Movie & TV Roundup: August 2017

Happy Labor Day!

My last Movie & TV Roundup covered three months instead of my usual two months, so to make up for it, here’s an installment for just the month of August.

I’ve watched a few more movies than usual, so it works out well!

What I Saw

  • The Dark Tower [2017]
  • Kong: Skull Island [2017]
  • It Follows [2014]
  • As Above, So Below [2014]
  • The Accountant [2016]
  • Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [2016]
  • Paddington [2014]
  • The Awakening [2014]
  • Game of Thrones (Season 7) [2017]
  • Death Note [2017]

What I Started Watching

  • The Librarians (Season 1) [2014]
  • Iron Fist (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Borgias (Season 2) [2012]
  • The Defenders (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Saint (Season 1) [2017]
  • Frontier (Season 1) [2016]
  • Norsemen (Season 1) [2017]

Mini reviews follow:
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fivezero's movie & tv reviews (May–July 2017)

Movie & TV Roundup: May–July 2017

A while ago, I had a notion to file non-beauty posts on another blog, but I’ve decided that I will just combine them all into this one. You may see the occasional random review here, from now on!

I didn’t do a movie and TV roundup last month, as we really haven’t had the chance to watch as much stuff, so now I have a post covering three months’ worth of viewing.

What I Saw

  • Moana [2016]
  • Assassin’s Creed [2016]
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1) [2017]
  • The Magnificent Seven [2016]
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 [2017]
  • John Wick: Chapter 2 [2017]
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [2017]
  • Arrival [2016]
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children [2016]

What I Started Watching

  • American Gods (Season 1) [2017]
  • Chuck (Seasons 1–2) [2007–08]
  • Doctor Strange [2016]
  • Trollhunters (Season 1) [2016]
  • Outlander (Series 1) [2014]
  • Game of Thrones (Season 7) [2017]
  • Shin Gojira [2016]

Mini reviews follow for the shows I finished watching:

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fivezero's beautyBOUTIQUE Haulage (March 2017)

Haulage! beautyBOUTIQUE by Shoppers Drug Mart (March–April 2017)

I never did get around to posting my beautyBOUTIQUE hauls (gotta love those Shoppers Drug Mart coupons and Optimum Points events!), so I’m combining five of them into one post.

Perhaps these will provide some inspiration for Mother’s Day gifts? Speaking of which, today was a special day for me because I received my first ever Mother’s Day gift from our little peanut!

Behold (the peanut clip art is covering his name):

fivezero's 2017 Mother's Day Gift from peanut

I am totally wearing that necklace on Sunday.

Anyway, here’s my fairly reasonable damage! All prices are in CA$.

Orders 1–2

First up, I received two $10 off coupons for when I was buying stuff at Shoppers Drug Mart. Cool. Of course, I had to use them on two orders:

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Movie & TV Roundup (March–April 2017)

Happy May! Movie & TV Round-Up (March–April 2017)

It’s May! It’s crazy! The year is already a third over, my baby olive is going to be a year old soon, and it’s just madness.

I wanted to get this posted last weekend, but obviously I’ve procrastinated and here it is, four days late.

fivezero's Movie & TV Roundup (April-May 2017)

I’ve posted my mini reviews of movies and television shows I’ve seen over the last two months. Hope you’ll check it out! The shows covered are:

  1. Legion (Season 1) (2017)
  2. Bridesmaids (2011)
  3. Mr. Robot (Seasons 1 & 2) (2015–2016)
  4. Trolls (2016)
  5. Finding Dory (2016)
  6. Katherine Ryan: In Trouble (2017)
  7. The Nice Guys (2016)
  8. The Man from Nowhere (2010)
  9. The Night Manager (2016)
  10. The Expanse (Season 2) (2017)
  11. Halt & Catch Fire (Season 1) (2014)
  12. The Witch (2016)
  13. Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
  14. The Americans (Season 5) (2017)
  15. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Season 4) (2016)
  16. A Million Ways to Die in the West (2016)

fivezero's Movie & TV Roundup (April-May 2017)

Here are my previous roundups:

May the Fourth be with you!


fivezero's Movie & TV Roundup (April-May 2017)

Happy March! Movie & TV Round-Up (January–February 2017)

Hi everyone! It’s March! Can you believe it? This year has been going by so fast that I can barely keep up.

I’ve posted my mini reviews of movies and television shows I’ve seen over the last two months. Hope you’ll check it out! The shows covered are:

  1. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)
  2. Train to Busan (2016)
  3. Sherlock (Series 4) (2016–2017)
  4. Kill Zone 2 (2016)
  5. Green Room (2016)
  6. Sing Street (2016)
  7. Planet Earth II (2016)
  8. iBoy (2017)
  9. Spy (2015)
  10. Cinderella (2015)
  11. Chappie (2015)
  12. Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
  13. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 1) (2017)
  14. Not Going Out (Series 1) (2006)
  15. The Crown (Season 1) (2016)
  16. Medici: Masters of Florence (Season 1) (2016)
  17. The OA (Season 1) (2017)
  18. Riverdale (Season 1) (2017)
  19. The Santa Clarita Diet (Season 1) (2017)
  20. Michael Bolton’s Big, Sexy Valentine’s Day Special (2017)
  21. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Season 1) (2016)
  22. Legion (Season 1) (2017)

I’ve done one other round of mini-reviews, too. for November–December 2016.

And, if you missed my little awards season fashion roundups, here they are, as well: Oscars and Non-Oscars.


Non-Oscar Red Carpet Looks 2017: Yays & Nays

The Oscars cap off the end of awards season in Hollywood. I posted my favorite and least-favorite dresses from last night’s ceremony, but here are some of my highlights from other ceremonies that took place earlier this year.


Golden Globes: Drew Barrymore (How To Be Single, ex. producer) in Monique L’Huillier.
Golden Globes: Kristen Bell (The Good Place) in Jenny Packham.
BAFTAs: Emily Blunt (The Girl On the Train) in Alexander McQueen.

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Oscars 2017: Fave & Not-So-Fave Dresses

My Oscars thoughts:

  • That has to be one of Mel Gibson’s many daughters, right?
  • Seriously missing Cate Blanchett on the red carpet.
  • I like Jimmy Kimmel as host better than I thought I would.
  • Is Gael Garcia Bernal teeny-tiny, or is Hailee Steinfeld an Amazon princess?
  • So glad I stayed up for the Best Picture speeches.

But really, we all watch the Oscars for the dresses, anyway, right? I mean, I’ve literally only seen four of the Oscar-nominated movies this year—The Jungle Book, Star Trek Beyond, Trolls, and Zootopia. Such is life with little kids.

Dresses I Loved

Taraji P. Henson (Hidden Figures) in Alberta Ferretti.
I’ve always wondered why she has the initial in her name. Is there another Taraji Henson?
Emma Stone (La La Land, Best Actress) in Givenchy.

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