Long Shot: Film Review

Seth Rogen is one of those comedy actors who just makes me laugh. I don’t know what it is about him but you can guarantee I’ll like a film that he’s in and I’ll laugh my head off, but Long Shot went above and beyond my expectations. The best romcom of the year so far!

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The Aftermath: Film Review

I thought Keira Knightley was terrific in Colette so I was intrigued to see what she followed it up with – and while she puts in another stellar performance in The Aftermath, the film itself is weak and just OK.

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War on Everyone: Film Review

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War on Everyone is a buddy cop film like no other. It is gloriously dark, unapologetically un-PC and very, very funny, which is kinda what we’ve come to expect from director John Michael McDonagh.

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Top Films for October

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It’s that time of the month – movie preview time! This October isn’t a massive month for releases to be honest, but that certainly makes my job of picking my recommendations much easier. Here we go:

American Honey

This is just a wonderful character study starring newcomer Sasha Lane, who is definitely one to watch. We follow her as she joins a ‘mag crew’ who travel the country selling magazines, she gets involved in their heavy drugs and drink lifestyle and has a sort-of relationship with Shia LaBeouf, who gives his strongest performance in years. It’s a tad too long but seriously life-affirming. Review on its way. Released: 14th October

War on Everyone 

Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard star in this brilliantly un-PC comedy about two crooked cops, who basically use their badges to steal drugs, money, etc and get away with it. The dialogue is hilarious; it is sharp, witty, and so, so wrong. Theo James also stars as their main villain. Released: Friday 7th October

 

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The Girl on the Train 

Okay, so this hasn’t received the stellar reviews we had all been expecting but I would still recommend you check it out. It is still good (just not amazing) – it is gripping, shocking and features an impressive performance from Emily Blunt, who plays an alcoholic who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation. It also stars Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, with brilliant small appearances from Laura Prepon and Lisa Kudrow. Released today – you can read my review here.

Trolls

I do love a good children’s animation and I’m hoping this new musical featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick is just the ticket. They play Branch and Poppy, who go on an adventure to save their town from the troll-eating bergens. I want this to be so much fun. Released: 21st October

 

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Doctor Strange 

Marvel is back WOOHOO! This time we are meeting Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a top surgeon who is put out of a job following a car accident. He encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) who become his mentor in the mystic arts. It looks like an Inception-style superhero movie from the trailer and I’m very intrigued, though definitely not as excited as other MCU offerings. Released: 28th October

Keeping Up with the Joneses

The trailer for this action comedy really made me laugh so I’m hoping the rest of the movie will do the same. Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis star as the Gaffneys, a regular married couple, who end up involved in an espionage mission after discovering their neighbours The Joneses (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are secret agents. This better be hilarious! Released: 28th October

The Legend of Tarzan: Film Review

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I was never particularly convinced about The Legend of Tarzan and that’s mostly because I love the Disney animation and didn’t think it was necessary. While this shows us a different version of the story, it is pretty slow and dull, distinctly average, and lacks substance.

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Margot Robbie & Alexander Skarsgard stun at The Legend of Tarzan premiere

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Tonight the stars of The Legend of Tarzan – Alexander Skarsgaard, Margot Robbie, and Christoph Waltz – came to London’s Leicester Square for the European premiere of the movie – and here are all my pics:

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