Isn’t It Romantic: Film Review

I was in love with the idea of Isn’t It Romantic from the beginning and that only continued to swell from the trailers. It looked so up my street! And thankfully, it delivers on its exciting premise and I was not disappointed.

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Pitch Perfect 3: Film Review

I love the original Pitch Perfect – I have seen it multiple times and I know the musical numbers word for word – but the second one was nowhere near as good and I groaned when a third was announced because I just had a gut feeling it would be even worse. Pitch Perfect 3 is a slight improvement on two but certainly not a return to form.

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Top Films for December

It’s the start of December which means it’s time for the next movie preview! Here is my top selection for movies coming out in the UK across December.

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How to be Single: Film Review

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The romcom genre has been saved! Okay, so I probably won’t go QUITE that far but How to Be Single really feels like the best romantic comedy I have seen in a long time as it manages to avoid some of the formulaic and predictable plot points we have come to expect.

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Taylor Swift’s Independence Day pool party & more celeb pics

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Taylor Swift makes me jealous of her squad at the best of times but her pics from her Independence Day weekend celebrations are just the worst. I have serious envy. And she’s not the only one… check out these amazing celeb party pics!!

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Pitch Perfect 2: Film Review

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I LOVED Pitch Perfect so naturally I was excited for more. While Pitch Perfect 2 was awesome and so much fun, it just didn’t have the same SOMETHING that made me love the first one. It wasn’t quite as funny or as edgy, and I think that’s simply because we saw that all the first time around. On its own, Pitch Perfect 2 was amazing, but in comparison to its predecessor it just isn’t at the same level.

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Top Films for May

 

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It’s a new month, which means a whole new set of films to be excited about. Here’s what I’m looking forward to watching:

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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb Film Review

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I love these movies but I didn’t think there was much left to do with the franchise. While this is true, the third (and probably final) instalment is brilliant. I enjoyed it way more than I expected to and I haven’t laughed out loud that frequently in a cinema for a long time.

Stiller returns as security guard Larry, who discovers the magical tablet of Ahkmenrah, which brings the museum to life each night, is starting to deteriorate and the exhibits are starting to malfunction. Larry must embark on an adventure to London to find the owner of the tablet so he can fix the problem and save the museum’s much-loved exhibits.

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MTV Movie Awards nominations

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It is nice to see this year that a lot of serious Oscar-contenders are being thrown into the not-so-serious MTV awards mix.

The awards are fun, tongue-in-cheek and generally just a celebration of movies. The movies that the average Joe see, not the serious Oscar folk. Which is why I was surprised to see mentions for Lincoln, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Zero Dark Thirty and Argo because they don’t target the general movie-going public.

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The biggest shocker this year is how little Twilight has been nominated. The franchise has stolen the show for the past four years and claimed most of the trophies, yet, this year, only Taylor Lautner has been nominated and that was simply for “best shirtless performance”- in other words, for looking hot. I do find it odd as I was hoping this would be the year in which Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart would finally kiss onstage for the Best Kiss award and they haven’t even been nominated this year, which means chances of that are totally scuppered. They had been teasing us with a nearly-kiss for four years and now it was Twilight’s final year, I thought they would reward the fans! That’s why I’m so surprised it didn’t pick up more- it was the last in the franchise!

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I’m not a big lover of Twilight and frankly, those two give super awkward on-stage speeches but it is the main example in making my point that the awards have changed. They’ve just become more diverse. There still some crazy categories like “Best Scared as Shit Performance” and “Shirtless Performance”. The latter is a new category for this year, along with “Best Musical Moment” and I doubt the ceremony itself will change much, considering it is being hosted by comedy actress Rebel Wilson.

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Django Unchained and Ted lead the way with seven noms apiece and Silver Linings Playbook comes a close third with six. Franchises usually do well here so it is no surprise that Skyfall, The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers have done pretty well. Will Ferrell will also be given a Comedic Genius Award.

The show will on April 14th and be broadcast live in the US from the Sony Pictures lot in Culver City. I’m also a little excited because I think the movie spoof segments are making a comeback yaaay!

Here are the full nominations:

MOVIE OF THE YEAR
Django Unchained
Silver Linings Playbook
TED
The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Mila Kunis – TED
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
Ben Affleck – Argo
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained
Channing Tatum – Magic Mike

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Eddie Redmayne – Les Misérables
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi
Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild
Rebel Wilson – Pitch Perfect

BEST SCARED-AS-S**T PERFORMANCE
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Alexandra Daddario – Texas Chainsaw 3D
Martin Freeman – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Jennifer Lawrence – House at the End of the Street
Suraj Sharma – Life of Pi

BEST ON-SCREEN DUO
Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel L. Jackson – Django Unchained
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted
Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo – The Avengers
Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis – The Campaign

BEST SHIRTLESS PERFORMANCE
Christian Bale – The Dark Knight Rises
Daniel Craig – Skyfall
Taylor Lautner – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2
Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted
Channing Tatum – Magic Mike

BEST FIGHT
Jamie Foxx vs. Candieland Henchmen – Django Unchained
Daniel Craig vs. Ola Rapace – Skyfall
Mark Wahlberg vs. Seth MacFarlane as Ted – Ted
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner vs. Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers
Christian Bale vs. Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises

BEST KISS
Kerry Washington and Jamie Foxx – Django Unchained
Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman – Moonrise Kingdom
Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Mila Kunis and Mark Wahlberg – Ted
Emma Watson and Logan Lerman – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

BEST WTF MOMENT
Jamie Foxx and Samuel L. Jackson – “Candieland Gets Smoked” in Django Unchained
Denzel Washington – “Final Descent” in Flight
Anna Camp – “Hack-Appella” in Pitch Perfect
Javier Bardem – “Oops… There Goes His Face” in Skyfall
Seth MacFarlane as Ted – “Ted Gets Saucy” in Ted

BEST VILLAIN
Javier Bardem – Skyfall
Leonardo DiCaprio – Django Unchained
Marion Cotillard – The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hardy – The Dark Knight Rises
Tom Hiddleston – The Avengers

BEST MUSICAL MOMENT
Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez – Magic Mike
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow, Alexis Knapp, Ester Dean and Hana Mae Lee – Pitch Perfect
Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emma Watson, Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller – The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Big Pics: Blake Lively, Cameron Diaz & Channing Tatum

Blake Lively & Ryan Reynolds

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Bless him and Blake! The pair took time out of their busy schedule to pay a visit to a pediatric unit at a Canadian hospital. You don’t usually see celebrities doing this sort of thing so I think this is amazing.

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Rebel Wilson & Channing Tatum

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Rebel tweeted some behind-the-scenes pics of her shooting a scene for the MTV Movie Awards. Rebel will be the host and hopefully (fingers crossed) this hints at them bringing back the spoof segments. I used to love those and was so disappointed when they stopped. Rebel captioned the photo: “I got action onset with @channingtatum today. He is pure man steak luscious.” Very jealous indeed.

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Beyoncé

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There seems to be no end to B uploading personal photos since her tell-all documentary. This one is a bit odd- she is posing in a hard hat and a truck! It looks like she’s on a set of some kind. I’m loving her sense of humour these days and that she is proving to everyone that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.

Kristen Bell

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Loving this pic of Kristen playing with her baby shower gifts! What a pout!

Cameron Diaz

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Crikey! Look at this revealing shot of Cameron! You wouldn’t think she was forty looking at her skimpy attire. She also rocks the 70s mullet in this shoot for Interview magazine’s Russian edition. I have never seen her like this before- it is so weird.

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