Hellboy Is a Boring Box Office Bomb—Which Is a Shame

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Deadline has reported that Neil Marshall’s Hellboy made only $12M in its opening weekend, making it the lowest Hellboy opening of the three released movies, and off 64% from the series’ previous opening high, Hellboy II’s $34.5M, from the summer of 2008. I took the time over the weekend to check out the movie for myself, because despite the negative reviews, I wanted to give the movie a fair shake.

Sadly, the movie is dull and poorly paced, with clunky dialogue, and it features some of the worst British accents I’ve ever seen in my natural life. It’s a damn shame for a franchise with such rich characters and a previous incarnation that felt original and fun. The only thing it does is take huge advantage of the hard R rating to show a lot of gore and Eldritch Abomination killing people, but this just feels like brief breaks in the tediousness. Some of the CGI doesn’t seem finished with makes it all seem even less interesting.

As Charles Pulliam-Moore from i09 put it, “the film’s much more focused on beating you over the head with a selection of greatest hits moments from the Hellboy comics, hoping that you’ll get so swept up in the blood and gore that you mistakenly think you’re having a good time.”

That this tactic fails is frustrating because the source material is great and David Harbour delivers a great take on the character. It really comes down to the writing not being up to par. It also sucks that Nimue, The Blood Witch (played with campy excellence by Milla Jovovich) doesn’t get to be as intimidating as the character should be and is rather just an evil seductress who wants to turn Hellboy into a force of evil. She is framed as someone who is standing up for monsters but is reduced to just being thirsty for Hellboy. Which, relatable, but this does not a character make. We get so few great on-screen female comic book villains that it always sucks extra hard when we do get one and they are reduced to being sexy plot devices rather than actual people.

One aspect that was interesting was the role of Ben Daimio, played by Daniel Dae Kim. As some of you may recall there was a big issue of white actor, Ed Skrein, being cast as Daimio despite the character being Japanese in the comics. Skerin walked away from the role (and his IMDB should be thankful for it tbh) and Kim ended up getting it.

The producers said initially that the reason they gave the role to Skrein was that: “…You know, the story takes place in the U.K. so we were creating Daimio as giving him an English background and we lost track of who he was in the comic books and we made a mistake.” Yeah, because Daimio in the comics is not English either so him being English is odd anyway, but the role that Daimio has is so small that the idea that they gave him an English background because of the location is just kind of comical.

For those who did see the film this weekend what did you think? At least Lobster Johnson was great.

(via i09, image: Lionsgate)

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TOWIE star Chloe Sims STUNS in tiny black shorts on wild night out amid shock Dan Edgar cheating claims

It wouldn’t be TOWIE without this sort of drama…

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The Only Way Is Essex star Chloe Sims looked amazing as she enjoyed a girly dinner date alongside her sister last night, amid rumours her most recent flame Dan Edgar cheated on her.

Essex ladies man Dan Edgar, 28, allegedly got with other women behind 36-year-old Chloe’s back while the pair were giving romance a go.

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Chloe was reportedly furious when Love Island star Olivia Attwood joined TOWIE filming, telling her Dan had been with another woman behind her back.

A source told The Sun: ‘Chloe is absolutely mortified – she feels as though everyone wants to tell her “I told you so”.’

‘She was warned not to go near Dan but her feelings for him were too strong to ignore.

‘Olivia filmed scenes for the show last Thursday and told Chloe Dan had got with another girl on the weekend.’

Despite the drama, Chloe stepped out with her younger sister Demi last night to enjoy a girly date night of dinner and cocktails.

Taking to Instagram to document the evening, the Essex sisters can be seen enjoying a feast of Japanese food and passion fruit martinis.

Sharing a video captioned with ‘Pretending she uses chopsticks all the time,’ as Demi tucks into a dish, Chloe can be heard laughing: ‘You’re not even good at chopsticks!’

Later in the evening, the ladies shared some more amusing video evidence of their girly time, posing for the camera and singing along to a series of songs.

Demi even shared a snippet as Chloe began twerking on the edge of her bed, pouting and leaving her sis in hysterics.

In the midst of her heartbreak, fans were sure to leave messages of moral support on her most recent Instagram snap.

One sympathetic fan wrote: ‘You are a beautiful woman Chloe, and you have a beautiful soul, you are strong you are powerful and you have raised a beautiful daughter, there is nothing wrong with you, may you find the love that you so desire and may he be the man that you so need him to be, by your side xx.’

CelebsNow have reached out to Dan and Chloe’s reps for comment.

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Louise Redknapp reveals what she REALLY thinks of ex Jamie’s dating life as she opens up on split: ‘It’s kinda weird’

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Louise Redknapp has now commented on ex-husband Jamie Redknapp’s fondness off women who look like her in a telling new interview.

The Strictly Come Dancing star split with Jamie back in 2017, and he has since been linked to a string of potential new suitors who have similar features to his former wife.

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Most recently, the football star was seen leaving London club Annabel’s with British model Lizzie Bowden, who – like Louise – has golden, shoulder length hair.

But despite well and truly moving on from her ex beau, now 44-year-old Louise has admitted it’s ‘weird’ how he has a certain type.

‘It is kinda weird! And then I start looking at them thinking, “Do they look like me?” But he’s got his taste,’ Louise told the Guardian.

While on the topic of 45-year-old Jamie’s love life, the former Eternal singer also revealed it’s been hard for their sons Charley, 14, and Beau, 10, to see their dad with other women.

Louise confessed she often has to tell them: ‘Dad’s a single man and he’s doing nothing wrong.’

During the telling interview, talk soon turned to the star’s own dating experiences since her divorce.

Admitting she hasn’t exactly put herself out there, Louise said: ‘It’s really hard for women. I’m beginning to think I’m never going to meet anyone… I’ve not been out for a meal, just me and a guy in a restaurant, in two years.

‘That makes me sound really sad, doesn’t it?’

This comes after Louise – who is currently starring in West End show 9 to 5 – confessed she’ll always love her ex, but has learnt to be independent.

Talking to the Metro, she said: ‘There’ll never be a day that I don’t feel sad about it because he was my husband for 20 years and the love I had for him will never leave me.

‘But, I’ve had to pick myself up and find a better place and I’m definitely loving working again.’

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Peter Andre’s wife Emily gushes over their marriage amid latest Katie Price parenting drama

Emily has praised her husband

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Peter Andre’s wife Emily has revealed rare details about their family life with their kids in a candid new chat.

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The couple usually like to keep their private life to themselves, but now the 29-year-old has opened up about how she’s been spending time with four-year-old Amelia and Theo, two.

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‘It’s been a busy time with the kids being off school for Easter,’ she said.

‘I’ve done lots of baking with them and we’ve made chocolate cupcakes, bread and soup – I’ve felt like a domestic goddess!’

Emily – who married Pete in 2015 – also went on to gush over her husband following a sweet message he put on social media last week.

Popstar Pete shared an adorable tribute to his other half while thanking her for looking after the kids while he travelled to America on a work trip.

He penned: ‘For the first time in 45 years things are looking incredible for me here in America and I’m so grateful.

‘Through it all, you Emily are my rock and I love you. I’m putting it on here so everyone knows what a legend you are. Behind every man……..’

Responding to the cute caption, Emily wrote in her OK! magazine column: ‘It’s very sweet and I appreciate being appreciated. It’s very nice because I do think sometimes mums get forgotten when they’re at home with the kids.’

She added: ‘As I’ve always said, sometimes it’s harder being at home than being at work! I’m very lucky to be able to do a bit of both.’

This comes after Pete’s ex Katie Price hit the headlines again over the weekend when she jetted to Ibiza with boyfriend Kris Boyson while leaving eldest son Harvey behind.

After she was criticised for not taking the 16-year-old with them, 40-year-old Katie sassily hit back that his passport had expired, sharing a picture on her Instagram Stories.

She slammed: ‘The real reason Harvey wasn’t with me on holiday with my mum was because his passport had expired.

‘Please stop listening to stupid ‘sources’ and he was not left with Lauren. So can the papers please stop writing this cr**.’

Before adding: ‘Thank you.’

However, despite trying to silence her haters, some eagle-eyed followers have since pointed out Harvey’s passport actually appeared to expire in July 2018.

As well as this, the corners seem to have been cut off, which would only happen when a new, valid passport is sent out.

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Cheryl admits Liam Payne was absent from four months of baby Bear’s life as she reveals rare family details

Single mum Cheryl learned the ropes on her own

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Cheryl has revealed that Liam Payne was absent for the first four months of their son Bear’s life, but has insisted he is a ‘great dad’.

When opening up about single motherhood, 35-year-old Cheryl explained that her now ex boyfriend Liam, 25, was away travelling the world so much around the time two-year-old Bear was born, that she got used to taking it on alone.

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She said: ‘Liam was away working in the first four months, so I got totally used to doing everything.

‘If I needed more help I’d be on the phone to the grandparents – his parents and my mum – and they’d come down.’

Despite his absent stint, Cheryl reassured that the former One Direction star is amazing with Bear.

Speaking to Stella Magazine, the songstress said: ‘Liam is a great dad.

‘He’s much softer than me. But it is what it is, and I’m OK about it. When you have a baby, you are not consumed with just thinking about yourself.’

Liam and Cheryl parted ways last year, 16 months after Bear’s birth, having been together for two and a half years.

Dishing the deets when asked why she ended the relationship, the former Girls Aloud member replied: ‘Who says it was me?’

Then when asked if the pair had ‘consciously uncoupled’ she added: ‘If that means there’s no screaming and shouting, and you both still manage to get on because you have a baby, then yes.’

The Love Made Me Do It singer even went on to confess she would like to have more babies, confessing she doesn’t feel the need to fall in love again to do so.

She said: ‘You don’t necessarily need to be in a relationship. I’ve got a friend who has had two children using donors. Not everything has to be conventional.

Cheryl even revealed she wouldn’t rule out the option of using a sperm donor, continuing: ‘You can spend ages looking for the right man, waiting for the perfect time to get pregnant, then the right man might turn out to be the wrong man.

‘There are definitely other routes I would consider.’

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Katie Price sparks fierce parenting row after fans notice THIS about latest holiday with Kris Boyson

KP has hit the headlines again…

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Katie Price has caused controversy once again this week as she went on holiday with boyfriend Kris Boyson and mum Amy – but left son Harvey at home.

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The former glamour model has been enjoying a spot of sun with her family, but was criticised by some fans for not taking her 16-year-old with her.

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And in classic Pricey style, 40-year-old Katie sassily hit back that his passport had expired, sharing a picture on her Instagram Stories.

She slammed: ‘The real reason Harvey wasn’t with me on holiday with my mum was because his passport had expired.

‘Please stop listening to stupid ‘sources’ and he was not left with Lauren. So can the papers please stop writing this cr**.’

Before sassily adding: ‘Thank you.’

However, despite trying to silence her haters, some eagle-eyed followers have since pointed out Harvey’s passport actually appeared to expire in July 2018.

As well as this, the corners seem to have been cut off, which would only happen when a new, valid passport is sent out.

Obviously, it didn’t take long for fans to state their opinions on social media, although many were quick to defend her.

‘She’s an amazing mom to all her kids specially Harvey she’s done amazing and still is x,’ one hit back on Instagram.

Another slammed: ‘Don’t care what ppls think of her, she’s a amazing mom must be hard.’

This comes after snaps emerged of Katie soaking up the sun in Ibiza with 30-year-old toyboy Kris.

Posing up a storm by the sea, the former Loose Women star can be seen in a blue bikini featuring cut-out eyelets across the chest.

While Harvey reportedly stayed at home with a neighbour, Katie’s children Junior, 13, and Princess, 11, are currently with their dad Peter Andre.

The star’s youngest kids Jett, five, and Bunny, four, are also enjoying their own break with dad Kieran Hayler, and his girlfriend Michelle Pentecost in Majorca.

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You won’t BELIEVE how much Britain’s Got Talent stars Ant and Dec earn to voice new M&S campaign

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Britain’s Got Talent stars Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are reportedly earning over £7000 a SECOND for a new M&S advert.

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The telly favourites have become the voices of the supermarket’s self service tills as part of a campaign deal with BGT.

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And now it’s been alleged that they earnt £100,000 for the recordings, which hears them ask customers to scan their Sparks loyalty card before taking their items.

But with the clips lasting just 14 seconds, their voices definitely don’t come cheap – working out as £7,142 a second. Blimey!

A source revealed: ‘It’s a win-win for everyone involved.

’It’s been a great marketing coup for M&S as they kept the celeb voices a secret until launch day so the impact has been great – and really got shoppers talking.

‘And obviously there’s no such things as a free lunch – even from Marks and Spencer – so Ant, Dec, Alesha and Amanda all get paid as part of their BGT package.’

Speaking to The Sun, they added: ‘It only took them a day to record the voice-overs in a London studio, so really this isn’t any old payday – it’s an M&S payday.’

This comes after shoppers were shocked to hear that Ant and Dec had replaced the normal automated voice of the self-scan checkout in M&S.

Taking to Twitter, one wrote: ‘Anyone else get the fright of their life this morning with the surprise of Ant and Dec cheery voices blasting out of M&S self-check out machines!? Argh!’

While a second added: ‘Slightly unnerving situation in @marksandspencer today! I was using the self service till and @antanddec started telling me to swipe my Sparks card and questioning if I was using my own bag!!!! What on earth is that about or have I finally gone nuts!’

The sponsorship is the first time M&S has ever teamed with a TV show.

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Stacey Dooley breaks silence with scathing message after ‘romance’ with Kevin Clifton goes public

‘There are two sides to every story’

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Stacey Dooley has hit back at rumours she is dating Strictly Come Dancing co-star Kevin Clifton, after ex-boyfriend Sam Tucknott’s explosive interview branding Kevin a ‘snake’ and a ‘rat’.

Taking to Twitter today, the 32-year-old TV journalist defiantly wrote: ‘Anyone with any adult life experience knows there are 2 sides to every story.

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‘I haven’t got the time or energy to correct some of the utter nonsense I’ve read on here.’

Going on to show her respect to her ex-boyfriend, who she split from last month, Stacey added: ‘Re Sam, I loved him v much and only wish him happiness and success going forward.’

This comes after Sam, who began dating Stacey in 2014, spoke out in a scathing interview, claiming the investigative reporter ended the relationship when she fell for dance partner Kevin, 36.

Speaking to The Sun, the personal trainer, 30, alleged: ‘The blame is with Kevin. He’s an absolute rat.’

Explaining that after agreeing to break up, he was clearing his belongings from the couple’s shared Brighton flat, when he saw a text from Kevin on Stacey’s phone.

He said: ‘Her phone went and it was Kevin Clifton — ‘I love you’ with a red love heart. I grabbed the phone and confronted her. She said she’d tell me everything I needed to know.’

Sam went on to reveal that he later received a message from Stacey in which she confessed she’d fallen for Kevin.

Despite the admission, she insisted things hadn’t started up with the dance pro until her relationship with Sam was over.

‘I did fall for him but when we were done,’ Sam claims the documentary star wrote. He replied: ‘I don’t hate you Stacey. I hate what you’ve done.’

According to The Mail on Sunday, Sam went on to admit he has ‘no respect’ for Kevin, adding: ‘He’s an absolute complete f***ing rat with no b******s or decency to hear me out. The fact he won’t have a man-to-man conversation with me says everything about the guy.’

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Holly Willoughby delights fans with rare photo of daughter Belle as she gives glimpse of adorable family holiday

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Despite usually choosing to keep her family life private, Holly Willoughby has shared an adorable new photo of her daughter.

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The This Morning presenter is currently enjoying her Easter break from work with her husband Dan Baldwin and their kids.

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And over the weekend, 38-year-old Holly took to Instagram with a sweet snap of Belle on her eighth birthday looking at a rainbow on a beautiful beach.

In the photo, the little one can be seen facing away from the camera while wearing a white sundress with her caramel hair blowing in the wind.

Adding a heartfelt caption to the post, Holly – who also shares sons Harry, nine, and Chester, four, with Dan – wrote: ‘And then like that she was 8…. happy birthday beautiful Belle… keep following that rainbow… love you so so much xxx.’

Obviously, fans couldn’t wait to comment on the adorable photo, with one writing: ‘Beautiful picture great view.’

‘They grow up so fast, treasure their youth as much as possible,’ penned another, while a third added: ‘Such a beautiful picture 🌈

Spice Girls star Emma Bunton also added: ‘Happy birthday lovely little lady!,’ while Davina McCall echoed: ‘Happy birthday belle!!!!!!!’

I’m A Celebrity host Holly rarely shares photos of her brood on social media, usually posting glimpses of her incredible wardrobe or glitzy nights out with her celeb pals.

But over the last few months, the telly star has cut down her work in order to spend more time with her family.

Back in February, Holly reportedly quit her role with Diet Coke after promoting their products for two years.

A source told The Sun at the time: ‘Holly is one of the bubbliest personalities on TV, so she was a fitting choice to become the face of a fizzy drink.

‘But she’s got so much on her plate, what with This Morning, Dancing on Ice and all her other work commitments, that she felt she needed a break.’

They added: ‘They’ve parted amicably and she’s looking forward to spending more time with her family now she has one less commitment.’

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WATCH: Cardi B’s Hilariously Shady Response When Asked If She’d Ever Perform With Nicki Minaj

Don’t hold your breath for an epic Cardi B/Nicki Minaj performance or collab anytime soon. The two rivals will not be kissing and making up in the near future if Cardi B has her way.

The “Please Me” emcee was walking the red carpet on Friday (Apr. 12) when Variety’s Marc Malkin unexpectedly brought up Minaj.

“Is there ever a chance that you and Nicki would make up and perform together?” he asked.

Cadi’s response was a perfect combination of wit and shade.

Cardi clearly took head to the old adage: “If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.”

An awkward “Okurrr” was all Malkin could say after the rapper stood silent for several seconds and sarcastically laughed off the question.

Cardi and Minaj’s beef cumulated in a brawl during New York Fashion Week last September where Minaj hid in a corner protected by her entourage and Cardi threw a shoe in her direction.

“Cardi came in swearing and shouting,” a source told Us Weekly at the time. “Nicki just stood there and was cool. She did not flinch. Cardi was throwing punches, trying to get at Nicki and then threw her shoe at Nicki.”

Cardi was ultimately escorted out of the event by police and was seen with a bump on her forehead.

So yea, good try Marc Malkin, but I think it’s best Cardi and Minaj keep their distance for the time being.

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