"In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces."
Hands down my favourite X Men film by a long mile. I loved the dark grown up tone of this film and enjoyed seeing an older and more jades Logan coming to terms with his role in life. Charles was adorable and Laura was a badass.
The People V. O.J. Simpson (2016)
"Season 1 of this crime drama and anthology focuses on the OJ Simpson murder trial as portrayed in Jeffrey Toobin's book "The Run of His Life: The People v OJ Simpson."
When I was ill a couple of months ago I decided to give this series a go on Netflix and was hooked. The acting in this series was brilliant and as soon as I finished it I went straight to Youtube to watch clips of the real court case. It's impressive how well the actors captured the real people they were playing. 4/5
The Replacement (2017)
"Three-part psychological thriller about a woman who goes on maternity leave only to become increasingly paranoid about the motives of the person covering for her."
This was really meh. The first episode started out well but then it just went downhill and became really predictable and silly. Vicky McClure was as usual brilliant in it though. 2/5
Teenage Cocktail (2016)
"Two young women plan to run away and try webcam modeling to make enough money to survive. At first the money comes rolling in, but the girls quickly learn that the consequences of their actions can blindside them."
This was quite strange and quirky but I really enjoyed it. The film captured the stupidity of youth and being a teenager and lead actress Nichole Bloom was excellent in it. 4/5
Get Out (2017)
"Now that Chris and his girlfriend, Rose, have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family's overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter's interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he could have never imagined."
I am a fan of Jordan Peele so was looking forward to his directorial debut and this was everything I expected. Effective as an atmospheric and sinister classic inspired horror film with an important underlying social commentary on race in 2017. Daniel Kaluuya was perfectly cast (he was also great in Black Mirror). This is a must see. 4/5
"Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are on the cutting edge of one of the most important discoveries in human history: the first evidence of extraterrestrial life on Mars. As members of the crew conduct their research, the rapidly evolving life-form proves far more intelligent and terrifying than anyone could have imagined."
Although this didn't really offer anything new to the genre I did really enjoy it. There was plenty of action and suspense and a really good twist at the end. I also really enjoyed the music. Definitely worth a watch if you are looking for something entertaining that doesn't involve any deep concentration! 3.5/5