Going Off Topic

Going off Topic (#6) What have I become?!


I’m in such a blogging rut right now. When I can bring myself to sit down with my laptop for an hour and get the creative juices flowing, I love it and I’m reminded about why I have a blog in the first place. I press ‘publish’ with glee and update my links, and think about drafting up a couple more posts to keep me going for the week. That doesn’t happen and then I fall off the wagon completely for a few days at a time, so I’m really sorry for not visiting everyone elses’ blogs very often.

I’m determined to get back on track, though! Come October when this little monster is born I know I’m going to have to take a bit of a break, but I’d like to stay as active as I can till then. Besides, I’ve been watching tons of things lately so it’s not like I don’t have anything to write about!


Speaking of giving birth in October…I’m officially a pregnant lady you guys. I know I’ve been pregnant since January, but I actually look like a proper pregnant lady now! Getting out of bed in the morning is like trying to reenact a turtle stuck on it’s back, and strangers on the street aren’t afraid to approach me in case I’m just fat.

We’ve made an amazing start on the nursery! The walls have been painted, the cot has been bought and assembled, and THE CUTEST PRAM IN THE WORLD is being delivered today. Why am I suddenly obsessed with pastel pinks/purples and unicorns?! Who is this person I have become?! I’m starting to plan when to go on maternity leave…this is all getting a bit real now.

Our cat Loki, ‘helping’ to build the cot, and the cutest pram in the world!

Let’s talk movies before I start to panic, shall we?

Like I mentioned, I’ve been watching quite a few things that I haven’t actually discussed/reviewed here yet! Most recently, I watched Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) after Cinematic Corner reminded me Dan Stevens was in it. I don’t know why I hadn’t seen it sooner to be honest, I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for the Night at the Museum movies. They aren’t comedic masterpieces, but they’re great family movies! Dan Stevens didn’t disappoint, and now I have to apologise to anyone caught in the firing line of me randomly shouting out ‘HUGE?! ACKMAN?!’ without any warning whatsoever!

I can’t believe I haven’t done a Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) post yet. That was a brilliant movie, and despite my grumbles about the 1,000,001 trailers showing every single action scene, there was still plenty to enjoy.

Far too long after my Dad recommending it, I watched Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) one night when I was feeling down. That and Airplane! (1980) might just be my favourite comedies of all time. It’s just my kind of humour! I heard the other 2 Naked Gun movies aren’t as great though. Can anyone recommend anything else I might enjoy based off this?

I was going to do a post after watching In Bruges (2008) last month, but when I tried to explain it to my husband, I think he really wants to see it too so I might watch it again with him before I do that. Isn’t it annoying when someone won’t watch a movie with you till you’ve seen it yourself and can confirm how good it is? I think that’s how I ended up watching Drive twice in 2 days!

Don’t ask me about Mulholland Drive (2001). I appreciate it for what it is, but it hurt my head so much. You know when you’re watching a movie and you’re confused as hell, but you know all the pieces will come together in the last 20 minutes? Yeah, no. That didn’t happen…


Also, I think I’m FINALLY going to see Baby Driver tomorrow night! I’m fully expecting us to be the only couple in the room seeings as the whole world has seen it already.

This is the part where I would share some links to my fellow bloggers’ posts, but I’m so far behind right now! I promise I’ll have another off topic ramble soon, but in the meantime I’ll be doing plenty of reading. Thanks for sticking with me!

17 thoughts on “Going off Topic (#6) What have I become?!

    1. Yeah I’m definitely learning that the hard way. I can still see my feet, which I’d like to count as a win, but it means I have to see them all fat and puffy at the end of the day!
      Loki is a little charmer and gets away with everything with that cute face!

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  1. Naked Gun is such a great film. Glad you finally saw it! I think Get Smart is a good, and more recent, film that is similar to Naked Gun. Or Cannonball Run is one that is more from that era.

    PS, I sent you an email the other day. Did you get it?


    1. Ahh I haven’t seen Get Smart for years! That’s due a rewatch for sure. I haven’t heard of Cannonball Run though so thanks for that one!
      Sorry – I haven’t checked my emails yet! I’ll have a look now 🙂

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  2. In Bruges is so good watching it again can’t hurt.

    I like Mulholland Drive, but the last 30 mins or so of that movie confused me too. I don’t even remember wtf was going on.

    I remember when I had my baby I thought I’d end up blogging a lot less and I ended up posting more. No idea how that worked out. Saw less in theaters, but watched a lot of TV on maternity leave. lol


    1. I spent more time reading theories on what happened than I spent watching the movie itself – and it’s a long movie!!
      You’ve given me hope! I’m definitely trying to accept the fact that weekly cinema trips will be a thing of the past, I’m just hoping little one will be okay with my Mum for a few hours once The Last Jedi is out! Everything else can wait for a home release, lol!


  3. October? Man, you’re getting close.

    Personally, I have a blast watching all three Naked Gun movies. True, the sequels aren’t quite as good, but I still laugh my ass off when I watch them.

    In Bruges is sooooooo good.

    Yeah, Mulholland Drive hurt my head, too. I’ve been told you need to see it multiple times. I just can’t bring myself to go back to it, yet.


    1. Scarily close!
      I might just give the other Naked Gun movies a watch now you know! I’m going to need something to do when I start maternity leave I guess!
      I should give Mulholland Drive another go sometime. Donnie Darko hurt my head the first time too but I’ve watched it 10+ times since and it’s one of my favourite movies of all time now.


  4. the important thing is do things at ur own pace Allie!

    October will be here quite soon, so its good that ur starting to plan properly!

    Naked Gun is the best of the trilogy, Great recommendation of Cannonball Run. Also check out Spaceballs, Three Amigos, Spies Like Us, Blazing Saddles and for a morre recent one, try the original Hangover (if u havent seen any of these) 🙂


    1. It’s the blogger in me, always wanting to plan! 🙂
      Thank you for all the recommendations Rob! Out of those I’ve only seen The Hangover so that’s added plenty to my watch list 🙂


  5. First of all, congratulations on your pregnancy, Allie! I can’t believe I haven’t congratulated you this whole time.

    Let me tell you something, but don’t hate me, too. I don’t know how to appreciate Mulholland Driver properly. I just don’t know how.


  6. Baby! I’m referring to the one in your belly and not the driver! October’ll be here before anyone knows it!

    Anyway, I forgot Dan Stevens was indeed in Night of the Museum. As Lancelot isn’t it? Ah, Dan Stevens! Sigh.

    Also In Bruges is mental! Colin Firth is absolutely fantastic in it. And by now, I probably am the only person left not to have seen Baby Driver…yet. 🙂


    1. It’s getting scarily close now!
      You’re right, he’s Lancelot! So much fun 🙂
      Sorry – I think you’re the only one now who hasn’t seen Baby Driver…I saw it last night! It’s well worth a watch if you can make it 🙂


  7. Oh God. Wish you saw Dunkirk instead of that terrible Baby Driver. I suffered so much during this pretentious, hipster horseshit of a movie.

    Mulholland Drive is actually my #2 favorite movie of all time but I spend about 10x more times reading about it than actually watching it.

    so glad you liked Night at the Museum! Wasn’t Huge Ackman just mesmerizing? 😀


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