IF Review

With spring finally in full bloom here in the UK, it's time for a May half-term movie. This year's pre-summer hit is IF (Directed by John Krasinski). I'll admit they first time I heard the title of this film, I initially concluded it was a horror film, but IF actually stands for Imaginary Friend and it is certainly not a horror film - what a relief! Thanks to Paramount Pictures UK I attended a preview screening of IF over the weekend and cannot wait to share my review with you all. IF is a must watch at the cinema this spring, read on to see why in this spoiler free review. Check out my Disney Summer Watchlist HERE The narrative revolves around young teen girl Bea (Cailey Fleming), who is going through a pretty turbulent time when she suddenly crossing paths with an imaginary friend named Blossom (Voiced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge). Seeing Blossom leads to Bea meeting Cal (Ryan Reynolds) a man that lives in Bea's Grandmothers (Fiona Shaw) building, who is trying to re-home

Most Anticipated movies of 2020

Happy New Year everyone!! I hope your Christmas was fabulous. 2019 was a great year for the film industry (make sure you check out my top films of the decade: Click Here) and it looks like at least the next two years could be even better. 2020s film line up is interesting, there are no Wizarding World movies, no Star Wars and no huge Disney animations but there is still a huge number of movies to look forward to. I have created a list of movies I am most looking forward to (there are so many that I've had to really narrow down the list.) Give the post a read and let me know in the comments which films are you looking forward to in 2020. 

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  • Dolittle. Release Date 7th February. Dir: Stephen Gagham. Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Emma Thompson, Tom Holland, Michael Sheen. I knew nothing about Dolittle until the first trailer was released and I was instantly filled with wonder. This film looks incredible, has a fantastic cast and voice cast, I'm sure Dolittle will be a hit. 
  • Birds of Prey and the Fabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn. Release Date: 7th February. Dir: Cathy Yan. Starring: Margort Robbie, Ewan Mcgregor. I loved Margort Robbie's Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad and I love the idea of a solo Harley Quinn movie. But This film raises deeper questions into the DC Extended Universe so I'm intrigued to see what this film is all about and what it means for DC.   
  • Onward. Release Date: 6th March. Dir: Dan Scanlon. Starring: Chris Pratt, Tom Holland, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This movie literally has evil unicorns - that makes me 100% interested in this film. Plus, great actors Tom Holland and Chris Pratt lending their voices to a Pixar movie is bound to create something special. Moreover, I would argue that Pixar has been struggling to create a lasting impression with their films so Onward being an original movie could be a great thing for Pixar.  
  • Mulan. Release Date: 27th March. Dir: Niki Cara. Starring: Yifei Liu, Donnie Yen, Jet Li. I wasn't sure if I should include Mulan on my list or not. Whilst I admit the trailers for this film look great, I'm just sad that there's no songs and no Mushu in this live action remake. I really hope Mulan is as awesome as the 1998 version.   
  • Black Widow. Release Date: 1st May. Dir: Cate Shortland. Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Robert Downey Jr, David Harbour. We finally get a solo Black Widow movie and I could not be happier! Black Widow is one of my faviourte female characters and I cannot wait to see her finally take centre stage in her own movie. I've waited almost 10 years for this movie waiting 5 more feels almost impossible.  
  • Legally Blonde 3. Release Date:  8th May. Dir: Jamie Suk. Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Alana Ubach, Jessica Cauffiel. Elle Woods is back, and I am so happy. We know very little about this film so far, but I am still so excited. I really hope the Elle is running for president. 
  • Scoob! Release Date: 15th May. Dir: Tony Cervone. Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Zac Efron, Amanda Seyfried, Mckenna Grace. I am a huge Scooby-Doo lover, I used to watch the animated show on TV after school as a child and the two live action films are brilliant. This movie looks great and I cannot wait to see what's in store for the gang. 
  • Wonder Woman 1984. Release Date: 5th June. Dir: Patty Jenkins. Starring: Gal Gadot, Pedro Pascal, Chris Pine. I cannot wait for this movie! I loved the first one and the trailers for Wonder Woman 1984 look insane! A female superhero fights a female villain - how awesome is that? Also, this film is set in the 80's which makes me so happy!! 
  • Top Gun: Maverick. Release Date: 26th June. Dir: Joseph Kosinski. Starring: Tom Cruse. Top Gun is back! Theres not much information on this film yet, but the first film is a classic which makes this film worth a watch. The trailer looks awesome and the stunts make this film an interesting addition to 2020s movie line-up. 
  • Ghostbusters. Afterlife. Release Date: 10th July. Dir: Jason Reitman. Starring: Paul Rudd, Annie Potts, Bill Murray. I love Ghostbusters (not the most recent one) and I was so excited for Afterlife until I saw the trailer. I really hope this film is good, I know i'll be very nervous when I enter the cinema.
  • The Eternals. Release date: 6th November. Dir: Chloe Zhao. Staring: Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Gemma Chan, Kit Harrington. I'll be honest I have no idea who/what The Eternals are (I need to do some studying) but I know I am excited for this film. The cast is crazy and Marvel films rarely disappoint. 

So that's my list! There are some other great films to look forward to this year from: 1917 (Sam Mendes), Misbehaviour (Philippa Lowthorpe), Tenet (Christopher Nolan), Dune (Denis Villeneuve), Bad Boys For Life (Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi), Jungle Cruise (Jaume Collet-Serra), The Call of The Wild (Chris Sanders) and so many more. Let me know what films you are looking forward to seeing. Bring on 2020!! 

Thank you for reading xx 

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  1. Such a great list of movies. Didn't realise so many good ones are coming our this year. I am so excited to see Dolittle! Definitely my top one to see 💫❤

  2. I had no idea Legally Blonde 3 was happening. That's awesome! Also very excited for The Eternals and Wonder Woman and I hope they do a good job with Mulan. Can't say I'm quite psyched for Dolittle, as it pains me to see RDJ walking away from the Avengers for that role, but I hope it's fun!

  3. Great list of movies and I had no idea that Legally Blonde 3 was in the makes. So AWESOME! one of my favorite movies. I'm also anticipating Mulan.

  4. Exciting times for movie buffs indeed!

    Personally I can't wait for Dune. I've read all the novels and seen the David Lynch offering many, many times. It will be interesting to see Villeneuve's take on it after his stab at Blade Runner.

  5. Thank you for reading Paulina, I'm also excited to see Dolittle! I hope this year brings us so many amazing movie moments xx

  6. Thank you for reading Riana! I know Legally Blonde 3 is super exciting. It is sad that RDJ will no longer be in the MCU - but he is making an appearance in Black Widow which should be good xx

  7. Thank you for reading SideGains, Dune will be certainly worth a watch. xx

  8. I'm glad you are just as excited for Legally Blonde 3 as I am Ney. Thank you for reading xx

  9. I'm super excited for Wonder Woman 1984. I think that is the movie I'm looking forward to the most in 2020.

  10. Thank you for reading Laura!


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