Category: Movies

Recently watched: Maleficent. “Magnificent Maleficent!”

Last week Saturday, I came back from Portugal with my sister which was my best holiday ever and it was back to my weekly commitments. One commitment in particular that I gain bundles of rewards from is Mentoring young people whom are Looked After in Care.

So I decided to surprise my Mentee by going and taking her to watch the film Maleficent which she said she wanted to see and I wanted to see it to due to Angelina Jolie starring in it.

When we left the cinema, all we could say was Wow, Wow, Wow. We left feeling so enchanted. The graphics were amazing and the storyline was consistent and moralistic.

The movie which is a spinoff of Disney’s classic, Sleeping Beauty tells the story of Sleeping Beauty’s fairy godmother whom is in fact Maleficent. We are shown Maleficent from her child hood up until she becomes Sleep Beauty’s evil fairy godmother. The film explains the steps as to why Maleficent became so cold and heartless which was unfortunately due to her childhood sweethearts deception, removing her wings whilst she was asleep in order to become King and creating his own family in spite of her love for him.

Maleficent goes to see the blessing of her childhood sweetheart, Stephen’s only child, Aurora, AKA Sleeping Beauty for herself after being informed by a bird whom she uses throughout the film to be her “wings” to spy on the plans of Stephen and becomes so enraged and angry that she casts a spell for the child to fall a sleep on her 16th birthday after pricking her finger with a spindle wheel. The only thing that she cursed could break the spell was the kiss of true love. I won’t spoil the ending for you because it really is a must see movie.

This curse and hatred brought out the moral of the story which I explained to my Mentee, which is that people are not born evil or cold, something traumatising usually has happened to them which makes them have no empathy or care to others because they feel that they were not treated with care and empathy. There is the other option which is where the person may choose to grow from the experience and make sure that they give the care and empathy that they truly desired to others but in this movie they have given an example of the latter.

An action packed, magical story which kept us on the edge of our seat waiting to see what happened next starring Angelina Jolie as Maleficent who is a fantastic actress in general and plays this role superbly.

 

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Gone but not forgotten: R.I.P Paul Walker

I am extremely shocked to hear of the death of the very talented and extremely sexy Paul Walker. I fell in love with him when I first clocked eyes on him in She’s All That and then later looked forward to The Fast & The Furious for none other than him. I’m deeply upset that it officially means I will never get the chance to show him my undying love.

May your body, spirit & soul be forever rested x

Recently watched: Baggage Claim

I recently watched Baggage Claim starring sexy Paula Patton, Jill Scott, Taye Diggs, Tia Mowry, Adam Brody, Christina Milian, Lauren London & Trey Songs. This movie is about a lady feeling pressured to hurry up and find a husband due to her pushy mother and her peers who are all Married with kids.

This movie touched on a subject that most women I know have felt or are feeling at this very moment in time, the pressure to settle down.

The main character played by Paula Patton finds herself on a mission to find herself a husband in time for her little sisters wedding in just 30 days. Whilst Patton desperately struggles to complete this mission, even covering old grown with past lovers, to her surprise she ends up with a proposition from her childhood, best friend whom lives just across the hall from her in her apartment.

The movie is a little predictable but the moral is quite inspiring. Just as Patton stopped looking for love and decided that she needs to focus on herself, love came running to her.

Sometimes you don’t have to look too far to find the very thing your looking for because it may just be in front of you.

Good performance from singer turned actress, Jill Scott. A romantic & funny movie.

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Sexy Mother….

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So as I sat and watched The Expendables, it got me thinking that I needed to share with you a tribute to one of the loves of my life (imaginary). Jason Statham. Jason is one of England’s best actors to date. He has such a masculine exterior, a presence of control, directness and totally epitomizes the phrase tall, dark and handsome plus he’s a total sweetheart. I have been hooked on Jason and a fan of his work ever since I saw him in the film Crank.

When I think of Jason the title of this Prince song comes to mind….

Recently watched: SpringBreakers

So I just watched this movie yesterday with my sister. Where do I begin?! Well the movie took a good while to start off the storyline, which was becoming increasingly annoying but once it started, it was not what we expected. As per usual, me and my sister try to second guess what will happen next and it appeared most of the time we were wrong which I liked because predictability is quite boring. It was actually quite funny, maybe for the wrong reasons lol but we had a couple of laughs. We loved the Britney Spears tribute which was played and sung during a slow motion robbing. Gotta love good old Britney. A classic moment for sure! Definitely a guys movie & you will see why! 🙂

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