Wednesday, 15 August 2018

What I Watched: July 2018.

So, we're two weeks into August already and I'm only just typing this post out. I'm sorry. I've been preoccupied for the past month and my blog's been just about the furthest thing from my mind. My boyfriend lost his Mum almost four weeks ago now and I've been at his house since trying to help him and his family out. As you can imagine, it's been a hard time for us all and for me, it's brought back a lot of feelings and grief from when I lost my own Mum. We all feel a bit lost still now a month on, but we've been making sure we stay grounded and keep each other going. Come night time guaranteed we'll be sat watching either a movie or, as of late, an episode of Monk. That's where most of the movies on my list were watched, so here we go.


Legend. I hate the story, but love Tom Hardy. He was amazing as both lead characters.
Sherlock Holmes/Sherlock Holmes 2. I wanted to like these, but I could barely hear what they said.
Beauty and the Briefcase. I liked this. It was cheesy AF, but Hilary Duff's in it and I love her.
Starstruck. Another cheeseball, but it's definitely one of my favourite Disney Channel films.
Kong: Skull Island. I've never seen the first movie, but I really liked this.
Star Trek trilogy. These aren't my cup of tea, I didn't get really get them, but enjoyed them anyway.
Wayne's World 2. A classic. Not as good as the first, but still a classic. 🤘
Mystery Men. This is an odd movie. Early Ben Stiller. It was okay, nothing too special though.
Logan Lucky. I didn't understand the beginning but thought the ending was pretty great.
The Ringer. Johnny Knoxville movie. You know it's gonna be stupid. Not for the easily offended.
Victoria and Abdul. I wanted to see this for ages and I really enjoyed it. Judi Dench is a queen.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Not my cup of tea. Alex's faves. It was meh. Sorry.
Galaxy Quest. This is a classic 90's movie and I love it.

What have you been watching lately? Have you got any recommendations?
Laura x

Wednesday, 11 July 2018

What I Watched: June 2018

June was the best month of the year so far for me, movie-wise. After having finished watching the series, The Mysteries of Laura, I was a bit undecided about what show to start next so I ended up watching a load of movies instead. This month's lot is a very mixed bag. I've watched rom-coms, dramas, sci-fi/fantasy stuff and a lot of movies featuring dinosaurs! 


What I Watched: June 2018

The Prince and Me: I watched this movie years ago and adored it. Still do.
Shanghai Noon / Shanghai Knights: First time properly watching these and they're hilarious!
Legally Blonde 1 / 2: Legally Blonde 3. 2020? Obviously, I needed to rewatch the first ones.
White Chicks: I made Alex watch this with me. I still find it fucking hilarious.
Spaceballs: Alex's choice of movie. Not really my cup of tea, but funny all the same.
The Tuxedo: I love the old Jackie Chan movies. Plus Jennifer Love Hewitt's in this and she's a babe.
Repossessed: Slowly going through Leslie Nielson's movies and this was actually quite funny.
District 9: Al's pick again. This wasn't what I expected at all but it was very good. Sequel needed!
Without A Paddle: The three actors in this just make it the perfect Sunday night comedy film.
Jurassic World / Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom: Love these. Nearly cried at the newest one.
Jurassic Park 1 / 2 / 3: First time watching these properly. Loved the first one. Other two: meh.
10 Things I Hate About You: This has always been a favourite. Heath Ledger <3
Penelope: A find the story a bit silly, but it has a good message behind it. Feel good factor: 10/10.
Sully: This wasn't that exciting but it was an interesting watch. Plus it's got Tom Hanks, so heck yes.
Your Highness: Wanted to watch this for years, but it was extremely stupid.
Turner and Hooch: A favourite as a kid, I finally give it a rewatch and loved it all over again.

Have you watched any decent movies lately?
Laura x

Saturday, 30 June 2018

32 Get To Know Me Questions.

When I first started this blog I loved to go through other people's sites and find any 'tag' posts that they had posted so that I could find out more about the person behind the blog. I think, even though it may be a little bit outdated, doing a 'tag' post is still a cute way of allowing people to discover new things about yourself and I, for one, love doing them which is why I have a new one for you today! So in case, you wanted to know more about me, please read on and feel free to do this yourself as I can't be arsed tagging anyone else anyway!

32 Get To Know Me Questions.

What are you currently wearing?
Currently, I am wearing some old (very old, they even have holes in them) black leggings with white crosses on them. A shirred pink strappy top I got from Asda years ago and some Harry Potter socks. It's way too warm, outside and inside, so I just grabbed whatever was going to be comfiest and breathable.

Have you ever been in love?
Of course, hence the 7.5 years that I've been in a relationship.

How old are you?
I am 24 years old and I want to cry. Or become Benjamin Button. To think I'll be 25 in September makes me want to cry. 

How tall are you?
I am about 5'5 on a good day. 5'4 when I can't be arsed walking up straight.

Do you have any piercings?
I have each ear pierced three times and the helix done on my right side.

Do you have any tattoos?
Not currently. I've always wanted to get a tattoo. When my Mum passed away I decided I definitely wanted to get one in remembrance of her, but I'm still working on not being a wimp.


What’s your favorite drink?
I drink a load of Pepsi like millions of other people tend to do, but I don't really have a favourite drink, to be honest. Alcohol wise, I love Asti wine and could drink a tonne of it and also, Dry Vermouth with lemonade is just heaven.

What’s your favorite song?
As a massive music lover, I have a new favourite song almost every month. I do have a select few I will always love though:
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Wherever You Will Go - The Calling
Numb - Linkin Park
Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne
Let It Go - James Bay

What’s your Zodiac sign?
Born on September 21st, I am a Virgo.

How long does it take you to shower?
If I'm washing my hair, which I like to shampoo and leave for five minutes, then about 20 minutes. If not, I'm in and out in 10.

What’s favorite show?
My all-time favourite is Supernatural. It's been a big part of my life since I was 11-12 and was a show that my Mum and I bonded over a lot. I also love White Collar, Bones, Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, Buffy, Game of Thrones, One Tree Hill, Veronica Mars, Kyle XY, Roswell, Gilmore Girls, Ugly Betty, My Mad Fat Diary and a shit tonne of others. But just a name a few...

What’s your favorite bands?
I'm not really a 'band' person, but I do like Linkin Park, The Pretty Reckless, Daughtry, Maroon 5, Paramore, etc.

Something you really miss?
My Mum. Being a kid. Having a family. 

Where do you go when you’re sad?
Usually to my room. I spend a majority of my time in there anyway when I'm home, but it's my sanctuary sad or not.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Considering I have to shave before applying my makeup (sexy bitch!), I take about 20 minutes to do that and apply my makeup and then 5 minutes to throw an outfit together.

What’s your favorite colour?
Colours: blue, grey, lime green, purple.

Loud music or soft?
As with everything it really depends on what mood I'm in.

Favorite actor?
I love Tom Hanks, Tom Hardy, Jamie Dornan, the entire cast of Supernatural.

What’s the last thing that made you cry?
Last night I watched Turner and Hooch for the first time since 'growing up' and I'd totally forgot how it ended, so I ended up crying at that, ha!

Last time you said you loved someone?
Before I went to sleep last night.

Last book you read?
Eleonor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman.

The book you’re currently reading?
Still Me - JoJo Moyes.


Last show you watched?
Pointless Celebrities. I tell ya, Saturday television is shite.

Who’s the last person you talked to?
The woman that comes to clip my doggo's nails for me. Besides her and Patch, I literally not spoken most of the day.

Last song you sang?
Why Not by Hilary Duff. I've just been on a Disney channel high and listened to all the songs I used to listen to as a teen. Hilary was always my favourite.

The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
He's supposed to be my Dad, but since losing my Mum he's become a stranger.

Favorite food?
Chicken. It's such a diverse ingredient. I could eat it every damn day!

Place you want to visit?
There's so many, but New York has always been the one place I wanted to visit. Ever since being a kid it's been a dream of mine to go there and be the shitty tourist that I am.

What’s the last time you kissed someone?
On Thursday just before I left Alex's house to come home. 

Favorite flavour of sweet?
I'm not a big fan of sweets, I'm definitely more of a chocolate gal.

What instruments do you play?
I don't play any, which makes me sad. When I was younger I really wanted to learn guitar. I even have an acoustic one and an electric one somewhere in the house that I wanted to practice on but as I learn through sight instead of reading it got hard and as with all things, I quit.

Favourite piece of jewelry?
That would be a heart locket that has my Mum's ashes inside. I wear it every single day so that she's with me wherever I go.

Let me know whether you post this too as I'd love to have a nosey!
Laura x

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