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Less of a Marvel

Published August 31, 2019

Less of a Marvel

Some of the recent Marvel news that has been filtering out of Hollywood has made me feel like this is a film series I just don’t want to follow anymore. Combine that with how much I didn’t enjoy the two-part Infinity War and Endgame story, and I was losing interest by the second. I was confident that every single film that went by was getting lower and lower scores from me and that it was all going to hell in a handbasket.

Billy Ocean by Billy Ocean

Published August 31, 2019

Billy Ocean by Billy Ocean

This is just a solid Billy Ocean album. If you like his style, old school R&B, then you’ll like the album, and I really do. There’s some standout tracks, obviously the single Love really Hurts Without You, and some that don’t quite age as well as you’d hope. Any song that talks about little girls doesn’t work anymore, even if it doesn’t mean what it sounds like it means.

Lover by Taylor Swift

Published August 31, 2019

Lover by Taylor Swift

Took a little while to get my head around this one, after the bitterness of Reputation. The first track is something of a similar vibe and I was worried we were going to be in for another hour of ranting at the enemy. Thankfully, Taylor seems to have mellowed a little, and this album is much more like 1989.

A League of Their Own

Published August 30, 2019

A League of Their Own

It took me a long time to get round to watching this film, despite the fact Mr C has been saying how good it is for many years. I think it might be because Madonna is in it, and, for whatever reason, that was putting me off. Never mind though, because I’ve watched it now and oh my god, I loved it. I really think it has shot up to be one of my favourite films. The women are all brilliant, the relationships interesting, the situation stressful and competitive and sporting and sad and overwhelming all in equal measure.

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Published August 26, 2019

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Loved this! From start to finish it was brilliant. Funny, good story and a legitimate spy action thriller underneath it all. I didn’t even see the twist coming, although probably should have done. Loved the relationship between Kunis and McKinnon and how it evolved and eventually got closer.

License to Drive

Published August 25, 2019

License to Drive

It was a weird one. Couldn’t quite place the tone of it, and so many odd things were happening. And I didn’t really get the Les character at all, he was kind of annoying, didn’t have much of a personality, and clearly didn’t want to be a bad kid - either go rogue or don’t kiddo, otherwise don’t waste my time.

There's Something About Mary

Published August 25, 2019

There's Something About Mary

I’ve seen this once or twice before when I was younger, and I vaguely remembered it being one of those movies that is full of cringeworthy moments. They’re not really our thing anymore. But we got it in a bundle of movies and thought it was worth a shot. It wasn’t. Just not funny. Twenty minute rule very much in effect.

The point of history

Published August 25, 2019

The point of history

Stumbled across this beauty on my Jurassic Coast travels. The Geoneedle features many different types of rock to commemorate just how much history is on display in the area. From the National Trust page: The Geoneedle at Orcombe Point is an impressive landmark constructed of the various rock types found along the World Heritage coastline. It was commissioned from public artist, sculptor and designer Michael Fairfax to commemorate the opening of the World Heritage Site and was unveiled by HRH the Prince of Wales in 2002.

Jurassic world

Published August 25, 2019

Jurassic world

Had to get the National Parks badge on my Apple Watch, so where better to go for a bit-more-than-a-stroll than the Jurassic Coast?

Basic Instinct

Published August 24, 2019

Basic Instinct

Quite liked this one, although I did think it went on a bit. I liked the whodunit at the heart of it, the mystery and the guessing game of who could possibly have done such terrible things. I wasn’t convinced by Michael Douglas’ off-the-rails cop and how quickly he fell for this woman. As if his job means literally nothing to him, he didn’t even think twice.