Welcome to Marwen: Film Review

Welcome to Marwen is not doing very well critically, and although I understand where people are coming from, I also can’t deny that I really enjoyed it and was moved by it.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2018: Best & Worst Dressed

On Thursday night, it was another red carpet – the Critics’ Choice Awards – which means more fashion for us to check out!

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Disorder: Film Review

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I have a big ol’ crush on Matthias Schoenaerts so checking out his latest movie Disorder was a no-brainer. I knew nothing about it except it co-starred Diane Kruger, but I had faith in their collective acting skills and they did not disappoint.

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Critics’ Choice Awards 2015: Best & Worst Dressed

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Awards season is seriously getting into full swing so the stars (actresses in particular) must have a tough job making consistently good fashion choices when they are at red carpets all the time. It will be interesting to see if my front-runners currently will be as strong towards the end.

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The Host: Review

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I had read the book by Stephenie Meyer quite a few years ago but I couldn’t remember what happened. All I could remember was the concept, which I thought would be difficult to recreate on screen. At first, the voiceover is jarring, but you soon get used it. It is a sweet film that is nice to watch but it isn’t overly enjoyable.

I’ll clarify what I mean. Basically, there is nothing terribly wrong with the film yet I came anyway thinking it was good, but not great, amazing etc. This is odd because I loved the book and was really excited about the film. I can’t put my finger on why I simply liked it. The film is generally good but I didn’t really enjoy it and I wouldn’t be bothered about seeing it again. I’m bewildered about why that is.

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Saoirse Ronan stars as Melanie Stryder/Wanderer. Humans have been taken over by “souls”, who inhabit their bodies but sometimes the human memories linger. There are a few pockets of humans left. Melanie is of them. When she is found, a soul (named Wanderer) is implanted inside her to search her memories for clues about the remaining humans. Melanie is tough and she hangs onto her mind, eventually making Wanderer take her side to help her find her friends and family.

It must have been difficult for Saoirse to play two minds in one body. You don’t see it psychically that often. Melanie’s thoughts are said using a voiceover, which can take a lot of getting used to. Once you’ve got over the idea of Melanie’s body arguing with Melanie’s thoughts, it becomes easier to enjoy.

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I don’t think the concept is too difficult because it is explained well, although I would recommend you read the book. The main theme of film though is love, with Wanderer loving one person and Melanie loving another. These complex relationships begin when Melanie discovers her people, who treat her with disgust at first.

I really liked the first introduction of the cave and how the people have learned to live. It was really interesting and the set must have been so complex. Despite her being a “soul”, you really start to like Wanderer more than Melanie and you want her to be happy too.

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There isn’t much in the way of action (except when “seekers” try to hunt Wanderer down, lead by the evil Diane Kruger). It is mainly about evolving relationships within the cave and how the humans learn to accept Wanderer as a soul. It does border on boring occasionally.

I thought Saoirse did a great job but her American accent was inconsistent. We had enough man candy with her boyfriend, Jared (Max Irons), and a Twilight style love triangle (or square) with another human, Ian (Jake Abel), who Wanderer has feelings for.

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It is interesting and I love the concept. It is the same teenage fodder that Twilight is, though perhaps slightly more mature. The ending is really happy, in a sad way, and the cast did a great job but was let down by some cliched dialogue. Overall, it is a nice film which would be more suitable for watching at home with girlfriends.

Pics: Celebs at Coachella

It is at this time of year that I get jealous of anyone going to Coachella music festival in California because it seems to be the one festival that all US celebs go to! So many celebrities go, and here are the pics!

Paris & Nicky Hilton

Paris & Nicky Hilton

Sophia Bush and boyfriend Dan Fredenburgh

Sophia Bush and boyfriend Dan Fredenburgh

Jessica Lowndes

Jessica Lowndes

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Katy Perry looking gorgeous!

Kristen Stewart & Rob Pattinson

Kristen Stewart & Rob Pattinson

Hilary Duff

Hilary Duff

Nicky Hilton & Jessica Szohr

Nicky Hilton & Jessica Szohr

Joe & Nick Jonas

Joe & Nick Jonas

Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson

Diane Kruger & Joshua Jackson

Katy Perry again-looking even more stunning

Katy Perry again-looking even more stunning

Emma Roberts & Evan Peters

Emma Roberts & Evan Peters

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Kate Bosworth and fiance Michael Polish

See what I mean?! How amazing would it be to just bump into one of them?!

Big Pics: Fearne Cotton, Mila Kunis & Marc Anthony

Chloe Green & Marc Anthony

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Are they dating?! Look at this pose! The Topshop heiress is 21 and J.Lo’s ex-husband is 44! What the heck?! What a weird coupling. It isn’t confirmed but joining Marc and his twins to Disneyland certainly makes it look that way.

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Diane Kruger

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Bit of an odd shoot?! Never seen someone spitting water out for a magazine shot before! Luckily, the rest of the pictures in Manhattan magazine were more normal. Diane is promoting her next movie, The Host.

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Fearne Cotton

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Fearne Cotton has been seen out and about since the birth of her son Rex last week. She was pushing the week-old boy in his pram while strolling with her boyfriend Jesse Wood.

Cara Delevigne & Chloe Moretz

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Cara gets to hang out with all the cool people. She met Chloe while at Paris Fashion Week. So jealous- I love Chloe!

Mila Kunis

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Mila looks so hot in this shoot for Marie Claire magazine. She was promoting her new movie Oz: Great and Powerful yet she spoke about how she wants to calm down on her work schedule.

She said: “I don’t think I can do this three-movies-a-year thing. It’s too much. There comes a point in your life where you want to be….home.”

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All the celebs are at Coachella!

Man, I so badly wish I was at Coachella! Not just because it is an epic three-day festival in California but for the sheer number of celebrities in attendance. You would be able to spot so many there!

The festival has become so popular that it now runs over two weekends. Coachella Valley is near Palm Springs in Southern California, making it about a 90 minute drive from Los Angeles. This means that all the celebs that live there want to go for a well deserved break!

I’m so jealous. I want to go. Here are some of the top pictures from the event.

Katy Perry 

Rihanna 

Fergie & Josh Duhamel 

Vanessa Hudgens & Austin Butler 

Joshua Jackson & Diane Kruger 

Lily Collins & Emma Watson 

Lea Michele & Lauren Conrad

Paris Hilton 

Emma Roberts & Chord Overstreet 

(who recently got back together!)

Elijah Wood 

Nina Dobrev & Ian Somerhalder 

Kate Bosworth & boyfriend 

 And that’s not even the lot! There were more celebs there including Cory Monteith, Lindsay Lohan, Jared Leto, Emile Hirsch, Whitney Port, Kellan Lutz, Camille Belle, Usher, Josh Henderson and more! It absolutely crazy how many there are. If I went, I would definitely spend more time celeb-hunting than paying attention to the music!