Review: Arthur Christmas (2011)

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From the studio responsible for Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit, Arthur Christmas is a festive delight through and through. Santa (Jim Broadbent) is coming to the end of his service, with his eldest son (Hugh Laurie) in line to take the reigns. But when a present fails to be delivered, it’s only Arthur (James McAvoy) who seems to care, taking it unto himself to ensure no child is left out. Continue reading “Review: Arthur Christmas (2011)”

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Review: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (2012)

Labelled a fool by the pirate consortium, Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) enters the world famous Pirate of the Year awards in a bid to prove to his crew and his rival captains – Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven), Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) and Peg Leg Hastings (Lenny Henry) – that there’s more to him than meets the eye. After a false start, the crew cross paths with scientist Charles Darwin (David Tennant) who makes a discovery that’s sure to cement the Pirate Captain’s win.

Made by the creative team responsible for Wallace & Gromit, Chicken Run and last year’s CGI holiday fare Arthur Christmas, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Continue reading “Review: The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (2012)”

BAFTA Film Awards 2012: Nominations

The nominations for the 2012 Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA’s) were revealed earlier this morning by Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger.

The Artist lead the way with a whopping twelve nominations, with Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy following closely behind with a still impressive ten.

Meanwhile, The Descendants, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Hugo and The Help all picked up several nominations in key categories, while Paddy Considine, Continue reading “BAFTA Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

Golden Globes 2012: Winners

At a glitzy awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, the winners of the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced, with The Descendants, The Artist and Martin Scorsese winning the night’s top prizes.

In terms of acting, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Jean Dujardin and Michelle Williams walked away winners for their performances in The Descendants, The Iron Lady, The Artist and My Week With Marilyn, respectively.

The full list of winners: Continue reading “Golden Globes 2012: Winners”

US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011

1. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $40M

2. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $23.5M

3. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $13M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 16 – 18, 2011”

US Box Office: December 9 – 11, 2011

1. New Year’s Eve – $13M

2. The Sitter – $9.9M

3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $7.8M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 9 – 11, 2011”

US Box Office: December 2 – 4, 2011

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $16.9M

2. The Muppets – $11.2M

3. Hugo – $7.6M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 2 – 4, 2011”

UK Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – £4.6M

2. Arthur Christmas – £2.5M

3. My Week With Marilyn – £749,000 Continue reading “UK Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011”

US Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011

1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 – $42M

2. The Muppets – $29.5M

3. Happy Feet Two – $13.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: November 25 – 27, 2011”

Cinema Releases: November 11, 2011

Arthur Christmas

Director: Sarah Smith

Starring: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent and Bill Nighy Continue reading “Cinema Releases: November 11, 2011”