Movie Review Monday: Spy


SPY – Rating 9/10

120 mins 


CIA desk agent Susan Cooper is the real hero behind some of the most dangerous missions in her agency. But when all the top field agents are compromised, she volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate a deadly arms dealer and prevent a global disaster. 

What I thought: 

Melissa Mcarthy is one of my favourite actresses. I’ve loved every movie she’s been in, but for some reason I really wasn’t looking forward to this. 

However like the rest, I found myself laughing from beginning to end. It has a great cast and who new Jason Statham could be so funny?! 

It’s everything I would want from a movie, foul mouthed, witty, hilariously disgusting and violent all rolled into one silly script. I even enjoyed the fact it was basically a spoof of a bond movie. (Dare I say I enjoyed it more than any bond film). 

So if you haven’t already seen it, watch it. I thoroughly enjoyed it!! 


Favourite movies from my childhood 


A nice trip down memory lane whilst remembering these! How many have you seen? Here’s the list of my favourite childhood movies (all that I could remember): 

Wizard of Oz – 1939 


Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory – 1971 


Indiana Jones – The raiders of the lost ark – 1981 


Ghostbusters – 1984 


The Goonies -1985 

The Return of Oz – 1985 

The Labyrinth – 1986 


Masters of the Universe – 1987 

Moonwalker – 1988 


Lande before time – 1988 


Who framed Roger Rabbit – 1989 


Honey I shrunk the kids – 1989 


Uncle buck – 1989

The BFG 

The Witches – 1990 


Home alone – 1990 

Don’t tell Mom the babysitters dead – 1991 


Drop Dead Fred – 1991 


Fern Gully the last rainforest – 1992


Beethoven – 1992 


The Mighty Ducks – 1992 


Hocus Pocus – 1993 

Jurassic Park – 1993 


The Secret Garden – 1993 


Baby’s day out – 1994 

Richie Rich – 1994 


The little rascals – 1994 


Now and then – 1995 


The babysitters club – 1995 


A little Princess – 1995 


Caspar – 1995 

Dunston checks in – 1996 


Would love to know if you have any favourites that aren’t on this list? Maybe I’ve missed some! 

Thanks for reading! 




You had me at baby triceratops 


Jurassic World 

2hr 4 min

Rating 8/10 

Official plot summery: 

“22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Isla Nublar now features a fully functioning dinosaur theme park, Jurassic World, as originally envisioned by John Hammond. This new park is owned by the Patel Corporation. Owen, a member of Jurassic World’s on-site staff, conducts behavioural research on the Velociraptors. After many years, Jurassic World’s attendance rates begin to decline and a new attraction, created to re-spark visitor interest, gravely backfires.”

What I thought: 

So, what were my expectations? They were low to be honest. Which I’m sure is not surprising considering how dreadful The lost world and Jurassic Park III were. They were not good movies by any measure. 

But Jurassic World had me pretty wowed! Absolutely ram packed with chaos right from the get go. Thrilling and even quite brutal in places much to my delight. It is by far the best of the sequels. 

I feel that for what it lacked in storytelling, was most definitely compensated for by special effects. It was visually stunning and despite killer dinosaurs being on the loose, it made me want to visit the park. 

The velociraptors were set out as the main stars again (but I did let out a mini squeal when I seen the baby triceratops), and although I kind of enjoyed the story behind them more this time, nothing was ever going to come close to the original raptor raid in the kitchen scene of Jurassic Park. 

With the original movie I at least felt like I cared about the characters, where as in this movie it was simply all about the dinosaurs. There was really no story to follow other than the disaster of the dinosaur on the loose and therefore I found it hard to care what was happening with the characters at all. 

That being said, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn’t disappointed in the slightest and it left me with mixed emotions of thrill and excitement. And I most certainly recommend you watch it. 

Is it ok for children to watch? 

I’ve been asked this by a few parents this week. And in all honesty I’m not really sure. Harri is 4, and he loves the first movie. But I feel like this one maybe have been slightly more frightening for a child his age. There isn’t much swearing or gore in it. But people do die and there is some blood. So I think it’s maybe best for you to watch it and make the decision yourself.

You can find the original trailer below of you haven’t already seen it. On reflection I think I would have loved to have seen this movie in 3D. The sound and visual effects were out of this world. 

Thanks so much for reading. Let me know what you thought of the movie! 


San Andreas with a side of cheese please..



Rating: 4/10

 1 hr 54 

After the infamous San Andreas Fault finally gives, triggering a magnitude 9 earthquake in California, a search and rescue helicopter pilot makes his way from Los Angeles to San Francisco to rescue his estranged wife and their daughter who are caught up in the disastrous event. 

What I thought: 

I just don’t really know where to begin. I was really looking forward to this movie. The trailer made it look like it would have me gripped to my seat, but instead I found myself gripping a martini, begging it to stop. Anything that could have been great about it was swiftly ruined by the amount of cheesy one liners throughout. 

I ended up doing my own running commentary with my husband to make the film slightly entertaining and that’s never a good sign. We are big movie buffs. We generally watch 4 movies a week and we have been waiting a really long time for a disaster movie that would shake us to our core. However this movie falls inline with the likes of The day after tomorrow and 2012, which lets face it, were terrible. 

Despite it having some truly amazing visual and sound effects, I found it had too many short cuts which in turn made it made it massively unrealistic. And what really ruined it for me (aside from the extra cheese) was that they added a happy ending, as if we need another bloody love scene! 

It has a great cast and could have done great things with the plot. But sadly I’m finding it hard to say anything good about this movie at all.  The only thing I can say I enjoyed was gazing upon Dawyne Johnson, but not even he could have saved this disastrous heap. 
By all means watch it and let me know what you think, but don’t get your hopes up. You will only be disappointed. It’s certainly not one I will be adding to my collection. 


Top 30 favourite movies of all time 💕💕


I’m a total movie buff. I wanted to do a top 10 but in all honesty I really struggled, so you can have a top 30 instead 😂😂

I really recommend you watch every movie on this list if you haven’t seen them. You won’t be disappointed (If you are we can no longer be friends). I’m disappointed in myself that there isn’t more horror movies listed here, seems it’s my favourite genre. So I’m going to do a separate top 10 horror movie blog 😏

I tried to include the IMDB links but they didn’t work for some ridiculous reason. But you can find trailers for all these movies as well as full description.

Here they are in no particular order: 

1. American Beauty

2. American Psycho 


3. Oldboy (Korean) 

4. Battle Royale 

5. Scream (I love them all but the first is my favourite 💕) 

6. L.A. Confidential

7. Goodfellas

8. The Road to Perdition 

9. Perfume: The story of a murderer 

10. Mystic River 

11. Wild things

12. The Birds 

13. The Craft 

14. Mean Girls 

15. The Notebook 

16. Drop Dead Fred 

17. The Breakfast Club

18. Saving Mr Banks

19. Girl Interuppted 

20. Strangers on a train 

21. Bronson

22. Natural Born Killers 

23. Chopper 

24. Breakfast at Tiffany’s 

25. One flew over the cuckoo’s nest 

26. Thelma and Louise 

27. Gossip 

28. Masters of the Universe 

29. Pulp Fiction 

30. Patch Adams