Rust and Bone

Judging from Jaques Audiard’s previous films, A Prophet and  The Beat My Heart Skipped, it would be unwise to go into Rust and Bone expecting lighter fare.  Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts), a bullish street fighter moves himself and his son from Belgium into his estranged sister’s garage in France hoping to make something of himself as a street … Continue reading

Get In Losers, We’re Going To The Mean Girls Musical!

To distract us from the pain of knowing that the hilarious comedy series 30 Rock has now aired its last episode, creator Tina Fey has announced the greatest news ever – the ridiculously quotable Men Girls is going to be a musical! Speaking at the SAG awards (see the video below), Fey confirmed that she … Continue reading

Les Miserables

Plot Adapted from Victor Hugo’s iconic novel, Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), a prisoner, breaks his parole and his attempts to make a new life for himself in post-Revolution France. Pursued by  the relentless law officer  Javert (Russell Crowe) he tries to hide his past life from his adopted daughter Cosette (Amanda Seyfried). The various host … Continue reading

Quartet

  Plot The arrival of the renowned singer Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) at a retirement home for ageing opera singers disrupts the life of her ex-husband (Tom Cortenay) who is also a resident. Along with their friends, they attempt convince her to reprise one of their past performances for a fund-raising concert in celebration of … Continue reading

The 2013 Oscar Nominations Announced

    Here’s something to brighten up your January! the nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced this morning at 5.30 AM Los Angeles time (1.30 UK time). Emma Stone and this year’s Oscar host Seth Macfarlane announced the awards and Macfarlane even bagged a nomination himself for best original song from Ted for … Continue reading

My Top Ten Films of 2012

So please forgive me for being a few days late with my top ten films of last year but I was too weighed down with food and alcohol to get to my laptop for a few days! And besides, there were a few last minute films I had to watch lest they get missed out … Continue reading

Golden Globe 2013 Nominations Announced, Plus A Message From Our Hosts!

The Nominations are in! As selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Lincoln takes the lead with seven nominations making it the most nominations any Steven Spielberg film has ever received. Les Miserables, Argo, Zero Dark Thirty also all continued their success from yesterday’s SAG Award nominations, strengthening their already strong Oscar chances. With more acting categories than the … Continue reading

2013 SAG Award Nominations Announced

    Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Skyfall and Les Miserables tie in nominations. With awards season well on its way and gaining momentum on the road to the Oscars there have been nominations and award ceremonies left right and center but with the release of the SAG Award nominations this morning, the race has truly … Continue reading

Colin Firth and Helen Mirren May Check Into The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

With The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel being one of the most charming films of last year, and still a possibility for some Oscar recognition will soon be receiving some new guests.  With the original being stuffed to the brim with wonderful British talent, you would be forgiven for wondering who else they could possibly add … Continue reading

Silver Linings Playbook

Plot After a stint in a mental institution Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) is determined to get his life together reunite with his wife with the mild problem of a restraining order. He meets the equally damaged Tiffany ( Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence), a young widow and the two form a connection through their mutual … Continue reading