My Days of Mercy: Film Review

I originally saw My Days of Mercy at the 2018 BFI Flare Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ cinema, and it’s finally getting a U.K. cinema release today, although I can’t actually find any cinemas showing it. That’s a shame because lead actors Ellen Page and Kate Mara, who play lovers on opposite sides of a political debate, put in good performances.

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My Days of Mercy: BFI Flare Festival Film Review

The BFI Flare Festival, a celebration of LGBTQ cinema, opened last week with My Days of Mercy, starring and produced by Ellen Page and Kate Mara as lovers on opposite sides of a political debate.

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Man Down: Film Review

Man Down has been pretty savaged by critics but I’m baffled because I actually liked it. Like, it’s not amazing but it’s certainly not as bad as reviews lead me to believe.

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My Top 10 Movies of 2015

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Looking back over the past year, there have been some pretty damn good films. But I still had trouble picking my top ten – finding the first six was easy, but the remaining four were not as convincing. So many films I liked at the time, but over the passing months have left little impression. I finally managed to bring you my annual list, which is presented in no particular order.

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The Martian: Film Review

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I have been excited for The Martian for such a long time and I even read the book in time for release, and this is even better than Andy Weir’s novel, which is something I NEVER say. My favourite thing about it is the humour – it is possibly one of the funniest sci-fis I have ever seen and the most feel-good film Ridley Scott has ever made.

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The Martian European premiere: Pics & gossip

 

Tonight the incredible cast of sci-fi adventure The Martian turned out in London’s Leicester Square and I went down as a fan for the first time in ages so I could see Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and many, many more.

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Fantastic Four: Film Review

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The reviews for this reboot of Fantastic Four have been terrible to say the least but I went into a screening with an open mind and the hope that I’ll see it differently – that was not the case. No matter how badly I wanted to be different to the critics, it was just impossible. There is SO much wrong with this movie that it has taken me three days to articulate my feelings properly.

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Fantastic Four: Is it doomed?

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I have not known a superhero movie to receive such bad buzz so close to its release in a REALLY long time, but Fantastic Four is released on Friday and the word on the street is not good, especially since early press reviews are not allowed to be published far in advance. I find it really surprising since the 20th Century Fox studio seemed really big on its promotion months ago.

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Top Films for August

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It’s that time again… new month, a ton of new movies coming your way and here’s my list of must-see films this August.

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Pics: White House Dinner 2013 fashion

US President Barack Obama speaks during

This is not usually an event I would cover because it is more political than showbiz, but there are so many celebrities at the dinner this year than I would definitely classify it as glamorous.

The White House Correspondents Dinner is an annual event which raises funds for a particular charity and is generally attended by political and business figures plus the media. The Guardian described it as a “trade association’s annual banquet”. Normally, there are plenty of famous faces but this year there seems to more famous faces than “correspondents”. So I understand the critics who say it is gone way too Hollywood and glamorous. There is even a Vanity Fair afterparty! I would agree that it has changed but I’m not complaining as it’s another red carpet event to check out!

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After the dinner, Barack Obama gave a humourous speech- the tradition is to take the piss out of himself, other politicians and even some media figures. He even sent-up his wife’s fringe (or “bangs”) and Jay-Z. Over Jay-Z’s trip to Cuba, he said: “I got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one.” Consensus was that Obama was funny, however, comedian Conan O’Brien was poor and his jokes didn’t really cut it.

The Washington DC Hilton was packed out with celebrities and here are the best and worst dressed. I will also list the celebrities there at the very bottom so you can understand the sheer quantity that attended. At the very, very bottom check out the spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.

 

BEST DRESSED

Katy Perry

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Sophia Bush

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Hayden Panettiere

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Claire Danes

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Kate Mara

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WORST DRESSED

Sharon Stone

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Michelle Dockery

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Connie Britton

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Elizabeth Banks

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Okay, so besides these ladies, I will write a list of the celebrities that attended. Brace yourself, it is long!

Gerard Butler, Kerry Washington, Kevin Spacey, Michael J Fox, Piers Morgan, Barbra Streisand, Amy Poehler, Olivia Munn, Matthew Perry, Psy, Steven Spielberg, Rebel Wilson, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, Glee’s Darren Criss and Kevin McHale, John Legend, Patricia Arquette, Nicole Kidman, Michael Douglas, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner, Revenge’s Madeleine Stowe, Olivia Wilde, Jason Sudeikis, Paul Rudd, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha and How I Met Your Mother’s Josh Radnor. NOW THAT’S A LOT. Not to mention the celebs who just went to the afterparties. Can you imagine how big this dinner was?!

Now check out this spoof video that Obama made with Steven Speilberg.