I watched this film over the weekend and I was blown away. I expected the film to be decent after reading some of the reviews but struggled to think how a movie labelled as a ‘Swedish vampire film’ could entertain so much. I am ashamed of my preconceptions. I will never start watching a film with any prejudice again. Without giving too much away the story is about a young 12 year old boy called Oskar looking for friendship but is constantly bullied at school. However, it looks as though his wish has come true when he meets Eli, also 12, who moves in next door to him with her father. Coinciding with Eli’s arrival is a series of inexplicable disappearances and murders. Whilst these events go on, a subtle romance has blossomed between Oskar and Eli, and she gives him the strength and confidence to fight back against his bullies.

What surprised me most of all was the talent of these young actors. Not at one point was I aware that these kids were acting. I was totally engrossed in these characters and this world. The title of the film at first I thought was a strange one, however after watching it seems really appropriate. This a great and at times creepy film that no one should miss. But do not mistake it for a horror. It is much more than that. A must see!


Unless you have been living in a cave, you will aware that the new Sex And the City movie had it’s World premiere this week in New York followed by the premiere in London. The mass public were excited to try and get a glimpse of the stars of what may be one of the biggest films of the year. And it’s no surprise that all attention had turned to what the leading stars have been wearing to these premieres.  Under most pressure from public scrutiny was Sarah Jessica Parker, who over the years has generated this image of being a style icon. At the London premiere to Sex And The City she did not disappoint. I love this dress, outdoing her co stars with relative ease. The dress is so classy and elegant and she just sparkles in it.

Sarah Jessica Parker turned up to the London Premiere with a billowing Alexander McQueen black strapless dress with a towering hat and black lace court shoes. She also wore a black armband with what people believe to be a tribute to the late Alexander McQueen. The outrageous hat sparked memories of the fabulous hat she wore at the  premiere of the first Sex And The City Film in 2008.

I went to see the new Robin Hood film with Russell Crowe last night. In my opinion it just wasn’t for me. I didn’t enjoy it, nor did the film immerse me into the world of Robin Hood. The film was around 2h 30 mins long. I don’t mind long films but when you’re rather bored then time sort of drags. I was very aware that Russell Crowe was basically playing his Maximus role in this film, although not quite as cool. The Sheriff of Nottingham was reduced to a bumbling fool in this film – how I longed for Alan Rickman to make an appearance!  The ever watchable Mark Strong who plays the main villian was probably the best thing. The ever dependable Cate Blanchett as reliable as ever. The movie looks great under the direction of Ridley Scott, however the story line was just boring. Discovering the origins of Robin Hood could have been such an exciting experience, however it was reduced to cheesy jokes and cringing “rousing” speeches that seem to turn a whole country around in 40 seconds. It was at the end of the movie, that it starts getting exciting, however for me it was too little too late. To be honest I prefer the Kevin Costner version – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. But this is just my opinion, i’m sure others will disagree.

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe