Hunger Games

“Ladies and gentlemen, let the Seventy-fourth Hunger Games begin!”

In a dark vision of the near future, set in a rebuild metropolitan that has superseded the downfall of North American, its centre Capitol holds the dominant power over the other twelve residing districts.

To demonstration the nation of Panam’s control and to remind the districts that their lives lay in the hands of the ruling Capitol command. Two tributes, one boy and girl, from each of the starved districts, are forced to appear in a live TV show where winning will make you famous but losing means certain death.

Katniss Everdeen volunteers as tribute in place of her younger sister, as she is transformed, presented and trained to compete in the annual 74th Hunger Games.

Having supported and provided for her family by poaching and hunting in the restricted woods after her father’s death, Katniss gives hope to her district twelve as she enters the arena as ‘the world will be watching ‘ to battle to the death.

Entitled ‘The Girl on Fire’ Katniss confronts her components, in a journey of friendship, defiance, survival and a fight with imminent loss.

Having watched the trailer, my immediate reaction was to pick up the first in the Hunger Games trilogy. Being dubbed the next Twilight, the series’ narrative runs deeper then a teenage love-triangle exploring a disturbing future.

Of course I was at the front of the film’s preview showing to see the long awaited arrival of the Hunger Games, my preparation may have been a little extreme with flaming nails and Mockingjay pin on display.

The Hunger Games met all my expectations of the Suzanne Collins novel, with incredible casting, vivid imagery, and the story staying really true to the book, with obvious cues to the next to sequels.

“Happy Hunger Games! And may the odds be ever in your favour!”

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Golden Globes 2012

Hollywood’s silhouetted figures were certainly mirroring the Oscars Trophy at its prelude the 69th Golden Globes Awards!

Here I’ve compiled my top 10 best dressed, obviously my colour blinkers have been drawn to the gowns, which reflected the renowned carpet.

Kate Beckinsale

Emma Stone

Elle Macpherson

 

Reese Witherspoon

 

Charlize Theron

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Kelly Osbourne

 

Mila Kunis

Nicole Kidman

Gentleman Uggie

Hope you agree…

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The moment I wake up…

Before I put on my make-up…

Finally a Sunday edition on a Sunday! As my favourite film is currently on TV, this Sunday is really becoming my perfect afternoon.

The Way You Look Tonight

In honour of the 1997 Julia Roberts classic “My Best Friend’s Wedding” I say a little pray for you… I wanted to bring you another of my wedding inspirations, one which I’ve been following for about 5 years and a true source of bridal beauty. Snippet and Ink’s blog has established itself as the ultimate daily blog for all things lovely.

Having fallen in love with Kathryn’s inspiration boards which continue to set and inspire my creativity with each tiny detail being of such a high standard. My only slight obsession for wedding photograph has grown with every ‘real wedding’ which has been posted over the years.

Snippet and Ink has become a part of wedding vocabulary and such lovely way to share great themes, stunning photography and so many stories from beautiful couples on their big days. http://www.snippetandink.com find a link on my featured blog roll on the left of Sixteen10’s home page.

Until next time, D x

One Day…

Twenty years, Two people

Under strict orders, One Day is packed ready for a visit home and a delivery to the Mother (There is always something lovely about sharing stories with loved ones, literature is something that’s better discussed with friends)

Having gained huge popularity through the release of Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgees’ version, I thought I would not have time to read the David Nicholls novel before seeing the film. But the minute I unwrapped this Birthday present, it was a page turner that I couldn’t put down.

I truly connected with the inter-linking relationship of two best friends which with every chapter, the longing for them to finally be together grew. Meeting Dexter and Emma every St Swithin’s Day (July 15) gave the book a real element of uncertainty and surprise at each stage.

A beautiful story touching on issues which I hadn’t ever really read in such a sensitive way, the personal account of drink, drugs, loss and love. How true friendships can develop into the strongest of love, and its power to overcome all else.

One Day, has become my favourite book of the year, get yourself lost in the maze of emotions and expect that life sometimes doesn’t have those fairytale endings but embrace the beginnings that do.

“Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.” – Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

In 2003 the BBC compiled it’s The Big Read characterising the nation’s top 100 best-loved novels. Having only read 11 of recommended books, I decided I would ditch the trashy chick lits (a must have for poolside reading) for some classics, widening my literacy education.

My Bookcase

Starting with Catcher in the rye by J. D. Salinger I was intrigued by discovering accounts from different eras, expressing insights and struggles which could be faced on a daily basis. Since having a change of genre, I’ve also read; Lady Chatterley’s Lover by D. H Laurence, Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley and Persuasion by Jane Eyre.

I was lucky to find HMV selling Collins Classics for £1, managing to reach the till with arms laden full of paperbacks.

With Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte being the last, I’m eager to watch the film adaptation which was release today. (Friday September 9)

 

The trailer promises to convey the raw and haunting progression through Jane’s difficult life. Remaining true to her strong and determined nature through an unloved childhood, and as she falls for her daunting master Mr Rochester. Cast: Mia Wasikowska, Michael Fassbender, Jamie Bell, Judi Dench, Sally Hawkins, Imogen Poots, Tamzin Merchant.

I extremely enjoyed Jane Eyre- without any airs and graces, she battles internal moral issues and hidden secrets to find the love she’d always longed for.