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Friday, 19 January 2018

In the Cinema | January #2

January 19th

Coco - Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer.

The Post - A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between journalist and government.

The Commuter - A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.


January 24th

Downsizing - A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.


January 26th

Last Flag Flying - Thirty years after they served together in Vietnam, a former Navy Corpsman Larry "Doc" Shepherd re-unites with his old buddies, former Marines Sal Nealon and Reverend Richard Mueller, to bury his son, a young Marine killed in the Iraq War.

12 Strong - 12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure - Young hero Thomas embarks on a mission to find a cure for a deadly disease known as the "Flare".

Early Man - Set at the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of Dug, along with sidekick Hognob as they unite his tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth and his Bronze Age City to save their home.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

2017 Best TV Shows

according to Empire

2017 Best TV Shows 1
The Good Place - A woman struggles to define what it means to be good.

Star Trek: Discovery - Ten Years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

GLOW - A look at the personal and professional lives of a group of women who perform for a wrestling organization in Los Angeles.

Master of None - The personal and professional life of Dev, a 30-year-old actor in New York.

Stranger Things 2 - It's 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana, are still reeling from the horrors of the demagorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

Taboo - Adventurer James Keziah Delaney returns to London during the War of 1812 to rebuild his late father's shipping empire. However, both the Government and his biggest competitor want his in heritance a any cost - even murder.

Dear White People - At a predominantly white Ivy League college, a diverse group of students navigate various forms of racial and other types of discrimination.

Line of Duty - Superintendent Ted Hastings and his Detective Sergeants Kate Fleming and Steve Arnott investigate DCI Roz Huntley following a possible miscarriage of justice.

Girls - Aspiring writer Hannah is shocked when her parents, visiting from East Lansing, Michigan, announce that they will no longer financially support her as they had done since her graduation from Oberlin College two years earlier. Left to her own devices in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, Hannah navigates her twenties, "one mistake at a time".

Silicon Valley - Follows the struggle of Richard Hendricks, a silicon valley engineer trying to build his own company called Pied Piper.


2017 Best TV Shows 2
Catastrophe - American boy Rob gets Irish girl Sharon pregnant while they hook up for a week on a business trip to London.

American Gods - A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

The Leftovers - Three years after the disappearance of 2% of the global population, a group of people from New York struggle to continue their lives, while they cope with the tragedy of the unexplained nature of the event.

Game of Thrones - Nine noble families fight for control over the mythical lands of Westeros, while a forgotten race returns after being dormant for thousands of years.

The Handmaid's Tale - Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

Fargo - Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND.

Twin Peaks: The Return - Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.

Big Little Lies - The apparently perfect lives of three mothers of first graders unravel to the point of murder.

Legion - David Haller is a troubled young man diagnosed as schizophrenic, but after a strange encounter, he discovers special powers that will change his life forever.

The Deuce - A look at life in New York City during the 1970s and '80s when porn and prostitution were rampant in Manhattan.


Sunday, 14 January 2018

2017 Best Films

according to Empire

2017 Best Films 1 War For The Planet of The Apes - After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts
and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Paddington 2 - Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.

Thor: Ragnorok - Imprisoned, the almighty Thor finds himself in a lethal gladiatorial contest against the Hulk, his former ally. Thor must fight for survival and race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization.

Mother! - A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence.

Raw - When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

Florida Project - Set over one summer, the film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother, all while living in the shadows of Disney World.

Manchester By The Sea - A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

The Lost City Of Z - A true-life drama, centering on British explorer Col. Percival Fawcett, who disappeared while searching for a mysterious city in the Amazon in the 1920s.

The Big Sick - Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family's expectations, and his true feelings.

Baby Driver - After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.


2017 Best Films 2 La La Land - While navigating their careers in Los Angeles, a pianist and an actress fall in love while attempting to reconcile their aspirations for the future.

Call Me By Your Name - In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

The Handmaiden - A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

The Death of Stalin - Follows the Soviet dictator's last days and depicts the chaos of the regime after his death.

Blade Runner 2049 - A young blade runner's discovery of a long-buried secret leads him to track down former blade runner Rick Deckard, who's been missing for thirty years.

Logan - In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.

Moonlight - A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Get Out - It's time for a young African American to meet with his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend in their secluded estate in the woods, but before long, the friendly and polite ambience will give way to a nightmare.

God's Own Country - Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Dunkirk - Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Documentaries and TV Shows Watched in 2017

Instead of setting myself another film or book goal for 2017 I decided to catch up on TV shows and documentaries that had been sitting in my Netflix watchlist. I didn't get to watch as many TV shows as I wanted to so I might do the same again for next year, although me Dad wants me to do another 100 film goal.

Team Foxcatcher was my favourite documentary, if you're interested in sport or the Olympics this is definitely a good one to watch.
With TV shows I loved A Series of Unfortunate Events and I can't wait for it to come back in March next year, The Sniffer which I think is my top favourite show from 2017, I'm not sure when season 3 is going to air but I can't wait to watch it and Black, a Korean crime drama, my second favourite show from 2017.

Anyway here's the full list for 2017. Have you seen any of these?
The Woman With No Face | Tabloid | Life, Animated | Team Foxcatcher | The Woman With 7 Personalities | The Girl Who's Muscles are Turning to Bone | Tyke Elephant Outlaw

Shadowhunters | Helix | A Series of Unfortunate Events | Grimm | Hawaii Five-0 | The Sniffer | The Mist | Black


Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Blogger Picks | Favourite Bloggers of 2017

Kenza Zouiten | Kenza Zouiten
| 1/2/3/4/5 |

I've been following Kenza's blog for a couple of years now and I did a small blogger feature on her of some of my favourite posts back in November.
I mention in that post that she had been posting photos from her wedding and so I've taken this opportunity to show some of my favourite ones. I would definitely recommend visiting her blog to see the full collection of her wedding photos.

Rachel Parcell | Pink Peonies
| 1/2/3/4/5/ |

My second favorite blogger of 2017 is Rachel Parcell. I absolutely love her style and I've been obsessed with her family updates especially when they include her two gorgeous children!