I came into possession (legitimately!) of a pile of iTunes vouchers some months back. I’ve saved them up to buy all the films I really want to see this year. (I actually have a list of must-see films I maintain in Evernote…I’m sadly behind on this, despite having an all-you-can-eat cinema membership with Cineworld).
I’ve just noticed, I have quite the backlog of films I’ve bought and downloaded, but not watched yet. I think this is mostly to do with the recent great weather – I’m not too keen on sitting inside watching a blockbuster while the sun is scorching the streets of London outside.
(I may possibly have just jinxed the weather for the remainder of the month – a quick look outside has revealed monsoon-like conditions across Canary Wharf….)
So I have the following at my disposal – please don’t judge:
- Oblivion: Yes, it has the vile Tom Cruise in it, but I loves me some sci-fi. The trailer looked impressive on the big screen. But I’ve been so horribly misled by trailers in the past. And I really can’t stand Tom Cruise.
- Les Miserables: I like musicals. Shoot me. This isn’t one of my favourites, but it has got Hugh Jackman in it. But it is about three hours long. But it has got Hugh Jackman in it. Feedback at home so far leads me to believe I’ll be watching this one On My Own (geddit?!). I also get the feeling that Russell Crowe singing will be a bit like Pierce Brosnan in Mamma Mia. Hilarious and painful in equal parts.
- Django Unchained: It’s Tarantino. And there are cowboys.
- G.I. Joe Retaliation: A truly guilty pleasure. The first one was so bad, it was good. This may in fact be even worse. Epic scenery-chewing, paper-thin characters and over-the-top villains. I suspect it will be a lot like Oblivion, but with a much lower budget. The trailer is epic (if you’re 14 year-old boy).
Thoughts on what to watch first?