It’s that time of the year! Everywhere you look – messages, news, and videos about sharing, giving and caring. During and around Christmas holidays people love to watch their favourite TV shows and movies with their loved ones. It seems like every other week another must-see season of a show which requires serious binge-watching is being released. Seasons are carefully spaced throughout the year and there’s rarely a moment without fresh viewing.
Dedicated viewers speed-watch shows to stay on track amidst the constant tide competing for their time. Others may have already given up!
One thing that we love about our Video club is that you can always find your favourite old or brand-new title.
So here’s our top 3 list of movies to watch on holidays:
1. England is mine
This one is for old (not so) Moz (Stephen Patrick Morrissey) lovers. Story follows Thatcher’s Britain of the 70’s and 80’s, a time when working class Manchester was plagued by unemployment and riots.
A 17-year-old Steven (Jack Lowden) is a “painfully shy”, gifted loner who writes about a prospering local music scene and a vibrant subculture in an otherwise drab industrial city. Being too shy and scared to join that scene, he writes reviews from the sidelines, imagining what he would do if he were on stage. The reviews were spotted by Linder Sterling (Jessica Brown Findlay) an aspiring painter, pushing him to form a band and take it to the stage. Steven finally works up the courage to book a club date and performs a dazzling cover of an old girl-group standard. This is the first time the world gets to hear the distinctive, emotion-filled voice that would eventually propel him to stardom.
After the meeting the manager episode and following experience, his dreams of a musical career are over and he’s left with nothing but wasted days and lonely nights. Only his mother’s unwavering belief in his talent, and Linder’s constant faith, gave him the strength to keep trying to become what he really is. Looking from these days perspective- it was only meant to be!
2. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
Little less conversation, little more ACTION everyone!
We were previously introduced to Kingsman – an independent, international intelligence agency operating at the highest level of discretion, whose ultimate goal is to keep the world safe.
In “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” they are up to a whole new challenge. When their headquarters are destroyed they are discovering an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman, dating back to the day they were both founded. These two elite secret organizations merge their strengths and wits together to defeat a ruthless common enemy, in order to save the world. Sounds familiar, isn`t it? J
The Golden Circle is a cheeky and crazy action movie for true action fans looking for the real deal. We all hate sequels, but there is a bright side. The new dynamic between Eggsy and his team is great, and the “Statesman” guys prove themselves to be to be real counterparts to these gentlemen spies from across the pond.
It is modern LA story. Two strange millennials spend their weekends on the dating app WINX. The options are endless, but it’s less about connection and more about hooking-up. But when Martin and Gabi meet they find themselves talking into the early hours. Hitting it off. It’s exciting, new, and attractive. They are new, fresh and ready to rush into a relationship. Moving in in together? They skip work to make love? OFC.
We all *or wish we* were there before, and consequently know where all of this is going.
The thrill is gone after a while, and one may fall into a trap of “refreshing” the relationship or taking it to the next level. “Next level” meaning: new things, new feelings, new fears and doubts – and new people. After the novelty of promiscuity outside of relationship wears off, two lovers find themselves making choices that violate the whole spirit of their pact.
What we find refreshing is a kind of openness, particularly rare for an American independent film. It’s not just openly sex talk or intrinsic erotica – they are also frank about what they really need and how they’re not getting it from each other.
“Newness” talks the old themes in a new way – that story about lovers, their expectations and society obstacles and challenges, now only with apps.
Enjoy with your friends and family, and watch just what you want, whether live or on-demand. There is always so much to catch-up! J