5 Amazing Tarantino Movie Moments

Before I met Matt, I hadn’t ever watched a famous Tarantino film and it makes me cringe to even admit that. He’s practically a living legend, right? I missed out for a very long time. Even when Matt tried to introduce me to his work, I was apprehensive and I put them off for such a long time – for absolutely no reason whatsoever.

We practically lived and died films for years. We’d fit in 20 minutes of a film whilst on the bus to the cinema to watch one of the new releases, before watching another 20 minutes on the bus back home. Straight after college, we’d see what ‘LoveFilm’ disc had been posted to us and we’d stick one on. All films were discussed and rated afterwards on our IMDB account – if our personal ratings differed, we would even rate them as an average of our two scores. Super nerdy, I know, but we loved it.

Pulp Fiction Dance Scene Tarantino Movie Moments

What I’m trying to say is, after all of that, I still hadn’t watched any film directed by Quentin Tarantino. Thankfully, I eventually sat back and let Matt take me on a Tarantino journey, and although we’re nowhere near finished, we’ve made pretty good progress.

Here are some of my favourite Tarantino movie moments so far. Narrowing it down to five was difficult, so you’re going to have to forgive the countless other incredible scenes that haven’e been included!


The Bride Vs. Gogo Yubari Fight Scene from Kill Bill Vol. 1:

Bride Vs Gogo Kill Bill Scene Gif

Jack Rabbit Slims Dance Scene from Pulp Fiction:

Jack Rabbit Slims Dance Scene Pulp Fiction Gif

Basement Bar Scene from Inglorious Basterds:

Basement Bar Scene Inglorious Basterds Gif

Ear Cutting Scene from Reservoir Dogs:

Ear Cutting Scene Reservoir Dogs Gif

Burning Theatre Scene from Inglorious Basterds:

Burning Theatre Scene Inglorious Basterds Gif


What’s your favourite Tarantino movie moment?


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My Year in Review #2/3 | Books and Films

Last year, during my first installment of ‘my year in review’, I was going through a huge book dragon phase. I spent a lot of free time with a book in hand, a cup of tea in the other and a kitten on my lap – as you can imagine, those were delightful months.

This year, I only read 5 books… I know I shouldn’t be, because I had way more important things going on, but I’m pretty embarrassed about it! I absolutely love reading and I would consider myself pretty well read, but 5 books!? Outrageous (okay, not that far, but you catch my drift). So, instead of simply having a look back on what I read, I’m going to briefly review my year through film and books.

My Year in Review 2016 TV Film and Books



What books did I read in 2016?

  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  • The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
  • Fear of Falling by S.L. Jennings
  • The Girl with all the Gifts by M.R. Carey
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Random Riggs

My favourite read:

This is really tough. On my Goodreads, I gave The Sense of an Ending, The Girl with all the Gifts and Miss Peregrine’s House for Peculiar Children all 5/5 stars. They were absolutely incredible, completely unlike anything I’ve ever read before.

The Sense of an Ending left me speechless for a very long time. It made me think about life, time and mostly about memory – it’s not something you consider a lot, but our memories are very fragile and can quite easily be manipulated by time. The Girl with all the Gifts was one of the best books I’ve ever read and it left me completely in awe of the author’s talent. It was ridiculously clever – a lot of real-life science was kind of flipped on it’s side to create the whole “what if?” With a completely unexpected final twist, I would read this again in a heartbeat. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was really wonderful too. It was on my to-read list for a very long time and it did not disappoint. The characters and the use of time were definitely highlights for me. I didn’t actually know it was part of a series, but there you go! I can’t wait to read the sequel.

Fear of Falling was a bit of fun, a bit of trashy writing but enjoyable. You know the type. However, I was a little disappointment with Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I think I read it when I was very, very young so I counted my recent read of the book as my first time. It was not how I remembered it at all. I’m completely invested and in love with Lewis Carroll’s universe and everything Alice related will be forever loved, but the book itself left me a little deflated. Of course, Carroll’s writing and whimsy is absolutely beautiful, I just wanted more.

Full book reviews: 



Total number of new films watched: 26 (half of which were watched over the Christmas period!)

Highest rated films: 

  • X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show (2016)
  • Skyfall (2012)

Lowest rated films: 

Sausage Party (2016) – This was one of the worst films that I have ever seen. It was stupid and not remotely funny. I kid you not there was a full on animated food orgy to end this disaster of a film. Just… what…

Suicide Squad (2016) – So much potential, yet such a disappointment. The director could quite easily have been replaced with an A-level film student with a handout of $175,000,000 and the differences would be minimal.


Special mention: HBO’s Westworld (2016) was one of the most extraordinary pieces of television I’ve ever seen. I’m finding it hard to put the series into words, so I highly recommend any sci-fi fans to just watch it. You will not be disappointed.

Considering the year I had, that’s a pretty good haul of books and films! I read some absolutely incredible novels and I even reignited my huge (and pretty sentimental) love for film. That sounds like a good thing to me.

What was the best book you read this year? Did you watch any great films?


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My Favourite Movies Of All Time

Engrossing myself into works of fiction is something I really love. Unsurprisingly, as well as fictional books and games, I am a huge fan of films. Now that I’m a little busier than I used to be – with a full time job and shit to do – I don’t get to watch as many films as I’d like to, but c’est la vie. When I do sit down to watch a film, my attention is fully absorbed and I’ll savour every moment.

Unlike a lot of people, I don’t often re-watch my all-time favourites. Instead, I kind of lock them away in my mind with a huge label across it saying “wow, never ever forget this film.” I do, however, have the tendency to re-watch some of the cheesier, guilty pleasure movies, but I can’t help myself… Mamma Mia, for example, is my ultimate, embarrassing guilty pleasure and I can’t get enough. I just love ABBA lots.

I thought it would be a really nice idea to share a huge list of some of these favourites. I would never be able to narrow them down to just one! So, here’s a snippet of my all-time favourite movies.

My Favourite Movies Of All Time


Moulin Rouge

This is probably the film that means the most to me. Me and Matt watch it on our anniversary every year. 


The Aristocats

Catch Me If You Can

It’s been on my list of favourites since I was a child. It’s an incredible movie!


Cast Away

Even the name “Wilson” chokes me up… 

Black Swan

Donnie Darko

Dirty Dancing

Gran Torino

The character development in this film is just immense. 


The Truman Show

This is a very special kind of film. It’s goofy, because of Jim Carrey, but the revelation and plot are incredibly moving.

Pulp Fiction

Mamma Mia

Perfect Sense

Me and Matthew watched this early on in our relationship and, to this day, we still sometimes just say “wow, do you remember Perfect Sense? That ending…”

Ex Machina


12-year old Morgan would smack me if I didn’t include Titanic. After all, it does still make me sob every time. I bloody love this film.

Alice in Wonderland

Shutter Island


A fantastic insight into where technology is heading.

The Green Mile

Love Actually



Definitely the best lone location movie I’ve ever seen. So tense.

Easy A

Wreck It Ralph

Silver Linings Playbook

Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper being awesome again. It’s a very relatable story about mental health.



The Grey

Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World

Thinking about this film makes my heart hurt. So enjoyable until your heart breaks.


That’s definitely a very varied list and I know that I’ve missed so many. I’m sure I’ve forgot some big ones too, but I could just go on and on and on and on… When me and Matt first met, we’d spend full days watching movies over the weekends. We’d rent whatever movies we could find from our old Love Film subscription, so we’d end up with a right jumble of movies – I think that could actually be why I have such a varied taste in films! We would watch easily four films a day. Although we did watch a lot of crap, we found some fantastic movies and some of them are still my favourites to this day.

So, what are some of your favourite movies?

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101 Things in 1001 Days Update

It’s been just over a year since I first took on the 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge. I was inspired to do this after having a bit of a ‘bucket list’ nosey on the Day Zero Project’s website. After trawling through wonderful things I’d love to accomplish, I craved a way to document it all. Because I’d just started a wee blog, I thought that would be the perfect way to do so. I was so pleased. A year later, I still am.

The 101 Things in 1001 Days challenge motivates me to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. If I’m at a loss on a weekend, unsure of what to do, I’ll have a look through my list and aim to tick one of the items off. I do this a lot! I may have spent the entire Sunday afternoon watching rubbish TV and re-runs of friends but, instead, I’d end up working on a new Pinterest craft project or baking a cake.

101 Things in 1001 Days Update


It’s been a while since I posted any progress on the challenge. My last update was in February and it’s been slow and steady since then.

So, let’s break down what I’ve managed to tick off in the past 6 months!

Read a Comic Book or Graphic Novel:

After eagerly awaiting the release of the new Torchwood comic book, I quickly snapped one up. I was really, really looking forward to reading my first comic book and because it’s the start of a new series I knew I wouldn’t be jumping into an already established story. I’m a massive Torchwood nerd too (give us season 5, please!) so you can only imagine how excited I was.

Simply put, I didn’t like it. It took me about 2 minutes to read. I got to the end and was just like “is that it?” Sure, the story was intriguing and I’d be inclined to see where it goes but each issue is £4! I can’t see any value for money there. At least I managed to tick something off my list.

I think I’d probably enjoy graphic novels more than comic books. I’ll try one of those next.


Me and Matt have watched a few films since my last update, but nowhere near the amount I would of liked. We saw “Love, Rosie”, “Inglourious Basterds” and “The Great Gatsby” – all three of them earned themselves a solid 7/10 stars (as an average of mine and Matthew’s score, anyway). We also watched the final part of The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part Two, and rated that an 8.5/10. It was a great adaptation.

Katniss Everdeen

Professionally Cut and Coloured Hair:

My red hair is long gone and I’m now a very happy brunette. I absolutely love my brown hair. It was the first time I’d ever had my hair professionally coloured and it was a disaster! I had to fix it myself with a £2 home box dye. It looked so much better with a home colour than it did at the hairdressers. I know, I was shocked too. So was my bank balance.

Finish My Mandala Wall Art:

This project is one of my favourite accomplishments from the 101 Things in 1001 Days so far. I spent a lot of time working on this and I’m absolutely over the moon with the results. Once me and Matt decided to decorate our bedroom, I thought it would be a nice touch to hang something of my own on the walls. To highlight the theme of our newly decorated room, I chose mandalas.

I think they’re beautiful. I don’t think I’ll ever stop being proud of them! The effort, time and detail I put into these will be a lasting memory, for sure.

Finished Mandala Wall Art DIY

Go on a Hike:

This was another wonderful thing to tick off my challenge. Although it fell on a pretty sad day, me and Matt had such a lovely time in Keswick. We hiked 9 miles around one of the lakes and, as you can imagine, the views were stunning. I’ll never forget them.


In the last 6 months, I read 3 books. Ouch. That’s terrible. I also started another 2 books but I didn’t manage to finish them. It would coincidentally fall across a hard time or a terrible day at work and I’d just lose all love for it. Luckily, I’m on the right side of that dark patch in my life and I hope to see the back of it completely in the future!

I read “The Sense of an Ending“, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “The Girl With All The Gifts“. I also reviewed all three, so I’ve linked their reviews just in case you’d like a read! If I had to choose, I think The Girl With All The Gifts was my favourite.

Exciting news! I started reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child last night too. I’m a little bit in love, so I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m sure I’ll adore it.


I hope you liked this post, because I did! Writing “catch-up” posts like this is such a great way to recognise all of the amazing stuff you’ve been up to.

What amazing things have you done in the last 6 months or so?

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Iconic Film Posters

Trying to balance my love for books, writing, gaming, nature, photography, TV shows, art and film in my spare time is a challenge. If your explanation of your day-to-day hobbies is a mouthful, then I’m sure it’s safe to say that it’s a bit of a task in the real world, too.

#FirstWorldProblems, right? I sound like such a spoon.

I just love immersing myself in my hobbies. Luckily, every single one of them can be shared with the love of my life and best friend, Matt, so it’s not hard to find the balance between home life and hobbies – this seems to be the issue for most people, when hobbies are discussed. Instead, it’s just a tough one for me to decide what hobby I want to play with each day!

I don’t just love a bit of everything, I love everything completely. Yes, I’m a bookworm – I could build myself a blanket fort, drag in a crate of books and stay in there for days. I’m also a blogger – my days are filled with ideas, inspiration and an urge to write from morning to night. Then there’s photography – my camera is my sidekick, my third eye and it never leaves my side. I don’t do anything half-heartedly, really. I give everything my all and, today, that everything is film.


Here are, what I believe to be, the most iconic and most striking film posters of all time!


Colour Movie Posters

127 Hours | The Truman Show | Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The use of colour in all three of these posters are the reason they’re so striking. 127 Hours is my personal favourite here – your eyes are quickly drawn to the struggle right in the center of the image, which is split between the looming-night sky and the hot red stone. The Truman Show cleverly combines bright colours with a myriad of stills from the film. It comes across pretty positive… despite what actually happens. The Star Wars poster uses a tradition combination of “good guys” blue and “bad guys” red. It’s simple, and it works!


Illustrated Movie Posters

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman | Casablanca | Singin’ in the Rain

I think illustrated film posters are wonderful and I’d love to see this style of poster return! All three could similarly find a place in my “colour” section – they’re full of it. How interesting that they are have a primary focus on yellow!

Text Based:

Text Based Movie Posters

A Clockwork Orange | Buried | Trainspotting

Let me just say, Buried is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. It’s incredibly, almost intolerably, tense and Ryan Reynolds is perfect. The poster is just as impressive and it creates a similarly claustrophobic feel. I haven’t seen either of the other two films (I know, I’m terrible!) but I can completely appreciate how unique they both are.


Simple Movie Posters

American Beauty | GoodFellas | Forrest Gump

Sometimes, simplicity is the way to go.

Personal Favourites:

Classic Movie Posters Favourites

Inception | Pulp Fiction | Titanic

Although I love every single one of the movie posters I’ve featured, a certain few have a stronger place in my heart. Out of my selection of favourites are these three goodies. Inception – which also happens to be one of my favourite films – has an incredible poster and DVD cover. It’s mysterious, it hints at the complexity of the story line and it introduces all main characters. I love that. Pulp Fiction is just… Pulp Fiction. It’s a fantastic film with a just as great poster. Last, but not least, is Titanic. The poster is just as romantic as the movie itself, yet the famous passenger liner noticeably looms over the couple… I’m sure we all know it doesn’t end well.


What are your favourite movie posters?

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8 Female-Led Movies I’m Excited About

2016 brought with it the rise of the female-led movie! Whether that’s down to the recent rise in gender equality expose or it’s simply a coincidence, I don’t care either way. I’m just excited to see some fantastic actresses – including Emily Blunt and Mia Wasikowska – take their rightful place as top dog.

Alice In Wonderland and Alice Through the Looking Glass

There’s a handful of female-led movies being released this year that I’m super excited to watch. Some are future hits and some, admittedly, aren’t taking themselves too seriously but we all need a little fun in our lives at times. If I only watched serious movies, instead of the odd comedy or animation here and there, I’m sure I’d be a much more intolerable and unhappy lady.


Making sure I covered a wide range of genres, here’s my pick of 8 female-led movies that I’m looking forward to in 2016:

Alice Through the Looking Glass

“Alice returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.”

Thankfully, this Tim Burton extravaganza was recently released in the UK and I’m eagerly awaiting the day I pop to the cinema to watch it. I’ve had Alice Through the Looking Glass on my radar for a while now and, with the story of Lewis Carroll’s Alice having such a fond place in my heart, I didn’t ever doubt that Tim Burton’s sequel would pass me by without a watch.

What I enjoy so much about his Alice in Wonderland adaptations is the colour and the fancifulness. I think it’s completely reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s madness. There surely isn’t anyone better than Tim Burton to adapt Carroll’s story… they’re both bonkers.

Related: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll (Book Review)

The Boss

“A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to re-brand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.”

I absolutely love Melissa McCarthy. I think she’s just hilarious and I’m willing to give anything ago if she’s the star. This comedy clearly isn’t taking itself very seriously at all but I couldn’t care less. It looks fun, silly and I’m sure I’ll be leaving the cinema with a grin on my face.

The Girl on the Train

“A train commuter investigates a mystery revolving around a couple whose house she passes every day.”

When I first watched the trailer for this movie, me and Matthew barely breathed. It looks fantastically intense and I’m sure this mysterious thriller is going to be right up my street! I haven’t actually read the book so I barely know a thing about the plot, other than it’s a bit psychological and possibly a little ‘did she? didn’t she?’ – that’s what the trailer seems to highlight, anyway.

We’ll see though! I have a feeling this is going to be a huge hit so I’ll make sure I don’t miss my chance to see it at the cinema.

Lights Out

A woman is haunted by a creature that only appears when the lights go out.

This is definitely a movie that I should not watch (horrors stay with my for years) but I’m not sure I’ll be able to resist… It’s a collaboration of two film companies, Atomic Monster and New Line Cinema, that previously worked together on Annabelle (another movie I would sure as hell never ever watch). However, this horror is based on a viral short film that made its way around the internet a few years ago. You can find that here but be warned, if you’re a little bit of a scaredy cat then you maybe shouldn’t watch it.

I think producing a movie around this fantastic short film is a great idea and I have a feeling that’s why the movie interests me so much.

Bad Moms

“When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.”

Bad Moms looks hilarious. I’m sure a lot of mums will appreciate what this comedy is trying to highlight and everyone else will be able to recognise the “oh, f**k it” attitude that we all feel once in a while! It seems like this is the first movie where Mila Kunis, renowned sex symbol, is actually playing a mum – thankfully, she isn’t being portrayed as the typical frumpy mum (which is definitely a stereotype that needs to bugger off) and I’m sure that’ll make this movie that little bit more relatable.

Finding Dory

“The friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish reunites with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the real meaning of family along the way.”

After 13 years, we finally get to see Dory, Nemo and Marlin hit the big screen once again. I am beyond excited for this release! Dory is a wonderfully sweet character and I’ve always wondered what happened to her, her memory and her family. To finally have some answers will be lovely.

It seems as if the movie doesn’t actually have a villain as such. It’s been suggested that life itself it Dory’s enemy. That’ll be a very interesting plot line if that’s the case! I can’t wait.


“Morgan is about a corporate risk-management consultant who has to decide and determine whether or not to terminate an artificial being’s life that was made in a laboratory environment.”

How could I resist a science-fiction thriller whose protagonist, an artificial being created in a lab, has the same name as me? That’s a little shallow, I know, but my name used to be a huge insecurity of mine so, now I’m comfortable with it, I like to revel in its glory!

Shallow name vanity aside, this movies looks like it could be fantastic. The trailer is suspenseful but doesn’t give too much away. I do like a bit of mystery.


“30 years after Ghostbusters took the world by storm, the beloved franchise makes its long-awaited return. Director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy, joined by some of the funniest actors working today.”

This is a biggie. Ghostbusters seems to have created quite a stir around the online film community – it hasn’t even been released yet and people are slating it. Is is because people disapprove of the female casting choices or it it simply because people are cross they’re revamped a classic? Either way, this hatred is no way to be acting over a movie that you haven’t seen. It could be fantastic, it could be terrible. As of yet, nobody knows.

Personally, I think it looks great. I love the choice of actresses and to revamp a classic with such a twist (oh hello, completely female lead) is pretty refreshing. Actually, it’s quite brave considering how much hatred the feminist movement is getting right now. I’m looking forward to it!


Are you looking forward to any of these movies?

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Currently, I Am… | #7

Hi, friends! Happy “hump day” – I hope you’ve had a great week so far.

This is going to be the most positive “Currently, I Am” post that I’ve shared for a few months (yay) so that’s good news. In April, I managed to muster up a pretty positive catch-up but before that they haven’t exactly projected happiness for a while and I apologise! That’s all changed now, though.

Honestly, I’ve had a really good couple of weeks. After being off work sick for a while, I finally returned with absolutely no problems. It was like I never left but in a good way. I’m noticeably happier and I feel as if I even look healthier – clear eyes, clear skin etc. Currently, everything is just way more positive. Granted, I’m tired. Getting back to work was tough, but I’m happy to be there!

Anyway, let’s get back to the real topic. What have I been up to recently!?


Currently, I am watching

…right this second, SacconeJoly vlogs on YouTube. We had a pretty busy week and we couldn’t keep on top of them. So, whilst eating our tea, we had a bit of a catch up!

In general,  I’m still re-watching Supernatural with Matt (we’re on series 9) as well as eagerly awaiting the new episodes of series 11. That’s about it! We’re thinking of starting Modern Family for a bit of fun when we have 20 minutes to burn, so that should be good.

I’ve been in such a film mood recently too but I haven’t found the time to  watch any in the last few weeks. I’m super excited for so many films – I think I’ll be finally seeing X-Men: Apocalypse soon (can’t wait!) and, huge news, the first trailer for Beauty and the Beast was finally released. My heart melted and it was only the tiniest of snippets so I can’t even imagine how excited I’ll be when the film comes out next year!

Currently, I am listening to…

…a lot of Absolute Classic Rock and Absolute 80’s – my two favourite radio stations, and they’re both fantastic to listen to when I’m sat at my desk working!

Currently, I am reading

…nothing, right this second. I finished A Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes this afternoon which was absolutely incredible. Wow. I’ll be reviewing it on my blog very soon because I’d love to share my opinions on it. Before that, I read Alice in Wonderland and you can read my review here.

I’m finally out of my reading slump!

Currently, I am feeling

…pretty fantastic, really! I’m quite tired today because I had a terrible night’s sleep last night. In comparison to the last few months though, I’m feeling great. Right now, I’m also feeling lovely and warm and cosy, which is always good. It seems like everything is looking up! Let’s hope the second half of 2016 is far, far, far better than the first.

Currently, I am playing

…so much Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. So much. I need an intervention. I need help. Seriously though, I’m loving this game. It’s not my cup of tea at all (well, I didn’t think it was) but since buying it last month or so, me and Matt can’t drag ourselves away from it when we’re free from normal, grown-up commitments.

I also started Ori and the Blind Forest on the Xbox One recently which is a super beautiful platform adventure game. I’m sure I’ll be reviewing this on my blog once I’ve completed the story because it has been fascinating, heart-breaking and fun in equal measures.

Currently, I am excited for…

…a little country break away with my mum in June. We’re going to stay at a hotel on the outskirts of Scarborough for a night, just the two of us, and we’re both so bloody excited!

I’m also very excited for Matthew at the moment as he finished the final essay of his degree this afternoon and is only one more exam away from completely his 3 years at university! Then, he graduates in July and starts a year of teacher training in September… I’m such a proud fiancé!


How have you been? Have you done, watched or read anything good recently?

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