Booksmart: Film Review

I had heard so many glowing things about Olivia Wilde‘s directorial debut Booksmart so my expectations were super high when I went to see it and I’m pleased to report that it exceeded them. It is such a wonderful film!

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Downsizing: Film Review

Alexander Payne‘s Downsizing was one of the films I was so excited to see at LFF, which is why it was one of the most disappointing. It had such an intriguing and original concept, but it just didn’t know what to do with it.

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Colossal: Film Review 

Colossal had one of the most bizarre concepts I have heard in recent months so obviously I had to check it out – and it was definitely worth the cinema trip.

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Sleeping with Other People: Film Review

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Romantic comedies have a bad rep but I personally love them and Sleeping with Other People is no exception. It is smart, it is funny and Jason Sudeikis and Alison Brie are delightful to watch.

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Jason Bateman slates Horrible Bosses 2

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One of the my favourite things is when actor owns up to being in a crap film. Obviously during the press tour, they cannot openly admit they hate it but most continue to put a positive spin/angle on all their projects for years, regardless of how well they were received by critics or their box office performance. Jason Bateman on the other hand has rightly admitted a Horrible Bosses sequel was a bad idea, and this makes me very happy.

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Horrible Bosses 2: Film Review

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This is bigger, bolder and ruder than the original – but that doesn’t make it better. While it was enjoyable and pretty funny, it was too much and totally over the top. Producers clearly went for quantity over quality when it came to the jokes.

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Horrible Bosses 2: World Premiere

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Tonight, the stars of Horrible Bosses 2 headed to London for the world premiere. The three guys (Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day) are back, but this time they are trying to be their own bosses but their investments are scuppered when the buyer (Christoph) bails on his order. So, naturally, they decide to kidnap his son (Chris Pine) to get their money back.

The three main dudes came to the premiere and they were lovely – so well-mannered, articulate and funny. Bateman seems pretty sensible, Sudeikis a total joker and charmer and Charlie is just adorable – so not THAT different from their characters in the movie.

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Films for November

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Interstellar

I have been waiting for the release of this epic sci-fi movie for a long time and I am so ready to see this now. The plot is a closely guarded secret but we know that Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway embark on a space mission to save the human race from destructing Earth. I love everything Christopher Nolan does, I think he is a total genius, so I have very high hopes for this. Michael Caine and Jessica Chastain also star. Released: 7th November

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Olivia Wilde is super pregnant

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I just love her so this picture makes me all gooey – it just had to be shared obviously.

She is going to be the coolest mum ever and fiance Jason Sudeikis will be an hilarious pop too. Jealous of this child!

She wrote: “Sure I’ve looked like this after Mexican food but this time it’s a BABY. #almostcooked#nineweekstogo #holyfu&$”

Top Films for May

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21 and Over

This is a hilarious gross-out comedy in the style of American Pie. There really isn’t much of a plot except it is three guys getting drunk and wild to celebrate the last one’s 21st birthday. The only problem is that he has a college interview the following day. Starring Skylar Astin (Pitch Perfect), Justin Chon (Twilight) and Miles Teller (Footloose/Project X). Released: 3rd May

 

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The Great Gatsby

I am SO excited for this and have been since December, when it was supposed to be released! Tobey Maguire plays Nick Carraway, the narrator of the story. He talks through his experiences with his neighbour Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his second cousin, Daisy Buchanan (Carey Mulligan). I don’t want to give anything else away from those who haven’t read the book. I expect great things from this Baz Luhrmann production. Cannot wait! Released: 16th June.

 

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Epic

This is an animation in the same vein as A Bug’s Life. Mary Katherine (Amanda Seyfried) lives with her father, a professor (voiced by Jason Sudeikis). He studies the miniature group of warriors who live in the forest. One day, Mary is shrunk down and discovers the “leafmen”. She helps them protect the forest again the evil “Boggans” while trying to find her way back home. It looks amazing and is voiced by an amazing cast. Voices you may recognise are: Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Beyoncé, Chris O’Dowd and Christoph Waltz. Released: 22nd

 

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The Hangover III

Well, the boys are back for some more Las Vegas mayhem! I’m glad this is the last one because I’m getting a bit tired of the same formula but this is set to be entirely different. All the old favourites are back as well as new members John Goodman and Melissa McCarthy. I wasn’t too bothered but the trailer sucked me in and now I can’t wait. I’m sure it will end with a bang. Released: 24th

 

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The Purge

This is a very interesting idea for a horror/thriller. Crime rates are low in this world because one night a year, every crime (including murder) is legal. On that night, called “The Purge”, Ethan Hawke and his family lock down their house and just hope the night passes without trouble. Stupidly, their daughter takes pity on someone screaming for help and lets them in. They are now the target and making through the night in the one piece will be a challenge. So intrigued by this. Released: 31st