Entertainment | Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar's Revenge Review

Salazar's Revenge is the fifth and newest installment in the popular Pirates of the Caribbean series. Like many others, I thought the last one wasn’t great but I do enjoy this franchise and felt I couldn’t miss out on seeing the new film. 

Overall the film was very good, despite being a little slow at points. The CGI work was very impressive and the film had a some laugh out loud moments with Johnny Depp in particular being as funny as ever as Captain Jack Sparrow. Aside from Jack, the film centered round it’s two new young leads, Brendan Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario, who both gave a good performance. However the highlight for me were the cameo’s of a few past characters but I shall say no more on that!

I have later discovered that there is a post credits scene that intriguingly sets up the story for a potential sixth instalment so if you’re going to watch this movie, don’t turn it off before the credits!

Lifestyle | July Favourites 2017

Well I haven't done these posts in a while but July was a good month for good things so I thought I would share a few!

Entertainment | Orange Is The New Black Season 5 Review (Spoilers)

Orange Is the New Black is now over for another year. I suppose it would last longer if I spaced the episodes out a bit more but binge watching over the space of two nights as soon as it's released is definitely more fun! The year long wait however for the next season, not so fun.

Season 5 was a little bit different compared to previous seasons but I honestly really enjoyed the show this year. It's taken me quite some time to compile my thoughts on this as I honestly have so much to say about it but I have finally managed to summarise both my strong and weak points and this post is a still little long! There will also be spoilers (nothing too huge) from this point on.

Theatre Review | Funny Girl UK Tour

After a sold out (and fastest selling ever I believe) year long run in London, Funny Girl is currently touring the UK. I got the chance to see recently and I was not disappointed. I didn’t really know much about it beforehand and I find these are usually the best shows!

The musical is set in 1920s New York and follows a women’s journey in becoming a star. Her relationship with big shot gambler Nick Arnstein also plays a big part in the story. It has the right mix of drama and comedy that makes you out laugh out loud but still keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Entertainment | My Top Ten at the Met Gala

With awards season now over, the Met Gala fills the void for best dressed lists! The trouble with the Met Gala for me is that fashion that you could consider as being 'out there' isn't really my thing so I don't often find many looks I really like at this event. However, this year's Met Gala was entirely different and I struggled to even pick a top ten! 

Entertainment | Beauty and the Beast Review

As much I as I was looking forward to this film, I wondered if due to the massive hype surrounding it, it just wouldn’t be that great. I was pleased to be proven very wrong as this film is so, so good!

Beauty and the Beast is a live action adaptation of the classic animated Disney tale. It follows the 1991 version pretty closely with some scenes directly mirroring the original (but you might not notice that if you don’t like Beauty and the Beast as much as me).

Entertainment | My Best Dressed at the Oscars

Last night the Oscars finally came around so I'm back with another best dressed list! The Oscars are pitched as being the biggest award show of the season and it's usually where the celebrity fashion game is at it's absolute strongest (and weirdest to be somewhat fair).  The Oscars start too late in the night in the UK so I can't really ever watch the ceremony itself but I always check into the red carpet. In all honestly, I was really underwhelmed this year and quite frankly pretty disappointed. I didn't think the televised coverage was very good and the carpet was just generally quite long and slow moving. I thought the The Golden Globes were ace this year so maybe I was just expecting too much! Here are my best dressed celebs of the night:

Entertainment | Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

After nearly a five year absence, the Resident Evil franchise is back in cinemas with a disappointing limited release for its sixth and final instalment. Resident Evil could be considered the original Walking Dead, spanning over 15 years in cinemas. These movies will never be Academy Award winners but for me, have always delivered in terms of entertainment value. 
After following the series for a number of years, it was great to finally see Milla Jovovich’s protagonist Alice finally embarking on taking down the evil Umbrella corporation for good. The plot was a little thin in places but the film was decent overall with the addition of a good few ‘jump scares’ (mostly due to Odeon’s booming sound system). There were a few familiar faces back too but I would have preferred to have seen more returning characters rather than the addition of Ruby Rose whose character is rather forgetful and really for the sake of a big celebrity name. 

I think this film would be pretty meaningless if you haven’t watched any of the previous instalments but definitely worth seeing in cinemas if you’re a fan. Even picking up the boxset of past films would be a good way to spend a weekend if you like zombies. Resident Evil was a bit like Harry Potter for me,  I could return to the cinema to watch another part to the story year after year for quite a long time. It's a franchise that I will certainly miss. It was not a spectacular end to the franchise but certainly a good one. 

Have you seen the latest Resident Evil? If so, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it!

Entertainment | My Best Dressed at the SAG Awards

It was the SAG Awards last night so I'm back with another best dressed list! I thought this red carpet was a bit slow to start but it did pick up around half way through. I wasn't as overwhelmed with the looks compared to the Golden Globes earlier this month but there was some really lovely looks. Here are my favourites:

Entertainment | My Best Dressed at the 2017 Golden Globes

Awards Season is OFFICIALLY back! I absolutely love awards season and if you have visited my blog before, you may have seen that I have covered the major awards shows before. It all really started when I was little as I used to love celeb spotting in the crowd of the British Soap Awards more than the actual show itself. I no longer watch the soaps (still do like the Soap Awards, it's a wee bit of a tradition in our house) and I'm really into my US TV and films so it's now all about the Globes and the Emmys.

I live blogged my favourite looks on the red carpet last night on Instagram but here is my full list of best dressed at the Golden Globes 2017. The fashion this time round was unreal, I sometimes struggle to pick a top 5 and this year's Globes could be a top 50!

What I Got For Christmas 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope you had a fantastic time over the holidays, I'm quite gutted that it is all over now! For my first post in 2017, I am going to share some of the lovely gifts I received for Christmas. I love these type of posts and I especially love the vlog version as I have to admit I am pretty nosy. I just find it so interesting to see the different types of gifts that people receive. I haven't included absolutely everything I got for Christmas this year as it would be a pretty long post if I included all the chocolate and toiletries!