Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton receives a very strange birthday gift from his brother Conrad. A gift certificate for CRS which creates a live-action game, this begins to consume Nicholas’ life.
Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook and became the youngest billionaire in the world. This film takes us on the journey on how it was created.
February 22, 2011 | Categories: Reviews | Tags: 2010, Andrew Garfield, Armie Hammer, Biography, Brenda Strong, Bryan Barter, College, David Fincher, Drama, Eduardo Saverin, Facebook, Harvard, History, Jesse Eisenberg, Justin Timberlake, Mark Zuckerberg, Patrick Mapel, Review, Rooney Mara, Sean Parker, The Social Network, University | 1 Comment »
It was certainly the King’s night at the BAFTAs when they picked up pretty much every award it was nominated for!
The Winners are:
ORIGINAL MUSIC: Alexandre Desplat for The King’s Speech
SHORT FILM: Until The River Runs Red
SHORT ANIMATION: The Eagleman Stag
EDITING: The Social Network
MAKE UP & HAIR: Alice in Wonderland
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
COSTUME DESIGN: Colleen Atwood for Alice in Wonderland
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Inception
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS: Inception
SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Helena Bonham Carter for The King’s Speech
OUTSTANDING DEBUT: Chris Morris for Four Lions
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM: The King’s Speech
SUPPORTING ACTOR: Geoffrey Rush in The King’s Speech
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: David Seidler for The King’s Speech
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION: The Harry Potter Films
ANIMATED FILM: Toy Story 3
ORANGE WEDNESDAYS RISING STAR: Tom Hardy
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Aaron Sorkin for The Social Network
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Roger Deakins for True Grit
DIRECTOR: David Fincher for The Social Network
LEADING ACTRESS: Natalie Portman for Black Swan
LEADING ACTOR: Colin Firth for the King’s Speech
BEST FILM: The King’s Speech
FELLOWSHIP: Christopher Lee
February 13, 2011 | Categories: Awards | Tags: Aaron Sorkin, Alexandre Desplat, Alice in Wonderland, BAFTA, BAFTA Awards, BAFTA Awards 2011, Black Swan, British Film, Chris Morris, Christopher Lee, Colin Firth, David Fincher, David Seidler, Four Lions, Geoffrey Rush, Harry Potter, Harry Potter Films, Helena Bonham Carter, Inception, Natalie Portman, Roger Deakins, The Eagleman Stag, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The King's Speech, The Social Network, Tom Hardy, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Until the River Runs Red, Winners | Leave A Comment »
The London Film Critics’ Circle have seemed to wait until last to have their awards given out. It is kept very British with some awards just being for a Brits performance. Which in my opinion is fair enough really as gives us the chance to honour those who may not quite be up for the Oscar. (Just yet of course). This still did not stop the King reigning the best actor award again as Colin rightly picked that up at these awards too!
February 11, 2011 | Categories: Awards | Tags: 2011, Aaron Sorkin, Andrew Garfield, Annette Bening, Another Year, Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Conor McCarron, Critics Awards, David Fincher, Gareth Edwards, Lesley Manville, London Film Critics, London Film Critics' Circle Awards, London Film Critics' Circle Awards 2011, Monsters, NEDs, Of Gods and Men, Olivia Williams, The Fighter, The Ghost, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, Tom Hooper | Leave A Comment »
20 Days to go until the 2011 Oscar ceremony, so I thought it was about time that I made the effort to actually post the nominations and my predictions for the awards as well. Looking forward to it this year and will be making the effort to stay up late to watch all the drama unfold!
- “Black Swan” Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver and Scott Franklin, Producers
- “The Fighter” David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Mark Wahlberg, Producers
- “Inception” Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan, Producers
- “The Kids Are All Right” Gary Gilbert, Jeffrey Levy-Hinte and Celine Rattray, Producers
- “The King’s Speech” Iain Canning, Emile Sherman and Gareth Unwin, Producers
- “127 Hours” Christian Colson, Danny Boyle and John Smithson, Producers
- “The Social Network” Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca and Ceán Chaffin, Producers
- “Toy Story 3” Darla K. Anderson, Producer
- “True Grit” Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen and Joel Coen, Producers
- “Winter’s Bone” Anne Rosellini and Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Producers
Prediction: The King’s Speech
I think it has gained the most momentum leading up to the Oscars over the last few weeks. So I fancy it to pick up the big award.
February 7, 2011 | Categories: Oscars | Tags: 127 Hours, Academy Awards, Alice in Wonderland, Amy Adams, Animal Kingdom, Annette Bening, Another Year, Barney's Version, Biutiful, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Ethan Coen, Geoffrey Rush, Hailee Steinfield, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Helena Bonham Carter, Hereafter, How To Train Your Dragon, I Am Love, Inception, Iron Man 2, Jacki Weaver, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Jesse Eisenberg, Joel Coen, John Hawkes, Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Leo, Michelle Williams, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Nominations, Oscars, Oscars 2011, Predictions, Rabbit Hole, Salt, Tangled, The Fighter, The Illusionist, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, The Tempest, The Town, The Way Back, The Wolfman, Tom Hooper, Toy Story 3, True Grit, Unstoppable, Winter's Bone | 4 Comments »
Here are the nominations for this years BAFTA awards with my views and predictions. I really have a feeling that The King’s Speech will sweep the awards! My favorite two films within the nominations have to be “Inception” and “Black Swan” both incredible thought-provoking films. So I shall be rooting for them. Excellent to see “Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” getting some recognition!
|BLACK SWAN - Mike Medavoy, Brian Oliver, Scott Franklin|
|INCEPTION - Emma Thomas, Christopher Nolan|
|THE KING’S SPEECH - Iain Canning, Emile Sherman, Gareth Unwin|
|THE SOCIAL NETWORK - Scott Rudin, Dana Brunetti, Michael De Luca, Céan Chaffin|
|TRUE GRIT - Scott Rudin, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen|
If “The King’s Speech” does not take this award, which I think it will do. I would love to see Inception get some recognition in awards terms as it really has been one of the most talked about films in recent times.
January 28, 2011 | Categories: Awards | Tags: 127 Hours, 2011, Aaron Johnson, Alice in Wonderland, Amy Adams, Andrew Garfield, Annette Bening, Another Year, BAFTA, BAFTA Awards, BAFTA Awards 2011, Barbara Hershey, Biutiful, Black Swan, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Colin Firth, Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Despicable Me, Emma Stone, Exit Through The Gift Shop, Four Lions, Gemma Arterton, Geoffrey Rush, Hailee Steinfield, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I, Helena Bonham Carter, How To Train Your Dragon, I Am Love, Inception, James Franco, Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges, Jesse Eisenberg, Julianne Moore, Lesley Manville, Made in Dagenham, Mark Ruffalo, Miranda Richardson, Monsters, Natalie Portman, Nominations, Noomi Rapace, Of Gods and Men, Pete Postlethwaite, Predictions, Skeletons, The Arbor, The Fighter, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Secret in their Eyes, The Social Network, The Town, Tom Hardy, Tom Hooper, Toy Story 3, True Grit | 2 Comments »
I have grown to enjoy the Golden Globes over the past few years, possibly even more than Oscars. They seem to be more relaxed and fun. Everyone seems to have a good time. This year the big talking point fell around Ricky Gervais who was hosting, some of his jokes not going down very well with the audience. This then lead to him disappearing for more than an hour from the ceremony, leading to talk that he was stopped from coming on to deliver monologue.
So the talk surrounding the Globes is that Gervais will not be asked to host the show for the third time in a row. I personally found his jokes to be rather amusing and I am not usually a massive fan of his. But I guess for the American audience Gervais’ still was a bit extreme. Best moment had to be introducing Bruce Willis as Ashton Kutcher’s dad!
My favorite speech had to be from Robert De Niro when he picked up the Cecil B. DeMille Award (lifetime achievement). He managed to mix thanking people, talking about his career with a very heart warming feel and jokes put in to even it all out. He really is something else!
Colin Firth continued his collection of awards for his performance in “The King’s Speech” and looks almost certain to pick up the Oscar next month. His speech was also just fantastic, being very funny as well. It really is brilliant to see Colin getting the recognition that he so rightly deserves.
My favorite moment had to come from Michael Douglas appearing on stage to present the Best Film (Drama) award. He received a standing ovation from everyone in the room and responded with “there has to be an easier way to get a standing ovation”. It was brilliant to see him on a stage a few days after being given the all clear from his cancer battle. Definetly the most tear jerking moment in the whole ceremony. An icon to all!
The Winners are . . .
January 21, 2011 | Categories: Awards | Tags: 2011, Aaron Sorkin, Actor, Actress, Annette Bening, Ashton Kutcher, Awards Season, Barney's Version, Black Swan, Bruce Willis, Burlesque, Cecil B. DeMille Award, Christian Bale, Colin Firth, Comedy, David Fincher, Diane Warren, Director, Drama, Golden Globes, Golden Globes 2011, Melissa Leo, Michael Douglas, Musical, Natalie Portman, Paul Giamatti, Ricky Gervais, Robert De Niro, Robert DeNiro, The Fighter, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, Winners, You Haven't Seen the Last of Me | 2 Comments »
The nominations for the 2011 Golden Globe awards were announced today. The nominee’s are:
Best Picture: Drama
The King’s Speech
The Social Network
Best Picture: Comedy or Musical
Alice in Wonderland
The Kids Are Alright
December 14, 2010 | Categories: Awards | Tags: 127 Hours, Alice in Wonderland, Amy Adams, Andrew Garfield, Angelina Jolie, Animal Kingdom, Anne Hathaway, Annette Bening, Black Swan, Blue Valentine, Burlesque, Casino Jack, Christian Bale, Christopher Nolan, Colin Firth, Comedy, Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher, Despicable Me, Drama, Easy A, Emma Stone, Frankie and Alice, Geoffrey Rush, Golden Globes, Golden Globes 2011, Halle Berry, Helena Bonham Carter, How To Train Your Dragon, Inception, Jackie Weaver, Jake Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner, Jesse Eisenberg, Johnny Depp, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey, Love and Other Drugs, Mark Wahlberg, Melissa Leo, Michael Douglas, Michelle Williams, Mila Kunis, Musical, Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Nominations, Paul Giamatti, Rabbit Hole, Red, Ryan Gosling, Tangled, The Figher, The Illusionist, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, The Social Network, The Tourist, The Town, Tom Hooper, Toy Story 3, Wall Street 2, Winter's Bone | 2 Comments »
The latest news about the Hollywood remake of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” are that Daniel Craig has been cast in the lead role as Mikael Blomkvist. This comes as very exciting news as with another Bond film looking very unlikely any new role for Daniel is good news for me. I have been such a big fan of his for a few years now.
David Fincher has signed on to direct the trilogy of films. My task now is to read all of the books, which I have had for months now, actually I have owned The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo for a few years now since it’s release but have not read it all. After reading that book, I shall definitely watch the Swedish version before this film comes out. At least I have a year and a half before this film is due for release.
Anyone have any opinions on the book, first film and/or this remake? Especially the casting of Daniel Craig?
I shall be posting more in relation to this film/book franchise as I get into reading them.
July 26, 2010 | Categories: Up and Coming | Tags: 2011, Daniel Craig, David Fincher, Hollywood, James Bond, Mikael Blomkvist, Millennium Series, Millennium Trilogy, Remake, Stieg Larsson, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, The Girl Who Played with Fire, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo | 5 Comments »
Life isn’t measured in minutes, but in moments.
13 Oscar nominations . . . Hype . . . Months of wondering after seeing the trailer every week til its release . . .