Tuesday, 1 May 2018

What I Watched in April 2018.

Howdo. Happy May the 1st....how the hell did that happen? I feel like January wouldn't end and then I blinked and now we're a third of the way through the year. The mind boggles. April wasn't a brilliant month for me, so much rubbish has been going on in my life regarding my family and people I love that I kinda just shut down a little bit. I'm actually quite sad that I didn't get to watch a hell of a lot more movies than what will be on this list. Ha! I'll 'get over it' though, eh?

I must admit though, through the trying times of the past four weeks, that I was watching a LOT of TV. I recently got a hankering to watch the show White Collar from the beginning as I'd seen a couple episodes years ago and I loved it then. I don't know why I didn't watch it all, I guess times have changed and stuff is more available these days. So, yeah, that became my life for like a month straight. It's such an amazing show with a finale that makes you proud to be a fan. I legit love this show. I'd recommend it to anyone *swoons*

Movies that I have watched in April:

I'd seen this movie advertised when it was getting its cinema release and the trailer made me chuckle but I wasn't too bothered about seeing it (aka I'm a tight arse and won't pay for cinema unless I really want to see something), so when it popped up on NowTV Alex and I decided to give it a watch. If I'm completely honest there's nothing too brilliant about it. It's got some cheap laughs in it and some moments that leave you thinking 'did that really just happen?' but it wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be from the trailer. 3/5

Why Him?
This is another film I wanted to see when it came out but didn't think warranted the use of my money. Luckily., Alex's sister borrowed a couple of DVDs to us (how old school, lol) and this was one of them. Again the trailer made me chuckle and it had Megan Mullally in it, but that's about it. The whole movie was a little over the top and at points, I stopped caring what happened to it. 2/5

Cage Dive.
Another of Al's sister's recommendations. This is a shark movie. If you've seen one shark film you've seen them all, right? This was no different. A group of people decides to go cage diving, as you do, and of course, it all goes wrong and they end up left floating in the open water with a shark on their tail. I hated the way this was filmed. The whole handheld, first-person thing gives me a headache and to be frank, it's shit. The movie was bland and just a waste of time really. 1/5

Robin Hood: Men In Tights.
Alex introduced me to this movie (and Mel Brooks) a few years ago and, although my sense of humour is a tad different to his, I really enjoy this film. It's so silly yet I can sit and laugh at it. I'm a big fan of the fourth wall stuff that's going on in films today, so this was way ahead of its time. Such a good film. 4/5

Love, Simon.
Matt Bomer brought this movie to my attention on his Instagram and when I read about it I knew I wanted to see it. Obviously being a lover of books I downloaded myself a copy of the Simon vs the Homosapien Agenda book that it's based upon and read it within a few days. It's liked the book a lot. It gave me Perks of Being A Wallflower feels. The movie was also really good and I think it's a good story for today's youth. 4/5

Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
I went to see this at the cinema with Alex and although I've never been a Star Wars fan I've quite enjoyed the past three movies. I can actually keep up with these ones which are good as the older ones always seemed a little confusing to me (falling asleep halfway through probs didn't help either, lol). I need to give the oldies a proper watch to properly understand this and the previous ones, but I'm quite happy to admit I'm a fan. 3/5

I'm currently rewatching Tru Calling, it only has two seasons, so hopefully I'll get back into the movie watching game soon! (second image via google images)

What have you been watching lately? Any recommendations?

Friday, 6 April 2018

What I Watched: March 2018.

It's a new month and you know what that means - a new 'What I Watched' post. Woot woot! March was a fairly good month for movies in the my house and the boyfriend's house. We managed to get through 13 movies in total. There wasn't any sort of theme to our movie madness, it's just an array of all sorts of crap! Maybe you'll find something you like in the list:

Shadows of the Sun.
I watched this when I was on a bit of a Jamie Dornan binge as it was one I'd not seen of his and if honest I found the story to be pretty boring. I did like the feel of the film, like the family and the love between them, but it just didn't do anything for me. Bit bland really.

Flying Home.
Another Jamie Dornan film. I may have already put this on a list before because I have seen it several times. This one's not anything special either although I do enjoy a hell of a lot more than the first one above. It's about a racing pigeon...so watch if you must.

Bridget Jones' Baby.
I adore these movies! I watched the first two in February so I obviously wanted to finish the trilogy. This one's not too bad. It doesn't hold up to the first film because seeing Bridget Jones facetiming and dancing to today's music kinda ruined it for me. I know a lot will like the updated version, but I loved 2001 Bridget better.

Death of Stalin.
This was a pick by the boyfriend. After seeing the trailer we both thought it looked kinda funny and was going to be a comedy, but MY GOD were we wrong. It had the rare joke and funny moment in it (thank you, Jason Isaacs) but this was in no way a comedy. It was terrible.

The Terminal.
Another pick by Alex. I adore Tom Hanks but I'd never seen this movie before Al mentioned it. I thought it would be boring, I mean how exciting is a man stuck in an airport for an hour and half of screen time? But I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and will probably give it another watch soon.

Big Hero 6.
I wasn't aware of this movie until we watched. I'd seen the giant Baymax at the local comic-con, but had no idea what it was from. Alex and I popped this on on a whim and there he was! I adore this film. I wish I could own my own Baymax.

Iron Sky.
Another boyfriend pick. This was definitely not something I would've chosen to watch on my own. It's got space travelling Nazis, racism and subtitles. Not my cup of tea. 

Magic Mike. Magic Mike XXL.
I've recently started rewatching the TV show 'White Collar' and realized that the beautiful man that is Matt Bomer is in Magic Mike, so I decided to give it another go. Male strippers isn't something I seek out in my films, but I do enjoy these two movies. It not for Pony alone.

I caught this on the Sony movie channel one day whilst Alex was having a snore-fest. I adore Christina Aguilera and I adore this movie. It's a bit corny and cliched, but it's got one of my fave babes singing in it so I ain't too bothered!

Saving Mr Banks.
I have posted about this in a previous WIW but it's so good we decided to watch it again with Alex's dad. Emma Thompson is just amazing in everything she does. What a woman! 

Step Up.
I went on a bit of a Channing/Jenna binge after watching Magic Mike. I watched this, subscribed to Jenna's youtube, rewatched the lip sync battle....all whilst being in awe of their love and relationship....then last week happened. So....yeah. Not my fault.

The Greatest Showman.
FINALLY I got around to watching this and I am in love. What a fantastic movie. I'm not really into musicals unless someone's in it who I like to see, but this one just took me in straight away. I had no idea Hugh Jackman could sing like that. What a man! Of course since watching it I've had the soundtrack on repeat and followed everyone on Insta, ha!

What have you been watching lately? Any recs?
Laura x
*neither picture belongs to me

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Plus Size BooHoo Curve Spring Wishlist.

Ever since last year, I have been in love with BooHoo and their plus size range. I used to be a devout New Look buyer but since discovering BooHoo that has taken a back seat and BH has become my go-to for new wardrobe pieces. I adore their range so freaking much. Usually, when you find a plus size range it's either way too expensive or the clothes are designed for your great aunt Silvia. But BooHoo always have something new that catches my eye and has me clicking 'add to basket' within 0.2 seconds. This past month has been no different, they've had so many amazing pieces that I've had to add them to my wishlist because I legit would be skint lint if I purchased them all. So I decided to post some faves here for future reference and to give my fellow plus size babes some inspo!

Spring BooHoo Wishlist #1.

Size 16-24. £15.
Size 16-24. £20.
Size 16-24. £22.
Size 16-24. £18.
Size 16-24. £12.
Size 16-28. £14.

All of these pieces are beautiful and I cannot wait to own them. Just like Pokeman, I'm gonna purchase them all....one day...soon....hopefully!

Have you been lusting after any clothes lately?
Laura x

Thursday, 1 March 2018

What I Watched: February 2018 + Update.

To say February was only 28 days long it feels like it went on for a lifetime, am I right? Even longer than January which I didn't think was even possible....anyways, in my last post, I said something along the lines of 'I'll be posting more this month' yadda-yadda and if I'm totally honest, I intended to. I really did, but I've been having some personal things going on, or to be REALLY honest, I've had some mental health things going on and I've just not felt like trying to post anything I knew would be a pile of shite and my blog's not exactly brilliant now, so I didn't see the point in putting something out I wasn't bothered about. Uhm, so yeah, that's why I've not even put up a tag post this month because I've been going through some shit that I wish I wasn't and didn't want to be a boring twat on my blog. So, that's what's been going on with me. How are you??

February, even though it was a shit month and took its toll on me, was a fabulous month for movie watching. The cold nights and my resistance to leaving the house has had me watching some pretty rad movies if I do say so myself. So let's crack on with What I Watched in February 2018.

I saw this movie when it was released over ten years ago. I remember going to the cinema to see it with my Mum (we both adored Will & Grace) and being mortified during the 'on the boat sex' scene. Keeping in mind I was about 12 at the time. I adore this film. I adore Debra Messing. I adore the odd British-ness of this movie and I think it's worth a watch for sure.

I was obsessed with this movie for a few weeks when it came out on DVD and watched it all the time. Looking back now I'm not sure why, ha! I do still like this movie though, I must admit, I think it's a fun, slapstick-y sort of film you'd pop on on a Sunday when the telly was shit.

Unlike nearly everyone on Tumblr, I know Steve Carrell from this movie, not The Office. I adore movies like this because they're so easy to just put on and watch without having to really think for 90 minutes. I think Steve Carrell is a comedic genius, I adore him. AIN'T NO OTHER MANNN!

I saw this back in September when it came out because I LOVE the first movie. I adore Taron and Colin. Even though *ducks* I prefer the first one to the sequel I still think this will be on repeat for a long time because it's funny as fuck and also at some points makes me want to crawl into the corner and sob.

*disclaimer - my obsession with Dakota Johnson got a little OTT this month*
This movie stars the beautiful Dakota Johnson and that's why I watched it to be totally honest. I didn't know what to expect at all and even though the ending pissed me the fuck off (the fuck was that??!!) I did enjoy this movie to a point. About an hour, maybe. Voldemort was the best part.

Alex randomly mentioned this movie one night and said he'd had it on tape as a kid so reveling in this new information from my boys' childhood I popped it on and gave it a watch. I adored Kirsty Alley and Tim Allen growing up, so I knew I'd like it and I DID! More so than I thought I would. Definitely, think it's worth a watch if you're bored on a weekend.

This was just a random watch for me and Alex when we were bored. NowTV (which I think is wank) had just put it on as 'a new film' even though it's been out a few years and so we popped it on because it had Frasier in it. It wasn't anything amazing but I enjoyed it.

I love these movies, I don't care what anyone says. Each to their own. Twilight was my guilty pleasure when I was a teen, these are my adult ones. This one is probably my favourite of the series. I'm a bit pissed off that it only got an hour and a half full release as the others were around two hours and this definitely could've benefited with some scenes being a bit longer (not them ones). I love Dakota and I love Jamie. They are both amazing actors, but MY GOD, how they made this script work I don't know. Even so, FIFTY SHADES, WOOO!

Starring DJ, I popped this on not expecting anything exciting considering the summary of it on IMDB, but I was really surprised how much I liked this. It takes a while to take off and it could've had a bit longer to build to the end, but it's a nice little movie and has a good point to it. We should all be more considerate of what we're doing to the planet we live on.

After all the hype...I had to give it a watch and honestly....I'm not sure why it's having so much attention. Like, I enjoyed it a lot and I love that Ladybird knows who she is and what she wants and I wish I was her, but then when you take a step back and look at the movie for what it is....it's nothing special. Saoirse did an amazing job, but again, that fucking ending did me. Just why?? 

What have you been watching lately? Any recs?
Laura x