Film Review Friday: Now You See Me (2013)

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Jesse Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Melanie Laurent
Runtime: 1 hour 56 minutes
Rating: 12
LoveFilm synopsis: FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
(Source: http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Now-You-See-Me/174142/)

My verdict: I’d been looking forward to seeing this film since I first saw the trailer. It was really clever, kept me entertained and I was really disappointed when it finished. It’s a really strong cast and I highly recommend it 🙂

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Happy anniversary…. to me!

Wow, they say that time flies when you’re having fun, and they’re not wrong! I received a notification from WordPress 2 days ago to say that I have had my blog for a whole year already! I can’t believe it. I’ve truly loved blogging all this time, and I have met some really lovely people that I may not have had the honour of meeting without WordPress, aw!

I look forward to sharing another year with you all 😀
xxx

Film Review Friday: Warm Bodies (2012)

Starring: Dave Franco, Teresa Palmer, Nicholas Hoult, Analeigh Tipton, John Malkovich, Rob Corddry, Cory Hardrict, Ayisha Issa, Justin Bradley, Patrick Sabongui, Ruth Chiang, Dawn Ford
Runtime: 1 hour 37 minutes
Rating: 15
LoveFilm synopsis: Life for Julie (Teresa Palmer) and R (Nicholas Hoult) couldn’t be more different. R is a zombie; with a great record collection; limited vocab and an overpowering love of brain food. Julie is a human; beautiful; strong; open minded and all heart. When R makes an unexpected decision and rescues Julie from a zombie attack, his lifeless existence begins to have a purpose. As the unlikely relationship develops, R’s choice to protect her sets in motion a sequence of events that might just change both of their worlds forever.
(Source: http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Warm-Bodies/172494/)

My verdict: I have been so excited to see this film from way before it ever hit the cinemas. I’m a big fan of Nicholas Hoult, how could you not find him and his crazy eyebrows cute in About A Boy? Then I got to watch him in the TV series Skins so I couldn’t wait to see Warm Bodies. I wasn’t disappointed at all! I can’t wait to buy it so that I can watch it again as it’s such a great film. I’m really looking forward to Jack the Giant Slayer coming so I can watch more Nicholas! I hadn’t seen Teresa Palmer in anything before, but I’ll have to watch out for her other films as she’s a really good actress. I have had a crush on Rob Corddry since I saw him in Hot Tub Time Machine, and he was a pleasure to watch in this! 😛 It’s a really good film and I highly recommend it to everyone! 🙂

The Sunshine Award

sunshine-awardI have been nominated for the Sunshine Award by the lovely Tara at http://lovefromtara.com and I am so excited! It’s always such an honour to be nominated for an award by your peers 🙂

For the sunshine award, I have to list 11 random facts about me, then answer 11 questions given to me by Tara and then I’m supposed to come up with 11 questions for my nominees. Tara didn’t set me any questions, and I must admit that I’m the world’s worst question-asker. I usually think of things like, “what shoe size are you?” or “what’s your favourite biscuit?” so I’ll simply nominate the people who truly deserve this award, and let them ask their nominees questions if they like 🙂

11 random facts about me:
1. I’ve never watched E.T. and some people think that this is strange.
2. I love rollercoasters.
3. When I get the time (hahahahaha), I’d love to learn how to knit again. I could knit when I was 13 but I’ve totally forgotten now.
4. I’m very reluctant to wear anything other than ballet shoes which leads to wet feet in winter.
5. I once saw some stars from Emmerdale when I was working in retail and I was so starstruck that someone else had to serve them.
6. I can wear size 6, 7 or 8 shoes which makes it impossible for me to order them online.
7. One of the reasons I love winter is because I love to wear bright coloured tights 🙂
8. When it comes to alcohol, I love Malibu and coke or bacardi and coke.
9. If I won the lottery, I’d buy a holiday home in Brighton.
10. My favourite squash is Vimto.
11. I did so badly in my Maths GCSE that I had to re-sit it, and then got a worse grade. Fail.

So, to the nominees!
I love finding new music on WordPress and music has the power to make my rainy day sunny again, so with that in mind, I’m going to nominate the music blogs I love to follow 🙂
(WordPress won’t let me link the blogs so I’ll just have to give you the URLs!)

1001 Albums In 10 Years – http://1001albumsin10years.wordpress.com/
Address Of Music – http://addressofmusic.wordpress.com/
Altpeak – http://altpeek.wordpress.com/
Audio Sexxx – http://audiosexxx.com/
Backseat Mafia – http://backseatmafia.com/
J’Adore Music – http://jadoremusic89.wordpress.com/
Movies & Music Cafe – http://thomasjford.wordpress.com/
Music Insanity! http://musicinsanity.wordpress.com
Muusak – http://muusak.wordpress.com
My Life According To Me – http://mylifeaccordingtomeandmeonly.wordpress.com
Popculture7080 – http://popculture7080.wordpress.com
Re-Discover Music From Your Past – http://discoverpastmusic.wordpress.com
Ritter Records – http://ritterrecords.wordpress.com

Enjoy! 😀

Film Review Friday: Poltergeist (1982)

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Heather O’Rourke, Michael McManus, Dirk Blocker, James Karen, Oliver Robins, Zelda Rubinstein
Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes
Rating: 15
LoveFilm synopsis: Life is pleasant for the close-knit Freeling family until a host of otherworldly forces invades their peaceful suburban home. Soon their house is transformed into a supernatural sideshow but the forces are anything but friendly. If the family don’t clear out soon, they’ll be swept into a chaotic nightmare!
(Source: http://www.lovefilm.com/film/Poltergeist/26107/)

My verdict: Michael has been insisting that I watch Poltergeist as part of my ‘filmic education’ for a loooooong time. When it arrived from LoveFilm, I managed to put off watching it for two weeks, but by week three, I realised that I needed to watch it or we’d never get any LoveFilm films ever again. I wish I’d watched it when it first came as I really enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. The family were really likeable, the mum made me laugh a lot and the kids were cute without being annoying. I have necrophobia, so I really didn’t appreciate the dead bodies rising from the ground scenes as the make up and effects were too spot on. This is one of the reasons I tend to avoid horror films! I’m looking forward to watching Poltergeist II – The Other Side (1986) and Poltergeist III – The Final Chapter (1988) when they arrive, and I won’t put off watching them!