Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Blogger Picks | September #2

September Blogger Pick 1
Merrick | Merrick's Art - Adding Accessories To Your Outfits
Angelica | Angelica Blick - Yellow
September Blogger Pick 12
Emily | The Sweetest Thing - Bright Coloured Pre-Fall Fashion
Where To Shop For The Cutest Baby Boy Clothing + My Real Reaction To Having A Son
September Blogger Picks 13
Amy | Salt and Chic - Top Tips For Visitng Croatia
Lydia | Fashion Influx - An Inexpensive Black Bikini Update
September Blogger Picks 14
Geneva | A Pair & A Spare - What To Wear To A Wedding... (An Ode To The Jumpsuit)
Kat | With Love From Kat - Lemon Ginger Slushy
September Blogger Picks 15
Ayden | Little Blog Of Horrors - A Very Special 500th Blog Post
Tanesha | Girl With Curves - Gender Reveal: It's A...
September Blogger Picks 16
Lauren | By Lauren M - Must Have Fall Dress
Caitlin | Southern Curls & Pearls - The Dress That Looks Good On Every Body Type
September Blogger Picks 17
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Our Wedding Day - From Another View & 5 Weeks
September Blogger Picks 18
Jazmine | Jazzabelle's Diary - Learning To Love My Curls
Kat | With Love From Kat - The Importance Of Vitamin D
September Blogger Picks 19
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - Today's
Caitlin | Southern Curls & Pearls - Olive Green Ripped Jeans
September Blogger Picks 20
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - You Asked, I Answered! {Q&A Part 1}
Emily | Ivory Lane - Neutrals

Monday, 16 October 2017

Final Girl (Tyler Shields, 2015)

Final Girl (2015) Poster

Cast: Abigail Breslin, Wes Bentley, Alexander Ludwig, Cameron Bright, Reece Thompson, Logan Huffman

Summary: A man teaches a young woman how to become a complete weapon. Later she is approached by a group of sadistic teens who kill blonde women for unknown reasons. The hunting season begins.

Genre: Thriller, Action

Watched: November 2016

The final girl is a trope typically found in slasher films (I've written about this before in my Last Girl Standing review), where a number of victims are killed off one by one and the last surviving member of the group, who is almost always female, either kills or escapes the killer.

The film tells the story of Veronica (Abigail Breslin), a young girl who became an orphan after what I assume was a violent crime and soon after was recruited for "a very special job".
Fast forward 12 years we meet Veronica as 17 year-old with her mentor William (Wes Bentley) as he teaches her what he considers to be "valuable" lessons including withstanding the elements. We learn that she is preparing for her final test which involves four young men who bring girls into the woods to hunt and kill.
Final Girl (2015) Still I think the film was okay, I thought the acting was a little painful at times, especially with Daniel (Logan Huffman) as he comes across as a bit too insane and I liked the story but I was confused about a couple of things.
Firstly why is she called the final girl? Is it because she was made an orphan when she was 5, making her the final girl in her family or is it because she has been trained to be always be the last one standing?

I like to think it's the latter.

Another thing that confused me was Veronica and Will. I remember rooting for Veronica and William (I do love a good romance) but it wasn't until I watched the film for a second time the I realised how wrong it was.
Clearly I wasn't paying attention because I didn't realise that the man who interviews Veronica as a 5-year-old (Gracyn Shinyei)is William, which really got me thinking. William looks as though he could be in his late 20's/early 30's, fast forward 12 years Veronica is now 17 and he is at least in his late 30's/early 40's.

It's not just the age gap that I think is way too big (although not unheard of), but it mad to look as though William has been her sole carer and mentor as she has been growing up so it feels super weird that he would now be interested in the girl he has been looking after since she was 5.

Anyone else feel the same way?

Rating: 5/10
One Final Word: Okay

Friday, 13 October 2017

Travel | Lanzarote - Part Two


Day 2 began with a trip to Marina Rubicon for their weekly market, the day before the whole area was almost abandoned but with the market it was absolutely packed! There were hundreds of people, lots of stalls an local shops full of clothes, jewellery, hats, gifts etc.

The market happens every Wednesday and every Saturday, so I would definitely recommend a visit!

We decided to do some more exploring by hopping on the local bus to see what was in the area, absolutely nothing if you're wondering, but we did end up at a small little shopping area around 5-10 minutes from our hotel.
We found a little sports pub called Tropical sports where we had an amazing lunch of hotdogs and fries before we headed back to the hotel.


Day 3 was a very chilled day for us, we spent a good few hours by the pool before heading to back to the sports bar for more hotdog and fries.
After more relaxing by the pool we got ready for dinner before heading back down to Playa Blanca beach to do some shopping where I bought a lovely t-shirt from mango and some croc flip flops (yes I know what you're thinking), I was actually hoping to buy some more in different colours but they didn't have any left!

After breakfast we decided that we would have another chilled day and head to Playa Dorada Beach just in front of Princess Yaiza Hotel. Now I'm not the world's biggest beach fan (I can't swim, so I avoid the sea) so I spent a few hours just lounging in the shade while the parents enjoyed a few dips in the sea.

The night before, we walked past a restaurant that was absolutely packed with people so we decided that we would try it out for lunch.
We definitely made the right choice because the food was absolutely delicious, my dad and I had some garlic bread and some prawns before heading back to the hotel to relax before dinner.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Film | 50 Best Good Bad Movies

I found this super cool article on a site called The Ringer about The 50 Best Good Bad Movies, where "films that are so terrible they’re endlessly amusing and — dare we say it? — actually good" are rated and ordered based on their Good Bad Score.

I definitely recommend giving it a read as they explain how they got their Good Bad Score plus the other 32 films that are on the list.

48. Cellular (2004) | 46. Obsessed (2009) | 44. The Wicker Man (2006)
42. Hercules (2014) | 41. You Got Served (2004) | 40. Battleship (2012)
39. Save The Last Dance (2001) | 38. The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) | 35. Spice World (1997)

I absolutely love Obsessed, yes Beyoncé's acting is incredibly questionable but she's Beyoncé, plus Idris is in it too. I never watched the remake of The Wicker Man (1973), I think I would have had I not seen the original about 100 times when I had to study it at school.

I watched You Got Served and Save The Last Dance a ridiculous amount of times with my sister when we were younger, but I have to say I love the sequel to Save The Last Dance even better than the original, can anyone say Columbus Short!

32. Mission: Impossible II (2000) | 28. The Last Action Hero (1993) | 27. The Happening (2008)
25. Catwoman (2004) | 24. Con Air (1997) | 8. Final Destination (2000)
7. Ananconda (1997) | 2. Wild Wild West | 1. Godzilla (1998)

I've spoken about The Happening before, I definitely think the first half is worth watching, still the acting's not amazing.
I'm definitely not surprisedthat Catwoman made it on this list it really is awful (it was totally one of my favourite when I was younger), Halle Berry is awful in it and so are the special effects!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Other Films Watched in July 2017

Piranha II: The Spawning (James Cameron, 1981) - Awful

Primal (Josh Reed, 2010) - Very Good

Transformers: The Last Knight (Michael Bay, 2017) - Very Good

Arachnoquake (Griff Frust, 2012) - Awful

Darkman (Sam Raimi, 1990) - So awful it's hilarious

Phantasm (Don Coscarelli, 1979) - Weird

Mongolian Death Worms (Steven R. Monroe, 2010) - What now?

Criminal Activities (Jackie Earle Haley, 2015) - EXCELLENT!

Beneath Loch Ness (Chuck Comisky, 2001) - What now?

Inferno (Ian Barry, 1998) - Awful

Asteroid Vs Earth (Christopher Olen Ray, 2014) Awful

End Of The World (Steven R. Monroe, 2013) - Good

Confined (The Abandoned) (Eytan Rockaway, 2015) - Creepy

July 2017 Films