Creed: Film Review

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The Rocky films have been revived for the seventh time, following 2006’s Rocky Balboa, and if you are wondering if there is anything fresh left in the franchise, the answer would be no. Creed may have a different angle and a new character to focus on, but it follows the exact same story arcs I have seen in every damn boxing film.

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Creed Premiere: My Pics

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Tonight Rocky fans braved the winter cold and rain to see Creed stars Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson and loads of sporting stars.

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Top Films for January

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A new month and year is rapidly approaching and January brings with it an amazing selection of new films. The month always seems to be filled with stellar movies and Oscar bait and this one is no exception. We also have a lot of movies that have been out in the US for a while so I can’t wait to finally see them. Here are my picks:

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Trailers of the week: Steve Jobs, Creed & London Has Fallen

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Loads of movie trailers seem to have dropped this week so here is my round-up of the ones you really need to see and why.

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Top News: Usher, Stallone, Sarah MG and Jessie J

1. Sadly, Usher’s stepson has passed away from the injuries he sustained from a jet ski accident. The eleven-year-old was declared brain dead two weeks ago and has now been taken off life support by doctors because he will not recover from his injuries. Kyle Glover was Usher’s stepson, whose mother was Usher’s ex-wife Tameka Foster. This is such a sad story and I cannot even begin to imagine how the family are feeling.

2. The funeral for Sage Stallone was held in Brentwood, Los Angeles yesterday. The service was private with only close friends and family in attendance including father Sylvester Stallone, mother Sasha Czack, Sly’s current wife Jennifer Flavin and Sage’s younger brother Frank. Fans lined the street with placards when the hearse was taken to the cemetery.

Stallone said earlier in the week, “‘When a parent loses a child there is no greater pain… This agonizing loss will be felt for the rest of our lives.”

Toxicology reports regarding the nature of Sage’s death will be released within the next six weeks.

3. Onto some happier news now….Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. are expecting a boy! The boy will join their two-year-old daughter Charlotte.

4. Jessie J has had to pull out of a festival as she came down with a virus.

She said, “I have been diagnosed with a viral infection recently that has caused me to be extremely fatigued.

“I was hoping to be better but I have been to see my doctor this morning after not feeling great who has advised me I am still in need of rest and to perform will make me worse.”

She also had to pull out of headlining gig.

5. English period drama Downton Abbey leads the Emmy nominations for a drama. The TV series picked up seven nods, closely followed by Mad Men and Breaking Bad with five. In the comedy section, Modern Family leads with six nominations and American Horror Story lead the pack in the miniseries section. Quite a number of Brits have nominations including Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Michelle Dockery, Hugh Bonneville, Maggie Smith and Joanne Froggatt.

Top News: Sylvester Stallone, Rebecca Ferguson and Gaga slumber party

1. Sylvester Stallone is said to be “grief-stricken” after his 36-year-old son was found dead today. His film maker son, Sage, is thought to have overdosed on drugs but an autopsy (which is said to be taking place in the next 48 hours) will reveal all. A housekeeper found him   in his LA house before calling 911. Paramedics tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sylvester was in San Diego at Comic Con when he received the news.

His spokesperson said in a statement, “Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son.

“His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha. He was a very talented and wonderful young man. His loss will be felt forever.”

The picture above is very old and taken when Sylvester was with his first wife Sasha. I couldn’t find a newer one!

I can’t believe this! Such a sudden loss. I feel so sorry for Stallone and his family. Hopefully, we will know more about it later this week. This isn’t the only heart-breaking father-son tale recently. Usher’s step-son was declared brain dead earlier in the week after a jet ski accident.

 

2. X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson has sacked her management after they gave her a punishing work schedule which lead her to collapse. After her collapse, they gave her a coke and sent her to her next pre-arranged interview.

She took to Twitter to slam the team in a series of fiery messages. Here are a couple:

“The same people that worked me so much I collapsed and had to say stop!!! I need to see my children you need to give me time off vile!!!!

“Was so exhausted I couldn’t physically walk on my own but was still told I had to work!!! ‪#vile (sic).”

She ended her tirade by saying, “‘Be nice to have a nice new responsible caring management team!! Who care for me and my childrens well being ‪#seeyouincourt!!! (sic).”

Rebecca has been on a tough schedule as she tries to launch her career in America.

 

3. A fun story of the week- reports are suggesting that Lady Gaga had a party in Chateau Marmont with Lindsay Lohan and Lana Del Rey. Isn’t that the best friendship group ever?! Apparently, they booked a private room and had a “slumber party”. I’m not sure if I believe this but I so want it to be true! It would be so cool!

On Wednesday, the girls started tweeting each other about their evening with in-jokes but they have now been deleted.

Gaga wrote, “‘@lindsaylohan when you ordered a cucumber and a knife to the bar last night i thought your were gonna perform a vasectomy #justaskinnyb****h”

To which Lindsay replied, “#skinnysnack1 @ladygaga hahaha”.

Oddest friendship ever but I love it!