A Simple Favour: Film Review

I love Anna Kendrick, Blake Lively and director Paul Feig so A Simple Favour sounded like such a winning combination to me – so it’s a shame it doesn’t quite hit the mark. To be honest, I still don’t know what to make of it.

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Top Films for September

Been a bit behind with my September cinema preview – but here we are! Better late than never! Here are my recommendations for films hitting UK cinemas this September.

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Grammys 2018: Best and Worst Dressed

Last night it was the biggest night on the music industry calendar – the Grammys. So naturally, as with any red carpet event, it is time to look at the fashion!

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Pitch Perfect 3: Film Review

I love the original Pitch Perfect – I have seen it multiple times and I know the musical numbers word for word – but the second one was nowhere near as good and I groaned when a third was announced because I just had a gut feeling it would be even worse. Pitch Perfect 3 is a slight improvement on two but certainly not a return to form.

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Top Films for December

It’s the start of December which means it’s time for the next movie preview! Here is my top selection for movies coming out in the UK across December.

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The Accountant: Film Review

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The Accountant intrigued me and I really didn’t know what to expect. It sounds lame and you don’t really think a movie about an accountant would be interesting, but it is, but the title sells it short. I just thought it would be a silly action film but it’s not that either. There was far more to it than I expected.

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Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick brave the rain for The Accountant European premiere

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Tonight the stars of The Accountant, including Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick and Cynthia Abbai-Robinson, hit the soggy red carpet in London’s Leicester Square and you can see all my pics below.

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Trolls: Film Review

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I love a children’s animation and I love a musical so Trolls, based on the popular kids’ toys, has the perfect combination and I loved it so much. If you don’t leave the cinema bopping and singing along, there is something wrong with you.

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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

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates: Film Review

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I have to admit, I thought Mike and Dave Needing Wedding Dates would be absolutely awful and while it tries a bit too hard, it’s actually pretty damn funny, features my favourites Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick, and I must applaud it for it’s refreshing portrayal of women.

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