Two Films I Watched in August

Hello everybody!

Today, I’m going to be talking about the films I watched in August, of which there were only 2 rather than the usual 5 of these posts, which means it’s quite a bit shorter than usual, but I wanted to write about them here as I loved both and want to share my thoughts, and then go back to these being bi-monthly. Onto the post!


Cinderella– this was a Disney buddy watch with Lou, and I loved watching this again, even though I wept quite solidly throughout just like I did the first time I saw it. My love for the mice (especially Jaq and Gus) reached even more ridiculous levels because they are so precious and sweet, Cinderella is so brave and resourceful and clever and the stepmother is such a horrid villain. Watching with Louise made me pay closer attention to Lucifer, and we had some interesting discussions about whether he’s good or evil (I’m sure you can work out which camp I fall into, though I will admit to thinking he has some really funny moments). The animation is so stunning and classic, and this is now cemented as my favourite early Disney (along with my beloved Bambi)

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before- I’ve wanted to read the book for YEARS and have never gotten to it, and while I initially planned to wait until I found time for it to watch the film, the combination of hype and spoilers on my Twitter feed about this made me cave mere days after its release. I LOVED this film; I am a complete sucker for teen romcoms (romcoms in general, but especially teen romcoms) and this one ticked pretty much all the boxes). The chemistry between Lana Condor and Noah Centineo was perfect and they both shone together and in scenes on their own or with other characters, it made me genuinely cry with laughter more than once (mainly due to Peter, who I’m a little bit in love with now, as I think quite a number of people who watched this are, and Lara Jean’s little sister Kitty) and the side characters of Lara Jean’s family and friends added even more to the cosy, feelgood vibes. Also, the visuals are beyond stunning. I’m so excited to dive into the trilogy now, and hope to at least start it before the end of 2018!


What films did you watch in August? What do you think of the ones I saw? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @GoldenBooksGirl!

Amy x

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Author: goldenbooksgirl

Middle grade/young adult book blogger

6 thoughts on “Two Films I Watched in August”

  1. Aww to you crying at Cinderella! My local cinema showed the animated Beauty and The Beast a little while ago, and I went to see it and basically started crying at the first scene, just from nostalgia!
    I’ve so far ignored the hype on To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, but I am excited to see the film – just waiting for that perfect blankety autumn pyjama day, haha!

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    1. I always cry with basically anything involving animals πŸ˜‚. I’d love to see classic Disney on the big screen, your cinema sounds amazing 😍😍
      Hope you love TATBILB! I adored it, and it was lovely to snuggle up with (I also recommend eating cookies like I did for the maximum cosy effect πŸ˜‚)

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  2. I love TATBILB!! It’s so cute, quirky and funny, I’ll definitely be watching it again before the year is out πŸ˜€ I’ll have to give Cinderella a look though, I’ve not seen it yet… something to do on a Sunday!

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  3. Ah, classic Disney is the BEST! Gus Gus! My sister and i have plans to rewatch all the old Disney fils with my new baby after we sat and watched Nemo with him last week! Then of course we’ll have to watch them all again when he’s old enough to actually watch them too!

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