Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Princess Bride

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: The Princess Bride

Hello and happy Friday, all! This week has been crazy for me. I’m terribly sorry for not keeping up with all the posts that have been going up from all my fellow bloggers out there. I feel like the Queen of Slime, the Queen of Filth, the Queen of Putrescence. Boo. Boo. Rubbish. Filth. Slime. Muck. Boo. Boo. Boo.*

*Beware, this post is funny and full of quotes (even though Game of Thrones doesn’t have anything to do with The Princess Bride). 

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THE PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN BLOGATHON

THE PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN BLOGATHON

Read up on some great posts from bloggers all around about the incredibly talented Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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“I can’t control anything: working, smoking, eating, it’s all the same. Let’s just say I have a tendency to replace one addiction with another” – Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman died on February 2nd, 2014. He was only 46 years old. It was a tragic occurrence and it rattled the film world. Each performance of his now seems so much more important, as his body of work is now finite. Over a year on, we are celebrating his birthday with a blogathon dedicated to the great man, and I’d like to thank everyone who took part. Thank you!!!

You may not know it, but as a youngster Hoffman was obsessed with sport. It didn’t matter what sport, he would throw all his energy into it. The sport that he focused the most on though was wrestling, which surely played a part in developing Hoffman’s personality. Wrestling is about mental…

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2 Movies 1 Moment: A Bike Ride

2 Movies 1 Moment: A Bike Ride

Hello and good morning, everyone! Check out the next instalment that David and I did of 2 Movies 1 Moment where we look at scenes with a bike ride. Hope you have a lovely day!

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A Weekly Feature Taking A Closer Look At A Shared Moment In Two Films.

This Week: A Bike Ride

Bikes in movies have long been a staple. They can reveal a quirky character trait or hint at a philosophy or be the mechanism for some fun. Sometimes they are the whole focus of the film, such as Breaking Away and Quicksilver. This week, we take a closer look at two movies and one moment where a bike ride suddenly becomes the most memorable part of these films.


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Movie Title: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

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Director:

Steven Spielberg

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Film Summary: A boy named Elliott befriends an extra-terrestrial (E.T.) who was left behind when his spaceship came to earth. The two develop a strong bond as Elliott does everything he can to help E.T. get home.

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The Moment: Elliott (Thomas) and his…

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DIY Mondays – Upholstery Part 2

DIY Mondays – Upholstery Part 2

Hey guys, sorry this post is coming late in the day – I’ve been so busy today! Eeek! I’ve been busy in general lately and haven’t been keeping up with all of the other lovely blogs out there either. So sorry about that. I’m going to make more of an effort to keep up with it. If I’ve missed one of your recent posts, it’s not intentional, I promise! Please post a link to it in the comments if you want me to read it and I will definitely do so. I’ll also do my best to go back and read them without your prompting.

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Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Mr. Brooks

Friday Night Movie Recommendation: Mr. Brooks

For tonight’s recommendation I have a movie that stars my all-time favourite movie star crush: the incredibly handsome and ever charming, Kevin Costner. Now that you all know about my undying love for Kevin, I have to admit that I might be a bit biased when it comes to his movies. There are a lot of movies he did that received pretty terrible critical reviews and I still LOVED them. Namely, Waterworld, which has a whopping 42% on Rotten Tomatoes and The Postman which has an incredibly underwhelming 9%. I really liked these movies. Anyone else out there with me on this? I should have added them to my Guilty Pleasures list that I did with David over at That Moment In but I really don’t feel all that guilty about it. I digress. Mr. Brook didn’t receive the best reviews but it’s still a good movie and certainly worth a watch tonight. Let me tell you why.

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Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Crispy Zucchini Bites

Wednesday Night Kitchen Raid: Crispy Zucchini Bites

There are a couple items that I consistently get in my weekly fruit and veggie basket. One of them is zucchini. As someone who didn’t eat very much zucchini prior to these baskets coming, it was becoming a bit of a struggle to continuously find new ways to integrate them into recipes. You can only have so many Zucchini Boats. Last week I received two more. What in the world was I going to do with them? That’s when I realized – when all else fails, batter em’ and fry em’.

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25 Films We Secretly Love But Would Never Tell Anyone (Until Now)

25 Films We Secretly Love But Would Never Tell Anyone (Until Now)

Here is a list of some movies that a couple of us hate to admit that we love.

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Movies are a magical thing, able to transport us to places we’ve never been, share with us emotions and experiences like never before, and allow us to take a break from our own lives and live in someone else’s, at least for a few hours. Of course there are times when admitting any of that is the last thing we want to do, as some movies just seem like they were made for someone else entirely. Here are 25 films that we have kept a secret passion for but never told anyone (until now).


DAVID’S LIST: GIRL LOVE, LOTS OF WATER, ROMANCE, TERRIBLE SPECIAL EFFECTS AND KEANU REEVES

Lost and Delirious (2001)

Waterworld (1995)

Pretty Woman (1990)

Supergirl (1984)

The Lake House (2006)

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ADAM’S LIST: MIND GAMES, SILLY ACTION, HEARTBREAK, ROBOTS AND A SINGING OBI WAN KENOBI

Repo Men (2010)

Knight And Day (2010)

(500) Days of Summer (2009)

WALL-E (2008)

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

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NELSON’S LIST: LOVE, TALKING LLAMAS, A SECRET ROOM, MURDER AND HEY, MORE KEANU REEVES

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DAN’S LIST: A BRAVE WARRIOR, MONSTERS, DOOMED LOVE AND YES! DOUBLE KEANU REEVES

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2 Movies 1 Moment: A Birthday Party

2 Movies 1 Moment: A Birthday Party

Check out what David over at That Moment In and I have been up to.

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A Weekly Feature Taking A Closer Look At A Shared Moment In Two Films.

This Week: A Birthday Party

Birthday parties are a heavy favorite in films as they are a great way to introduce characters, bring characters together, establish tone or just have fun. There have been some great birthday party moments in movies, some that are sentimental (Who can forget that sweet first kiss in Sixteen Candles?) and some that are just hilarious (Frank the Tank taking a dart to the neck in Old School). Here are two birthday party moments we’d like to share.


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Movie title: The Birds

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Director: Alfred Hitchcock


Film Summary: The Birds follows Melanie Daniels (Tippi Hedren) as she travels to Bodega Bay to play a charming ruse on Mitch Brenner (Rod Taylor), a man she met the previous…

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DIY Mondays : Upholstery Part 1

DIY Mondays : Upholstery Part 1

Happy Monday, all! Remember when I made over my dinning room set? Yeah, that was a LONG time ago. I actually finished the upholstery not long thereafter but I never got around to editing the video and then I kind of forgot about it. Well, here it is in all it’s glory. This was a lot simpler than I thought it would be so if you have a similar project on the go, don’t be afraid to jump right in.

For those of you who would like to see the process, here are the previous steps in this project:

I know I say in the video that I will give a price breakdown for all the aspects of this makeover and I will, I’m just going to finish posting the last two upholstery videos after this one and then I will do a recap post with all that info.

Have a lovely start to your week!

Friday Night Movie Recommendation & Philip Seymour Hoffman Blogathon Entry | Mary and Max

Friday Night Movie Recommendation & Philip Seymour Hoffman Blogathon Entry | Mary and Max

“Mary Dinkle’s eyes were the colour of muddy puddles.  Her birthmark, the colour of poop.” And so begins an incredibly endearing movie about unconventional friendships, what it is to be normal, and how our connections with other people touch and shape our lives.

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