Posts Tagged ‘Oscars’

The Academy Award contenders

The Academy Award contenders

More than any Awards Season in recent memory, this year has been unpredictable. Speculation has only been that, with surprise wins cropping up all over the place. So with the 86th Academy Awards being held this Sunday and it's still difficult to name who the front runners are. To educate you a little on some of the more notable nominations...

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Awards season: Win Showcase Cinemas tickets!

Awards season: Win Showcase Cinemas tickets!

It's the awards season! The Golden Globes, The SAG awards and BAFTAs have been and gone, and with the Academy Awards just around the corner we're celebrating by giving away free Showcase Cinemas tickets. You're welcome! The Academy Awards are all set to wrap up the hullabaloo on the 24 February. Sad I know, but what a season it's been. Ben...

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Searching for Sugar Man – Review

Searching for Sugar Man – Review

A search for sugar man may sound like something that's been typed into Google, but Searching for Sugar Man tells a fascinating story that begins in that shadowy world before the world wide web even existed. It is made even more remarkable for taking place in a country that was once surrounded by an invisible wall, and because the man in question...

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Sponsored Video: The Dictator Premières in London

Sponsored Video: The Dictator Premières in London

Sacha Baron Cohen courted controversy once again at the London première of his latest film, The Dictator. As the crowds outside London's Royal Festival Hall no doubt expected, Cohen was fully in character as Admiral General Aladeen, as he arrived for the word première of his upcoming film, The Dictator. Aladeen was rolled onto the red...

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Oscars venue renamed the Dolby Theatre in new deal

Oscars venue renamed the Dolby Theatre in new deal

The famous Hollywood theatre that hosts the prestigious Oscar awards ceremony has been renamed the Dolby Theatre in a new sponsorship deal. American audio company, Dolby, are now sponsoring the venue which Kodak were rumoured to have been paying $3.6m annually for naming rights. Formally known as the Kodak Theatre, the huge...

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In Darkness – Review

In Darkness – Review

Much of In Darkness takes place in the dank, foul-smelling, and lightless sewer tunnels. Even when the action moves above ground, it is still overshadowed by an absence of light of the moral kind. Despite the serious subject matter, the film still stands a good chance of winning the Oscar for the Best Film in a Foreign Language because it is...

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Silent film rentals rocket by 40 per cent

Silent film rentals rocket by 40 per cent

Rentals of classic black-and-white silent films from LOVEFiLM have almost doubled since the success of the Oscar winning movie, The Artist. According to the film rental company, some silent titles have tripled in popularity following the Oscar ceremony this week, where The Artist took home five awards. The online and postal film rental...

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Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Jonah Hill and James Franco to tell True Story

Continuing his move away from comedy, Jonah Hill will star alongside James Franco in True Story.  True Story is far removed from the likes of Superbad and Get Him to the Greek, two of the films that originally made Jonah Hill famous. However, recently Mr. Hill has made a move into a more serious work. What changed things? Without a...

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The Oscars 2012 – the results

The Oscars 2012 – the results

It's that time of year again. Expensive dresses, gleaming smiles, and Sacha Baron Cohen spilling ashes all over Ryan Seacrest. No, really. It was a fairly predictable year at the Oscars, but then again, it rarely isn't. There are however a few nice surprises in the list below, so it's worth checking out the entire thing rather than the...

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Adam Sandler and Twilight win big at the Razzies

Adam Sandler and Twilight win big at the Razzies

The nominations have been announced for the annual Golden Raspberry Awards, with actor Adam Sandler receiving a record-breaking 11 nominations. Although the majority of the film world spent last night celebrating the very best of cinematic talent and achievements, it was also a time for the Golden Raspberry Awards (or ’Razzies’) to...

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The Oscars 2012: What to Spot!

The Oscars 2012: What to Spot!

The Oscar winners might be yet to be revealed, but there are one or two certainties which we can rely on seeing at this year's ceremony on Sunday. With the Academy Awards now in its 84th year, there are a few characters which crop up time and time again - how many of this lot will we be seeing this...

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Sacha Baron Cohen to attend Oscars as The Dictator?

Sacha Baron Cohen to attend Oscars as The Dictator?

Rumours are spreading that actor Sacha Baron Cohen plans to attend this year's Academy Awards as his latest comedy character from the film The Dictator - despite being warned not to by event organisers. Cohen is no stranger to causing controversy by attending high-profile events in-character, but the Academy Awards could present him...

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Special Oscar performance by Cirque du Soleil

Special Oscar performance by Cirque du Soleil

Contortionists, aerialists and acrobatics are just some of the stunning acts we can expect to see during Cirque du Soleil's special Oscar ceremony performance. The international athletic cast are set to showcase a unique and exclusive performance at next week's Oscars; it will be the largest Cirque cast ever assembled for one single...

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Who’s top dog and who’s in the dog-house after the Golden Collar Awards?

Who’s top dog and who’s in the dog-house after the Golden Collar Awards?

It's a dog-eat-dog world out there (someone had to say it), especially for the pooches of Hollywood as they now have their own awards ceremony, and everyone's fighting to make it to the top. Okay so perhaps it's not all as intense as that, but after the Golden Collar Awards were held on Monday, there are definitely a few more doggies that...

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Margaret – Review

Margaret – Review

What is perhaps most remarkable about Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret is the fact that it has made it to cinemas at all. Made six years ago, the film finally limped into a single British picture house last week. Having tracked down one of Margaret's elusive cinema screenings, however, audiences may well be expecting to find something a...

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Sundance Film Festival 2012 Announces In-Competition Films

Sundance Film Festival 2012 Announces In-Competition Films

The line-up for this year's Sundance Film Festival has been announced! The much anticipated line-up for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival has finally been revealed. Amongst those being screening in competition is The Surrogate, a film about a man with an iron lung, who hires a 'sex surrogate' in order to lose his virginity, which stars...

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The new hosts for the 2012 Oscars has been decided

The new hosts for the 2012 Oscars has been decided

Billy Crystal and Brian Grazer are the new hosts of the 2012 Oscars ceremony, replacing Eddie Murphy and Brett Ratner. Billy Crystal has taken over from Eddie Murphy, who resigned from hosting the 2012 Academy Awards after his co-host for the night, Brett Ratner, was forced to step down. The Academy quickly replaced Ratner with actor...

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A Separation – Review

A Separation – Review

Iranian cinema is critically acclaimed across the world, and A Separation is the latest movie from that country to get lots of positive press. The film has already scooped up awards at film festivals (the Golden Bear at Berlin & Best Movie in Sydney) and is already being tipped for entry into the fray for the biggest of the lot: the Oscar for...

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Morgan Freeman given Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman given Life Achievement Award

Morgan Freeman has been awarded the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. A number of famous faces turned out last night to celebrate the award, which was being presented to the Oscar-winning actor at an event in Los Angeles. It was first announced last October that Freeman would be given the award, and last night's celebration...

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We’re the Brits in America!

We’re the Brits in America!

This Friday sees the release of Arthur, starring Russell Brand and Helen Mirren. An English playboy living in America, Arthur stands to receive a $950 million inheritance - as long as he marries heiress Susan Johnson, played by Jennifer Garner. Unfortunately, he's fallen for the charms of a tour guide, played by Greta Gerwig - forcing him...

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Quentin Tarantino’s next film to be a Western

Quentin Tarantino’s next film to be a Western

Quentin Tarantino has hinted that the next film which he directs will be a spaghetti Western. It is, perhaps, an unusual format for this non-conventional director, but it seems that Tarantino is still gravitating towards making a Western as his next film. The Pulp Fiction director has hinted that he would like to do something within...

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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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Trailer for Arthur starring Russell Brand

Trailer for Arthur starring Russell Brand

The trailer for the remake of Arthur, starring Russell Brand, has finally been released! There has certainly been much anticipation surrounding the latest film from Mr. Brand, who last year reprised his Forgetting Sarah Marshall character, Aldous Snow, in Get Him to the Greek. Arthur sees him play a role which might not be vastly...

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Quiz: Who won the Oscar nom?

Quiz: Who won the Oscar nom?

Get your acceptance speech at the ready... This week the nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards were announced, so we thought we'd take a look at past nominees and test your knowledge of the winners. Break a leg! [QUIZZIN...

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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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Oscars VFX semifinalists announced

Oscars VFX semifinalists announced

If you're a big fan of explosions, aliens, monsters and CGI tidbits in the wonderful world of cinema, 15 films are now aiming to grab the final spots for the VFX Oscar. Recently, we've had a bit of a rush in terms of visual effects. The advent of 3D films has seen all-CGI films like Avatar and Toy Story 3 rocket into the stratosphere, and...

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Frankie and Alice trailer starring Halle Berry

Frankie and Alice trailer starring Halle Berry

The trailer for Halle Berry's latest film, Frankie and Alice, has (finally) been revealed - just in time for the Oscars, perhaps? The film is partially based on a true story, and sees Berry take on the role of Frankie Murdoch, a woman with multiple personality disorder who struggles to control her erratic and racist...

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Banksy documentary in Oscar longlist

Banksy documentary in Oscar longlist

We've got some Oscar news for you. Yes it seems a bit early, but some of the long lists have come out and you will not believe who's made the documentary list. None other than our very own super-stealth artist Bansky. His documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop has made it to the voting process for the 83rd Academy Awards. Fifteen films...

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Sandra Bullock Has Only Gone and Blind-sided Us!

This is quite a surprise, let me tell you! Sandra Bullock has adopted a baby! And she's getting a divorce, thank god. So poor Sandra really has had a roller coaster ride in the past two months. First she wins an Oscar for her role in 'The Blind Side', then within days it is announced that her husband has had a string of affairs and...

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