X-Men: Dark Phoenix – Film Review

After the shambles of 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse, I was pretty much done with the franchise and not at all excited for Dark Phoenix. Despite this, I tried to go in with an open mind and it’s actually quite good. It has a lot of problems, but I was entertained for the most part.

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Critics Choice Awards: Red Carpet Fashion

More awards ceremonies! It has been a crazy week for nominations and awards! Just one night after the People’s Choice Awards, the celebs headed out to the Critic’s Choice Movie Awards. The biggest winners were Jennifer Lawrence and Ben Affleck. Argo won Best Film and Affleck for director, Jessica Chastain won best actress and Daniel Day-Lewis for best actor. For the full list, see here.

So, like usual, here are my fashion hits and misses:

 

HITS 

Jessica Chastain

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This is simple but elegant and it is compliments her hair.

Nina Dobrev

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I love the colour and the texture. She looks gorgeous.

Naomi Watts

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After a fashion fail last night, Naomi brings it back looking sexy.

Amy Adams

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I love the skirt more than the top half but it’s really nice. Not the best but definitely a hit.

Jennifer Lawrence

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Jen has brought it back after a fashion fail the night before. I don’t really like the random veil-type material hanging down, but the rest is great.

Amanda Seyfried

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I’m not a big fan of the skirt but the top half is gorgeous. So pretty.

MISSES

Leslie Mann

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The colour is sweet but the top looks like wallpaper print and the skirt is too big.

Elle Fanning

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I have never seen this girl wear anything I like. She always dresses YEARS older- she needs to take tips from Chloe Moretz and dress her age.

Famke Janssen

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This is just horrible. There are no redeeming qualities.

Marion Cotillard

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I was undecided on this at first but the reason I don’t like it because of the colour and the amount of flowers embroided. If it were white with less flowers, I would love it.

Top Films for October

TAKEN 2

Well, I’m sure EVERYONE knows what this is about. It is pretty much the same as the original movie but I loved it and seeing Liam Neeson kick ass again is definitely enough for me. This time around, Neeson and his wife (Famke Janssen) get taken while on holiday in Istanbul and his daughter Maggie is on the run from the people who Neeson messed with in the first film. He must use his epic skills to free them all and sort these guys out once and for all. I have high hopes. Released: 4th

 

LIBERAL ARTS

This is written, directed and starring Josh Radnor, who plays Ted in How I Met Your Mother. I love him and his previous movie, Happythankyoumoreplease, was good and I’m sure this will be far better. This comedy-drama follows a 35-year-old who gets into a relationship with a 19-year-old college student (Elizabeth Olsen). Not much else has been given about the plot but I’m still up for seeing this. Also starring Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney and Zac Efron. This is on limited release so check out which cinemas are showing it near you. Released-5th

 

ON THE ROAD

I’m not going to lie, I mainly want to see this because Kristen Stewart has some steamy scenes and I want to see her doing grown-up stuff. Plus, it has got a fantastic cast. Young writer Sal Paradise (Sam Riley) has his world turned upside down by the arrival of Dean Moriarty (Garrett Hedlund) and his girlfriend, Marylou (Kristen Stewart). They go on a road trip together where they meet different people who impact their journey. I don’t really know what to expect from this but I’m certainly very curious. Also starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams and Steve Buscemi. Released- 12th

 

RUBY SPARKS

This looks like a really sweet movie. Paul Dano stars as a writer who comes up with the character Ruby Sparks and suddenly, she comes to life. I’m not sure how it is going move along that theme because obviously, having a real person in your life that you dreamed up in your mind is really odd. Despite this, Dano falls in love with Sparks. I just hope it has a nice ending! Released- 12th

 

SKYFALL

I didn’t particularly like Quantum of Solace but I have hope that this Bond film will be better. It will be entertaining no matter what with fast-paced action, witty dialogue and great effects and stunts. After an operation ends in disaster, Bond (Daniel Craig) is missing and presumed dead and the identities of every MI6 agent are leaked onto the internet which causes the Government to question M’s leadership. When the service itself is attacked, Bond seeks down a villain which could soon lead him to question his loyalty to M. I’m sure it will be amazing. I look forward to it. Released- 26th.