Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Review

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Julia Roberts swaps her box office smile to take on the role of Laura Burney a woman who is emotionally and physically abused by her controlling husband Martin. Even faking her own death in an attempt to start a new life away from him.

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Why Fifty Shades is anything but romantic!

Everyone at the moment is apparently in love with Christian Grey again. You know that billionaire who thrives off abusing women with pain in “sex” punishments to make himself feel better.

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In Fifty Shades Darker he even calls himself a sadist. He’s controlling, manipulative and suffocating. Telling you that you can’t do something and wanting you just for his own. The latter of that would or could be nice I guess but not in the way it is portrayed through his character. Does this therefore risk our ideas of love and relationships to change?

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Give me Robert in Bridges of Madison County standing in the rain any day over Christian Grey and his “playroom” any day!

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V-Day . . . I’m a soppy romantic at heart!

I wasn’t going to mention that it is Valentine’s Day . . . Honest. But every year I cannot help but come up with something to post about. Last year I went for it with some huge posts and put together 100 Romantic Films but if you are more cynical than that here is a Top 10 of Anti Valentine’s Day Films!

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No better way to start off than with this incredibly amazing (and soppy) quote from one of my all time favourite films ever. You cannot help but love When Harry Met Sally!

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Top 25 – Female Performances in 2016

I thought I would put together a new list this year for what I saw in 2016 (here) with the standout female performances of the year, this is going to combine the whole leading and supporting roles. Just what I have been really impressed with!

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My 7 Favourite Steven Spielberg Films

Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest directors of all time. Today he is 70 years old and showing no signs of slowing down and stopping when it comes to making films. To help celebrate this day I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pick my seven favourites of his films. Please bear in mind though that I haven’t seen all of them!

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Happy 70th Birthday Steven Spielberg!

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25 Things to Love about Hook!

Hook turns 25 today so what better to celebrate that than coming up with plenty of things to love about the very different tale of Peter Pan? Even if like myself you do not want to admit that one of your childhood favourites is this old as it also means you are therefore older than the film!

I have always seen this as my Peter Pan film as other than the Disney animated version this was the newest one that came out when I was a kid and plus Robin Williams totally owned the 1990s when it came to kids films. He really was our actor, the best thing I think is that these performances have stood the test of time and are really something special.

I just love what Steven Spielberg was doing with this story though what if he did grow up, how would he actually be in life? Would he remember Neverland or was that all just a silly “dream”. I know this film seems to get a little flack but I certainly love it, always have and always will!

Don’t forget to let me know your thoughts about the film! Was this your Peter Pan story? As we certainly have had plenty more since this was released 25 years ago and I still think it is the best one we have had in that time, even though many have tried to re-invent it I think this remains so unique.

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1. Robin Williams is Peter Pan!

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My 7 Favourite Garry Marshall Films

I have just woken up to the sad news that Garry Marshall has passed away so decided as a tribute I would pick my 7 favourite of the films he directed for this blog post. RIP Garry Marshall a man who really changed the Romantic Comedy genre!

Beaches (1988) Review

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29 Today!

That’s right I am now entering the last year of my 20’s I find that so scary its unreal! Each year I try to come up with some different for a blog post. This year my idea was to work out what some of my favourite actors were starring in when they were 29!

Julia Roberts – My Best Friends Wedding

Catherine Zeta Jones – Entrapment

Meryl Streep – The Deer Hunter

Julie Andrews – The Sound of Music

Hilary Swank – Million Dollar Baby

 

 

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