Thursday, 20 June 2013

Take This Waltz


UK Release: 17th August 2012
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Wednesday 19th June 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 50mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: While on a plane ride back to Toronto from a writing assignment, Margot meets Daniel, a handsome stranger. An immediate attraction is formed and Margot is able to open up and discuss some of her fears and longings. A taxi ride back home causes Daniel and Margot to realize that they are neighbours and Margot admits she's married. The summer-time heat and her increasing fascination with the handsome artist who lives across the street starts getting to her, and Margot is no longer sure if she's happy in her marriage or if she'd be happier with her fantasies with Daniel.

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Stoker


UK Release: 1st March 2013
Watched in Cinema: Sunday 9th June 2013
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 39mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Man of Steel


UK Release: 14th June 2013
Watched in Cinema: Saturday 15th June 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Runtime: 2hrs 23mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind. 

Monday, 3 June 2013

Love and Other Drugs


UK Release: 29th December 2010
Watched on Recorded TV: Monday 6th May 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 42mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love.

Friday, 31 May 2013

May 2013 Top 20: Part 2

Welcome back to this month's Top 20! As I said in Part 1, it's been incredibly hard to narrow it down, and I would say the no.s 1 and 2 are both equally worthy of the top spot! 
If you can only watch one video though I would recommend HAIM as they are definitely my favourite band of the year so far and I love their video for 'Forever' - it has such a modern yet nostalgic feel to it and the dynamic between the 3 sisters is excellent! Enjoy...

10. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Can't Hold Us
So we put our hands up, like the ceiling can't hold us, like the ceiling can't hold us

Thursday, 30 May 2013

May 2013 Top 20: Part 1

Welcome to May 2013's Music Top 20! It's been such a packed month for music and it was very hard to whittle it down to just 20 - which I view as a good thing!
In part 1, I'm going to run down from numbers 20 to 11, so check back in tomorrow to see my top 10 and find out what made my number one spot!

20. Fuse ODG - Antenna

Friday, 24 May 2013

Vampire Weekend - Diane Young

TUNE OF THE DAY #87
Vampire Weekend have a habit of making insanely good catchy pop songs that stick with you for days and this is no different. I love it!

Thursday, 23 May 2013

Midnight in Paris


UK Release: 7th October 2011
Watched on DVD: Thursday 2nd May 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 40mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: While on a trip to Paris with his fiancé's family, a nostalgic screenwriter finds himself mysteriously going back to the 1920s every day at midnight.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Pitch Perfect


UK Release: 21st December 2012
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 22nd May 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 52mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

The Great Gatsby


UK Release: Thursday 16th May 2013
Watched in the Cinema: Thursday 16th May 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 22mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Friday, 17 May 2013

Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe

TUNE OF THE DAY #86
This song was featured (heavily!) on New Girl's season 2 finale and has been firmly stuck in my head ever since! It's just so catchy!! *fist-pumps* 

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Dangerous Liaisons

UK Release: 10th March 1989
Watched on Recorded TV: Saturday 20th April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 59mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion and betrayal.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

The Imposter

UK Release: 24th August 2012
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 15th May 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Documentary, Biography
Runtime: 1hr 39mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A documentary centered on a young Frenchman who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Walk The Line

UK Release: 3rd February 2006
Watched on DVD: Thursday 18th April 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Runtime: 2hrs 16mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Monday, 13 May 2013

Country Strong

UK Release: 25th March 2011
Watched on DVD: Friday 19th April 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Drama, Music
Runtime: 1hr 57mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A drama centered on a rising country-music songwriter (Hedlund) who sparks with a fallen star (Paltrow). Together, they mount his ascent and her comeback, which leads to romantic complications involving her husband/manager (McGraw) and a beauty queen-turned-singer (Meester). 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Friends With Kids

UK Release: 29th June 2012
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 17th April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 47mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Julie and Jason have been best friends for years with no romantic interest in each other. He sleeps with someone new every few days, and she's looking for Mr. Right. Now in their thirties, they notice that their friends seem to lose all their good qualities when they have children - child rearing and the spark of Eros don't seem to co-exist. So, they decide to have a child together, share in child rearing, but pursue their own romantic lives. Things go well until he meets Mary Jane and she meets Kurt. Both seem like perfect mates. What could go wrong?

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Object of my Affection

UK Release: 26th June 1998
Watched on DVD: Thursday 4th April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 51mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

One For The Money

UK Release: 24th February 2012
Watched on DVD: Saturday 9th February 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Runtime: 1hr 31mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Daft Punk - Get Lucky

TUNE OF THE DAY #85
I swear this song is getting catchier and catchier! I love the groove of this song and it has a great old-school vibe that you just can't help but nod your head along to. It may be pretty different to Daft Punk's older stuff but it still has the same effect of getting firmly stuck in your head!

Monday, 6 May 2013

The Woo Woo Kid (In The Mood)

USA Release: 16th September 1987
Watched online: Sunday 31st March 2013
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 38mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Based upon the true story of "Sonny" Wisecarver. In 1944, Sonny made headlines nationwide due to his affairs with 2 older adult women. (ie. He was so irresistible, that he was a danger to women everywhere) Eventually being taken to court by the local authorities. He was only 15.

Friday, 3 May 2013

April 2013: Top 20 (Part 2)

Welcome back to this month's Top 20. There's been a real mix of songs and it was pretty hard to choose but here's numbers 10-1...

10. Armin van Buuren - This Is What It Feels Like
Without you now, This is what it feels like

Thursday, 2 May 2013

April 2013: Top 20 (Part 1)

Welcome to April's music Top 20, where I post my favourite 20 songs from the past month. As ever it was tough to narrow it down (I'm really into HAIM at the moment!) but today I'm going to run down numbers 20 to 11. Make sure to check back in tomorrow to find out what made it to number one...

20. Wretch 32 (feat. Shakka) - Blackout
let there be no light

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Wish Upon A Star

US TV Movie Broadcast: 12th November 1996
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Thursday 31st January 2013
Rating: PG
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Runtime: 1hr 30mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A younger sister wishes to switch places with her popular older sister and the two bickering siblings awaken to find the wish has come true.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Shame

UK Release: 13th January 2012
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 30th January 2013
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 41mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control. Shame examines the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.

Monday, 29 April 2013

Bounce

UK Release: 19th January 2001
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Tuesday 19th March 2013
Rating: 12
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 46mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Buddy (Affleck) switches plane tickets with fellow passenger Greg so he can get home to his son. Sadly, the flight crashes.
After going through rehab, he decides he needs to check on Greg's widow (Paltrow). But he doesn't plan on falling in love with her...

Friday, 26 April 2013

How Do You Know?

UK Release: 28th January 2011
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Tuesday 19th March 2013
Rating: 12A
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Runtime: 2hrs 1min
IMDb Plot Synopsis: After being cut from the USA softball team and feeling a bit past her prime, Lisa finds herself evaluating her life and in the middle of a love triangle, as a corporate guy in crisis competes with her current, baseball-playing beau.

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Heartbreaker

UK Release: 2nd July 2010
Watched on DVD: Monday 11th March 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: You could say Alex Lippi is a ladies' man but it is not true. Of course he has already wooed and charmed armies of women, young and less young, French and foreign. But Alex does it only on active service. Indeed he is appointed to break up undesired couplings. This time he must prevent a rich young lady from marrying an English millionaire. The girl is beautiful and the future husband a perfect match. Will he manage to accomplish this difficult mission?

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Clone (Womb)

London Film Festival Premiere: 19th October 2010
Watched on DVD: Saturday 9th March 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1hr 51mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Calvin Harris (feat. Ellie Goulding) - I Need Your Love

TUNE OF THE DAY #84
Calvin Harris made history today as he became the first artist to have 8 Top 10 hits from one album! I've been a fan of Calvin Harris ever since the days of 'Acceptable in the 80s' and 'The Girls' about 6 years ago and I've loved seeing him go from strength to strength. He just can't go wrong: every single one of his tracks is a hit with me and his latest one is no exception! Ellie Goulding adds a different tone from his usual style and it is certainly going to be sticking around for a while longer!
And the video is fantastic...

Monday, 22 April 2013

You Instead (Tonight You're Mine)

UK Release: 16th September 2011
Watched on DVD: Thursday 7th March 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Runtime: 1hr 20mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Two feuding rock stars get handcuffed together for 24 hours at a music festival where they are both due to perform.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Trainspotting

UK Release: 23rd February 1996
Watched on Recorded TV: Friday 18th April 2013
Rating: 18
Genre: Crime, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 34mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A wild, freeform, Rabelaisian trip through the darkest recesses of Edinburgh low-life, focusing on Mark Renton and his attempt to give up his heroin habit, and how the latter affects his relationship with family and friends: Sean Connery wannabe Sick Boy, dimbulb Spud, psycho Begbie, 14-year-old girlfriend Diane, and clean-cut athlete Tommy, who's never touched drugs but can't help being curious about them...

Thursday, 18 April 2013

My Best Friend's Wedding

UK Release: 19th September 1997
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Sunday 17th March 2013
Rating: 12
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 45mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A woman who, by a promise made years earlier, is supposed to marry her best friend in three weeks, even though she doesn't want to. When she finds out that he's marrying someone else, she becomes jealous and tries to break off the wedding.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Prozac Nation

US TV Release: 19th March 2005
Watched on LoveFilm Instant: Sunday 3rd March 2013
Rating: 18
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 1hr 35mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A young woman struggles with depression during her first year at Harvard. Based on Elizabeth Wurtzel's novel.

Monday, 15 April 2013

Tiny Furniture

UK Release: 30th March 2012
Watched on Recorded TV: Friday 12th April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 38mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life.

Friday, 12 April 2013

Dreams of a Life

UK Release: 16th December 2011
Watched on Recorded TV: Sunday 10th February 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Documentary, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 35mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph.

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Young Adult

UK Release: 3rd February 2012
Watched on DVD: Wednesday 3rd April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Runtime: 1hr 34mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Mavis Gary, once the high school 'It Girl', now an alcoholic divorcĂ©e who writes a soon to be canceled young adult fiction series, makes the decision to return to her childhood home in Minnesota. There she embarks on a plan to win back her former sweetheart, Buddy. The fact that Buddy is now married with a baby doesn't dissuade her. Along the way, she forms a bond with Matt Freehauf, another former classmate, who has been left disabled by a beating he took from a bunch of jocks. 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Chronicle

UK Release: 1st February 2012
Watched on DVD: Sunday 7th April 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Runtime: 1hr 24mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Andrew is a troubled but creative teen with a keen visual eye and a high-quality HD camera. He is introverted and socially awkward. Along with his friends, Matt and Steve, they make a discovery that leads them all to acquire powerful telekinetic abilities. They're now capable of, well, almost anything. But things take a dark turn.

Monday, 8 April 2013

Finding Nemo (3D)

Original UK Release: 10th October 2013
Watched in Cinema: Sunday 7th April 2013
Rating: U
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Runtime: 1hr 40mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: After his son is captured in the Great Barrier Reef and taken to Sydney, a timid clownfish sets out on a journey to bring his son, Nemo, home.

Friday, 5 April 2013

Duke Dumont (feat. A*M*E) - Need U (100%)

TUNE OF THE DAY #83
I am in love with song right now! And it looks like the rest of the country is to as it is in the running for number one this week! It's so catchy and the video is fantastic! Definitely one of the best I've seen so far this year!
Take a look for yourself...

Thursday, 4 April 2013

The Greatest


UK Release: 25th February 2009
Watched on DVD: Monday 28th January 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Romance
Runtime: 1hr 39mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out she's pregnant, she winds up at the Brewer's door. She needs their help, and although they can't quite admit it, they each need her so they can begin to heal.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

UK Release: 13th July 2012
Watched on DVD: Monday 18th March 2013
Rating: 15
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Runtime: 1hr 41mins
IMDb Plot Synopsis: An asteroid named "Matilda" is on a collision course towards Earth and in three weeks the world will come to an absolute end. What would you do if your life and the world were doomed? One man decides to spend his time searching for his long lost love from high school during the coming catastrophe.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

March 2013: Top 20 (Part 2)

Welcome back to March 2013's Top 20. Here you'll find my top 10 songs from the past month. Who will be number one?

10. The 1975 - Chocolate
oh, we're never gonna quit it, No we're never gonna quit it, no

Monday, 1 April 2013

March 2013: Top (Part 1)

Hello, and welcome to March 2013's Top 20, where I run down my top 20 songs of this month. I've gotten even more and more into rap music so far this year: Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools is such a clever look at societies attitude of alcohol today, I just love it!
Let's kick off with numbers 20 to 11...

20. Phoenix - Entertainment
I'd rather be alone

Friday, 29 March 2013

Lipstick Jungle

I came across Lipstick Jungle on LoveFilm Instant and after seeing it was similar to Sex and the City (it's form the same writer) and that Kim Raver from Grey's Anatomy was one of the leads, I decided to give it ago. And while it took a while to build, and is still completely unrealistic, I can't help but find some girly guilty pleasure in it am now on season 2 (the final season). 
Not only does the gorgeous Kim Raver (middle) star, but so does Robert Buckley from One Tree Hill. And so it is rather odd flipping from Grey's, to OTH to Lipstick Jungle as the actors crossover: I often get confused who is who!
Lipstick Jungle will certainly not be everybody's cup of tea but I enjoy the female empowerment message. All three of the women are very successful in their own right and that's a great message to put out there. I also love that Wendy (Left) is an executive producer at a movie studio as that is very similar to the path I want to go down. It's a little bit of my dream on screen and it's so addictive to watch!
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