Sunday, 28 February 2016

Oscars 2016

Close to 700 films have been released from January to December 2015 and it all boils down to this one night when all of our favourite a-list stars will walk the red carpet and we will watch at home and bite our nails when they announce the winners.

Here are my choices for winners this year:

Best Picture:
The Revenant 
Winner: Spotlight

Best Director:
Alejandro G. Inarritu, The Revenant 

Best Actor:
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Best Actress:
Brie Larson, Room

Best Supporting Actor:
Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Winner: Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Best Supporting Actress:
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Adapted Screenplay:
The Martian
Winner: The Big Short 

Best Foreign Language Film:
Son of Saul

Best Documentary- Feature:

Best Documentary- Short Subject:
Winner: A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

Best Original Score:
Star Wars: The Force Awakens 
Winner: The Hateful Eight

Best Original Song:
Writing's on the Wall- Spectre 

Animated Feature Film:
Inside Out 

Mad Max: Fury Road

Costume Design:
The Danish Girl
Winner: Mad Max: Fury Road

So, not a bad show. The definite highlight was Leo DiCaprio finally winning his Oscar. The look of love that Kate Winslet gave him just killed me. It was amazing. I ended up with 10 correct answers out of the 16 that I had picked winners for. Which is pretty good. Hope you enjoyed the show, can't wait till next year!

Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Harry Potter and Pottermore

As with a lot of people my age we have grown up reading and re-reading the Harry Potter novels until the covers no longer stay on the book. We have grown up with not only the characters of the novels but also the actors who portrayed these characters on the screen. We have cried for our lost favourites (mostly Fred) and we have laughed with the Weasleys, we have rejoiced when the 'good' guys win and we cheer when Slytherin's lose (most of us anyway). We have waited in line for the books at midnight and we have worn our very own robes to the movie premieres. We are the Potter generation.

The one thing that utterly impresses me every time, especially when I go on Tumblr is the amount of people who have come up with extensive back stories for characters or places inside the Potter World.  The stories or even the fan fiction that has come out of this series completely astounds me. It just shows the dedication and pure love us readers and fans have for this series. Pottermore also gives us fans even more opportunity to delve into the world of Harry Potter and being sorted into a house as well as reading histories about wands, other wizarding schools, history of locations and history of other characters, among so much more. It creates this world that allows the reader to imagine that it actually exists. Sometimes people need that; they need that world to escape to and live inside of because they believe their world isn't magical enough.

Tumblr has amazing stories as well as gifsets that are just extraordinary. There is one blog that I absolutely love as it has a lot of different back stories for other wizarding schools around the world (and not just the new ones JK added to Pottermore). Take a look:

We, as a generation, have fallen in love with this story. To the point where we could not even imagine our lives without this series. Even though the books and the movies have ended the story continues to live on in the people it has enlightened.

Monday, 15 February 2016

Golden Globes 2016

So I absolutely love award season. From January to the end of February when the Oscars air my entire life revolves around award shows. I watch every single one of them, the SAGs, the BAFTAs, Golden Globes, Grammy's and finally the Oscars. I enjoy watching the red carpet arrivals and seeing what everyone is wearing but I also love it because I get to watch every single movie or TV show that is nominated because I always guess on who is going to win. And I am usually always right. This year I actually filmed myself (and partly my sister) watching the Golden Globes just for fun and this was the result. Enjoy!

Monday, 8 February 2016

Marathoning Shows

So I watch a lot of TV and when I say a lot of TV, I mean A LOT of TV. I have more than likely watched every show you have watched or they are currently on my list to watch. Thank God for Netflix. Now that I have so many shows on the go I have to keep a list of what I have watched, what I have finished and where I am in the show. It's almost becoming a hassle. I have now come to the point where I am actually waiting for a majority of my shows to come on TV, that is how caught up I am. Therefore, I am starting a list on here to keep myself up to date on all of my shows, updating this blog more often (because lets face it I am really bad at that) and maybe there are shows I have yet to watch or haven't heard of that you guys have and plan on sharing with me. Thanks!

Upcoming Shows:
  • Reign Season Four (February 2017)
  • Black Sails Season Four (January 29, 2017)
  • The 100 Season Four (February 1, 2017)

Shows Being Moved:
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season Four (Ongoing Shows)
  • The Big Bang Theory Season Ten (Ongoing Shows)
  • The Goldbergs Season Four (Ongoing Shows)
  • Modern Family Season Eight (Ongoing Shows)
  • Superstore Season Two (Ongoing Shows)
  • The Blacklist Season Four (Ongoing Shows)
  • How To Get Away With Murder Season Three (Ongoing Shows)
  • Peaky Blinders Season Two (Completed)
  • Shameless Season Seven (Completed)
  • Weeds Season Eight (Completed)
  • Parks and Recreation Season Seven (Completed)
  • Conviction Season One (Ongoing Shows)
  • Timeless Season One (Ongoing Shows) 
  • Westworld Season One (Completed)
  • Tutankhamen Season One (Completed) 
  • Peaky Blinders Series Three (Completed)
  • Notorious Season One (Ongoing Shows)
  • Rizzoli and Isles Season Seven (Completed)
  • The Last Kingdom Season One (Completed)
  • Poldark Series Two (Completed)
  • Pretty Little Liars Season One (Completed)
  • Teen Wolf Season Six (Ongoing Shows)
  • The Royals Season Three (Ongoing Shows)
  • Vikings Season Four (Ongoing Shows)
  • The Crown Series One (Completed)
  • Frontier Season One (Completed)
  • Medici: Masters of Florence Season One (Completed)
  • Ripper Street Season Five (Completed) 
  • Pretty Little Liars Season Five (Completed)
  • Mr. Robot Season One (Completed)
  • Taboo Series One (Ongoing Shows)
  • Mr. Robot Season Two (Completed)
  • Grimm Season Six (Ongoing Shows)
  • Sleepy Hollow Season Four (Ongoing Shows)
  • Pretty Little Liars Season Six (Ongoing Shows)
  • This Is Us Season One (Ongoing Shows)
  • Sherlock Season Four (Completed)
  • Riverdale Season One (Ongoing Shows) 
  • Homeland Season Six (Ongoing Shows)

Ongoing Shows:
  • Kevin Can Wait Season One (Episode Thirteen)- Monday
  • Timeless Season One (Episode Twelve)- Monday
  • Conviction Season One (Episode Thirteen)- Monday
  • Shadowhunters Season Two (Episode Three)- Monday
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season Four (Episode Eleven)- Tuesday
  • American Housewife Season One (Episode Twelve)- Tuesday
  • The Middle Season Eight (Episode Twelve)- Tuesday
  • Teen Wolf Season Six (Episode Nine)- Tuesday
  • This Is Us Season One (Episode Two)- Tuesday
  • The Goldbergs Season Four (Episode Three)- Wednesday --> Catch up: 5 episodes
  • Modern Family Season Eight (Episode Two)- Wednesday --> Catch up: 5 episodes
  • Arrow Season Five (Episode Three)- Wednesday --> Catch up: 6 episodes
  • Supernatural Season Twelve (Episode Six)- Wednesday --> Catch up: 3 episodes
  • Vikings Season Four (Episode Nineteen)- Wednesday
  • The Big Bang Theory Season Ten (Episode Eleven)-Thursday 
  • Superstore Season Two (Episode Four)- Thursday
  • The Blacklist Season Four (Episode Four)- Thursday
  • How To Get Away With Murder Season Three (Episode Four)- Thursday
  • Notorious Season One (Episode Four)- Thursday 
  • Riverdale Season One (Episode Two)- Thursday
  • Grimm Season Six (Episode One)- Friday --> Catch up: 3 episodes
  • Sleepy Hollow Season Four (Episode One)- Friday --> Catch up: 3 episodes
  • Taboo Series One (Episode Four)- Saturday
  • Bob's Burgers Season Eight (Episode Ten)- Sunday
  • Once Upon A Time Season Six (Episode Ten- Sunday
  • Quantico Season Two (Episode Nine)- Sunday  
  • Heartland Season Ten (Episode Ten)- Sunday 
  • The Royals Season Three (Episode Seven)- Sunday
  • Pretty Little Liars Season Six (Episode Twenty)- Netflix
  • Homeland Season Six (Episode Three)

Shows I Haven't Started Yet:
  • Legends Season One
  • Kingdom Season One 
  • The Vampire Diaries 
  • Always Sunny in Philadelphia 
  • 30 Rock
  • The Americans 
  • The Affair 
  • The Flash 
  • Agent Carter
  • Sons of Anarchy 
  • Resurrection 
  • Scorpion
  • Gotham 
  • Smallville 
  • Mom Season Two 
  • Chicago PD Season Two
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • Mike & Molly
  • Agents of Shield Season Two
  • Hot in Cleveland 
  • New Girl Season Four
  • Scandal Season Four
  • Doctor Who Season Nine
  • Designated Survivor 

Completed Shows:

  • Penny Dreadful Season Two
  • Reign Season Two
  • Outlander Season One
  • The Royals Season Two
  • Greys Anatomy Season Three
  • Arrow Season Three
  • Greys Anatomy Season Two
  • Sleepy Hollow Season Two 
  • Rizzoli & Isles Season Five
  • Veep Season Four
  • Da Vinci's Demons (Whole Series)
  • Revenge (Whole Series)
  • The Royals Season One
  • Game of Thrones (Season One-Five)
  • True Detective Season Two
  • Vikings (Season One-Three)
  • The Blacklist Season One
  • Sleepy Hollow Season One
  • How To Get Away With Murder Season One
  • Shameless (Season One-Five)
  • Scandal (Season One-Three)
  • Ripper Street Season One & Two
  • Penny Dreadful Season One
  • New Girl (Season One-Three)
  • Modern Family (Season One-Five)
  • Grimm (Season One-Four)
  • Black Sails Season One
  • Veep (Season One-Three)
  • Agents of Shield Season One
  • Arrow Season One & Two
  • Chicago Fire Season One & Two 
  • Chicago PD Season One 
  • Mom Season One
  • Rizzoli & Isles (Season One-Four) 
  • Reign Season One
  • Hannibal (Whole Series)
  • Boardwalk Empire (Whole Series)
  • Breaking Bad (Whole Series)
  • Friends (Whole Series)
  • The Sopranos (Whole Series)
  • Mad Men (Whole Series) 
  • The Tudors (Whole Series)
  • The Borgias (Whole Series) 
  • The Mindy Project Season One-Three
  • The Musketeers Season One & Two 
  • Doctor Who (Season One-Eight)
  • Friday Night Lights (Whole Series)
  • Damages (Whole Series)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season One & Two)
  • One Tree Hill (Whole Series)
  • War and Peace (Season One)
  • Orphan Black (Season Three)
  • Merlin (Whole Series)
  • Heroes Reborn (Season One)
  • Ripper Street (Season Three)
  • The Office (Season One)
  • Nurse Jackie (Whole Series)
  • Greys Anatomy Season Four
  • The Shannara Chronicles (Season One)
  • Black Sails (Season Two)
  • Supernatural (Season Ten)
  • Teen Wolf (Season Five)
  • House of Cards (Season One-Three)
  • Superstore (Season One)
  • Greys Anatomy (Season Five)
  • Ripper Street (Season Four)
  • Beowulf: Return to the Shadowlands (Season One)
  • How To Get Away With Murder (Season Two)
  • Heartland (Seasons One-Eight)
  • Heartland (Season Nine) 
  • Black Sails (Season Three) 
  • Homeland (Season One-Four)
  • Homeland (Season Five)
  • Shameless (Season Six)
  • Grace & Frankie (Season One)
  • Sleepy Hollow (Season Three)
  • The Mortal Instruments (Season One)
  • Greys Anatomy (Season Six)
  • Grey's Anatomy (Season Seven)
  • Turn: Washington's Spies (Season One)
  • Turn: Washington's Spies (Season Two)
  • Poldark (Series One) 
  • Vikings (Season Four)
  • The 100 (Season Three) 
  • House of Cards (Season Four)
  • The Goldbergs (Season Three)
  • The Middle (Season Seven)
  • Modern Family (Season Seven)
  • The Big Bang Theory (Season Nine)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season Three)
  • Once Upon A Time (Season Five)
  • Greys Anatomy (Season Eight)
  • Bloodline (Season Two)
  • Dickensian (Season One)
  • Nashville (Season Four)
  • Grimm (Season Five)
  • Orphan Black (Season Four)
  • Penny Dreadful (Season Three)
  • Bob's Burger's (Season Seven)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Season Two)
  • Grace & Frankie (Season Two)
  • The Blacklist (Season Two)
  • Reign (Season Three)
  • Game of Thrones (Season Six)
  • Veep (Season Five)
  • Turn: Washington's Spies (Season Three) 
  • Arrow (Season Four)
  • Supernatural (Season Eleven)
  • The Blacklist (Season Three)
  • Outlander (Season Two)
  • Marco Polo (Season One)
  • Marco Polo (Season Two)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season One)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season Two)
  • Greys Anatomy (Season Ten)
  • The Only Way Is Essex (Seasons One-Nine)
  • Made In Chelsea (Season One)
  • Quantico (Season One)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season Three)
  • The Only Way Is Essex (Season Ten)
  • Stranger Things (Season One)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season Four)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season Five)
  • Peaky Blinders (Season One)
  • Peaky Blinders (Season Two)
  • Parks and Recreation (Season Six and Seven)
  • Victoria (Series One)
  • Weeds (Season Eight)
  • Peaky Blinders (Series Three)
  • The Last Kingdom (Season One)
  • Poldark (Series Two)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season One)
  • Rizzoli & Isles (Season Seven)
  • Tutankhamen (Series One)
  • Westworld (Season One)
  • The Crown (Series One)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season Two)
  • Frontier (Season One)
  • Medici Masters of Florence (Season One)
  • Shameless (Season Seven)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season Three)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season Four)
  • Ripper Street (Season Five)
  • Mr Robot (Season One)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Season Five)
  • Mr Robot (Season Two)
  • Sherlock (Season Four)