Thursday, 9 November 2017

What I Watched: October 2017 (& an update).

This blog started out as a beauty blog but lately, I've not really been bothered by makeup and taking care of my skin has really taken a back seat. I'll probably fall back into the grasp of the beauty scene after Christmas when everything goes on sale, but for now, I'm probably not going to be posting much beauty related as I honestly just cannot be arsed with it all right now. If you followed me because of my wonderful *joking* beauty posts I understand if you don't want to keep subbing, it's fine. I'm not one of those people that cares much for numbers, so it's perfectly okay. I will, however, be posting more about movies, tv, books and maybe music, so if any of those things interests you stick around.

RIGHT onto the reason for this post, well one of the reasons, my 'What I Watched' post is here and it is all of the movies I watched in October. I REALLY wanted to watch some horror films with it being Halloween the other week, but I was at the boyfriend's and he's not a big horror fan, so these are just the films that I managed to watch throughout October without falling asleep!

Beverly Hills Ninja.
I'd seen this film as a kid and Alex randomly wanted to watch it, so we did and I loved it. It was a very nostalgic movie to rewatch and it really reminded me just how good movies used to be before they got taken over by CGI. Chris Farley was hilarious in this and I think everyone should give it a watch. It's a classic 90's feel-good movie! 7/10.

Die Hard 2.
I always used to see the first Die Hard movie on TV around Christmas and I'd watch bits of it with my parents but I never fully saw any until a few years ago. I'm a big lover of movie franchises like Lethal Weapon and Beverly Hills Cop, so adding the Die Hard franchise to my collection was just bound to happen. I love the first one more than all the others put together, but this one is always a nice watch. 6/10.

Pink Panther.
I saw this movie a long time ago and totally forgot how it went, so we decided to pop it on one boring Sunday and I know why I liked it so much the first time. Even though it's very OTT, Steve Martin plays it to a tee. I just love the whole idea of this movie. It's not Oscar worthy but it'll give you a chuckle. HAMBLUrGUH. 6/10.

Don't throw things at me but I've never seen the animated Cinderella movie. I don't think I even saw it as a kid which is weird. I suppose I wasn't really much of a Disney kid, which is probably why I'm getting into the movies now. I finally put this movie on after months of wanting to watch it (and realising Robb Stark was in it) and actually really liked it. I thought it was slightly corny especially the way Cate Blanchett played the evil step-mother, but all in all, it was a really nice film. (Lily James did a fab job, but she's not someone I would've pictured to play the role). 8/10.

And that is that. I managed to watch a whole four films over 31 days. Yay! This month isn't look too impressive either, but we'll see.

Got any movies you'd recommend? Leave a comment!
Laura x

Monday, 23 October 2017

TUMBLR TV TAG: 5 Fave Shows.

I found this little TV TAG floating within the Tumblr tag list whilst looking for something to cure my boredom and, as a few of you have viewed my last tag post, I thought I would do another! 

  1. Supernatural.
  2. Game of Thrones.
  3. Bones.
  4. My Mad Fat Diary.
  5. Rizzoli & Isles.
1. Who is your favourite character in 2? That's a tough one as there's so many great characters. A few I would say are Jon Snow, Samwell Tarly, Arya Stark, Tyrion Lannister and Ser Davos.
2. Who is your least favourite character in 1? That's a tough one because even the bad guys get a lot of love in the shows 12 years old the most recent character I really hated was the woman that headed the British Men of Letters. What a bitch she was!
3. What’s your favourite episode of 4? I love them all equally (even though series three was a bit of a let down) but one of my faves is It's a Wonderful Rae pt2. That's when you see Rae finally let herself go and open up to people.
4. What is your favourite season of 5? Series one is definitely a fave. It's been so long since I rewatched it, but series one always tends to be the one I go back to.
5. What’s your favourite relationship in 3? That's a toughie! There's so many good relationships in Bones, that are both romantic and friendship, it makes it hard to choose. I really love Angela and Hodgins. Booth and Brennan, obvs. Friendship wise, I love the way all the Squinterns have their relationships with the main characters.
6. How long have you watched 1? Since episode 17 (Hell House is one of my fave episodes) of series one back in 2005.
7. How did you become interested in 3? My Mum and I both loved to watch Buffy and Angel, so when we heard David Boreanaz was doing a new show we decided to give it a watch and we ended up loving it. 12 years later, I'm still a huge fan.
8. Who is your favourite actor in 4? Even though I adore Ian Hart as Kester, major props have to go to the amazing Sharon Rooney for her portrayal of Rae. She drew me into the series and made me feel like I wasn't alone in my own problems. Rae Earl will always be one of my favourite characters ever thanks to her.
9. Which show do you prefer 1, 2, or 5? As it's been a part of my life for 12 years (half my life) I'll say Supernatural. I wouldn't be who I am without that show.
10. Which show have you seen more episodes of 1 or 3? I've seen every episode of each.
11. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be? Maybe Izzy. She was just so sweet and innocent, there's not many people like that anymore.
12. How would you kill off any character in 5? I wouldn't want to kill any of the main characters. 
13. Would a ¾ crossover work? No. 
14. Pair two characters in 1 that would make an unlikely, but strangely okay couple. Jody Mills and Sam. I think they're cute together whilst at the same time they're like family, so it would be weird.
16. Overall, which show has the better cast, 3 or 5? I adore the cast of R&I, especially Angie Harmon, but Bones had the best ensemble and they always switched it up each week with a different Squintern.
17. Which has the better theme music, 2 or 4? I wasn't overly keen on MMFD's theme song, so I'll go with GoT as it's currently my ringtone!
Let me know if you do the tag, I'd love to have a read of yours! Also feel free to leave a comment to let me know you've been by. People don't seem to make the effort anymore. (image found on pinterest)
Laura x

Sunday, 15 October 2017

What I Watched: Aug / Sept 2017.

Can you believe that we are officially into Autumn already?? It feels like this year is flashing by but I must say that I am LOVING the changing of the colours and the cooler weather. I am an Autumn baby so I've never been a fan of the warmer months and Autumn means that Christmas is nearly here, whoop! 

Anyway onto the reason for this post which is my monthly 'What I Watched'. I haven't posted one since July because I've just not been watching any films if I'm honest. I've got stuck into Game Of Thrones now so movies have taken a backseat for a while. I thought I'd post this tiny list (aka two items) just to keep up with the tradition of posting them. Hopefully, when I've done with GOT (another season) I'll fit some more movies in!

Alex took me to Kingsman: The Golden Circle on my birthday and I can honestly say it was amazing! The first movie was a complete surprise because I didn't expect to enjoy it at all, but I loved it. I've seen the first one about 3-4 times now, so I obviously wanted to go and see the sequel and I wasn't disappointed. Even though Julianne Moore's villain was annoying (even more so than Samuel L Jackson's) I prefer this one to the first movie. I love that it carried on from the first and all of the same cast were in it with the addition (obviously) of several other members. I like Channing Tatum but I don't think his character was really needed in this, it felt a bit like he was just in it to add a star name. I did enjoy the addition of Pedro Pascal though (hello GoT), he added some good comedic moments for sure.
I can't wait to watch this again. It was fab! 9/10.

After my GoT binge, I decided to watch Me Before You again as it stars the amazing Emilia Clarke. I've seen this one before and I did quite like it. It made me cry again the second time around which I think says something about the actors portraying the two main characters.
It's not to everyone's taste, but there's no pleasing some! 7/10.

And that ladies and gents is all I've watched in two months. It's a sad little list, I know. But I'm hoping to get some movies watched this month, especially since Halloween is creeping up on us!

What have been watching lately?
Laura x

Sunday, 8 October 2017

The TV Show TAG - 2017.

I've seen this little TV Tag floating about on some of my fave blogs and as I've not done one in a while I thought I'd give it a go. I love TV shows (and I mean LOVE them, even more than movies) and I'm a big fan of tags so obviously I wanted to post it. I feel like tag posts really help you to get to know the person behind the blog without being a nosey bugger, ha! 

So here is my take on the TV TAG:

1. Favorite Show(s)?
  • My Mad Fat Diary
  • Supernatural
  • Bones
  • Castle
  • Rizzoli & Isles
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Moonlight
  • Charmed
  • Roswell
  • Gilmore Girls
  • One Tree Hill
  • Game of Thrones
  • The OC
  • Timeless
  • Ugly Betty
  • Will & Grace
(and a tonne more, I just can't think of them all right now).

2. Favorite Genre?

I tend to like drama shows more than anything. Also teen shows like OTH and The OC. Comedy shows are also up there with my faves. 

3. Least Favorite Show?
Stuff like Peep Show and Monty Python. I just don't have that type of humour.

4. Most Rewatched Show/Favorite Show To Binge Watch?
Supernatural (I've seen seasons 1-3 at least 10 times each), MMFD (with only 3 seasons, I've seen the entire show at least 5 times) and Bones.

5. Do You Prefer Watching Things Week-By-Week or Binge-Watching?
Binge watching all the way! I get bored waiting for a new episode each week. Chilling out, laid on my bed with a blanket on and a cuppa on the go, bingeing on a full season a night is perfect.

6. Favorite Television Characters?
I have loads, so I'll just say my faves from each show.

  • Rae / Finn and Kester.
  • Dean, Sam, Cas and Gabriel.
  • Brennan, Booth, Hodgins, Wendell and Angela.
  • Castle, Ryan, Esposito & Beckett.
  • Rizzoli, Isles, Frankie & Corsack. (Also, Barry Frost. RIP Lee).
  • Buffy, Willow, Spike, Xander and Giles.
  • Mick & Kate.
  • Piper, Phoebe, Leo and Grams.
  • Max, Michael & Maria.
  • Lorelai, Jess, Luke, Kirk and Marty.
  • Peyton, Brooke, Nathan, Haley & Jame Lucas Scott.
  • Samwell, Jon, Arya, Poddrick, Tyrion & Brienne.
  • Seth & Ryan.
  • Rufus, Wyatt and Lucy.
  • Betty, Daniel and Justin.
  • Will, Grace, Karen, Jack (duh).

7. Favorite Television Ships?
Leyton, Rinn, B&B & Caskett.

8. Show You Could Never Get Into?
Heroes. I really wanted to like it but there was so much to keep track of, it became more of a task than a good watching experience.

9. Show You Fell In of Love With?
My Mad Fat Diary. Rae's story of mental health, self-harming and her attitude towards herself really hit a nerve with me and I hold her up there as my ultimate favourite character because she's more like me than anyone I've ever known.

10. Cancelled Too Soon?
Ben & Kate. Moonlight.

11. Guilty Pleasure Show?
Uhm....I'll go with The X Factor. I cannot stand the way that it is fixed and I can't stand a majority of the judges but I adore music and hearing everyone put on their performances is amazing.

12. What Are You Currently Watching?
I'm currently trying to catch up on Game of Thrones. I only started watching it at the beginning of September and I'm currently on season 6 and I love it.

Let me know if you decide to do the tag, I'd love to have a nosey!
Laura x
*image found on google photos.