So the JOKER trailer dropped this weekend, I can’t stop watching it, it’s going to be incredible. I can already tell, you know when you just feel the whole vibe of the movie before you’ve even seen it…. I can’t wait!

Joaquin is gonna kill it.

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It’s Coming Home…

My consistency with posting is lacking entirely.

Last night I went to go and see Annabelle Comes Home and I guess I’m inspired to write about it? I loved it. Put James Wan’s name and tell me the film is in The Conjuring universe and I’m all over it. James Wan is one of my ultimate favourite directors, with films under his belt such as, Saw, The Conjuring, Insidious, Lights out, Annabelle and Aquaman, how can I not be fan of his work? His horror movie vibe is SO my dream horror vibe. I feel like he has been wandering around my brain and took all my favourite things and combined them in to dope ass movies.
Annabelle Comes Home is the third in the Annabelle movies so far and 100% the best out of the three!

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As a movie franchise goes on and more films drop under the same title, you kinda just expect that they’re going to get worse. Like, okay, they’re milking this a bit now but I’m going to watch it anyway. Not in this case. This one was my favourite from the three Annabelle movies, it felt more like The Conjuring (which is probably one of my ultimate favourite movies in general.)

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Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga’s on screen relationship as Ed and Lorraine Warren is so convincing, they are such good as a couple, they’re just so believable and their chemistry is incredible. Then there’s McKenna Grace, who plays their daughter Judy. You’ll recognise her from The Haunting of Hill House and as young Sabrina in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. She’s only 13 and already has some great acting credits. Annabelle Comes Home follows the story of the Annabelle doll once the Warrens have her in their possession. Judy’s babysitter’s friend ends up crashing their girls night in while Ed and Lorraine are away and her curiosity gets the better of her, she ignores every single danger sign, do not touch sign, locked door and warning, unlocks Annabelle’s glass case and then from there on out you just know everyone in the Warren house is now screwed.

If you like any of the films in The Conjuring Universe then go and see this, don’t let the fact it’s the third one so far ruin your expectations, it’s honestly really good! I’m definitely going to be up all night googling the Warren cases that were mentioned in the film and investigate them myself.

 

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It’s also been over a week now since I went to see Midsommer, I still think about the movie as a whole every now and again to see if I’ve processed it yet, it was not what I expected at all. Midsommer is by Ari Aster, who also directed Hereditary, which I loved. I’m sure I wrote a previous post on it actually, maybe go check that out after this one. With Midsommer I was expecting a very Manson family-esque / Wickerman / Green inferno with vibes of mother! mash up. I got it totally wrong. Every article or rating I read for Midsommer, went on about how scary it was. So I was mega excited to see it. My friend who’s obsessed with films as much as me wouldn’t come to see it with me because he’s not that into horror and I love it so he didn’t want to watch it with me because i’d just laugh at him. I finally corrupted a work friend to come with me after work one night. She said thats the last time she would go and see a film that I’ve chosen after watching that. Hahahahah. That’s how weird it was. I don’t want to say much because I really want everyone to see it to just understand how weird it was.

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Okay so yes it was weird but it was also beautifully shot. There was probably one second of slight gore. Watching some of the cult-esque scenes, I was howling. Actually laughing out loud. I was so shocked by what was happening in a couple of scenes I was just in bits, you know when you’re just like. NO. No way. What on Earth????? That was me. I was puzzled by the end of it. when I left the cinema i wasn’t sure exactly what I had just spent two and a half hours watching. I can appreciate it now, a week later. Even though I probably won’t ever watch it again.

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Will Poulters character was killing me, especially when he was tripping, haaaaard. Florence Pugh though, was incredible. I’ve never seen her in anything before and I just thought she was so amazing, her character is pretty messed up after going through some traumatic stuff, she just completely killed it and looked so beautiful in the flower dress in the last scene.

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oh and I almost forgot, how I almost forgot this I do not know, but Spider-man Far From Home was so good, I loved it. I remember being reluctant to see Tom Holland as Spider-man, when he was first announced to be the next Peter Parker. I just loved Andrew Garfield and The Amazing Spider-man movies so much, I wasn’t ready for a whole new concept. ( I also loved Toby Maguire before that.) But Tom Holland really is just perfect as Spider-man, I read that Stan Lee said that Tom embodied Spider-man, after watching Far From Home, I agree. No shade to the others at all, never would I do such a thing to any spider-man, ever. I have had a crush on him since about 1994 so I guess I don’t care who’s under the mask really.  But no, Tom is incredible, the new movie is incredible, I love Zendaya as MJ and how MJ isn’t your typical girly girl in these movies, Jake Gyllenhaal is obviously also incredible as Mysterio. I mean I am secretly in some Jake Gyllenhaal fan club in my mind, if Jake is in any film, I’ll watch it because I just know he’s an incredible actor and only does incredible projects. I’m sat laughing at myself right now, see, made up Jakey G fan club. I’m just kinda mad at myself that I didn’t know they filmed a lot in London and I somehow didn’t get to be an extra. Bummer.

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This post has kinda turned into a catch up with Charlie post, so while I’m here…A couple of Netflix recommendations, I’ve recently binged Dead To Me, I could have done it all in one night it was that good, but a girl gotta sleep, you know. I absolutely loved this series, as every episode ended I just had to watch the next. It was really addictive.
Jen meets Judy at a support group after her husband is killed in a hit and run, they become best friends, Jen is obsessed with finding the person who killed him and now Judy is along for the ride. This light hearted comedy will have you hooked by the end of episode one, trust me!

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I recently finished watching What If, starring Renee Zellweger and Jane Levy. (From Evil Dead and Don’t Breathe.) I loved her in both of those movies so I was all in for watching this. What if is about scientist Lisa who is close to creating a breakthrough treatment that will save millions of dying children, she just needs the funding. In steps Anne Montgomery, well known for being a big shark, she’s extremely wealthy and offers to fund Lisa’s company Emigen. But there’s a catch, she wants to spend the night with Lisa’s husband…
Anne Montgomery was such a mystery I was just dying to continue watching to figure out what her game was. Really, really, really good. Definitely add this series to your watch list.

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Movie of the Week…

I’ve decided to start a movie of the week post. It could be new, it could be old. It’s going to be posted on a Sunday and will be the best thing I’ve watched all week.

My first movie of the week is one of my all time, ultimate favourite movies.

THE CRAFT. 1996. 

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“We are the weirdos, mister.”

Three Steps to Help Save The Planet…

Okay guys, a bit of a different subject today, but it is something that I think we could all improve if we all just did these tiny things, 3 simple steps to help save our planet. A lot of you do not care and that shows, it’s really easy to do, just change these three things in your life and you are contributing to a cleaner planet, here are my three suggestions, they are all very small and simple changes that could kick start you off on making a positive change towards saving our planet and the animals which we are destroying.

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1- Bamboo Toothbrushes.
Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, they are just as affective as using a bog standard, classic plastic one. Bamboo toothbrushes are eco-friendly and biodegradable, this means that when you’re done with your toothbrush and ready to buy a fresh one, you can literally just go bury it in the garden and it will decompose (cut the bristles off first as they are not biodegradable) Rather than your plastic one joining millions of others out there forming an zombie toothbrush army, possibly winding up in the ocean where marine animals can mistake them for food, which yeah, could potentially kill them if they manage to swallow one. You’re a fish killer.

Thats just one place your old toothbrush could end up, majority end up in land fill sites where it takes 400 years to decompose, FOUR HUNDRED YEARS. I don’t know exactly how thats a known fact because clearly no-one has been around for that long but yeah, 400. Not only that but they also release chemicals into the air. (yay more pollution, not.) I started buying bamboo toothbrushes over a year ago and I have not looked back! In fact, this year for Christmas, Everyones getting a bamboo toothbrush!!!
Mine is from the Co-op, it has blue bristles and is cute as hell, but you can buy a wide variety on the internet.

Heres a link to amazon, they have hundreds.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=bamboo+toothbrush&ref=nb_sb_noss

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2- Paper straws.
Okay so we have all kind of been forced into this one, which i am totally not complaining about. (if you are still complaining…delete me.) I have not got time for people who moan about how crappy paper straws are, I mean yeah, they aren’t that great from fast food places etc, but that because they’re out there buying the cheapest ones in bulk, regardless of the quality. You can still sip on your drink cant you? Yep, thats the straws job done, no matter how soggy.
BUT GUESS WHAT, you can go out and BUY a reusable hard plastic one, or Aluminium ones, just pop one in your bag and off you go, no soggy straw drama here!!!!

I honesty right now, in my backpack have a whole pack of paper straws that i got from Tesco. (I’m currently whitening my teeth so I’m drinking every single drink i have through a straw. So i carry these around just incase I go somewhere and they do not have a straw for me to use.) They’re not the worst quality either. I got a drink form Mcdonald’s the other day and it was the first time I had a paper straw from there, I must admit it wasn’t great, but hey I’m still not complaining! I recently read *quote gov.co.uk* “It is estimated there are over 150 million tonnes of plastic in the world’s oceans and every year one million birds and over 100,000 sea mammals die from eating and getting tangled in plastic waste. A recent report estimates that plastic in the sea is set to treble by 2025.”

Come on guys, quit your moaning, sort your life out, save the animals and the planet.
Personally I am dying to get my hands on Jeffree star’s reusable straws, but they keep selling out.
Alternatively you can get some here, again from amazon.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ouway-Stainless-Reusable-Drinking-Milkshake/dp/B077RV5VY1/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=aluminium+straws&qid=1555764334&s=gateway&sr=8-1

 

 

3- Canvas bags.
Another one we were all kinda forced into over here in the UK. Plastic bags while shopping are now 5p or 10p, the aim is to make you use less bags, again putting less plastic waste into the environment. I love turtles, seriously they are too cute, did you know that 30% of the world’s turtles have now ingested plastic debris, thats not including any other sea creatures, that is only turtles. Can you imagine how many animals have ingested plastic, its disgusting and needs to stop.
I must admit, i am not great at this one, but i do try! I have a whole collection of canvas tote bags, i just don’t always have one on me… i need to try harder with this one. 

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Primark have a whole bunch of canvas bags you can purchase, with loads of different designs on. I even have a little french bulldog one that folds up into a little square and stays neat in your bag. You can honestly get canvas bags everywhere, even bands sell them on tour as merchandise these days, I actually have a Lady Gaga one and a Bring Me The Horizon one. 

Heres a whole range of canvas bags, price range between £3 and £5. They don’t need to be anything special, just have one in your bag, handy and ready to go, you can put them in the washing machine and use them over and over.
If you’re going to do it for anyone, do it for the turtles.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Westford-Mill-Canvas-Colours-Printing/dp/B00BM329VM/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=canvas+tote+bag&qid=1555764631&s=gateway&sr=8-5

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These are just three simple steps, they’re all cheap and will help towards saving the planet, they may seem like tiny things and you might think that nothing will change by you doing these things, but if we all did these three things, we could make a difference. Theres so many other things you could do to help save our planet.
I’ll let you figure the rest our for your self.

Theres so many other products you could buy and reuse, simple things that we probably all have a few of anyway are reusable coffee cups, I think I have about 10. Most shops that serve coffee, sell reusable cups these days, from Starbucks to Greggs. I did a little search online to see what else there was out there and i found reusable dog poo bags! (you put the dog poo in the toilet then wash the bag I guess.) Theres even reusable period pads… I mean, I’m not sold on that idea, but if you’re going all out then go for it. 

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