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I spend a lot of time at either the cinema or theatre. You will then find reviews from these films and shows!

Posts tagged “Life

Blogathon: 7 Films That Make Me Cry

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This post is part of the “No You’re Crying!” Blogathon, which is taking a look at all of the different films that have moments that make us cry! Let’s face it we just love to have a good cry at a film, it really does help at times! At one point they did not really effect me very much, but now I cry for all different reasons when watching a film. So with this list I have tried to pick the seven films which have made me cry (and sob) the most considering the list in general would be rather long now. I have mixed it up a little bit with the truly sad and extremely romantic moments.

I must also warn you that due to this blog post looking at different parts of films it therefore will contain some SPOILERS.

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March 2017 at the Cinema

I have managed to keep up a good record coming close to January and February but that could also be due to the fact that in March we usually have a slowing down of films, or at least films that I have really wanted to see.

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Cineworld Unlimited Pass is £17.40 per month and I saw 8 films this month costing me £2.17 per film.

I managed to see the following films this month:

3rd – Viceroy’s House – Review

12th – Kong: Skull Island – Review

15th – Free Fire – Review

21st – Beauty and the Beast – Review

25th – Get Out – Review

26th – La La Land (Sing-A-Long Version)

27th – Life – Review

29th – Power Rangers – Review

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Life (2017) Review

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A team of scientist on the International Space Station are about to discover a newly found life form that has destroyed Mars. At first it seems well pretty nice, but maybe it should have just been left well and truly alone!

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Vuelio: Blogger Spotlight!

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You may (or may not) remember that earlier this year I was put in 7th place in Vuelio’s list of Top 10 UK Film Blogs. Was is an incredible achievement considering the size of the other blogs I was listed with! Plus moving up from 10th place from the previous year.

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Leaving Sky Cinema in March 2017!

It is your last chance to see the following films on Sky Cinema during March! If you want to see any of them, make sure you set to record!

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RIP Carrie Fisher

Quite strange that I was sat in the foyer at the cinema as this news broke, waiting to see Rogue One: A Star Wars story! I figure that is a fitting tribute to the actress most well known for her role as Princess Leia in Star Wars. Not forgetting one of my all time favourites ‘When Harry Met Sally’.

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Such sad news especially after it was announced on Christmas Day that she was in a stable condition. An inspirational woman who will be truly missed, always spoke openly and honestly. Thoughts are with all of her family and friends.

Rest in peace Carrie!

May the force be with you x


Me Nanna’s Diary – 1953

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My incredible Nanna passed away almost 5 years ago it was 1st December 2011, after suffering with Dementia for a few years. Which really feels like losing your loved one twice and in different ways. When she was moved into a home, everything had to be emptied from her house. Including some diaries she had kept over the years. As you can see from the above picture from 1953. She had written birthdays in and almost wrote in it every day. She was 22 and then turned 23 in the August of that year. I thought it was a perfect way to celebrate her memory by posting this blog post!

What I have found is that in 1953 it was a big deal to wash your hair and have a bath, which usually happened just once per week, this is documented in the diary. Visiting your friends to watch TV as not everyone had them, writing letters (my Grandad was in the RAF and used to go away a lot) and receiving them. But the main form of entertainment and well enjoyment was the cinema (and sometimes theatre) I am very lucky to therefore say that my Nanna actually wrote in each film she went to see. She used to go most of the time with my Grandad, her best friend, her sister and occasionally on her own.

I have therefore decided to turn this into a blog project and attempt to watch all of the films she went to see at the cinema in 1953! This is going to be rather tricky for some of the films, I am still trying to work out some of them as well struggling with the writing and then trying to cross it over with a film from either 1952 or 1953 as it gets later in the year, the only thing is though that sometimes older films were also shown. The fact that some films have since had a name change as not helped at times either! She did seem to get bored of writing in the diary by November as it had less in and hardly anything at all in December, maybe she actually lost it for a while?

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Blogathon: 7 Things I Learned from the Movies

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You’re invited to get deep, personal or have some fun with the lessons films have taught you, for the THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE MOVIES BLOGATHON.

Your hosts are Ruth of Silver Screenings and Kristina of Speakeasy, and this blogathon happens October 14-17, 2016.

You can do anything: a list, essay, video, or podcast, to discuss the valuable or ridiculous life lesson(s) you learned from a film, whether it was about love, war, greed, kindness, activism, bravery, sacrifice, or prejudice. Tell which movie taught you a universal truth, a new concept, the way a system works, how to craft the perfect comeback, deal with a bully, kill a vampire, behave on a date, solve a murder or mix a cocktail with style. Did a film guide your career choice, help you overcome an obstacle, better understand a friend, era, art form or culture, or change your life?

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London Trip (4-7th Oct 16)

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As you probably noticed I went to London for a nice 3 day break last week, mainly because I had tickets for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child something which I had booked nearly a full year before the actual date. I just so happened to book this on the same day that the BFI London Film Festival was going to be on, great timing! My original plan was to stay for 3 nights and get in as many films (and theatre) as possible. But due to cost I changed my mind on this as the hotel was pretty expensive.

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The End of Longing (West End) Review

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Cast 

Matthew Perry – Jack

Christina Cole – Stevie

Jennifer Mudge – Stephanie

Lloyd Owen – Joseph

Venue – Playhouse Theatre, London

Date – Friday 22nd April 2016

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