21st century girl

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Month: August, 2013

Cast Away

Nothing beats a good Tom Hanks film, especially if it’s older than ten years old (sorry Toy Story 3 and any of his films done after 2003).

Spoilers: Here he plays a FedEx executive called Chuck stranded on an island with nowhere back, trying to light a fire, growing a Santa- eat your heart out beard and talking to a hand printed volleyball named Wilson.


The only thing that I must critize about this is as much as we love to watch Tom Hanks on a stranded island for over two hours, it leaves you wishing something else would happen (even though there’s nothing much to do if someone was on an island like that).

If anyone else aside from Tom Hanks played the lead, it wouldn’t have that extra touch that he puts into every role he does, showing everyone how to survive on an island, one of which he very nearly didn’t. Or that famous line ‘WILSON’ which has been parodied in many ways. 

Nobody else can look the huge beard and long straggly hair part , how accurate it is that he was not in the best shape ever, or a six pack hunkvin the film (He doesn’t need too, he’s  an Oscar winning actor, not a poster boy) 

I would suggest that you should watch this film, despite the fact it isn’t new (it was released in 2000). Or it often makes you longing for the end or the type of film which you cannot just see some of it but is otherwise enjoyable. Image


The Wanted We own the night


‘When he was at a party, the party never died’.

The follow up from 90s boyband tribute Walks Like Rihanna, The Wanted’s We own the night follows the rough lads as they rent out their local pub to film in. Curly barnet wearer Jay gets a  girl, Baby of the band Nathan gets ‘a little drunk’, Bolton boy Tom plays his guitar, King of the cheek bones Siva finally gets a fair share of a solo and party boy Max snogs a 75 year old. Basicallly their normal self. Partying. Pensioners and Tom Parker. Oh,

Not to include people on skateboards and mopeds. A busy video, which is common for the Wanted, who’s videos usually involve partying, girl or generally looking as if they’re enjoying themselves.

The Verdict: 2013 is a big year for the Wanted. Not only have they done a E! post watershed TV series called  The Wanted Life, filled with the insight of their time in the US They are releasing their third album Word Of Mouth, and I smell a number 1 coming on for this single.

They use a newer sound. This catchy beat and general lyrics will keep you singing it for months, a must download for your ipod. Oh, and making you wish that you were the girl with Jay or the one with Nathan at the piano. Oh, and this song will be on the album.

My opinion: For all nearly 3 years that I have loved the Wanted, never have I heard a rubbish song off them. Or any boring videos. We own the night is no different, but any non Wanted fans would find it boring, with ‘old’ men who are simply in their twenties not the most good looking of people (not teenagery squeaky clean cute)

Thanks for reading!

Warm bodies film

Often tagged as ‘the Twilight with zombies’ it doesn’t actually live up to it’s tag. Warm Bodies is a film mixed between Romeo and Juliet, a pinch of Twilight and a touch of Frankenstein. In fact, despite a past large interest in Twilight, this movie is actually better with acting a bit more realistic, with Nicholas Hoult being a slightly better supernatural being than Robert Pattinson (Sorry Rob). Hoult, who has been acting since he was a child, starred in 2002’s About a Boy and I enjoyed watching a film of his which didn’t involve him being a nerdy wonky- dodgy fringed preen boy but rather a rather good looking guy who has had hours of make up on him.

Warm Bodies is a film about a teenage girl named Julie who’s town is taken over by zombies, but is saved from attack by fittie zombie R, who clames he ‘cant remember what he’s called’ and R becomes more human However, other viewers might argue that it is just a typical teenage film where the girl falls for the boy who’s supernatural with model-like features, Twilight with different actors and stars who think they can act. The only downside to this film is that I’ve seen better grunts in a school play. From the audience. In the opening line. In fact, from watching Warm Bodies, it’s more of a girly version of World War Z. You don’t even need to be a fan of Nicholas Hoult or the director to like it, and it’s not even very scary either, considering it’s age target of people or girls aged 11 or up


Enjoy watching or rewatching it. 9.5/10.