20.1.14

Jenny VS Frozen

So after listening to my friends go on and on for weeks about how good Frozen was and how much they want to see it again I finally caved and decided to go and see it. I've always been a fan of Disney and I love their newer films (such as Brave and Tangled) almost as much as their older ones and this film didn't disappoint.

Frozen is about two princesses; Elsa and Ana. When they were children Elsa accidentally injured Ana with her power to create snow and ice, causing the royal family become closed off to the world and Elsa to cut herself off from her sister whom she was once so close to, making their relationship become even more strained. At her coronation her powers are revealed to the world with her being proclaimed a 'monster'as she cannot control her power. She runs away to the mountain living in a self made ice fortress. Ana teams up with Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, and her childhood snowman Olaf trying to find Elsa and convince her to come back home which has frozen over.

The animation of this film was spectacular. The amount of work that must've going into making Elsa's powers come, making the snow seem realistic and the soundtrack especially stood out to me. My friends absolutely love Idina Menzel (especially in Wicked) and her singing really made the film.

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Let It Go by Idina Menzel is my (and im pretty sure everyone elses) favourite song from Frozen, it definitely deserves the Oscar nomination for best original song.

11.7.13

FAUX POCKETS ARE AN ABOMINATION

I'm pretty sure I speak on every woman's behalf when I say that faux pockets in jeans are an abomination. Am I right ladies? Dear every manufacturer of women's clothes, what is the point of this? You can't put your phone in a faux pocket. You can't put your spare change in your back pocket. Why? Because it doesn't exist. Don't try and bother putting a zip or sewing on some pathetic stitching pretending there is a pocket.  There isn't and we sure as hell will figure it out pretty damn quick. Surely more effort is put into making a fake pocket than a real one. If you want to go there you need to go all the way. This is why we are forced to carry around bags and purses around everywhere. Also make the pockets deeper god damn it. Men don't have this problem, and you know why? -because all their trousers have pockets! 

31.3.13

Jenny VS The Bothersome Man



My dad (again) advised I saw this film, he got it for Christmas from some aunt and said it was worth watching. This isn't really the sort of film I would go for if I had the choice, it's a bit peculiar and with some hidden depth to it but it is genuinely a good film (it's just not to my taste).

It's a Norwegian film from 2006 about a man; Andreas who finds himself in a seemingly "ideal" world having a nice house with a girlfriend and job but with no memory of how he got there. TBM has very few speaking lines (which do have English subtitles) and I think would be considered more of a "mood piece" which you have to figure out what it means for yourself. Andreas eventually gets tired of his new lifestyle and tries to escape.

TBM is filmed really well and has a really cold, bland feel which I think is needed to represent the film, the buildings, furniture (think Ikea) and colours all fit in really well. Worth a watch.

My dad on the bothersome man 
—"it's really like Ikea"

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Hey guys, just to let you know that my posts are going to become less frequent, I've got my exams coming up; re-sits and my AS levels and I've got my OU course starting next week which goes on until September, that I have to give 4 hours a day on (which is recommended if I do or not well...) also work experience and general stuff that I have to sort out. I will try to occasionally post some reviews if I have any free time. Happy Easter by the way!!

Jenny VS Breaking Bad Series 1

Hi guys, sorry I haven't posted anything recently I've been really busy with a ballet show and also exams are coming up-when I say coming up I mean in 2 months-so me being me I've been revising and just generally sorting out my life; going to university conferences and ordering prospectuses etc. Anyway I thought I'd review Breaking Bad Series 1 which I've been watching with my dad.






My dad originally asked if I wanted to watch this as all five series are on Netflix and apparently it was super popular in the States when it first came out in 2008, so we thought it was worth a shot. Each episode is around 48 minutes and the first series consists of 7 episodes, so if you want to watch it in bulk you will be there for a long time.

Breaking Bad is about 50 year old Walt(er) White who on his birthday discovers he has lung cancer. In order to support his family; his pregnant wife Skyler and his son Walt Jr. who has cerebral palsy, once he has died, he uses his skills as a high school chemistry teacher to cook extremely good crystal meth. He buddys up, working with one of his ex-students turned drug dealer Jesse Pinkman whom he is reunited with when he goes on a drugs bust with his brother-in-law Hank who is a DEA agent. Together they try to sell their crystal meth to various dealers high up in the food chain most of whom meet sticky ends-seriously by the end of the first series at least 5 have been killed- (it gets pretty intense) without being found out.

I actually am obsessed with Breaking Bad at the moment, so I'm limiting myself to 1 or 2 episodes a week otherwise I'll go through the whole 5 seasons in the next two weeks (good thing I'm on Easter break). It contains quite a lot of dark humor which I love and is generally funny (my dad likes it which must mean its good) and its so well put together and is well acted it is definitely worth watching.

5.3.13

Jenny VS The Hunger Games

I was on my computer in my school section and found this review I did when I was 15 (!) of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins before it got released as a movie. As you all know now that The Hunger Games was a massive success and has already earned millions in the box office so the last paragraph of mine is most definitely true. Anyway I thought I'd upload this as I watched the film for a third time today as they have it on Netflix (Jennifer Lawrence is the ultimate babe) and I thought you'd might like to give it a read.

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The Hunger Games written by Suzanne Collins is the first of a trilogy for young adults, set in a post apocalyptic world in a country called Panem. It is ran by "The Capitol” an all powerful metropolitan area ruling the surrounding area of Panem which is divided into 12 districts (the 13th already destroyed in a previous revolt, ceasing to exist).

As punishment for rebellion each district must put forward a girl and a boy ‘tribute’ between the ages of twelve and eighteen to represent their district in the annual Hunger Games, a televised event which is compulsory to watch, where the 24 tributes must fight to the death in a dangerous arena controlled by the Capitol and watched by the nation. They must avoid any hidden surprises until there is only one tribute who will return to their home district rich and triumphant.

The protagonist and heroine is 16 year old Katniss Everdeen, a resident of District 12, who lives in a poor coal mining area called the Seam who volunteers to take her sister’s place when her name is pulled from the lottery. Along with Peeta Mellark, the baker’s son and fellow tribute whom with Katniss plays the roll of ‘star crossed lovers’ to gain support from the audience who can supply them with gifts while in the arena, she must try to survive the 74th Hunger Games.

The Hunger Games is often criticised as a copy of the Japanese novel Battle Royale by Koushun Takami as both are set in futuristic worlds, featuring an oppressive government where it is required for children to take part in a last man survival game following similar plot lines, though Collins also features the themes of government control, Big Brother, the effects of war as well as power and downfall. A gripping science-fiction action drama novel which is primed to be full of action and romance with Katniss having mixed feelings for Peeta and her long term friend and hunting partner Gale, trapping them all in a love triangle, it is sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. 

Collins has already sold more than 23 million copies of the Hunger games and it is soon to be released as a film, already breaking records for most advanced ticket sales and being acclaimed by critics, readers and young adult writers calling it ”the next Harry Potter and Twilight”, one things for sure it’s going to be a definite success, so be sure to book your tickets!

My dad on the hunger games (the movie)
—"I went in and one boy got his head cut off. It's a bit like Battle Royale but not Japanese."

3.3.13

Jenny VS Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind




I recently watched this film when my dad resuscribed to Netflix (yay) and I was so glad to see they had it as I've wanted to see it for a long time. ESOTSM is set in flashbacks showing memories as Joel (Jim Carey) remembers his girlfriend Clementine (Kate Winslet). Joel decides to contact a company which offers to remove your memories of someone when he discovers that Clementine has undergone the same treatment to forget him after they've had an argument. It shows when they first met and how their relationship progresses throughout the years and the events leading up to when they had their memory wiped. I don't really know what to write in film reviews without giving away too much and ruining the film for anyone ive just persuaded to see it but seriously this film it worth watching it's part romance and part drama. Jim Carey's performance is fabulous, its one of his more 'serious' acting roles which I think I prefer like The Truman Show and the film also stars Kate Winslet and Kirsten Dunst who are also great.

The Korgis-  Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes




"I'm just... happy. I've never felt that before. I'm just exactly where I want to be."

My dad on the eternal sunshine the spotless mind
it's a good film because Jim Carey's being a proper actor for once

24.2.13

Jenny VS Brave

For my Gold D of E I decided to do film reviews for my skills section. I've decided to at least every week review a film which I've watched this year seeing as I'm listing every film I've watched in 2013. I am actually watching Pixar's Brave at this minute and it's one of my favourite Disney films so I've decided to review this one first.


Brave's set in the Scottish Highland where Princess Merida refuses to take place in an age old tradition where three clans first born sons try to compete for her hand. To try and change her mothers mind about the marriage she follows the Will-O'-The-Wisps which leads her to a witch posing as a woodcarver and in exchange for buying all of her woodcarvings and a necklace gets a spell that she hopes will 'change her fate' but instead changes her mum into a bear. They later return to the witch's deserted cottage to find that they must 'mend the bond torn by pride' and if not done before the second sun rise the spell will become permanent. Brave isn't the 'classic' Disney film where the Princess finds her Prince and lives happily ever after but I love it's plot lines and it's definitely a family film suitable for all ages. The animation is spectacular; the hair especially is done amazingly. The soundtrack is also probably one of my favourites.

Learn Me Right- Mumford & Sons ft. Birdy



" If you had a chance to change your fate, would you?"

My dad on Brave
it's set in Scotland so that's why the have Scottish accents

26.1.13

tired eyes and bed head


I slept for 12 and a half hours last night!

J'ai dormi pendant douze heures et demie hier soir!

26.12.12

Jenny VS the festive cheer








hope you all had a very merry christmas (if you celebrate)!

espérons que vous avez tous passé un très joyeux noël (si vous célébrez)!

24.12.12

Jenny VS lost in translation


Lost In Translation (2003) has got to be one of my favorite films. I know that it's been criticized that it doesn't have a plot and lacks "direction" but I find it so perfect, the way it is filmed and the music that makes it feel so romantic and special. 

"For relaxing times, make it Suntory time."

Lost in Translation (2003) a obtenu d'être l'un de mes films préférés. Je sais qu'il a été critiqué de ne pas avoir un terrain et manque de "direction" mais je trouve ça tellement parfait, la façon dont il est filmé et la musique qui le fait se sentir si romantique, si particulière.


"Pour des moments de détente, faire du temps Suntory."