Reviews from Movieland

Hello and welcome to our weekly look at two random movies each week.

That’s right, each week, I’ll be selecting two movies… one a bit more action or horror and one more on the romantic side. And I’ll tell you what I think of them! Some will be newer to give you a glimpse of what’s “out now” while others might be more of a flashback to remind you of some gems from the past… or not so gems.

Now, without further ado, BRING ON THE MOVIES! ★ ☾ * . .

—» Movie #1

Pride and Prejudice [2005]

Staring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen (among many others.)

A classic story brought to us by the timeless mind and book of Jane Austen’s. A story that reminds us that pride and misunderstandings and social status can and do often muddle our hearts and minds.

Elizabeth Bennet (Keira Knightley) lives with her mother, father and sisters in the English countryside. Ina time when social standing, titles and money ran everything, even down to IF you could or would marry, the Bennet family face a perilous time as their title doesn’t carry them when there’s no sons and five daughters that all have yet to marry.

Can love bypass prejudices? Will pride overrun a heart’s desire? Well, you’ll just have to watch and see how these upstanding English countryside women handle themselves when faced with needing to marry or try to find love.

—»Move #2

Lucy [2014]

Staring Scarlett Johansson

A not-so-classic film but definitely a timeless moral – Don’t trust drug dealers.

Lucy is the every-day-woman type from a not-so-well-off lifestyle in a city who makes the wrong decision to trust a man she probably knew she shouldn’t have trusted. And oof… her choice makes all my horror stories in relationships perish in comparison!

Young Lucy gets kidnapped and forced to act as a drug mule for some pretty unsavory types. And, of course, she’s knocked around a bit. Not so great on the goods, right boys? Only in her case, her outcome walks that fine line on “this is horrific” and “this is amazing” when she starts to absorb even the smallest amount of the synthetic hormone she was transporting.

Packing in a long list of tropes, cliches and thoroughly done plot lines into one, Lucy manages to feel like an original story in its own way. And when our pretty little drug mule gets her chance to show her abusers how their precious drug works? Whew! Well, that’s almost as good as what happens to her when it’s in full effect.

If you like a flick with pretty FX, a sci-fi type story and some pretty sexy action scenes? I’d say grab Lucy for your next to-watch movie.