Archive for July 1st, 2016

After a busy May, I only saw three movies in June for a number of reasons: A holiday (that also included me performing best man duties at a wedding), European football championships, lots of Films I couldn’t be bothered to see and few Films I would have liked to have seen that were not being shown at my local cinema.  The three I did see are:

Race: The story of legendry athlete Jesse Owens culminating in the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  Beautifully shot and well directed but limited by an unimagantive anf by the numbers script and structure.   Stephan James is excellent as Owens.  An interesting side point, Leni Riefenstahl (played by Carice van Houten from Game of Thrones) appears as a character in the story, she is more sympathetically treated than in other films and documentaries about the era.Race

The conjuring 2: Worthy sequel that is only really let down by its lack of originality.  There are tense moments a scares aplenty, but it does nothing we didn’t see in the first film.  Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmigaare excellent, Franka Potente is wasted in a small part.The conjuring 2

Independence Day: Resurgence:  Surprisingly enjoyable sequel hits all the same notes as the original.  Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman are as great as you would expect.  Liam Hemsworth and Maika Monroe are the standouts of the new cast.  Enough fun most of the time to forget the absence of Will Smith.Independence Day Resurgence

Not much to choose between them, all three had good and bad points, the movie of the month is:The conjuring 2 poster

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