Anticipated Arrival Rundown: MIB: International and Tropico 6

Anticipated Arrived Rundown

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to post an Anticipated Arrival Rundowns, but I’ve finally gotten around to watching and playing the below items. So check out the below things that I have previously anticipated arriving!


MIB: International

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I have finally gotten around to watching this movie.

I say finally because not only did I miss it at the cinemas, but I have had this DVD checked out at the library for over four months. Terrible, I know! Over the end of the year break, I finally forced myself to sit down watch this movie.

It was okay. Not going to lie, I was expecting more chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson, if only because they were great together in Thor: Ragnarok. But other than that it was a decent film and scored extra points simply because Emma Thompson was in it.

And yes, in reference to my original post, Tessa Thompson in a suit was everything I dreamed 🥰

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Small Snippet of July 2020

As always I am still at work, sometimes working with the public can be quite trying and reopening with strict safety guidelines has been especially trying. Please everyone, if there are entry requirements, don’t argue with the person enforcing them at the door; if they are the ones on the front line they did not have anything to do with making the rules.

So I hope everyone is staying safe and staying sane 😋

Plastic Free July

While I am not going the full slog of removing all of my plastic use, I have made a few changes and am trying to cut down on how much plastic I use. These changes have seen me start to use a shampoo bar which means I have not purchased any new shampoo bottles. I now have a bamboo toothbrush that after I have used it can recycle. I have also started to use a solid moisturiser.

All of these things have been surprising as I am enjoying them so much. The shampoo bar has done amazing things to my hair and I no longer have greasy hair two days after washing!

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Small Snippet of March 2020

Things have been a bit crazy this month, what with the pandemic and everything. In this time my work place has shut its doors to the public, if I weren’t holed up in bed, I would be at work doing a lot of busy work and manning the phones. Here are some of the things I have been enjoying while in self-isolation.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The newest Animal Crossing game came out on March 20 and I have been in Animal Crossing heaven since then! It hasn’t been the best of times for me as I have the sniffles so have stayed in bed pretty much each day since March 20, however I have had enough time and wits about me to enjoy the game immensely!

I was so incredibly excited for this game that I not only did an Anticipated Arrivals post about it but I also pre-ordered the very expensive Animal Crossing Switch Console… No regrets!

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Favourites of February

Happy end of February everyone! I’ve decided to step away from the Small Snippet format and try something different for my month wrap up post. Below you’ll see some of my favourites from February from a whole range of different mediums.

So welcome to my favourites of February and enjoy!


TV Show

The Good Place Final Season

Omgosh you guys! The final season was so perfect and amazing. I was watching this show on the edge of my seat as I had absolutely no idea where the story would go. From season one The Good Place has been such a wild ride! I feel in love with the characters and was constantly surprised by the directions taken by the narrative!

The last episode was a doozy and despite my many emotions, I was so happy to see it through. The Good Place has cemented itself as one of my favourite shows out there!


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2019 Goals Rundown!

Happy almost the end of 2019!

Let’s have a quick look at what I have accomplished this 2019. If you’ve been paying attention, I have been tracking my progress each month in my Small Snippets posts, so some of this may not be a surprise to you.

Reread

I have gone abysmally at rereading books this year 😰 While I did try with reading the first book of the Lunar Chronicles this year, sadly I did not pick up any other books in the below series.

The Lunar Chronicles by Melissa Meyer.

❌The whole Tortall series by Tamora Pierce.

The Seventh Tower series by Garth Nix.

❌Finish the Modern Faerie Tales series.

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Top Ten: Romantic Suspense Films

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Romantic Suspense Films

Romantic suspense as a genre is a difficult one to define. The main differences between romantic suspense and more normalised romance movies can be seen the in the setting and events of the films. Often with a romantic suspense film, the romance between a couple is ‘suspended’ due to more pressing issues relating to the situation of the film, these being of a more action, adventure, or crime slant.

The action genre is a one that branches over into many other, often times surprising genres. After a year and a half spent researching the action genre for my abandoned PH.D, the genre and all its off shoots is one that I still manage to find interesting and entertaining. The romantic suspense genre, while not being widely acknowledged nor defined, is one that nevertheless remains a staple of the film industry.

So armed with this knowledge and my romantically inclined nature, I would like to share my top ten romantic suspense films.

10. This Means War (2012).

A pair of C.I.A. operatives wage an epic battle against one another when they discover they are dating the same woman.

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Okay so I will admit that This Means War isn’t that great of a movie – however when I was watching it I couldn’t get over how much it exemplifies the romantic suspense genre.

While the story does revolve around a romantic triangle, there is no lack of action nor romance. Think of This Means War as an attempt to capture the essence of Mr and Mrs Smith – one that almost does. This Means War is a great example of the romantic suspense genre but ultimately a forgettable film.


9. True Lies (1994).

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman while terrorists smuggle nuclear war heads into the United States.

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True Lies may feel more like an action film but when Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jamie Lee Curtis interact – their chemistry explodes more than any bomb in the film. Normally in the romantic suspense genre, you would see two people getting together, but in True Lies you see a married couple re-connect and see each other in a new light.

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Long Lost Review: The Fall (2006)

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The Fall

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances.

Taken from IMDB

I’m changing it up a bit this month, so instead of a book, it’s an amazing movie that I don’t think enough people know about. The Fall is a visually stunning film that blurs the lines between cinema, story, truth, and lies – I absolutely loved this movie and just need to share my love for it.

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Anticipated Arrival: MIB International

Anticpated arrivals

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What is it?!

A new Men in Black movie!

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organisation.

When is it coming out?!

13th of June, 2019. So… a while away 😥

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2019 Goals!

Happy 2019!

I have a few things that I would like to get done in 2019 and since I like making lists, I thought I would share them with you all. I really want to focus on getting things done that I have been putting off for ages – a lot of these things are ones I’ve previously started or got half way through and then gave up. So 2019 is the year of the reread – rewatch – and the replay.

Reading

Reread

It’s not like I have enough to read as it is, I want to go back and give a bunch of series a reread. They’re either ones that I never finished or ones from my childhood that I want to see if they hold up.

Read

The below aren’t really specific titles but rather authors or series that I have seen around and I want to see what they’re like.

 ✅ Read a Lori Foster book.

 ✅ Finally start a Katie Ruggle book (also known as Katie Allen)

✅ A Dreamspun Beyond book 😓 It used to be a subscription but now they’re single purchase books. Waaaah, I wanted to try a subscription 😋

Watching

 ✅ Watch more than the first episode of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.

Playing

Start

Finish

I have so many games that I am half way through and really need to finish. I have a tendency to not finish a game even though I am really near the end because I think I need to keep playing and experiencing more of the story.

  • Mass Effect 3 – my save file from Mass Effect 2 corrupted 😥 and I need to go back and play the last boss battle to get it back. It was such a blow that I haven’t been back but I just really love the series and need to finish it!

Dream Daddy.


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The Second Anticipated Arrival Rundown

Anticipated Arrived Rundown

In the time since posting my first Anticipated Arrival Rundown, I’ve finally read and watched two things on my list. Check out the below two items I’ve been waiting for and finally experienced ❤


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The Dragon’s Hoard by Mell Eight.

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I have previously read the first four short stories in this collection. I really enjoyed re-reading them and also loved the new stories included.

I have a weakness for any type of romance novel. If you make it an fantasy romance novel ever better. If it’s a fantasy romance novel with dragons, then you have a surefire winner!

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