Mary Poppins Returns: Film Review

When Mary Poppins Returns was announced I was horrified because I thought the 1964 original shouldn’t be messed with in any way and I was worried it would ruin the legacy and my memory of the original. I desperately wanted it to be good so I’m happy to report that it is loyal and I didn’t come away disappointed.

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Emily Blunt, Meryl Streep and Lin-Manuel Miranda at the Mary Poppins Returns London premiere: My pics

Tonight it was the Mary Poppins Returns European Premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall and here are all my pics of stars including Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Meryl Streep.

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Ten films I’m most excited about in 2018

I usually do a monthly movie preview, so this is my bumper yearly edition, in which I go through the films I’m most excited about in 2018.

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Paddington 2: Film Review

I loved the original Paddington so much and I was certain that the sequel couldn’t possibly top it, but how wrong I was! Paddington 2 somehow manages to be better in every way and is easily one of the best films of 2017.

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Paddington 2 exclusive footage screening: My verdict 

I was such a huge fan of the first Paddington so I obviously jumped at the chance when I was offered the opportunity to see some clips from the sequel.

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The Danish Girl: Film Review

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The trailers for The Danish Girl brought tears to my eyes and I expected it to be as powerful and emotional as The Theory of Everything, but I can sadly report that I was disappointed. I went in with tissues, preparing to be seriously moved, so I was very surprised by how little this affected me.

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In the Heart of the Sea: Film Review

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I was not completely sold on In the Heart of the Sea and it hasn’t done very well in the US so I’m surprised to report that it is actually pretty good! There are a couple of niggles, but the story is epic, interesting and I was just gripped the entire time.

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Spectre Premiere: Picture Gallery

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Tonight I went to the premiere for the latest James Bond movie Spectre – which was probably the biggest and most extravagant premiere I have ever been to. Oh my God, the red carpet was so long I couldn’t see the start, it was held at the fancy Royal Albert Hall rather than the regular Leicester Square and I have never seen so much talent for one film!

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Spectre: Film Review

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Spectre always had a struggle on its hands trying to top Skyfall, which was the franchise’s most successful film yet. The hype around Spectre was insane and it failed to deliver on the high level of expectation. That doesn’t mean Spectre is a bad movie, it was simply disappointing because I had hopes for so much more.

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The Lobster: Film Review

The Lobster is a brilliant, thought-provoking film, but it will not suit everybody because it is so flipping weird. I would urge readers to check out the synopsis before you go otherwise it is going to take a while to piece the puzzle together – it is still a head-stratcher, but having context certainly helps.

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