The Favourite: Venice Film Review

After the success of The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer, I was naturally very excited about Yorgos Lanthimos‘ The Favourite. It also helped that it starred the wonderful Emma Stone, who surprises in a role you’ve never seen her in before.

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Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult arrive at Venice Film Festival

Today is the world premiere of The Favourite at the Venice Film Festival, meaning the stars – Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman and Joe Alwyn – arrived at the Palazzo del Casino with director Yorgos Lanthimos to promote it.

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X-Men: Apocalypse – Film Review

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The initial reaction to X-Men: Apocalypse was very mixed so I went in with low expectations and this probably helped because I actually liked it. Sure, it’s not as good as Days of Future Past and it’s pretty bleak, but it is still a decent watch with some great performances so I definitely recommend checking it out if you’re into this kind of thing.

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Dark Places: Film Review

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Dark Places came out in America in the middle of the 2015 and I kept an eye on it because I wanted to see the latest Gillian Flynn novel-to-movie adaptation following the success of Gone Girl. The original U.K. release date was in March or April 2016 and I did not realise it had been bumped up to January until I saw a newspaper review yesterday. Why has it not been promoted over here? Why release it if there is going to be no marketing about it whatsoever? I soon realised the reason when I watched it –it’s simply not very good.

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Kill Your Friends: Film Review

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Nicholas Hoult getting his American Psycho on? Check. Nicholas Hoult in regular topless glory? Check. A nostalgic blast from the 90s with a killer soundtrack? Check. Kill Your Friends just wins on all fronts.

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Top Films for November

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It is that time of the month again and this November, there are some pretty sweet movies on the way as awards season is well and truly upon us. Find out my picks below:

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Nicholas Hoult: Kill Your Friends Apple Store Q&A

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Nicholas Hoult (second left) came to the Apple Store in Covent Garden Friday night to chat about his upcoming movie Kill Your Friends, a comedy/crime thriller about the dark side of the music industry.

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Is Jennifer Lawrence back with Nicholas Hoult?!

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Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult were spotted having a dinner date in LA last night, sparking rumours that they are back together. The pair were hoping to leave undetected through the back exit but the paparazzi were one step ahead!

Neither has spoken about the break-up as they are both pretty private people. It was only when awards season came round and Nicholas wasn’t at any of the events to support Jennifer that we figured they were over.

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They have apparently remained friends throughout and Nicholas even publicly congratulated her on her Best Actress Oscar win. I wonder if this is just a friendly meet- the book in Jen’s hand wouldn’t suggest a romantic atmosphere.They have to at least be civil now anyway, since filming has begun on the X Men follow-up, Days of Future Past.

22-year-old Jen met British Nicholas on the set of X Men: First Class back in 2011. Back in December she said to Elle magazine: “My boyfriend is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and he makes me laugh harder than anybody.”

I would love for them to get back together. Let’s hope!

Jennifer Lawrence talks weight and romance in Elle

Jennifer Lawrence is looking HOT in this photo shoot for US Elle magazine and, in the accompanying interview, she talks about her English boyfriend Nicholas Hoult and how she is considered a “fat actress.”

You can always rely on Jennifer to speak candidly and she doesn’t disappoint in the magazine’s December issue.

She said, “In Hollywood, I’m obese. I’m considered a fat actress. I eat like a caveman. I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors…I’m never going to starve myself for a part. I keep waiting for that one role to come along that scares me enough into dieting, and it just can’t happen. I’m invincible.”

She also spoke about how she purposefully tried to keep her weight while training for The Hunger Games, in which she plays the lead role of Katniss Everdeen. She didn’t want look “thin and underfed” (which Katniss should be, if you’ve read the book!) because she didn’t want to be a bad role model for fans. So during training so focussed on becoming fit and strong.

I know that she isn’t super super thin like some actresses but I think it’s a bit far saying she’s considered fat. I like that she doesn’t care though and owns it for the sake of her fans.

She usually keeps her mouth shuts when it comes to talking about her boyfriend Nicholas but she decided to open up a bit this time. The pair met on the set of X-Men: First Class and have been dating for over a year.

She said, “[My boyfriend] is honestly my best friend, and hopefully I’m his best friend too. He’s my favorite person to be around and makes me laugh harder than anybody.

“We can eat Cheetos and watch beach volleyball and we turn into two perverted Homer Simpsons, like, “Oh, she’s got a nice ass.” I never thought we’d have such different opinions on asses.”

I just love how normal and down-to-earth she sounds and I think that’s why she is one of my favourite actresses. She also says that she has trouble controlling what comes out her mouth and that despite being worth $10 million, she doesn’t want to own a big mansion to herself. She still lives with her parents.

Jennifer can next be seen in Silver Linings Playbook alongside Bradley Cooper, Julia Stiles and Robert De Niro. It is released on 21st November.  Filming has started for the second part of The Hunger Games- Catching Fire.

 

The Hunger Games UK premiere

So I went along to the European premiere of The Hunger Games tonight at London’s O2 Arena. Unfortunately, I arrived too late get VIP access and the opportunity to watch the movie, but I did manage to get a good spot. All the main cast were there- Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Elizabeth Banks and Liam Hemsworth. They were all lovely and spent a lot of time signing autographs to the hundreds of screaming fans.

Other notable appearance were from Chris Hemsworth and Nicholas Hoult. They were polar opposites of each other- Chris was the friendliest of all and Nicholas (Jennifer’s boyfriend!) barely signed anything and headed straight into the cinema. Other “celebs” such as Katie Price, Michelle Heaton and Jenny Frost. I think a couple of TOWIE/ Made in Chelsea were there too, but I cannot be sure. Edith Bowman presented the coverage for the BBC plus other reporters for Yahoo and Sky News were doing the rounds.

Anyway, here are the pictures I took tonight:

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LIAM HEMSWORTH 

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I couldn’t get a great picture of Elizabeth Banks because her minder/security guard was in the way at all times. I definitely like Chris the most from this experience because although the other three gave a lot of time signing, he seemed to be the only one enjoying it (which is weird considering it isn’t even his movie!) He spoke to the fans, whereas Jennifer didn’t speak at all (and she’s the lead character!) and Elizabeth’s minder just batted people away. The boys were definitely nicer- except Nicholas Hoult, who couldn’t have got into the cinema quick enough!!

I was sad that Stanley Tucci and Woody Harrelson didn’t come, but I suppose you can’t expect every cast member to turn up.

The Hunger Games is released in the UK on Friday 23rd March.