Title: Captain FantasticDirector: Matt RossGenre: Drama, Comedy.Main Cast: Viggo Mortensen, George Mackay, Samantha Isler, Annalise Basso, Frank Langella, Katherine Hahn.Runtime: 119 minsIMDb rating: 7.9/10.My rating: 10/10.Quick summary: Matt Ross drew upon his own experience growing up with alternative parents to make this fantastic movie. My rating of 10/10 is purely objective. I can be very … Continue reading Captain Fantastic
An Taoiseach, Leo Varadker last night announced that for the next two weeks we are to remain within two kilometres of our houses. We can leave this area to go foodshopping, grab a takeaway or if we are essential staff. What have I decided to do, you ask? I'm in Kildare, my workstuff is at … Continue reading Will the Real Slim Shady Please Queue up?
First of all, I would like to apologise for the excruciating wordplay in the title. It was cheap, crass and I LOVE IT! Get used to bad puns, poor jokes and some hot takes because I'm having a ball.I've seen so many conflicting arguments on Twitter and other social media sites on how best we … Continue reading The Quaran-Time of our Lives
Hello again from atop another low peak of a very climbable mountain. No, I'm not writing this from the uppermost point of a climb. I'm writing from the comfort of a couch on level ground up a small set of stairs. The climbing and hillwalking has kind of fell short in the past few months, … Continue reading A Guide to Hillwalking and Mountain-climbing for People who don't know what the F**k they're doing! – Mount Hillary Loop
There is a horrible sense of deflation that comes with trying to read and not being able to connect with the material. T.V. shows, movies, songs and podcasts are replaceable and changeable; there are so many of them out there. Obviously, the same can be said of books but the dawn, advent and rise of … Continue reading Read on!
I recognise the warning signs straight away. Having grown increasingly frustrated in my current job for the last few months for a myriad of reasons, I am close to giving up. I am also close to snapping and venting my frustrations on the under-performing members of my team and my boss. I have to catch … Continue reading Keep the Head
Title: EmmaDirector: Autun de WildeGenre: Period, Drama, Comedy, Romance.Main Cast: Anya Taylor-Joy, Johnny Flynn, Bill Nighy, Mia Goth, Miranda Hart.Runtime: 125 minsIMDb rating: 6.8/10.My rating: 7/10.Quick summary: Jane Austen's novel about a young woman who finds out that meddling in her friends and family's love lives can have far reaching consequences is brought to decadent … Continue reading Emma
"After all, to the well-organised mind, death is but the next great adventure." - Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, 1997. I sensed the white, freezing feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach before the thought even entered my head. Initially, I put it down to the combination of chocolate, popcorn … Continue reading Let’s talk about death, BA-BY!
Title: The GentlemenDirector: Guy RitchieGenre: Gangster, Comedy, Violent thriller.Main Cast: Hugh Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Matthew McConaughey, Henry Golding, Colin Farrell, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong.Runtime: 113 mins.IMDb rating: 8.1/10.My rating: 9/10.Quick summary: A typical Guy Ritchie flick with an all star cast. Matthew McConaughey is the drug lord in danger of losing it all when a … Continue reading The Gentlemen
Title: BombshellDirector: Jay RoachGenre: True Story, Dramatisation, Comedy, Sexual AssaultMain Cast: Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, John Lithgow.Runtime: 109 mins.IMDb rating: 6.8/10.My rating: 6/10.Quick summary: How much must women put up with everyday before they have enough? Before they're called names and labelled 'sensitive' for simply not wanting to put up with male sexual … Continue reading Bombshell