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Movies Of 2017 - December Recapped!

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As you can imagine, December is massively seasonal based in Chez Emma. If you haven't watched Die Hard, Home Alone and Muppet's Christmas Carol by December 3rd then you're slacking... and you know I got the Christmas party started right.

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The Man Who Invented Christmas ★★★★★
Two years after the success of Oliver Twist, Charles Dickens is suffering financial hardship from the failure of his last three books. Rejected by his publishers, he sets out to write a new book to restore his finances. Seeing inspiration around London, most notably a rich man's funeral that is largely unattended, he begins writing A Christmas Carol, due in six weeks in order to be published by Christmas. As Charles begins to develop his story, he interacts with the characters he is writing about, most notably Ebenezer Scrooge.


Christmas spirit abounds this month, and I was so happy to see it start with this film. I'm fed up of saying "I hadn't heard anything about this film until i…

Movies To See In 2018

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Last year's movies to see was short and disappointing... I honestly don't know how I couldn't find more films coming out. So... must try harder. Here we go I'm going to go all out for this (if I can).

Show guide:

One Star ★ : I'm really looking forward to it.Two Stars ★★ : If you invite me to do something on opening day... I will be telling you I'm sick and can't make it.

January
Arctic Justice - Puffin henchmen and an Arctic fox with a dream.

Blame - A taboo relationship leads to a vengeful chain of events.

The Commuter - A businessman is caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his daily commute home.

Early Man - An Aardman production where Early Man is about to be evicted, by a Bronze Age city.

Molly's Game - Done and dusted thanks to Cineworld's last Unlimited Screening of 2017.

February
★★  Black Panther - After the death of his father T'Challa returns home to take his place on the throne.

Den of Thieves - The elite unit of the LA County Sheriff…

Movies Of 2017 - November Recapped!

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November, or as some have called it, the month of the Unlimited Screening. Five hot off the reel films to sink out teeth into, and plenty of others besides. One thing is for sure, I have probably met every single Unlimited Card holder this month, and they really are a varied bunch!

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Bad Mom's Christmas ★★★★★
A whole festive light display, matching hair styles, and a request for money. When Amy, Kiki and Carla's mums (sorry moms) turn up out of the blue they quickly realise that this time they need to take back Christmas.



First Christmas film of the season... if we're not including the fact I watched Die Hard the other day. The first one was such fun that I had to go and see this one. This one is perfect girl's night viewing. I don't know what to say to this one, it's funny, and it's got a gorgeous stripping Santa... ladies, if that doesn't do it for you then I don't know what will. (Oh wait... Jason Momoa and Gal Gadot in Justice League.) [01/11]

9 Books That Stuck With Me

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In my spare room I have a bookshelf. They're everywhere in my house, but this one is different. These shelves aren't quite like any of the others.

When I first go to bed in a new house I perch on the edge of the mattress and take in my surroundings. If you do that in my spare room you'll see a whole array of books staring straight up at you. To look at them you would say that they were put there for lack of another place to store them, but each of them is there for a reason, my reason.

Jokingly, I describe this bookshelf as the most intellectual in the whole house. That may or may not be true, but all I mean is that there's a story to almost every one of them. Those books have been smiled at, cried over and howled at with laughter. These are books that I love, and I would love you to love too.

Truth be told, I can't remember the whole story line to a couple of them. There are specific memories though that are just stuck in my brain from when I read them.

People fre…

Selfishness, It's All About You

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Selfish:
(of a person, action, or motive) lacking consideration for other people; concerned chiefly with one's own personal profit or pleasure.
synonyms: egocentric, egotistic, egotistical, egomaniacal, self-centred, self-regarding, self-absorbed, self-obsessed, self-seeking, self-serving, wrapped up in oneself, inward-looking, introverted, self-loving;
That all sounds kind of terrible doesn't it? While only ever doing selfish deeds might indeed be some of those things, you shouldn't let it stop you making selfish decisions.

I'm looking at a word with this meaning:

Selfish:
making a choice that is for the benefit of your own well being.
As children we're taught that we should be nice to others and always be considerate. That's exactly how it should be. From the beginning our parents are there to make all our major decisions for us, but at some point we learn to fend for ourselves.
As adults we're stuck with using our best judgement, and for most people (it…

Magic In Mind

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I went to London to see the queen... well, the queen of children's fiction, J.K. Rowling.


The British Library opened their Harry Potter A History Of Magic exhibition last month, and today on Sirius Black's birthday, I went to see it.

Muggles wouldn't think anything of it, but when you enter the exhibition you have your bag search by a group of wizards... how did I know this? Well the "security guards" have wands with lights on the end to poke through your bags... I mean, I didn't hear them say lumos, but you've got to imagine that they're so good at it that they don't need to say it out loud anymore.

Look up
One of the things I like to remember is to always look up. If you don't look up while you're in the gallery then you're going to miss something quite magical.

When you queue for entry, look up and you'll see a swarm of winged keys. In the journey portion of the exhibition look up and you'll see open books flying across the …

Movies Of 2017 - October Recapped

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Already getting this month off to a good star by pre-booking my Thor ticket, and the Unlimited screening of The Death Of Stalin. Although I have since seen the 3D trailer of Thor and, well, ladies... I feel like it needs to be seen in 3D... no reason. Honestly. Purely for cinematic values... not for perving reason... we'll see. I've got the 2D ticket, but I've worked out I can come out and then go to the 3D screening too. Ha. Anyway, I need to stop drooling at that.

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Blade Runner 2049
It's 2049 and bioengineered humans are a mainstream part of society, essential to keep the human race going. Newer models have been created to obey humans, and K works for the LAPD as a blade runner. K's investigation leads him to a farm where he retires an old model replicant. While searching he finds a box buried beneath a tree that contains the bones of a human body, a woman who died in child birth. When the lab investigates the remains they discover that they are in fact of a f…