Wednesday, 13 June 2018

What I Watched: May 2018.

May felt like a really long month to me. Anyone else? Saying that though that didn't make me watch any more movies than I usually do. I've been trapped in the TV series warp again and I've recently rewatched Tru Calling from years ago and even though it's been years, I still feel like there needs to be a movie made to end that show because it ended like shit. Besides that show I've also started watching season seven (I think) of Rizzoli and Isles which I never finished. I love that show so damn much and I obvs didn't want it to end like all my other faves have (Castle, Bones, Baby Daddy), so I refused to watch it, ha! I'm already thinking up new shows to start (Suits is at the top of my list), so if you have any recommendations leave a comment and let me know!



TWO NIGHT STAND.

I'd been eyeing this movie up for a while, so I decided to finally give it a go. I've seen Miles Teller in a couple of things and really liked him, this movie was no different. Paired with an actress I'd not seen before, Analeigh Tipton, this movie is about a young woman who gives in to peer pressure and decides to hook up with a guy she meets online. After their one night stand, the pair finds themselves trapped inside the guy's apartment due to a blizzard and they go through a whole load of personal shit over the next 24 hours.

I enjoyed this movie. I wasn't so sure about it at the beginning, I thought it was just gonna be a shitty teen flick about sex, but it turned into something kinda deep and interesting to watch. 3/5.


THE PROPOSAL.

Sandra Bullock AND Ryan Reynolds in ONE movie. YAS! I adore this movie so much. If you've not seen it, it stars Sandra as a publisher whose work visa runs out so she has to return to Canada. Not wanting to lose her job in America, she ropes Ryan in, who is her assistant, to pretend that they are actually engaged so that she doesn't have to leave.

This is a pretty predictable film but the chemistry these two have is amazing. It's such a good. It's got a bit of drama, comedy and chick flick vibes to it and also BETTY WHITE. Legend. 3/5.


DEADPOOL & DEADPOOL 2.

I watched Deadpool a few years ago and after asking for months I finally got my boyfriend to watch it so that he'd go to the cinema to see Deadpool 2 with me, eeeeh. I'm sure almost everyone will have some idea about Deadpool but if you don't know, it's about a former army guy that ends up with terminal cancer. Determined not to die and leave his girl, he agrees to be a guinea pig for an experiment, but the people running the scheme aren't interested in curing him but want to see whether he'll last through their trials enough to expose a hidden superpower.

I've never really gotten into superhero movies but the trailer for the first Deadpool pulled me in and I'm so glad I watched it. Ryan is hilarious! 4/5. 


DUNKIRK.

Ever since getting together with Alex the number of war films I've seen has skyrocketed. I'm not one for bloodshed and violent films, but when I saw this trailer it was actually me that said we should watch it and I'm glad we did. The movie follows a couple of men who are left awaiting a way off the beach at Dunkirk. It follows them as they attempt to leave the beach and try to keep their heads above water, literally and figuratively. 

Like I said, war films aren't a fave genre of mine, but it was a good watch. The special effects were amazing and at some points in the film I found myself holding my breath along with the characters. It aso has Tom Hardy in it....enough said. 4/5.

GHOSTBUSTERS (REMAKE).

As a loyal Ghostbusters fan I've watched this a couple of times now but I still can't seem to like it like I do the original films. Every time I watch it I seem to find things about it that just piss me off. Like the unnecessary attempts at being funny which end up falling flat and the ridiculous choice of villain is unforgivable. 1.5/5.

So these are the films that I managed to stay awake through in May. Not many but I'm certainly making up for that this month. I'm already up to ten movies and we're only two weeks in!

What have you been watching lately? Got a recommendation? Let me know in the comments.
Laura 

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:

Snatched.
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?
Laura

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.

Burlesque.
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.
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Size 16-24. £20.
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Size 16-24. £22.
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Size 16-24. £18.
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Size 16-24. £12.
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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