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Bates Motel Season 3 (DVD) 22/09/2017

A Dip In Entertainment For An Entertaining Program

Bates Motel Season 3 (DVD) So recently, I have been getting into Bates Motel. After seeing it advertised for a while and then watching Psycho, I immediately knew I had to watch the series. A prequel to before Norman was the Psycho we know him as today. So after Season 1 and 2 has come Season 3. Let's take a look shall we? Cast Vera Farmiga as Norma Louise Bates (The Manchurian Candidate & The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas) Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates (The Spiderwick Chronicles & The Golden Compass) Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett (House at the End of the Street, My Soul to Take) Olivia Cooke as Emma Decody (Ouija & The Secret of Crickley Hall) Kenny Johnson as Caleb Calhoun (Cold Case & Sons of Anarchy) Nestor Carbonell as Sheriff Alex Romero (The Dark Knight & Lost) Kevin Rahm as Bob Paris (Mad Men & Judging Amy) Keenan Tracey as Gunner Ryan Hurst as Chick Hogan (Sons of Anarchy & Remember the Titans) Joshua Leonard as James Finnigan (The Blair Witch Project (1999) & Madhouse) Peter Stebbings as Bob's Employee (Immortals & K-19: The Widowmaker) Adetomiwa Edun as Marcus Young (Cinderella & Doctor Who) Andrew Howard as Will Decody (I Spit on Your Grave (2010) & Shooters) Nicola Peltz as Bradley Martin (Deck the Halls & Harold) Tracy Spiridakos as Annika Johnson (Revolution & Being Human) Anika Noni Rose as Liz Babbitt (Dreamgirls & The Princess and the Frog) Additional Information Season 3 Episodes: 10 Country: US Language: English Released 2015 Genre: Horror, Thriller, ...

The Secret of Crickley Hall (DVD) 21/09/2017

A Deep & Interesting Watch

The Secret of Crickley Hall (DVD) I had seen this advertised years ago when it first came out in 2012 but unfortunately, I never got around to watching it. I don't know what I was doing, probably something meaningless because I cannot remember. When I saw it on Netflix, I was pleasantly surprised and quickly added it to my list to watch. When I got the time, lunch break at work, I sat down at my desk with my chicken and veg and coffee and begun watching it. It seemed like a program that I would enjoy, ghosts, mystery and death. Right up my street, so I was surprised when I realised that it is simply more than just ghosts haunting a family. Crew Director: Joe Ahearne (Doctor Who) Writer: Joe Ahearne Composer: Dan Jones (Any Human Heart & Dead, Set) Executive Producer: Jilary Martin Producer: Ann Harrison-Baxter Cinematography: Peter Greenhaight Editor: Graham Walker Cast Suranne Jones: Eve Caleigh (Doctor Foster & Single Father) Tom Ellis: Gabe Caleigh (Lucifer & Miranda) Maisie Williams: Loren Caleigh (Game of Thrones & Cyber Bully) Elliot Kerley: Cameron Caleigh Pixie Davies: Cally Caleigh (Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children & Humans) David Warner: Elderly Percy Judd (A Christmas Carol (1984) & Star Trek Franchise) Nick Sidi: Reverend Andrew (Spooks & Ashes to Ashes) Paul Clayton: Publican (Law & Order: UK & Gambit) Velile Tshabalala: Teacher (Kerching! & Doctor Who) Shannon Beer: Pupil Susan Lynch: Lili Peel (Beautiful Creatures & From Hell) Donald Sumpter: Gordon Pyke (Game ...

What is the best memory of your 2017 holidays? 19/09/2017

Highs & Lows

What is the best memory of your 2017 holidays? If I'm honest, I haven't had the greatest 2017... I haven't had the greatest couple of years to be honest. Without creating too much of a sob story, I've had a lot of things to deal with the past couple of years that has really taken its toll on me. My mother has recently split up with her boyfriend which means she is living at home with us. As much as I love having my mum back home with me, I know she is going to have to leave eventually and that is going to hurt. I haven't had my mother around since I was 15 and living in a house with three men is trying on a young woman so it's been nice to have her around. It's going to be horrible when she leaves. I myself have had my own illness to contend with. Suffering with depression, anxiety, eating issues, body dismorpha, lack of self-esteem and confidence amongst other things is another factor that has brought my 2017 down majorly. Finding it difficult to simply smile and not being able to explain why is not a nice thing for a 24 (now 25) year old to deal with. A lot of people don't seem to understand and tell me to "just suck it up" which ends up making me feel worse. Believe me, if it was that simple, depression wouldn't exist. It's a spiral that gets bigger and bigger and it can be extremely difficult to bring yourself back out of it again. Sometimes, I cannot even get out of bed in the morning, I literally do not have the energy to even lift my head so I just lay there awake, staring at the ceiling. I wouldn't wish it upon ...

The Bone Collector (DVD) 18/09/2017

Taking After My Mother

The Bone Collector (DVD) I've always wondered where I gained my love of horror from. My mother liked the weird and obscure, she says "Why be the same as everyone else, why have all the labels when you can have something that is individual and unique?". That's probably where I got my uniqueness from. As much as I like the designer labels, I most like owning things that no one else has, something that is special and different. Going back to the horror theme, my mother isn't a horror fan but she does like thrillers which is kind of in the same category as horror to somewhat of a degree. She liked psychological thrillers probably the most. Yes it can be gory and there may be serial killers running around but its more about the story rather than the deaths. Whilst feeling ill and sorry for myself indoors, I decided to watch The Bone Collector. Mother was making a cake and was gutted she couldn't come watch it with me but said she knows it so well that she could listen to it and know what was going on. Crew Director: Phillip Noyce (Roots & Revenge) Producers: Martin Bregman (Scarface & The Four Seasons), Michael Bregman & Louis A. Stroller Executive Producer: Dan Jinks (American Beauty & The Forgotten) Writer: Jeremy Lacone Music: Craig Armstrong (Romeo + Juliet & Moulin Rouge!) Cinematography: Dean Semler (2012 & Maleficent) Editor: William Hoy (War for the Planet of the Apes & Pan) Cast Denzel Washington as Lincoln Rhyme (Training Day & Malcolm X) Angelina Jolie as Police Officer Amelia ...

Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser 15/09/2017

Handbag Cream Turned Out To Be Great!

Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser My handbag is so full of stuff, it's no wonder why it is so heavy to carry. I'm pretty sure I could knock out a fully grown man if I got a good enough swing on it. I always like keeping things like hand creams, perfume, antibacterial gel and moisturiser in my bag and unfortunately, I had run out of moisturiser so it was off to Superdrug to find another one. I have to be careful with what I put on my skin because I can suffer with sensitivity and some creams can cause me to come up in a rash or makes my skin itchy. However, I came across the Simple range, which has always worked well for me in the past and when I saw this one on sale, I thought I would give it a go. Simple Company Simple Skincare is a British skincare company which specifies in products for sensitive skin. Developed in 1960 by the Albion Group, it has been owned by many different companies such as Smith and Nephew, Alberto-Culver and currently Unilever. Today, Simple is one of the most popular brands in sensitive skincare products. The Packaging Much like a lot of the Simple packaging, the bottle is contained in a small white box with the product logo and description in green writing. I like how Simple put a lot of information on the packaging. It's nice to be able to read everything before purchase. A lot of the main information is located on the front of the box which is great when you are in a hurry. It is easy to read and understand. It goes straight to the point of what the product does. I like ...

Galaxy Quest (DVD) 13/09/2017

A Movie I Will Always Enjoy Watching

Galaxy Quest (DVD) I had taken a day off work sick and I was lying on the sofa feeling sorry for myself. Trying to find something decent to watch as I have slightly exhausted most of the horror films on Sky Movies, I came across Galaxy Quest. I have watched it many times before but it has always been a film I can watch many times and still enjoy all the same, plus I love watching Alan Rickman. Also for the sake of Ciao, I wanted to write a review on it and needed to refresh my memory. Cast Tim Allen as Jason Nesmith/Commander. Peter Quincy Taggart (Toy Story Franchise & The Santa Clause Franchise) Sigourney Weaver as Gwen DeMarco/Lt. Tawny Madison (Alien Franchise & Ghostbusters I & II) Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane/Dr. Lazarus (Harry Potter Franchise & Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street) Tony Shalhoub as Fred Kwan/Tech Sgt. Chen (Monk & Men in Black) Sam Rockwell as Guy Fleegman/Crewman #6 (The Green Mile & Iron Man 2) Daryl Mitchell as Tommy Webber/Lt. Laredo (House Party I & II & 10 Things I Hate About You) Enrico Colantoni as Mathesar (Veronica Mars & Just Shoot Me!) Missi Pyle as Laliari (Gone Girl & Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) Jed Rees as Teb (Elizabethtown & Deadpool) Patrick Breen as Quellek (Pushing Daisies & Madam Secretary) Rainn Wilson as Lahnk (Six Feet Under & House of 1000 Corpses) Sam Lloyd as Neru (Scrubs & Desperate Housewives) Robin Sachs as General Roth'h'ar Sarris (The Lost World: Jurassic Park & Megalodon) Justin Long as Brandon ...

Simple Revitalising Eye Roll-On 12/09/2017

Wakes Up My Eyes But Dark Circle Still There :(

Simple Revitalising Eye Roll-On Probably my main annoyance when it comes to my face is the dark circles under my eyes. People have told me that they don't look bad and they've seen worse but to me I hate them. They are quite dark sometimes I feel like I look like the living dead if I haven't put any makeup on myself. Shopping in Superdrug as my friend and I do before going to work occasionally, I came across this roll on and thought I would give it a try, just in case something magical happened. Simple Company Simple is a company in the skincare sector specifically working with sensitive skin. It was founded in 1960 by the Albion Group. After many buyouts, takeovers and name changes, Simple is currently owned by Unilever. Simple is predominately based in the UK but the company ships their products worldwide. What Simply Say "Our special blend of Simple revitalising goodness containing Pro-Vitamin B5, Cucumber Extract, Glycerin and Lupin Extract, helps to reduce puffiness and wake up and revitalise tired eyes." "No artificial perfume or colour. No unnecessary ingredients so it won't upset your skin. Dermatologically Tested and Approved" The Packaging The packaging I say is rather large considering that the roll on itself is of a normal tube size: Height - 10cm Width - 5cm Depth - 5cm However, I wouldn't say this was a negative but maybe something for the company to consider in the future if they are looking to become less wasteful and more eco-friendly. The packaging is made from cardboard so it ...

The Girl With All The Gifts (DVD) 08/09/2017

Easy Watch But Nothing To Gift Someone With

The Girl With All The Gifts (DVD) Again, going down my list of horror movies, I came across this little number on Sky Horror Movies. I had seen it advertised and thought that it looked rather interesting. I am not so much into zombies as some of my other friends are but I thought the story looked interesting and seeing as Gemma Arterton was in it, I couldn't exactly turn down a watch. I think because there were army men in it, my dad felt like he was able to watch it without feeling like I was subjecting him to another one of my gore fests that makes him feel sick. Fun Fact This movie was originally meant to be called "She Who Brings Gifts" but was changed to the same title at the book. Crew Director: Colm McCarthy (Spooks & Doctor Who) Producers: Will Clarke, Camille Gatin & Angus Lamont Writer: M.R. Carey Music: Cristobal Tapia de Veer (Jamaican Inn & Humans) Cinematography: Simon Dennis Editor: Matthew Cannings Cast Gemma Arterton as Helen Justineau (Quantum of Solace & St Trinian's) Paddy Considine as Sgt Eddie Parks (Cinderella Man & Hot Fuzz) Glenn Close as Dr Caroline Caldwell (The Real Thing & Fatal Attraction) Sennia Nanua as Melanie Anamaria Marinca as Dr Selkirk (Fury & The Missing Dominique Tipper as Devani (Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them & Vampire Academy) Fisayo Akinade as Pvt Kieran Gallagher Anthony Welsh as Pvt Dillon Joel Sheldon as T-shirt Boy Amy Newey and Elise Reed as Feral children Additional Information Based on the book by M. R. Carey Genre: Horror & ...

Sharpie Permanent Marker 07/09/2017

On Your Marks, Get Set, Sharpie W10

Sharpie Permanent Marker Being a secretary, I go through a lot of stationary. I promise I don't pinch all of it to take home when I need something to write my shopping list out on... Anywayssssss. I'll be reviewing the Sharpie Permanent Marker W10. Unfortunately, I cannot find an exact review for this specific brand but Sharpie Permanent Marker is quite board in its description as there are so many different varieties of the brand. Sharpie The Sharpie brand was founded in 1857 by Frederick W. Redington, Tom Sharp, William H. Sanford, Jr. and Walter DeGroft in the USA. They are manufactured by Newell Brands and specifically handle writing instruments; originally, they were designed by Sanford Ink Company before being acquired by Newell. Originally, Sharpie only made single permanent marker pens but since its founding, they have expanded to various pens and different styles of tips. They have become a very popular brand of men including sponsoring David Beckham and being the choice pen for astronauts on the International Space Station. At least we know they can be used at zero-gravity, that's handy to know, here on Earth. The Box The box that my pens come in are for the whole company and comes in boxes of 12. The box clearly shows the product and the description. The cardboard is quite thin so it may be easy to tear and for the pens to slide all over the place, so far, we have not had this issue as we keep these on the side with the lid open. The pens do not slide out when in this position and ...

The Conjuring 2 (DVD) 04/09/2017

Good Movie But Shame It's Over Exaggerated

The Conjuring 2 (DVD) I really enjoyed watching The Conjuring. For an avid horror fan, it was a breath of fresh air to watch something that made me want to squint my eyes and hide. James Wan truly captures terror and fright in his movies; so when I hear that they were making a sequel, I was absolutely delighted by the prospect of meeting Ed and Lorraine Warren again on scene. With a few bumps and jumps and the occasional dull moment, this movie for me was a twisting and turning venture onto whether I actually enjoyed it or not. Let's journey though this movie and come to my conclusion. Crew Director: James Wan (Insidious and Furious 7) Producers: Peter Safran (Annabelle and Buried), Rob Cowan and James Wan Screenplay: Chad Hayes (House of Wax and The Reaping), Carey W. Hayes (The Conjuring and Invincible), James Wan and David Leslie Johnson (Orphan and Red Riding Hood) Story: Chad Hayes, Carey W. Hayes and James Wan Music: Joseph Bishara (Ghosts of Mars and Dark Skies) Cinematography: Don Burgess (Spider-Man and The Muppets) Editor: Kirk Morri Cast Patrick Wilson as Ed Warren (Insidious and Watchmen) Vera Farmiga as Lorraine Warren (Bates Motel and Up in the Air) Madison Wolfe as Janet Hodgson (Devil's Due and Joy) Frances O'Connor as Peggy Hodgson (Mansfield Park and Bedazzled) Lauren Esposito as Margaret Hodgson Benjamin Haigh as Billy Hodgson Patrick McAuley as Johnny Hodgson Simon McBurney as Maurice Grosse (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 and Tinker Tailor ...

What is your Summer Drink? 01/09/2017

Where's The Rum Gone

What is your Summer Drink? I've been through many a drink in my time here on earth. I've sampled quite a lot and I now have a distinct flavour for what I do and don't like. Mainly talking about alcoholic beverages in this case but I'll swing by the soft drinks every now and again until I find the Summer Drink I am looking for. My First Booze My drinking days started when my mother let me have a tiny glass of Smirnoff Ice at the table at Christmas, generally cannot remember how old I was but that was probably my first alcoholic beverage. I remember playing with the foam from my daddy's Guinness pint, making little patterns in it. He then said "now taste your finger"... I winced like a child eating a lemon and that's probably where my hate for beer and the like began. Silly Kids Down The Field I started having a drink far too young. In school, at the weekend, we use to buy Lambrini and sit over the park. Not realising probably how intimidating that looked to walkers by, I so slightly feel bad for it now as I feel intimidated when I walk past a big group of people sitting on a wall outside the shop. Thing is, we weren't vicious, or vandalising anything or shouting abuse; I remember one time we helped an old lady with her shopping to her flat and she rewarded us with biscuits and tea. We just use to sit in a field and at the weekends, we would have some form of drink. Obviously, we shouldn't have done that but in my area, there isn't really much for young people to do. Skate parks and children's ...

Pioneer American Horror Story Season 2 Asylum (DVD) 31/08/2017

Check Me In Please... FOREVER

Pioneer American Horror Story Season 2 Asylum (DVD) After being fascinated by AHS: Murder House, the next in this anthology series is season 2: Asylum. I like to think that I am delightfully mental, Well? My seven personalities and I think so! There are a few things that really scare me in life; sharks, clowns, people in those mascot suits and mental people. Psychopaths terrify me, purely for the fact that they do things that we would find crazy but they can be purely rational, intelligent and charming. A little like Hannibal Lecter, that man really makes me shiver. This series is based around those types of people, psychopaths, the mentally deranged. Let's take a step inside the world of the asylum shall we? Once you're booked in, you probably won't be coming back out. Cast Zachary Quinto as Dr. Oliver Thredson (Star Trek (2009) and Heroes) Joseph Fiennes as Monsignor Timothy Howard (Elizabeth & Shakespeare in Love) Sarah Paulson as Lana Winters (12 Years a Slave & Carol) Evan Peters as Kit Walker (X-Men: Apocalypse & The Lazarus Effect) Lily Rabe as Sister Mary Eunice McKee (The Veil & Pawn Sacrifice) Lizzie Brocheré as Grace Bertrand (Rings) James Cromwell as Dr. Arthur Arden (I, Robot & The Green Mile) Jessica Lange as Sister Jude Martin (The Vow & Blue Sky) Chloë Sevigny as Shelley (American Psycho & The Brown Bunny) Ian McShane as Leigh Emerson (Deadwood & Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides) Naomi Grossman as Pepper (Fear, Inc) Fredric Lehne as Frank McCann (Men in Black & Zero Dark Thirty) Clea ...

Bridget Jones's Baby (DVD) 22/08/2017

Actually Enjoyed This Movie

Bridget Jones's Baby (DVD) I'll admit, I have never seen any of the other Bridget Jones films nor did I really intend to. It just never really appealed to me enough to watch it. Probably because I am too stuck in my horror movies, other films just seem too boring for me. However, with nothing to watch on TV and my Sky Movies horror collection severely depleting, I thought, well why not to Bridget Jones. Considering I hadn't seen any of the other films, I kind of know the basic characters and the story. Single woman trying to find love whose a little nutter but we all love her for it. I was actually pleasantly surprised with this movie. Crew Director: Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones's Diary & Incendiary) Producers: Tim Bevan (The Snowman (2017) & Baby Driver), Eric Fellner (The Danish Girl, The Theory of Everything) & Debra Hayward (The Boat That Rocked & Nanny McPhee) Screenplay: Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones Franchise), Dan Mazer (Dirty Grandpa & I Give It A Year) & Emma Thompson (Much Ado About Nothing (1993) & Beauty & The Beast (2017) Music: Craig Armstrong (World Trade Center & The Incredible Hulk) Cinematography: Andrew Dunn (The Butler & Endless Love) Editor: Melanie Ann Oliver (Pride & Before I Go To Sleep) Cast Renée Zellweger as Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary & Jerry Maguire) Colin Firth as Mark Darcy QC (Pride & Prejudice (1995) & Kingsman: The Secret Service) Patrick Dempsey as Jack Qwant (Sweet Home Alabana & Enchanted) Sally Phillips as Sharon "Shazzer" (Pride and ...

The Gallows (DVD) 21/08/2017

Another Film For The Meh Collection

The Gallows (DVD) I cannot remember when I watched the trailer for this movie but it had a cover of "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which I really liked listening to. It became one of those songs I could listen to over and over again and eventually, when the film came out on DVD, since the song had gotten me so addicted, I decided to watch the movie. I have purchased the DVD but I haven't got around to watching the special features. It was on Sky a while ago (whether it still is now I don't know) and I thought I would watch it again to refresh my memory purely for your entertainment. The things we do! Crew Directors: Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing Producers: Jason Blum (Sinister 2 & The Visit), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones & The Expendables 2 & 3), Dean Schnider, Benjamin Forkner, Chris Lofing & Travis Cluff Writers: Travis Cluff & Chris Lofing Music: Zach Lemmon Cinematography: Edd Lukas Editor: Chris Lofing Cast Reese Mishler as Reese Houser Pfeifer Brown as Pfeifer Ross Ryan Shoos as Ryan Shoos Cassidy Gifford as Cassidy Spilker Price T. Morgan as Price Jesse Cross as Charlie Grimille (1993) Melissa Bratton as Alexis Ross (2013) Alexis Schneider as Alexis Ross / Mary (1993) Theo Burkhardt as Rick Houser (2013) John Tanskly as Rick Houser (1993) Emily Jones as Ryan's mother Travis Cluff as Mr. Schwendiman Mackie Burt as Cheerleader Additional Information Genre: Horror Country: USA Language: English Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Blumhouse Production, Management 360 ...

In summer: do you prefer swimming in the sea or in the pool? 18/08/2017

I Prefer Swimming Where I Don't Get Eaten Alive

In summer: do you prefer swimming in the sea or in the pool? As some of you may know, I recently returned from a lovely holiday with my best friend from Jamaica. It was lovely out there. The food was great. The people were great. The weather was glorious; there is nothing in that holiday that I can really fault. Everything was perfect. Definite holiday blues when I returned I can tell you that for a fact. It is the main thing we do on holiday isn't it? Swimming. Whether it is in the sea or in a pool, it's the main thing we do as tourists and one of the main questions that people ask. "Did you go swimming?", "Did you go in the sea?" etc. During Jamaica. I won't lie, we didn't venture into the ocean. We went to the beach a couple of times and some of out excursions were at the beach but we didn't go in for a dip. Want to know the main reason why we decided to stick by the pool? It was closer to the bar! If we were on the beach, we would have had to walk to get our alcoholic beverages and we didn't want to do that. We always managed to get our loungers right next to the bar so we were only an arms length away from getting our rum and cokes. Diet for me. That was the only reason why we didn't go to the beach and swim in the sea much, if there was a bar at the beach we probably would have been there all the time. The scenery was beautiful and it was lovely and quiet there. When We Were Young When I was younger and we use to go on family holidays, you would always find me in the water. Whether it be a pool or the sea I would always be ...
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