Today I’m recommending the film What We Did on Our Holiday. I ended up watching this with my Dad after a friend of his told him to watch it. It’s a good job she demanded that he saw the film as it was incredible. It was funny… it was intriguing… but it was also a well-crafted heart-warming film.
The imdb summary is as follows: Doug and Abi take their kids on a family vacation. Surrounded by relatives, the kids innocently reveal the ins and outs of their family life and many intimate details about their parents. It’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping a big secret under wraps from the rest of the family, their children are their biggest liability.
The film focuses a lot on the relationship between a grandfather and three of his youngest grandchildren. These innocent children find themselves in an unpredictable situation that causes the family to break.
I apologise that my recommendation isn’t the most eloquent or the most adept to actually provoke you to watch this film, but believe me when I say, it’s a film everyone should see at least once in their lives. Trust me. Go and watch it.
If not for the story, go and see this film for the cast: Rosamund Pike, David Tennant, Billy Connolly, Ben Miller, Amelia Bullmore, Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge, Harriet Turnbull, Celia Imrie and Annette Crosbie.
Here’s the trailer:
Thanks, and enjoy!
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.flixster.com/
As you have probably noticed my posts are becoming less frequent and less regular. I’m going to start posting only once a week on this blog. Part of this is because I’m running out of content for you guys and I don’t want to become too repetitive but also as I’m going to have to devote my time to university assignments and a new blog. This new blog is going to follow my media course. If you are interested in checking that out, you can click here. Posts will be starting shortly.
I hope you can stick with me as I lessen my blog’s schedule once again and hopefully in Summer I can start posting three days a week again.
I have a confession… I had never watched any of the Star Wars films until the latter end of December 2015. But… I have managed to watch them through, enjoy them, and force my Dad to take me to the cinema to see the newest in the series: The Force Awakens, which I am recommending now.
However, I will struggle to recommend this film because any Star Wars fan is going to see it and by now has and, those who don’t care aren’t going to have their opinion changed by the 7th film in a series, or by my blog post alone. But I do urge anyone who hasn’t watched any of the films, to go ahead and try them. I used to be like you; uninterested and not bothered… but it will be worth it.
Nows the hard part: trying to rave about the film without spoiling it. Characters – I love the characters: new and, most definitely, old! I think the combination was great. The way and when they introduced these characters was perfect, especially for Luke. I thought that scene was breathtaking and emotional (SPOILER – A great way to end the film, and set us up for the next one). I also love the introduction of the adorable BB-8 droid.
The cast is incredible and includes great names: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Anthony Daniels.
I’ll finish by adding the IMDB synopsis: ‘30 years after the defeat of Darth Vader and the Empire, Rey, a scavenger from the planet Jakku, finds a BB-8 droid that knows the whereabouts of the long lost Luke Skywalker. Rey, as well as a rogue stormtrooper and two smugglers, are thrown into the middle of a battle between the resistance and the daunting legions of the First Order’.
I can’t wait for the next two films!
Thank you for reading,
Disclaimer – I do not own the above image, it is from: http://www.starwars.com/news/star-wars-the-force-awakens-theatrical-poster-first-look-in-theater-exclusives-and-more
‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.’
‘I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.’
‘I’m always amazed that people take what I say seriously. I don’t even take what I am seriously.’
‘There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It’s always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.’
‘I’m not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I’m living on.’
‘I suppose for me as an artist it wasn’t always just about expressing my work; I really wanted, more than anything else, to contribute in some way to the culture that I was living in. It just seemed like a challenge to move it a little bit towards the way I thought it might be interesting to go.’
‘What I do is I write mainly about very personal and rather lonely feelings, and I explore them in a different way each time. You know, what I do is not terribly intellectual. I’m a pop singer for Christ’s sake. As a person, I’m fairly uncomplicated.’
‘I’m just an individual who doesn’t feel that I need to have somebody qualify my work in any particular way. I’m working for me.’
Rest in Peace, David Bowie.
What I’m reading – Lately I’ve been much better getting books finished. I’ve finished the 6th Mortal Instruments book: City of Heavenly Fire. I, then, moved on to Carrie Hope Fletcher’s book: All I Know Now.
What I’m currently reading is Stardust by Neil Gaiman. This book is set in the Victorian era starting in the unusual village called Wall. This village is separated from a whole other world, the land of Faerie, where Tristan, the young protagonist, is from. He finds himself adventuring off into this new land, sent there by his true love Victoria to find a fallen star. There is also a film based on this novel, information for which, I will link here. It is a truly beautiful film with such a wonderful cast.
What I’m watching – I have recently been watching Once Upon A Time Series 1 and 2. I love this show because it has a unique concept: all fairytale characters have been cursed and therefore pulled from their world and dropped into ours. A 28-year-old Emma Swan, daughter of
Snow White and Prince Charming, is the saviour: the only who can break their curse, but only if she believes. It’s a fantastic show.
Other than OUAT, I’ve been watching good ol’ Friends. There’s no use in me explaining that show because if you don’t know it you’ve clearly been living under a rock. However, if you don’t know the show, you should definitely look it up. It’s classic, and fantastic in every way.
What I’m listening to – I have been listening to a lot of Young Guns recently, and I absolutely adore their music. My favourite song of theirs in Bones, I’ll insert the video below.
Other artists and albums I’m listening to in Adele’s newest: 25 and Bryan Adam’s Get Up. Two amazing new albums. Check out Bryan Adam’s songs You Belong to Me and Brand New Day and Adele’s single Hello and the track Miss You from her new album.
What I’m quoting –
‘I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.’ – David Bowie.
‘With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.’
‘You must do the things you think you cannot do.’
‘You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’
‘The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.’
‘We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.’
‘No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.’
‘Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.’
‘It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.’
‘It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.’
‘Friendship with one’s self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.’
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