Saturday, 31 December 2011

Sherlock: Series 2 Trailers and Clips!

Today is my one year blog anniversary! And so I thought it would be appropriate to celebrate with a few quality trailers to get excited about the return of Sherlock tomorrow night! I absolutely can't wait and these have certainly whetted my appetite!

Great Expectations

On TV: Tuesday 27th-Thursday 29th December 2011
Channel: BBC 1 9pm
Episode Type: Three part drama series
In 1 Sentence: A stunning, chilling, atmospheric drama that was gripping from start to finish...
BBC Summary: Lavish adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel in which orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.

Friday, 30 December 2011

December: Top 20 (Part 1)

Welcome along to December's Top 20, the last monthly Top 20 of 2011! Despite being the month of Christmas there have been a few good releases floating around, so many in fact that only one Christmas song made it in the Top 20 this month. 
Make sure to come back again soon for Part 2 to find out what my number one song of the month was as well as to check out my Top 20 of 2011 round up posts!!
But for now from 20-11...


20. Flo Rida - Good Feeling
This song works thanks to the fantastic sample Flo Rida uses, which to me was one of the christmas-iest tunes this year. It gave me that warm happy glow that was hard to find this year. It isn't coincidental, I'm sure, that the sample was also used in Avicii's corker of a tune which you'll find below...
Flo Rida's good life

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Remember Me

UK Release: 2nd April 2010
Watched on DVD: Monday 26th December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 53mins
Tagline: Live in the moments.

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Hairspray

UK Release: 20th July 2007
Watched on TV: Saturday 24th/25th December 2011
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 57mins
Tagline: When you follow your own beat, the world will follow you.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Love Actually

UK Release: 21st November 2003
Watched on DVD: Saturday 24th/Sunday 25th December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 15mins
Tagline: Love actually is all around.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe

On TV: Sunday 25th December 2011
Channel: BBC One 7pm
Episode Type: Christmas Special
In 1 Sentence: A Christmassy spectacle full of child-like wonder and... a forest. 
BBC Summary: The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe is a festive adventure as magical as Santa Claus and as timeless as the Doctor himself! It sees the Time Lord befriend the Arwells, a family from war-torn Britain who are about to experience a wintry wonderland where beauty and danger await...

Sunday, 25 December 2011

50 DSC: #32 The Best Christmas Song Ever!

This is the only appropriate post for today as... it's Christmas! So I'd like to share with you my absolute favourite Christmas song: Paul McCartney's Wonderful Christmas Time! 
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Boat That Rocked

UK Release: 1st April 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 18th/Monday 19th December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Runtime: 1hr 56mins
Tagline: 1 Boat. 8 DJs. No Morals.

Friday, 23 December 2011

New Doctor Who Christmas Special Trailer!

It's busy times for all as Christmas fast approaches. I for one am very excited for this year's Doctor Who Christmas special - The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe -which airs on BBC One at 7pm - don't miss it! 
There seems to be a Narnia theme to the proceedings but i'm sure there are some aliens in there somewhere! Check out the new trailer below...


Are you excited for Doctor Who?

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Sherlock Holmes 2: A Game of Shadows

UK Release: 16th December 2011
Watched in Cinema: Wednesday 21st December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
Runtime: 2hrs 10mins

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist


UK Release: 30th January 2009
Watched on DVD: Saturday 17th December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Runtime: 1hr 30mins

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Mulholland Drive

UK Release: 4th January 2002
Watched on Orange Film To Go: Saturday 17th December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 2hrs 27mins
Tagline: A woman in search of stardom. A woman in search of herself - in the city of dreams. A key to a mystery - lies somewhere on Mulholland Drive.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Music Monday #18

Yes! Music Monday is amazingly being posted on an actual Monday for the first time in weeks! It was a close call but I finally remembered what day it was and so here we are! And what a treat I have for you this week, with a new one from Rihanna (does that girl ever sleep?) and an internet stars bid for number one, there's plenty to feast your eyes and ears on...
(remember to click on each cover to take you to the video!)


5. Rihanna - You Da One

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Shallow Grave

UK Release: 6th January 1995
Watched on Recorded TV: Friday 16th December 2011
Rating: 18
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 32mins
Tagline: The award winning thriller that'll bury you with laughs.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

Superbad

UK Release: 14th September 2007
Watched on Recorded TV: Wednesday 14th December
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 43mins
Tagline: Come and Get Some

Friday, 16 December 2011

Napoleon Dynamite

UK Release: 26th December 2004
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 13th December 2011
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance 
Runtime: 1hr 22mins
Tagline: He's out to prove he's got nothing to prove.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Inside Job

UK Release: 18th February 2011
Watched on Recorded TV: Thursday 8th/Friday 9th December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Runtime: 2hrs
Tagline: The global economic crisis of 2008 cost tens of millions of people their savings, their jobs, and their homes. This is how it happened.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Joker - On My Mind

Christmas is only a week and a half a way and I'm listening to...  Joker's brilliant tune On My Mind!
I don't think this song could get any less Christmassy but hey, it's somehow found its way into my brain today as it is one hell of a catchy song...

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Music Monday #17

Oh dear, look what happened again! I was so excited yesterday to post my Black Mirror review that I completely forgot what day it was. I'm calling this my Christmas brain as I'm constantly confused what day it is recently. But I love Music Monday so much that I won't let it being Tuesday stop me! 
So here are the weeks Top 5 songs...
(and remember to click each cover to take you to each video...)


5. Wretch 32 (feat. Etta Bond) - Forgiveness

Monday, 12 December 2011

Black Mirror

On TV: Sunday 4th December 2011
Channel: C4 9pm
Episode Type: The National Anthem - 1/3
In 1 Sentence: Very dark original comedy that will stay with you for days...
C4 Summary: A twisted parable for the Twitter age, Black Mirror taps into the collective unease about our modern world.
The first episode is a political thriller in which fictional Prime Minister Michael Callow faces a huge and shocking dilemma when Princess Susannah, a much-loved member of the Royal Family, is kidnapped.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

The O.C. Season 1

On TV: 2003-2004
Watched on DVD boxset: Monday 28th November-Thursday 8th December 2011
Episode Type: Episodes 1-27 at about 45 minute duration (or about 20 hours worth)
In 1 Sentence: High drama with high stakes and characters that keep you hooked...

Saturday, 10 December 2011

Hot Rod

UK Release: 28th September 2007
Watched on Recorded TV: Wednesday 7th December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 28mins
Tagline: Smack destiny in the face

Friday, 9 December 2011

Without You

On TV: Thursday 8th December 2011
Channel: ITV1 9-10pm
Episode Type: 1/3
In 1 Sentence: A very emotional drama with the potential to be excellent thanks to its star talent...
ITV Summary: Without You is a brand new three-part drama adapted from the novel What to do When Someone Dies by writing duo Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. It stars Anna Friel in the lead role as school teacher Ellie Manning, a wife who is devastated to learn her husband died in a horrific car accident with a mystery woman in the passenger seat.
Stricken with grief and refusing to believe her husband is having an affair, Ellie sets out to find the truth of who the mystery woman is, and why she was in the car.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Wedding Daze

UK Release: 1st June 2007
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 4th December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 30mins
Tagline: Marrying a complete stranger is a life sentence.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Swedish House Mafia vs Knife Party - Antidote

It's the 50th ever Tune of the Day and today it is Swedish House Mafia that features, along with Knife Party with their brilliant new release Antidote. 
Listen for yourselves...

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Music Monday #16

Or Music Tuesday as it is today due to me completely losing track of what day it was yesterday!
Anyways, here are my Top 5 songs that I'm loving right now and you should look out for this week...
(Click on the covers to hear each song!)


5. Chris Martin - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Monday, 5 December 2011

The Accidental Husband

UK Release: 29th February 2008
Watched on Recorded TV: Saturday 3rd December 2011
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 30mins
Tagline: Falling in love... even the expert is confused.

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Rabbit Without Ears (Kein Ohr Hasen)

German Release: 20th December 2007
Watched on DVD: Friday 2nd December 2011
Rating: 12 (in Germany)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 46mins

Saturday, 3 December 2011

The Girl in the Park

UK Release: 5th December 2008
Watched on Recorded TV: Friday 2nd December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 50mins
Tagline: A mothers love never dies

Friday, 2 December 2011

November: Top 20 (Part 2)

Hello again and welcome to Part 2 of this November 2011's Top 20 songs. This is where I run down my top 20 tunes that I've loved this month. There's been quite a bit of action in the charts over the past few weeks and it's been tough to choose my favourites. Read on to find out my number 1!
10. Snow Patrol - This Isn't Everything You Are
Snow Patrol are one of my favourite bands and Final Straw one of my all time favourite albums, but while their previous album wasn't as grabbing for me, their past few singles are right back on form and this one is no exception. Subtle but moving it's not going anywhere any time soon.
Dance Fighting

Thursday, 1 December 2011

November: Top 20 (Part 1)

Welcome again to this month's Top 20 for November 2011! It's a close one this month with lots of interesting new entries about the place. Expect more christmas songs next month as well as my Top 20 round up for the entire year! I'm excited for that one! 
But for now have a look at what's been rocking my boat from 20 to 11...


20. T-Pain (feat. Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen) - 5 O'clock
This song has been played the past week almost exclusively, it seems, whenever I turn on the radio. And so it has successfully found its way into my head. It may be slightly annoying that T-Pain has decided to use Lily Allen's song and then auto-tune himself all over it, but it is pretty catchy.
Night time wanderings

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