Style on Screen: A Star Is Born, To All The Boys, Scream Queens

There’s nothing like a good binge watch to make you want to update your wardrobe right?

I mean, have you ever left a cinema or watched a show and thought ‘wow – I wish I had those shoes!’ or ‘I’d never have thought to pair that shirt with those trousers…’ That kind of inspiration can change your life.

There are some great roles and movies for actresses that have appeared onscreen through the years that not only represent a range of different women but also reflect our different styles.

Time to go through just a few shows/films that popped into my head with those ladies that had a style that stuck with me. I’ve also gone into a little bit of detail as to why this might be towards the end.

Let’s see if there are any surprising ones…

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Dope: A Review

 

So I finally found the time to sit back and watch Dope.

Celebrated at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and with a cast that immediately made me sit up and pay attention (with names A$AP Rocky, Zoe Kravitz, Chanel Iman and even a quick appearance from Tyga), I was ready and eager to watch a movie which had a story that I felt was easily relatable to 90s kids with a love of hip hop. Basically this film spoke to people like me.

Starring Shameik Moore as school geek Malcolm, the film centres on him and his two high school friends Diggy and Jib. Their obsession and love of 90s hip hop culture influences their music choices, their fashion and their slang.

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First Glimpse Of ‘Insurgent’

Tris is fighting fit in the second film of the Divergent series, Insurgent (release date 20th March 2015). The first teaser trailer gives us a glimpse of what Tris looks like since the first film Divergent, which was released 20th March 2014.

With a new short haircut – taken from the second book of the series written by Veronica Roth – we see female protagonist Tris (Shailene Woodley) jump off buildings, hanging off ropes and running into a burning building to save her mother.

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A Trip To The Cinema: Gone Girl review

I applaud you, David Fincher. Yet again, Fincher has made a disturbing, thought-provoking and nail-biting movie. Packed with tension, lies and accusations, Gone Girl is truly remarkable.

Starring Ben Affleck as husband Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as doting wife Amy, the film is described as portraying ‘modern marriage’. If modern marriage is how it is in Gone Girl then I don’t want to get married any time soon! We’re shown Nick and Amy in their early relationship days; we see them first meet, their charming ways and their love for one another blossom. Their relationship seems like a fairytale, with the treasure hunts that Amy leaves for Nick acting as a sign of the endless fun that the two have together.

Nick is the voice of the present in the majority of the narrative, and we learn more about Amy’s character in scenes referred to in her diary. From her we see how they met, how they fell in love immediately and make it to their fifth wedding anniversary. But then we start to see the cracks show. Before Nick discovers his wife’s disappearance he’s sat in his bar (cleverly named “The Bar”) complaining to his sister of their anniversary tradition of treasure hunts, seemingly bored of his married life. Then Amy’s diary entries before her disappearance, which we see her writing and are shown each entry’s events, steadily become more worrying.

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower: A Review

Last night I decided to make a hot chocolate, curl up and finally watch The Perks of Being A Wallflower. Apart from knowing it was an adaptation of a novel and starred Emma Watson, I wasn’t too sure what to expect.

What I got was a sweet, touching film that also weaves around and delves into deep, serious issues.

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What We Know About The Mockingjay Part I (SO FAR!)

I’ve been putting this post off for far too long.

Ever since we were given the tiny snippet of the latest Hunger Games film through the Capitol’s TV broadcast way back in June 2014, I’ve been preventing these words from spilling out into a blog post. But I can’t wait any longer and we’ve gained so much more info since then that I can’t help but type these words:
THE MOCKINGJAY IS NEARLY HERE AND IT LOOKS EPIC!

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It’s All About The Nineties

Over the past few days I’ve been binge-watching 90s teen cult films after work. I’m not ashamed to admit it either!

I realised in watching them that there are definitely glimmers of the 90s in today. Whether it’s those stretchy plastic neck chokers that look like you’ve doodled swirls with a permanent marker around your neck, or gingham checked midi skirts, or matching crop tops and skirts it’s a sure thing. The 90s is back (and I’m pretty happy about it). Just now I was looking at a baby pink fluffy crop top with matching skirt and cursed Charli XCX for making me want fluffy clothes that I would have normally ignored. But pop culture has made the message clear – if you’re not wearing jelly shoes, or wearing gingham then you’re not ‘on trend’.

Anyways, watching the 90s films I was able to appreciate something other than the fashion that was around then. The music! The soundtracks to these films sent me back to my childhood and made me realise just how amazing the 1990s were. Think about it: there was Hanson, The Spice Girls, No Doubt and other musical geniuses that just made the 90s… well they just made the 90s, the 90s.

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A Trip To The Cinema: “Into The Storm” Review!

I haven’t written a film review in a while (mainly due to the fact that I haven’t visited the cinema in a few weeks now), but last night I went to see Into The Storm. Directed by Steven Quale, the film centres on a family dangerously close to losing each other, and a documentary team who put their lives on the line to get close to storms for the perfect camera shot. With numerous tornadoes hitting the town Silverton, the crew have plenty of footage to get, risking their lives whilst also helping the citizens of the community get to safety. 

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A trip to the cinema: Despicable Me 2

So yesterday I went to the cinema with a couple of friends to see Despicable Me 2. As a twenty-year-old university student sitting in the back of the cinema, I could see parents dotted around the seats with their children and began to wonder whether they would think it questionable for girls our age to be watching a film whose main audience appeared to be small children.
Fast forward past the trailers and adverts to the beginning of the film and all worries melt away as you become enthralled into the world of imagination and fun that makes most of us who are past our teens feel like we have a part of our childhood back, which is what most of us wish for.

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