Month: January 2016

Suicide Squad – Latest Trailer

“We’re bad guys, it’s what we do”. Here it is, the latest trailer to Suicide Squad.

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Latest Trailers

Neighbors 2

Check out these trailers for the upcoming blockbusters including the sequels to Bad Neighbours and Cloverfield, along with the awesome looking cop thriller Triple 9.

(All release dates are UK based)

Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising (Neighbors 2) – 6th May 2016

Mac and Kelly are ready to make the final move into adulthood. But just as they thought they have reclaimed the neighborhood, they learn that the new neighbors next door are even more out of control than the last and to get them out they’re gonna need help from an ex neighbor. – IMDB

Barbershop: The Next Cut – 19th April 2016

It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood. – Warner Bros

Demolition – 29th April 2016

A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. – IMDB

10 Cloverfield Lane – 11th March 2016

Waking up from a car accident, a young woman finds herself in the basement of a man who says he’s saved her life from a chemical attack that has left the outside uninhabitable. – IMDB

Triple 9 – 19th February 2016

A gang of criminals and corrupt cops plan the murder of a police officer in order to pull off their biggest heist yet across town. – IMDB

Hail, Caesar! – 4th March 2016

A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio’s stars in line. – IMDB

 

Academy Awards 2016 – The Nominees

The nominees for the 88th Academy Awards were announced on the 14th January, with The Revenant leading the way with 12 nominations.

The ceremony will take place on Sunday, 28th February with Chris Rock returning to host.

Here is the comprehensive list of all the nominees:

Best Motion Picture of the Year

The Big Short The Big Short
Brooklyn Brooklyn
Bridge of Spies Bridge of Spies
Mad Max: Fury Road Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian The Martian
The Revenant The Revenant
Room Room

Spotlight Spotlight

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Bryan Cranston for Trumbo

Matt Damon for The Martian

Leonardo DiCaprio for The Revenant

Michael Fassbender for Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne for The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Cate Blanchett for Carol

Brie Larson for Room

Jennifer Lawrence for Joy

Charlotte Rampling for 45 Years

Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Christian Bale for The Big Short

Tom Hardy for The Revenant

Mark Rylance for Bridge of Spies

Mark Ruffalo for Spotlight

Sylvester Stallone for Creed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Jennifer Jason Leigh for The Hateful Eight

Rooney Mara for Carol

Rachel McAdams for Spotlight

Alicia Vikander for The Danish Girl

Kate Winslet for Steve Jobs

Best Achievement in Directing

Adam McKay for The Big Short

George Miller for Mad Max: Fury Road

Alejandro González Iñárritu for The Revenant

Lenny Abrahamson for Room

Tom McCarthy for Spotlight

Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen

Bridge of Spies – Matt Charman, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Ex Machina – Alex Garland

Inside Out – Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley, Ronnie Del Carmen

Spotlight – Josh Singer, Tom McCarthy

Straight Outta Compton – Andrea Berloff, Jonathan Herman, S. Leigh Savidge, Alan Wenkus

Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published

The Big Short – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay

Brooklyn – Nick Hornby

Carol – Phyllis Nagy

The Martian – Drew Goddard

Room – Emma Donoghue

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

Anomalisa

O Menino e o Mundo

Inside Out

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Omoide no Mânî

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year

El abrazo de la serpiente

Krigen

Mustang

Saul fia

Theeb

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Carol – Edward Lachman

The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson

Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale

The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki

Sicario – Roger Deakins

Best Achievement in Editing

The Big Short – Hank Corwin

Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel

The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione

Spotlight – Tom McArdle

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey

Best Achievement in Production Design

Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Bernhard Henrich

The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish

Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson, Lisa Thompson

The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

The Revenant – Jack Fisk, Hamish Purdy

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Carol – Sandy Powell

Cinderella – Sandy Powell

The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado

Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

The Revenant – Jacqueline West

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann – Love Larson, Eva Von Bahr

Mad Max: Fury Road – Lesley Vanderwalt, Elka Wardega, Damian Martin

The Revenant – Sian Grigg, Duncan Jarman, Robert A. Pandini

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Score

Bridge of Spies – Thomas Newman

Carol – Carter Burwell

The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone

Sicario – Jóhann Jóhannsson

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – John Williams

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures, Original Song

“Earned It” – The Weeknd, Belly, TBD, Stephan Moccio (Fifty Shades of Grey)

“Til It Happens to You” – Diane Warren, Lady Gaga (The Hunting Ground)

“Manta Ray” – J. Ralph, Antony Hegarty (Racing Extinction)

“Writing’s On The Wall” – Sam Smith, James Napier (Spectre)

“Simple Song #3” – David Lang (Youth)

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing

Bridge of Spies – Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom, Drew Kunin

Mad Max: Fury Road – Chris Jenkins, Gregg Rudloff, Ben Osmo

The Martian – Paul Massey, Mark Taylor, Mac Ruth

The Revenant – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Randy Thom, Chris Duesterdiek

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson

Best Achievement in Sound Editing

Mad Max: Fury Road – Mark A. Mangini, David White

The Martian – Oliver Tarney

The Revenant – Martín Hernández, Lon Bender

Sicario – Alan Robert Murray

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Matthew Wood, David Acord

Best Achievement in Visual Effects

Ex Machina – Andrew Whitehurst, Paul Norris, Mark Williams Ardington, Sara Bennett

Mad Max: Fury Road – Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams

The Martian – Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner

The Revenant – Richard McBride, Matt Shumway, Jason Smith, Cameron Waldbauer

Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Roger Guyett, Pat Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould

Best Documentary Feature

Amy – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees

Cartel Land – Matthew Heineman, Tom Yellin

The Look of Silence – Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen

What Happened, Miss Simone? – Liz Garbus, Amy Hobby, Justin Wilkes

Winter on Fire – Evgeny Afineevsky, Den Tolmor

Best Documentary (Short Subject)

Body Team 12 – David Darg, Bryn Mooser

War Within the Walls – Courtney Marsh, Jerry Franck

Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah – Adam Benzine

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness – Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Last Day of Freedom – Dee Hibbert-Jones, Nomi Talisman

Best Short Film (Animated)

Historia de un oso – Gabriel Osorio Vargas, Pato Escala Pierart

Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa – Konstantin Bronzit

Prologue – Richard Williams, Imogen Sutton

Sanjay’s Super Team – Sanjay Patel, Nicole Paradis Grindle

World of Tomorrow – Don Hertzfeldt

Best Short Film (Live Action)

Ave Maria – Basil Khalil, Eric Dupont

Day One – Henry Hughes

Alles wird gut – Patrick Vollrath

Shok – Jamie Donoughue

Stutterer – Benjamin Cleary, Serena Armitage

What to Watch – January 2016

Left to right: Steve Carell plays Mark Baum and Ryan Gosling plays Jared Vennett in The Big Short from Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises

We’re well into the new year now and with it comes a host of promising new movies with awards season also in full flow. Here’s what to look out for this month:

The Revenant – 15th January

Leo DiCaprio might not have to wait much longer to receive his overdue award for Best Actor. The star went through extreme lengths to produce an epic performance in an incredibly tense and arduous film. Alejandro Iñárritu’s 2014 release, Birdman, won Best Picture at the Academy Awards last year and you can expect more awards to fall the way of The Revenant, which also stars Tom Hardy.

Read the review for The Revenant here

Creed – 15th January

Rocky Balboa returns but this time to train the son of one of his greatest rivals. Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone star in the latest chapter of the Rocky series following the story of Adonis Creed and his rise to boxing fame thanks to the help of the famous Rocky Balboa. This explosive boxing epic also stars real-life Merseyside boxer Tony Bellew, the opponent in Creed’s ultimate fight, which certainly packs a punch.

Room – 15th January

Brie Larson has been heavily tipped for success during awards season for her intense performance in Room. Based on the novel by Emma Donoghue, who also is credited for the adapted screenplay, Room focuses on five-year-old Jack and his mother who after years of being held captive in a confined space, finally escape and experience the outside world.

The Big Short – 22nd January

Anchorman director Adam McKay turns his attention to the true story of a group of outsiders within the world of high finance who predict the credit and market bubble collapse during the mid 2000’s, going against the banks who are oblivious to what is to come due to their greed. An all-star cast of Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt join together for this remarkable story.

Dirty Grandpa – 25th January

Zac Efron and Robert De Niro team up for this disaster comedy that follows the story of uptight Jason Kelly, when just before his wedding, he is tricked into driving his perverted Grandfather, Dick, to Florida for Spring Break. Directed by the man behind I Give It A Year, expect hilarity from this awesome comedy pairing.

Spotlight – 29th January

Spotlight is one of those films that you don’t forget about too quickly. Tipped to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards, Spotlight follows the true story of a group of journalists at the Boston Globe as they investigate various accusations against the Catholic Church regarding the molestation of children. An all star cast headed by Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton and Rachel McAdams team up for this incredibly powerful and shocking story, expertly portrayed.

The 33 – 29th January

It’s six years since 33 Chilean miners were left trapped for 69 days when a gold and copper mine collapses. The 33 is an incredibly tense portrayal of those 69 days leading up to their unthinkable rescue. Antonio Banderas and Rodrigo Santoro star in this remarkable tale.

The Golden Globes – The Winners

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The 73rd Golden Globe awards ceremony took place in Hollywood last night and here is a list of the selected nominees and winners:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Carol – Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

Mad Max: Fury Road – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

The Revenant – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy – WINNER

Room – Brie Larson, Sean Bridges

Spotlight – Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Big Short – Christian Bale, Steve Carell

Joy – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper

The Martian – Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges – WINNER

Spy – Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law

Trainwreck – Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant – WINNER

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Will Smith – Concussion

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room – WINNER

Rooney Mara – Carol

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Matt Damon – The Martian – WINNER

Al Pacino – Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy – WINNER

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylace – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvestre Stallone – Creed – WINNER

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Janes Fonda – Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – Ex-Machina

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs – WINNER

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant – WINNER

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

The Big Short – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay

The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

Room – Emma Donoghue

Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin – WINNER

Best Animated Film

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out – WINNER

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

El club

Le tout nouveau testament

Miekkailija

Mustang

Saul fia – WINNER

Free State of Jones – Trailer

Here’s the epic new trailer for Civil War biopic Free State of Jones, which features a hairy, but intense looking Matthew McConaughey, directed by Gary Ross, the man behind The Hunger Games.

As civil war divides the nation, a poor farmer from Mississippi leads a group of rebels against the Confederate army. – IMDB

Free State of Jones is set to be released this May.

Golden Globes – The Nominations

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The 73rd Golden Globe awards ceremony airs tonight, with Ricky Gervais returning as host, and here is the list of the selected nominations that were announced on 10th December.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Carol – Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

Mad Max: Fury Road – Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

The Revenant – Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy

Room – Brie Larson, Sean Bridges

Spotlight – Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

The Big Short – Christian Bale, Steve Carell

Joy – Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper

The Martian – Matt Damon, Jeff Bridges

Spy – Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law

Trainwreck – Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Bryan Cranston – Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant

Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

Will Smith – Concussion

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett – Carol

Brie Larson – Room

Rooney Mara – Carol

Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale – The Big Short

Steve Carell – The Big Short

Matt Damon – The Martian

Al Pacino – Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence – Joy

Melissa McCarthy – Spy

Amy Schumer – Trainwreck

Maggie Smith – The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano – Love & Mercy

Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylace – Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon – 99 Homes

Sylvestre Stallone – Creed

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Janes Fonda – Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren – Trumbo

Alicia Vikander – Ex-Machina

Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes – Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

The Big Short – Charles Randolph, Adam McKay

The Hateful Eight – Quentin Tarantino

Room – Emma Donoghue

Spotlight – Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer

Steve Jobs – Aaron Sorkin

Best Animated Film

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

El club

Le tout nouveau testament

Miekkailija

Mustang

Saul fia

The Revenant – Review

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Leonardo DiCaprio has been itching for that long awaited Oscar for Best Actor, and if he walks away from this year’s ceremony empty handed, he’ll certainly question what more he has to do to earn the prestigious award. His latest outing sees him feature in Alejandro Inarritu’s The Revenant – a movie of severe grit and tension, beautifully filmed and expertly portrayed.

The movie follows the true story of frontiersman, Hugh Glass (DiCaprio), as a fur trading expedition takes a nasty turn when he is brutally mauled by a bear, incurring devastating injuries and left on the brink of death.

When found by the rest of his colleagues, they decide to leave two men to look after the severely hurt Glass. Jim Bridger (Will Poulter) and John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy) are promised more money to look after Glass but decide instead to leave him for dead and leave the tale of how they gave him a fine send off for when they return and are paid.

But when left for dead, Glass’ survival instincts kick in and he seeks vengeance on the two men who abandoned him.

Birdman director Inarritu’s and cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki’s immediately submerge you into the heart of 1820’s America with an immensely intimate fight scene between Glass and his colleagues with a group of tribesman warriors. It’s a gritty, dirty, dark scene, which gives you a fine feel of what to expect from the rest of the movie. The audience feels the bite of the cold and the feel of the mud in the wintery forest terrain so much so you almost feel uncomfortable watching it.

The scene that has had most people talking is of course the bear mauling itself. Some have described it as a “rape” scene whereas many, including DiCaprio himself, have denied such suggestions. (After all, the bear is a female protecting her cubs). He did however go on to say he spent months rehearsing the scene, making sure the intimacy and savageness of the scene is perfectly portrayed.

It’s just one credit given to DiCaprio who went through incredible lengths to perfect the role, including working in sub-zero temperatures and chewing through raw bison liver.

It’s an award worthy performance from DiCaprio and it’s no surprise the film itself has been talked about as the award season approaches. Inarritu’s Birdman of course won Best Picture at the Academy Awards last year and there are certainly relative elements he shares in The Revenant.