The Incredible Romance in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Since seeing The Curious Case of Benjamin Button at the cinema when it was released I have had a soft spot for it ever since. A truly incredible film filled with so many emotions while managing to be thought provoking. I watched it again a couple of weeks ago now and have still been thinking about the meeting in the middle scene. Probably not a more satisfying scene in the whole film when Benjamin and Daisy can eventually be together.

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Quote: Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa from 2006 was the first Rocky film that I managed to see on the big screen at the cinema on its original release. I went back to witness it all again last week before Cineworld closed and I still throughly enjoy the sixth film in the franchise. This quote below is certainly one of the best! That is something that we need to think about everyday right?

The Cinema and My Mental Health

Today is World Mental Health Day and I thought I would get involved with this blog post about my own mental health and how I find Cinema to be a fantastic way to keep it under control and a release from not only the world and life but from myself as well.

Considering Cineworld have just closed across the UK and Odeon are operating some cinemas on a weekend only, it seems even more appropriate to be talking about this. During the lockdown and period of time I was on furlough I also lost the best thing to keep me calm and at times sane. The cinema. While that might seem a little bit dramatic and over the top, it is the place where I truly switch off from everything and not look at my phone for a few hours. Something that is difficult when you are just at home.

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Help Needed!

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Everyone ends up with family friends who become more like a family and second family. Mine live in Houston, Texas (originally from the UK). This is Steve who I have always referred to as Uncle Steve! Last week he had a quadruple heart bypass, now in the US things are very different in terms of employment and healthcare to the UK. Steve is self-employed and now won’t be able to work for a couple of months.

I would really appreciate if anyone could help out for this truly special man, who is the nicest you could ever meet!

If you can donate anything a Go Fund Me page has been set up by one of his daughters:  gf.me/u/nyvjw6

Why I still love Friends as much as ever!

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Friends originally aired from 1994-2004. I would guess I started watching it around 1998/1999 and caught up with the episodes whilst still on TV, watching the final seasons as they happened.

My love for the TV show has always been huge from collecting them on VHS yes really on VHS and constantly watching them over and over whilst having a poster on my wall! Since then I upgraded on DVD but I don’t think I actually had each season. Then going all out and buying the Blu-Ray box set with every single season and episode! Throughout all that still watching at any time on E4 then now Comedy Central. It is one of those shows that it really doesn’t matter how many times I watch each episode, I could probably quote each and every line from each episode as well!

From January 2018 the full series was added to Netflix UK following on from it being added to Netflix US last year. A very exciting start to 2018. I have naturally been watching episodes and episodes between films and other things and was outraged that millennials watching for the first time and complaining about all aspects of the show! Especially considering I have just checked that millennials range from 1982-2002 therefore I am classed as one of them being born in 1987. Let’s just say this must be the younger of the generation!

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7 Films that surprised me in 2017

The great thing about watching so many films is that every so often you will watch something that you are totally surprised with and really enjoyed it. Often when you were not expecting to like it at all! Somtimes these can really become hidden gems!

These are the films I watched at the cinema during 2017

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Wonder Woman Quote!

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I thought after seeing the film on Thursday and still buzzing about it, since bought a t-shirt and a new POP figure to add to my collection. I thought this quote was very poignant due to the current state of our world and the events that have happened in recent weeks in the UK and spanning the past few years around the world.

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