A week of films

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I’ve started writing something new. An idea popped in my head last week and I wrote it down. So far I have about 1000 words. I have no idea what exactly is going on, and I don’t plan on sharing much information until I do. The main character, or one of them, is called Raini, who is a police officer. I also have an idea about something on a cruise ship with a separate character, but this is just a small idea. Any updates will be first uploaded here. 

I’ve watched quite a few films this week. First off, was Broken City staring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe. I’ve been looking forward to this film since it I first saw the trailer, and while I enjoyed it, the film was disappointing. There were a couple of really stupid moments that stood out too much. After that I watched Stoker. I didn’t want to see this film when it came out, but Tabby wanted to see it. I’m not a fan of arthousey films and will do my best to make sure that The Tree of Life is the last on I ever sit through. I was assured that Stoker was more mainstream than arty. It was okay. Not brilliant. Very slow. Not 5 star worthy as a lot of reviewers seem to give it. I was kept guessing til the end of the film. I’m glad I watched it. 

Next up was a film I’ve wanted to see for a long time, The Crow. I’ve heard good things about this film and the only reason I hadn’t watched it was because I thought that maybe people’s opinions were swayed by the fatal accident that happened while filming. I did really enjoy this film. It’s dated, but in the right way, has a good plot and the characters were really well done. 

I went to see The World’s End yesterday, as part of an early celebration for my brother’s 18th birthday. I wasn’t expecting much from it. I think Shaun of the Dead is the funniest film ever made. I’ve watched it more times than I can count and still laugh every time. Hot Fuzz was a massive disappointment and I struggle to sit through that now. The advert for World’s End gave me little hope, but I actually really enjoyed it. I wasn’t as good as Shaun of the Dead, but much better than Hot Fuzz. 

My week has really just been switching between The Last of Us (Quickly becoming my favourite PS3 game ever) and watching films. I also started played Professor Layton again on my DS. I started it earlier in the year but uni got in the way and I wasn’t motivated to go back til now. Some of the puzzles are really annoying but others make me think. I’m only on the first game, so I’ve got quite a way to go. 

Thanks for reading,

Ashley

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About ashleymanningwriter

Young Adult Fiction writer. Horror and fantasy blended together.
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