Pics: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth & Julianne Moore at the Kingsman: The Golden Circle premiere

Last night I went to the absolutely mental World Premiere of Kingsman: The Golden Circle in London’s Leicester Square and the cast turn out was phenomenal! Click through to check out all my pics.

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Go check out the Prop Store movie memorabilia exhibition

Every year, Prop Store hold a free exhibition of movie costumes and props ahead of an auction. I head down there every year and I’m never disappointed with the cool items on display.

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Channing Tatum and Adam Driver at the Logan Lucky premiere – My Pics 

Tonight, Channing Tatum and Adam Driver hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square to promote their new movie Logan Lucky with their director Steven Soderbergh, and I have all the pictures!

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LoveFilm is closing down and I’m gutted 

Today LoveFilm announced they would be closing their DVD rental by post service on 31st October and as a customer of many years, I’m gutted.

When I received the email today, I was not surprised but I’m still disappointed that streaming has become so popular it isn’t worth the service running anymore. This is basically how I felt when my local video shop closed – and I still feel sad when I walk past it now.

I can’t remember exactly when I joined as my rental history only goes back to when it was bought by Amazon in 2011, so it was at least six years. Six years during which I excitedly read my ‘your next disc’ email to find out what I was watching next, received some post (that wasn’t a bill!) and got my film education.

Some of the titles I’ve rented through LoveFilm

Obviously not everything on this list is a classic but most ‘greats’ I have seen thanks to LoveFilm. I would read Top Films lists or not get a pop culture reference and add the gaping holes in my knowledge to my rental list.

There are currently 43 titles in my rental wish list and as I only get two a month, I’m only going to get a maximum of five more before it shuts. Waaaah! So many on my wish list will be left unseen.

Yes, I could watch these via streaming services. Regardless of the fact that DVDs are more reliable and better quality, I simply don’t get round to streaming films (I’m better with TV). I’ve been wanting to watch To the Bone and The Circle on Netflix for months but they are still unwatched, while my last LoveFilm has been consumed in that time. I will always prioritise physical DVDs over streaming because the disc being there is a constant reminder it needs watching and because it’s easier to pop in a DVD than try to find the film you want to stream online – then find a good stream, wait for it to buffer etc.

So I’ve said my piece. I know it won’t change anything but I want it to be known that LoveFilm was awesome and convenient and their library was diverse so I’m annoyed at the popularity of streaming for causing the closure to happen.

Since tweeting about this earlier, I have learned of another service which operates in the same way. It is slightly more expensive for me because it’s minimum package is four a month (I used to have two) but I’m really considering giving it a go as I want to continue my film education and I know that won’t happen on streaming sites.

My favourite kick-ass screen heroines

Atomic Blonde comes out today and I bloody loved it (read review here) and mostly because Charlize Theron portrays such a badass heroine who just wipes the floor with everyone she comes up against. She is basically awesome.

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Pics: Rihanna, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne at the Valerian European premiere

Rihanna, Cara Delevingne, Dane DeHaan, Clive Owen and director Luc Besson hit the blue carpet in London’s Leicester Square tonight for the European premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets – and here are all my pics of them!!

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My Christopher Nolan top five

Christopher Nolan‘s latest effort Dunkirk comes out on Friday and while I’m in the minority of people who didn’t love it (read my review here), it certainly makes my top five.

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Why I love Brendan Fraser’s The Mummy 

I have always loved the 1999 Brendan Fraser version of The Mummy and I was outraged when the Tom Cruise reboot was announced. ‘They can’t do that’, I thought, ‘Everyone loves the previous movie!’ Turns out I was mistaken and very much in the minority of those who loved it.

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Cannes 2017: Films to get excited about

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival kicked off yesterday, and as always I’m filled with envy that I’m not there, watching the stars hit the red carpet and seeing the premiere of all these potentially amazing films. For the next ten days, there will be plenty of screenings but there are just a handful that I’m really excited about. Here they are:

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David Beckham and Charlie Hunnam at the King Arthur London premiere: My pics

 

Tonight the stars of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword hit the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square to promote the movie – and I have pics of Guy Ritchie, Charlie Hunnam, David Beckham (!!), Poppy Develingne & Aidan Gillen. 

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