April 2014 films

Wow, April was a busy month. That's the first time in a long time that I've watched 10 movies in one month. My weekend in Manchester clearly had something to do with this - whilst I was there, I managed to fit in 4 movies in 3 days. Some months I barely fit in 4 movies if I'm just at home.
  • Grown Ups (2010) - 3 stars
  • It's Complicated (2009) - 2 stars
  • The Three Musketeers (2011) - 2 stars
  • The Little Mermaid (1989) - 4 stars
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) - 5 stars
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - 3.5 stars
  • The Grey (2011) - 1 star
  • The Guard (2011) - 4.5 stars
  • Rio (2011) - 4 stars
  • The Rum Diary (2011) - 3 stars
There was a pretty wide range of good and bad movies this month - as well as an incredibly varied selection, from animated movies to dramas to comedies. This massive variance in movie type and movie quality has made my Films of the Month and Film Not to waste your time on really easy to pick.

Film of the Month goes to The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and quite rightly so. Whilst The Guard was really enjoyable, and totally unexpected, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is one of those movies that I could watch over and over again, and leaves you with a warm fuzzy feeling inside. The perfect feel-good movie, and it does it with a subject matter that could so easily have become horrendously stereotypical.

Film not to waste your time on is even easier to choose. There's no doubt in my mind that The Grey fully deserves this accolade. Grey in name, Grey in nature - this has to be the most boring, disappointing horror/ werewolf movie I've watched in a long time. And I've seen some stinkers.

Film of the Month: The Best Marigold Hotel
Film not to waste your time on: The Grey

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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.