My Favourite Five: Songs From Eurovision 2017

Here’s my favourite five songs from Eurovision 2017. I also want to give a shout out to the entries from Hungary, Sweden and France. I thought Hungary was incredibly catchy – even though I don’t understand a word of it! Sweden took me back to the my elated boy band days of the 90s (fangirliness occurred) and France takes the award for favourite female performance on the night. Congrats also to Isaiah from Australia placing ninth and another fellow Aussie, Anja (representing Denmark) as well.

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My Favourite Five: Songs That Motivate

Whether you’re in a particular mood or looking for something that you can relate to, music can be a great place to turn. With so many songs around, music is always there for you, even when no one else is. It can give you a sense of comfort, energy or background companionship while you carry on with your day. It can pick you up, make you dwell or give you a way to grieve. It can even motivate you to keep going; either in general or during a task you are less than thrilled about *cough* housework and exercise *cough*

Here are five songs that work for me. Even if we have completely different tastes in music I hope this list at least gets you thinking about your own musical motivators:

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My Favourite Five: Songs From Galavant

I recently discovered the musical comedy series that is Galavant – and I was immediately hooked! With the winning combination of music, song, dance, costume, comedy, drama, plot, Timothy Omundson eye candy and Disney‘s Alan Menken at the reins, how could it be wrong? There has never been a Favourite Five more difficult than this one – because there are just so many brilliant songs to choose from! But I managed to get it down to five.

SPOILERS!

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My Favourite Five: Zombie Themed Comedies

Sometimes all you need is a little comedy and some zombie mayhem to get you through the day. Here are five movies that gel the comedy and gore quite nicely:

5.) Fido (2006)

Thanks to radiation from space no one who dies stays dead in this 1950s  universe and headless funerals are the only way to make sure your relatives don’t come back as zombies. The good news? If they do rise again you can domesticate them with a collar and have them serve you. How creepy. While Fido has subtle humour it is more of a sentimental zombie movie that sees Billy Connolly relying heavily on body language for his non speaking role as a boy’s pet zombie/only friend Fido. Continue reading

Thoughts on the movie People Like Us (2012)

The very beginning of this movie feels disconnected and a bit empty as we follow our main character Sam (Chris Pine) while he tries to overcome a business deal gone bad. Even though Pine plays the fast talking businessman well, Sam is not a character that you will fall in love with at first sight, he is self centred, greedy and takes his family and girlfriend for granted. He takes risks for his job without thinking of the consequences and as a result lands himself in debt.

While trying to deal with a potential law suit from his business mistake Sam learns his father has died. Following the news Sam begrudgingly returns home (with a little push from his caring girlfriend) and tries to be there for his mother (Michelle Pfeiffer) only to learn his father had a secret daughter named Frankie (Elizabeth Banks). Continue reading

My Favourite Five: Emma Stone Movies

Whether she’s playing a supporting role or leading as a powerful character Emma Stone leaves an impression with every performance she gives. Here are five movies in which she will either make you smile, laugh or cheer her on as she kicks some butt!

5.) Aloha

Captain Allison Ng (“like ring without the r and the i”) is a career driven, enthusiastic and culturally sensitive air force pilot with a strong sense of right and wrong. While she can seem high energy at first it doesn’t take long to see that she is a character with a lot of heart and determination. Continue reading