It’s been a while since we did an ‘Aspect’s top three’ and honestly, we’ve missed them! As a female-led, student magazine, we really want our readers to know us on a personal level. We all have different personalities, hobbies and enjoyments but share a combined passion for this magazine! Without further ado, get to know us a little bit more; time to find out what you would be watching if you came to girl’s night – Who’s night are you picking??
Leana’s Top Three
- Mamma Mia – Obvs. There was no chance that this winner of a film could avoid my list. I absolutely love a good song and a dance, throw in a cocktail or two and voila… that’s a top tier night in for me! “You can dance, you can ji-hiiive, having the time of your liiiiife!” It’s one of those films that you can’t help but just adore, even if you swear about not being a dancer, you’ll get caught out with a foot tap. It stops at the original though, number two just isn’t the same without Donna!!
- Bridget Jones’ Diary – Is she not just the most relatable character ladies? Here are a number of reasons why she is the most elite character from any movie:
- She says things without thinking and then whoops, shouldn’t have let that one slip out of your brain!
- Lying, cheating man… fall in love, decide you’re better and repeat. A process many of us have fallen victim to.
- Embracing loneliness – Ice cream in bed, hairbrush karaoke, scraping mould of cheese so you can eat the rest, dinner party practice… I absolutely love her!!!
Bridget Jones is one of those feel-good movies that makes you realise how many traits we women share. You want to jump into the movie and protect Bridget from herself and all of those around her… mainly because it’s like watching yourself back. It is the gift that keeps on giving and proudly takes the number two spot on my list!
- White House Down – Anything with Channing Tatum gets a yes from me. This film in particular has just about everything you can want for movie night. It’s a thriller with non-stop action, an impeccable storyline that has you clutching to your seat and the main character that keeps you entranced. Perfection. It’s got the same vibes as Die Hard (another fantastic film) with hostage situations, a vulnerable link between the hero and the villainous group and a happy ending. Overall, I definitely recommend throwing this one on!
Lily’s Top Three
- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) – Mamma Mia has to make my top three but as Leana said it, I’ll go with Mamma Mia 2! An absolute classic that’ll have us laughing, crying and dancing around the living room. I’ve got to agree that it’s not the same without Donna, but I can’t get enough of Cher! She’s iconic. I’ve got to admit, Mamma Mia has the same effect on me as trash TV, I love it, I know it has its flaws but I just can’t get enough.
2. Little Miss Sunshine (2006) – This tragicomedy is such a great film. It follows a family on a road trip across America but the journey takes them in so many unpredictable ways. Little Miss Sunshine is such a charming film, it’s upbeat in moments then will quickly hit home with some of the various topics they touch on. The film won two Oscars and stars Alan Arkin who’s narrative is particularly moving.
3. Bad Moms (2016) – Bad Moms never fails to make me laugh. The film is so lighthearted and everyone can relate on a level, even if you aren’t a Mum! Starring Mila Kunis, the film follows a small group of very different Mum’s as they go on a wild holiday. We all know one of each of the Mums! The film is upbeat and satisfying! Definitely would recommend it.
Hope’s Top Three
1. Mean Girls – This film is an absolute classic! It is packed full of friendship, drama and comedy. There is nothing better than getting the sweets and popcorn ready, drawing the curtains and getting under the blankets, then sticking this film on. As exaggerated as the fighting and drama are, there is not one part that people cannot relate to. The film portrays a stereotype of the different types of friendship groups you may find in high school, while this is over-elaborate it is relatable to the social hierarchies everyone has come across throughout their education. Another relatable thing is the underlying life lessons in the film. The most important lesson being the more popular you are does not necessarily mean people will like you. No amount of causing drama, being mean and ruining people’s lives will make you the likeable popular person. With lots to learn from the film and it being a great laugh, it is one of the best films to watch during a girls night.
2.Shrek – Many of you reading this may think that I am borderline 21 and still like to watch a child’s film. However, Shrek is another classic that just has to make it on the girl’s night film list. A few of my friends and I went out for afternoon tea the other day, went back to one of our house’s and watched Shrek 2. The storyline is so entertaining to watch and the moral of the story about following your heart and not caring about what people think is heart-warming to take in.
3.Avengers: Endgame – To be honest, my friends and I love any Marvel film but this is one of my favourite films and has to make it on the list. It is the last film where fans can see their favourite characters, with some making great sacrifices and not making it into the next phase of Marvel. I remember going to see it at the cinema two years ago with a friend and we cried so hard that when the film was over, the people sat in front of us turned around to look at us. They were probably thinking: “who are these girls who cried throughout the whole thing?” However, if you do think about watching this film, I recommend watching all the films before, maybe have a few Marvel movie nights. This film ties up a lot of loose ends, ends some storylines and opens up new chapters, it will definitely be confusing to those who do not watch the previous films.