Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri | 1 Minute Review

Another one minute review, this time looking at Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri!

Have you seen Three Billboards yet? Are you planning on checking it out? Let me know in the comments! 

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Director: Martin McDonagh

Starring: Frances McDormand, Woody Harelson, Sam Rockwell, John Hawkes, Peter Dinklage

Running time: 115 minutes

Certification: 15

“What’s the law on what ya can and can’t say on a billboard?”

 

 


 

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Coco | 1 Minute Review

I’m reviewing Pixar’s latest original movie Coco and in 1 minute!

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Director: Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina

Starring: Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt, Alanna Ubach, Renée Victor

Running time: 109 minutes

Certification: U

“Know that I’m with you
The only way that I can be
Until you’re in my arms again
Remember me”

 

 

 

 

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Let’s play: Undertale Part 1

If you follow me on Twitter then you’ll know that I’ve been wanting to try doing a Let’s Play video for a while now, and, seeing as the highly acclaimed Undertale was on sale on Steam during the Christmas sales, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to give it a go!

This game came out in 2015, so I’m a fair bit late to the party, but I’ve listened to the soundtrack thousands of times (also there’s a gorgeous album called Prescription for Sleep: Undertale on Spotify that has covers of the music and is perfect for relaxing!).  The graphics too are absolutely gorgeous, taking on that pixel art style. I honestly can’t wait to get further into the game and see more of its world!

Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know what you think of this style of video and whether you’d like to see any more!

 

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A Festive Q&A (plus some wrapping)

As I mentioned in my last post (which you can watch and read here) I’ve left my Christmas shopping a little bit late – as I’m writing this it’s the 22nd of December and I’m sat on the floor of my local shopping centre, surrounded by busy Christmas shoppers, so I could finish my shopping and get this video uploaded at the same time. So, with a similar thought process, I decided to wrap a couple of presents and answer some Christmas Tag questions to share a little of my Christmas with you.

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Alexandra Park || London Living

Is it hypocritical that one of my favourite parts of living in London is that it looks like I don’t live in London?

I moved down to London at the end of September to start at university and I had never been more excited – or more nervous – for anything in my life. London has always been my favourite city; the city that, despite cheating on it with Paris, New York, Ottawa and more, I came back to every time with a loving embrace. Continue reading

Bonfire Night 2017

I like to think of Bonfire Night as a marmite holiday; lots of people love it, will even class it as their favourite British holiday, and lots of people hate it, they don’t see the enjoyment of the brief yet loud display of lights in the night air or really understand what we’re celebrating, to begin with. Although perhaps even those people who do love it don’t even know why either. Personally, I classify myself as a lover of Bonfire Night, although Christmas wins my top spot hands down.

Ever since I was very young, I and my family would attend the Bonfire Night hosted at my school. A family friend would host a party beforehand and so I’d run around with my friends in their garden with sparklers – which were expressly forbidden on the school ground – until it was time to walk down in the dark to the school field.

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An August in London || Filmmaking and Unicorns

If you know me you’ll know that I adore London. You’ll also know that I adore films (as well as books and the theatre!). Well, luckily for me I had the opportunity to mix those two adorations together and spent a month down in the fogs of London taking part in a practical filmmaking course run by the MET film school.

Not only was this an incredible time in regards to learning about everything to do with filmmaking, but also it meant I could get to know the city a bit better before I made the move down here for Uni: a feat I have now completed! I met some amazing people on this course too, which helped infinitely, and meant that I didn’t spend every evening stuck in my hotel room rotating between Netflix and YouTube. In fact I actually managed to do quite a lot; I saw a few films, a few plays, and a few landmarks whilst I was at it. And naturally I had to record my August spent in London, so here is the result of that. Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think of the video!

The Lake District || A Family Holiday

15 / 7 / 17 – 22 / 7 / 17

Part of my A-Level English Lit. course required researching literary critics to find quotes for essays. Once when I was doing some said research I came across John Muir and a number of his quotes, many of which ended up in my essays. But there was one in particular that I thought was so beautiful although I never really understood personally until this holiday, and that quote was:

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” 

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96 Hours in Paris

9/07/ 17 – 12/ 07/ 17

There’s an unspoken truth about the end of A-Levels: as soon as you and your friends have finished all your exams you pack a bag, board a plane, and head off somewhere exciting. For many that’s to Magaluf or Ibiza – but that’s never really been my kind of thing. So my friend and I instead decided to grab a different ticket and to explore La Ville-Lumière!

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Spoiler Free Baby Driver Review

 

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Back again with another film review for you today, this time it’s all about Edgar Wright’s new film Baby Driver! (I bet you didn’t guess that from the title!)
Although I frustratingly couldn’t see this film on the day it was released I was lucky enough to have a couple of days to let the hype start to settle around this film and fortunately it managed not only to meet this exceptionally high level, but exceeded it. So as soon as I got home from the cinema I sat down with my notebook, splurged all my thoughts down, did a quick little bit of research and recorded this video. I wanted it all to be fresh in my mind – I definitely think the buzz of it still shines through despite having to re-record it because I deleted all of my audio!

However I have reflected a bit more on the film and I have to admit that there was one thing that I had a bit of an issue with and that’s the fact that I wish the film had been a little less male-dominated.

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