Love & Friendship: Film Review

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Love & Friendship is one of those movies that is simply delightful at the time, but leaves no impact or lasting impression, making a review a very difficult task. The period comedy is a pleasant watch with plenty of laughs and a cracking performance from Kate Beckinsale, who I never really rated as an actress until now.

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Met Ball 2015: Best & Worst Dressed

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Forget the Oscars, forget the Grammys… The Met Ball is officially the biggest night on the fashion calendar because it is ALL about the red carpet. Nobody really cares about the fundraising that happens inside! So many stars attend and they go all out with the fashion and their bold choices really divide opinion. This what red carpets should be about! So much to discuss and debate over.

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The Face of an Angel: Film Review

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I was curious to watch The Face of Angel because it looks into the death of a young woman while studying in Italy but it all delves into the world of the journalism and how the writers angle the story and facts, which could affect a trial. As a journalist myself, I obviously find this fascinating and I would have loved more of it. It’s a shame the rest of the movie is a bit ‘meh’.

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Golden Globes 2015: Best & Worst Dressed

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The awards season is here so OBVIOUSLY I’m going to be analysing red carpet fashion and giving my top picks and lesser picks. For the Golden Globes, there weren’t many that made me go ‘wow’ – most of them were pretty but safe and even those that I consider ‘worst dressed’ weren’t THAT bad. They just made me react in a bad way – but at least they made me react – some people gave me nothing. Emma Stone is my clear winner – her outfit is FAB. If I had to attend an awards show, that is what I would wear.

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Top Films for August

TED

Well, I’m sure you’ve all seen the advert for Ted- the foul-mouthed furry best friend of Mark Wahlberg. When Wahlberg was young, he discovered his teddy bear was alive and then we zoom into the future to see how they live together as adults. It looks hilarious. It is a bit like WTF?! and I think throughout the weirdness of it all will be overwhelming. I’m hoping I can get past the fact that Mark is interacting with bear in a very grown-up movie!! Released 1st August.

 

THE BOURNE LEGACY

Jeremy Renner stars as Aaron Cross, an agent which has been affected by the events from the previous Bourne movies. This one doesn’t stick to the source material (a novel by Robert Ludlum) and it doesn’t feature Matt Damon. All I can guess from the trailer is that Aaron is from the same sector as Bourne and he is now under threat since Bourne went on his search for the truth. Rachel Weisz co-stars. Expect intense action sequences and fast combat scenes. Released 13th August.

 

SHADOW DANCER

Andrea Riseborough stars as Colette, an active member of the IRA, who becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son’s welfare. Set in 1990s Belfast, you know this won’t turn out well but it is certainly going to be an intense thriller. Gillian Anderson and Clive Owen also star. Released 24th

 

[REC]3: GENESIS

The Spanish-language horror movie is back for a third outing and this time it is exploring the origins of the rabies outbreak which affected the apartment in the 2007 original. It still uses the hand-held style but it seems to have moved quite far away from the original two films, so I’m hoping it is still as good. The previous ones were brilliant and I would recommend you watch the Spanish version because the English remake is poor in comparison. This one takes place at a wedding so you can only imagine the crazy stuff which goes down! Released 24th August

 

THE WATCH

I’m putting this in because it could well be good but I am on the fence slightly. I was surprised to see the trailer and find that it is an alien movie because I thought it was just a simple buddy movie. Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughan, Jonah Hill and big screen newcomer Richard Ayoade (who you may recognise from IT Crowd) make up a neighbourhood watch group who soon get burdened with saving Earth when they discover aliens. It looks good but I’m not sure if it will be THAT funny. Let’s hope so! Released 24th

 

TOTAL RECALL

Colin Farrell stars as Douglas in this remake of the Arnold Schwarzenegger classic. In 2084, Douglas visits Rekall- a company which provides its clients with fake memories about a life they would like to have led. During the visit, something goes wrong and he begins to suspect he is a spy rather than a factory worker. He finds himself on the run with Melina (Jessica Biel). Also starring Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston. Released 29th August.