Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: Film Review

I had no idea what to expect from Professor Marston and the Wonder Women when I saw it at the London Film Festival and I came away so impressed that it ended up in my top ten list.

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Professor Marston and the Wonder Women: LFF Film Review

With quite a lot of films on the LFF schedule, you know from word of mouth beforehand whether it’s supposed to be good, but there are a small few that take you completely by surprise. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women comes under the latter. I had no idea what to expect and I came away so impressed.

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Nashville can’t go on without Connie Britton

I’ve been so behind watching Nashville this season so when I saw all the spoilers about Rayna James’ death, I was shocked. I was only five episodes behind! How could this happen? Well I’ve whizzed through those to catch up and I cannot believe what’s happened.

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Why has Nashville been cancelled?

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A lot of U.S. network shows have been cancelled this week, but I didn’t expect Nashville to be one of them. Sure, I don’t think the storylines have been as strong as they once were, but the viewing figures are still great (4-6 million weekly) and I’m still invested in these characters. WHYYY?!

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Nashville’s ‘shocking’ death: My reaction

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This week a big character was killed off of Nashville and it is probably the most dramatic thing the show has ever done. But sadly due to the nature of the internet and other indicating factors, it was pretty clear who was going to popped off – but I must admit the way it was done was very cool.

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American Ultra: Film Review

This stoner action comedy will not be for everyone. American Ultra didn’t do too well at the U.S. box office and has received incredibly mixed reviews, but lucky for me, this is right up my street and I totally loved it. It has comedy, it has action and it had Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart kicking ass. What more do you need?

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Me and Earl and the Dying Girl: Film Review

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It is little surprise Me and Earl and the Dying Girl won both the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. This is what indie film is all about. It is quirky, cute, touching and I just loved it.

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This is Where I Leave You: Film Review

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I wanted to see this because it has a terrific cast and looked hilarious. It is not ground-breaking or original but very enjoyable and I liked getting to know this complex web of characters.

The film opens with Judd Altman (Jason Bateman) who lives his ‘perfect’ life until he discovers his wife has been having an affair with his boss. His world is turned upside down and it just gets worse when he discovers his father has died. Judd heads back to his hometown for the funeral and his mother Hilary (Jane Fonda) forces all four siblings – Paul (Corey Stoll), Wendy (Tina Fey) and Phillip (Adam Driver) – to stay in their childhood home for a week per their father’s “dying wishes”.

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Pics: White House Dinner 2013 fashion

US President Barack Obama speaks during

This is not usually an event I would cover because it is more political than showbiz, but there are so many celebrities at the dinner this year than I would definitely classify it as glamorous.

The White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual event which raises funds for a particular charity and is generally attended by political and business figures plus the media. The Guardian described it as a “trade association’s annual banquet”. Normally, there are plenty of famous faces but this year there seems to more famous faces than “correspondents”. So I understand the critics who say it is gone way too Hollywood and glamorous. There is even a Vanity Fair afterparty! I would agree that it has changed but I’m not complaining as it’s another red carpet event to check out!

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After the dinner, Barack Obama gave a humourous speech- the tradition is to take the piss out of himself, other politicians and even some media figures. He even sent-up his wife’s fringe (or “bangs”) and Jay-Z. Over Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba, he said: “I got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one.” Consensus was that Obama was funny, however, comedian Conan O’Brien was poor and his jokes didn’t really cut it.

The Washington DC Hilton was packed out with celebrities and here are the best and worst dressed. I will also list the celebrities there at the very bottom so you can understand the sheer quantity that attended. At the very, very bottom check out the spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.

 

BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry

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Sophia Bush

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Hayden Panettiere

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Claire Danes

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Kate Mara

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WORST DRESSED

Sharon Stone

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Michelle Dockery

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Connie Britton

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Elizabeth Banks

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Okay, so besides these ladies, I will write a list of the celebrities that attended. Brace yourself, it is long!

Gerard Butler, Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Michael J Fox, Piers Morgan, Barbra Streisand, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Matthew Perry, Psy, Steven Spielberg, Rebel Wilson, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, Glee’s Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, John Legend, Patricia Arquette, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Revenge’s Madeleine Stowe, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor. NOW THAT’S A LOT. Not to mention the celebs who just went to the afterparties. Can you imagine how big this dinner was?!

Now check out this spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.