Monday, January 30, 2012

SAG Awards 2012 Winners.


Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, 'The Artist'

Best Actress: Viola Davis, 'The Help'

Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, 'Beginners.'

Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, 'The Help.'

Best Cast: 'The Help'

Best Stunt ensemble: 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.'


Best Actor in a movie or miniseries: Paul Giamatti, 'Too Big to Fail.'

Best Actress in a movie or miniseries: Kate Winslet, 'Mildred Pierce.'

Best Actor in a drama series: Steve Buscemi, 'Boardwalk Empire'

Best Actress in a drama series: Jessica Lange, 'American Horror Story'

Best Actor in a comedy series: Alec Baldwin, '30 Rock.'

Best Actress in a comedy series: Betty White, 'Hot in Cleveland.'

Best Drama series cast: 'Boardwalk Empire'

Best Comedy series cast: 'Modern Family.'

Best Stunt ensemble: 'Game of Thrones.'

Life Achievement:

Mary Tyler Moore

Friday, January 27, 2012

Award-winning Greek director Theo Angelopoulos has died after being hit by a motorcycle
Greek film director Theo Angelopoulos whose long, meditative films won him a clutch of top international awards including the Palme d'Or at Cannes, has died aged 76 after a road accident on location.
Angelopoulos succumbed to a brain haemorrhage at a hospital near the port city of Piraeus outside Athens late Tuesday after he was hit by a motorcycle while crossing a street during filming, a hospital official said.
The director, a pioneer of the "new Greek cinema" of the 1970s, had been shooting his latest film "The Other Sea", which dealt with the financial and political crisis that has rocked his home country and Europe.
Prime Minister Lucas Papademos voiced "deep sorrow" at the death of the director "who provided testimony of the drama of Greece after the civil war and contributed to a deeper understanding of our contemporary history".
"The country loses one of its greatest creators at a difficult time."
Culture Minister Pavlos Geroulanos paid tribute to one "of the most important creators of the seventh art and an ambassador for Greek culture", saying: "In his case, the term 'irreplaceable' takes on its full meaning."
A director of moody arthouse movies characterised by long slow shots and atmospheric, sometimes dreamlike sequences, Angelopoulos has earned praise from industry peers including US director Martin Scorsese.
His movie ''Ulysses' Gaze," set in the Balkans and starring Harvey Keitel, won the Grand Jury Prize and the International Critics' Prize at Cannes and was named European Film of the Year by the critics in 1995.
This success was followed by the Palme d'Or for "Eternity and a Day" with Swiss actor Bruno Ganz in 1998.
"Angelopoulos can be counted as one of the few filmmakers in cinema's first 100 years who compel us to redefine what we feel cinema is and can be," screenwriter and cinema author Andrew Horton wrote.
The Greece he depicted in his four-decade career is far from the sun-drenched country of tourist brochures: instead, the camera often trains on a land that is harsh, mountainous, rainy and austere.
"Maybe it is sad, but my ancestor Aristotle said that melancholy is the source of creation," he said in a 1999 lecture in Cannes.
In 2008 he told AFP in an interview: "I need to feel the winter, grey colour to me is the most poetic. It allows me to leave the prison of my imagination, everything that is grey suits me."
Born in 1935 in Athens, Angelopoulos as a child lived through World War II and the Greek civil war of the late 1940s. The themes of occupation, fascism and dictatorship would recur in his movies.
He studied law in Greece, then literature at the Sorbonne but switched to the Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies in Paris.
Back in Greece he became a film critic for a left-wing newspaper until it was banned by the military government.
He made his first movie, "Reconstruction", in 1970, according to a biography on the Internet Movie Database. He directed more than a dozen films, most of them examining society in contemporary Greece.
He died Tuesday after being hit by a motorcycle ridden by an off-duty police officer. He suffered serious head injuries, internal bleeding and fractures, said George Georgiades, head of the intensive care unit at the private hospital.
The capital's emergency service said it had opened an inquiry.
According to initial reports, police had closed one carriageway of a road at the request of the film crew but left open one, where the accident took place.
There was controversy over the fact that it took 35 to 40 minutes for an ambulance to arrive at the scene, according to witnesses.
A representative of the paramedics' union, Ioannis Houssos, in a radio interview bemoaned personnel shortages and poor maintenance of the fleet after two ambulances sent to rescue the filmmaker had mechanical problems.
The director's death led news bulletins, and newspapers voiced sorrow at the loss. The Kathimerini daily praised the director's "new humanism", while the Ethnos lamented the loss of a "poet of cinema".

84th Academy Awards Nominations Announced.

Nominations for the 84th Academy

Performance by an actor in a leading role
  • Demián Bichir in “A Better Life” (Summit Entertainment)
  • George Clooney in “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight)
  • Jean Dujardin in “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Gary Oldman in “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Focus Features)
  • Brad Pitt in “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Performance by an actor in a supporting role
  • Kenneth Branagh in “My Week with Marilyn” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Jonah Hill in “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Nick Nolte in “Warrior” (Lionsgate)
  • Christopher Plummer in “Beginners” (Focus Features)
  • Max von Sydow in “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (Warner Bros.)
Performance by an actress in a leading role
  • Glenn Close in “Albert Nobbs” (Roadside Attractions)
  • Viola Davis in “The Help” (Touchstone)
  • Rooney Mara in “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony Pictures Releasing)
  • Meryl Streep in “The Iron Lady” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Michelle Williams in “My Week with Marilyn” (The Weinstein Company)
Performance by an actress in a supporting role
  • Bérénice Bejo in “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company)
  • Jessica Chastain in “The Help” (Touchstone)
  • Melissa McCarthy in “Bridesmaids” (Universal)
  • Janet McTeer in “Albert Nobbs” (Roadside Attractions)
  • Octavia Spencer in “The Help” (Touchstone)
Best animated feature film of the year
  • “A Cat in Paris” (GKIDS) Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli
  • “Chico & Rita” (GKIDS) Fernando Trueba and Javier Mariscal
  • “Kung Fu Panda 2” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount) Jennifer Yuh Nelson
  • “Puss in Boots” (DreamWorks Animation, Distributed by Paramount) Chris Miller
  • “Rango” (Paramount) Gore Verbinski
Achievement in art direction
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Production Design: Laurence Bennett, Set Decoration: Robert Gould
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” (Warner Bros.) Production Design: Stuart Craig, Set Decoration: Stephenie McMillan
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Production Design: Dante Ferretti, Set Decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo
  • “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Production Design: Anne Seibel, Set Decoration: Hélène Dubreuil
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
Achievement in cinematography
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Guillaume Schiffman
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Jeff Cronenweth
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Robert Richardson
  • “The Tree of Life” (Fox Searchlight) Emmanuel Lubezki
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) Janusz Kaminski
Achievement in costume design
  • “Anonymous” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Lisy Christl
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Mark Bridges
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Sandy Powell
  • “Jane Eyre” (Focus Features) Michael O'Connor
  • “W.E.” (The Weinstein Company) Arianne Phillips
Achievement in directing
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Alexander Payne
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Martin Scorsese
  • “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Woody Allen
  • “The Tree of Life” (Fox Searchlight) Terrence Malick
Best documentary feature
  • “Hell and Back Again” (Docurama Films) A Roast Beef Limited Production, Danfung Dennis and Mike Lerner
  • “If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front” (Oscilloscope Laboratories) A Marshall Curry Production, Marshall Curry and Sam Cullman
  • “Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory” An Production, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky
  • “Pina” (Sundance Selects) A Neue Road Movies Production, Wim Wenders and Gian-Piero Ringel
  • “Undefeated” (The Weinstein Company) A Spitfire Pictures Production, TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas
Best documentary short subject
  • “The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement” A Purposeful Production, Robin Fryday and Gail Dolgin
  • “God Is the Bigger Elvis” A Documentress Films Production, Rebecca Cammisa and Julie Anderson
  • “Incident in New Baghdad” A Morninglight Films Production, James Spione
  • “Saving Face” A Milkhaus/Jungefilm Production, Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
  • “The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom” A Supply & Demand Integrated Production, Lucy Walker and Kira Carstensen
Achievement in film editing
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Anne-Sophie Bion and Michel Hazanavicius
  • “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Kevin Tent
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Christopher Tellefsen
Best foreign language film of the year
  • “Bullhead” A Savage Film Production, Belgium
  • “Footnote” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Footnote Limited Partnership Production, Israel
  • “In Darkness” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Studio Filmowe Zebra Production, Poland
  • “Monsieur Lazhar” (Music Box Films) A micro_scope Production, Canada
  • “A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Dreamlab Films Production, Iran
Achievement in makeup
  • “Albert Nobbs” (Roadside Attractions) Martial Corneville, Lynn Johnston and Matthew W. Mungle
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” (Warner Bros.) Nick Dudman, Amanda Knight and Lisa Tomblin
  • “The Iron Lady” (The Weinstein Company) Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)
  • “The Adventures of Tintin” (Paramount) John Williams
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Ludovic Bource
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Howard Shore
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Focus Features) Alberto Iglesias
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) John Williams
Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)
  • “Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets” (Walt Disney) Music and Lyric by Bret McKenzie
  • “Real in Rio” from “Rio” (20th Century Fox) Music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown, Lyric by Siedah Garrett
Best motion picture of the year
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) A La Petite Reine/Studio 37/La Classe Américaine/JD Prod/France3 Cinéma/Jouror Productions/uFilm Production, Thomas Langmann, Producer
  • “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) An Ad Hominem Enterprises Production, Jim Burke, Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor, Producers
  • “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” (Warner Bros.) A Warner Bros. Pictures Production, Scott Rudin, Producer
  • “The Help” (Touchstone) A DreamWorks Pictures Production, Brunson Green, Chris Columbus and    Michael Barnathan, Producers
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) A Paramount Pictures and GK Films Production, Graham King and Martin Scorsese, Producers
  • “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) A Pontchartrain Production, Letty Aronson and Stephen Tenenbaum, Producers
  • “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing) A Columbia Pictures Production, Michael De Luca, Rachael Horovitz and Brad Pitt, Producers
  • “The Tree of Life” (Fox Searchlight) A River Road Entertainment Production, Nominees to be determined
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) A DreamWorks Pictures Production, Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy, Producers
Best animated short film
  • “Dimanche/Sunday” (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production, Patrick Doyon
  • “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore” A Moonbot Studios LA Production, William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg
  • “La Luna” (Walt Disney) A Pixar Animation Studios Production, Enrico Casarosa
  • “A Morning Stroll” (Studio AKA) A Studio AKA Production, Grant Orchard and Sue Goffe
  • “Wild Life” (National Film Board of Canada) A National Film Board of Canada Production, Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby
Best live action short film
  • “Pentecost” (Network Ireland Television) An EMU Production, Peter McDonald and Eimear O'Kane
  • “Raju” A Hamburg Media School/Filmwerkstatt Production, Max Zähle and Stefan Gieren
  • “The Shore” An All Ashore Production, Terry George and Oorlagh George
  • “Time Freak” A Team Toad Production, Andrew Bowler and Gigi Causey
  • “Tuba Atlantic” (Norsk Filminstitutt) A Norwegian Film School/Den Norske Filmskolen Production, Hallvar Witzø
Achievement in sound editing
  • “Drive” (FilmDistrict) Lon Bender and Victor Ray Ennis
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Ren Klyce
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (Paramount) Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) Richard Hymns and Gary Rydstrom
Achievement in sound mixing
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” (Sony Pictures Releasing) David Parker, Michael Semanick, Ren Klyce and Bo Persson
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
  • “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Deb Adair, Ron Bochar, Dave Giammarco and Ed Novick
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (Paramount) Greg P. Russell, Gary Summers, Jeffrey J. Haboush and Peter J. Devlin
  • “War Horse” (Touchstone) Gary Rydstrom, Andy Nelson, Tom Johnson and Stuart Wilson
Achievement in visual effects
  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2” (Warner Bros.) Tim Burke, David Vickery, Greg Butler and John Richardson
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and  Alex Henning
  • “Real Steel” (Touchstone) Erik Nash, John Rosengrant, Dan Taylor and Swen Gillberg
  • “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” (20th Century Fox) Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, R. Christopher White and Daniel Barrett
  • “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” (Paramount) Scott Farrar, Scott Benza, Matthew Butler and John Frazier
Adapted screenplay
  • “The Descendants” (Fox Searchlight) Screenplay by Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash
  • “Hugo” (Paramount) Screenplay by John Logan
  • “The Ides of March” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by George Clooney & Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
  • “Moneyball” (Sony Pictures Releasing) Screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin Story by Stan Chervin
  • “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” (Focus Features) Screenplay by Bridget O'Connor & Peter Straughan
Original screenplay
  • “The Artist” (The Weinstein Company) Written by Michel Hazanavicius
  • “Bridesmaids” (Universal) Written by Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig
  • “Margin Call” (Roadside Attractions) Written by J.C. Chandor
  • “Midnight in Paris” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Woody Allen
  • “A Separation” (Sony Pictures Classics) Written by Asghar Farhadi

Robert Pattinson to show up at ''Bel Ami'' Berlin movie premiere with costars in February. According to Hollywood Life,Twilight Saga main man Robert Pattinson is going to be heading to Berlin,Germany next month to support the premiere of his new mega drama “Bel Ami,” along with his co-stars Uma Thurman and Christina Ricci.
Directors Declan Donnellan and Nick Ormerod will also show up to walk the prestigious red carpet. The people who made Bel Ami at Studio Canal UK,released a statement the other day,which said, “we are delighted to confirm that the official World Premiere for Bel Ami will take place on February 17th, 2012 as part of the 62nd Berlin Film Festival.”
They went on to state,the main stars will walk the red carpet “to complete press and launch the film across Europe in the best possible fashion.” The premiere is scheduled to take place on February 17th,so mark your calendars if you’re going to be in the area on that day. The film is expected to release in the U.S. on March 2nd. 

Friday, January 20, 2012

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards.

-Best Motion Picture, Drama: The Descendants
-Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: George Clooney, The Descendants
-Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: The Artist
-Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady
-Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
-Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Modern Family
-Best Director, Motion Picture: Martin Scorsese, Hugo
-Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Octavia Spencer, The Help
-Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Matt Leblanc, Episodes
-Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama: Claire Danes, Homeland
-Best Foreign Language Film: A Separation
-Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
-Best Motion Picture Screenplay: Woody Allen, Midnight in Paris
-Best Animated Feature Film: The Adventures of Tintin
-Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries or TV Movie: Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
-Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical: Michelle Williams, My Week with Marily
-Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Idris Elba, Luther
-Best Original Song: "Masterpiece," Madonna (W.E.)
-Best Original Score: The Artist
-Best TV Series, Drama: Homeland
-Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama: Kelsey Grammer, Boss
-Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
-Best Miniseries or TV Movie: Downton Abbey
-Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical: Laura Dern, Enlightened
-Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Christopher Plummer, Beginners


New Avengers images and posters arrive online.

Marvel has released a pair of new images from The Avengers, featuring their three headline stars, Iron Man, Thor and Captain America in all their glory.

The first shows Thor and Iron Man getting their hands dirty amid the flaming wreckage of a war-torn street. The second, meanwhile, has Iron Man flying at full pelt towards the camera.

The new stills are accompanied by a range of new character posters featuring the various Avengers, as well as S.H.I.E.L.D. bigwig Nick Fury and the villainous Loki.

These are the same images that were used for the group banners, only now they’ve been neatly divided into individual one-sheets.

The Avengers will assemble in UK cinemas on 27 April 2012. In the meantime, get yourself in a world-saving mood by browsing the new posters below…

New image released for ''The Hobbit''.

The first official trailer for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is set to be released at around 3am tomorrow morning, and to whet our appetites still further, the film’s official Facebook page has released a new still of Martin Freeman’s Bilbo.

There’s not too much to report about the new image, suffice to say that it shows Bilbo looking bright-eyed and bushy tailed in the middle of his quest.

The more eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that Martin Freeman is sporting a very similar jacket and waistcoat ensemble as Ian Holm did inThe Fellowship Of The Ring. It’s that kind of attention to detail that puts Peter Jackson and his team in a class of their own.

We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for that trailer so we can have it with you as soon as possible. Officially, it’s not set to land until the small hours of tomorrow morning, but these things often have a way of arriving early…

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is released in the UK on 14 December 2012.

New trailer for ''This Must Be The Place''.

A new trailer has been released for Cannes-wowing comedy dramaThis Must Be The Place, in which Sean Penn plays an ageing musician searching for the tormentor of his late father during his time in Auschwitz.

It sounds a quirky enough premise on paper, but it’s an even more unusual proposition when you see and hear Penn’s character. Decked out in eyeliner, lipstick and huge black hair, Penn is clearly channelling The Cure’s Robert Smith, whilst throwing in a mumbling man-child quality for good measure.
As we said, it’s something of an oddity, albeit a very charming one. There’s some nice humour on show throughout the teaser (“Do you know about the Holocaust?” -  “In a general sort of way…”) and the relationship between Penn and girlfriend Frances McDormand looks particularly heartwarming.
However, for all its off-beam comedy and outlandish appearance, it also looks as though there will be a healthy dollop of darkness to balance things out. “What are you going to do if you find him?” asks one character, before Penn is shown fingering a gun.

This Must Be The Place is released in the UK on 30 March 2012. Time to prepare by dusting off your Talking Heads CDs, growing your hair and asking for some lippy for Christmas…

Prometheus trailer arrives.

And so the last piece of the trailer week jigsaw falls into place, as the first full teaser for Prometheus arrives online. And do you know what? It might just be the most exciting of the lot.

The comparisons with Alien are only going to become louder in the wake of this scary new footage, in which our crew of intergalactic explorers clearly discover more than they had bargained for in the outer reaches of space.
Over-reaching ambition is clearly a major theme here, with a voiceover (from Noomi Rapace by the sounds of it) wailing, "it was so wrong...I'm so sorry!", before the ominous tagline arrives: "they went looking for our beginning, what they found could be our end."
Most exciting must be the alien environment uncovered by the crew, which look nothing short of breathtaking. Then there are the various images of large-scale mayhem that suggest our team's mission is about to go very wrong indeed.
Take a look at the new trailer below...

Chronicle gets a cool new poster.

A new poster has been released for Fox’s upcoming sci-fi flickChronicle, and we must admit, it’s succeeded in piquing our interest!

The film sees a group of high-school lads making a bizarre discovery that suddenly bestows weird and wonderful powers upon them. A bit like Spider-Man then, but without the painful inconvenience of a nasty spider bite.

Our young heroes soon manage to bring their powers under control, but it isn’t long before things spiral out of control. As is often the way with super-human abilities.

The poster is a pleasingly enigmatic affair, with some excitingly gravity-bothering action accompanied by the deadpan tagline, “Boys will be boys”.

The boys in question are newcomers Dane DeHaan, Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Michael Kelly, with first-time director Josh Trank at the helm. Chronicle is released in the UK on 1 February 2012.

New poster for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.

20th Century Fox have released a new poster for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, and it’s one of those nifty lenticular jobs that changes depending on the angle from which you look at it.

One half of the image shows old Abe sat in the Oval Office, whilst the other transposes him into the back of beyond, clutching an axe and illuminated by the light of a full moon.

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and adapted from Seth Grahame-Smith’s book, the film sees Benjamin Walker star as an alternate version of the sixteenth president of the USA, who takes up a secret life of demon-slaying after his mother is killed by a supernatural creature.

The supporting cast contains the likes of Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Dominic Cooper and Rufus Sewell, whilst Tim Burton has added his Gothic influence in a production capacity.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
 opens in the UK on 2 August 2012. Check out the new poster in all its double-sided glory, below.

New poster for The Hunger Games revealed.

The Hunger Games opens on 23 March 2012.

First trailer lands for Jack The Giant Killer.

Bryan Singer’s fairytale saga Jack The Giant Killer is looking suitably epic, with Warner Brothers releasing a first trailer and poster for this ultimate underdog story.

The film stars Nicholas Hoult as reluctant hero Jack, who unwittingly opens a gateway to a world of bloodthirsty giants in the form of a whopping great beanstalk.
Thrown into the role of hero, Jack must battle these fearsomely oversized beasties in order to rescue his kingdom and win the heart of Eleanor Tomlinson’s beautiful princess.

We’re quite liking the look of this one, with Hoult looking a good fit for the everyman hero, and the visual aesthetic perfectly capturing the outlandish essence of a fairy story.

The movie will be released in 3D on 15 June 2012, so expect all manner of boulders, trees and chunks of beanstalk to come hurtling out of the screen when the giants get their fight on…


Saturday, January 14, 2012

A tribute about the 2nd Academy Awards.

The 2nd Academy Awards were presented on April 3, 1930 at an awards banquet in the Cocoanut Grove of The Ambassador Hotelin Los Angeles, and broadcast live on the radio. The awards were for films released between August 1, 1928 and July 31, 1929.
As the ceremony was being held more than eight months after the end of the eligibility period, it was decided that the 3rd Academy Awards would be held in November 1930, so as to bring the awards ceremony closer to the relevant time period. As a result 1930 was the only year in which two awards ceremonies were held in the same calendar year.
The second ceremony included a number of changes over the first. Most importantly, it was the first presentation where the winners were not announced in advance. Additionally the number of categories was reduced from twelve to seven.
The 2nd Academy Awards is unique in being the only occasion where there were no official nominees. Subsequent research by AMPAS has resulted in a list of unofficial or de facto nominees, based on records of which films were evaluated by the judges.
The Divine Lady is the only film to ever win best director without a picture nomination, excluding the first year where there was an award for comic director.
This is the only year where no movie won more than 1 Oscar.

  • Best Picture:''The Broadway Melody''.
  • Best Actor:Warner Baxter – ''In Old Arizona''
  • Best Writing:Hanns Kräly – ''The Patriot''.
  • Best Cinematography: Clyde De Vinna – ''White Shadows in the South Seas''.
  • Best Director: Frank Lloyd – ''The Divine Lady''.
  • Best Actress: Mary Pickford – ''Coquette''.
  • Best Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons – ''The Bridge of San Luis Rey''.




Critics' Choice Movie Awards 2012.


  • Best Picture:''The Artist''.
  • Best Actor:George Clooney-''The Descendants''.
  • Best Actress:Viola Davis-''The Help''.
  • Best Supporting Actor:Christopher Plummer-''Beginners''.
  • Best Supporting Actress:Octavia Spenser-''The Help''.
  • Best Young Actor/Actress:Thomas Horn-''Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close''.
  • Best Acting Ensemble:''The Help''.
  • Best Director: Michel Hazanavicius -"The Artist".
  • Best Original Screenplay:''Midnight In Paris''-Woody Allen.
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: "Moneyball" - Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin, Story by Stan Chervin.
  • Best Cinematography Tie:"The Tree of Life" - Emmanuel Lubezki &  "War Horse" - Janusz Kaminski.
  • Best Art Direction: "Hugo" - Production Designer: Dante Ferretti, Set Decorator: Francesca Lo Schiavo.
  • Best Editing: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall.
  • Best Costume Design: "The Artist" - Mark Bridges.
  • Best Makeup:"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2".
  • Best Visual Effects: "Rise of the Planet of the Apes".
  • Best Sound: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2".
  • Best Animated Feature: "Rango".
  • Best Action Movie:"Drive".
  • Best Comedy: "Bridesmaids".
  • Best Foreign Language Film:"A Separation".
  • Best Documentary Film:"George Harrison: Living in the Material World".
  • Best Song: "Life's a Happy Song" - performed by Jason Segel, Amy Adams and Walter/written by Bret McKenzie - The Muppets.
  • Best Score:"The Artist" - Ludovic Bource.

    Friday, January 13, 2012

    Robert Stromberg to Direct Angelina Jolie in Disney’s MALEFICENT.

     Έτοιμη για Κακιά Μάγισσα η Angelina Jolie

    Deadline reports that Disney has hired Robert Stromberg to direct ‘Maleficent,’ the studio’s revisionist take on the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ fairy tale that has Angelina Jolie attached to star.
    The film will serve as Stromberg’s directorial debut. A two-time Oscar winner for Art Direction, Stromberg’s credits include ‘Avatar,’ ‘Alice in Wonderland, and Disney’s upcoming ‘Oz The Great And Powerful.’ Stromberg was also the visual effects designer for films like ‘2012,’ ‘Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End,’ ‘There Will Be Blood’ and ‘Master And Commander.’
    'Maleficent' was penned by Linda Woolverton (‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘The Lion King’) and retells the classic fairy tale from the point of view of the wicked fairy godmother Maleficent, the self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil."
    Disney also recently tapped commercials director Brian Beletic to direct an untitled feature based on their Matterhorn theme park attraction.

    First look at Jeremy Renner embracing his new identity in Bourne Legacy.

    Ο Jeremy Rener στο Bourne Legacy

    He was recently involved in a near-fatal bar brawl this week that wouldn’t be out of place in a one of his own action movies.
    Now the first picture of Jeremy Renner in the latest film in the Bourne series, Bourne Legacy, has been released.
    The image shows the actor – who has replaced Matt Damon as Jason Bourne – in a dark scene staring intently and inquisitive as he appears to be investigating a mysterious property.
    Wearing a tight T-shirt and leather jacket, the 40-year-old is reminiscent of Damon, 41, as he played the character in the Bourne Identity, Bourne Supremacy and Bourne Ultimatum.
    In the film to be released in the United States on August 3, Renner plays the lead character who lives under different aliases.
    Director Tony Gilroy explained 'This is not a reboot or a recast or a prequel. No one’s replacing Matt Damon. There will be a whole new hero, a whole new chapter…this is a stand-alone project. The easiest way to think of it is an expansion or a reveal… Jason Bourne will not be in this film, but he’s very much alive. What happened in the first three films is the trigger for what happens. I’m building a legend and an environment and a wider conspiracy… the world we’re making enhances and advances and invites Jason Bourne’s return [down the road].'
    The actor - who appears alongside Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney and Joan Allen amongst others - revealed details of his role last November to Empire magazine.
    'My character is called Aaron Cross, but he ends up having a bunch of different names. For fans of the franchise, ['The Bourne Legacy'] has that same ticking clock, but it's a new program and new characters.
    'It's the same tempo and pace but more expansive and bigger. The differences are pretty vast but you'll know it's a 'Bourne' movie."
    Jeremy, who appeared in The Hurt Locker, has several movies coming up with The Avengers and Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters set for release this year.
    He is still filming Bourne Legacy in Thailand and was attacked in an early-morning bust up in Phuket Town.
    One of the men in Jeremy's party, Vorasit Issar - the general manager of the luxurious Sri Panwa Resort - was seriously wounded after getting slashed in the neck with a rotor axe.