Doctor Strange: Film Review 

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I am usually ridiculously hyped for Marvel movies but I never was for Doctor Strange and I don’t know why. Maybe cos it’s so different to the others. I was hoping the movie itself would surpass my expectations but it didn’t. It was good, I liked it but I didn’t come out thinking ‘this is awesome’ like the others.

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Top Films for October

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It’s that time of the month – movie preview time! This October isn’t a massive month for releases to be honest, but that certainly makes my job of picking my recommendations much easier. Here we go:

American Honey

This is just a wonderful character study starring newcomer Sasha Lane, who is definitely one to watch. We follow her as she joins a ‘mag crew’ who travel the country selling magazines, she gets involved in their heavy drugs and drink lifestyle and has a sort-of relationship with Shia LaBeouf, who gives his strongest performance in years. It’s a tad too long but seriously life-affirming. Review on its way. Released: 14th October

War on Everyone 

Michael Pena and Alexander Skarsgard star in this brilliantly un-PC comedy about two crooked cops, who basically use their badges to steal drugs, money, etc and get away with it. The dialogue is hilarious; it is sharp, witty, and so, so wrong. Theo James also stars as their main villain. Released: Friday 7th October

 

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The Girl on the Train 

Okay, so this hasn’t received the stellar reviews we had all been expecting but I would still recommend you check it out. It is still good (just not amazing) – it is gripping, shocking and features an impressive performance from Emily Blunt, who plays an alcoholic who becomes involved in a missing person’s investigation. It also stars Justin Theroux, Luke Evans, Haley Bennett, Rebecca Ferguson, with brilliant small appearances from Laura Prepon and Lisa Kudrow. Released today – you can read my review here.

Trolls

I do love a good children’s animation and I’m hoping this new musical featuring the voices of Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick is just the ticket. They play Branch and Poppy, who go on an adventure to save their town from the troll-eating bergens. I want this to be so much fun. Released: 21st October

 

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Doctor Strange 

Marvel is back WOOHOO! This time we are meeting Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch), a top surgeon who is put out of a job following a car accident. He encounters the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) who become his mentor in the mystic arts. It looks like an Inception-style superhero movie from the trailer and I’m very intrigued, though definitely not as excited as other MCU offerings. Released: 28th October

Keeping Up with the Joneses

The trailer for this action comedy really made me laugh so I’m hoping the rest of the movie will do the same. Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis star as the Gaffneys, a regular married couple, who end up involved in an espionage mission after discovering their neighbours The Joneses (Jon Hamm and Gal Gadot) are secret agents. This better be hilarious! Released: 28th October

Hail, Caesar!: Film Review

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I love movies based in the movie industry and I do love a good cast and Hail, Caesar! filled both criteria. I was still not 100% confident I would like it because I do not enjoy all the Coen brothers’ work, but I was still hoping for more than what it ultimately gave.

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A Bigger Splash: Film Review

A Bigger Splash is all about a love rectangle – not triangle – between the incredible leads Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Matthias Schoenaerts and Dakota Johnson, and I was incredibly excited to see the sexual tension and drama unfold in this erotic thriller.

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BFI London Film Festival: What I want to see

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Tickets for the BFI London Film Festival opened today and I have been through the schedule and here are my (pretty obvious) choices for the tickets I want to get my hands on:

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Trainwreck: Film Review

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Trainwreck has been out in the U.S. for a while now and the reviews have been great so I was expecting a lot from this Judd Apatow rom-com, written by the star Amy Schumer, and it totally delivers. The genre has died off in recent years because they get so formulaic and samey, but this is super smart, witty and totally hilarious.

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Big Pics: Ke$ha, Harry Styles & Vanessa Hudgens

Ke$ha

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Not entirely sure why Kesha has posted a random, naked picture onto her Instagram. I think she has a thong on. Check out the single cover for her next track, Crazy Kids, featuring Will.I.Am. I like the song, I recommend you give it a listen.

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Harry Styles

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Harry won at bowling with his friends. What a cool kid.

Vanessa Hudgens

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Vanessa looks bloody cool. She is here with Ashley Tisdale and their friend Kim Hildago. The trio had a Scary Movie 5 date night, so Ashley was watching herself!

Amber Rose

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This is taking commitment a bit far! I always think getting a tattoo of your partner is bad idea but Amber has gone much further than that by getting a full-blown picture of Wiz Khalifa on her arm. BAD IDEA.

Tilda Swinton

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What on earth has W magazine done to Tilda?! This is such an odd shot! They’ve added centipedes in afterwards, but for what purpose?! Check out the other crazy shot below.

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What on earth is Tilda Swinton doing inside a box?!

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I just don’t understand art. Apparently, this exhibit of actress Tilda Swinton sleeping in a box is a work of art.

To me, the only attraction is that you get to see a celebrity up close in a vulnerable situation. There isn’t any art involved from where I’ m standing!

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The only thing I’m impressed with is that she manages to maintain the sleep mode for seven hours. I would get so bored and I would be too curious about what’s happening outside the box. It takes a lot of willpower. I wonder if she sleeps properly at night-time afterwards?

I just think the exhibit is a bit silly really. I just wonder if anyone is thinking about the art concept or just going “oh look it’s that lady from We Need To Talk About Kevin!”

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Tilda will appear on random days- so random that the staff at the Museum of Moden Art in New York don’t actually know when she will show up. The exhibit, The Maybe, will repeat this several more times this year, but the box will appear in different rooms. Tilda is called a “living artist” on the sign- is she the creator of this piece?!

She has done it before. In 1995, she “performed” in London and then made appearances in Rome the year after. It would seem that she enjoys it! Why?! I also wonder why she has decided to resurrect the piece so many years on.

It just all so odd. Sounds like my idea of hell-people watching me sleep!

What on earth is Tilda Swinton doing inside a box?!