Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Pretty wall art... furry friends!

In the excitement of online shopping, Jess, Liv and I have given ourselves the new project of decorating the flat... first stop wall art!

I now have the most adorably cute forrest friends wall deco in my room!

Love it!!!

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Black Swan... of the film kind

It has been a while since I have a) seen a decent film and b) shared what I have been watching with you.

I went to see Black Swan the other week, with the ever so delightful Lizzy. Friday night girls date style. To start off with a nice clean round up of what I thought... Not what I expected, crazy as hell and so damn good! Any movie, no matter how silly the story line, that leaves your heart pounding and a little shaken up must be good.

Natalie Portman is beyond outstanding and ever so deserving of those Academy Awarda noms, even if only to praise her ballet dancing, as a result of some serious commitment to the role. Mila Kunis was surprising, and spectacular in bringing the perfect amount of her very own 'girl next door, tom boy' style to her character.

The perfect amount of freaky, can't bare to watch stomach churning gore, stunning cinematic sequences that resembled the elegance of old film, the ever so subtle original Swan Lake musical score to build dramatic effect, perfect costumes and mind blowing toe pointing and pirouettes proves Black Swan has it all.

Although, I know many will argue my opinion based on the cheese factor of the 'predictable' story line, I say without hesitation that when walking into the cinema knowing you are in for a scarily new take on the age old tale (you can't blame anyone for ruining the ending), Black Swan leaves no disappointments.

Whip It!

So.. by now we will have all seen 'Whip It', that awesomely cool film starring Ellen Page, directed by Drew Barrymore about the bizarre but insanely cool sport where girls in rollerskates inflict physical pain on each other while in fishnet stockings, coloured knickers and not much more - Roller Derby. Well I headed out to Bethnal Green on Saturday to check out the real deal. Given my excitement over that movie, you can imagine my reaction when I was invited by the lovely Amy to go check it out.

The London Rockin' Rollers Grand Final was last saturday, and let me tell you those girls are tough - torn fishnets, black eyeliner and all.

With two minutes to go in the second half (fans will have to excuse my lack of technical knowledge of the game here) our knuckles where white and our voices were hoarse as we hung over the railing to catch those last moments of an extremely close game! The team we were barracking for (purple and green) won, which was obviously a good thing but getting that intense and enthusiastic about a game we didn't know the basic rules of prior to attending was probably the most exciting thing about the evening.

Bring on the next match I say... this game will make a sports fan out of me yet.

Ellen Page

London Rockin' Rollers