Bombshell | Film Review

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It's officially Awards season, and this is a film that got nominated for more Academy Awards than I thought it would - which is great because it's an important story. It came out in the UK yesterday, so there's a lot of time to see it before the Oscars!

In the world of Fox News, many things are swept under the carpet. But when employee Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman) decides to finally speak out about the sexual harassment she had faced at the hands of founder Roger Ailes (John Lithgow), the repercussions affect every woman working under Ailes, including Fox News correspondent Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron).

I liked this movie a lot, and I was surprised at how little of the story I'd actually heard before watching it.

The film focuses on three extremely important characters that spark conversations that needed to be had at the time that these incidents took place (because, if you couldn't tell, this is a true story), but they are also conversations that…

Long Shot | Film Review

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I really wanted to see this when it came out and I can't remember why I didn't, but when it came out on Netflix recently I was so excited to finally have the chance to see it.

Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) and Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) were childhood friends years ago. Now she's the Secretary of State, and he's a journalist who finds himself without a job right when Charlotte is looking for a speech writer. But can these two clashing personalities work together to ensure Charlotte's run for presidency?

I really loved this film. I knew I would like it, but I had no idea how much I would love it.

Seth Rogen's movies have a specific brand of comedy that is evident right from the first scene. It's the kind of thing where, if you like other Seth Rogen movies, you're very likely to like this one.

It's really interesting to have a movie based on politics that is purely a comedy - and actually funny. Of course, the movie probably wouldn'…

Angel of Mine | Film Review

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This is a film that recently came out on Netflix, and it had a really interesting plot, so I thought I'd see if it was as good as the plot suggested.

Lizzie (Noomi Rapace) lost her baby in a fire many years ago - a tragic accident that she has never been able to get over. But when she sees a little girl who looks eerily familiar, Lizzie is forced to consider whether she is losing her mind, or whether it's possible that her daughter could still be alive.

I had heard good things about this film before seeing it, so I was really disappointed when I actually watched it and it was just okay.

At the start, I couldn't really pinpoint what it was about the film that I found a bit weird and jarring. It took at least 30 minutes for me to figure out that the film wasn't sitting quite right with me because it didn't feel like it was driven by either character or plot. For a while, it just felt like a bunch of random scenes put together that had no impact on each ot…

Review #69: Christmas Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella

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I haven't done a book review in a few months, so I thought I'd start back with the first book I've read this year - Christmas Shopaholic. I am such a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella and the whole Shopaholic series, so I was really excited to read this book!

Becky is back - but she's in more of a panic than ever. Because this year, she's hosting Christmas for the first time, which she thought would be easy. But with her sister demanding a vegan turkey, buying the perfect present for husband Luke and working out the ulterior motives of a pushy ex-boyfriend, Christmas will be anything but easy.

To be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of the Shopaholic book that came before this one, 'Shopaholic To The Rescue', so while I was looking forward to this one, I was also a bit wary about it before I started reading.

It's safe to say that I enjoyed this one a lot more than I enjoyed the previous one. But with this book, I only started liking it in the last m…

Marriage Story | Film Review

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Welcome to my first post of 2020!

I've actually been putting off writing this review. I saw the film ages ago now, and while I was watching it I wrote my notes for my review. But for some reason, I felt like my notes weren't enough, like they didn't truly capture how I felt about the film. And I think this is because I didn't know how I truly felt about the film until I saw it for the second time and could finally pinpoint the things that I did and didn't like.

Nicole (Scarlett Johansson) and Charlie (Adam Driver) are a couple who are on the brink of divorce. As they go through the painful process and see their relationship examined under a microscope, they are both forced to discover that their marriage was never what they thought it was.

I loved this film, I really did. But I have to say that there were also some things that I didn't like. The problem with this is that I feel both extremes - the things that I liked, I loved, and the things that I …

Goodbye 2019

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This isn't going to be a long post, but something that I've done for the last 2 years is to write out my 'Statistics' - the list of things that I keep track of over the year. And I especially wanted to do it because not only is it the end of the year, but the end of the Decade. So I want to remember my 2019 with these numbers.

Movies Watched: 396

TV Shows Started:

TV Shows Finished:

Cinema Trips:

Books Read:

Fanfic Chapters Uploaded:

Blog Posts Written:
Looking back on last year, nearly every number (other than blog posts written and TV Shows) is lower, and as this is the first year that I've had a full-time job, I'm really happy with what I've done this year.
But that's the end of 2019 on Lou's World, and I can't wait to see what next year has in store.

2019 Favourites!

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I haven't done a Favourites post since August, and a big part of that had to do with the fact that only having one or two favourites a month doesn't really qualify for a full post - so I thought I'd save up my individual favourites and put them all into one big end-of-the-year post. And here it is!

Favourite Movie (1): Joker

This is my favourite film of the year without a doubt. I've already reviewed it, which you can read HERE, and I stand by everything I said in that review. It's a really smart, incredibly well-made movie and I hope it wins a plethora of awards in the new year because it deserves them all.

(2): Avengers: Endgame

You can read my review of this HERE, but this was hardly a surprise. This is a film that was 10 years and 21 films in the making, and for me it absolutely lived up to the hype that it created.

(3): The Star Wars Saga

Read my review of the first 8 movies HERE and my review of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker HERE. Now, while The Ri…