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Throwback Thursday – Ocean’s 11 (2001)

ocean27s_eleven_2001_poster5_star_rating_system_4_stars1Β I can’t believe this film is this old. I also can’t believe that George Clooney looks so much better now than he did 18 years ago. Seriously, what is going on with that man? But, there we are. And I remember watching this film for the first time. It blew my mind. The twist worked really well. It’s also the film that first introduced me to my long-standing crush on Matt Damon. Before this, I didn’t give a shit about him but there was something about watching him rob Andy Garcia that obviously really did it for me. I used to watch the scene where he’s hanging above a vault shaft on repeat. A lot. Boy, he had some mighty fine arms. And I guess it’s true what they say; women like a bad boy. But I didn’t just like this film because of Matt Damon. It was a hugely entertaining film. And, as I found out, it still stands up 18 years later. Steven Soderbergh really is quite the talent. Has he actually properly retired now? I can never keep up with that man. That man has had more comebacks thanΒ The Rolling Stones at this point.

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Sunday Rundown – That’s What She Read

My 10 days holiday came to an end this week and on Thursday I had to go back to work. The 3 days that I was there were a mixed bag. Day 1 was pretty okay but day 2 was one of my dark days and my mood was all over the place. By day 3 I was over it and just counting down the minutes til I could leave.Β  I love the people I work with but it’s time for a change. It’s getting more difficult to summon up the passion for something I’ve reached the end of my road with. I love food but catering isn’t for me. So I’ve been approaching job applications with more gusto today. I sent out 2 applications that I’m crossing my fingers for. One of them in particular sounds like it’s exactly what I’m looking for. History tells me it’s not dangerous to get my hopes up but I really tried to put myself out there. Someday I’m sure someone will see what an awesome human being I am… right? At least I can distract myself with my daily posts at the moment. I’m incredibly proud that I’m over halfway through March and I haven’t missed a day yet. It’s getting so much easier to write my posts now that I’m so accustomed to sitting down every day. I should have done this years ago.
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Tursday’s Reviews – Downsizing (2017)

downsizing5_star_rating_system_3_starsΒ I’ve wanted to see this film since I first saw the trailer. Even though I was super freaked out by bald Matt Damon. I’ve lusted after that man since I first saw Ocean’s 11 but, I have to say, he can’t carry off the no hair look and no eyebrows look. It’s really off-putting. Like the opening of Captain America when Chris Evans is CGI’d to be tiny. It’s creepy. I hate it. He looks like a puppet that’s come to life or something. It’s like Marvel didn’t let him eat for months before filming. Bleurgh. It’s not right to take something so pretty and purposefully make it look bad. Especially when, inΒ Downsizing, it feels super unnecessary. And Matt Damon’s head looks so huge and round without hair. What’s going on with that? Still, I managed to get over my anger at hairless Matt Damon and finally saw Alexander Payne’s new film.

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