Jan 14 2013

Broken City trailer sees Marky Mark up to his Wahlbergs in political intrigue

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After a few rough years and a couple of roles involving dodgy accents and weak singing, Russell Crowe could be planning a return to the land of the respectable with a part in this political thriller co-starring Mark Wahlberg. In Broken City, Crowe plays the Mayor of New York City, who hires a disgraced ex-cop (Wahlberg) to do a bit of light spying on his sexy wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones). But as you might expect, Wahlberg soon finds himself  witness to a conspiracy of murder, sex and corruption. Or simply put: a sexy, corrupt murder conspiracy.

Crowe’s voice-over at the beginning of the trailer suggests that Big Russ might be having more accent troubles, but glimpses of a scene in the Mayor’s office hints at a garrulous character who’s not all he’s made out to be. This is not the kind of film that normally elicits awards nominations, but this could be the role that restores Crowe’s status as a reliable character actor.

Wahlberg, meanwhile, is expected to deliver one of his reliable ‘confused guy who’s way out of his depth‘ performances (see The Happening or Planet of the Apes).

Broken City is set for a UK cinematic release on March 1st


Jan 14 2013

Golden Globes Winners: Ben Affleck doesn’t need your stupid Oscars

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Only days after he was snubbed by fellow directors at the Academy Award nominations, Ben Affleck discovered that he no longer craves the respect of those cliquey gossip-mongers at the Academy. After all, who needs an Oscar when you have an awesome group of best friends like the Hollywood Foreign Press Association? And indeed, last night, the HFPA awarded Argo with two of their biggest prizes at the 2013 Golden Globe awards (Best Picture, Drama and Best Director) thus cementing their status as Affleck’s new #1 Bro — replacing Matt Damon who now takes, like, a whole three days to reply to his emails.

As many Hollywood insiders will concede, the Golden Globes aren’t so much awards of any inherent value as much as they are indicators for how the Academy will vote once Oscar season rolls around next month. And judging by how the prizes went last night, the race for Best Picture has no clear front runner: while Lincoln is the odds-on favourite, it won’t be a cakewalk to the podium. Awards pundits had considered Argo to be out of the running after Affleck’s snub in the Best Director category, but it’s very much a contender now alongside Silver Linings Playbook and Les Misérables, which won Best Picture, Musical or Comedy: Tom Hooper’s epic musical provided wins for both Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman while SLP’s Jennifer Lawrence won Best Actress in a Comedy, beating out a bunch of old ladies (Judi Dench, Maggie Smith & Meryl Streep).

British winners on the night included Adele (for her theme to Skyfall) and Lincoln‘s Daniel Day Lewis, who is pretty much a shoe-in for every acting award this year. In the television categories, Damian Lewis and Maggie Smith won Globes for their performances this year in Homeland and Downton Abbey respectively.

Here are the winners in the motion picture categories of the 2013 Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Argo

Other Nominees:

Django Unchained

Life of Pi

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Moonrise Kingdom

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Silver Linings Playbook

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Daniel Day-Lewis for Lincoln

Other Nominees:

Richard Gere for Arbitrage

John Hawkes for The Sessions

Joaquin Phoenix for The Master

Denzel Washington for Flight

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER

Jessica Chastain for Zero Dark Thirty

Other Nominees:

Marion Cotillard for Rust and Bone

Helen Mirren for Hitchcock

Naomi Watts for The Impossible

Rachel Weisz for The Deep Blue Sea

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Hugh Jackman for Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

Jack Black for Bernie

Bradley Cooper for Silver Linings Playbook

Ewan McGregor for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Bill Murray for Hyde Park on Hudson

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER

Jennifer Lawrence for Silver Linings Playbook

Other Nominees:

Emily Blunt for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Judi Dench for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Maggie Smith for Quartet

Meryl Streep for Hope Springs

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Christoph Waltz for Django Unchained

Other Nominees:

Alan Arkin for Argo

Leonardo DiCaprio for Django Unchained

Philip Seymour Hoffman for The Master

Tommy Lee Jones for Lincoln

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

WINNER

Anne Hathaway for Les Misérables

Other Nominees:

Amy Adams for The Master

Sally Field for Lincoln

Helen Hunt for The Sessions

Nicole Kidman for The Paperboy

 

Best Director – Motion Picture

WINNER

Ben Affleck for Argo

Other Nominees:

Kathryn Bigelow for Zero Dark Thirty

Ang Lee for Life of Pi

Steven Spielberg for Lincoln

Quentin Tarantino for Django Unchained

 

Best Screenplay

WINNER

Django Unchained: Quentin Tarantino

Other Nominees:

Argo: Chris Terrio

Lincoln: Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook: David O. Russell

Zero Dark Thirty: Mark Boal

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

WINNER

Skyfall: Adele, Paul Epworth(“Skyfall”)

Other Nominees:

Act of Valour: Monty Powell, Keith Urban(“For You”)

The Hunger Games: Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams, T-Bone Burnett(“Safe and Sound”)

Les Misérables: Claude-Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Herbert Kretzmer(“Suddenly”)

Stand Up Guys: Jon Bon Jovi(“Not Running Anymore”)

 

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

WINNER

Life of Pi: Mychael Danna

Other Nominees:

Anna Karenina: Dario Marianelli

Argo: Alexandre Desplat

Cloud Atlas: Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek, Tom Tykwer

Lincoln: John Williams

 

Best Animated Film

WINNER

Brave

Other Nominees:

Frankenweenie

Hotel Transylvania

Rise of the Guardians

Wreck-It Ralph

 

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER

Amour

Other Nominees:

Untouchable

Kon-Tiki

A Royal Affair

Rust and Bone

 


Jan 14 2013

“Bootlegging with Bane and The Beef”: New Releases 14th Feb 2013

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LawlessAre there any two actors more in demand right now than Tom Hardy and Jessica Chastain? One played last year’s most iconic screen villain while the other one is heavily favoured to win an Oscar this year. This week they star in a prohibition-era gangster drama that sees Hardy and his brother Shia LaBeouf building their family business. The only catch is that their business is cooking up moonshine and running it across county borders. Guns, gangsters, beautiful women and fast cars make this movie a very attractive proposition indeed. Add to that an all-star cast that includes Mia Wasikowska, Guy Pierce AND Gary Oldman and you’ve got yourself one hell of an ensemble. PLUS: this might be the very first film to feature a Shia LaBeouf performance that’s actually any good!

HysteriaIf ever there was a lavish Victorian period piece you wouldn’t want to watch with your mother, here it is. After all, it’s about vibrators; in particular, one doctor’s development of the vibrator for treating the medical maladies of the fairer sex. Cut to: a montage of giggling Victorian women lining up around the clinic. Intercut with: shots of stuffy men in stovepipe hats muttering in disapproval.
While almost definitely a clinically and historically accurate movie, Hysteria is also a romantic comedy featuring two charming leads in Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy, insuring that this becomes the classiest movie ever made about Hitachi Magic Wands.

360There’s no shortage of talent at work in this twisty-turny international drama from City of God director Fernando Meirelles. Working from a script by Peter Morgan (The Queen, Frost/Nixon), he weaves a tapestry of dramatic vignettes that deal with themes of obsession, repression and infidelity. Jude Law and Rachel Weisz play a London couple whose perfect marriage may be on the rocks; Anthony Hopkins is an elderly British man heading to America for mysterious reasons; and the perennially under-exposed Ben Foster plays a convicted sex offender on parole. As you might expect, these characters and more will find their stories colliding before the film is over.

Now is GoodDiagnosed with a terminal illness, English teen Dakota Fanning uses her limited time to do the things she always wanted to do: things like indoor skydiving, ice-skating and making lie-down kisses with the boy from War Horse (Jeremy Irvine). The excellent Paddy Considine and Olivia Williams fill out the cast as her sympathetic parents, both lending credibility to what could easily have been a standard-issue weepie. And from what we’ve heard, this is a full-blown tearjerker. So be sure to stock up on your man-sized hankies before you hit play.

Shadow DancerIn the light of last week’s alleged UVF activity in Northern Ireland, the release of this shadowy thriller is unsettling in its timeliness. Andrea Riseborough plays a young Belfast woman who finds herself in a quandary when she’s coerced by a British Intelligence officer (Clive Owen) to conspire against her IRA-affiliated brothers (played by Domhnall Gleeson and The Wire’s Aiden Gillen). Riseborough has been nominated for the BAFTA’s Rising Star award and with good reason: her performance here marks her out as one of the country’s finest young actors.

Black EagleIn Black Eagle, a cocky and reckless aviator is transferred to a combat flying unit where his devil-may-care attitude begins to ruffle the feathers of the squadron’s by the rules top dog. But in the face of an incoming threat from a communist military force, they soon learn to appreciate and respect each other. So, yeah: it’s pretty much Korean Top Gun, even down to the protagonist’s motorcycle and hot ground crew girlfriend. Starring Rain –one of K-Pop’s biggest superstars– Black Eagle features some incredibly slick special effects and a number of high-octane action sequences. It may have subtitles, but it’s as big, bold, brash and silly as any Michael Bay blockbuster.

Cheerful Weather for the WeddingAn English comedic drama set in the early 20th century concerning the repressed desires of the wealthy upper classes, Cheerful Weather couldn’t seem any more like Downton Abbey if Lady Grantham herself turned up as a strong-willed matriarch. (Oh wait…) On the day of young Felicity Jones’ wedding, a strange drifter (Luke Treadaway) walks in and stirs up all sort of latent feelings: you know, the type of simmering emotions that only seem to exist in English romantic pieces. Period drama junkies: your train has arrived.

 


Jan 11 2013

Trailer: Jason Statham’s Parker is totally a Jason Statham movie

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Apart from maybe Tom Cruise, there is no more reliable movie star than Jason Statham. We’re not saying that he’s the best actor around, but you’d be hard-pressed  to find a film star who’s more reliable. Can you think of the last Jason Statham movie that was totally disappointing? Answer — Revolver. But  that was almost entirely Guy Ritchie’s fault: the exception that proves the rule. And judging this new trailer for his upcoming film Parker, he’s not about to let us down.

In this Miami-set film directed by journeyman director Taylor Hackford (Ray, The Devil’s Advocate), Stath is a high-stakes burglar with a strict moral code: “I don’t steal from people who can’t afford it. I don’t hurt people who don’t deserve it.” But when his gang double-crosses him and leaves him for dead, Statham’s out for only one thing — payback.

Co-starring Jennifer Lopez as the romantic lead (remember when she used to be too famous to take this kind of role?), Parker has all the hallmarks of a great Statham movie: loadsa guns, snappy one-liners and an ever-diminishing attempt at doing an American accent. There’s even a good chance he’ll take his shirt off at some point, revealing a well-0iled torso! See, there’s something for everyone in the family!

 Parker hits cinemas nationwide 8th March


Jan 11 2013

The Christopher Nolan hype machine delivers a 2nd Man of Steel trailer

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Just as we were about to catch our breath after a year long publicity campaign hyping up the last of Christopher Nolan‘s Batman films, THIS happens.

Although the director for this latest Superman reboot is actually Watchmen‘s Zak Snyder, the trailer for Man of Steel has a very different director’s fingerprints all over it. No, it’s not Nolan –although with a ‘story by’ and producer credit, we’re sure he has a lot of influence over the final product. But judging from the trailer above, this is Superman as directed by Terence Malick!

Don’t believe us? Just check out this trailer for Malick’s The New World. With it’s natural light cinematography, haunting score and shots of bodies underwater and pensive characters swaying in the wind, it would seem that Nolan and Snyder have some high artistic aspirations. While we might expect this approach to alienate most blockbuster audiences, it actually proves to be that much more intriguing.

Man of Steel is scheduled for a June cinematic release. Let the hype begin!

 

 


Jan 10 2013

Oscar nominations revealed: Lincoln leads the pack

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THURSDAY, 10 JAN 2013 – Today at 6am Pacific Time, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences revealed its nominations for this year’s Academy Awards. As suggested by the BAFTAs shortlist only a few days ago, Lincoln had the strongest showing, earning 12 nods including nominations for director Steven Spielberg and leading man Daniel Day-Lewis, who could be taking home his third Oscar. Closely nipping at their heels is director Ang Lee and his film adaptation of the bestselling novel Life of Pi, which is in contention for no fewer than 11 awards.

Surprises were also abound as David O Russell’s feel-good comedy Silver Linings Playbook swept the major categories, including an unexpected Best Actor nom for The Hangover‘s Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence’s first return to the competition since Winter’s Bone.

Lawrence, however, is going to be facing some tough competition in the Best Actress Category. Going up against her are Emmanuelle Riva, 85, and Beasts of the Southern Wild star Quvenzhane Wallis, 9, who today became the oldest and youngest nominees ever.  Riva’s Amour director Michael Haneke‘s also had a big day, with his masterful meditation on love in old age in the running for a number of major categories including Best Picture, Director and Original Screenplay.

The biggest snubs of the day came in the category of Best Director where Ben Affleck and Kathryn Bigelow both failed to secure a nomination for Argo and Zero Dark Thirty. (cue cries of outrage: “What did those movies direct themselves??, etc...”) As highlight by many online pundits, the nominees for Best Director are determined by votes placed by fellow directors, which begs the question: why do other directors not like them as much as the critical community? It unquestionably is a dark day for Affleck, whose quest for the respect of his peers has hit a big road block today. He will have to console himself with merely having a successful acting career, a super-hot wife and the distinction of being one of the most coveted directors in Hollywood.

Below are the highlights of today’s nominees:

Best Picture
Amour
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Django Unchained
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Actor
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress
Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva, Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis, Beasts of the Southern Wild
Naomi Watts, The Impossible

Best Supporting Actor
Alan Arkin, Argo
Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Jacki Weaver, Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director
Michael Haneke, Amour
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Benh Zeitlin, Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Original Screenplay
Amour, Michael Hanake
Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino
Flight, John Gatins
Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola
Zero Dark Thirty, Mark Boal

Best Adapted Screenplay
Argo, Chris Terrio
Beasts of the Southern Wild, Lucy Alibar and Benh Zeitlin,
Life of Pi, David Magee
Lincoln, Tony Kushner
Silver Linings Playbook, David O. Russell

Best Animated Feature:
Brave
Frankenweenie
ParaNorman
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Wreck-It Ralph

The winners will be announced on Sunday 24th February at a ceremony hosted by Family Guy’s Seth Macfarlane.


Jan 10 2013

Christopher Nolan in talks to direct sci-fi epic ‘Interstellar’

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Ending months of speculation at how he would find purpose in life after completing one of the most  successful movie trilogies in history, THR reports that Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan is in talk to produce and direct Interstellar, a science-fiction piece about “time travel and alternate dimensions, and sees a group of explorers travel through a wormhole.” For any other film maker this would seem like a very ambitious project; but for the director who made his name creating uniquely thoughtful blockbusters like The Prestige and Inception, this could prove to be a walk in the park.

Steven Spielberg had previously been attached as director but abandoned the project leaving behind a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan, who is the brother of -surprise, surprise- Christopher Nolan.

The younger Nolan based his script on ideas by a real-life theoretical physicist from CalTech, which would make Interstellar the first movie created by an elite scientist since Richard Feynman did those uncredited re-writes on Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

Source: THR


Jan 09 2013

Review: Les Misérables

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Ever since they cracked the technology that allowed moving pictures to have sound, movie musicals have proven to be an incredibly popular and indelible part of our cultural landscape. From Singin’ in the Rain and The Wizard of Oz to West Side Story and Cabaret, some of the most beloved films of all time have been of the all-singing, all-dancing variety. Who doesn’t know what happens when you’re a Jet? Or can recite a number of Julie Andrews’ favourite things? The movie musical may be very much past its heyday but they can still have the power to strike a chord with audiences and critics alike: as recent as 2003, Rob Marshall’s film version of Chicago took home the Oscar for best film.

But in the past ten years or so, traditional film musicals have become deeply uncool. There seems to a great trend for demanding ‘realism’ in mainstream films that even Batman has to be ‘realistic’ these days. And he’s a man who dresses like a bat! If comic book movies aren’t allowed to break the rules of reality, then there’s little place left for characters who stop in the streets and sing about their aspirations. Things like Glee and Pitch Perfect have found a loophole of sorts, giving the characters a real-life pretense under which they might be singing. So, if anything: this would seem like the wrong cinematic climate in which to release Les Misérables.

It might be adapted from most successful stage show of all-time but the decision to keep Les Miz as a sung-through musical is a pretty bold move. By ‘sung-through’ we mean that the characters don’t break into song in so much as they never break out of song. And honestly, for the first 10 minutes the effect is quite jarring, like watching someone try to make up a song on the spot. But once the story settles it, we found ourselves adjusting to the operatic style of dialogue.

In the opening scene, we are introduced to convict Jean Valjean, (Hugh Jackman) who was sentenced to 19 years of hard labour for stealing a loaf of bread. His unrelenting Prison guard Javert (Russell Crowe) is on hand at his parole to give him an extra dose of ball-busting.

The film’s strengths and weaknesses can be detected in this very scene. Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) shoots with both loose and fluid camera movements that –combined with the enormous dry dock setting– shows that he’s looking to craft an epic. The picture looks absolutely beautiful, of course. There has never been a more stunningly-rendered version of post-revolutionary France.  Unfortunately, there’s something not quite right with the way the movie sounds.

Much has also been made over Hooper’s decision to film the actors’ vocal performances on set: while most movie musicals see the actors miming along to pre-recorded playback tracks, Jackman and co performed their numbers live, allowing them a lot more freedom to change their vocal phrasing on the spot.

This process quickly proves to be a double-edged sword. It allows for moments of incredible emotion such as when the tragic factory worker-turned-prostitute Fantine (Anne Hathaway) sings ‘I Dreamed a Dream’ in a single gut-wrenching close-up, momentarily wiping away all memories of Susan Boyle. (Here’s an obvious prediction: Hathaway will be nominated for an Oscar this week and that scene will be the clip they play at the ceremony.) But on other occasions, the actors’ ability to interpret the songs on a whim results in a handful of numbers that are quite flat. For example, every single one that Russell Crowe appears in. Although he’s a self-ascribed singer-songwriter, Crowe’s voice proves too thin and his timing is odd as he struggles to carry Javert’s key numbers. In addition, he delivers perhaps the hammiest performance of his career. In the clip above, he acts as though he’s doing Panto instead of starring in a BAFTA-nominated film.

The real problem is a thick vein of inconsistency that runs through the film: Hathaway bares herself in an powerfully cinematic performance; Jackman is straddling a line between stage and screen (and elicited unintentional laughs in our screening); while Crowe appears to be singing at a Royal Albert Hall that exists only in his mind. As a pair of villainous tavern owners, Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter are very funny indeed, but their scenes are incredibly broad and shouldn’t be anywhere near this movie.

There is no shortage of wonderful songs and supporting turns. In particular, I’d Do Anything runner-up Samantha Barks shines as Éponine and will undoubtedly become a household name before long. The sections of the film with Eddie Redmayne and Aaron Tveit as student revolutionaries are especially strong. But with its disparate tone and insistence on importing nearly every song from the stage version, Hooper’s picture feels every bit the 157 minute movie that it is. At somewhere near the 2 hour mark, you might find yourself wishing for an interval so you can eat a tiny pot of ice-cream and pay £7 for a glass of wine.

It’s at this point of a review where we might say that this is a movie that will only appeal to Les Miz devotees but with over 60 million tickets sold worldwide, they can probably do without any new fans. There is a lot of good stuff packed into this film, but it’s a case of the whole not matching up to the sum of its parts.


Jan 09 2013

BAFTA really like Lincoln; not so keen on The Hobbit

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Few eyebrows were raised this morning with BAFTA’s announcement of their nominations for their 2013 film awards. As suspected, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln leads the pack with ten nods including Best Film and Leading actor for Daniel Day-Lewis. (Pointedly, however, Spielberg himself has been snubbed as it’s director.) It faces stiff competition from the musical adaptation Les Misérables and Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, neither of which have been released in the UK yet!

On the flip side of the coin, Peter Jackson‘s blockbuster return to Middle Earth only managed to score two nominations in technical categories which, as we know, don’t matter. Could this be a genuine reaction to the film by apathetic voters or has the stuffy British film establishment decided to gang up on The Hobbit?

Looking further down the list, we’re perhaps most excited by the Documentary Features, which boast the most tightly contested field in ages: The Imposter, Marley, Searching for Sugar Man and West of Memphis were three of the year’s most talked about films — both non-fiction and fiction! It signals a real watershed year for theatrical docs and we couldn’t be more excited for it. We certainly wouldn’t want to lay a bet in this category.

Here are some of the BAFTA nomination highlights:

Best Film:Argo

Les Misérables

Lincoln

Zero Dark Thirty

 

Outstanding British Film:Anna Karenina

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Les Misérables

Seven Psychopaths

Skyfall

 

Director:Michael Haneke – Amour

Ben Affleck – Argo

Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained

Ang Lee – Life of Pi

Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

 

Leading Actor:Ben Affleck – Argo

Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook

Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln

Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables

Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

 

Leading Actress:Jessical Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty

Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone

Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Helen Mirren – Hitchcock

Emmanuelle Riva – Amour

 

Supporting Actor:Alan Arkin – Argo

Javier Bardem – Skyfall

Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master

Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

 

Supporting Actress:Amy Adams – The Master

Judi Dench – Skyfall

Sally Field – Lincoln

Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables

Helen Hunt – The Sessions

 

Documentary:The Imposter

Marley

McCullin

Searching for Sugar Man

West of Memphis

 

Original Screenplay:
Amour – Michael Haneke

Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino

The Master – Paul Thomas Anderson

Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson, Roman Coppola

Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

 

Adapted Screenplay:Argo - Chris Terrio

Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin

Life of Pi – David Magee

Lincoln – Tony Kushner

Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

 

Non-English Language Films:
Amour

Headhunters

The Hunt

Rust and Bone

Untouchable

 

Animated Film:
Brave

Frankenweenie

ParaNorman

 

 Winners will be announced on February 10th at the BAFTA ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry


Jan 08 2013

Omnipresent actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt cast in yet another film

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One of the busiest men in Hollywood, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred in no fewer than five studio features last year including Oscar contender Lincoln and blockbuster smash The Dark Knight Rises. On top of that, he also found some time to record delightful YouTube videos with Zooey Deschanel, host Saturday Night Live to great acclaim and run an online creative business that looks like a hippy commune for DJs.
In the first solid piece of news in quite some time, Gordon-Levitt today announced on twitter that he’ll be joining the cast of Robert Rodriguez’s sequel to Sin City.

 

Tentatively based on Frank Miller’s graphic novel A Dame to Kill For, the film is technically a prequel that will also see the return of a number of characters who were killed off in the original. It has been suggested that Gordon-Levitt will take a role originally offered to Johnny Depp, who is apparently now too old, busy, disinterested or crazy to act in things not directed by Tim Burton.