I haven't been to the cinema nearly enough this year. Trawling through my diary for the things I've seen on the big screen - which means I may well have missed loads of them - this year's outings included:
The first thing I saw at the pictures this year, and possibly the best. I loved how it divided the audience into those who were spellbound and those who were lol-ing. I was in the first category - unsurprising, as I think you'd have a hard time cramming more Stuff I Love into one film.
Yes, I went to see it at my local cinema. I turned up at 9am with my friend Kirsten, ate snacks, drank Champagne, sobbed continuously, and then went for breakfast afterwards. A great day.
A new favourite - I love Kristen Wiig, and this was such smart writing that I may as well have been watching myself on the screen (I have been a bridesmaid A LOT). I know many feminists who had misgivings - I don't really care, it made me laugh and it felt positive and it had Wilson Philips.
I always think I don't like Harry Potter, until I do. Always a nice one to see in a crowded theatre - we all stood up and cheered for Hot Neville.
X-Men: First Class
A surprise entry into my favourite films of all-time. Jane Goldman's influence was obvious, which was mostly what made this so cool and 60s-pop as well as action-classic. I love how the X-Men films use incongruously great actors, which elevates the entire proposition - McAvoy and Fassbender were awesome.