A review of 2014 – entertainment

18th December 2014

A review of 2014 entertainment

Joe Blogs got in touch with me about a competition that Currys were running in which you can win yourself a load of Amazon Kindle goodies. It basically involves talking about your favourite films/TV shows/books in 2014.

I wanted to share this competition with you all while participating myself, and as I am about to start a series of “A review of 2014” posts I though this would tie in nicely. If you are interested in getting involved all the details are here. I’m not getting paid to advertise this competition or anything; I just thought you guys might like to win some stuff too. πŸ™‚

Film

Since I’ve been living in Liverpool I’ve been visiting the cinema a lot more due to the fact I can walk there in like 15 minutes. I’ve watched a few notable films this year, some of which were simply stunning (like Interstellar)Β  and some that were pretty poorly written (like Godzilla). But for me it was the comic book films that I enjoyed watching the most.

Captain America Winter Solider was fantastic, but my favourite film of 2014 was Guardians of the Galaxy. Did anyone else fall in love with Groot?!

TV Series

I didn’t really watch too much TV in 2014. I lost interest in my usual favourite, Greys Anatomy, and tried and gave up with a few other other new series.

In fact, the best TV series I watched in 2014 actually began 10 years ago. Tyrone and I watched Lost and became stupidly addicted. We ended up watching about 3 or 4 episodes every night, and one morning I woke up and genuinely wondered how they were all getting along on the island. Please help,Β  have a problem!

Book

I read quite a few books in 2014 compared to usual. Having to do physiotherapy followed by ice therapy three times a day gave me a little break each day and I would use this time to read. I carried on reading the Alex Cross series by James Patterson, which I’m still enjoying, but there was one book that I read and stood out as one of the best.

I read #GIRLBOSS, and I recommend you do to. You might have heard about it as it has been spoken about a lot in the blogging community. It’s all about Sophia Amoruso and the story of her business Nasty Gal. You might be rolling your eyes thinking “What’s that got to do with me?”. Honestly, if you need a bit of motivation to do something and make something of your life, this book will show you that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Not only did I find it an inspirational read, I also took away tonnes of tips for saving money, writing CVs and attending interviews.

What’s your favourite film/book/TV series of 2014?

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  1. I don’t think I’ve been the cinema since July, but my friend’s son is in The Black Sea with Jude Law that’s just been released, so I’m hoping to pop along and see that soon! I haven’t seen Guardians of the Galaxy! I’ve heard so many great things and I’m determined to watch it soon!

    I’ve started watching Mythbusters this year! My boyfriend introduced me to it and I can’t stop watching it. I also might have had a cheeky re-watch of Yu-Gi-Oh! when it got released on Netflix…oops!

    I’ve had so many book recommendations this year! I read a book called The Left Hand of God, and it was okay but nothing amazing. I’ve heard great things about a book called the Chimp Paradox. I’m tempted to read Zoella’s book just so I can form my own opinion about it, even though it’s not my cup of tea whatsoever. I’ve bought a few James Patterson books though, and they’ll be read in the new year when I’m unemployed again!

    • Holly

      Ah Mythbusters is a great show!

      Zoella’s book sounds like my idea of hell, haha! But I really enjoy James Patterson’s books.

  2. I have to agree with you about the film… Guardians of The Galaxy was one of my favourite films of 2014 closely followed by Big Hero 6 for me…. I simply loved Baymax!

    Coming to TV shows, it would be hands-down Castle for me!

    Books…. well, that would be difficult for me… I cannot pinpoint one particular book and say that is my absolute favourite… I recently started reading the LOTR series (too late I know) and i am loving it… also Harry Potter and Dan Brown’s all book come in my top favourites list!

  3. Alice B

    interstellar is amazing and i’m glad you think so too. i especially like it when i know how people leave the cinema after watching interstellar only to feel confused and mindblown LOL it happened to my mom. pretty funny, tbh πŸ˜›

    the only good thing about godzilla is how adorable the godzilla is πŸ˜› other than that, yes i agree that the script was poor πŸ™ captain america is definitely my favorite avengers solo movie and imo, the two captain america movies were a lot more fun than the avengers movie itself when all of them are assembled. i hope age of ultron is better. GOTG was fun and i think everyone loves groot. as much as i never meant this in a way to offend marvel’s fans, i enjoy marvel movies but i can’t seem to be obsessed with them, unlike with DC. but yeah, no sweat, i still enjoy marvel nonetheless. i mean x-men is good and x-men days of future past was good regardless of how people (mostly non comic readers who are just “oh i watch x-men because it’s the blockbuster thing”) complained about it being 90% talking 10% action pfft

    honestly, i’m too much of a cinephile that i tend to forget movies i watched based on year. i remember what i watched but to filter them based on years, i tend to forget them. i can even say “oh my fav’s v for vendetta!” when it’s not even a 2014 movie…i hope i make sense here haha besides, not all 2014 movies are released here so i need to wait for downloads :(( for e.g the theory of everything :s i really wanna watch that movie.

    i can say my judgment for tv series though. i’m hooked by arrow, the flash and gotham and i still continue pretty little liars. still, my no.1 favorite will still be Arrow. it just keeps getting better and better!

    ugh i miss reading. i haven’t been reading a lot πŸ™ that makes me kind of sad. i tend to doze off instantly whenever i jump to my bed. back then, i could still read few pages before i sleep :s

    • Holly

      Yeah, the ending was a bit weird but I understood it…I think!

      I feel the same way. I haven’t really been obsessed with any of the Marvel films, but I’m still addicted to The Dark Knight after all these years.

      Yes to all of those TV shows! I’ve watched like the first episodes of each but haven’t watched the rest due to uni commitments. I’m totally going to catch up with them all in 2015.

  4. […] I cannot believe that it is already the end of this truly awesome year and before I get down to how my overall year was on the personal front, I decided to write about what I felt about the entertainment part of 2014. I got inspired by Holly‘s recent blog post. […]