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The Lazarus Effect (DVD) 21/07/2017

Please Do Not Come Back From The Dead

The Lazarus Effect (DVD) I am going to tell you from the get go that this is not going to be a review in favour of The Lazarus Effect (which for the purposes of this review I shall call Lazarus for short). I have a little crush on Evan Peters and when I saw that he was in this film I really wanted to watch it. I saw it originally in Tesco for £7 but decided against buying it at that time. I soon saw it on Sky and tried to watch it but I fell asleep. I tried to watch it for a second time and got a little bit further before I journey back to slumberland. Third time was a charm and I finally managed to watch the whole film from where I fell asleep last time to the end. Kind of wish I hadn't but these are the things we do aren't they. Cast & Crew Director - David Gelb Producers - Jason Blum (Oculus & The Purge), Jimmy Miller & Cody Zwieg Writers - Luke Dawson (Shutter) & Jeremy Slater (Fantastic 4 (2015) & The Exorcist (TV)) Music - Sarah Schachner Cinematography - Michael Fimognari Editor - Michael N. Knue Frank Walton - Mark Duplass (6 Years & Jeff, Who Lives at Home) Zoe McConnell - Olivia Wilde (House & Rush) Eva - Sarah Bolger (The Tudors & The Spiderwick Chronicles) Clay - Evan Peters (American Horror Story & X-Men: Apocalypse) Niko - Donald Glover (Spider-Man: Homecoming & 30 Rock) Mr. Wallace - Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class & Jeepers Creepers 2) President Dalley - Amy Aquino (Being Human (US)) Additional Information Production Company - Blumhouse Production Distribution Company - Relativity ...

Bates Motel - Season 2 (DVD) 20/07/2017

Welcome Back To The Bates Motel

Bates Motel - Season 2 (DVD) This review will contain spoilers as parts of the plot reflect back to season 1. If you wish to watch season 1, I suggest you do not read the "plot" section of this review until you do so. Unless you really want to know! From trying to find another Netflix documentary to sink my teeth into to being catapulted into the amazing and disturbing world of the Bates', since season 1 I have been totally hooked on this show. If you know me at all, I love my horror. Anything remotely to do with horror and I am there with my popcorn and "I <3 Horror" t-shirt. So I finished season 1 very quickly and before I knew it, I was already on season 2. So let's begin shall we? Cast & Crew - Norma Bates - Vera Farmiga (The Conjuring) - Norman Bates - Freddie Highmore (Charlie & The Chocolate Factory) - Dylan Massett - Max Thieriot (The Pacifier) - Olivia Cooke - (The Quiet Ones) - Bradley Martin - Nicola Peltz (The Last Airbender) - Sheriff Alex Romero - Nestor Carbonell (The Dark Knight) - Nick Ford - Michael O'Neill (Dallas Buyers Club) - Zane Morgan - Michael Eklund (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) - Remo Wallace - Ian Tracey (Man of Steel) - Cody Brennan - Paloma Kwiatkowski (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters) - George Heldens - Michael Vartan (Alias) - Christine Heldens - Rebecca Creskoff (Desperate Housewives) - Jodi Morgan - Kathleen Robertson (Scary Movie 2) - Caleb Calhoun - Kenny Johnson (Sons of Anarchy) - Jimmy Brennan - Michael Rogers (Hellraiser: Hellseeker) - Gunner - Keenan ...

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (DVD) 19/07/2017

The Lonely Island Boys Strike Back

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (DVD) I have been a fan of The Lonely Island since I saw their music video “I Just Had Sex” on YouTube. I found them so funny and I was fascinated by their humour and their “silly seriousness” of their songs. I have listened to them for a few years since and when I saw that they were bringing out a film, I thought to myself “that is going to be hilarious, I need to watch this”. I found it on Sky and I began to watch it from start to finish. Cast & Crew Directors – Akiva Schaffer (The Lonely Island) & Jorma Taccone (The Lonely Island) Producers – Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Rodney Rothman (Get Him To The Greek, 22 Jump Street), Andy Samberg (The Lonely Island, That’s My Boy, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Writers – Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer & Jorma Taccone Music – The Lonely Island & Matthew Compton Cinematography – Brandon Trost (This Is The End) Editors – Jamie Gross (Role Models), Craig Alpert (Toy Story 2) & Stacey Schroeder Production Companies – Perfect World Pictures, Apatow Company & The Lonely Island Distributors – Universal Pictures Cast Andy Samberg – Conner “Kid Conner” Friel/Conner4Real Akiva Schaffer – Lawrence “Kid Brain” Dunn Jorma Taccone – Owen “Kid Contact” Bouchard Sarah Silverman – Paula Klein (School of Rock) Tim Meadows – Harry Duggins (Mean Girls) Bill Hader – Zippy (Inside Out) Chelsea Peretti – CMZ Reporter (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) Chris Redd – Hunter the Hungry Eric Andre – CMZ Reporter Imogen Poots – Ashley Wednesday (Jimi: All Is By My ...

Tattoos: friends or foes? 18/07/2017

It's All Swings & Roundabouts Really?

Tattoos: friends or foes? I think we can all agree that when it comes to tattoos, there is a still a stigma attached to them. Some people love them and think they are another form of art whilst others think they are horrible and destroy someone's skin beyond repair. It is difficult to talk about something that really does not have a correct answer, it is all based on opinion and personal preference. However, regards of all that, lets begin analysing tattoos. Friend or Foe? Let us decide. Tattoos: Where Did They Come From? The word "tattoo" originated from Polynesia (also known as "tattow") in the 18th century meaning "to write". Before this, tattooing was know as painting, scarring or staining. The first written reference to tattoos was from explorer Joseph Banks in 1743 - 1820 (date of his journal) when he traveled to Tahiti, he wrote "I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humour or disposition". However, the first documented reference to tattoos was from an Iceman from the Italian-Austrian border in 1991 who had tattoo patterns. Through carbon-dating, they discovered that this man would be around 5,200 years old. So tattoos have been around for ages and they can be documented throughout the world at some point in time although they were not as well-known or common as they are today. Types Of Tattoo There is more than just the one type of tattoo. Traumatic Tattoos These types of tattoos are basically known as "accidental tattoos", from ...

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne 18/07/2017

Welcome Back To The Wizarding World

Harry Potter & the Cursed Child - J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne I am sure we were all pretty heartbroken when the beloved Harry Potter books finally came to an end in 2007 and then doubly heartbroken when the films ended in 2011. I guess we always wondered whether J.K Rowling would decide to let us back into the Wizarding World; we did have “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” to wet our appetites. There were many rumours floating around that she would be writing another book or maybe a spin-off (FBAWTFT). Finally in 2013, it was confirmed that a stage play had been given the green light. In 2016, we were able to gain a copy of the script used for the stage show to enable us to discover what happened to Harry, Hermione, Ron and the rest of them after the Deathly Hallows came to an end. I saw it in Costco and when my daddy saw me looking at it, he simply said “Go on then, in the trolley”… Thank you daddy! Information Author – Jack Thorne (script and story)(skins, This Is England), J.K Rowling (Harry Potter series, The Casual Vacancy) & John Tiffany (Black Watch)(story) Country – United Kingdom Language – English Genre – Fantasy & Drama Published – 31 July 2016 Publisher – Little, Brown and Company (UK), Scholastic (US) & Pottermore (Digital) Pages – 320 Characters – Harry Potter, Albus Severus Potter, Scorpius Malfoy, Delphini, Ginny Weasley-Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger-Weasley, Rose Granger-Weasley, Draco Malfoy, Amos Diggory, Cedric Diggory, Albus Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Minerva McGonagall, Dolores Umbridge and Lord ...

Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Refreshing Body Mist 17/07/2017

I Know Her Secret...

Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Refreshing Body Mist This is a true story. I thought that you could only spray body mist on your body and not your clothes so I never really bothered buying them. Not sure why, just always thought it. I saw my friend spraying it on herself and came to the conclusion that you can use it on your clothes after all. My friend and I were in Superdrug and we saw “Victoria's Secrets Body Mists” on special offer. She snatched them up quickly and when I smelt them, I needed to buy them for myself, so I did. Victoria's Secret Victoria's secret is an American designer and brand of women’s lingerie, clothes and beauty products. It was founded in 1977 by Roy Raymond and his wife Gaye. He first came up with the idea after feeling embarrassment when buying his wife some lingerie and realised that there were not really a lot of sexy lingerie for women to buy. He studied lingerie and its market for eight years and soon opened the first store in California. His original idea was for men to feel comfortable buying women’s lingerie but when that plan started to backfire and they were not as popular as hoped for, the company started to go into bankruptcy. In 1983, Leslie Wexner (an American businessman) transformed the idea of marketing to men to focusing on women. This marked a new era for Victoria’s Secret and it did start to become popular with women, showing the sexy lingerie that was not really on offer during this time, well only for “special occasions that is). In the 90s, there was an issue with the ...

The Battesford Court, Witham 15/07/2017

Good Ol' Pub Grub

The Battesford Court, Witham I seem to be eating at a lot of Wetherspoon pubs lately but that is because they seem to be everywhere and it is basically pub grub so as long as it is edible, what the heck? I recently went to watch my friend in a performance of Peter Pan and afterwards, we all went out for something to eat. My friends had been to Witham before and they already knew where we were going to eat, The Battesford Court. The local haunt for when we travel to Witham for a show apparently. I trusted their word that the food was good so here is my review on my experience there. Address 100-102 Newland Street Witham Essex CM8 1AH Tel: 01376 504080 Opening Times Monday – Thursday – 8am – midnight Friday – Saturday – 8am – 1am Sunday – 8am – 11pm *These hours are subject to change for various reasons e.g. holiday. Booking You can book in advance if you wish to reserve your table but we were able to walk in on a hot Saturday afternoon and get a table. It is a pretty big place with lots of tables and chairs so I am sure you would be able to find somewhere to sit and eat. How To Get There We travel from Essex so for us it is basically down the A13 and A130. If you are driving here, I would recommend using a Satnav in order to find this place safely. It took us around 45 minutes to get here. If you are travelling by public transport, it may take you longer, around 2 hours which will require buses and some light walking. When we were here, parking was not great. We parked outside the hall where we ...

Tower Of London, London 14/07/2017

A Historical Visit For Me & Mother Dearest

Tower Of London, London I am a bit of a history nut and it bothers me that we have just a vast and interesting history in this country and I barely go and visit these historical places. Mother's Day 2017, I took my mother into London and surprised her with a trip around the Tower of London and lunch afterwards. Needless to say she was very happy with her surprise and we were on our way to enter the Tower with an extraordinary history. What Will You Need Camera – There are so many photographs you can take here and you will get some amazing shots. Money – You will probably want to purchase food and drink here and there is also are gift shops which you may want to look through. Suitable Shoes – There is a lot of walking involved in this trip so you will want your feet to be comfortable. Bring suitable clothes please. Sun cream – You will be outside for a lot of this trip and if the sun is out, you will want to protect your skin. Address St Katharine's & Wapping London EC3N 4AB Opening Times Tuesday – Saturday – 9am – 5:30pm Sunday – Monday – 10am – 5:30pm Last Admission: 5pm Travel The nearest underground station to the Tower is Tower Hill and you will be able to see the Tower from the station. The nearest overground station is Fenchurch Street (5min walk) or London Bridge (15 min walk). The neatest DLR train station is Tower Gateway. You can visit the Transport for London website and use their journey planner to map your travel. You can drive but I would imagine that you would find ...

Estée Lauder Little Black Primer 13/07/2017

How Have I Lived Without This?

Estée Lauder Little Black Primer I went back to Estee Lauder makeup recently. I had my time with experimenting with other brands but thought that Estee Lauder, for me, was the best one. When I came back from my holiday in Jamaica I was quite tanned so the makeup I had did not match my body. I did not want to walk around looking weird so I popped to Estee Lauder and purchased some foundation and powder. Usually with Estee Lauder, if you spend over a certain amount, you get a little freebie bag full of little treats for you to try. I got this and one of the freebies in there was the Little Black Primer (I will call LBP). Estee Lauder Estee Lauder is a cosmetics company founded in 1946 in New York, USA. When Estee Lauder and her husband Joseph Lauder first started, they only sold four items. Primarily only selling in America, in 1960 they opened their first store in Harrods, London. In 1967, Estee Lauder (the actual woman) earned the place of one of ten Outstanding Women in Business in the United States. Estee Lauder opened Clinique Laboratories, Inc which are cosmetic products which are allergy tested and fragrance free. A good product for those suffering with sensitive skin. Over the years, Estee Lauder have acquired a number of companies including M.A.C., Two Faced and SmashBox. In 1992, Estee Lauder's daughter-in-law Evelyn Lauder launched the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign and created the pink ribbon used as a symbol for breast cancer awareness. Between 1993 - 2003 this campaign has raised over ...

The Last Plantagenet, Leicester 13/07/2017

Quick Stop Off Being Seeing My Richard

The Last Plantagenet, Leicester In April 2017, I went on a road trip with my friend to Leicester for the weekend. Our plan was to get there Saturday afternoon, go out for a night on the town, wake up Sunday morning, have some breakfast and then go visit the Richard III Visitor Centre. Well, having breakfast did not quite go to plan seeing as we woke up at about 10am and we needed to get out the hotel. We quickly rushed off and parked the car right outside The Last Plantagenet. I told him I had to eat in there simple because it was referring to Richard III so I got my own way. The Last Plantagenet This is a chain of Wetherspoon pubs. It is named after King Richard III. King Richard III was the last Plantagenet King of England due to his death at the Battle of Bosworth. After he died in battle, his body was slung over a horse and taken to the city centre to be put on display to show the world that he was dead. His remains were then taken to Greyfriars Church where they were buried. In 1936, the church was destroyed and Richard III’s grave was lost. Many other buildings were built on top of his grave, unknowing to anyone until in 2012 when the Richard III Society carried out an archaeological dig and through DNA testing of his descendants, finally found him and laid in his rest in Leicester Cathedral in 2015. Address 107 Granby Street Leicester Leicestershire LE1 6FD Tel: 0116 255 5492 Opening Times Mon - Sat - 8am - Midnight Sun - 8am - 11pm Subject to change* Getting There Unfortunately, it is ...

The Green Inferno (DVD) 11/07/2017

My Daddy Was Not Amused

The Green Inferno (DVD) I love horror films, they are probably my favourite genre. I could watch any horror film on my own, in the dark without a care in the underworld... Get it? Underworld, horror HAHA, I am so funny. I read about this film a few years ago and I never got around to watching it. When I saw it on Netflix I was so happy, I immediately stuck it on to watch. Cast & Crew Director - Eli Roth (Inglourious Basterds & Knock Knock) Producers - Eli Roth, Miguel Asensio, Nicolás López, Christopher Woodrow, Molly Conners, Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity & Insidious) Screenplay - Guillermo Amoedo (Knock Knock) & Eli Roth Story - Eli Roth Music - Manuel Riveiro Editor - Ernesto Díaz Espinoza Cinematography - Antonio Quercia Lorenza Izzo as Justine (Knock Knock) Ariel Levy as Alejandro (Aftershock) Daryl Sabara as Lars (Spy Kids, World's Greatest Dad & The Polar Express) Kirby Bliss Blanton as Amy (Project X) Sky Ferreira as Kaycee (Baby Driver & also a singer) Magda Apanowicz as Samantha (Kyle XY) Nicolás Martinez as Daniel Aaron Burns as Jonah (Knock Knock & V/H/S) Ignacia Allamand as Kara (Knock Knock) Additional Information Production Companies - Worldview Entertainment, Dragonfly Entertainment & Sobras International Pictures Distributors - BH Tilt, High Top Releasing & Universal Pictures Released - September 2013 & September 2015 (USA) Time - 100 minutes Country - USA Language - English Budget - $5 million Box Office - $21.7 million Certificate - 18 Plot Justine is a college ...

Leicester Cathedral, Leicester 07/07/2017

A Must If You Visit Leicester

Leicester Cathedral, Leicester I recently traveled to Leicester with a friend to visit the Richard III Visitor Centre. When we went to the centre we were told that we should visit the Cathedral over the road and we should do that before we walk through the centre as the Cathedral would close beforehand. We decided to go to the Cathedral first and I am glad that we did. Address Leicester Cathedral St Martins House 7 Peacock Lane Leicester LE1 5PZ Contact: 0116 261 5200 or email Opposite the Richard III Visitor Centre. What Do You Need - Money If you want to get food and drink and also to be kind enough to make your donations. - Camera The Cathedral is beautiful and its surroundings are no different. You will probably want to take some photographs if it is a nice day. Getting There It can be difficult to explain how to get to the Cathedral because we are all coming from different directions but I will try as best I can. We were coming from Essex and it took roughly just under two hours to get to Leicester in the car. - Train You can get a train from Birmingham, London or Sheffield to the Cathedral. It is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the train station. It may be best to put on a sat nav and switch it to walking to get there. We did this when we parked. - Car Leicester is just off the M1 depending on where you are coming from, Exit the M1 at junction 21 if you are coming from the south and exit at junction 22 joining the A50 if you are coming from the north. Once you ...

Everything that starts with E ... 06/07/2017

Extension Advice... On Extensions

Everything that starts with E ... So, I wanted to write a review on my extensions but I could not really propose a product so thanks to the lovely Richada, I found a way of giving advice to you lovely lot in regards of hair extensions. I don't claim to be a massive expert on the things but I felt like there is so much different information out there, it is always easier to read stuff from someone with experience to get a better understanding. So, here we go. First Look At Extensions There are lots of different kinds of extensions to chose from: clip ins, weave, glue, nano rings, micro rings to name a few. These are the ones that I have heard more about. From my experience, I will go through all of them and give advice and tips on how to maintain, care and dos and donts. You need to find the extensions that are right for you. Seeing as there are so many, some might be better for you than others. You need to look at your situation as well, will you have the time to maintain them? Do you have the patience? Is your hair suitable for hair extensions? Do you have the money to keep up with the maintenance of them? All these are factors in choosing your hair extensions will come up. You need to do your research on companies that sell the extensions. Are they real human hair or fake? Can they be styled and heat treated? Some extensions cannot be heat treated so you need to ensure you know this before getting the straighteners out on them. There are many hairdressing shops that will do extensions for you as ...

Bob Marley Mausoleum, Nine Mile 06/07/2017

Let's Get Together And Feel Alright!

Bob Marley Mausoleum, Nine Mile Before my friend and I went on our trip to Jamaica, we decided that this was going to be a relaxing holiday rather than the madness that was America a few years ago. As much as it was going to be a relaxing holiday, we did want to do a few things and decided to pick our top 3. I said that if we are going to Jamaica, then we have to visit Bob Marley, it would be a dishonor if we did not. Booking through our rep, we booked the Bob Marley Mausoleum tour and was soon staring at the grave of the legend himself. Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley (more commonly known as Bob Marley) was a Jamaican singer, musician and songwriter known for his reggae music. His well known hits are "Three Little Birds", "One Love", Redemption Song", "Jamming" and "Is This Love", to name a few. Born in February 1945, he found his love for music whilst still in primary school with his friend who we might know as Bunny Wailer. In 1966 he married Rita Anderson to whom he had four children with (one of which Marley adopted). Rita was also part of The Wailers and continued alongside Marley throughout a large part of his career. Bob Marley was raised as a Catholic but during the 60s he became a Rastafarian after becoming interested in their beliefs. He became part of a group called The Wailers and the group became extremely popular, even being fired from one gig because they were more popular than the bands they were opening for. In 1974, The Wailers disbanded after members wished to take on solo careers. ...

Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester 05/07/2017

Long Live The King

Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester Recently, I have gained a mild obsession with Richard III. My mother is a huge fan and if I ever bring up his name, she will go on to tell me his entire life story. She is on the side of Richard III was a good man and did not kill his nephews to gain the throne. I had wanted to go to the visitor centre for a while since my obsession began to grow and one day, my friend called me and said lets go away for the weekend and I quickly decided that Leicester is where I wanted to go to visit Richard III's final resting place. Address King Richard III: Dynasty, Death and Discovery. 4A St. Martin’s, Leicester, LE1 5DB -Opening Times- Monday - Friday and Sunday - 10am - 4pm Saturday and Bank Holidays - 10am - 5pm During school holidays the centre will shut at 5pm Monday - Friday and is not open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year's Eve. How To Get There Heck no I did not drive! My friend did. I am too scared of driving long distances to somewhere I do not know. It is a bit difficult to say how to get there because everyone will be coming from different places but Leicester is just off the M1. It would be best to use a Sat Nav to get there. The centre is a 10 - 15 minute walk from the train station and the service you will need is the East Midlands Trains and CrossCountry. Parking We did not park near the centre and we found a little car park next to a Wetherspoons called "The Last Plantagenet" where we had some lunch before we went in. This car park was free as we ...
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