Movie Night

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For any self confessed boy band fan, you will know HOW excited I was to see this movie!

Since I was 5 years old I have wanted to marry Brian & admittedly, I still have their album in my car.

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This was a documentary movie about the career of the Backstreet Boys; from the very beginning in 1992 to celebrating their 20th Anniversary. It was shown in 480 cinemas at 7pm on Thursday & was followed up with a LIVE performance!

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This band were my childhood. Family holidays to Florida were made when I could pick up their albums, books & posters & making up dances with my mom in the living room are just two reasons why the band make me happy!

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As I work 2 minutes from a cinema, my mom came & met me after work for wine & pizza & then we made our way over to the cinema like a pair of 12 year old One Direction fans!

Did you love the film as much as me?!

Weekend Roundup

So, it’s Sunday evening & we find ourselves thinking about work tomorrow.

I’ve had another lovely weekend! Here’s what I got up to!

Friday

 

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So Friday saw me spend Valentines Eve with my two best girl friends. We went to see the much anticipated 50 Shades of Grey! There was A LOT of people! We had thankfully booked our tickets in advance & we were not disappointed! We were quite happy to spend our Friday evening with Mr Grey!

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Before the film, we went for pizza, wine & dessert & 2 hours of giggles & gossip later we made our way over to the movie!

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No movie night is complete without a Pick n’ Mix! The Great British weather was awful on Friday, so it called for a fur & jeans kind of evening! My fur gilet is from H&M & I’m wearing my trusty Topshop Jamie jeans & H&M black polo!

Saturday

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Saturday afternoon saw me attend a Football game with my Dad. It was the FA Cup here in England & I took my Dad for his Birthday!

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Thankfully, the team that we support (West Bromwich Albion) won 4-0 so we were happy! I had to grab a Costa on the way to fuel my Costa obsession!

Sunday

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Sunday, as you know, is my favourite day. Me & Daniel grabbed the Sunday papers & headed for breakfast at our favourite place, Fig & Favour. See my post on them, here!

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We then got home, got straight into our comfies & watched Films & had a nap! We always try & make our Sunday afternoon’s super relaxed ready for work the next day!

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I love lounging in my Victoria’s Secret tee & my Nike running tights!

Find similar Nike tights (on sale!), here.

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful weekend! I’m already on countdown to the next one!

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Movie Review: American Sniper

So, Date Night took us to the cinema to see the much anticipated American Sniper.

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WOW. What an amazing film.

Directed by Clint Eastwood, & staring Bradley Cooper, I always had high hopes for this film. Naively, not knowing the story of Chris Kyle, I went into this movie with an open mind.

Chris Kyle (Cooper), is considered the best U.S Navy SEAL sniper in military history.

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He meets his wife (Sienna Miller), in a bar & they marry. After the dreadful 9/11 attacks, Chris is sent to Iraq.

The story really then develops & unravels the dreadful scenes, emotions and painful death that war brings. During the ten years in service, Chris & his wife have two children, who he see’s hardly anything of, but still remains a loving, positive father figure that his children are proud of. Everybody loves Chris Kyle.

The strain on relationships, real life and the emotions that war bring are really shown through Cooper & Miller.

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After a horrendous attack, Chris decides it’s finally time to come home to his family. He struggles to adjust to civilian life and is haunted by both his experience, and his decision to come home.

A fantastic war film with an unrecognisable Bradley Cooper, I truly got sucked in & was on the edge of my seat throughout. The understanding and empathy I have/didn’t have with the consequences of war were really toyed with.

For those who also do not know the story of Chris Kyle, I will not spoil or reveal the ending to the movie.

All I will say is that it hugely played with my emotions, and I exited the cinema both very upset and angry with the world.

Movie Review: The Theory Of Everything.

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Friday night date night saw us embark on the journey of the most talked about Movie of the year so far.

The Theory of Everything is something else. It was heartbreaking. Beautifully heartbreaking.

We have all heard of Steven Hawking. The famous Physicist, right? But what do we actually know about the man himself?

In 1963, Hawking was given two years to live. In 2015, at 73 years old, he remains one of the most fascinating men alive.

The film explores the relationship between Hawking and his wife of 30 years, Jane.

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English actors Eddie Redmayne (Stephen) & Felicity Jones (Jane) were absolutely flawless. The chemistry between them and the story in which they told in 123 minutes was a privilege to watch. They have cast a spell over me which has become almost impossible to remove. They took my breath away.

I found the love between Jane & Stephen overwhelming. From meeting at University, to the roller coaster ride they embarked on, the compassion and unselfishness of Jane in the early days of Stephen’s illness was unbelievable.

Bringing up a family & looking after Stephen just goes to show that after all of the equations, science and facts, love is the strongest emotion you will ever experience.

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The breakdown of their relationship, and ultimately their marriage, makes me quite teary just thinking about it. The real life struggle between the two is something I cannot fathom.

The film really hit home a few messages. As long as you’re breathing, you’re living. Make the most of your loved ones and the life in which you lead. Take every breath with appreciation. Run with your ideas, dance in the moonlight, kiss under the stars. Do not regret anything. And most importantly, stand by who/what you believe in.

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Overall, this film is remarkable. I demand everyone who has ever felt love for someone go watch this film, immediately. It will take your boundaries and multiply them by ten. It will make you think. It will make you cry. It will make you smile. It will make you appreciate.

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