Sunday

La La Land - one of the most hyped films ever

Hola Lexicans! So a couple of weeks ago I went to see the new film La La Land. This is potentially one of the most hyped up films ever so I was so excited to go and see it myself and today I'm going to be sharing my opinions on the film and answer that great question - Is It Worth The Hype? Also at the end, in white, are spoilers and my personal opinion.

La La Land tells the story of aspring actress Mia and jazz musician Seb, both of whom are living in L.A. and trying to work out their lives. One day, they meet and from there end up falling in love. Now, if you've been reading my blog for a while now, you may know that I am not one for romance in both stories and films so when I first saw the trailers for this, I was a little sceptical. However, after hearing all the hype from big-time reviewers, and mixed opinions from my friends, I knew I needed to go and see this film for myself.

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I'm just going to go out and say it. I. Loved. This. Film. I found the characters so believable and well-developed, particularly Seb and watching their relationship grow was just beautiful. As I mentioned, I'm not really one for romance, but I absolutely loved watching this movie. Another thing I loved about it was how all the shots, particularly of LA were so beautiful - every scene was perfectly styled which I loved.

Also, all the songs were AMAZING, so well written and sung which was a really nice addition to the film. I had them going round in my head for ages afterwards. Even just listening back to some of the songs now, makes me feel so happy and emotional.

Is It Worth The Hype?
Yes. Whilst there is nothing revolutionary about the film, it's just so happy and uplifting. There are several points, particularly towards the end were it made me feel emotions, and films never normally do that to me. It's weird because it made me feel sad and emotional yet at the same time that was uplifting and I loved it. I would definitely recommend you go and see it.

Xxx

P.S. SPOILERS IN WHITE - HIGHLIGHT THE TEXT TO READ. IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE FILM, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND READING THIS NEXT BIT IN WHITE.

Mia and Sebastian don't end up together. Mia ends up marrying someone else and having another child. What happens is they both follow their dreams and achieve them. Mia goes to Seb's jazz club with her husband and Seb plays 'their' song (City of Stars, which is beautiful by the way!!) Whilst this song is playing, an alternative of what could have happened (Mia and Sebastian getting together) is showed. This ending absolutely broke my heart. Whilst they followed their dreams, the whole film was about their relationship and it is hinted they will end up together. I absolutely loved them together and I think I cried about the ending. If you have already watched the film, do you agree? Comment down below (but without spoilers!) or you can email me at whatlexieloves@gmail.com if your message includes spoilers. I'd love to hear from you:)

January Favourites


Hola Lexicans! As you may have noticed by now, January is no more and we're now in February. (If you haven't noticed, I'm just going to assume you've been living under a rock (with some cookies to keep you alive, obvs, because ya know. cookies..) which is totally fine by the way. I don't discriminate against anyone, even rock-living aliens. your not an alien? well you are now so :P..

anywayys, today I'm going to be doing a super chatty and all over the place organised post, chatting about my January Favourites.

La La Land

I'll keep this brief, as I'm doing a review on this movie next (so watch out for that! #cheekyselfpromo) but really all I want to do is sing and shout about how lovely and sweet this love story is. I'm not one for romantic books or movies or TV shows or anything yES I KNOW SORRY but there's some exceptions here. La La Land is so beautiful and heartwarming, I would 109% recommend you go and watch it (almost as much as I recommend you should wait on my blog forever refreshing until the review on it comes) - it even made me cry - which is too rare for its own good >.<


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School Of Rock

I published a review on this musical a few days ago (which you totally want to go and read here, I can just feel it) so I won't talk much about it, but basically this is such a great and funny take on the popular classic movie School Of Rock.

Becca Blushed With Light Trio

In the Boxing Day sales, I popped along to my local Space NK to see half price on lots of products, one of which was a Becca blush palette. Reduced from £32 to just £16, could I not buy it? (no. the answer is no.)

The Edge Of Glory by Lady Gaga

I recently found my old iPod Nano which has all my favourite songs from when I was about 8 on then, and they are all old-school classics like Lady Gaga. This song is one of my fav emotion-filled, deep songs at the moment.

India Grace - YouTuber

Because right now my life literally consists of YouTube #whoops #sorrynotsorry, I have been discovering loads of amazing new YouTubers. Currently, one of my faves is India Grace, who hit 90k subscribers yesterday, so go check her out and help get her to 100k!

SO that's it for my monthly favourites! I had an okay-ish January, as months go. My goals for February are to get my YouTube channel properly set up (YES IM GOING TO START YOUTUBEING AGAIN *gasps* *crowd goes wild* *sassy hairflick by me*), get back into the swing of my blog, get my first batch of pyjamas sent off (this is for my charity, if you want a separate post on it, let me know) and finish the website I'm designing for my mum's company.

Xxx

Wednesday

School Of Rock - The Theatre Show That Just Rocks

Hola Lexicans! Hope you had a great week and are having a good day today. Today's post is a review on the theatre show - School Of Rock. Every year my grandparents take my family and I to see a play, and this year's was School Of Rock.

If you haven't seen the movie or heard of School Of Rock before, I'll sum it up briefly. It's about a substitute teacher (at least he pretends he's a qualified teacher..!) who goes to work at one of the most prestigious schools in the country to try and earn some more money. However, he has no idea what he's doing and instead, having previously been in a rock band, decides to teach the kids rock music.
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One of the things I loved about this musical, was, well.. the music.. Every single song was amazing, whether it was rock (which before the play wasn't really my style, but now I like it a bit more!) or not. My favourite song was Where Did The Rock Go? which was sung by headmistress of the school because it was extremely powerful and I found it so touching and sad. My simple formula is that if the song makes me feel sad or even cry (which I think I did in the theatre) then it must be absolutely amazing, or very well sung (in this case it was both). But I also adored the songs Here At Horace Green and If Only You Would Listen. Also, towards the end it actually felt like you were at a concert, so it was a 2 in 1!

I found the storyline itself so warming, as well as having some hilarious moments throughout. I love all the charcters, but my favourite was Summer - she was so matter-of-fact and made me laugh quite a bit!

If you get the chance to see this play (you can buy tickets here!), I would 100% recommend it, you don't need to like rock to enjoy the play in the slightest, I had a great time.

Xxx