad is taking me to see. Having read the book several times and seen the theatre production, not to mention a TV version, I am looking forward to seeing the film at last. This is a scarey story with lots of psychological and haunting ghosty stuff. I am sure Daniel Radcliffe will be great in the title role. I have to watch myself in the cinema though as I screamed in the theatre.

4. One Day


Now this is one of my favourite books of all time and I was worried about how the film would be made. The relationship between the two leads is so important and so I watched this with my heart praying for success. I think Jim Sturgess is amazing as Dex but would have preferred a British actress for Emma. It is a good film, another hankie job I'm afraid, and one I would recommend.

5. Despicable Me

For me the one and only reason to watch this film is for the minions who are cool and yellow. This film is hilarious and brilliant for family watching.

6. Knocked Up

I love Katherine Heigl's romcoms and this is the first one I saw. She is brilliantly cast as the beautiful TV anchor woman who get's promotion and meets the man you would never expect to get with her and what happens when 2 months later the gets ''knocked up''. What ensues is funny and life affirming.

7. Enchanted

Ah Enchanted, my fave piece of musical fluff and romance. The Happy working song can get you through the housework any day and what this princess can do with curtains is awesome. A great family movie for the girls with romance and scarey evil Queen thrown in for good measure.


This film isn't out yet but looks amazing. Part sci-fi, part psychological thriller, it charts the events which follow three young men being given super powers after falling into a hole.

9. Dog Soldiers


A few years old now, but one of my fave horror movies. What happens when an army section finds the aftermath of an attack on their military comrades. Well werewolves of course!!! This film has gore, humour and thrills and although not especially terrifying the CGI is good and the werewolves pretty unrelentless.

10. The Italian Job
Full of classic lines and of course Michael Caine, this is an all time classic. You must watch this before even thinking of seeing the re-make which is nothing like the original.

I hope you will find something to your taste in this list and perhaps some new favourites for yourselves. What would you recommend I see next I wonder?


  1. I loved One Day, both book and film.

  2. Great list of films Jo, There are a couple on my to-watch list! ;)

  3. Thanks for the recommendations - I'll be on the lookout!

  4. I quite like the remake of the Italian Job. But then I quite like Mark Wahlberg..

  5. ooh some great recommendations there. One Day is on my blockbuster list and I'm waiting for them to send it too me. I love the book and like you am really nervous about the adaptation.

  6. War Horse was great!!!

  7. What a great list - I haven't seen any of these, so I'll look for all of them!

  8. The only one of those I've seen is The Italian Job. I think I'm going to wait for Warhorse to come out on DVD, so that I can blub in the privacy of my lounge!


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