2012 Jameson Empire Awards: Winners

The winners of the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards were announced this evening at a lavish ceremony held within London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

Now in their seventeenth year, the awards recognise the the excellence of professionals in the local and global film industry, and were voted for by readers of Britain’s biggest film magazine.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy emerged the night’s biggest winner, bagging a total of Continue reading “2012 Jameson Empire Awards: Winners”

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Jameson Empire Awards 2012: Nominations

The nominees for the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards were revealed earlier today on Empire’s official website.

The awards, now in their seventeenth year, aim to recognize excellence of professionals in the local and global film industry, and are voted for by readers of Britain’s biggest film magazine (vote here).

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Attack The Block, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy lead the way with four nominations apiece Continue reading “Jameson Empire Awards 2012: Nominations”

Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations

Shame, Tyrannosaur and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy lead the nominations for the 39th London Evening Standard British Film Awards.

Selected by a host of Britain’s leading film critics, the London Evening Standard British Film Awards recognise the skill and audacity of those involved with the British film industry.

The awards, hosted by Stephen Mangan, will take place on Monday, February 6 Continue reading “Evening Standard British Film Awards 2012: Nominations”

Worst Ten Films Of 2011

Looking down at my worst of 2011 list it seems I managed to avoid many of this year’s cinematic duds, but let me tell you that having to sit through the animation atrocity that was Mars Needs Moms, the ice cold Chalet Girl and Dream House, the horror-thriller no-one wanted to be associated with, was more than enough to see me through.

The films I’ve chosen – and believe me when I say it was a very easy process – are what I believe to represent the most reprobate films I saw Continue reading “Worst Ten Films Of 2011”

DVD Releases: September 12, 2011

Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Review)

Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz and Geoffrey Rush Continue reading “DVD Releases: September 12, 2011”

UK Box Office – July 15 – 17, 2011

1. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – £23.7M

2. Tranformers: Dark Of The Moon – £1.9M

3. Bridesmaids – £1.5M

4. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £779,000

5. The Guard – £368,000

6. The Tree of Life – £267,000

7. Zindagi Na Milege Dobara – £254,000

8. Bad Teacher – £203,000

9. The Hangover Part II – £101,000

10. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £59,000

UK Box Office: July 1 – 3, 2011

1. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon – £10.7M

2. Bridesmaids – £2.1M

3. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £728,000

4. Bad Teacher – £512,000

5. Larry Crowne – £346,000

6. The Hangover Part II – £301,000

7. Green Lantern – £279,000

8. X-Men: First Class – £215,000

9. Delhi Belly – £155,000

10. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £148,000

UK Box Office: June 24 – 26, 2011

1. Bridesmaids – £3.5M

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £1.5M

3. Green Lantern – £1.1M

4. Bad Teacher – £1M

5. The Hangover Part II – £801,000

6. X-Men: First Class – £710,000

7. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £523,000

8. Senna – £264,000

9. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules – £155,000

10. Double Dhamaal – £117,000

US Box Office: June 24 – 26, 2011

1. Cars 2 – $68M

2. Bad Teacher – $31M

3. Green Lantern – $18.4M

4. Super – $12.1M

5. Mr. Popper’s Penguins – $10.3M

6. X-Men: First Class – $6.6M

7. The Hangover Part II – $5.6M

8. Bridesmaids – $5.3M

9. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – $4.7M

10. Midnight In Paris – $4.4M

UK Box Office: June 17 – 19, 2011

1. Green Lantern – £2.5M

2. Kung Fu Panda 2 – £2.2M

3. Bad Teacher – £1.9M

4. The Hangover Part II – £1.5M

5.  X-Men: First Class – £1.2M

6. Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides – £920,000

7. Senna – £380,000

8. Diary Of A Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules – £230,000

9. Potiche – £200,000

10. Honey 2 – £180,000