la la land

Film review: La La Land

First of all, oh my gosh. Second of all, oh my gosh! Yes, it's a film that everyone's talking about and, yes, it's picked up a ridiculous amount of awards and nominations, so there's always the chance it's been over-hyped but, trust me, it's worthy. Boy, is it worthy. La La Land sees His Royal… Continue reading Film review: La La Land

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Film, geekery

Some thoughts on… Batman V Superman (spoiler free)

I'm not gonna post a typical review of Batman V Superman because anyone who has been on the internet in the last week will have seen the sheer volume of reviews and the battle between fans and critics. In case you did miss it, suffice it to say that despite hugely negative reviews (29% on… Continue reading Some thoughts on… Batman V Superman (spoiler free)

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Film, geekery

Film review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

When the most anticipated film of the year was released, we had pre-booked tickets for the first 3D screening (in Penzance - we're not that lucky!) and filled our bellies with yummy pizza beforehand. Problem was, half an hour after the lights went down, my baby body decided that no matter how exciting (and loud!)… Continue reading Film review: The Avengers: Age of Ultron

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New on Netflix: Beyond Clueless

I just finished watching Peep Show on Netflix and was flicking through what's new, just to make sure my ever-growing list isn't missing anything, when I came across Beyond Clueless, the teen movie doc. I reviewed this over a month ago for STUDIO and haven't actually shared the link! So check out the opener below… Continue reading New on Netflix: Beyond Clueless

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Film review: Big Hero 6

We were planning a trip to the cinema the other night and I was torn between three titles: The Theory of Everything, American Sniper and Big Hero 6. I felt like The Theory of Everything is one of those films that everyone is talking about and I need to see - but would almost definitely… Continue reading Film review: Big Hero 6

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Film review: The Kings of Summer

One of my favourite things to do on my rare day off with the boyfriend (normally once a fortnight!) is just bum around watching DVDs (in the winter - in the summer we go exploring!). We've seen some belters in the last few weeks and we continued the trend with The Kings of Summer. You… Continue reading Film review: The Kings of Summer

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What I’ve been watching lately

While I was away from blogging for a while, I started building up a long list of films I had seen and wanted to review. So much time has gone past now that I thought I'd whittle them down into mini reviews here. Having a quiet night in this week? Here are my recommendations: One… Continue reading What I’ve been watching lately

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Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Chef

Why does the word 'nice' suddenly have negative connotations? Every now and then you come across a film amongst all the blockbusters, Oscars-bait and buddy comedies and uncover a little gem which is, quite simply, nice. And there ain't nothing wrong with that! Writer-director-producer Jon Favreau stars as Carl, the titular chef. After following his… Continue reading Film review: Chef

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Film, Lifestyle

Film review: Don Jon

I finally saw Don Jon! I totally expected that when I saw it and came to write a blog post/review about it that I'd be singing Joseph Gordon-Levitt's praises - how awesome his debut as a screenwriter and director was, how great the chemistry was with Scarlett Johansson, etc. In fact, I don't actually have… Continue reading Film review: Don Jon

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Film review: Some Like it Hot

They don’t make ’em like they used to! Sure, if you look really close there are a few little things wrong with Some Like it Hot, but if you take it as a simple piece of entertainment, it’s pretty damn perfect. It ticks all of the boxes – endearing female lead, comedy value, catchy soundtrack… Continue reading Film review: Some Like it Hot