Tuesday, 25 November 2014

if we burn, you burn with us!

SPOILERS!! I repeat SPOILERS!! If you haven't seen or read Mockingjay yet and would like to keep yourself spoiler free...then go and do it and then come back and read this post!

For once I have actually written a plan for this post instead of writing whatever comes to my mind because I feel like there was so much in the film I loved that should get mentioned...and I bet I still forget something!

So as I said in the first paragraph Mockingjay! I finally saw it last night and I was so pleased with the film, I have only read each of the books once but Mockingjay was definitely my favourite of the three...although it has been a while since I read the book so I can't 100% remember everything but I completely loved the film!

PEETA! seriously Josh Hutcherson I swear you are a crazy good actor...the way he managed to play tortured/hijacked Peeta so well was amazing! Like I know all the weight loss and that was cgi but to make it so convincing it was amazing! I honestly felt so bad for Peeta the whole time because I just knew he was in the process of being hijacked and when he heard Katniss singing the hanging tree and started saying 'Katniss, is that you?' He sort of looked to the side of the camera and I have this feeling that there were peacekeepers there threatening him to carry on talking and I am so glad he got out of the Capitol!!

Another person who I just felt so much pain for was Finnick...it was such a change for his character and I think Sam Claflin was amazing in showing this side of him. In catching fire he had to be the person Snow wanted him to be, but in this you see who he truly is, a hurt boy who has been forced into such horrible things and only wanted one thing and that was Annie....I am telling you I am not ready for part 2 because we all know what happens!

The beginning was one of my favourite parts, where Katniss is repeating what is real to her...because when I read it in the book I just expected her to be staying it normally and for the film to portray her rocking while repeating these things really shows how much she is hurting and what she is going through.

There was a tiny part that really stood out to me for some reason which was when President Snow was doing the broadcast saying that anything to do with the Mockingjay was an act of treason and then the camera goes to Snow's granddaughter who is taking out her braid/plait...like his own granddaughter is scared to wear her hair a certain way because of what he might do to her...it is actually quite scary!

Another favourite part of mine was The Hanging Tree, when I read the book I really couldn't put a tune to the song but when I heard it I just knew it was utterly perfect! The scene was such a memorable one because when it starts off with Katniss singing it you see everybody's facial expressions when they are listening to the lyrics and then cutting to the group of people singing it was so moving! Also when they cut into the broadcast and Peeta heard Katniss' voice, you could just see a second of hope in his eyes and then (as I saw on a tumblr post) when the line 'a dead man called out for his love to flee' and then he warned them about the bombings made everything so emotional because he is in the Capitol being tortured and still would do anything to save her!

Mockingjay made you see a completely different side to Haymitch and Effie because with the other two films they have been hidden behind alcohol and Capitol make-up, and seeing a sober and natural side to both of them shows that they don't need to cover themselves up to make their characters something!

You know how in Catching Fire every single word Johanna said was complete and utter fabulous...in this film she was in it for about five seconds and had no lines but managed to make it so memorable, just her facial expressions make everything!

As I said before Mockingjay was my favourite book out of the three mainly to do with the whole revolution storyline instead of the actual games, so the two major revolution points (without Katniss) in the film were amazing! First of all in district 7 when the peace keepers were marching people into the forest I remember seeing in the trailer them shooting and thought it was a trap until I heard the whistle which made me extremely happy and the whole 'if we burn, you burn with us line' because it shows that people are totally behind Katniss...also with the dam when the people are singing The Hanging Tree and are fighting to get through the peacekeepers just to take it down and were willing to die just makes me so emotional!

The one thing I was looking forward to and I don't know why was when Katniss and and Peeta finally see each other again because when I read it I remember thinking 'he did what???' because it was just so shocking and to actually see that shows the hijacking instead of just trying to imagine what he was like.

I have so many emotions about the next part, I'm excited but I am also dreading it! Obviously I am excited because I finally get to see the next part of the book being put on screen and to have Peeta slowly remember who Katniss is. But I am also dreading it because Finnick and Prim...like they are the most fragile and innocent characters and all they want is to be happy and they are so sweet and they don't deserve what happens!


Tuesday, 11 November 2014


so yesterday I finished season 1 of pretty little liars...probably the longest it's taken me to watch a season of something, seeing as I originally started when it first came out..back in 2010! But recently started rewatching as I stopped sometime during season 1 the first time I watched it.

If you don't know the plot, it centres around a group of 5 girls, it starts with Alison's body being found, which brings the other 4 back together to try and figure out who killed Alison while they are being sent texts from a mysterious person 'A' who seems to know stuff about them that only Alison knew..

and the one thing I forgot was how much I shipped Ezria...obviously I'm not saying you should all go and start a relationship with your English teacher, just that in this fictional sense, it works. (I have seen some season 4 spoilers..so I know some stuff about Ezra and his actual agenda) and even though I know that stuff I still ship it...because although it started out different to how we think, it started something beautiful and I truly think they are a lovely couple!

I am just completely in love with the story line and the whole A situation...and you would think that you wouldn't be able to stretch the story for so long, but there are so many different stories that are brought up from the past which make it so hard not to watch! 

I highly recommend you start watching this as soon as possible because it's such a great story line, such good actors and will have you hooked!


Sunday, 9 November 2014

billy and me

Giovanna Fletcher is a fantastic writer!! I cannot begin to explain how amazing Billy and Me is, like it shocked me that I hadn't read it sooner!

I doubt this post will be very long as I am currently not sure what to do with myself because it's too early to sleep but also I don't really have anything to do..

but Billy and Me!! gosh if you are reading this please go and read the book, it had the perfect amount of romance, comedy and heartbreak...I read it with either a goofy smile across my face, laughing or with tears streaming down my face...and the story is just one of the most amazing things I have ever read so yeah please go and read!!

Also I recently watched Ravenswood (a spin off from pretty little liars...don't ask me why I decided to watch the spin off first) but it was super good and definitely not what I was expecting...but I have become obsessed with a song that was in the first episode which is the one that got away by the civil wars and I can't even explain how good it is..but do you know when you first hear a song and instantly fall in love?? that is exactly what happened...so you should go listen to it, you may like it!!


Saturday, 8 November 2014

Friday night

for once on a Friday..I actually left my house!!

normally Friday nights for me consist of not much, just convincing myself I'm going to stay up really late because I don't need to be up early the next day, when in reality I end up sitting in bed thinking 'I'll just stay up to watch Graham Norton' and then fall asleep by 10!

but this week my sister got four tickets to see Catchphrase being filmed at the Maidstone Television Studios, which was so good! I must admit I don't really watch Catchphrase but to be watching a television show being filmed is something I've always loved to do!

Also Catchphrase is hosted by Stephen Mulhern, who I have loved since he was doing silly little shows on CITV, which I'm sure at one point I was probably too old to be watching! and I got to meet him (as below in the picture..I am the one on the right).


Thursday, 6 November 2014

love, Rosie.

I finally saw love, Rosie.

when the trailer first came out I had no idea of the story..it was only after my best friend told me to read the book (where rainbows end by Cecelia Ahern) which is what the film was based on that I fully fell in love.

I ordered it online so it wasn't until it got to my house I realised that it was actually quite a long book...which I assumed would take me a while to get through, but as soon as a started reading it I was hooked and it took me just under two days to finish it. 

I was completely hooked on the story, the fact that Alex and Rosie had known each other for so long and were obviously perfect for each other but all the obstacles that got in their way made me want to read on because I was constantly thinking 'will they finally admit they're in love yet??'

So once I had finished reading I just couldn't wait to see the film, seeing one of my favourite books made into a film is literally the best, and I thought Lily Collins and Sam Claflin made the perfect Alex and Rosie!

and after waiting months I finally saw it yesterday afternoon and obviously the book was better..like it's kind of a long winded story so it would've been nearly impossible to get the whole story into a film, but I must say I was so happy with the film..if you had seen it without reading the book it would seem absolutely perfect, it captured the 'will they won't they' story so well!

They did miss a few bits from the book like where was Rosie's sister? But they also made the stories fit so well and I really loved the films ending compared to the book...like when I read it obviously it was great but then at the end of the film it clarifies what actually happens between Alex & Rosie!

oh and can I just say Sam Claflin was the most perfect Alex Stewart...he played him so well and literally broke my heart from the start and just proves why he is such a fabulous actor!!

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