February 2014 – Blah, blah, blah. Proper name. Backstory stuff.

The LEGO PosterI still hadn’t accepted that it was already February, and now it’s technically March I’m officially in denial.

With most of the serious awards contenders released in January, February was free to let its hair down and have a little fun. Through various press and talker screenings, I began the month with Mr. Peabody & Sherman, I, Frankenstein, The LEGO Movie, Stalingrad and The Book Thief.

I also found time for RoboCop, Her, Endless Love, Cuban Fury, Only Lovers Left Alive, A New York Winter’s Tale, Non-Stop and We Are What We Are. On Sunday 23rd Cineworld cinemas aired a live performance of ENO’s Peter Grimes, and I finally saw my first ever opera. (And it was pretty amazing, actually.)

The tenth annual Glasgow Film Festival kicked off with The Grand Budapest Hotel, and though I was unable to attend the opening gala I did make it through on the Monday. Highlights included Locke, Dark BloodTwenty Feet From Stardom and The Congress, while Mr Morgan’s Last Love was the only real disappointment. I also saw the 2014 Surprise Movie, John Michael McDonagh’s Calvary.

Outside of the cinema I continued to prepare for the West Highland Way (you can read about our progress here). I began the month by walking 23 miles from Dundee to St Andrews, and ended it with a 21-mile jaunt from Glasgow to Carluke. After so much time sitting in the cinema, it was nice to stretch my legs.

Film of the month: The LEGO Movie 3D

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About popcornaddiction
I am a psychology graduate, a News Writer for HeyUGuys/BestforFilm and, most importantly, a hopeless popcorn addict.

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