Friday, 9 October 2015

The Martian - Movie Review

Who's In It?

, and 

What's It About?

After a sandstorm on Mars causes Mark (Matt Damon) to be knocked away from his crew's escape rocket, he must build basic survival systems while waiting for rescue.

Any Good?

After being underwhelmed by Interstellar as a whole, I didn't have that high hopes for The Martian when I read it's pretty much a similar story; but I was pleasantly surprised.

The food situation in this is a lot more interesting than Interstellar, Mark NEEDS to build a water collector and collect fertiliser to grow said food when none of these things are naturally occurring in his situation. You also don't have a real scale of time other than the SOL **** date system which passes daytime to daytime with no full nights to speak of, and this seems to halve the time.

Food actually matters, it's not just a plot device

The script can be extremely cheesy at times - it even includes the worst line in sci-fi, "in English" - but Matt Damon makes great use of it even with some of it's over the top moments. The other characters aren't as well developed, with Jessica Chastain just being generic "I'll never leave him behind - oh wait" leader, and Donald Glover being a Big Bang Theory lulz nuuurd type; bit of a shame really.

While not being as epic as Interstellar, I found The Martian to be a lot more entertaining and better at conveying a tense situation and the loneliness of it. While cheesy most of the time, it really does have it's moments and it looks great during them - as do the absolutely awesome Mars suits. 


Monday, 5 October 2015

Monday's Moments ~ 05/10/15

Just a few of the Moments I'm most grateful for this week:

1. Popping up an invitation to the upcoming Glossybox/Nars event on my Snapchat to say I can't wait & receiving an email from the lovely PR to say 'Hey, Thanks for the RSVP!'

2. My very good journo pal, Brenda giving us the heads up on the NYC City Passes - 
saving us a forch!!

3. Pulling out my purse at the M&S tills & a crumpled €5 off voucher coming with it!

4. Adam saving the day by bringing over the lunch I'd lovingly prepared & promptly forgotten...

5. The good folks at Toyota offering us a car for a week! We're going to do something really special with it so if you've any suggestions for Random Acts of Kindness - Lemme Know!

Tell us, what Moments are chasing your Monday Blues away today? 

Friday, 2 October 2015

Mississippi Grind - Movie Review

Who's In It?


What's It About?

Gerry is addicted to gambling and heavily in debt, until he meets his "lucky charm" Curtis, an enigma wrapped in a riddle, who always seems to win. When Curtis mentions a super poker pot up for grabs down south, they decide to drive to Mississippi from Ohio, gambling in any game and at every opportunity they get.

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Things That Rustle My Jimmies

Hey, everyone! For those of you new here, Things That Rustle My Jimmies is the most popular regular post we do. People relate to feeling stabby now & then - who knew?

Each week I unrustle my jimmies by looking at situations for what they are, ridiculous, and appeasing myself through the magical medium of gif. 

There is serious catharsis to be had from releasing your own Kraken so do please feel free to add your own across any of my platforms!

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Louboutin Lipstick Lip Swatches & Review ~ A Guest Post by Katie Healy!

When I saw Louboutin was to release lipsticks there was just one lady I knew I could trust with a review. Katie Healy of What Katie Healy Did is the epitome of glamour online, just one peek at her Instagram HERE will tell you that. If you are lucky enough to know Katie in real life though you'll know that it's not just a digital persona, she is truly beautiful and exudes every ounce of elegance in person that she portrays online. 

All of that and she's a Louboutin super fan. While I couldn't justify the €85 tag, I knew she wouldn't be able to resist. I was right. Before you empty your life savings for a Louboutin lipstick, take a look at an unbiased, informative review from a lady that really knows what she's talking about. Take it away, Katie!