Sunday, 31 July 2011

50 DSC: #30 A Song That Reminds You Of Someone

This song will forever remind me of my brother as it is a song we both love and often sing along to in the car. There's something about this song that is special. I'm not just saying it is good. I'm saying that when this song comes on, whether it be at home, in the car or even in the middle of the street, somehow our eyes find each other and we share 'the look'. That look says "this song is so GOOD! we must sing and dance wildly to it right now".  And that is why it is special. 
Today's song is... Knights of Cydonia by Muse!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

No Reservations

UK Release: 31st August 2007
Watched on TV: Thursday 28th July 2011
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 44mins
Tagline: Life isn't always made to order.

Friday, 29 July 2011


Promises - Nero
This song is too catchy! Love. it.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

One Day: New UK Poster

I was very excited to receive my new Empire magazine yesterday, and to find on the back page a new One Day poster! I love this one so much more than the previous poster
(In case you can't make it out - the main picture is made up of polaroids all with a date, July 15, underneath and then each respective year beginning with 1988.)
I don't know why they hadn't released this one before: it's so blindingly obvious and ridiculously clever! It completely sums up the concept of seeing the characters for one day over twenty years. I'm a little worried that it goes up to 2011 and not 2007 like in the book, but we shall see why soon as the film is released late September - only 2 months away!

What do you think about the new poster? Do you prefer the old one?

Wednesday, 27 July 2011


UK Release: 20th June 2008
Watched on TV: Sunday 24th July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 39mins
Tagline: After 'Kidulthood' comes 'Adulthood' ...

Tuesday, 26 July 2011


UK Release: 2nd March 2001
Watched on TV: Sunday 24th July 2011
Rating: 12
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 1min
Tagline: One taste is all it takes

Monday, 25 July 2011

Doctor Who: NEW! Season 6 Episodes 8-13 Trailer, Promo Image and Episode details!

Well we're being properly spoiled today with not only a full-on incredible trailer for the second half of season 6 - which is to be aired here in the UK on the 27th August - but a new promo image has also been released featuring a wardrobe change for the Doctor!
Going for an Egyptian theme, River joins companions Amy and Rory near a pyramid alongside not only the Doctor sporting a new coat but the Silence and the Impossible Astronaut. This suggests that they will be prominent for the rest of the series.And taking a look at the newly released trailer last night the Silence aren't the only ones to be returning - the Cyberman and the Weeping Angels are also shown along with a heap of other new aliens too. 

Sunday, 24 July 2011

The Social Network

UK Release: 15th October 2010
Watched on DVD: Saturday 23rd July 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Biography, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 57mins
Tagline: You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies

Saturday, 23 July 2011

50 DSC: #29 A Song That Is Entirely Inappropriate

... for this time of year!! 
I don't know why but this song started playing in my head the other day. This has to be the most inappropriate song for a long hot summers day, but I still love it!
This has to be one of my favourite Christmas songs of all time...

Friday, 22 July 2011


USA Release: 2nd November 1979
Watched on DVD: Thursday 21st July 2011
Rating: 18
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Runtime: 1hr 57mins
Tagline: A Way Of Life

Thursday, 21 July 2011

The Hour

On TV: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Channel: BBC 2 9pm
Episode Type: 1/6

In 1 Sentence: Exciting, slick new drama about 50’s broadcasting which spirals into suspenseful dark depths

BBC Summary: June 1956. BBC reporters and soulmates Bel Rowley and Freddie Lyon join a brand new current affairs programme and become involved in a dark and dangerous conspiracy.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Shelter - Birdy
I wasn't planning on doing a Tune of the Day at all today but this song has well and truly stolen my heart and properly deserves a post all on its own... One word: Wow.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

An Affair To Remember

USA Release: 11th July 1957
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 19th July 2011
Rating: U
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 49mins
Tagline: In Italy... on the Mediterranean... across an ocean... and all over New York!

Monday, 18 July 2011


Glad You Came - The Wanted
I am unashamedly in love with this song. Is that bad? I don't even care because it's just awesome.

Sunday, 17 July 2011


UK Release: 3rd March 2006
Watched on TV: Thursday 14th July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 29mins
Tagline: Before adulthood comes...

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

UK Release: Friday 15th July 2011
Watched in Cinema: Friday 15th July 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Runtime: 2hrs 10mins
Tagline: It All Ends

Friday, 15 July 2011

Torchwood Season 4 Episode 1

On TV: Thursday 14th July 2011
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: Season 4 Episode 1

In 1 Sentence: Exploding onto the screen once again, Torchwood pulls out all the stops

Thursday, 14 July 2011


UK Release: 3rd June 2011
Watched in Cinema: Wednesday 13th July 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Sport
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
Tagline: The legend of the greatest driver who ever lived.

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Working Girl

UK Release: 14th April 1989
Watched on TV: Tuesday 12th July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 53mins
Tagline: For anyone who's ever won. For anyone who's ever lost. And for everyone who's still in there trying.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011


One Big Family - Templecloud
I've been in love with this song for a few weeks now but today it has reached new levels...

Monday, 11 July 2011

Sliding Doors

UK Release: 1st May 1998
Watched on DVD: Monday 11th July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 39mins
Tagline: What if one split second sent your life in two completely different directions?

Sunday, 10 July 2011


UK Release: 30th September 1994
Watched on DVD: Saturday 9th July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 54mins
Tagline: Get ready for rush hour.

Friday, 8 July 2011

50 DSC: #28 A Song That You Wish You Could Play

Gosh, it's been a busy few days so not many quality posts but got some good stuff lined up so keep posted. For now a 50 Day Song Challenge will have to do as I'm up at 5 in the morning so have no time or energy to do a review. Enjoy...

I've loved this song for years as my mother (a piano teacher) loves playing it often in the evening. It's such an incredibly emotional and beautiful song. I hope one day to at least to attempt playing it and get it half right! Love, love, love...

The Days - Ludovico Einaudi

Thursday, 7 July 2011


Down With The Trumpets - Rizzle Kicks

Wednesday, 6 July 2011


On TV: Monday 27th June 2011
Channel: C4 10pm
Episode Type: First in new comedy drama series

In 1 Sentence: Mixing comedy and adult drama with some interesting results

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

50 DSC: #27 A Song That Makes Your Heart Swell

This is truly one of my few goosebump-y songs. It was one of the first songs that I completely fell in love with and used to repeat the video endlessly for weeks until I finally got a hold of Air Traffic's album and fell in love again with such an amazing album!
So I am incredibly happy to share todays #27...
Shooting Star - Air Traffic

Monday, 4 July 2011

The Bodyguard

UK Release: 26th December 1992
Watched on TV: Sunday 3rd July 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Romance, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 2hr 9mins
Tagline: Never let her out of your sight. Never let your guard down. Never fall in love.

Sunday, 3 July 2011

50 DSC: #26 A Song You Can Play On An Instrument

#26 A Song You Can Play On An Instrument
I can't play much as after my piano grade 1 (and my mother being a music teacher) any skills I had fizzled out. Put if pressed I could stretch to today's song...
Clocks - Coldplay
A beautiful song, and thankfully reasonably simple to play!

Saturday, 2 July 2011

June: Top 20 (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of June 2011's Top 20, where I'll be counting down from 10 to 1. 
If you missed Part 1 then head on over there.

10. Chase & Status feat. Tinie Tempah - Hitz
I wasn't sure at first about Hitz. There didn't seem to be enough of Chase & Status and Tinie Tempah's style in the song. Instead it was a little american sounding (not helped of course by the video!). But it has definitely grown on me and Tinie Tempah's raps have already found there way into my head. He has a strange knack of doing that.
Heading over shores

9. Jason Derulo - Don't Wanna Go Home
The sample used in this is what makes this song. As well as my soft spot for Mr Derulo. Ever since the fantastic Whatcha Say, I don't think he's made a song I don't like. 
Some major dance moves

Friday, 1 July 2011

June: Top 20 (Part 1)

Hello again and welcome to this month's Top 20 songs that I couldn't stop listening to in the month of June. Part 1 begins with numbers 20-11. Look out for Part 2 to find out who made number 1!

20. Katy Perry - Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F)
With a video featuring Rebecca Black, Kenny G, two the Glee guys people and not forgetting Perry's new alter-ego geeky 8th grader Kathy Beth Terry, this song was always gonna get people talking. It has me chanting T.G.I.F. already....
The party of the year! By far.

19. Kaiser Chiefs - Little Shocks
To tell you the truth I really didn't like this at first. Somehow though it has grown on me. It's annoyingly catchy. That damn Ricky Wilson. And indeed Radio 1 for playing it so incessantly.
Lights or no lights that is the question

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