Not too many films watched in the month, as I got back into my reading, plus we watched a fair bit of the Commonwealth Games on TV.
We did see Forrest Gump, which was enjoyable. I saw it years ago, when I had a bit of a downer on Tom Hanks. My daughters wanted to watch it and I probably got a lot more out of it second time around if I'm honest. I have the book by Winston Groom, which I haven't yet read.
We watched one of my daughter's DVD's - The Vow with Channing Tatum. Not something I would have chosen to watch myself, but I stayed awake during it, so it couldn't have been that bad. Apparently it's based on a true stroy.I have seen him before in Dear John - another one of my daughter's favourites. He's alright, but I can't see him picking up an Oscar anytime soon. Good luck to him though.
One of the funniest things on British TV in the past year or two has been Mrs Brown's Boys, a situation comedy starring Brendan O'Carroll and most of his family. The TV series was developed from previous works of O'Carroll which were aired on radio and a series of books. I read the first book The Mammy a few years ago and didn't enjoy it as much as the TV show. In short the series concerns an Irish mother who has brought up her children single-handedly. Coarse, rude, bawdy and incredibly funny - along with Brooklyn Nine-Nine it's the go-to-show that we rely upon for laughs in our household.
Four of the Keane's hopped off to MK to see the film offering from O'Connell and his gang - Mrs Brown D'Movie. Well worth the admission fee and we had a blast. Probably slightly less funny than the weekly half-hour episodes that screen on the TV, but a good night out.
Others in the month - Snow White and The Huntsman, which starred Kristen Stewart. I believe this is the film that led to her troubles with Twilight man Robert Pattinson. I was enjoying it before I dozed off halfway through. More of a reflection on me than the film, I was a bit peeved with myself.
We also managed to watch the second half of Neds, a dark, violent and brutal Scottish film from Peter Mullen, set in Glasgow in the 70's and focussing on the city's gang culture.