Month: May 2018

I Am Not a Witch (Film) Review

Or: Witches be cray. We round out May-hem Month with this beauty from Rungano Nyoni, Zambian-born turned Welsh national and first time film maker. I don’t know how Jill feels about this one yet but I can certainly say this may be the jewel in the crown as far as this month is concerned, and it’s been a pretty eclectic month. I Am Not … Read More I Am Not a Witch (Film) Review

Life of the Party

Life of the Party (2018) Directed by: Ben Falcone Starring: Debby Ryan, Melissa McCarthy, Gillian Jacobs, Luke Benward IMDB Synopsis After her husband abruptly asks for a divorce, a middle-aged mother returns to college in order to complete her degree. Where: Odeon, Brighton When: Friday 11th May Who with: Alone Snacks: I can’t remember *Beware spoilers* Melissa McCarthy is the best human on the planet, isn’t she? I’m quite sure … Read More Life of the Party

A History of Silence

The other week was Mental Health Awareness Week and I had planned to post this then as a celebration of my own mental struggles – but of course I never got the time/had the energy to sit down and polish off the right words. I do think it’s great that this week is marked in the calendar and that it prompts so many valuable … Read More A History of Silence

Tully

Tully (2018) Directed by: Jason Reitman Starring: Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Ron Livingston IMDB Synopsis A mother of three hires a night nanny to help with her newborn. Where: Duke’s @ Komedia When: Monday 7th May Who with: Alone Snacks: Cawston Press Rhubarb, homemade fish finger sandwich from home *Beware spoilers* *Like, seriously – be careful* *Don’t say you haven’t been warned!* My Review Ah, Tully. It’s been a … Read More Tully

The Transfiguration (Film) Review

Love, loss and vampires? Where do we sign, right? *Spoilers* The Transfiguration (2016) IMDB Synopsis When troubled teen Milo, who has a fascination with vampire lore, meets the equally alienated Sophie, the two form a bond that begins to blur Milo’s fantasy into reality. My Review Milo (Eric Ruffin) is a weirdo, sorry but there it is. A loner in a lonely world, he … Read More The Transfiguration (Film) Review

Smental

So much for Motivated May, eh? I had all these plans to keep the posts flowing throughout Mental Health Awareness Week and then… I couldn’t muster the energy. Instead I had a very chilled week, mainlined Safe on Netflix and spent time with my beloved. Which sometimes is all the self-care you need. MHAW was a busy one at work though with workshops every … Read More Smental

Office (Film) Review

May-hem month seems to be leaning towards Asia Extreme movies so far and I for one am here for it. While this week’s pick is nowhere near as bat shit crazy as the last, it’s still pretty out there in terms of premise and delivery. There’s a strong moral to the movie too which I’ll address but for now, my thoughts. *Spoilers* Office (2015) … Read More Office (Film) Review

Watching Girls Go By

I feel like I spend most of my summer months obsessively people watching. Watching girls to be precise. I can take or leave men in summer or any month of the year – but women in the sunshine are something else. The best outfits come out in the Spring as we tiptoe cautiously into the warmer months and I start to think about all … Read More Watching Girls Go By

The Strangers: Prey at Night

The Strangers: Prey at Night (2018) Directed by: Johannes Roberts Starring: Christina Hendricks, Bailee Madison, Martin Henderson  IMDB Synopsis A family of four staying at a secluded mobile home park for the night are stalked and then hunted by three masked psychopaths. Where: Odeon Brighton When: Sunday 6th May Who with: Alone Snacks: Leftover strawberry laces *Minor spoilers* My Review I really didn’t gel with The Strangers … Read More The Strangers: Prey at Night

I Feel Pretty

I Feel Pretty (2018) Directed by: Abby Kohn, Marc Silverstein Starring: Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski IMDB Synopsis A woman struggling with insecurity wakes from a fall believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman on the planet. Her new confidence empowers her to live fearlessly, but what happens when she realizes her appearance never changed? Where: Odeon Brighton When: Sunday 6th … Read More I Feel Pretty

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018) Directed by: Mike Newell Starring: Lily James, Michiel Huisman, Matthew Goode, Katherine Parkinson, Penelope Wilton IMDB Synopsis A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II, when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war. Where: Odeon Brighton When: Monday 30th … Read More The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo and many more IMDB Synopsis The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Where: Odeon Brighton When: Saturday 28th April Snacks: Popcorn … Read More Avengers: Infinity War