My writings on Blair Witch

Hi everyone, happy Monday!

OK so on Friday I went to see a surprise horror movie in the Odeon Blanchardstown. I was so excited. Popcorn, horror and a surprise- what’s not to love. And it turned out to be Blair Witch!

 

What’s it about?

If you haven’t seen The Blair Witch Project (what is wrong with you) this is the direct sequel. James and group of friends head in the woods of Maryland to try find out what happened to his sister Heather all those years ago. As you can guess, they are tormented along the same lines as the original. While TBWP was one of the first found footage films to haunt us, this is an updated version with more advanced ways of recording your torment.

What I liked about it?

Oh my Gosh it was brilliant. We all know by now I love horrors, but for the most part they don’t particularly “scare” me, unless they’re really good or really messed up. Blair Witch SCARED me. I could feel myself getting anxious coming towards the end. And the ending didn’t disappoint.

What I didn’t like about it?

Nothing. I loved all off it.

Should you go see it?

YES! Whether you liked the original or not, you need to check this out. Don’t you wanna find out if they find Heather? Huh?

 

Bré x

 

My writings on Finding Dory

Hello guys! OK so I’ve been AWOL for a while, between my holidays and just general work and life crap. But I’m back b*tches.

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Whoops, got a bit carried away there. All you need to know is I have a lot of interesting (if not embarrassing) posts coming your way. To start us off I thought I’d tell you what I though of Finding Dory. If you haven’t seen its predecessor Finding Nemo, you need to stop reading this and go watch it. Go, we’ll wait for you.

OK ready?

What’s it about?

Starring a range of high profile actors, the sequel is about Dory’s journey to find her family, with the help of her new friends.

What I liked about it?

It is non stop funny. With loads of cute creatures (yes I know they’re not real) to goo over. I was a little worried that after such a long wait (thirteen freakin’ years) it would not live up to expectation. But it did, it totally did. This film will capture the hearts of all the young children and the people like me who fell in love with Dory long before this film.

What I didn’t like about?

Nothing, zilch.

Should you go see it?

Yes! With your kids or with your friends, you’ll enjoy it.

Can you see this without watching Finding Nemo?

Yes you can, the story picks up where the last one ended. But seriously, watch it. You will enjoy the subtle jokes a lot more.

Well ladies & gentlemen, if you do go see it please let me know what you thought.

Talk soon!

 

Bré x

 

 

My writings on The Conjuring 2

I can’t explain my excitement at seeing this film. As soon as I heard about the sequel I wanted to go see it. And of course I’m going to share my thoughts with you all  ha. Here is the trailer but if you liked The Conjuring as much as me you don’t even need to see it (I didn’t).

What’s it about?

Just like the first film this is based on a true story- The Enfield Poltergeist. Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga return to play Ed & Lorraine Warren. They travel to London to help single mother of four Peggy when her house becomes haunted.

What I like about it?

I was already familiar with the Enfield case (of course I was) so I knew the basic plot. The film is quite scary from the very beginning, with lots of jumpy bits. There are lots of twists and turns. There are also a few funny parts too.

What I didn’t like?

The ending or climax so to speak was a little too simplistic after such a big build up. Apart from that I loved it.

Should you go see it?

Yes! If you like horrors, ghosts and to be frightened you will love this! Oh, but I should tell you, that apparently when they play the original recording of the possession people have claimed to become ‘possessed’ ha.

If you go see it please let me know what you think!

 

 

Bré x

My writings on Money Monster

Anyone else feel like it’s been ages since I was at the cinema? No? Just me haha.

Well I went on Wednesday with Rose to see Money Monster. I’ve been dying to see it ever since I saw the trailer. You could feel the suspense in it.

What’s it about?

The film stars George Clooney as the presenter of a money advice show and Julia Roberts is his producer. Jack O’Connell (one of my new crushes) plays working class Kyle who takes the show hostage. That’s when it gets exciting.

What I liked about it?

The suspense is ongoing for the entire film. When you think you know how the story is going to go, you are surprised. There are a lot of random funny bits too which help break the tension. Jack O’Connell gave a great performance too. Also, I don’t really have a clue about stocks and finance but I was able to understand what was going on.

What I didn’t like about it?

There was only one thing I didn’t like which was the stereotypical assistant having the affair with her boss. Throw in a terrible Irish accent which just made it worse. Apart from that I can’t complain ha.

Should you go see it?

Yes! The film has you on the edge of your seat for the entire film. If you like suspense, drama and humour you’ll love it.

 

 

 

 

 Bré x

My writings on Preservation

I watched a film on Netflix the other day called Preservation. It was really good so I thought I’d tell you guys about it.

What’s it about?

Basically three people go camping in the woods. They wake up with all their stuff gone, phones, tent, water etc. And things just go from bad to worse.

What I like about it?

I love these kinds of movies. You’re not really sure what’s going on, who’s the bad guy. I was on the edge of my seat for the whole film. And it did not go the way I expected.

What I didn’t like?

There is the typical three person scenario; two boys, one girl. I’m not mad about clichés. Too predictable.

Should you watch it?

Yes! If you like suspense and mystery. It’s similar to The Strangers, Eden Lake and Ils.

 

If you do watch it please let me know what you think!

 

Bré x

My writings on Hush

Hi everyone! OK so I know my reviews are usually about films from the cinema but on Thursday I found time to chill and watch a horror on Netflix. I know it sounds silly but recently I’m finding it harder to have time to watch a good film on Netflix. Most of the time after work, blogging, cooking and any other ‘adult’ tasks when I sit down to watch Netflix I end up watching the same old TV shows so I can let me mind go on autopilot.

I saw this film on Netflix  and the description done nothing for me. Then by chance while watching trailers on Youtube so I watched it. I was hooked and had to watch it.

What’s it about?

In simple terms it’s about Maddie who is deaf and dumb and some mad man breaks in and gets off on the whole thing. Watch the trailer, tell me what you think.

What I liked about it?

I love home invasion films and films where the victims fight back. The suspense is really good and I felt tense for most of the film. The idea of her not being able to speak or hear is really good and so scary. For example (without spoiling too much), in the scene in the trailer where he comes inside and takes her phone, just before that it shows Maddie and the door sliding behind her and she doesn’t move and your just like “WTF” It’s so good. I like the bad guys character too.

What I didn’t like?

OK, so I’m going to contradict myself here by using the same scene as an example for something I didn’t like. I think there could have been less sound. In some scenes we could hear a very low sound, obviously to show you what Maddie was hearing. Then in the scene I wrote about above, we can hear the door sliding when he comes in. I feel it would have been even more tense if we just saw the door open in silence and him walking around behind her. There is a scene like that near the end with no sound and oh my, it was brilliant.

Should you watch it?

Yes! I thought it was so good! If you like the home invasion films or horrors in general then check it out. And the ending won’t disappoint you.

Let me know what you guys think 🙂

 

 

Bré x

My writings on the Angry Birds movie

Hi everyone! So on Sunday I brought my nephews (8,12) to see Angry Birds. I’m sure most of you know about the game Angry Birds and I was definitely one who played it a lot!

What’s it about?

The film stars Jason Sudeikis as Red,  a bird who lives on the outskirt of Bird Island who has problems with anger. When the Pigs come from Piggy Island to explore he is the only one who is suspicious of them. However when the pigs true plans are revealed, the other happy go lucky birds must be like Red and get angry to stop them.

What I liked about it?

When I first heard they were doing the film I was like “how will they make a story line out of it?” but the plot is actually good. You get to see all the characters from the game. There is a lot of funny bits and even some jokes for the adults that fly over kids heads.

What I didn’t like?

There wasn’t really anything to dislike. Most children’s films don’t give you high expectations as serious films may do.

Should you go see it?

If you have kids, they will definitely love it. Even young kids because there are a lot of colours and action going on. If you are an adult but like funny, silly kids movies, you will love it too. I do suggest going to a late showing to avoid the very young kids.

 

 

 

Bré x

Blogger night out with IBA

Hi everyone! So if you follow my Snapchat (@breesanchezz) you will know that last week the Irish Bloggers Association (IBA) were invited by Oscar’s Bar and Kitchen to try out their menu and have a couple of drinks. It was only my second blogger meet up and I was really excited to meet some more fellow bloggers.

When I arrived I was greeted with a gin cocktail which was yummy, and not too strong. There were a lot of bloggers there and I was a bit like a deer in headlights. Not sure where to sit I went to say hello to Fiona first. Fiona runs the IBA and she is very friendly. She led me to a table and introduced me to everyone.

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I sat down and discovered this table was food bloggers. When you’re there to try a tasting menu this is a good thing. They knew a lot more about food than me and they were lovely! Their blogs are a real mix so I suggest checking them out. (I’ll post all the links at the end to their blogs and to the restaurant)

The food was all different and was presented differently. They had a lot of vegetarian options because one of the girls at our table was vegetarian and they made sure she had something for each course.

The staff were all so friendly. I’ve said before and I’ll say it again. It really makes a difference to your experience whether it’s a fancy restaurant or the cinema. They also knew a lot about the food. There was none of this throw the plates on the table and run. They explained what was in each dish, how it was cooked and offered a drink that would compliment it.

There was also a singer who really set the mood with a mix of blues/swing. The decor is really nice and the atmosphere is chilled.

My favourite dish would have to be the steak. I usually wouldn’t order it but it was delicious so it might be my new choice ha. Then the dessert came out. Danny the waiter was hilarious. After serving them he told us “Jesus himself would say ‘you deserve this'”. It was beautiful and was served with a dessert wine.

I had a really great time in good company. It’s nice chatting to other bloggers because it’s such a diverse community. The food was amazing and we were not short of drinks ha.

I have to suggest Oscar’s for my friends next dinner date. We love trying new places and Rose is vegetarian and Edie is Vegan. Oh and how could I forget the little gift we got when leaving. They really went above and beyond to accommodate us.

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Here is the links for you guys to check out:

http://www.oscarsbarandkitchen.ie/

http://thehealthytart.com/category/healthy-food-blog/page/6/

http://www.tastymediterraneo.com/

https://twitter.com/pixael_com

https://t.co/NYofO7Rktj

https://twitter.com/FranklyBuble

 

Bré x

 

My writings on TheJungle Book

Hi everyone, hope you’re having a nice weekend.

I went to see the new Jungle Book with my friend Rose. I will point out that my nephews didn’t want to go because they’re “not babies” (8 & 12).

 

What’s it about?

A CGI packed, star studded, 2016 version of Rudyard Kipling’s famous story. Bill Murray, Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Scarlett Johansson and Christopher Walken star. Mowgli is played by the young Neel Sethi. I feel there’s no need for a description but for those living under a rock it is about a man cub who lives in the jungle with his animal family.

What I liked?

The CGI is amazing for the most part. Neel does a great job as Mowgli. It is a modern tale of a classic. It is fun to see your childhood favourite come to life. My favourite was Bagheera (also in the classic). The film overall is brilliant.

What I didn’t like?

There was one bit where I thought the CGI looked really bad. And there was not enough interaction with the elephants for my liking compared to the original (if you’ve seen it you will know what I mean) There were a few other parts where the film does not stay true to the original, and I have a thing about films being remade and not sticking to the story.  I did not like the ending. Enough said.

Should you go see it?

Yes definitely! The kids (who like going to the cinema-my nephews don’t) will love it. Beware there are a few jumpy parts but they add to the fun. Also, we weren’t the only adults who went to see it. Remember, this was a childhood favourite for people of all ages. I still prefer the original however and if for some insane crazy reason you haven’t seen it? Go, watch it! Here’s the trailer 🙂

 

 

Bré x

 

 

 

 

My writings on Friend Request

Hi everyone! So last night I brought my eldest nephew to see Friend Request (don’t worry, he’s 16 ha). There wasn’t much else on and we like horrors. It reminded me of the film out last year Unfriended. I thought it looked like a crapper version of it so my hopes weren’t very high.

What’s it about?

A mysterious girl in Laura’s class adds her on Facebook and she accepts. That’s when things get weird. She unfriends her. That’s when things get scary. Laura’s friends start dying all around her. It’s not a star studded cast so no point in dropping names.

What I liked?

It exceeded my expectations and was different than Unfriended. I enjoyed the story line which had some shocks. There were a lot of scary parts too.

What I didn’t like?

The only thing I didn’t like was the ending, but hey, I can be picky. My nephew liked it too. However I would suggest Unfriended over this.

 

 

Bré x