Monday, 30 April 2012

April: Top 20 (Part 2)

Hello! And welcome to Part 2 of April 2012's Top 20 music playlist. In this edition I'll run through the remaining ten songs left until we reach my number one song of the month. Who will it be this time? Let's find out...
10. Connor Maynard - Can't Say No
This song has been one of those songs that you forget about and then you hear it on the radio and BAM! it's stuck in your head again for the rest of the day. It's just way too catchy!
Houston, I think we have a party

Sunday, 29 April 2012

April: Top 20 (Part 1)

Welcome to April 2012's Top 20 songs from the past month that I adored! There's a huge variety this month with entries from Band of Skulls to Carly Rae Jepsen - something for everyone! 
Read on for 20-11 and check back tomorrow to find out what made my number one spot!
20. Twin Atlantic - Make A Beast Of Myself
After Free, I quickly fell in love with this Glaswegian band. Catchy pop rock that you can sing-a-long to in a Scottish accent... sold!
scary walking

Saturday, 28 April 2012

The Devil Wears Prada

UK Release: 5th October 2006
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 49mins
Tagline: Meet Andy Sachs. A million girls would kill to have her job. She's not one of them.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Alex Clare - Too Close

TUNE OF THE DAY #58
WOW! This song just blows me away. The past few times I've gone to the cinema I've seen this song on the soundtrack to the internet explorer advert and it was just incredible! My absolute new favourite!
Turn it up loud!...

Thursday, 26 April 2012

The Cabin in the Woods

UK Release: 13th April 2012
Watched in Cinema: Wednesday 25th April 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 35mins
Tagline: You think you know the story. Think again.

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

The Syndicate: S1 Ep5

On TV: Tuesday 24th April 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 5/5
In 1 Sentence: A shocking and moving conclusion to what has been a fantastic drama...
BBC Summary: Five-part drama by Kay Mellor, following five supermarket workers whose lives are turned upside down when they jointly win the lottery.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Vanity Fair

UK Release: 14th January 2005
Watched on DVD: Friday 13th April
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 2hrs 21mins
Tagline: In a time of social climbers, Becky Sharp is a mountaineer.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Music Monday #30

Hello and welcome again to Music Monday! This week has been a bit of a comedown from the exams I had on Monday and Tuesday. So in a bid to get me in the mood for Summer I've been listening to some more positive tunes!
So here you go...
(and if you click the covers you'll be able to listen to each song!)
5. Lana Del Rey - Diet Mountain Dew

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Deep End

UK Release: 1971
Watched on Recorded TV: Thursday 5th April 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 30mins

Saturday, 21 April 2012

StreetDance

UK Release: 21st May 2010
Watched on Live TV: Sunday 1st April 2012
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 38mins

Friday, 20 April 2012

Jennifer's Body

UK Release: 4th November 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 1st April 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Runtime: 1hr 42mins
Tagline: She's evil... and not just high school evil.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Titanic (3D)

UK Release: 23rd January 1998
Watched in the Cinema: Wednesday 18th April 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History
Runtime: 3hrs 15mins
Tagline: Nothing On Earth Could Come Between Them.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

The Syndicate: S1 Ep4

On TV: Tuesday 17th April 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 4/5

In 1 Sentence: Secrets are out this week in the one of the best episodes yet!

BBC Summary: Five-part drama by Kay Mellor, following five supermarket workers whose lives are turned upside down when they jointly win the lottery.
Ep4: Leanne's past catches up with her, and she is thrown into panic when Stacey goes missing. Feelings are riding high as Stuart tries to help, causing repercussions in his home life. Denise is starting to heal her wounds, helped by a budding romance.
Jamie uses his winnings to enter the adult dancing business, while Bob flies to South Africa to bet on a chance at prolonging his life. Leanne thinks she may have pieced together who robbed the shop and confides her suspicions in Stuart.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

White Heat: S1 Ep6 - The Sea of Trees

On TV: Thursday 12th April 2012
Channel: BBC Two 9pm
Episode Type: 6/6
In 1 Sentence: The perfect ending to what has been a fantastic series that I am sad to see go...
BBC Summary: It's 1990 and the flat is for sale; Orla organises one last reunion for the flatmates. A brutal revelation has cataclysmic consequences. Back in the present, the last surviving flatmate arrives and the identity of the deceased flatmate is finally revealed.

Monday, 16 April 2012

Music Monday #29

Welcome to this week's Music Monday! Here you'll find a run down of my top 5 songs from the past week to hopefully give you some music inspiration. Now this is actually a scheduled post as today and tomorrow I am in Photography exams, so bare that in mind as you read through the list. If you want to find out more about any of the songs then you can click on the cover art to take you to their YouTube pages!
Enjoy...
5. Connor Maynard - Can't Say No

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Disturbia

UK Release: 14th September 2007
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 28th March 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
Tagline: Every killer lives next door to someone

Saturday, 14 April 2012

The Hangover

UK Release: 12th June 2009
Watched on DVD: Tuesday 27th March 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 40mins
Tagline: Some guys just can't handle Vegas

Friday, 13 April 2012

Tyrannosaur

UK Release: 7th October 2011
Watched on DVD: Monday 26th March 2012
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 27mins

Thursday, 12 April 2012

The Syndicate: S1 Ep3

On TV: Tuesday 10th April 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 3/5
In 1 Sentence: Things get more dramatic this week as this quality series continues...
BBC Summary: Five-part drama by Kay Mellor, following five supermarket workers whose lives are turned upside down when they jointly win the lottery.
Ep3: Bob and family are sent reeling by his medical diagnosis. The news causes Bob to evaluate his life and deal with some secret, unresolved personal issues which writing a cheque simply cannot solve. As he awaits a second opinion his fellow lottery winners seek help on the internet, making a discovery. The police investigation into the robbery continues and Bob starts to remember details. Jamie now thinks he is untouchable after his lottery win but Stuart is not so sure. Bob's problem forces Stuart and Leanne to seek solace in their friendship, but will she move away?

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Hanna

UK Release: 6th May 2011
Watched on DVD: Saturday 17th March 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery
Runtime: 1hr 51mins
Tagline: Young. Sweet. Innocent. Deadly. 

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

White Heat: S1 Ep5 - The Eye of the Needle

On TV: Thursday 5th April 2012
Channel: BBC Two 9pm
Episode Type: 5/6

In 1 Sentence: Not quite as good as the first few episodes, White Heat is still a moving and beautiful series...

BBC Summary: In 2012, five of the former flatmates await the arrival of the sixth. In 1982, the group are summoned by Jay and Orla to help detox Jack, who is in the grip of a life threatening heroin addiction. However Charlotte finds that Jack's hold over her is equally threatening.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Music Monday #28

Welcome to April's 1st Music Monday! Here I present to you my top five songs of the week - let's get straight down to business...
(click the covers to take you to each video!)
5. Alex Day - Lady Godiva (Michael Aranda Remix)

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Eyes Wide Shut

UK Release: 10th September 1999
Watched on Recorded TV: Thursday 15th March 2012
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 2hrs 39mins
Tagline: Cruise. Kidman. Kubrick.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

UK Release: 13th February 2009
Watched on Recorded TV: Friday 16th March 2012
Rating: 12A
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 36mins
Tagline: Life is the ultimate work of art

Friday, 6 April 2012

The Syndicate: S1 Ep2

On TV: Tuesday 3rd April 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 2/5
In 1 Sentence: A more touching story this week that while predictable is really rather satisfying...
BBC Summary: Five-part drama by Kay Mellor, following five supermarket workers whose lives are turned upside down when they jointly win the lottery.
Ep2: Denise is left devastated when husband Dave announces he is leaving her. She embarks on a personal mission to win him back, but Leanne thinks she is going too far. Denise and Leanne hit the shops, Pretty Woman-style. The police investigation into the robbery leaves Stuart and Jamie to answer some awkward questions, and Bob's brain scan reveals a potential problem. Meanwhile, someone from Leanne's past tries to make contact after the lottery win is announced.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme

 TUNE OF THE DAY #57
Today has been a busy one and so I'll leave you with this song which is a current favourite of mine. I love its 60s vibe and was absolutely gorgeous in An Education which if you haven't seen you definitely should! 
Enjoy...

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

A Boy Called Dad

UK Release: 30th April 2010
Watched on BBC iPlayer: Thursday 15th March 2012
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 20mins
Tagline: "All I ever wanted was a dad. Instead I got a son..."

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

White Heat: S1 Ep4 - The Personal Is Political

On TV: Thursday 29th February 2012
Channel: BBC Two 9pm
Episode Type: 4/6

In 1 Sentence: Experiencing a mid series lull; this week was a little low on drama but at least we got to get to know some of the characters a bit more...
BBC Summary: In 1979, the seven flatmates come together to celebrate Alan and Lilly's wedding. Jay confronts his biggest fear and decides to tell his parents he is gay. Jack decides to join mainstream politics but his aspirations are threatened when Victor is arrested by the police after a stop and search.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Upstairs Downstairs: S2 Ep6 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

On TV: Sunday 25th March 2012
Channel: BBC One 9pm
Episode Type: 6/6
In 1 Sentence: Beloveds, betrayal and blood - it’s the finale of Upstairs Downstairs!
BBC Summary: On the eve of war, Beryl and Harry face a race against time to get married. Meanwhile, Mr Pritchard makes a decision which throws the running of the house into chaos, until an old face lends a helping hand. And as Lady Agnes returns to London, a dark discovery has explosive consequences for all inside Eaton Place and changes the landscape forever.
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