Friday, 21 October 2016

Last Girl Standing (Benjamin R. Moody, 2015)

Last Girl Standing (2015) Poster
Cast: Akasha Villalobos, Danielle Evon Ploeger, Brian Villalobos

Summary: She survived a brutal massacre, but lost her life. What happens to the final girl after the credits roll?

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Watched: August 28th, 2016

This film instantly caught my eye and it was all because of the title. As a former film student I remember being taught a little about the theory of the last girl in one of my classes.

The final girl is a trope that is seen in horror films, more specifically in slasher films where a series of victims (normally a group of friends) get together and are killed off one by one, by the killer. The last surviving member of the group who is most typically female survives, and either goes on the kill the killer or to escape.

I absolutely love the whole idea of what happens to the final girl after the credits roll, even though it's something that has been done a number of times before Last Girl Standing definitely put its own spin on it.
Last Girl Standing (2015) Film Still
Last Girl Standing is different from many slasher films because it starts the way a sequel would. The film begins with what would be the end of the first film, where Camryn and her friends are attacked before she becomes the final girl who then goes on to kill 'The Hunter'.

I really enjoyed this film, to be honest I wasn't 100% sure I would when it first started but it definitely started to grow on me. For me the beginning and the ending were the best parts, it was the middle section of the film that I struggled with.

When Camryn was attacked in the shop I was with her 100%, I just had a feeling that something bad was going to happen and I was hoping and praying that she would get out in time. However as time went on I found myself starting to dislike Camryn just a little bit and I found myself struggling to identify with her the more stressed she became.

I've read a few reviews and they've all said that the film was predictable and that they could see the ending coming a mile off. Maybe because I normally avoid watching slasher films (horror films in general to be honest) I did not see the ending coming and I didn't think it was predictable one bit.

Rating: 7/10
One Final Word: Very Good

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Film | In the Cinema - October #2

October 20th

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back - Jack Reacher must uncover the truth behind a major government conspiracy in order to clear his name. On the run as a fugitive from the law, Reacher uncovers a potential secret from his past that could change his life forever.

October 21st

Ouija: Origin of Evil - In 1967 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their seance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by a merciless spirit, the family confronts unthinkable fears to save her and send her possessor back to the other side.

Trolls - A grumpy troll survivalist named Branch goes along with giddy Poppy on a quest to save Troll Town's population from the Bergens.

Queen of Katwe - An Ugandan girl sees her world rapidly change after being introduced to the game of chess.

I, Daniel Blake - A middle aged carpenter who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

Ozzy - Ozzy, a friendly, peaceful beagle has his idyllic life turned upside down when the Martins leave on a long and distant trip. There's only one problem: no dogs allowed!

Phantom Boy - A super-powered boy helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.

October 25th

Max Steel - The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.

Doctor Strange - A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.

October 28th

Keeping Up With The Joneses - A suburban couple becomes embroiled in an international espionage plot when they discover that their seemingly perfect new neighbors are government spies.

Burn Burn Burn - Following the death of their friend, two girls in their late twenties embark on a road trip to spread his ashes. Seph and Alex take turns driving. Dan is in the glove compartment, in tupperware, decreasing in volume as the trip progresses.

Let's Be Evil - A vision of augmented reality.

Ethel & Ernest - This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

The Comedians Guide to Survival - One man's journey around the world to discover the secret of comedy.

Train to Busan - While a zombie-virus breaks out in South Korea, a couple of passengers struggle to survive on the train from Seoul to Busan.

October 30th

Urban Hymn - Set against the backdrop of the 2011 UK summer riots, 'Urban Hymn' follows a young female offender who possesses a remarkable voice and a determined social worker who inspires her to use it.

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Outfit | Casual

I did say I would try to do more outfit photos, so here is a quick casual outfit that I wore on one of my little shopping trips.

Jumper - Missguided | Jeans - New Look | Pumps - Primark | Handbag - Sample Sale

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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Christine Andrew || Hello Fashion

September's Blogger Feature is the absolutely gorgeous Christine from Hello Fashion.

I first discovered her earlier this year and she was first featured in my March Blogger Picks and I'm not ashamed to say that she has been in it every month since without fail.
Not only do I love Christine's style (totally gives me jean and hair envy) but I absolutely love posts that include her family. Little Beckham is such a cutie!

| Best Denim Styles Under $100 |
I want this whole outfit, heels and everything even thought I probably won't be able to walk in them

| Red |

| Shades of Blue |
I just cannot get enough of little Beckham, he is so cute!

| The Accessory Every Busy Person Needs |

| The Valentines Gift They Won't Forget |

| Valentine's For The Family |

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Dragonball Evolution (James Wong, 2009)

Cast: Justin Chatwin, Chow Yun-fat, Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, Joon Park

Summary: The young warrior Son Goku sets out on a quest, racing against time and the vengeful King Piccolo, to collect a set of seven magical orbs that will grant their wielder unlimited power.

Genre: Action, Fantasy, Adventure

When I was in primary school (eek, we're talking over 12 years here) I was absolutely obsessed with shows like Dragonball Z and Yu-Gi-Oh, so when I heard about this film and that Justin Chatwin was going to be in it, I was super excited!

This film is awful. What an absolute load of rubbish! I don't know what I watched, but it was absolute nonsense. This is definitely up there in my list of worst films.

The story was told at lighting speed but not only that but the acting was absolutely horrendous, from Justin Chatwin to Emmy Rossum, Jamie Chung, basically everyone's performance is painful to watch.

The only decent thing about this film is the kung fu, and that was only alright.

Rating: 2/10
One Last Word: Rubbish

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