My favourite kick-ass screen heroines

Atomic Blonde comes out today and I bloody loved it (read review here) and mostly because Charlize Theron portrays such a badass heroine who just wipes the floor with everyone she comes up against. She is basically awesome.

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A Monster Calls: Film Review

I had heard from friends who saw A Monster Calls at the London Film Festival that it was a tearjerker so I was prepared and brought tissues, which was 100% needed. If I hadn’t been in a press screening environment I would have ugly cried like a baby but I managed to keep my dignity. Anyone who doesn’t cry at this beautiful film are cold-hearted sods.

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Finding Dory: Film Review

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I love 2003’s Finding Nemo a lot that I was so nervous for Finding Dory because the standard would have to be so high for me to like it. Luckily, Dory is actually awesome (what a relief!) and while it is not quite as good as Nemo, it’s a solid effort and perfect kids entertainment.

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Chappie: Film Review

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I love robot movies and I always end up caring more for the artificial intelligence than the humans, and this is definitely the case here. The characterisation of Chappie is brilliant and a robot I hadn’t really seen before – one that vows to never commit crimes but is persuaded towards violence and robbery by a group of drug-dealing gangsters. He is so sweet and clever despite the gangster lingo and expletives.

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Top Films for March

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It’s that time of the month again – here’s my rundown of top films to watch this month:

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Top Films This June

LOL

This coming-of-age drama stars Miley Cyrus as Lola and Demi Moore as her mum Anne. It tells the story of a mother-daughter relationship which has become strained due to the advancement in technology. When Anne reads Lola’s racy journal, she realises how disconnected they’ve become and she tries to close the gap between herself and her daughter. On Lola’s side, we see her romances and friendships with the burden of overbearing parents. Despite the crap title, I reckon this will be a sweet little film. Released 1st June.

 

Prometheus

I have already seen this movie and you can read my full review here. It is enjoyable but certainly not as amazing as I had hoped or expected. Great cast and effects but poor characterisation, bad scripting and a very confusing plot. Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Logan-Marshall Green and Idris Elba. Released 1st June.

 

Cosmopolis

I really want to see this purely because I’m interested in seeing Robert Pattinson star in something so bad-ass and grown-up. This feels like a gangster flick. Robert plays Eric Packer who is a multi-billionaire asset manager who gets into his ultra-fancy limo to take a journey through Manhattan to get his hair cut. He seems to encounter random events throughout his day such as a funeral procession and a riot as well as some sexual liaisons. Later in the day, things get a bit ominous as he is stalked by two men and he starts losing serious money for his clients, including his wife, ensuring his inevitable downfall. Mysterious. Released 15th June.

 

Red Lights

This film seems to have fallen under the radar but it looks really good and definitely worth a watch. The story follows psychologist Margaret (Sigourney Weaver) and her assistant Tom (Cillian Murphy) who start investigating a world renowned psychic when they start studying paranormal activity. The psychic Simon Silver (Robert De Niro) has resurfaced years after his toughest critic passed away, making him seem very suspicious. But what is he hiding? And what will he do to people nosing around in his business? Released 15th June.

 

Rock of Ages

This looks like so much fun! Julianne Hough and Diego Boneta star as Sherrie and Drew, two employees of The Bourbon Room who fall in love during the glam-rock era of the 1980s. The story is narrated by Russell Brand’s character Lonny, the manager of the club. The main reason I want to see it is because Tom Cruise is playing Stacee Jaxx, the lead singer of a rock group called Arsenal and somewhat of a legend. It is great to see him doing something so different and less serious. The film features great songs of the 80s and it will definitely leave you feeling good! Catherine Zeta-Jones is the baddie who wants to shut the club down. The all-star cast is completed by Bryan Cranston, Alec Baldwin, Paul Giamatti and Mary J Blige. Released 15th June.

 

Friends With Kids

Two best friends (Julie and Jason) decide to have a child together and not have a relationship because they’ve seen their friends’ marriages suffer through having children. That sounds like something we’ve seen before and a bit far-fetched but the reason I want to see this is the cast. The supporting cast is made up of Bridesmaids cast members- Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jon Hamm and Chris O’Dowd. They make up the friendship circle around the two friends and they definitely provide the humour. At first, their attempts at raising their kid work fine until Jason starts a relationship with Mary-Jane (Megan Fox) and Julie starts dating Kurt (Edward Burns). I’m sure it will have a predictable ending but I’m also happy to watch the humour along the way. Plus, I’m a massive Kristen Wiig fan. Released 29th June.