Beauty and the Beast Review

Beauty and the Beast is my favourite Disney princess film so when I heard they were doing a live-action remake, I was a bit sceptical.
Belle is my favourite Disney princess so, not gonna lie, I was a bit sceptical of Emma Watson too.

However, I’ve got to say…   Continue reading “Beauty and the Beast Review”

Fifty Shades Darker Review



I recently went to see the latest instalment of the 50 Shades franchise and thought that this should be my latest film review.


So as we saw from the first film, Anastasia had decided that she couldn’t live Christian’s way of life. 50 Shades Darker begins with Christian trying to “win” Ana back once he realises that he cannot live without her. However, this is not the only thing that the couple have to overcome; a few faces from Christian’s past try to interfere with the life that Ana and Christian are trying to build. 50 Shades Darker follow the couple through this time along with some fun adventures.


I’d heard good things before seeing this film and had watched clips and interviews, so to say I was excited to see 50 Shades is quite an understatement. I wasn’t so sure of the first film (I won’t review that one at the same time but it may come in the future). But I will say that I think 50 Shades Darker is a lot better!

I like it more because there’s more romance, more witty comedy, and Christian Grey is more of a human (I know that sounds a bit ridiculous but if you’ve seen the first one you’ll understand what I mean).

After seeing this instalment and after watching some interviews, I’ve discovered a new love for Dakota Johnson. I wasn’t 100% sure of her when I first saw 50 Shades of Grey but after seeing 50 Shades Darker, numerous interviews and 50 Shades of Grey again (yes, in that order) I’ve decided that she’s one of my favourite actresses! I like the emphasis she puts on portraying Ana as an independent woman who knows what she wants, and I like her delivery of the witty lines.
It was nice to see that Christian had a bit more of a personality in Darker. I’ve also watched interviews with Jamie Dornan and I think he’s got a great personality, but this never got to be portrayed through Mr Grey in the first film. I think Jamie does well to portray Christian as a more pleasant character in 50 Shades Darker – Christian is more relaxed and has one or two witty lines of his own. It was great to see this progression of the character.

If you’ve seen the first film, you’ll know that a lot of the sex scenes are focused in the red room and about what goes on in there – I didn’t really like this aspect of the first film. This is one of the other reasons I enjoyed Darker more, the sex scenes are less S&M based, shall we say. They’re a bit more like the kind of scenes you like seeing in a romantic chick flick – i.e. less rules and whips, plus Ana has a lot more independence which is nice to see!

Some aspects of the film are pretty far-fetched and unrealistic – woah, newsflash – but, who cares? I really enjoyed it, I know quite a few people didn’t but everyone has different film preferences, and one of my preferences happens to be light-hearted but intense romance, with some occasional comedy and thrills.


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My Top 15 Films – Part 1

I’m such a film-fanatic and could easily watch film after film so thought I’d share with you some of my favourites. As I was writing this blog post, I realised that I had quite a bit to say about each film so I’ve decided to split it into 2 – hope you enjoy…and don’t forget to leave comments of some of your favourite films! Continue reading “My Top 15 Films – Part 1”

Bridget Jones’s Baby Review


Bridget believes she has her life under control – great friends, great job and no man to worry about…or so she thought. After what she thought was just a couple of casual hook-ups, she comes to the realisation that she’s in fact pregnant. But with who’s baby? Continue reading “Bridget Jones’s Baby Review”

My Favourite TV Shows (January)

So anyone who knows me will know that I love chilling with Netflix or a box-set and I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you…because who doesn’t welcome new shows to binge on? Continue reading “My Favourite TV Shows (January)”

Welcome to my Blog!

whatta-melonHello and welcome to my new blog – The Glamour Reel 

So if you have came from seeing my Twitter posts (@GlamourReel), then you will know that I recently had a blog over on Blogger. After doing some research, I have decided to give WordPress a go.

I’m still getting used to A LOT of new features and customisation so please bear with me! But I hope you will enjoy seeing my latest posts on here.

My Blog

My blog will consist mainly of beauty and lifestyle, but I will also be throwing in the occasional fashion or movie review blog post. I used to do movie reviews on my older blog but I’ve decided to mix it all together and give blogging a proper go in 2017!

A new post will hopefully be coming tomorrow (no, I’m not usually this organised but this isn’t a proper blog post to me).

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