Review: White House Down (2013)

White House Down

After briefly sidestepping into more artsy territory with the widely panned Anonymous, Roland Emmerich comes back full force with White House Down, an over-the-top explosion-fest that flopped spectacularly upon its release in America. It’s dumb and predictable, sure, but unlike Olympus Has Fallen, this year’s other White House-set Die Hard parody, White House Down embraces its ridiculousness – a feat that mostly works in its favour. Continue reading “Review: White House Down (2013)”

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Academy Awards 2012: Nominations

The nominations for the 84th Academy Awards were announced earlier today by Academy president Tom Sherak and Winter’s Bone actress, and previous Best Actress nominee, Jennifer Lawrence.

Leading the way is Hugo with eleven nominations, closely followed by The Artist, which nabbed an equally impressive ten.

As well as the aforementioned two, Moneyball, Midnight In Paris, The Help, Continue reading “Academy Awards 2012: Nominations”

London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners

Actors, actresses, critics and industry types gathered at the BFI Southbank, London earlier this evening to reveal the 32nd annual London Critics’ Circle Film Award winners.

Emerging on top were The Artist, which scooped three awards; A Separation, which won two prizes; and We Need To Talk About Kevin, which – deservedly so – won British Film Of Year .

Anna Paquin (!!!) tied with Meryl Streep for Actress Of The Year, while Olivia Continue reading “London Critics’ Circle Film Awards 2012: Winners”

Cinema Releases: October 28, 2011

The Ides Of March

Director: George Clooney

Starring: George Clooney, Ryan Gosling and Evan Rachel Wood Continue reading “Cinema Releases: October 28, 2011”