Movie Monday – Antidote Movies (Amazon Prime edition)

‘Mrs Brown says that in London everyone is different, and that means anyone can fit in. I think she must be right – because although I don’t look like anyone else, I really do feel at home. I’ll never be like other people, but that’s alright, because I’m a bear. A bear called Paddington.’

What We Do In The Shadows (2014)

In advance of the upcoming TV series spin-off, it’s best to get acquainted or reacquainted with best (and only) New Zealand vampire mockumentary in existence. Immsenly quotable and very, very funny. And remember, ‘werewolves not swearwolves’!

Evolution (2001)

Everybody has that one terrible movie that everyone hates yet they love. This is mine. I first watched it at a time in my life when I was really scared (undergoing treatment for a broken femur and what was, eventually, found out to be benign cyst.) This film is both silly and stupid, yet I love it very dearly because it made my world seem a little less scary for a short while.

Easy A (2010)

Emma Stone is terrific as the lead in this. But it’s Stanley Tucci and Patricia Clarkson who provide the real goals here, #ParentingGoals. They are sweet, funny, understanding and supportive of their daughter, Olive (Stone). The scenes featuring the three of them are simply excellent.

Paddington (2014)

When the world seems bleak, dark and lonely – there’s one bear who can save the day…

Paddington 2 (2017)

…and then you can follow it up with the sequel. This one has a message about community that needs to be heard by everyone.

Matilda (1996)

For many, Miss Honey was a first crush of sorts. For me, she was my first case of #TeacherGoals.

Finding Your Feet (2017)

This film is part of the growing Grey Pound movement, films targeting the older demographic, and there’s nothing wrong with that when a film is this sweet and charming.

Superbob (2015)

Brett Goldstein plays Robert, the world’s only superhero. Based in Peckham, he’s beloved by many yet struggles when it comes to finding love. Funny and very, very sweet.


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