Do you worry about what others think?

As well as being one of the cornerstones of #1PMChat, Hilary Sims is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). Here, Hilary gives her insight into something that many of us are familiar with... Do you worry about getting involved in social situations or taking part in education discussions because you worry about what others might think of you? How do you know what other people are thinking? We can see their body language, facial expressions and even hear the tone of their voice when they speak, but does this really tell us what they are thinking? We are interpreting their reactions from our own point of reference. For example, if someone shouts a reply at me, that doesn’t mean they are  angry at me or even the current situation. Their anger could have been…

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Movies According To Mischief – Downton Abbey

Downton Abbey Directed by: Michael Engler Cast: Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton I can actually remember back in 2009 the conversation being about Downton Abbey and how wonderful it was.I was 18, starting university and could not be less interested in the lives of an Earl and crew of servants in keeping his house spick and span. I had caught clips of it, and Heaven forbid the Mischief clan missed out on the Christmas Special! It was all they could talk about for the rest of the Christmas holiday! I was made to partake in the viewing of it, whist praising God that I was late and had missed the majority of it, and found I could not be more bored in my life (there was something about a car crash I think?). Since then this has been my opinion of Downton.Skip forward to early 2019, on…

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Movies According To Mischief – This Week’s New DVD Releases 9th September 2019

Want to know the latest DVD releases? Look no further!As well as reviewing the new cinema releases, #1PMChat now gives you a chance to grab that film you missed as soon as it is out on DVD! All Released Monday 9th September Mischief's Pick Of The Week Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile https://youtu.be/CtXEcBz3Go0 "I will definitely be buying this myself!" Shaunna Starring: Zac Efron, Lily Collins, Kaya Scodelario, John Malkovich, Directed by: Joe Berlinger Ted (Zac Efron): handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. Liz (Lily Collins): a single mother, cautious, but smitten. A picture of domestic bliss, the two seem to have it all figured out, that is until Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. As concern turns to paranoia, Liz is forced to consider how well she knows the man she shares a life with and, as the evidence piles up, decide if Ted is truly a victim, or…

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Movies According To Mischief – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood Directed by: Quentin Tarantino Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino Just look at that cast list! Big names for an iconic director. And as I am a fan of things of a slightly more macabre genre, seeing characters like Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and a slight glimpse of Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) peaked my interest but also at the same time, I was aware this film wasn’t going to be about The Family or the Tate murders. However, for being at a loose end on a Sunday afternoon, this film is a great shout. I do enjoy Tarantino, he is one of the directors I know off by heart by simply looking at the film and how it is shot, much like Wes Anderson. I cannot also deny at when I saw the running time at 161 minutes, I thought this…

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Movies According To Mischief – Fast & Furious: Hobs & Shaw

Fast & Furious: Hobs & Shaw Directed by: David Leitch Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba Right this film is getting the shortest review possible, purely due to how ultimately miffed I am about it. Up until the last 20 seconds, this film was a good four star film. I literally walked out of that screen with my jaw dragging along the floor, until at least I got home. And even then, I was having my little rant!This film contains the biggest spoiler in history for those who are not lucky enough to have Sky Atlantic, and who are law abiding citizens who do not stream shows illegally and are forced to wait for the DVD boxset to come out.Yes, I am on about Game of Thrones. https://youtu.be/9SA7FaKxZVI Mischief Rating  4/5 (One of Five Stars for Ryan Reynolds). Movies According To Mischief is the place to go when you…

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Movies According To Mischief – This Week’s New DVD Releases 2nd September 2019

Want to know the latest DVD releases? Look no further!As well as reviewing the new cinema releases, #1PMChat now gives you a chance to grab that film you missed as soon as it is out on DVD! All Released Monday 2nd September Mischief's Pick Of The Week https://youtu.be/2WjZIVwx_Fo The Hustle Starring: Anne Hathaway, Rebel Wilson, Alex Sharp, Dean Norris Directed by Chris Addison In this hilarious new comedy, Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the dirty rotten men who have wronged them. Amazing Grace Starring Artha Franklin, James Cleveland,  Directed by: Alan Elliott, Sydney Pollack  https://youtu.be/gkKOIQwTiKEIn 1972, Aretha Franklin, the undisputed Queen of Soul, recorded an album of gospel music at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles, before an ecstatic live audience. The result, “Amazing Grace”, went on to become one of…

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Movies According To Mischief – This Week’s New DVD Releases 26th August 2019

Want to know the latest DVD releases? Look no further!As well as reviewing the new cinema releases, #1PMChat now gives you a chance to grab that film you missed as soon as it is out on DVD! All Released Monday 26th August Mischief's Pick Of The Week https://youtu.be/NlgFo_Q9fE4 The Banana Splits Movie For those of us who grew up with The Banana Splits and felt it lacked a certain amount of blood, guts and murder. The wait is over. It's like someone has remade Reservoir Dogs with Pluto, Lassie and Spot.  Starring: Dani Kind, Finlay Wojtak-Hissong, Romeo Carere, Steve Lund, Maria Nash Directed by: Danishka Esterhazy When the infamous rock band, The Banana Splits, discover that their show is being cancelled, they violently lash out taking matters into their own hands. Probably the weirdest film you will see this year. Subversive and good dystopian entertainment.Not for the faint hearted and really does deserve the 18 certificate!…

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Movies According To Mischief – Lion King

Lion King Directed by: Jon Favreau Cast: Donald Glover, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, James Earl-Jones, Seth Rogan, Billy Eichner, John Oliver Let’s start off with an unpopular opinion: Please can Disney stop making all the classic animations as live action! There is no need, they aren’t as good as the original animation and it seems to be waste of time and energy when you could be producing new original films! … And breathe...A popular opinion is how hugely talented Donald Glover, or some of you may know him by Childish Gambino, actually is. Actor, musician, writer, producer, director, comedian. Is there anything this man cannot do? I urge you to check out This Is America music video, as I see it as true artistry but be warned (seriously), there are strong themes and scenes you may find disturbing. You have been warned! So, when Disney decided to do a live action remake…

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Movies According To Mischief – This Week’s New DVD Releases 19th August 2019

Want to know the latest DVD releases? Look no further!As well as reviewing the new cinema releases, #1PMChat now gives you a chance to grab that film you missed as soon as it is out on DVD! All Released Monday 19th August Mischief's Pick Of The Week https://youtu.be/oGGZhyUFf8E Red Joan "I bet you even lie in your bed as you go to sleep that night and still find yourself still amazed by Red Joan".- ShaunnaRead Shaunna's original review of Red Joan here  Wild Rose Fresh out of jail with two young kids in tow, Rose-Lynn dreams of getting out of Glasgow and making it as a country singer in the USA. Her mum Marion (played by Julie Walters – Billy Elliot, Paddington) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn’s Nashville nonsense and urges her daughter to focus on supporting her children. Forced to take responsibility as a mother, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning…

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Movies According To Mischief – This Week’s New DVD Releases 12th August 2019

Want to know the latest DVD releases? Look no further!As well as reviewing the new cinema releases, #1PMChat now gives you a chance to grab that film you missed as soon as it is out on DVD! All Released Monday 12th August Mischief's Pick Of The Week "It's an alright horror, definitely worth your time." - Shaunna Based on the seminal horror novel by Stephen King, Pet Sematary follows Dr. Louis Creed (Jason Clarke), who, after relocating with his wife Rachel (Amy Seimetz) and their two young children from Boston to rural Maine, discovers a mysterious burial ground hidden deep in the woods near the family’s new home. When tragedy strikes, Louis turns to his unusual neighbor, Jud Crandall (John Lithgow), setting off a perilous chain reaction that unleashes an unfathomable evil with horrific consequences.  Starring: Jason Clarke, Amy Seimetz, John Lithgow Directed by: Kevin Kölsch, Dennis Widmyer https://youtu.be/VllcgXSIJkEWe all have a…

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