Yesterday: Film Review

I love a lot of Richard Curtis‘ films but I wasn’t taken with the concept of Yesterday and the film failed to change my mind on that. It’s certainly not one of his – or director Danny Boyle‘s – best projects.

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Top Films for June

It’s the start of June, which means it’s time to look ahead at the releases coming to UK cinemas throughout this month. Here are my top suggestions –

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T2 Trainspotting: Film Review

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I’m happy to put my hands up and say that I’ve never been a fan of the original Trainspotting. I watched it for the first time about three years ago and I didn’t understand the fuss because it was so dirty, gross and not enjoyable. So I wasn’t excited about the sequel from the announcement to the promo so imagine my surprise when it surpassed all my expectations – it is honestly better than the original.

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BFI London Film Festival: What I want to see

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Tickets for the BFI London Film Festival opened today and I have been through the schedule and here are my (pretty obvious) choices for the tickets I want to get my hands on:

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Rosario Dawson opens up about Danny Boyle split

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It was one of the weirdest relationships in showbiz so it was no surprise when rumours emerged that Rosario Dawson and Danny Boyle had split up.

The pair ignored each other during the press tour of Trance, a movie which Danny directed and Rosario starred in. They seemed fine with each other at the London premiere though, so there was some doubt about the state of their romance. The 33-year-old confessed during a shoot with net-a-porter.com that they have indeed parted ways.

She said: “It’s not like we announced our relationship, so it’s not like we’re going to announce our breakup.”

At the UK premiere of Trance

At the UK premiere of Trance

Rosario first talked about her romance with Boyle in October 2012 to Access Hollywood, admitting that she made the first move after shooting of Trance was over.

She said, “From the outside it looks like there’s a lot of dissimilarities, but we actually have a lot in common. We’re really similar people. He’s a very kind man. It was just one of those things where we were going to just go our separate ways had someone not said something.”

Although they began dating after finishing off the movie, we only saw picture evidence when they were spotted on holiday in the Caribbean over new year. I was shocked, along with many others, as they seemed so different.

Their new year's get-away to the Caribbean

Their new year’s get-away to the Caribbean

Despite the split, she still heaps praise onto Danny, revealing that they first met years ago rather than on the set of Trance like the papers reported.

She explained: “I met Danny years ago on a project neither of us ended up doing. I don’t always remember meetings, they kind of sometimes disappear. This one I really remembered. The questions he asked, how he guided it, the way he directed me was just so compelling.”

“I love Danny. He’s wonderful and we dated longer than people think we did. When the first photograph of us came out, everyone was like, “That’s when they started dating”. It’s amazing the things people suppose or make up as fact. I respect Danny’s privacy, so it’s not something we really talk about.”

New romance alert: Rosario Dawson & Danny Boyle

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This is such an odd combination! I cannot believe my eyes! But it is true and the pictures prove that Danny Boyle is dating US actress Rosario Dawson.

I find it odd because there is a 23-year age gap, she is American and he is English and she is gorgeous and he is, well, not. It just seems like they don’t fit. But obviously, they are very happy together.

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Danny Boyle, 56, is most famous for directing 28 Days Later, Slumdog Millionaire and being the main man behind the Olympics Opening Ceremony. Rosario, 33, has been in movies like Sin City, Men in Black II and Percy Jackson.

They met on the set of Trance, a new film starring Rosario and directed by Danny. The drama thriller sees her play a hypnotherapist who ends up in a love triangle with James McAvoy and Vincent Cassel. A release date has not been set as yet.

The new couple saw in the new year in Barbados. I still can’t believe they are together- it is just such a bizarre pairing!!

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