Monday, 14 August 2017

Blogger Picks | July #2

July Blogger Picks 11
Liz | Late Afternoon - Saint Tropez Getaway
Patricia | Patricia Bright - Moments of Clarity In Marbella
July Blogger Picks 12
Kenza | Kenza Zouiten - #KENZASLASTRIDE PT.1 & Mint
July Blogger Picks 13
Victoria | In The Frow - 5 Girl Bosses That Keep Me Inspired
Merrick | Merrick's Art - Red, White and Blue
July Blogger Picks 14
Chloe | The Little Plum - Musing On Accepting My Body and Not Always Being Positive
Kate | Kate La Vie - A Few Words On Eloping
July Blogger Picks 15
Chia | Just Peachy - Is Laser Hair Removal Worth It?
Amy | Salt and Chic - My Tattoos: Meaning, Design and Pain!
July Blogger Picks 16
Sophie | Fashion Slave - Lessons On Love Via The Draft Texts In My Notes
Tanesha | Girl With Curves - 3 Natural Ways To Minimize Frizz
Definitely need to start following these hair tips.
July Blogger Picks 17
Patricia | Peexo - How To Get Away With A Crop Top At A Wedding
Krystal | This Time Tomorrow - Scotland Diaries: Part 2
July Blogger Picks 18
Layla | Layla Panam - Summer Transitions
Maegan | Love Maegan - Just One Look, And I Fell So Hard
July Blogger Picks 19
Samantha | Samantha Marie - How I Feel | Marriage & Motherhood
Coury | Fancy Treehouse - V-A-C-A-T-I-O-N
July Blogger Picks 20
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Keith Got Nominated For An Emmy!
Catherine | Not Dressed As Lamb - A Blogger's Guide to Nofollow Links and When You Should Use Them

I thought this post was super interesting and important. I recently had a company contacted me saying that I had a post linking to their site that needed to remove or nofollow. I had no idea what nofollowing a link was or meant and I was even more confused because the post they were talking about was one they had asked me to do. Now that I've read this post I'm even more confused because I didn't receive any form of payment for making the post

So to save myself hassle I just removed every mention of the company which was the link to their homepage and also an item of clothing I had included in the wishlist post. Has this happened to anyone else?

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Blogger Picks | July

July Blogger Picks 1
Krystal | This Time Tomorrow - The Anti To-Do List
Emily | Ivory Lane - Patriotic
July Blogger Picks 2
Naomi | Love Taza - Seated Ballerina
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Happy Amazon Prime Day
July Blogger Picks 3
Christine | Hello Fashion - Concours D'Elegance Beverley Hills
Emily | Ivory Lane - Summer Floral
July Blogger Picks 4
Krystin | Suburban Faux Pas - In Bloom
Wendy | Wendy's Lookbook - Summer Two Ways :: Utility Dress & Vintage Hermes
July Blogger Picks 5
Kayla | Not Your Standard - The Benefits of Body Oils
Amy | The Little Magpie - An ASOS Swimwear Lookbook
July Blogger Picks 6
Megan | For All Things Lovely - Stripes in Charleston
Julia | Gal Meets Glam - Saint-Rémy-De-Provence
July Blogger Picks 7
Naomi | Love Taza - Blueberry Picking!
Emily | Cupcakes and Cashmere - Five Things
July Blogger Picks 8
Naomi | Love Taza - Our 4th July In The City
Tanesha | A Girl With Curves - Baby #2
July Blogger Picks 9
Christine | Hello Fashion - Dive Into The Blue
Lydia | Lydia Elise Millen - My Feelings On Getting Married
July Blogger Picks 10
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Our Saturday...
Naomi | Love Taza - The Fourth of July With Fireworks

Monday, 7 August 2017

Air (Christian Cantamessa, 2015)

Air film poster 2015

Cast: Norman Reedus, Dijmon Hounsou and Sadrine Holt

Summary: In the near future, breathable air is nonexistent and two engineers tasked with guarding the last hope for mankind struggle to preserve their own lives while administering to their vital task at hand.

Genre: Sci-fi, Drama, Thriller

Watched: January 8th, 2017

After explosions, thought to be some kind of "hybrid nuclear chemical weapon", the air outside has become too toxic to breathe forcing what was left of civilisation to live underground.

A series of underground bunkers built by the Government holds a number of "sleepers", doctors, scientists and other important figures that the Government have chosen as being unique and irreplaceable, who are kept in cryogenic sleep until the air outside is deemed safe and breathable.

Each of these bunkers is looked after by two maintenacne workers who only wake for two hours every 6 months to complete routine tasks and inspections.
During one of these cycles Bauer (Norman Reedus) and Cartwright (Djimon Hounsou) have only seconds left before their two hours is up when one of their sleeping chambers goes up in flames. The two must now race against the clock to find a solution before the air runs out.
air film still 2015
I thought the film was going to be better then it was. The idea is quite interesting and it reminds me a lot of Right At Your Door, but I think the latter is definitely the better of the two.

I think Norman Reedus' performance was good, his character feels very believable but I wasn't keen on Djimon Hounsou's performance at all. It all feels very awkward and forced, at first I thought it might have been the script (which isn't very good), but it didn't get any better and then I remembered seeing him in Push (2009) and he wasn't very good in that either.

The film is a bit dull at times, it really doesn't help that there are almost no twists and turns to help keep you entertained and the film definately feels a lot longer then its relatively short running time of 95min.

Rating: 6/10
One Final Word: Okay

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Film | In the Cinema - August

August 2

Valerian and The City of A Thousand Planets - A dark force threatens Alpha, a vast metropolis and home to species from a thousand planets. Special operatives Valerian and Laureline must race to identify the marauding menace and safeguard not just Alpha, but the future of the universe.

August 4

The Emoji Movie - Gene, a multi-expressional emoji, sets out on a journey to become a normal emoji.

6 Days - In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of highly trained soldiers from the SAS prepared for a raid the world had never seen the likes of.

Maudie - An arthritic Nova Scotia woman works as a housekeeper while she hones her skills as an artist and eventually becomes a beloved figure in the community.

England Is Mine - A portrait of Steven Patrick Morrissey and his early life in 1970's Manchester before he went on to become lead singer of seminal 80's band The Smiths.

Land Of Mine - In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

August 9

Atomic Blonde - An undercover MI6 agent is sent to Berlin during the Cold War to investigate the murder of a fellow agent and recover a missing list of double agents.

August 11

Annabelle: Creation - Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.

Overdrive - Two car thief brothers, who journey to the south of France for new opportunities, wind up in the cross hairs of the local crime boss.

A Ghost Story - In this singular exploration of legacy, love, loss, and the enormity of existence, a recently deceased, white-sheeted ghost returns to his suburban home to try to reconnect with his bereft wife.

The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature - Following the events of the first film, Surly and his friends must stop Oakton City's mayor from destroying their home to make way for a dysfunctional amusement park.

Pawn Sacrifice - Set during the Cold War, American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers and his own struggles as he challenges the Soviet Empire.

The Son Of Big Foot - A teenage boy journeys to find his missing father only to discover that he's actually Bigfoot.

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Blogger Picks | June #4

Naomi | Love Taza - Ten Years of Marriage
Suzie | Hello October - Summer Holiday Dressing: A Selfridges Advertorial
Geneva | A Pair & A Spare - DIY Lace Up Swimsuit
Catherine | Not Dressed As Lamb - Why Are So Many Fashion Brands Going Out of Business
Emily | Ivory Lane - Lavendar Summer Dress
Rachel | Pink Peonies - Colorful...
Christine | Hello Fashion - Fruit & Flamingo
Helena | Brooklyn Blonde - Summer Simplicity
Coury | Fancy Treehouse - Happy Birthday, Darcy!
Rachel | Pink Peonies - A Summertime Dress
Kate | Kate La Vie - July Goals
Naomi | Love Taza - Flying Through The Sky!