Lake Placid (1999) – Film Review

There’s a really big crocodile in a lake. There’s a city-dwelling scientist (Bridget Fonda), a folksy cop (Bill Pullman) and an eccentric millionaire (Oliver Platt).  And a strange lakeside resident (Betty White). And there’s your plot.

I thought this would be terrible, but it’s awesome. I would wear almost every line from Bridget Fonda on a t-shirt. And Pullman… look, I’ve always had a soft spot for those smiling eyes. But it’s really great, heaps of fun, plus a super-ridiculously big crocodile. What more could you want?

X-Men : First Class (2011) Film Review


It’s the early sixties, and Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) is starting to get quite vocal about his discoveries about mutants. Meanwhile, Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender as the character who becomes Magneto) is seeking revenge on the Nazis, in particular Sebastian Shaw (Kevin Bacon), who killed his mother. Then there is Raven/Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence) who is trying to find her place in the world. Oh, but the world doesn’t really know about them. As they are revealed, people are scared.

Fun and exciting with cool characters who (mostly) I am really enjoying. I really love the depictions of the sixties, the styles and fashion and getting these parts of the characters’ backstories.