DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: April 23, 2012

Headlining this week’s assortment of DVD and Blu-Ray releases is Sony Pictures’ The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Adapted from Stieg Larsson’s acclaimed novel by Steven Zaillian (Contagion), David Fincher directs Rooney Mara and Daniel Craig in this slick and concentrated thriller about a man (Craig) hired to uncover the mysterious disappearance of a girl who has been missing for over forty years.

Featuring a confident and sexy, yet headstrong performance from Mara, striking cinematography and a punchy score from the mind’s of Trent Reznor and Atticus Continue reading “DVD/Blu-Ray Releases: April 23, 2012”

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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”

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”

Academy Awards 2012: Winners

At a glitzy awards ceremony in Hollywood, California this evening, the winners of the 84th Academy Awards were announced.

Hosted by Billy Crystal, with presenters including Penélope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks and Melissa Leo, the ceremony delivered on big-named guests, subtle jibes, welcomed surprises and plenty of comedy.

The Artist and Hugo tied with five awards a piece, with The Artist claiming Best Picture.

The full list of winners are included below: Continue reading “Academy Awards 2012: Winners”

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”

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”

US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011

Universal Pictures’ Contraband reigned supreme at the US box office this weekend. The modestly budgeted action-thriller starring Mark Wahlberg and Kate Beckinsale raked in an impressive $28.8M to nab the top stop.

A re-issued, 3D conversion of Beauty And The Beast proved popular with audiences, to the tune of $23.5M, while other new entry, the musical-comedy Joyful Noise, landed at four with a more than solid $13.8M.

Elsewhere, last week’s winner The Devil Inside ($9.2M) failed to entice audiences Continue reading “US Box Office: January 13 – 15, 2011”

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: January 6 – 8, 2011

Low-budget horror The Devil Inside emerged victorious at the US box office this weekend. The film, which earned scathing reviews from most critics, proved a commercial success to the tune of $34.5M.

Elsewhere, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol ($20.5M), Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows ($14.1M) and Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($9.5M) continued to pull in solid post-Christmas crowds, while The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo stayed strong ($11.4M), slowly improving its domestic take Continue reading “US Box Office: January 6 – 8, 2011”

US Box Office: December 30 – January 1, 2012

1. Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol – $29.6M

2. Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows – $21M

3. Alvin And The Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – $16.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: December 30 – January 1, 2012”