Behold, the first of many Thursday Movie Picks of 2018, and of course I’m starting the new year with a new banner! But more importantly, I’m starting the new year with new energy and lots of motivation, which is why in January I’ll be recommending 4 movies for each theme instead of 3. If you would like to participate in this lovely series, head over to Wandering Through the Shelves and join in on the fun! PS: I recommended two topics for this year, and both made the cut so I’m even more excited!
Well, this is an obvious pick after the holiday season because Bridget Jones is always on my mind during this time. And it’s also a funny movie to start the new year as I did in 2017, when I finally watched Bridge Jones’s Baby. Though, having seen all three, there’s nothing that comes close to the awesomeness of the first film.
Saorise Ronan has had such amazing roles in recent years, so it’s a little shocking to me to think back to her role in Hanna. It’s so different to what I’m used to seeing from her but I guess that’s a great credit to her acting skills. The movie itself is a little weird and different, but it’s beautifully shot and visually stunning.
Well, how can I not mention the most famous wizard in the world during this theme? The movie I picked this time is one of the ones I haven’t seen as many times as the first four installments, but I think it’s one of the good ones (which they all are).
Last but not least, Logan, one of two movies from 2017 I gave 5 stars to and deservedly so. I saw it in the cinema twice, and it was worth it. The movie is an amazing example how a small, compact story of saving someone instead of saving the world, brings so much humanity to a superhero movie. Logan is stripped back, laid bare, and an amazing movie from start to finish.
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