What I've been watching: Last five films

What I’ve been watching: Last five films


Pre-Bahrain I spent a fair amount of my weekends in Summer at the cinema. Well, maybe not weekends, but certainly a lot of Friday nights. See, I’m a sucker for blockbuster films.

Sure we get them here. But as I’ve mentioned before, films can tend to be cut. But you’re left guessing as to which films and what’s been cut. The safest thing for a film fan like myself to do is just see the film on the small screen. So while I wait for summer blockbusters, I catch up on other films.

It’s been such a long time since I mentioned anything film related on this blog. I’ve been wondering whether it fits in anymore here. But I tend to over think things. So to tell with the wondering and here’s the last five films I’ve seen. That are mostly not even recent releases.

100 movies: Bad Teacher

100 movies of 2012

Every year I set myself a target, usually of about 100, of films to watch. These are new films. Not new, new films. But films that are new to me. Any time I’ve seen a new one, I post a bit of a brain dump of my thoughts on the film here. Enjoy!

Bad TeacherBad Teacher (29/04/12)

A comedy centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague – a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher.

This is not a good film. I could end it there. But I think it’s only fair I elaborate a little bit. Even though it feels like a struggle to even think about elaborating.

Cameron Diaz = bad teacher gone good just because she wants some money for some fake boobs and the only way she can do that is to cheat her way into getting a bonus. Oh and she wants the fake boobs to impress a dim witted fellow teacher played by Justin Timberlake.

I will admit, that I did laugh on occasion. Not the big ol’ laugh out louds, but a few sniggers. Childish amusement! I just hated Cameron Diaz’s character. She was just a straight up bitch. And, not that the film’s got a moral, but it pretty much says that being bad does pay off. In some sort of way.

The only bright spark was Jason Segel’s Russell Gettis. He’s funny. But not in that far too painful way. Funny little character. Just wish there was more of him, less Cameron and less Justin.
Rating: 1/5

Read on to see all the films watched this year…