Blog by Ashleigh Dougherty

22/01/2017

NEW YEAR, NEW ME?! + GIVEAWAY!

Only kidding! 22 days into the new year, and I promise I'm still the same person. Still trying to rock outgrown roots, still skint and still trying to make the most of a few changes in my life. However, more on that soon.

I was recently asked if I would like to take part in a movie challenge, which would involve me having to watch a number of films that I would never normally reach for Netflix or DVD. 


Usually, I am the weird one who sits at home alone on a Saturday night watching horrors and scaring herself. Anything involving ghosts, ghouls and blood is a movie I must watch... much to the dismay of the company I am sharing. (Which is usually just the collection of cuddly toys I can't bare to let go of yet.)

Comedies are films I never really reach for and I now feel like I'm probably the only person who has ever typed that bizarre sentence. Don't get me wrong, I of course have watched comedies before and films like 'Knocked Up', 'Bridesmaids' and 'Friends With Benefits' are some of my favourite films to watch over and over again (and over again). 


However, it's a huge task for me to select comedies that I am unfamiliar with and then devote 2 or 3 hours of my time to watch it. That's 2 or 3 hours that I could devote to watching a new horror!  With that in mind, I was sent over some DVD comedies to challenge myself to watch and that's exactly what I've done. Here's what I have watched and how I got on.

How To Be Single
Starring big names such as Rebel Wilsin and Dakota Johnson, How To Be Single is the ultimate comedy for any girl out there who needs serious cheering up. Forget your stupid ex-boyfriend or the guy you are dating but who is currently ignoring you. Watch this film and I promise; you'll feel a million dollars and will look at being single in a whole new light. 

The Witches of Eastwick
An absolute classic starring Cher and Jack Nicholson, this film is about three modern-day witches who are all looking for Mr.Right. Stick Daryl Van in the picture and you've got yourself a funny one to watch on a Sunday with a box of chocolates.


The Wedding Singer
It seems that Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler just can't get enough of each other in films, but I'm not complaining. Set in the 1980's, Robbie Hart (Sandler) is a wedding singer, but has the day off for his own wedding. He ends up getting dumped and meets Julia (Barrymore). I won't ruin the ending, so check it out if you haven't seen this one before.

Blended
I told you Barrymore and Sandler love each other. Another comedy I watched this weekend is Blended. Lauren and Jim are both single parents who are set up on a blind date together. Things go wrong and they vouch that they never want to see each other again. However, they end up going on holiday together with the kids; so obviously things progress and well... you'll have to watch it to find out what happens!

Private Benjamin
Goldie Hawn stars as Judy Benjamin; a female led role, with all kinds of girl power throughout. As her wedding plans drastically fail, she decided to ditch heels and makeup and joins the Army. Becoming Private Benjamin has lots of funny twists and turns, I have to say! 

I have LOVED this challenge and will definitely now browse the comedy section on Netflix a lot more often. I think I have missed out on so many classic comedies. What's your favourite??

** Giveaway time! ** 


I have another set of these films to give away to one lucky person. It's a pretty simple giveaway this time. All you have to do is:
  • Re-tweet THIS tweet
  • Follow me on Twitter @ashllyd
Giveaway ends 29th January 2017 and the winner will be announced on Twitter. Good luck!
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6 comments

  1. What a lovely collection of movies to enjoy, just need popcorn and chocolates and duvet and it would be a perfect movie nite.

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  2. Great movies. Shame I have seen them all other wise I would partake in the give away! :-)

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  3. Oooh these are some good choices! How to be single is on my watchlist at the moment! xo

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  4. I've seen how to be single and the wedding singer, both great movies. It's good you're embracing things outside your normal range x

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  5. Wow yes please xx Rted xx would guarantee a laugh x

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  6. We still giggle at the Police Academy series of films 😀

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