2023 Just Another Film Blog Awards

It’s once again time for the Oscars. In 2019 I decided to start my own film awards the JAFB Awards and I received an overwhelming response! So, I am very happy to share with you the winners of The JABF Awards 2023. You should probably know that I my issue with the Oscars is their lack of diversity not just in gender, race and background but in genre - I give awards to the films I enjoyed over the past year, most of which are popular movies.  2023 was a huge year for film, the first year post covid where all films scheduled to release at the cinema did so. It was a huge year for franchises and superhero movies however this success is not reflected in the Oscar nominations - not that I'm surprised. Diversity wise the Oscars is making no huge moves to change, with most nominations and awards going to white males in general - the majority of the best picture nominations feature male leads and no female directors have been nominated. The Oscars year on year highlight the lack of equalit

Autumn Bucket List 2020

We have officially entered the season of all things spooky! Happy Autumn or Fall depending on where you are. I absolutely love Autumn, it's not too cold, the trees become an array of bright colours, everything gets a little spooky and there are some great seasonal movies to watch with a hot drink and a cosy blanket. Last year I created an Autumn Bucket list and I had so much fun completing the list and sharing it with you all that I have decided to make another one. I would love it if you joined in and made this the best Autumn/Fall yet - after all I think we could do with some fun! Make sure you follow Just Another Film Blog on Instagram to follow along and make sure you tag us when you cross items off the list!

Let's get the boring bit out of the way first - everything on this bucket list has been thought of with Covid-19 in mind which means you will be able to social distance and keep yourself and others save whilst enjoying this season!

Now onto the fun bit! Here is the Bucket List, Below I will go into a little detail on each item. 

Take Autumn photos and take a walk in the woods: 
These two are perfect opportunities to go out and see how nature changes during Autumn, take some pictures of the orange, yellow and even red leaves. Enjoy the feeling on walking on fallen leaves and enjoy being outside. I love taking Autumn walks, there is just something so beautiful about the colours, the morning mist and the sound of birds that make it almost magical. 

Buy a jumper from a charity shop: 
Every year we all go and buy new jumpers, but what if this year we all brought one from a charity/thrift shop as well? Not only can you find a great item for your Autumn wardrobe, but you will also be supporting charities that have really struggled this year. Just make sure you wear a mask in the store, you leave the clothes for 72 hours and give it a good wash!

Watch You've Got Mail: 
This classic romantic film is the perfect Autumn watch. It is mainly set during Autumn which means there are lots of shots of a cold New York City. Plus, it's the perfect film to snuggle up and watch. 

Bake an apple pie: 
What says Autumn more than Apple Pie? Bake one up, maybe pick your own apples and enjoy!

Watch Nightmare Before Christmas and Corpse Bride: 
I am not a huge fan of horror/scary movies, so these two Tim Burton classics are perfect if you are easily scared! 

Collect conkers: 
Not only is it fun to collect conkers but they also serve several purposes. You can have a conker fight, use them as decoration and they also stop spiders from coming into your home. So, collect loads, place them near windows and doors and enjoy a spider free home. 

Watch Hocus Pocus:
I didn't discover this movie till a few years ago and now I have to watch it each year. You can check out the thoughts I had during my first viewing by CLICKING HERE 

Visit a maze: 
Mazes are great fun for all ages, just try not to get lost for too long. 

Watch Gilmore Girls: 
You say Autumn and the first TV show I think of is Gilmore Girls. I watch Gilmore Girls all the time. So why not binge a few of the Autumn episodes! I will direct you to some of these episodes on Instagram so make sure you are following.

Carve a pumpkin/visit a pumpkin patch: 
Nothing says Halloween more than Pumpkins! I like to grow my own but this year I was rather unsuccessful so will be visiting a pumpkin patch! Make sure care is taken when carving pumpkins, or why not paint them? 

Decorate for Autumn/ Halloween:
Take some time making key areas of your house look a little festive, not only will this be fun but I guarantee it will put you in the mood for Halloween and make you very happy. 

Have a Harry Potter Movie marathon: 
Harry Potter is great to watch no matter the time of year, but these magical films are great to watch when it's a little chilly outside and all you want to do it curl up on the sofa with lots of blankets and hot chocolate. 

Have a pumpkin spiced drink: 
Be basic this Autumn and get a pumpkin spiced drink! This can be anything from coffee, to hot chocolate or even a cold drink!

I cannot wait to start crossing items off this bucket list. I really hope you all like the list and I really hope you will join me on this Autumn adventure. Please let me know what your favourite Autumn activities and movies are in the comments below!

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