Thursday, June 29, 2017
So it was the usual generic storyline, except this one seemed to contain a few too many racist and homophobic jokes for my tastes and fell flato except for a couple of rare moments. Obviously I am not the intended target audience - but I do wonder who is? 1/5.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I get that they were all connected to the river, a place where women went to end their lives or to be killed. I could see where the story was heading to but it just dragged for me. 1/5.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
While I knew a few of the artists, there were a few I had no idea who they were and I did get a bit bored half way through. It seems that all musicians growing up were a bit hyper active and not so good at school - which fits with most musicians I know. 3/5.
Monday, June 26, 2017
Sunday, June 25, 2017
How can it be 23 years since it came out? That blows my mind and my middle aged lady brain has no recollection of when I first saw it, if I went to the cinema or waited until it was on poor peoples tv. I was living in London at the time, and they were my partying years, so there us plenty I don't remember.
So Tom Hanks looks so young and fit and still seems so perfect in the role. Especially when you know he is such a smart and articulate chap in real life, he brings a sense of wisdom and vulnerability to Forrest. The movie still holds up now- a modern classic that is easy to watch over and over. I so wish there was more of this smart intelligent comedy around, instead of the dull formulaic fodder that is being pumped out of Hollywood currently (we watched Pitch Perfect 2) last night.
Friday, June 23, 2017
So it is nice to have a bit of 80s nostalgia tonight. Who needs to go out to have fun?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Amusing to watch even if there was an element of cultural cringe, as Kiwis we all know characters like the ones on the screen. 4/5
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
I always like a good second world War story, and this one was enjoyable although the flow between the historical story and the current storyline was a little bit stilted for me. Still it was filled with lots of strong female characters and windswept Cornwall. 3/5
Monday, June 19, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
So I tackled this one - Centurion, a take of an unlucky Roman in early Britain. After being captured by the Picts and then meeting up with the famous ninth legion, our hero a tough looking Michael Fassbender spends much of the movie running, looking dirty and cold.
It didn't really hold my attention too much, and I had the middle aged lady feeling that I may have seen all or parts of it in the past. 3/5.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Since a young age Carla had an obsession with burials and pet funerals and it is interesting to read about her career working in various departments. I would worry that doing the same job, that the bodies would haunt my dreams too much. That it would be too much sadness day in and day out. 4/5
Monday, June 12, 2017
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Friday, June 09, 2017
I did like this read, and with the grey skies of winter here I loved reading about the warm temperatures and sunshine. 4/5
Tuesday, June 06, 2017
Tonight was a double episode with 48 hours in Budapest and also St Petersburg.
Monday, June 05, 2017
I was just a simple 18 year old when Dirty Dancing came out and went along with a bestie to see it. She may have noticed a tear in my eye as the credits rolled. Since then I have seen it several times, although I think it may have been ten years since I have watched it again.
What was this though - not the original 1987 version, but a 2017 remake - oh no!!! I did watch a bit if it and it was quite the disappointment. It was like a high school reinterpretation of the original. The words and actions there but no magic. Abigail Breslin was not the right choice to play Baby. Although she may have been the right age and have had curls in her hair, she seemed too young and awkward for the role . The guy who played Johnny also seemed outo of place. Although he put on the tight pants and got himself a six pack he had none of the swagger, dance skills or natural bad boyness that Patrick Swayze bought to the role.
Awww I am a bit sad as I'do been looking forward to this one. Still lucky I've got a good book to read. 1/5
Saturday, June 03, 2017
With rumblings of war, a disgruntled uncle and parents who are determined to marry her off Elizabeth senses that change is coming then she meets Aiden a young architects assistant, who has dreams of heading to Canada.
With echoes if Downton Abbey, I still quite enjoyed the book as the character Elizabeth is likable and seems to want more for herself, a future as an artist and to be free to vote and to marry whoever she wants. It is hard to imagine how our own lives may have been so different living a century ago and how much for dom we take for granted. 4/5