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TBT - Godzilla (2014)

As some of you may remember, my, personal history with Godzilla hit a rocky patch when I first watched the disgusting Matthew Broderick f...

Tuesday's Reviews - 'The Red Woman' :Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 1

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

It's been just under a year since we were left with the image of the men of the Night's Watch stabbing their Lord Commander for his decisions regarding the Wildlings. Fans of the show have finally been getting on board with the theories book fans have been bandying around since they first read A Dance with Dragons. Let's be honest, one of the most exciting parts of the experience of A Song of Ice and Fire is guessing what's going to come next and Jon Snow's untimely death has given plenty of opportunities to predict the future. Considering neither the book nor the TV show have explicitly solved the "mystery" of his true parents it seems ridiculous that he can actually be dead. George RR Martin likes killing off his most popular characters but it would make no sense considering the amount of emphasis he's put onto Jon's character. Add to this, the constant rumours about Kit Harrington appearing in costume in the places filming takes pace and you have the world's least shocking non-death. Still, season 6 had a lot of questions to answer and threads to pick up.

Monday Mini Rant - Candles

Monday, 25 April 2016

There are many things in life that make me feel less of a woman. My inability to understand and use make-up, particularly eyeliner, constantly makes me feel inadequate. The fact that I'm neither capable nor willing to spend time doing fancy things with my hair is just something I've come to accept whenever I read articles about supposedly easy Game of Throne inspired hair tutorials. The world of fashion is a fucking minefield and I'm constantly in danger (or more likely guilty) of blowing myself up with my misguided attempts to dress myself. I can't walk in heels, I don't worship the ground BeyoncĂ© walks on, I hate romantic-comedies and I think Amy Schumer is incredibly overrated. So, yeah, I'm not getting many girl points for my day to day life. However, the thing that really sets me apart from a large number of women is my weirdly strong feelings about candles.

SUNDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

Sunday, 24 April 2016

This week has been pretty heavy work wise. I made a significant decision about my future there and am freaking out a little bit. I'm sure it'll all work well but massive changes are always unnerving. We've also been hit with a huge case of flu and everyone has been off ill. Subsequently, everyone else has been super busy to make up for it. I've been feeling myself getting ill as the week went on so I've had no energy to read on an evening. I'm definitely going to get ill over my two days off though so it'll give me a good excuse to spend all day in bed reading. In other news, after shopping last week, my sister and I have decided on a bridesmaid's dress. Neither of the ones we bought last week but a pretty nice option. I'm just happy the awkward fashion parades are over. Walking up and down and having pictures taken of myself is just hell. God knows how I'm going to cope at this bloody wedding. I must remember to take a book.

TBT - Much Ado About Nothing (2012)

Thursday, 21 April 2016

So this week is all about Shakespeare and I'm still on a bit of a fan high. After reviewing Macbeth on Tuesday I wanted to follow it up with another great adaptation of one of his plays. My first instinct was to turn to one of the greatest adaptations of one of his greatest plays. I'm talking about The Lion King, of course. But we all know that right. Nobody's gonna care what this dickhead thinks about one of the greatest Disney films of all time. I'd also have spent the entire time talking about how much I love it rather than doing anything useful. To acknowledge the anniversary of his death last year, I made a list of my favourite Shakespeare adaptations for people who don't like Shakespeare. I remember really wanting to write a top 10 list of my favourite adaptations but couldn't decide on anything other than the top 2. The first being the BBCs epic The Hollow Crown. The second is one probably my favourite straight Shakespeare adaptations of all time. So, in honour of the 400th anniversary, that seems like a great place to start. As it is also the play that inspired the name of this blog it seems like fucking fate has handed us a great opportunity.

Tuesday's Reviews - Macbeth (2015)

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

April 23rd is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death and the literary world is, quite rightly, embracing the bard completely. As he's already one of things we in the UK are most proud of, Shakespeare fever has reached critical levels and its difficult not to get swept along in the tide. The bookshop I have to pass on my way to work has a fantastic display showcasing the William's own works and every book they stock that relates to him. It's making me want to spend all my money and, as you may have read on Sunday, already has caused a few unplanned purchases. So I decided to take this further and spend the week running up to the big day celebrating all things Shakespeare. Starting by watching a film I've wanted to watch for ages. Well, there couldn't possibly be a better time.

Monday Mini Rant - Other people's blog

Monday, 18 April 2016

So we're here on another Monday with another name. I'm changing my mind about this day of the week more than the guy in that fucking Katy Perry song. Although, I think the need to shorten my Monday posts is a necessity. It's been another example of me sitting with the page open in my browser being ignored whilst I try and stop myself spending more money. After yesterday's post and with the impending doom of tomorrow's review, Monday just gets lost in the drama. So I'll attempt this short format for a while and consider the possibility of changing to a Friday instead. At least that would give me a more balanced week. I am a little heavy at the start of the week. Working weekends means that I tend to be a bit shit at the start of the week. I dream of a Dolly Parton lifestyle: working 9-5 Monday to Friday. I miss my weekends.

SUNDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

Sunday, 17 April 2016

This week has been a strange one. I'm back at work and I've instantly fallen back into the stressed, tired pattern that always plagues me. I really need to start stepping up my game to get out of there as soon as possible. There's only so long a person can go on pretending they want to work in catering when it's one of the last things they want to do. I've spent too many days of my life worrying about how may fucking avocados we need. In case you're wondering, it's fucking loads. As you can tell I'm pretty moody today. Yesterday I went bridesmaids dress shopping for my sister's wedding and it has left me with even more body image insecurities than before. Just when I thought it wasn't possible, I have to go shopping for a dress with my super sporty, super slim twin sister. But let's not dwell. There have been a few positives to the week.

TBT - Barton Fink (1991)

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

When it came to Hail, Caesar! you couldn't really get away from Barton Fink. Both films involve the same fictitious film studio, Capitol studios and portray a man clouded in darkness because of his connection to the industry. That's pretty much where the connections end though. Barton Fink was the dark comedy that the Coen brothers wrote when they hit a snag writing Miller's Crossing. Experiencing a form of writer's block, the pair cleared their minds by writing a new film for actors John Turturro and John Goodman. Once the script was finished the brothers put it to one side so they could finish Miller's Crossing. As soon as production stopped on that movie they began working on Barton Fink. It was a massive hit with critics and won multiple awards at Cannes but failed to make back its budget at the box office. Despite its meagre earnings, Barton Fink is an amazing film and I couldn't waste the opportunity to watch it again for this post. Even it did mean I was enforcing dodgy connections with the Coens' current film.

 
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