Wednesday, 28 September 2016

3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (Marc Silver, 2015)

Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis

Summary: Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music blaring, one boy exits the car and enters the store, a quick stop for a soda and a pack of gum. A man and a woman pull up next to the boys in the station, making a stop for a bottle of wine. The woman enters the store and an argument breaks out when the driver of the second car asks the boys to turn the music down. 3 1/2 minutes and ten bullets later, one of the boys is dead.

Genre: Documentary

Watched: July 10th, 2016

This is one incredible watch, even more so since I happened to watch it a few days after the shootings of two black men by police in America and after the mass shooting of police officers in Dallas.

I didn't want to watch this at first, not so much because it's a documentary but more so because of what it is about. I didn't think I would like it at all. I've seen a few documentaries/films in the past where the subject would make me so angry; I would turn it off because I couldn’t bare to watch anymore of it.

However; I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed this. It was incredibly sad (and a little hard for me to watch at times), hearing from not only Jordan's parents but also his friends who were with him the night that he died.
I loved getting to watch snippets of the trial but I wish we had been able to see more of the trial itself.

Rating: 9/10
One Final Word: Incredible!

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Friday, 23 September 2016

Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014)

Cast: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman, Choi Min-sik, Amr Waked

Summary: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Genre: Action, Sci-fi

Watched: August 2nd, 2016

I managed to watch this on the bus (they had TV’s in the back of the seats!) during our failed trip to Vienna (more on that in another post).

I had actually gone out and bought this DVD a few months ago because I thought the cover looked really cool, but as usual I never got round to watching it and this was one of the few films in English so I decided I might as well watch it then.

Personally I think this is such an interesting idea for a film and the opening sequence is brilliant. My three favourite scenes are definitely the earlier ones where Lucy is kidnapped, when she wakes up in a hotel room alone, and when the experimental drug enters her system.
I really enjoyed Scarlett Johansson's performance in this; I loved watching her become a little less human and more robotic as the drug took hold.

The biggest downside for me was that towards the end of the film everything started to become a bit of a jumbled mess, I started to lose focus and didn't fully understand everything that was happening. There was too much going on all at once.
All in all I think it's a pretty good film, definitely one I would recommend and definitely one I would watch again.

Rating: 7/10
One Final Word: Very Good

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Thursday, 22 September 2016

Blogger Picks | August #2

August Blogger Picks 9
Krystal | This Time Tomorrow - The Weekender
Shannon | Upbeat Soles - Ruffles & Floral
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Sendi | Skopljak - Bronze Bomber
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Counting Down to Baby Parcell #2
August Blogger Picks 11
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Carroll Gardens {Weekend Wear}
Maegan | Love Maegan - I Didn't Know That I Was Starving Til I Tasted You
August Blogger Picks 12
Kenza | Kenzas - Muse
Rose | The Londoner - Chiswick Fire Station
August Blogger Picks 13
Nora | Refinery 29 - What It's Like To Be A Celebrity Personal Assisstant
Kayla | Not Your Standard - From The Streets of LA
August Blogger Picks 14
Shannon | Upbeat Soles - Striped Up
Patricia | Peexo - Last Week in Portugal I...
August Blogger Picks 15
Melissa | Media Marmalade - A Luxe Guide To Protaras Cyprus
Becky | Milk Bubble Tea - Cheeseburger Cupcakes Receipe
August Blogger Picks 16
Naomi | Love Taza - Museum of Ice Cream!
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - The Night I Got the Heimlich
August Blogger Picks 17
Angelica | Angelica Blick | Pink Set
Kenza | Kenzas - Wedding Dress

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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Sarah Ashcroft || That Pommie Girl

September's blogger pick is the absolutely incredible Sarah Ashcroft of That Pommie Girl!

I love that she come across as such a genuinely friendly person, she has amazing style and hair, like seriously it's incredible.

Not only does she completely slay at life, but she just released her own collection with Missguided (Sarah Ashcroft x Missguided) that looks absolutely fabulous! I bought 2 dresses and I absolutely love them!

She first popped up way back in 2015 in my February Blogger Picks I really don't feature her enough, so I'm doing it right now!

That Pommie Girl 1
| In The Nude |
That Pommie Girl 2
| Marrakech With Boohoo // #wearedreamers... |
That Pommie Girl 3
| New Beginnings |
That Pommie Girl 4
| Nude Mesh |
That Pommie Girl 5
| Oversized Shearling |
That Pommie Girl 6
| Road Trippin' |
That Pommie Girl 7
| Thanos Hotels \\ Almyra, Cyprus |

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Friday, 16 September 2016

Film | In the Cinema - September #2

September 16

ARQ - Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity.

Bridget Jones' Baby - The continuing adventures of British publishing executive Bridget Jones as she enters her 40s.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople - A national manhunt is ordered for a rebellious kid and his foster uncle who go missing in the wild New Zealand bush.

Set the Thames on Fire - Two boys fall through the clockwork of a grotesque, nightmare London, endeavouring to survive and escape.

The Infiltrator - A U.S. Customs official uncovers a money laundering scheme involving Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar.

The Neighbour - Set in Cutter Mississippi, the film follows a man who discovers the dark truth about his neighbour and the secrets he may be keeping in the cellar.

Two Women - A headstrong young woman is married to land baron. Her feelings for her son's tutor becomes a complex web of unrequited love.

September 23

The Magnificent Seven - Seven gun men in the old west gradually come together to help a poor village against savage thieves.
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The Girl With All the Gifts - A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie.
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Dare To Be Wild - Irishwoman Mary Reynold's journey from rank outsider to winner of a Gold Medal at the Chelsea Flower Show.

Imperium - Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.

Little Men - A new pair of best friends have their bond tested by their parents' battle over a dress shop lease.

September 29

Deepwater Horizon - A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
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September 30

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
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Swiss Army Man - A hopeless man stranded on a deserted island befriends a dead body and together they go on a surreal journey to get home.

Free State of Jones - A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters, runaway slaves, and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government.

Southside With You - Chronicles the summer 1989 afternoon when the future President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, wooed his future First Lady on an epic first date across Chicago's South Side.

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