November 2013 films

November hasn't been a busy month film-wise (it has, of course, in other ways), but I've still managed to fit in 4 movies- which is roughly one or so a week, although I actually watched them in all in 1 week. They are:
  • Paul (2011) - 4 stars
  • The Invasion (2007) - 3.5 stars
  • Wedding Daze (2007) - 3 stars
  • Watchmen (2009) - 3 stars
As you can see, none of these movies were stinkers; but none made the top of my movie list either. Paul was enjoyable, and lots of fun for what it was, but I'd still choose to watch Shaun of the Dead over it (but then, I would choose to watch Shawn of the Dead over many movies, so perhaps that's not a fair comparison). It wins Film of the Month, but really only because the other movies were relatively average...

... which makes Film not to Waste Your Time On pretty hard. None of the movies above are dire, and all are relatively memorable. It's a toss up between Wedding Daze and Watchmen, and the films are so different I'm honestly not sure I can pick one. Different audiences would both equally hate Wedding Daze and Watchmen. However, I'm edging towards Watchmen because a major problem was its length, which was fixable. Wedding Daze did at least do exactly what it said out to do - whether or not you appreciated what that was. So Watchmen wins Film not to Waste Your Time On, but with the proviso that I've seen far worse films this year. And far better ones too, mind you.

Film of the Month: Paul
Film not to Waste your Time On: Watchmen

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.