Tuesday, 31 January 2012

January: Top 20 (Part 2)

Hello and welcome to Part 2 of January's Top 20 where I will reveal my number one song of the past month! Read on to find out...


10. Rizzle Kicks - Mama Do The Hump
What can I say, this is the catchiest song so far this year - it literally goes round and round in your head. Rizzle Kicks have proved themselves as more than a one hit wonder and I hope they continue to storm it in 2012!
Party round your mum's

Monday, 30 January 2012

January: Top 20 (Part 1)

Welcome to the first Top 20 of 2012! This is where I run down my Top 20 songs of the past month. Tomorrow, in part 2, my number one song will be revealed but for now here is 20-11...

20. Snow Patrol - In The End
I'm lucky enough to be going to see Snow Patrol play in the O2 in two weeks and I absolutely can't wait! And so, in preparation for the concert, I've been listening to Fallen Empires and In The End is their most recent single that has been released and it is pretty darn gorgeous!
Dancing on a 1920's theatre :)

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Hustle: Series 8 Episode 3

On TV: Friday 27th January
Channel: BBC 1 9pm
Episode Type: 3/6
In 1 Sentence: My favourite episode yet! This is Hustle as it should be.
BBC Summary: The gang are on a high after finishing a successful con on a night club owner but their celebration seems premature when, a short while later, corrupt policeman DI Fisk meets with one of his underworld contacts who has a task for him - get Mickey Stone.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

The Switch

UK Release: 1st September 2010
Watched on Netflix: Saturday 21st January 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 41mins
Tagline: The most unexpected comedy ever conceived.

Friday, 27 January 2012

My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2012: Part 1

Hello and welcome to my annual run down of the Top 30 films I am most looking forward to in the next year! As always the films run in alphabetical order and so this part looks at A-C. Make sure to come back soon for the parts 2-5 where you'll find both the big releases and the smaller ones you should look out for in 2012! Enjoy...


A Dangerous Method
UK Release Date: 10th February
Thoughts: A Dangerous Method was featured last year in my most anticipated for 2011 and has remain strong until now when it is finally released. This time I'm even more excited as Fassbender has a lot of buzz around him at the moment. As a Sociology student I'm fascinated by the psychology aspect as well as the relationships between the characters. It should be a strong, thoughtful period piece that may be up for a few awards in the future!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

The Golden Compass

UK Release: 5th December 2007
Watched on Recorded TV: Wednesday 18th January 2012
Rating: PG
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Runtime: 1hr 53mins
Tagline: There are worlds beyond our own - the compass will show the way.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

The Princess Diaries

UK Release: 21st December 2001
Watched on Recorded TV: Saturday 14th January 2012
Rating: U
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 55mins
Tagline: She rocks. She rules. She reigns.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Hustle: Series 8 Episode 2

On TV: Friday 20th January
Channel: BBC 1 9pm
Episode Type: 2/6
In 1 Sentence: Back on form: this should have been the series premiere

BBC Summary: The gang have a big problem. Ash and Mickey have tried to capitalise on the theft of a rare Picasso by selling a fake to a well-known collector, Petre Sava. But it was Sava who owned the stolen original, and now he thinks Mickey and Ash were behind the theft. Sava has taken Mickey prisoner, and Ash and the others have just a few hours to find the real stolen painting and return it. If they don't, then Mickey is a dead man.

Monday, 23 January 2012

Music Monday #20

Hello again and welcome to Music Monday; my weekly round up of the best tunes around. Read on to discover my top five songs from the past week and remember to click on each cover to take you to the song...


5. Sub Focus (feat. Kenzie May) - Falling Down

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Sherlock: The Reichenbach Fall

On TV: Sunday 15th January 2012
Channel: BBC 1 9-10.30pm
Episode Type: The finale to the three part drama series


In 1 Sentence: Tantalising, thrilling and sharp: this is what Sherlock does best. 

BBC Summary: Sherlock and John lock horns with their old enemy in one final problem that tests loyalty and courage to their very limits. Sherlock must fight for his reputation, his sanity and his life. But is he all he claims to be?

Saturday, 21 January 2012

Ghost Town

UK Release: 24th October 2008
Watched on DVD: Thursday 12th January 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 42mins
Tagline: He sees dead people... and they annoy him.

Friday, 20 January 2012

Wall Street

UK Release: 29th April 1988
Watched on Recorded TV: Wednesday 11th January 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Crime, Drama
Runtime: 2hrs 6mins
Tagline: Every dream has a price.

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Being Human S4: New Trailer Released!

The new trailer for the fourth series of Being Human as literally just been released!!
From the looks of it its back with a bang and George and Nina's baby looks to be in trouble! This trailers made me even more excited now and from the 'coming soon' at the end of trailer we should be seeing it any week now!
Watch it below...

My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2011: Review

Last year I created a six part series entitled ‘My Top 30 Most Anticipated Films of 2011’ and so now, a year later, I’ve decided to look back at the 30 films I was looking forward to to see how many I actually got to see, how many were actually released (!) and what I thought about the ones I did manage to watch. 
Look out for another 2012 series coming up soon!
If you missed it last year click here to take you to the first part!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Shank

UK Release: 26th March 2010
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 10th January 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1hr 30mins
Tagline: 2015. The gangs have taken over.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Sherlock: The Hounds of Baskerville

On TV: Sunday 8th January 2012
Channel: BBC 1 8.30-10pm
Episode Type: Episode 2 in the three part series
In 1 Sentence: Creepy and clever - Sherlock brings back the eerie ghost story
BBC Summary: Something terrible has happened to Henry Knight; Sherlock and John investigate the truth about the monstrous creature which apparently killed their client's father. A hound from hell? What seems like fantasy in Baker Street is a very different prospect in the ultra-secret army base that looms over Dartmoor.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Music Monday #19

Music monday is back for 2012! Hello again and welcome back after a few week's break what with Christmas and the new year. Music Monday is my weekly round up of the top tunes of the week, a mid-month chart if you will, and here is my first for January...


5.  Redlight - Get Out Of My Head


Sunday, 15 January 2012

Hustle: Series 8 Episode 1

On TV: Friday 13th January 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 1/6
In 1 Sentence: Back at last but not completely to their best...


BBC Summary: The Hustle team are back and ready to push themselves to the limit in the search for riches. But with their enemies gathering, even the slightest slip could bring Mickey and the gang down.
1/6 The gang take on the smooth-talking owner of a corrupt gold exchange.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Public Enemies

On TV: Wednesday 4th - Friday 6th January 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 3 part drama series
In 1 Sentence: Incredibly effecting, powerful drama that blew me away: dramas just don’t get any better than this. 
BBC Summary: Three-part drama, created by Tony Marchant, exploring the relationship between a convicted murderer, released after serving 10 years in prison, and his probation officer.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Adventureland

UK Release: 11th September 2009
Watched on iPlayer: Monday 9th January 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 47mins
Tagline: It was the worst job they ever imagined... and the best time of their lives.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Nativity!

UK Release: 27th November 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 8th January 2012
Rating: U
Genre: Comedy, Family
Runtime: 1hr 45mins

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Dorian Grey

UK Release: 9th September 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Thursday 5th January 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 52mins
Tagline: Forever Young. Forever Cursed.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Being Human S4: Promos and Prequels!

The promo pictures for series 4 of Being Human were finally released this week and it looks like the show is going to be re-hauled after the death of Mitchell at the end of last series. 
As you can see it looks like George will be taking a back seat (almost literally!) and Annie taking centre stage. 
Nina will apparently not be returning and so semi-regular last series Tom McNair will become a regular werewolf. Also with Mitchell gone, a new vampire will take his place named Hal. You can see the prequel to his story below...

Monday, 9 January 2012

The Joneses

UK Release: 23rd April 2010
Watched on DVD: Sunday 1st January 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 36mins
Tagline: They're not just living the American dream, they're selling it.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

My Top 20 of 2011: Part 2

Welcome to the second part of my Top 20 of 2011! 
Keep reading to find my top 10 songs which I fell in love with this year including my number one...


10. Cassius - I Love You So (Skream Remix)
This song literally took over my life for a good few months at the beginning of 2011. It is ridiculously catchy, so much so that it was covered again by Jay Z and Kanye West at the end of the year. Skream turns Cassius' melody into an incredible dance tune that bowled me over...
Award for the song that needs no video because it is so good goes to...

Saturday, 7 January 2012

My Top 20 of 2011: Part 1

Hello! Welcome again to the year's Top 20 round up. This is where I run down my top 20 songs of 2011 and, believe me, it was hard this year! There have been many songs that I've had to not include which I'm rather upset about but here is the result!
Now let's begin...


20. Rihanna feat. Calvin Harris - We Found Love
This song has been everywhere the past few months and as a big fan of Rihanna and a huge fan of Calvin Harris this one was always going to be a winner with me!
The award for the most epic movie-style music video of the year goes to...


Friday, 6 January 2012

Twin Atlantic - Free

This weekend I'll be posting My Top 20 of 2012, but today I'm looking to the future and to a song that I've been enjoying this past week. Scottish band Twin Atlantic have been making waves a while and at last they're making their stamp in the radio 1 playlists. I love their emotion and passion and they're perfect for blowing away the Christmas cobwebs on this twelfth night...

Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

On TV: Sunday 1st January 2012
Channel: BBC 1 8.10-9.40pm
Episode Type: Episode 1 in three part series
In 1 Sentence: Unmissable television. Full stop.
BBC Summary: Sherlock and Dr John Watson return in Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' contemporary take on Conan Doyle's most iconic adventures.
1/3 Blackmail threatens the monarchy, and Sherlock is about to meet the woman who beats him.

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

The Informant!

UK Release: 20th November 2009
Watched on Orange Film To Go: Saturday 31st December 2011
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 48mins
Tagline: Based on a tattle-tale

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Close Encounters of The Third Kind

UK Release: 16th March 1978
Watched on DVD: Thursday 29th December 2011
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 2hrs 12mins
Tagline: We are not alone

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