Jan 102013

85th Academy Awards nominations were revealed this afternoon. Full list of nominations can be found here and highlights below:


“Amour” – list to follow
“Argo” – Grant Heslov, Ben Affleck and George Clooney (Producers)
“Beasts of the Southern Wild” – Dan Janvey, Josh Penn and Michael Gottwald (Producers)
“Django Unchained” Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin and Pilar Savone (Producers)
“Les Misérables” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Debra Hayward and Cameron Mackintosh (Producers)
“Life of Pi” Gil Netter, Ang Lee and David Womark (Producers)
“Lincoln” Steven Spielberg and Kathleen Kennedy (Producers)
“Silver Linings Playbook” Donna Gigliotti, Bruce Cohen and Jonathan Gordon (Producers)
“Zero Dark Thirty” Mark Boal, Kathryn Bigelow and Megan Ellison (Producers)

Bradley Cooper for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Daniel Day-Lewis for “Lincoln”
Hugh Jackman for “Les Misérables”
Joaquin Phoenix for “The Master”
Denzel Washington for “Flight”

Jessica Chastain for “Zero Dark Thirty”
Jennifer Lawrence for “Silver Linings Playbook”
Emmanuelle Riva for “Amour”
Quvenzhané Wallis for “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
Naomi Watts for “The Impossible”

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Oct 202012

Oscars season is definitely upon us. Movies to see this month:

Poster for Robert Zemeckis "Flight"

Denzel will fix it


Plot: Airline pilot saves a flight from catastrophe, but an investigation reveals malfunction was not random.

Why watch: Weekend movie with Denzel.

Genre: Drama

Production: USA

Director:  Robert Zemeckis

Script:  John Gatins

Cast: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Don Cheadle

United States Cinemas: Friday November 2 2012

United Kingdom  Cinemas: Friday 1st February 2013

Australia  Cinemas: Thursday 7th February 2013




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Aug 012012
Sacrificial Engineer in Ridley Scott's "Prometheus"

“..hey guys, this black goo thing seems to be doing different things every time, how do you know my hair will grow back if I drink it?”

Not really a surprise to anyone who saw the movie, but last week Twentieth Century Fox has officially confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter  that the studio is going ahead with “Prometheus” sequel. And this time around most of the pieces of the puzzle seem to be in the right place – Ridley Scott is actively developing the follow-up, Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace are already contracted to return. But most importantly, the article hinted that “new writers are being approached for this next installment because Prometheus co-writer Damon Lindelof may not be available.” So there we have it – here is to the hope that the studio will absolutely make sure Lindelof is otherwise engaged and the man responsible for turning the plot of an absolute visual masterpiece into complete drivel has nothing to do with Alien adjacent universe ever again. I’ll drink to that!

I’m rather happy Fassbender is returning in the sequel as the Peter O’Toole admiring artificial intelligence, although the cheeky part of me still wants to ask – if you had any say in what the sequel was about – what would you rather want Vickers miraculously survive the whole comical croissant straight line outrun attempt, and now face Deacon on LV-426 in a classic female protagonist vs evil  xenomorph alone-in-enclosed-spaces horror slasher, or would you rather spend three hours following Dr. Shaw with droid’s head in a bag sobbing every few minutes in all distant  corners of the universe while looking for opportunity to ask Mala’kaks her eternal vagina monologues question – “why do you hate me?”)

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Jul 152012

During San Diego Comic Con show on Saturday Marvel announced few more sequels and full set of brand new characters to be introduced to cinema screens in the near future. Codenamed “Phase Two” the plan includes two new movies based on comic book characters and three sequels to already existing franchises. Movies with new characters are:

Logo of the Marvel's upcoming Ant-Man movie

Ant-Man logo from San Diego Comic Con

The character was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby and is alter ago of Henry Pym, a brilliant scientist who invented a substance that allowed him to change his size. This announcement is no surprise, Edgar Wright (“Hot Fuzz”, “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”) has been courting Marvel for at least five years to direct Ant-Man and Marvel finally decided to green light it.

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Jul 062012
Ridley Scott points at the guy who lost half the "Prometheus" script

“I know the script doesn’t make sense Noomi, but this Lindelof guy over there says we are going to have 22 episodes to bridge it with the original Alien”

Blu-Ray.com reports preliminary details about French triple disc “Prometheus” BluRay release planned for October 3rd. The list of extras includes 18 minutes of viral videos, 120 minute long “Making of” collection and 15 minutes (yes, just 15 minutes) of deleted and alternate scenes. Link to page and details – http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9076

Our own exclusive, unofficial info hints that the US version will include 4th disk with recorded audio message from script writer Damon Lindelof repeatedly asking Alien fans for forgiveness in form of “Lost” distress radio call, every minute until media runs out of space.

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