Inheritance: Film Review

Inheritance

I like Lily Collins and I’m a big fan of Simon Pegg so I figured Inheritance was worth a watch – and it was not.

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Pics: Celebrity Beach Bowl

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In preparation for the Sunday night Superbowl match, celebrities descended upon New Orleans to take a load of the action. Not just that but many took part in the annual Celebrity Beach Bowl event, hosted by DirectTV.

The celebrities played a game of tag football on sand at Mardi Gras World on the Saturday night.

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Celebrities participating included Ian Somerhalder, Nina Dobrev, Snoop Lion, Peter Facinelli, Katherine McPhee, Josh Hutcherson, Neil Patrick Harris, Chace Crawford, Matt Bomer, Lil Wayne and Maria Menounos plus more.

Here are the action highlights.

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Big Pics: Gossip Girl wrap party

The cast of Gossip Girl celebrated wrapping the sixth and final season with a party. Stars Chace Crawford (Nate) and Blake Lively (Serena) documented the event via their Twitter/Instagram account.

I’m sure the party was emotional too as the cast have been together since 2007. This season will only consist of ten episodes, which is why they have finished filming so early on.

They certainly look like great friends and that they had a good laugh. Check out Chace covered in cake icing! The other co-stars- Leighton Meester (Blair), Ed Westwick (Chuck), Penn Badgley (Dan) and Michelle Trachtenberg (Georgina) all posed for pictures to celebrate the end of an era!

While I love the show, I think this is the perfect time to end. I feel the storylines are either getting too repetitive or too ridiculous so I would rather them finish on a high than keep going for the sake of it. I feel positive about this being the final season but that doesn’t mean I won’t get emotional!

 

What to Expect UK Premiere- The Pics!

Last night, the stars of What to Expecting When You’re Expecting hit the red carpet outside the BFI IMAX theatre in London’s Southbank.

Cameron Diaz, Chace Crawford, Matthew Morrison, Anna Kendrick, Cheryl Cole and Rodrigo Santoro all showed up to promote the movie. Rochelle Wiseman from The Saturdays showed up plus X Factor winner Joe McElderry and various TOWIE people. Jennifer Lopez couldn’t be there because of the American Idol final but I’m not sure why Elizabeth Banks, Dennis Quaid and Brooklyn Decker didn’t show but I was pretty happy with the turn-out anyway. Here’s some of the pics I took:

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Not meaning to be rude, but Joe has certainly put on a LOT of weight. I didn’t realise it was him at first. Everyone else looked amazing! Chace Crawford stood out as the hottest male and Rochelle Wiseman as the prettiest woman. She was far hotter than I expected! Cheryl was good looking obviously but she had an awful lot of make-up on. I didn’t get a proper close-up of Cameron unfortunately but I did notice that she was sporting a VPL in her jumpsuit.

The majority of people were lovely and spent time seeing the fans and signing autographs. The only people who didn’t sign as much were Cameron Diaz and Rochelle Wiseman. Cameron had a proper reason- she was doing A LOT of press stuff and didn’t get chance to see everyone, but it would have been nice to see her up close. Chace and Anna Kendrick seemed like the nicest celebrities there.

Top Films for May

American Pie: Reunion

I simply cannot wait for this! I absolutely loved the first three movies (the other straight-to-DVD movies don’t count) and I’m sure this will be just as good. All the old cast are back and it is going to be sweet! It will be interesting to see how the characters have moved on in their adult life- for example, Jim (Jason Biggs) is married to Michelle (Alyson Hannigan) and they have a two-year-old son. The film is set thirteen years after graduation so naturally the boys have drifted apart a bit but that will all change when they get together for their high school reunion. I can’t wait to hear the banter between Stifler, Jim, Oz, Finch and Kevin. American Wedding was in 2003 so I’m sure everyone will be gagging for this. I reckon it will be more of a nostalgia thing and I can’t see anybody new to the franchise being that into it. But still, I love them and I can see myself loving this too.

The Lucky One

Zac Efron bulks up to play a Marine in this movie and damn does he look good! Efron plays Logan, a Marine who finds a picture of a woman while in Iraq and believes it gives him the luck to survive out there. Once he returns from Iraq, he is intent on finding this woman so he tracks her down in a small town. Beth (Taylor Schilling) knows nothing about this picture and despite her reservations at first, a romance soon blossoms between them. This does not please her ex-husband, who does everything he can to split them up. While the plot is totally far-fetched, I want to see it because I’m intrigued to see Zac in his first proper grown-up role plus it is based on a Nicholas Sparks book, which means it will tug at the heart strings!

Silent House

Elizabeth Olsen stars in this horror as a young woman named Sarah who is terrorised in her family holiday home while preparing it for sale. She gets trapped inside the house and is unable to contact the outside world as things get increasingly strange. The trailer doesn’t reveal the full details of the story and instead builds up the atmosphere and tension, making you want to know what is happening to the girl. The film has been marketed as being shown in one sequence, meaning it is shot to look like it is happening in real time with handheld cameras and no obvious cuts. Despite the shaky camerawork, I don’t believe it is in the “found footage” style. It will be interesting to see how that works because you won’t be able to show any sort of back story. I’m very intrigued.

Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp stars with an all-star cast in the latest Tim Burton offering. The offbeat comedy sees Depp starring as Barnabus Collins, who was turned into a vampire in the 18th century after being cursed by a witch (Eva Green). He is accidentally freed from his coffin and finds himself in modern day. He returns to his old mansion to find his weird descendants living there, who are all hiding dark secrets. The cast includes Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Chloe Moretz and Johnny Lee Miller. I’m not 100% convinced that I will like this film. I’m mainly drawn to the fact that Depp is playing a vampire and I’m sure he will be great. However, I’m not sure that it works as a comedy. I reckon I would like it as more of a thriller. Anyway, I will happily be proven wrong once I’ve seen it.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

This comedy takes its title from the non-fiction pregnancy book of the same name and follows five couples in the Atlanta area during the pregnancy stage. There doesn’t seem to be much else in the way of plot to be honest but it’s the cast that draws me in- Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew Morrison, Elizabeth Banks, Brooklyn Decker, Joe Manganiello, Dennis Quaid, Chris Rock, Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford. With a cast like that, it’s got to be awesome, right? I reckon the stories will interweave like Valentine’s Day. The trailer looks pretty funny and let’s not forget about Cheryl Cole’s cameo as a talent show judge. Cannot wait to see that.

Men in Black 3

Will Smith is back as Agent J! One day, J goes into the Men in Back HQ and finds that history has been rewritten and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) no longer exists. He must go back to the 60s and work with younger Agent K (Josh Brolin) to sort the mess out. I don’t really care much for the plot to be honest, I’m just happy the franchise is making a return. As long as there are crazy aliens, crazy gadgets and lots of wise-cracks, I’m a happy customer. Nicole Scherzinger and Mickey Rourke also star.

Gossip Girl films in LA

Gossip Girl stars Blake Lively, Chace Crawford and Kaylee DeFer were spotted in the Venice Beach area of Los Angeles, California while shooting scenes for the new series of the show.

Gossip Girl is usually set in New York so I wonder why they are here. I’m trying to think of potential plotlines. My first guess is that this will be their summer vacation before they return to NYC for start of their new semester.

Kaylee DeFer, who plays Charlie, has clearly returned so it will be interesting to see what story arc she is going to have.

The Mail Online said Chace and Blake were walking along the Venice beach boardwalk as part of a scene before heading to a medical marijuana dispensary. Hmmm…I am oh-so intrigued! Can’t wait for the series to come back onto our screens. It will be a while yet though, the cast only returned to work last Monday.