Not So ‘Fantastic Four’ | Movie Review

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Fantastic Four, is the reboot that had everyone talking from the very moment of its release, but perhaps not for the right reasons.

It has seen nothing but bad reviews, from what I have seen anyway, but I was told by many people that it was sill worth a watch just to get my own opinion of it. For all they knew, I could have liked it. You never know right? Well what I do know is, I didn’t!

When people say ‘The original was better’, usually it is right, but in this case it was such an understatement. I couldn’t even finish the entire movie. Yes. It was that bad.

The cast were not the problem. I would say that that was one of the only things that was right about this film. The main problem was actually in my opinion the script they had to work with. I am sorry but everything from character development, to speech between characters was just terrible. It just didn’t work at all, which was a shame, because of the talent they had working on this project!

Nothing seemed to flow correctly. One minute you are seeing one thing, the next it is  something completely different. Huh? What? Even the change in personality for certain characters was too jumpy between scenes and for some unknown reason, friendships grew just like that, and in a matter of seconds a problem could be resolved. It didn’t make sense to me!

I hate talking bad of movies but I had to be honest. I couldn’t get into it at all. It was seriously frustrating to me. I was truly hoping I would like it despite what I have heard. Sorry Miles Teller. I still love you!

Lonely Girl Awards Fantastic Four: 1 / 5 Happy Faces

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Reasons To Watch ‘Amy’ | Movie Monday

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Remembering The Legend That Was Amy Winehouse:

This movie really does her justice and is the perfect way to honor one of the greatest musical artist of our generation. It shows her for who she really was, a true talent who was taken by the very music she made.

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It’s Brutally Honest:

I think it is safe to say, we have all heard about the life of a celebrity, and people like paparazzi can be a pressure to them, but none more so, than Amy, and this manages to show her struggle as a celebrity. We see her being harassed by people trying to just get a story out of her, and people, such as loved ones, taking advantage of her fame. All these factors come together to see a change in attitude and the way she acted. I never knew just how bad it was for her until this.

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Her Humor Is One Of A Kind:

Amy Winehouse had such a unique sense of humor which really resonated well with the audience. Sometimes inappropriate, but always meaning well, it is hard not to love her and the things she said.

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The Deeper Meaning To Her Music:

I always knew there was something special about the music she made, little did I know just how real and special it was for her. Practically every song is written by her, and highlights well, just how she is feelings at a certain moment in time. All of her experiences are turned into something which can be seen as therapeutic for her, and is then loved by the rest of us. She deserved the awards she won, and the look on her face when she didn’t expect to win.

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You Will Be emotionally drained, but that’s ok:

There are times where it is ok to laugh, and others where you just can’t help but shed a tear (more like bawl your eyes out). It is truly one of the most powerful and heartbreaking things I have ever seen, and you really see her journey as part of a roller coaster of emotion. Everyone has to see this!

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Amy Winehouse will forever be one of the greatest singers we have had the pleasure to listen to!

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Movie Monday – ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Review

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As part of my families yearly tradition to go to the Cinema on New Years Eve, me and my mom went to see not just mine, but many other people’s most anticipated movie of the year, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As soon as the opening titles began rolling, and the theme tune to the movie came on, my excitement was beyond my control. It felt just like the first time I actually watched any of the movies, and the moment I knew that I was completely in love with the franchise.

I went into the movie having already made certain expectations about how I think it will go. I knew it would be good, but never thought that it would be anywhere near as good as it actually ended up being. Don’t get me wrong, it is definitely not on the same par and level as episodes 4, 5 and 6, but let’s be honest, nothing could be, it is still a lot better than the prequels could ever be.

Something I really loved about this movie, was how we get the chance to meet with some old and well loved friend’s as well as some newer faces. This along with some very familiar elements which were added to the story line, really evoked the feeling of nostalgia. This is great for fans of the franchise, as it let’s the movies all come together as one true story which all flow into each other well. Also, it adds more depth to what we already know, and hints to what might be to come.

Our two leads, Rey and Finn, made for a great new edition to the movies, and to me, seemed like a mixture of many previous characters all put together. For example, Rey reminded me very much of Luke Skywalker when he was younger, however, later on in the movie it becomes evident as to why. Anyway, the chemistry between the two of them was awesome to see and made for a much more enjoyable performance, as their friendship seemed real.

The action within the movie was executed so well, and really stuck to the style of the franchise. The effects and the dialogue used fit these moments almost perfectly.

It was AWESOME! Even my mom ended up enjoying it, and that is really saying something.

With appearances from the likes of Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher and even Mark Hamill, as well as a few twists that may have you on the edge of your seat, or even possibly break you a little, this is a movie not to miss.

(This was originally posted on my other blog, however I have decided to put them all on this one so it is easier for me)

Book Club Tuesday | ‘Staying Strong 365 Days A Year’ Review

staying-strongTitle: Staying Strong 365 Days A Year

Author: Demi Lovato

Publisher: Headline

‘Demi Lovato wakes up each morning and affirms her commitment to herself—to her health, her happiness, her being. Those commitments are the bedrock of her recovery and her work helping other young people dealing with the issues she lives with every single day.

Demi is a platinum-selling recording artist whose latest album—DEMI—is already a smash hit. She’s about to embark on her second season as a judge on X-Factor, and just launched The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program. And she is an outspoken advocate for young people everywhere.

Demi is also a young woman finding her way in the world. She has dealt deftly with her struggles in the face of public scrutiny, and she has always relied, not just on friends and family, but daily affirmations of her self-worth and value. Affirmations that steady her days and strengthen her resolve.

Those affirmations have grown into STAYING STRONG, a powerful 365-day collection of Demi’s most powerful, honest, and hopeful insights. Each day will provide the readers with a quote, a personal reflection and a goal.

These are Demi’s words. Words she lives by and shares with the people she loves and total strangers alike. They are a powerful testament to a young woman standing up and fighting back.’

A few years ago, I woke up Christmas Day to find this little jem hiding underneath, what can only be described as a mound of presents. Unfortunately, at the time, I had no idea it was going to be a hardcover, so I, in a rush of excitement, accidentally ripped part of the dust jacket along with the wrapping paper.

At the time, I didn’t think it was going to be my type of book, but I actually ended up loving it, a lot. To date, I have actually read the book through twice. I think it is safe to say, this is the book which encouraged me to expand and embrace a wider reading scope, and begin to read more non fiction.

As well as being a new form of reading for me to look into, it also served its original purpose, which is to help gain that little bit more confidence. For a long time now I have been suffering with anxiety, as well as being insecure in myself, but when I first picked up this book, I instantly felt empowered and a bit stronger, especially in myself.

What I really loved about this particular book, was how it manages to incorporate quotes, along with goals to make the reader think and influence action for a person’s own life. It is a different way of looking at how to deal with the problems we may be facing on a day to day basis. As Demi herself has been through similar things, it makes it easier to understand because she has been there, and her advice is therefore more real. 

I cannot recommend this book enough. It never gets old and all you need to read is a page a day, because it goes by the day. It is helpful and a fun read.

Lonely Girl Awards Staying Strong 365 Days A Year: 5 / 5 Happy Faces