Girls Trip

The movie is about four women that have been best friends since college who are known as the Flossy Posse, who over the years become distance and have not seen each other in a few years. Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall) is a keynote speaker for Essence music festival, she decides to invite her friends to come with her and turn it into a girl’s trip. They were hoping that it would be a weekend they would never forget. However before the girls could embark on a fun weekend they find out that Ryan’s husband (Mike Colter) is having an affair.

After finally watching Girls Trip I have no idea why it has taken me this long to finally watch the movie. I thought the movie was funny. Although, when I first saw the trailer for Girls Trip, I couldn’t help but notice how similar it was too Rough Night. Girls Trip in my opinion was by far way better in so many ways, it was funnier and the plotline made more sense.

The cast was amazing; I have nothing bad to say. Regina Hall’s character did have some comedic moment especially during the sausage scene I could not help but laugh. Her character was also relatable. In the movie she knew that her husband was having an affair but chooses to ignore the fact. This is because although they were married they were also business partners; she thought she would not be able to continue her business without him. It seems that it is sometimes easier to advice people to leave a partner when they cheat, but when it comes to ‘practice what you preach’ it can prove to be difficult. While all of them did make me laugh there was one character that blew me away with her performance and that was Dina.

Now Dina (Tiffany Haddish) is a character she’s a friend we’d all love to have. She was by far my favourite character, she’s funny, crazy, loyal (a die-hard friend) and inappropriate. She’s described as the “wild one” and we can definitely see why. She encouraged her friends to let loose and just enjoy themselves. Whenever I saw her on the screen I just knew that at some point she’d make me laugh. My favourite scene had to be when she was buying absinthe from Mike Epps character, I could not stop laughing. I finally realised how crazy she really is.

The only thing I wasn’t too much of a fan off was the ending. There were two scenes I wasn’t too fond off. The first being, when the girls during the movie had a big rift, they ended up saying some harsh words to each other yet ended up being friends again. I just thought that they forgave each other a bit too soon and wanted to see some development there. The second being, when Ryan and Julian got together while I was happy to see them ending up together. I couldn’t help but think how cliché it was. Isn’t this how all movies end?

To conclude I thought the movie overall was funny, I loved how the girls had fun. It made me want to plan my own girls trip I would definitely watch it again.


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Bad moms Review

I thought the movie was funny witty and brutally honest yet relatable at the same to some extent. We have all felt helpless at times whether it is at being a parent, in your personal life or in your profession. We see Amy (Kunis) struggling to balance working and being a parent at the same time and being in a marriage that is failing due to infidelity. Amy finds out that her husband has been semi cheating on her for 10 months with a woman he found online. She ends up befriending two other moms Carla (Hahn) and Kiki (Bell). 

I found that Bad moms slightly reminded me of  means girls but the parents version. Gwendolyn (Applegate), Stacy (Pinkett-Smith) and Vicky (Mumolo) were pretty much the mean “moms”. Amy felt unappreciated at work and felt that her school’s PTA had too much commitment and decided to run for the PTA president. However Gwendolyn wasn’t so pleased and responded by planting drugs in Amy’s daughters locker.

Overall I thought the movie was really fun and would rate the movie a 6.5/10.

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Suicide Squad Review

After hearing about the negative reviews Suicide Squad had I was a bit worried as I thought I wouldn’t like it. In my opinion, I thought ‘Suicide Squad’ was a good movie. I’m slightly confused as to why there are so many negative reviews. The movie had loads of action and comedy elements with a few sad scenes. I think the reason the movie may have had negative review could have been because the actors involved are well-known, so people had high expectations. I’ve watched the movie twice and I still thought it was great.

I thought the plot line was great, I loved Harley’s and the Joker’s relationship. I loved how he would do just about anything to get Harley back. Will Smith was right Margot Robbie and Jared Leto did have great chemistry. Jared Leto did a great job as the Joker, I know a few thought that it was a big job to fill in especially after Heath Ledger’s performance. But I thought both versions of the Joker were great as we got to see different perspectives of the Joker. Margot Robbie performance in the movie was great I liked seeing the different sides to her character. We saw that she was not fearless and psychotic in the beginning, but changed later on.

I thought the cast choice was great. I loved Viola Davis as Amanda Waller you couldn’t tell in the beginning if she was evil or not. Although she did give some subtle hints that we really shouldn’t trust her, an example is when Harley asked her “Are you the devil?” She replied with “Maybe.”. At the time I thought it was a joke, but towards the end, I figured she was half-joking and half being serious. Will Smith scene with his daughter at the end was heart-warming, it was good to see as we were so used to him being a heartless killer.

Cara Delevingne role as Dr June Moone and Enchantress although it was not entirely all bad it could have also been a lot better. At times her acting felt a bit unbelievable, especially in the scenes after Enchantress had possessed her body and she was herself again. I did not fully believe that she was genuinely upset. I don’t believe that she can act as well as she thinks. Not all models can transition from a model to an Actress straight away it takes trial and error.

The only major issues I had with the movie was that there were some scenes that was confusing. But overall I thought the movie was good.

I would rate it a 7/10.

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Guilt Season 1 Episode 2 Review

So far Guilt seems like a promising new show, it is based on the murder trial of Amanda Knox. Fans will finally find out who the killer is on episode 10 which is also the season finale episode.

While I want to believe that Grace is innocent they are evidence that suggest otherwise. For instance the “travel vlog” video shows Grace (Daisy Head) attacking Molly (Rebekah Wainwright). The person blackmailing Grace on her attacking Molly appears to be one of hers and Molly friend that edits their video. Stan (Billy Zane) goes to meet the friend and threatens to expose her secret to her parents, if she tries to publish the video.

Although we may not know who the killer is, episode two has provided us with more suspects. Top on the list would be Molly’s stepfather James (Anthony Head). After confessing to Natalie (Emily Tremaine) about he’s affair with Molly. James could be the killer as he could possibly be the father to Molly’s unborn child and would want her dead as he would not want Grace to know he’s dirty little secret. It is suspicious how badly James wants Stan to retrieve Molly missing phone.

Another suspect is Roz (Simona Brown) who happens to be Molly’s and Grace’s roommates. We found out that Roz was the one to introduce Molly to the sex club. Maybe Molly’s involvement in the sex club is what got her killed. Later on in the episode we find out that Roz has Molly’s phone and is going through her pictures. Now the big question is if Roz isn’t Molly’s killer then why does she have Molly’s phone?

As all of this is occurring Molly’s brother Patrick (Kevin Ryan) is attempting to find he’s sister’s killer. He believes that Molly’s teacher maybe responsible for her death. After tracking him down he proceeds to beat him up and get him to tell him the truth, while the teacher’s wife appears holding a gun and asks him who he is. The wife then shoots her husband and we are left with a cliffhanger as to what happens to Patrick.

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Stitchers Season 2 Episode 10 Review

In this week episode which also happens to be the season finale ends with a cliffhanger. In last weeks episode Liam (Jack Turner) who was Kirsten’s (Emma Ishta) ex boyfriend was shot. This week episode was to find out who killed Liam and how he knew Kirsten’s father.

While Kirsten and Camille are saddened by Liam’s death. Camille (Allison Scagliotti) seems to have hard time getting over Liam’s death as she feels that it is her fault he is dead and she could have warned him of the dangers in being associated with Kirsten’s father.

While Kirsten’s stitches into Liam, she finds out that he is not who he appears to be and has been working for her father the whole time. She knows that the only way to find some answers is by asking her dad. But first she’ll have to find her father by any means possible.

As Kirsten finally believes she has caught her father he disappears without a trace. Ivy (Sarah Davenport) who is Kirsten’s half sister informs Kirsten that her mother is still alive. This leads Kirsten into a dark path to find out where her mother has gone into hiding.

Kirsten and Camille find out where her mother has been for the past fifteen years. However instead of finding her mother they find Dr Curry who dies shortly. Kirsten and her team stitch into Dr Curry to find out who killed him and what he knows about her mother. While Kirsten is in the stitch the anomaly which is Cameron (Kyle Harris) as a kid turns up, he asks her if she’s “ready to see” her mother. Kirsten and anomaly Cameron disappear from Dr Curry’s stitch and have stitched into a previous memory of Kirsten.

The episode ends with Cameron trying to get Kirsten to bounce out of the stitch. This has left us to wonder what will happen to Kirsten? Is Cameron able to save her, or will she stay in the stitch forever? I guess it wouldn’t be a season finally without a cliffhanger, last season we were left to wonder if Cameron has survived or not.

On a different note I am curious to find out what the relationship between Camille and Fisher will be like next year they seem to have some hidden chemistry. Hopefully this will be explored in season 3 this doesn’t mean I don’t want her to end up with Linus.

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The Mysteries of Laura Season 2 Episode 10 Review

The Mysteries of Laura is one of my favourite detective shows. The show is about a NYPD homicide detective who has to work with her ex-husband who in the first season was her captain. However in the second season he’s now working as a detective who happens to be Laura partner. While the show is great I can’t help but miss ‘Will and Grace’ (inserts sad face).

While Laura is trying to find out who killed a perfume mogul in this week’s episode, she is still having a hard time in deciding if she either wants to be with Tony or Jake her ex-husband. While Tony is a great guy she still has unresolved feelings for Jake. Jake still has feelings for Laura, and has changed in hopes to get Laura back. When Billy accidentally slips and informs him that Laura has told their children that she is in a relationship with Tony he is hurt and now wants to concentrate on he’s career.

The murder suspect so far points to John Dunham who is the son of the perfume mogul; however Laura does not believe he is the murderer even though some of the evidence does point to him. The episode ends with John breaking into Laura’s house and is holding her at gunpoint. We are left wondering what will happen to her next week.

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Recovery Road Season 1 Episode 1 Review

So I’m just a sucker when it comes to new TV shows. The trailer looked really promising, I love that the series is slightly dark.

Show seems to be pretty promising so far, it is very rare to see a series on TV based on teenagers who are facing either a Drug or alcohol addiction. Maddie seems to have a lot of issues that she isn’t ready to face yet. Clearly Maddie hasn’t come to terms with her father dying due to a drunk driver; this could explain why she is using drugs and alcohol.

Maddie appears to be a manipulator; she is used to getting her own way and is willing to lie so that she doesn’t have to face the consequences. The first half of the episode Maddie is in denial about her addiction and claims that she doesn’t need any help. She almost got kicked out of the rehabilitation centre when she sneaked out of the centre with Wes, they ended up getting caught. Luckily Craig decided that he would give her another chance.

This may have been an eye opener for Maddie as she ends up admitting that she does have a problem and is now willing to seek the help that she needs.

The show has a great storyline so far, you can really sympathies with Maddie. However only time will tell how great the show will become. I’m loving the cast members as well It has Daniel Franzese who was in ‘Mean Girls’, Kyla Pratt and Sharon Leal.


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Quantico Review Season 1 episode 11 Review

I’ve been meaning to review this show for some time now. This is by far one of my favourite 2015 new T.V show. One thing I love about this show is that everyone is suspect until proven innocent.

Following on from last week’s episode I had thought that Elias Harper was the bomber and the mastermind to framing Alex for the terrorist attack that occurred in NYC’s Grand Central Terminal. This is because we’ve been told that the bomber may either be an ex FBI recruit or an FBI agent who is framing Alex for the terrorist attacks.

During this week’s episode we found out that Elias is not the person that is framing Alex, however he did admit to kidnapping and drugging Alex. Elias claims that he was forcing into doing this and thought that Alex would only be framed for an attempted bombing attack and did not think it would actually go off.

 This does make us question who is actually framing Alex. Unfortunately we are not going to get many answers from Elias as he threw himself out of the window and is now presumed dead.

After searching for the second bomb that Alex has been stating that it exists, they finally manage to disarm the bomb and everyone appears to be happy thinking that everything is okay. Simon Asher lets go of the hand held bomb trigger, where the second bomb goes off at the FBI headquarters.

The last scene of the winter finale is making Caleb look very suspicious. Why does he want the biggest safe deposit boxes? During an argument Shelby told Caleb that he is willing to blow things up just to get people to see he’s truth. Is this a clue hinting that Caleb is a terrorist?

Here are a few questions that I hope we will find out when Quantico returns for the second half of the season.

  • Who is framing Alex?
  • Who else knew about Simon fake bomb threat?
  • Is Caleb the bomber?
  • Were Liam and Alex in some type of relationship?
  • Do Ryan and Alex ever get back together?
  • Who was in the FBI headquarters?
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Scorpion Season 2 episode 1 Review

 After months of waiting, I am super exited to see that Scorpion has finally returned to our screens. Now all that we are left is wondering what is going on between Paige and Walter. My favourite scene was probably when Walter asked Paige to send the space coordinates to his laptop, and she accidentally sent it to the laptop that had the hospital footage of her kissing him while he was unconscious in the hospital (Awkward much!!). Is it me or was this episode filled with sexual tension.
 In this episode the team is faced with a nuclear crisis, where the team are rushing to save millions of people before it is too late. This episode also marks the first that we see the vulnerable side of Walter. Usually he is somewhat calm and collected, but in this episode he doesn’t want to let his team down. We also find out why Happy does not want to be with Toby.I only hope that they can sort out their issues and we see some romance being bloomed,

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Big eyes review 

The movie is based around the late 1950s and 1960s and was directed by Tim Burton. DeeAnn (Ritter) Margaret (Adams) best friend is funny yet sophisticated. The movie is about Margaret Keene (Adams) who is an artist and draws paintings and portrait with big eyes who’s husband (Waltz) ends up claiming that her painting is he’s. Her husband in the movie is extremely selfish, easily angered, aggressive and pushes her in the sidelines. I think that the movie did really well in helping the viewers see what the late 1950s and 1960s looked like.

I felt a lot of sympathy for Margaret in the movie as she really did love her husband and believed that he had her best interest at heart. Instead he lied and pretend that Margaret’s work was he’s own. What I enjoyed most about the movie is that Margaret did not give up and ended up confronting Walter with the help of her daughter Jane and admitted that the ‘big eyes’ art work was really her own. Although it was a hard thing for her to do she came clean.

I would rate the movie a 7.5/ 10.

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