Movie night!

Yup, it was that time of the month again last night…Chicks at the Flicks! Breaking Dawn p2! Having blitzed through the other movies & all of the books in under a month in preparation, 7pm rolled around & it was finally time get to our vampire on. I had heard mixed reviews from friends who had already seen it so I went in not knowing what to expect. Despite reading the book & knowing how it SHOULD end, there was a rumor floating around about a twist. I will say no more on that though!

Now, I honestly can’t say that it was the best movie of the saga because it wasn’t, but it did justice to the book at least. Which is hard as there is soooooo much that couldn’t possibly translate into the movie but actually makes the characters much more interesting & dynamic. I found the characters quite lacking in the movie due to this. Although, I do prefer the movie Bella to the book one. She is quite a needy character in the book, a damsel in-too-much distress if you ask me, but as they can’t really put all her thoughts etc from the book into the movie she comes across quite the strong, silent type. Quite an improvement! It’s always interesting to see how different characters come across differently to everyone, & how the actors interpret & portray them. And when your image of them coincides with the actor’s portrayal, it can be quite magical (*cough, Edward, cough*) And when it doesn’t, what a let-down (*cough, Jacob,cough*)

There were a couple of LOL moments too, listen out for the Romanians…dodgy ass accents, and for Aro’s delighted(I’m assuming, it was hard to tell) laugh…you will know exactly what I mean when you get to that part! So random!

As is always the case though, the books are far superior & I am glad I read them AFTER I had seen the 1st 4 movies, which makes me wonder if I would have raved about the last movie if I’d waited to read the last part of the book instead. I will never know I suppose, so I will just have to re-watch & re-read them all again at some point I guess…not that I need an excuse!

Maybe the Vampire Diaries next? I’m not so sure I could endure more of the True Blood series, although I am curious where the story goes. They cleverly ended series 1 on a bit of a cliffhanger! I might just leave it until winter though, the sun has finally made it out for more than a few hours at a time & there is far too much to do outside!


The Sapphires

Yes, it was that time again…Chicks at The Flicks, the best event ever! Ok, slight exaggeration I’ll admit, but  to have a couple of hours out of the house by myself with a few friends once a month is pure bliss. Even the not-the-best-brand of wine they serve tastes sweeter when I’m with adult company & the Gu dessert…OMG!

The movie last night was The Sapphires. To be honest, it really didn’t look like my kind of movie, but I didn’t let THAT stop me from getting out! I’m always skeptical with “homegrown” movies (ok,ok it’s an Australian film not a Kiwi one but we’re close enough neighbours for it to be classed as “homegrown”…I’m guessing you Ozzies will disagree, but just deal with it *wink*)

The Sapphires Poster

I was really surprised…it was good! Inspired by true events it was a feelgood comedy…although they did sneakily add some tear-jerker moments. I don’t like to be surprised by those! At one point it went from funny-romantic-devastatingly sad(hmmm ok, probably just sad) in the space of 20 seconds & totally caught everyone off guard! Thankfully they only keep you in this awful space for about 10min & then all is right with the world again.

The Irish actor Chris O’Dowd, who plays the talent scout is brilliant. By no means a “Brad Pitt”(he’s still my celebrity crush so you’ll have to forgive me) but is just so cute in this movie you have to love him. The acting was a tiny bit ‘iffy’ in some parts but on the whole I thoroughly enjoyed it! Despite it being set during the Vietnam War, there isn’t alot of focus on the actual war but rather the people around the singers who happen to be IN THE VICINITY of war. (I hope that makes sense without disrespecting the soldiers etc who fought, I just mean it wasn’t a ‘war film’ as such)And yes, you Australian Idols nuts  fans, that is Jessica Mauboy from the fourth(?) season.

Definitely worth a see if you’re looking for something easy to watch…


Hysteria is a 2011 British romantic comedy film directed by Tanya Wexler. It stars Felicity JonesMaggie GyllenhaalRupert Everett and Hugh Dancy.[1] The film, set in the Victorian era, shows how the medical management of hysteria led to the invention of the vibrator.[1] The film’s title refers to the once-common medical diagnosis of female hysteria. (Wikipedia)

The latest movie to hit the cinemas here. I went to an early screening of it for “Chicks at The Flicks” last night. I had little to no idea what it was about but as it was a chance for me to get out again with a couple of friends, have a glass of wine & a giggle, I was game. I had only seen a very brief clip of it at last month’s ‘outing’ & caught a glimpse of the clothing typical of the 1880’s & wasn’t really that blown away. Granted it was only about a minutes worth of footage! I now know why they chose the footage that they did though!

It was H.I.L.A.R.I.O.U.S!!!!! I was in tears at one point from laughing so hard! If you haven’t heard about it or seen a preview, check it out here. Only a short clip but gives you a little taste of where the laughs may be! Based on true facts (I did google it as I was a little bitty skeptical) about how, until 1952, Hysteria was an actual medical diagnosis for woman. You have to read about it, it’s crazy! Crazy funny that is, to imagine this type of thing happening, especially in those times!

I won’t go into detail as it will give too much away but do yourself a favour, grab a couple of girlfriends & go and watch it. The men folk among us may cringe so leave them at home to babysit!

Hysteria Poster
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The Magic of Mike

So I have been meaning to blog about the hamburger rolls I made earlier this week but, combined with my efforts being deemed YUCK by Hubby(although Master 2 disagreed, he’s had 4 to date) & the fact I went to see Magic Mike last night, it was a no-brainer which I chose to blog about!

Now I enjoy a bit of the ol’ eye candy as much as the next woman but I honestly didn’t have very high hopes for this little motion picture. It was more the fact I was going to get out on a “school night”, sans kids & it would include a glass of wine…what more could a girl ask for!?Oh yeah, good female company..check; a cinema filled with woman only..check; Matthew McConaughey in a thong..check; Channing Tatum…check!!



When the opening scene included Channing Tatum’s very lovely behind I knew I had come to the right place. Anyone who went to TVHS may recall the edition of the Viewsion where Miss Cummings was interviewed (I was about Std 6 or 7 I think-don’t even ask me what that is in Grades!) & she explained that a butt just needed to be big enough to fit into your 2 hands(The question she was asked I cannot remember for the life of me but looking back it probably wasn’t appropriate for a high school mag!haha) but that was the first thing that sprang into my mind!Ahhh the memories!

And those of you who enjoy CSI Miami look out for Adam Rodriguez (Eric Delko) on the left of the picture

Don’t get me wrong, there were no ‘naughty’ scenes just a few “peaks of cheeks” And, surprise surprise the story wasn’t too bad either. Nothing ground breaking but entertaining nonetheless.


Do yourself a favour, grab a few girl friends & go & see it. That’s girls who are friends not for you men to take girlfriends….