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Full list of BAFTA 2014 nominations announced

Full list of BAFTA 2014 nominations announced

The full list of nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 (BAFTA) were announced this morning. Gravity is leading the fray with 11 nominations, but is closely followed by 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle with ten nominations each. While it might appear that certain films are dominating this year, when you look through...

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Top 10 Best Casting Decisions Of All Time

Top 10 Best Casting Decisions Of All Time

Everyone has their favourite film that they re-watch periodically, soaking up its delicious drama, action or comedy. The reason for a film's rise is often that one particular character is portrayed so flawlessly, that they gain a seat in our minds as a real person. For this, we have to thank those who are in charge of casting a film, those who...

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Vital Bane scenes deleted

Vital Bane scenes deleted

If you couldn't get enough of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises then you'll be pleased to hear that deleted scenes could potentially be released onto the DVD.  It has been reported by GQ magazine that the superhero film, starring Tom Hardy and Christian Bale, had vital scenes cut from the final edit which explored Bane's...

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Dark Knight Rises is UK’s fastest-grossing movie

Dark Knight Rises is UK’s fastest-grossing movie

In just 10 days, Christopher Nolan's third Batman film has set a new record by taking in a staggering £30 million at the UK box office. This outstanding result has made The Dark Knight Rises the UK's fastest-grossing film of the year and it's predicted to surpass £643m ($1 billion) at the global box office. Deadline reported that the...

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Dark Knight Rises composer’s Aurora victim tribute

Dark Knight Rises composer’s Aurora victim tribute

The Oscar-winning composer of The Dark Knight Rises score, Hans Zimmer, has written an eight-minute musical piece to raise money for the victims of the Aurora shootings. He made the announcement on his Facebook page. The proceeds from the composition, created by the man who won a Grammy for his 2008 work on The Dark Knight, will go to...

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Howl’s Moving Castle – Blu-ray Review

Howl’s Moving Castle – Blu-ray Review

What makes a good animated movie? If you're looking for crazy ideas, happenings that would be impossible to film in live action, imagination and a whole lot of heart, then you can tick every box on your check-list with Howl’s Moving Castle. Directed by Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki, the film is one of the finest pieces of animated work...

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Hugh Jackman cast for vigilante thriller, Prisoners

Hugh Jackman cast for vigilante thriller, Prisoners

Hugh Jackman has been cast for the leading role in Denis Villeneuve's revenge thriller, Prisoners, which is set for a 2013 release.   The Wolverine actor is set to begin working on the thriller - which has been in development for almost 3 years - in early 2013, right after he finishes filming his latest outing as Marvel's lupine...

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62nd Berlin Film Festival: Overview

62nd Berlin Film Festival: Overview

The 62nd Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale) drew to a close last weekend, with a few unexpected winners receiving the most prestigious awards... This year's Golden Bear, the highest prize awarded for the best film at the festival, went to Italian docudrama, Caesar Must Die (Cesare Deve Morire). The film follows a production of...

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Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for Noah film?

Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson for Noah film?

Speculation has been growing recently about Darren Aronofsky's retelling of Noah's Ark, and who will be the current likely takers for roles in the Biblical story that's to be entitled Noah. Russell Crowe and Liam Neeson are mooted as highly likely, and they have previously starred together in The Next Three Days, a 2010 film about a...

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Christian Bale defends The Flowers of War

Christian Bale defends The Flowers of War

The latest trailer for The Flowers of War, staring Christian Bale, has been released. However, critics have been quick to dismiss the historical drama as anti-Japanese propaganda... The Flowers of War, directed by Zhang Yimou (the man behind Raise the Red Lantern and House of Flying Daggers), tackles the controversial events of the...

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The Dark Knight Rises – news on setting and prologue

The Dark Knight Rises – news on setting and prologue

Batfans will be excited to hear that Christopher Nolan has finally revealed some juicy news about the next Batman film. The Dark Knight Rises will be set eight years after The Dark Knight, which ended at a rather crucial time for our hero. In an effort to give the people of Gotham hope and keep the image of the White Knight alive, Batman...

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Josh Brolin starring in Oldboy remake

Josh Brolin starring in Oldboy remake

No, seriously, it really is going ahead. The Oldboy remake gains pace as talented A-lister Josh Brolin signs up to star as the protagonist. So, what's going on, exactly? Well, we spoke about a potential Oldboy remake a while back, as you may remember. Apparently, unlike many a remake project, it has not gone financially belly-up but has, not...

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Amy Adams is Lois Lane

Amy Adams is Lois Lane

The news we've all been waiting for has finally arrived - Amy Adams has been cast to play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's hotly anticipated Superman. Back in January we found out that Brit actor Henry Cavill won the coveted role of Clark Kent in the film that the The Dark Knight team, Christopher Nolan and screenwriter David S Goyer, are also...

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Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

Snubbed talents presumably miffed at last night’s Oscars?

If I was one of the many actors, directors and other film-industry talents who wasn't even considered for an Academy Award this year despite my film being all over the rest of the list, I'd be upset. But who are they? There's a lot of debate on the topic at present, so soon after the awards ceremony itself, even in The Guardian - in the Friday...

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Oscars – the awards that got ignored

Oscars – the awards that got ignored

The awards season finally came to a close last night at the 83rd Oscars. After weeks of speculation, there were no surprises, in fact if we hear The King's Speech mentioned one more time we'll scream. So, instead of boring you all with what you already know and who looked good on the red carpet (quickly though - yay! Natalie Portman), we thought...

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The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

The TFR 2011 Oscars Round-Table

This year's Oscars are, as always, hotly contested, so we find out what predictions our TFR staffers are making for this weekend's big reveal. Jon: Winter's Bone Possibly the least likely to win, but this movie has some special Ozark magic and myth. Besides if Mark Kermode reckons we should all go and see it, who are we to argue. El:...

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Henry Cavill cast as Superman

Henry Cavill cast as Superman

The relatively unknown Brit actor Henry Cavill has landed the coveted role of Superman in the latest film. The 27-year-old, who is best known for his role in the TV show The Tudors will be Clark Kent in Superman: Man of Steel, which is scheduled for 2012. The latest in the Warner Bros franchise will begin filming this summer and is to...

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Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

Firth and Portman take the gold at the SAG awards

The 2011 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards last night marked another step on the road to the Academy Awards - but shone their spotlight on the films we're used to seeing awards for by now - Black Swan, The King's Speech, et. al. For those of you who can't physically sit still until the 83rd Academy Awards get here (though here at TFR we're...

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Golden Globes 2011 winners

Golden Globes 2011 winners

One of the industry's  biggest award ceremonies - The Golden Globes - took place last night and Colin Firth and Natalie Portman went away with the top honours. Portman, who is both newly engaged and pregnant, was named best actress for her role in Black Swan. Firth received best actor for his portrayal of King George VI in The King's...

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Christian Bale to star in historical film, Nanjing Heroes

Christian Bale to star in historical film, Nanjing Heroes

Christian Bale has signed on to star in the upcoming historical film, Nanjing Heroes. The film comes courtesy of Zhang Yimou who, as the man behind House of Flying Daggers as well as the direction of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, is arguably China's most famous director. Nanjing Heroes, however, will step away from the more frequently...

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Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Golden Globe nominations: the full list

Awards season is nearly upon us and yesterday the 2011 Golden Globe nominations were announced. Actors Josh Duhamel, Katie Holmes and Blair Underwood had the job of announcing who was up for what. The King's Speech, which has already won awards at BIFA, left as a clear front runner, along with The Social Network and Black Swan. Rather...

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No joker in Nolan’s final Batman

No joker in Nolan’s final Batman

After mounting speculation, Batman director Christoher Nolan, has confirmed that there will not be a joker in the third instalment of the films. We can also officially now tell you that this will be Christian Bale's last time as the caped crusader, because The Dark Knight Rises will be the last in the Batman series. Director Nolan,...

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Tom Hardy cast in next Nolan Batman film

Tom Hardy cast in next Nolan Batman film

A new possible villain joins the Batman crew: Tom Hardy. Fellow hero, or Heath Ledger's follow-up villain? So far, so good: Christopher Nolan's Batman films have been adored by fans and critics alike, his dark, Frank Miller-inspired vision of Gotham and its inhabitants giving us Christian Bale's Batman and even more notably, Heath Ledger's...

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Top Ten Music Movies: The Best of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

Top Ten Music Movies: The Best of Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll

With the release of The Runaways biopic this Friday, we thought we'd take a quick look at some of the best music-inspired movies... 1. Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll Line-up? Andy Serkis stars as Ian Dury, alongside Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone, Noel Clarke and Mackenzie Crook Lyrical content? Serkis gives an uncanny portrayal of...

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The Fighter by name the fighter by nature?

It's easy to forget that the Cannes Film Festival isn't just an opportunity for stars (and Paris Hilton) to get dolled up. With rights available for countless flicks, the event is actually a bit more like a movie jumble sale - albeit a very exclusive one where fat cheque books are required... Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg's The Fighter is just...

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Terminator Salvation director McG confirms he won't be revisiting Charlie's Angels

Looks like working with Christian Bale on Terminator Salvation has gone to McG's head... The director has confirmed that he'll never make another Charlie's Angels movie again because he wants to concentrate sci-fi flicks..."I'm trying to grow and work in genres that I'm most comfortable working in. I got started in Charlie's Angels, and I wish...

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Christian Bale almost put-off working on Termination Salvation because of McG's lack of Christian name

Out of everyone, you'd think that Christian 'Bale-out' would know not to judge someone on a nickname. However, the actor has confessed that he was dubious about working with director McG in Terminator Salvation because he was suspicious of his odd one-word moniker. "There's a hurdle for starters, working with somebody called McG. And listen he's...

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Terminator Salvation

He might have said he'd be back, but Arnie is nowhere to be found in the fourth instalment of the Terminator franchise - and neither are any of the other cast. Unless you've been making like John Connor and hiding in a bunker for the last few years, you'll undoubtedly be aware that Christian Bale is the guy whose destiny it is to save humanity...

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Christian Bale speaks out about Dark Knight sequel

Did Christopher Nolan shoot himself in the foot by making The Dark Knight TOO good? Christian Bale thinks so. Total Film spoke to the Welsh-born actor about an expansion in the Batman franchise and learnt that it all hinges on plot; "Will we do a third movie? It's got to be the right story," Bale said. "You can't make something like 'The Dark...

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