Why I love the original Charlie’s Angels films

To prepare for the release of the latest Charlie’s Angels film (see review here), I decided to rewatch the previous two starring Cameron Diaz, Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore. It wasn’t really necessary as I know them so well I can quote many lines but it was an excuse to watch two movies that I love so much. And why I am such a big fan, you ask? Let me count the ways.

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Charlie’s Angels: Film Review

I cannot overstate how much I love the original Charlie’s Angels films starring Cameron Diaz (I miss her), Lucy Liu and Drew Barrymore. I have seen them countless times, have them on DVD and can quote them a fair bit. I don’t feel the world is really ready for a new instalment in the franchise but this one still deserves a chance.

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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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Annie: Film Review

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I have to admit, I am not familiar with the Broadway musical or the later film adaptations and my knowledge was limited to a basic understanding of the plot (because it changes in different versions) and classic tracks Tomorrow and It’s the Hard Knock Life. So while I can’t compare it to its predecessors, I can still say that it didn’t leave me with the happy, warm feeling musicals usually do.

Quvenzhane Wallis stars as Annie Bennett in this modern-day reboot as a foster child (not orphan!) living under the guardianship of Miss Hannigan (Cameron Diaz). One day, mobile phone businessman and wannabe mayor Will Stacks (Jamie Foxx) saves her from a potential car accident and when he sees it boosts his campaign ratings, he invites her to live with him temporarily. She is mainly looked after by his assistant Grace (Rose Byrne). His campaign advisor (Bobby Cannavale) begins to hatch a plan with Hannigan to reunite Annie with her ‘parents’, whether they are the real ones or not.

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Films for December

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The movies you should be watching this month are….

St. Vincent

Critics have been raving about this film since it did the festival circuit earlier this year. Bill Murray is the unfriendly bum Vincent who befriends the boy next door and their unlikely friendship has a positive outcome on them both. I love Murray so definitely up for this. Released: 5th December

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Sex Tape: Film Review

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From the trailer I thought this would be hilarious but the laughs never surpass what is shown in that preview – Sex Tape just isn’t as funny as I wanted it to be and I felt like I had seen Jason Segel and Cameron Diaz in those roles too many times before.

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Films For September

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As the new month starts, I look at the releases I’m most excited for:

Sex Tape

This looks hilarious. Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel play a couple who decide to film themselves having sex and the tape gets accidentally uploaded onto the Internet and sent to their friends. I can see myself laughing out loud at this. Released: 3rd September

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Top Films for April

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Divergent

I have already seen this and as a fan of the book, I give it a big thumbs-up. It deserves more but it has been lumped into the same boat as The Hunger Games and will not fare as well in comparison. Read my review here. Shailene Woodley stars as Tris in this dystopian world where the inhabitants are split into factions. She doesn’t fit into one, she is divergent, and that makes her dangerous. Released: 4th

The Double

I want to see this purely to see Jesse Eisenberg plays two people – his shy, boring character goes so unnoticed that nobody is aware of the weirdness when his mega-confident doppelganger arrives. This looks so interesting. Released: 4th [Read more…]

Annie The Musical trailer

I cannot wait to see this – it looks like so much fun! Quvenzhané Wallis stars as Annie with Cameron Diaz as Miss Hannigan, Jamie Foxx as William Stacks, the billionaire who takes Annie in (called Oliver Warbucks in the other films) and Rose Byrne as his assistant.

It looks so uplifting. I love a good musical!

Gwyneth Paltrow’s hilarious drunk interview

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Gwyneth Paltrow is quite candid in interviews most of the time anyway, but she opened up even more when she had an interview over dinner and she got quite drunk.

An Australian radio show won a dinner with Gwyneth in a charity auction and she was already tipsy by the time they arrived saying: “I am drunk already…. A martini went straight to my head and now wine, with no food. So just watch out!”

The duo mainly spoke to her about things she had previously said in the media, such as the Met Ball (in which she wore that hot pink dress above) and her recent shaving incident before the Iron Man 3 premiere.

Regarding the Met Ball, she said: “It sucked. You always think, ‘Oh my god this is going to be so glamorous and amazing. And then you get there and it’s so hot, it’s so crowded, everyone’s pushing you. It wasn’t fun.” There goes her invitation for next year!

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Also, you may remember her telling Ellen DeGeneres that she was “scrambling for a razor” after discovering how sheer her Iron Man 3 premiere dress was (above).

She explains about that a bit more: “I said, ‘No, I got a big ’70s bush’ – which I was kidding. But then it was all a disaster and now I look like an 8-year-old girl, basically.”

The Australians then brought up an interview with Cameron Diaz in which she said she had a married friend with a 70s bush who she and her friends pinned down to tame her downstairs.

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Gwyneth then seemed to admit that she was the friend Cameron was referring to (although she is probably kidding!), saying: “Every time I have a bikini wax, Cameron Diaz holds me down. Cheers to our hairless vaginas!”

This is very weird yet rather funny! Gwyneth would probably say this stuff anyway as she is very open- sometimes a bit too much! She doesn’t seem to get embarrassed talking about her private parts or joking about things at her own expense. I love that she dissed the Met Ball because celebrities never bad-mouth events in case it burns bridges in the future. The more interviews she does, the more I am warmer to her. Then she posts something ridiculous on Goop and then she annoys me again.