My Odeon limitless membership absolutely got rinsed this month! I took eight trips, I watched seven new films and even went to watch something small called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness twice? She was busy this month at the cinema!
If you’re still hmm-ing and ahh-ing about whether you should subscribe, click here to see how going to the cinema on the regular has transformed by downtime. Without further ado, here’s my review of everything I watched in the movies this month.
I went to a Silver Cinema screening in Sutton to see The King’s Man and was actually pleasantly surprised? I’m not a huge fan of the previous Kingsman films but this Ralph Fiennes fronted prequel with unexpected gore… It was giving me the goods, girlies! PS. All cinema screenings should come with free coffee and biscuits.
Disney+ subscribers, you can stream The King’s Man via Disney+, now.
I watched Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness twice in May – once in Wimbledon and the second in my beloved Great Northern Warehouse Odeon. Without any spoilers, my two thoughts are: ‘wow’ and Elizabeth Olsen has really turned Wanda Maximoff into one of Marvel’s strongest assets. I’m obsessed.
Forget Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum, Daniel Radcliffe and Da’Vine Joy Randolph were the real stars of The Lost City. I loved Randolph in the Hulu reboot of High Fidelity and she did not disappoint in The Lost City as a literary agent, Beth. I’ll be honest, I totally wrote this movie off before I saw it. However, The Lost City is a funny, fast-paced, romantic comedy based on treasure hunting… And it was actually good? I know, I was surprised too.
While visually rich and featuring some fantastic performances by Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu and Jamie Lee Curtis, I just didn’t gel with Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. I’m not a huge absurdist humour/A24 film fan anyways, so I think that came into play? Maybe I should watch it again. This is not an Everything, Everywhere, All At Once slander account. I promise.
If Richard Ayoade as a cartoon guinea pig doesn’t have you sold then I don’t know what will. The Bad Guys is Zootropolis meets Oceans 8. There’s a heist, an array of charismatic characters, disguises, and a great cast playing the likes of a suited-and-booted wolf, a computer-hacking spider, and a fox for mayor. A fun Dream Works animation that may induce the waterworks. I also kinda fancied Mr Wolf?
A nostalgia-filled action/comedy perfect for kids and adults alike. If you’ve interacted with Sonic the Hedgehog at any point in your life, you’ll probably like Sonic the Hedgehog 2. It neatly follows on from the 2020 introduction of Sonic on the big screen but excels by introducing some core franchise characters (Knuckles and Tails) as well as the classic chaos emeralds. It’s family-friendly fun and the ultimate childhood indulgence.
This film features Nick Cage played by Nick Cage and is produced by Nick Cage. Undoubtedly though, it is extremely self-aware. Exploring the relationship between stardom, fans, and family unit, The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent is an easy watch with light humour sprinklings. It however definitely wasn’t the best thing I watched in May and feel like it would have worked going straight to streaming services?