Tuesday, 11 December 2018

What I Watched: November 2018.

Ladies and gents, it is now December. How the heck did that happen? I think I must have blinked and missed November somehow because it's flown by. We're nearing the end of the year and I've done bugger all with the past eleven months besides wallow in self-pity, talk to my counselor and watch tv. Fun times. BUT with that being said December is my absolute favourite time of the year and I am so here for the next month, you wouldn't believe. I can't wait for the songs that I've heard every year since I was born and yet love hearing played a million times throughout the month, the movies I've seen a hundred times but always check to see if they're going to be on telly, the lights that just make anywhere seem warmer and the atmosphere that buzzes around you wherever you go. It's just...amazing. I'm so looking forward to this month, yaaaas!

Movie-wise, November was a bit slow. I've watched two new movies all month and just ended up rewatching a bunch I love. Typical.

What I Watched: November 2018

Fifty Shades Trilogy.
I admit I watch this series almost every month. I know some hate them and think they're gross, but I love them. Corn and horn in one. And Jamie Dornan. And Dakota Johnson. Yum!

Bridget Jones 1 & 2.
I adore these movies. I'm yet to get a love for the newest movie but I love to rewatch the first two films because they're gold. Bridget Jones is a boss. I love her.

The Grinch.
I've never seen the original cartoon or Jim Carrey movie so I went into the cinema with no real idea how the movie would go but I loved it. It was really cute, snowy and sometimes funny. I'm looking forward to watching the older ones over Christmas.

The Princess Switch.
I adored Vanessa Hudgens in HSM, so I thought with this being a Christmas movie I'd give it a watch. It was typical cheese with a blase storyline, but it was cute and festive. Worth a watch if you're into chick flicks.

What have you been watching lately?
Laura x

Monday, 5 November 2018

What I Watched: October 2018.

The heating's turned up, the blankets are out and the big fluffy socks are on. It's well and truly Autumn now and I am over the moon! Autumn has always been my favourite season of the year and I can't tell you how excited I am and calm I feel seeing all the beautiful colours. 
What's your favourite season?

October wasn't really a month for new movies. I kinda got into a rut and ended up watching movies that I've seen previously, maybe on numerous occasions, because I just wanted to watch films that I didn't have to pay full attention to. You know what I mean, right? Plus I've been caught up in all the wrestling that's been on this past month, so I've not really had time to watch many movies anyway. Next month though will most definitely have a lot more films on it....you know it's Christmas in 50 days right?

What I Watched in October 2018

To All The Boys I've Loved Before
I've seen this about 5 times now and I love it. I adore the characters of Lara-Jean and Peter Kavinsky. They are so cute. I'm currently reading the final book of the trilogy, so fingers crossed they have a happy ending!

The Duff
This is one of those films that I pop on in the background whilst I clean my room but end up sitting on my bed watching it. I adore it. It's definitely up there in my top 10 chick flicks.

Jurassic World
A few months ago I got obsessed with these films and just popped this one on randomly one night whilst I was on my laptop. It's not as good as the original film, but it's got Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, so I'm okay with that.

Jeepers Creepers 3
The first film in this trilogy freaked me out as a kid when I watched it. I don't know how I came to be watching it on my own in my parent's room, but it happened. Having watched the films in later life I just had to watch the final one, so Alex and I finally sat down and watched it, but it definitely didn't live up to the first films hype.

I gave into the hype of this film earlier on in the year and finally, FINALLY, managed to get Alex to watch it with me. Safe to say he wasn't really 'into it', but it's definitely a film that you can't get away from and I love it.

I saw a pantomime of Aladdin at the beginning of the year and had no idea what was going on. I'd never seen Aladdin before, so when the live action trailer came out I decided that I wanted to finally watch it in prep to see that. It's an okay film, but not really my taste. *audible gasps*

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Audrey Hepburn has always been in my sights growing up. My Mum had her pictures all around the house on canvases and I always thought she was beautiful. Breakfast at Tiffany's is obviously one of her most famous movies, so I decided to start my Audrey Hepburn binge with this film. It wasn't what I expected, at all, but I adored it.

Thirteen Ghosts
I've seen this film multiple times, never from the beginning though. I'm not really one for horror films but I saw this when I was younger and thought it was intriguing. It's also got Tony Shalhoub and Matthew Lillard in it, so that makes it worth watching.

What films have you been watching this month?
Laura x

Saturday, 6 October 2018

What I Watched: September 2018.

Happy Halloween month people! I like Halloween. I like the costumes, the decorations, the spooky vibes that it sends out. I've always been a bit emo deep down, so seeing black everywhere is amazing! I, myself though, never dress up as I can never really be bothered (as with most things in my life) but I love seeing the effort that people put into their outfits. It's so creative and exciting. We actually have a place about a mile from my boyfriend's house called the 'Yorkshire Scaregrounds' and it's supposed to be a really amazing place somewhat like a nightmare come to life. I've always wanted to go since it opened a couple of years ago, so maybe this year will be the year *fingers crossed*

September wasn't a very good month for movie watching as I was away for a week on holiday (wooo) and I've been more interested in watching Monk and Brooklyn 99 than I have movies, but here is:


SPF 18.
The arrival of an enigmatic musician in Malibu could potentially change the lives of a teenage girl and her surfer boyfriend.

After watching To All The Boys I've Loved Before, I went on a little bit of a Noah Centineo marathon and this one was one of the films I'd not seen of his....and, now after having watched it, I wish I hadn't bothered. Considering it isn't even an hour and a half long, I didn't expect it to be that good. The story was boring, the acting was boring and the best part about it was the last minute. I'd only recommend if you really need a Noah fix...

A case of mistaken identity leads to an unexpected romance when a teen joins forces with a popular student to win the heart of her high school crush.

Another film starring Noah Centineo. This one wasn't actually too bad. I totally disagree with the concept and the catfishing story, but I enjoyed the film. For once though I found myself rooting for the bully and not the 'victim'. Sierra did not deserve a happy ending.

An American reporter goes to the Australian outback to meet an eccentric crocodile poacher and invites him to New York City. Etc...

I used to watch Crocodile Dundee as a kid and always remembered having a great love for the first movie, so I decided to give it a rewatch now as a 25-year-old and I really enjoyed it. Obviously being the movie junkie I am, I decided to watch the two sequels. The second one was a little bit meh and the third installment was round about the same. They had their moments, but I think they were just milking it too much at that point.

A teenager who's spent her whole life confined to her home falls for the boy next door.

I've wanted to watch this movie for THE longest but I also wanted to do it after I'd finished reading the book. Me being me though took forever to finally get around to reading the book and when I did I was a bit underwhelmed and unsure about the movie. BUT I watched it and it was okay. It wasn't as good as I'd hoped it would be, but it's worth a watch.

A high school student finds herself face-to-face with her long-term crush when she signs up to run a kissing booth at the spring carnival.

I watched this on Netflix after it popped up as a recommendation and I'm so glad I did. It's a typical teen story that you'll probably read from the bat, but it was a nice watch and I actually liked the main character in this one. It's worth a watch if you have Netflix.
*image found on google images

What have you been watching lately?
Laura x

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

A Much Needed Break Away....


The past few months have been quite testing for me and my boyfriend with multiple losses within our families, so when we got offered a free holiday we jumped at the chance. Alex, his sister, her husband, his dad and I all trammed 100 miles South to the seaside town of Skegness, or Skeg Vegas to some. I'd been to Butlins as a kid (I mean, who didn't?) but never actually went into the town itself so it was a nice change and chance to explore somewhere new.

The caravan we stayed in was only a 10-minute walk from Fantasy Island, which features rollercoasters, rides, food stalls and, my favourite, a massive market, so we ended up spending a lot of time here. I'm uncomfortable with rollercoasters so I left them for Alex and his sister to go on, while I shopped around the market and spoiled myself with some new clothing.

We went into Skegness town a couple of times and did all the holidaymaker things like we went into the arcades and wasted a tonne of money on the bandits (it got to a point where I started splashing out on the 2p machines because I developed a gambling problem), we had a wander along the beach front, we bought some rock and sweets from the stalls, we had fresh doughnuts with ice cream, we explored all the different cafes and restaurants and we even found ourselves a pub quiz to go to. Sadly we didn't win the quiz but I managed to bag myself the £100 jackpot on the bandit! (YAY ME!)

I'm a sucker for wildlife places (I've been to the YWP 5 times) so we walked almost two miles to the Natureland reserve and saw some beautiful rescued seals, meerkats, butterflies and even some crocodiles (which scared the shit out of me). We also visited the Aquarium where we went around like kids filling in a quiz sheet so that we could win some 'treasure'...which turned out to be a single chocolate coin! 

On one of the last nights there, we all ended up in the Buzz Bar as a band was playing and we all got bladdered. You know I'm drunk when I'm on the dancefloor and yelling the words to Mr Brightside. Even though it ended on a sour note, I still enjoyed the fuck out of that night and will hold it up as one of the best of the year.

Coming home was a sad day. Having really enjoyed the holiday, going back to reality was kick in the arse but at least I got to write this post! 
Laura x

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

What I Watched: August 2018.

The beginning of September was the best time I've had all year. Alex, his family and I got to go away on a little holiday for the week for the first time in over six years. Granted it was a week with five of us all stuffed into a caravan in Skegness (aka Skeg Vegas), but it was a break and I enjoyed the fuck out of it. We shopped, wasted our money in the arcades, walked on the pebbly beach, got pissed off our tits on Desperados and stuffed our faces with fish and chips. It was heaven. I'm absolutely gutted that we're back home because it was a week full of freedom and fun and that's exactly what I've been needing. I'll post a few more pictures in a separate post since this is my movies post. I just needed a photo to break it up, ha! 


Jackass / Jackass 2.
I watched these as a kid and found them fucking hilarious, nowadays not so much. They're okay for a watch now and again, but they aren't movies that I'd randomly want to pop on if I fancied watching a movie.

Identity Thief.
I adore Melissa McCarthy and everything she's been in and this is no different. It can be a bit over the top in places but I think that's what makes it funny. She's a very funny, beautiful woman and will always be Sookie St James to me.

I fell asleep the first time Alex and I tried watching this, so automatically I thought that it wasn't a good movie, but it's got Melissa in so I had to give it another try and I'm glad I did because I love it. It's funny but also has some real shit in the story that people can relate to.

Keeping Up With The Joneses.
I wanted to watch this for a while and although I found some bits of it hilarious, it was just a bit too over the top for my liking. I still liked it though, might give it a rewatch later on.

I watched this as a kid and thought it was so good. I had a major crush on Brendan Fraser during his The Mummy days (Rick was fit as fuck), so I watched a couple of his other films too. I managed to convince Alex to watch it with me and now that I've seen it again as an adult...I'm not too impressed.

Wrongfully Accused.
I did enjoy this film to some extent but I feel like if you've seen one Leslie Nielson movie you've seen them all.

Monty Python & the Life of Brian.
Monty Python is not my cup of tea at all, but Alex loves them, so being the nice girlfriend that I am I watched this with him. I don't get their sense of humour and thought the film was a bit boring.

The Escort.
I've seen this movie before and really like it. To me, it's sort of like what Pretty Woman would've been like if it had been more realistic. It's a nice little film, don't let the fact that it's about an escort put you off giving it a watch.

To All The Boys I've Loved Before.
Finally, my favourite of this month's movies. TATBILB is the perfect chick flick. It's got a corny AF storyline, cute boys and romance. It's the 10 Things of the 21st century. I've seen this three times so far and each time I love it even more (not to mention PK). I'd definitely recommend this to all the chick flick lovers out there.

What movies have you been watching lately? Got any recommendations for me?
Laura x