Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Tuesday's Reviews - Ghostbusters (2016)

It's fair to say that the Ghostbusters reboot has had a lot to contend with before its release this month. As you may remember from way back in March I have been defending this film from people who dismissed it immediately. I wanted to see this film from the minute I saw the first trailer. It looked fun and I wasn't melodramatic enough to believe that it was going to destroy the original just by existing. Although I can't exactly describe what I was expecting to feel when I left the cinema but I certainly didn't expect to end up having to question my sexuality solely thanks to Kate McKinnon. I mean I knew I loved the character from the trailers alone but that action sequence got me a little more hot and bothered than I would have thought. Holtzman is my everything at the moment. But getting away from my new found love/obsession for a moment, because it's the healthy thing to do, I have to be honest that I didn't come out of the film as happy as I assured the doubters that I would be.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

SUNDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

I promised myself that I wouldn't be late to bed tonight because I'm working at 7 tomorrow. I always let myself get too distracted the night before an early and end up having to survive on 4/5 hours sleep. As you can tell by the fact that I'm writing this at 23:30 that I'm not doing very well. An unexpected trip down memory lane royally fucked up my plans for the evening and I'm desperately trying to catch-up. My father brought a load of old photos home from my Grandfather's house and we spent a good chunk of the night going through them. Thankfully, there weren't too many examples of my many fashion disasters so I didn't have to be too mortified. Still, there's more than enough of them around my parent's house that I'll have that joy to come one day.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

TBT - Submarine (2011)

Writing this now, it seems weird that there was a time when Richard Ayoade was just that weird yet hilarious bloke from Garth Marenghi's Darkplace, The Mighty Boosh, Nathan Barley and The IT Crowd. Yes, he was a comedic force to be reckoned with but it wasn't until the release of his directorial debut that we all realised how much filmic potential lay underneath the surface. Submarine was the film that had film critics all over the world proclaiming that Ayoade was destined to be the next big thing in British cinema. It was also the only film I was thinking about after watching The Fundamentals of Caring recently. That's the great thing about this TBT feature; whenever I can a hankering to revisit an old favourite I can do it with the excuse of writing a post. If this means I get to feel less guilty about hanging out watching a film I love and listening to nothing but Alex Turner for the next few weeks then it's an added bonus.

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tuesday's Reviews - The Fundamentals of Caring

Today has been super fucking hot and I can't really concentrate. The only thing I want to do is lie down in a bath full of ice and just sleep until British Summer is over... so about 2 days. Still, I have a deadline looming so I'm here in front of a fucking hot laptop feeling super gross. It's days like this that I really start to resent my shitty job. Working in a catering isn't really my passion at the best of times but on days where I'm in a sweltering kitchen that I don't want to be in I find it even harder to feel positive about everything. Seriously. it's not until you get changed after a sweaty day at work and try and squeeze into a pair of super skinny jeans that you realise how fucking shitty it is to cook for a living. But I've always been something of a drama queen and the only thing that gets me angrier than heat is hunger.

Sunday, 17 July 2016

SUNDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

What a week it's been. Well, thanks to last weeks fuck up it's actually only been 6 days but at least I'm not dwelling on it. I, like so many people out there, have spent the last few days trying to live out a fantasy I've had ever since I was a kid with a Gameboy. Yes, I've downloaded PokemonGo. To be honest, I'm not that into it but I do enjoy the catching pokemon aspect of the game. I can't really say that I give much of a shit about all that fighting, team and gym nonsense. I really just want to catch them all. As I was saying to a coworker the other day, I'd love if the App was more like the Zombie run thing where it was nothing more than a fitness thing encouraging you to exercise with the reward of catching Pokemon. I'll probably dip in and out of it until I get bored of it. Until I lose the excitement of seeing a rattata appear in, sort of, real life. The child in me is still strong enough to get a kick out of that.

Thursday, 14 July 2016

TBT - Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

I wasn't sure what to think about Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie. I had such a nostalgic love of the television series that I didn't want it spoilt by some misguided attempt to milk it for all it was worth. That's the problem with nostalgia. It really fucks up the future because nothing will ever be as good as it was the first time. I loved my childhood but I'm not one of those people who continually feels the need to revisit it. Quite frankly, it was more embarrassing than idyllic and I can't go through that again. I guess I'm one of those people that believes the past is in the past. It's why I'm the worst kind of Harry Potter fan. I'll always love the books but I'll probably not read them over and over again until the day I die. I don't need to read them again to relive them or the feeling I had when I first read them. To be honest, I just don't trust nostalgia, which is why I normally try to avoid big movie comebacks of things I loved when I was younger. However, I have the joy and the misfortune to be friends with people who continue to force me to face my fears.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Tuesday's Reviews: Absolutely Fabulous the movie (2016)

Absolutely Fabulous came onto Netflix recently and I delighted in rewatching every episode. I have been a fan of Jennifer Saunders and the show for years but don't remember when I started watching it. I mean I was definitely too young but, considering I was 4 when it first started, I must have missed a few of the early series. What I do remember was that I fucking loved it. It was silly, over-the-top and full of great comedy performers. So it's safe to say that I was excited about the prospect of it coming to the big screen. Although, with any situation like this there will always be some sort of trepidation. I mean the last episodes were broadcast in 2012 and people have all moved onto other things. It's been a long time since Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley have been in the roles of Eddie and Patsy so you have to ask how it was likely to go. Also, how necessary was it after all this time? Will it be a good legacy to the show or will it just be an embarrassing throwback?

Monday, 11 July 2016

MONDAY RUNDOWN - THAT'S WHAT SHE READ

So it's time to apologise. Yesterday I failed to get my weekly rundown out and I honestly have no idea how. I remembered at about 1am when I was lying in bed and I really didn't fancy getting back up to do it. For the first time since I implemented my new system I have failed to get a post up in time. It's not even as if it was a busy day yesterday. Saturday I was in York all day for my sister's hen do but Sunday I was lazing around all day. I'm such a fucking failure. Still, I can get it out now and hope the one day delay has just made people more desperate to find out what I'm reading this week. I mean it's highly doubtful but I can always pretend. After all, if I go too far down the road  of how many people may actually read this then I'll probably stop ever getting posts out on time.
 
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