Tuesday, 13 February 2018

In the Cinema - February #2

February 12

Black Panther - T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as King.
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Annihilation - A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.

February 14

The Shape of Water - At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.
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February 16

Father Figures - Upon learning that their mother has been lying to them for years about their allegedly deceased father, two fraternal twin brothers hit the road in order to find him.

Lady Bird - In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

February 23

I, Tonya - Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Dark River - Following the death of her father, Alice returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.

The War With Grandpa - Upset that he has to share the room he loves with his grandfather, Peter decides to declare war in an attempt to get it back.

Finding Your Feet - On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgemental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Blogger Picks | January

January Blogger Picks 1
Catherine | Not Dress As Lamb - My 2017 Fashion Blogger Bloopers and Outtakes
Vanessa | Flip & Style - Wardrobe Staples For 2018
January Blogger Picks 2
Daniela | Nany's Klozet - The Day I Told My Parents I Was Pregnant
Emily | Ivory Lane - A Birth Story: London & Graden
January Blogger Picks 3
Megan | Lush To Blush - Palm Trees & Pink Perfection
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Ready For 2018
January Blogger Picks 4
Georgia Georgia Luisa Meramo - A Re-Introduction + Resolutions
Naomi | Love Taza - My Small Improvements List For 2018
January Blogger Picks 5
Emily | Ivory Lane - Pink x Black
Caitlin | Southern Curl & Pearls - Instagram Roundup!
January Blogger Picks 6
Mary | Happily Grey - 9.17.17
Lydia | Lydia Elise Millen - Wedding Traditions That Didn't Work For Us
January Blogger Picks 7
Emily | Ivory Lane - Twin Life & Sunday Strolling
January Blogger Picks 8
Daniela | Nany's Klozet - 18 Things I'm Looking Forward To 2018 - Happy New Year
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Hello, 2018
January Blogger Picks 9
Liz | Late Afternoon - Like Cotton Candy
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Weekday Wardrobe
January Blogger Picks 10
Christine | Hello Fashion - Nike With My Mini
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - American Classics

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Film | 12 Films To Watch On Netflix Right Now

Films To Watch on Netflix 1 Criminal Activities - Four young men make a risky investment together that puts them in trouble with the mob.

Schindler's List - In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.

Fight Club - An insomniac office worker, looking for a way to change his life, crosses paths with a devil-may-care soapmaker, forming an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.

Stakeland - In a world of vampires, an expert vampire hunter and his young protégé travel toward sanctuary.

Pulp Fiction - The lives of two mob hitmen, a boxer, a gangster's wife, and a pair of diner bandits intertwine in four tales of violence and redemption.

Adventureland - In the summer of 1987, a college graduate takes a 'nowhere' job at his local amusement park, only to find it's the perfect course to get him prepared for the real world.

Films To Watch on Netflix 1 Battle Royale - In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act.

The Warriors - In the near future, a charismatic leader summons the street gangs of New York City in a bid to take it over. When he is killed, The Warriors are falsely blamed and now must fight their way home while every other gang is hunting them down.

The Breakfast Club - Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought.

Titantic - A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

The Shawshank Redemption - Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Beasts Of No Nation - A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

TV | The Sniffer (2013-)

The Sniffer 2013 Poster

Cast: Kirill Käro, Ivan Oganesyan, Nikolay Chindyajkin, Maria Anikanova, Nina Gogaeva, Sergey Leskov

Summary: They call him the Sniffer. He's the proud owner of an acute sense of smell, he knows things about you even you don't and would rather keep to yourself.

Genre: Action, Drama, Crime

Seasons: 2 (Season 3 is on the way!)

Also Known As: Нюхач, Nyukhach

This is yet another show I decided to watch based on the very cool poster, but perhaps if I had paid more attention to the description I would have spotted the foreign cast names, instead my first hint that the show wasn't going to be in English was when the characters started speaking.
The show is actually Ukranian and recorded in Russian, but I quickly got over the fact that I would have to read the subtitles and settled down to watch the rest of the show.

The Sniffer is about a man called the Sniffer (Kirill Käro)(he's never actually given a proper name) with an incredibly acute sense of smell and the show focuses on him as he investigates a series or cases with his special ability and we are first introduced to the Sniffer and his ability in the first episode where he foils an attack after discovering a bomb hidden on the arm of a fellow passenger on his flight, after he notices the particular smell of acetone peroxide plasticized.

We also quickly learn that he is frequently contacted by childhood best friend Victor Lebedev (Ivan Oganesyan), a colonel in the Special Bureau of Investigation, to help him investigate various crimes. Alongside this he also works freelance and takes on a number of clients including a gangster who wants him to solve the murder of his underling and an embassy who worry that a returned painting is a fake.

Along with solving crimes and dealing with a best friend who thinks of himself as a ladies man, he also has to deal with his angry ex-Julia and their teenage son Alex.
Ex-wife Julia turns up frequently, usually to ask for money (because apparently she has none of her own) or to complain about always being in trouble and how it's the sniffer's fault for not being a good father.
15-year-old Alex doesn't really get on with either parent, he doesn't seem to like his mother one bit which I can completely understand, especially after seeing the episode where she told him to shut up because he was nothing. He only tolerates his father (at times) typically when he wants something but doesn't want to involve his mother.
The Sniffer 2013 Still
I really enjoyed this show, there were a few off moments with some of the action and acting but I thought the idea and the story we very interesting.
Now I'm just patiently (or maybe not) waiting for season 3 to be shown on Netflix!

Rating: 8/10
One Final Word: Worth the watch

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Films I Want To Watch This Year

There's a lots of awesome films coming out this year so I thought I would do a quick round up of what I want to watch in the first half of 2018.

What will you be watching?


Recognition - In the near future, a married woman secretly works for an organisation that manipulates memories, while her husband is experiencing visions from a past he can't remember which is tearing them apart.

Black Panther - T'Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

The Shape of Water - At a top secret research facility in the 1950s, a lonely janitor forms a unique relationship with an amphibious creature that is being held in captivity.

Annihilation - A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition where the laws of nature don't apply.


The Meg - After escaping an attack by what he claims was by a 7--foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible.

Tomb Raider - Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.

Pacific Rim: Uprising - Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, reunites with Mako Mori to lead a new generation of Jaeger pilots, including rival Lambert and 15-year-old hacker Amara, against a new Kaiju threat.

Proud Mary - Mary (Taraji P. Henson) is a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

Ready Player One - When the creator of a virtual reality world called the OASIS dies, he releases a video in which he challenges all OASIS users to find his Easter Egg, which will give the finder his fortune. Wade Watts finds the first clue and starts a race for the Egg.

April, May & June

Rampage - Based on the classic 1980s video game featuring apes and monsters destroying cities.

Avengers: Infinity War - The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Game Night - A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - When the island's dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen and Claire mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event.

Ant-Man and the Wasp - As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.