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Honest Movie Posters – Oscars 2010

Posted by LiveFor on March 20, 2010

I love these. Great honest titles for some of the winners and losers from this years Oscars.

Source: College Humor

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Jameson / Empire Film Awards – The 2010 Nominations Announced

Posted by LiveFor on February 25, 2010

Another award ceremony has announced their nominees and some good ones to be had at the Jameson / Empire Film Awards. Here is the press release followed by the list of nominations.

Two of the biggest and most revered action/thriller directors lead the way in this year’s Awards with James Cameron’s Avatar and Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds each garnering five nominations. Academy Award-nominated dramas proved equally popular with the multi-BAFTA Award-winning The Hurt Locker and District 9 receiving four nominations each whilst Up In The Air and An Education each receive three nominations.

In the running for the coveted position of Best Film (presented by Sony) are Avatar, Star Trek, District 9, Inglourious Basterds and The Hurt Locker.

Harry Brown, Sherlock Holmes and Inglourious Basterds all feature in the Best Actor category (presented by Citroën) with nominations for Sir Michael Caine and Robert Downey Jr. They are joined by Christoph Waltz with his Academy Award-nominated performance in Inglourious Basterds, Sam Worthington in Avatar and Robert Pattinson in New Moon.

The past year has also given movie fans a dazzling array of performances by a new generation of leading ladies. Zoe Saldana for her motion capture work in Avatar as Best Actress, alongside Carey Mulligan’s superb performance in An Education. They are joined by Emily Blunt in the title role of The Young Victoria, Melanie Laurent as vengeful refugee Shosanna Dreyfus in Inglourious Basterds and Anne-Marie Duff for her acclaimed performance as John Lennon’s mother in Nowhere Boy.

Avatar and Inglourious Basterds see directors James Cameron and Quentin Tarantino go head to head for the coveted title of Best Director alongside Neil Blomkamp for District 9, JJ Abrams for Star Trek and Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker.

This has been another fantastic year for British filmmaking as reflected by nominees in many of the categories. The nominees for the Best British Film Award include Daniel Barber’s Michael Caine thriller Harry Brown, Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, Lone Scherfig’s An Education, Sam Taylor-Wood’s directorial debut Nowhere Boy and Armando Iannucci’s political satire In The Loop (also nominated for Best Comedy).

The awards continue to acknowledge and celebrate the emergence of new talent. This year’s nominees for Best Newcomer are: Carey Mulligan for her BAFTA Award-winning role in An Education, Aaron Johnson for his performance as a young John Lennon in Nowhere Boy, Sharlto Copley in District 9, Anna Kendrick for her roles in Up In The Air and New Moon, and Katie Jarvis in the critically acclaimed Fish Tank.

Cinemagoers were kept in stitches by films such as the hit buddy movie The Hangover, the Coen Brothers’ A Serious Man, In The Loop and George Clooney’s dual roles in The Men Who Stare At Goats and Up In The Air – all of which are nominated for the Best Comedy Award.

Meanwhile, the Best Horror nominees that saw filmgoers cringing in their seats comprise of Tomas Alfredson’s Let The Right One In, Oren Peli’s terrifying Paranormal Activity, Ruben Fleischer’s comedy horror Zombieland, Chan-wook Park’s Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize winning Thirst and Sam Raimi’s return to form, Drag Me To Hell.

The Best Thriller category sees Harry Brown and Michael Mann’s Public Enemies up against Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Kathryn Bigelow’s The Hurt Locker and Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes, starring Robert Downey Jr.

Finally, Duncan Jones’ Moon, JJ Abrams’ Star Trek and James Cameron’s Avatar will go up against Neil Blomkamp’s District 9 and Terry Gilliam’s The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy film.

This year’s Jameson Empire Awards also welcomes the return of the hugely popular amateur filmmaking competition Done In 60 Seconds. All entries have now been submitted and the public are now starting to vote for their favourite Done in 60 Seconds film. Voting will close on March 12 and then the UK’s top five finalists will join 15 international finalists to be judged by a super-panel comprising Empire Editor Mark Dinning, actor Jason Issacs and director Edgar Wright. The resulting top five will then be invited to the Awards itself, but only one can win the coveted prize. The public can vote for their favourite UK Done in 60 Seconds video by visiting the website: www.empireonline.com/awards2010.

The Jameson Empire Awards 2010 will be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Sunday March 28 at 4.30pm.

List of Nominees:

Best Film
Avatar
Star Trek
District 9
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker

Best Actor
Sir Michael Caine (Harry Brown)
Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds)
Robert Pattinson (New Moon)
Sam Worthington (Avatar)
Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes)

Best Actress
Anne-Marie Duff (Nowhere Boy)
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Zoe Saldana (Avatar)
Emily Blunt (The Young Victoria)
Melanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds)

Best Director
James Cameron (Avatar)
Neil Blomkamp (District 9)
JJ Abrams (Star Trek)
Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds)
Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker)

Best British Film
Harry Brown
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus
An Education
Nowhere Boy
In The Loop

Best Comedy
In The Loop
A Serious Man
The Hangover
Up In The Air
The Men Who Stare At Goats

Best Horror
Let The Right One In
Paranormal Activity
Zombieland
Thirst
Drag Me To Hell

Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Moon
Star Trek
Avatar
District 9
The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus

Best Thriller
Harry Brown
Public Enemies
Inglourious Basterds
The Hurt Locker
Sherlock Holmes

Best Newcomer
Carey Mulligan (An Education)
Aaron Johnson (Nowhere Boy)
Sharlto Copley (District 9)
Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air/New Moon)
Katie Jarvis (Fish Tank)

What do you think will win?

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Inglourious Basterds – 1/6 Lt. Aldo Raine action figure

Posted by LiveFor on January 22, 2010

This figure from Hot Toys has a stunningly good likeness to Brad Pitt’s character in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds. I think it is very cool, yet somehow very wrong.

Toysrevil posted the news and the artists involved have done a fantastic job. Here is the official stuff about the figure.

Hot Toys is delighted to present the 1/6th scale Lt. Aldo Raine collectible figure from the Inglourious Basterds movie. This is the first-licensed collectible figure of Brad Pitt which fully realizes his likeness in the movie.

The 1/6th scale Lt. Aldo Raine specially features:
– Newly sculpted head with authentic likeness of Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine in the movie
– Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture
– Real-like hair style, beard and face hair
– TrueType body with approximately 30cm tall
– 34 points of articulations
– Three pairs of interchangeable palms (one pair of relaxed palms, one pair for holding gun and one pair for holding blade)
– Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted

Costume & Accessories:
– Jacket with worn-out edges, sweater, scarf, trousers and hat
– Leather-like belt with gun holster and blade pouch
– Leather-like long boots and bag
– Flannelette-surfaced water bottle
– Figure stand with movie logo and Lt. Aldo Raine nameplate

Weapons:
– Rifle, machine gun and pistol
– Large and small blade

Artists:
– Head Sculpted by Kojun
– Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
– Head Painted by JC. Hong

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2010 Golden Globes Results. The winners are…

Posted by LiveFor on January 18, 2010

The results are in and they are not too bad. I’m made up Jeff Bridges, Christopher Waltz and Robert Downey Jr won awards. Good to see James Cameron saying Kathryn Bigelow should have won his Best Director award. All the results are below. Let me know what you think. I’ve also included some acceptance speaches.

Any surprises, disappointments or is everything as it should be?

Now over to Ricky.

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

  • Mo’Nique – Precious
  • Julianne Moore – A Single Man
  • Anna Kendrick – Up in the Air
  • Vera Farmiga – Up in the Air
  • Penelope Cruz – Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a television series, comedy or drama

  • Toni Collette, United States of Tara
  • Courteney Cox, Cougar Town
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Lea Michele, Glee

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Up
  • Coraline
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • The Princess and the Frog

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television series, drama

  • Michael C. Hall, Dexter
  • Simon Baker, The Mentalist
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Hugh Laurie, House
  • Bill Paxton, Big Love

Best Performance by an Actress in a Televisison Series, Drama

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • January Jones, Mad Men
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood
  • Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “The Weary Kind” The Crazy Heart
  • “I Will See You” Avatar
  • “Winter” U2 – Brothers
  • “Cinema Italiano ” Nine
  • Everybody’s Fine

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Michael Giacchino – Up
  • Marvin Hamlisch – The Informant!
  • James Horner – Avatar
  • Abel Korzeniowski – A Single Man
  • Caren O and Carter Burwell – Where the Wild Things Are

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Televisison

  • Grey Gardens
  • Georgia O’Keefe
  • Into the Storm
  • Little Dorrit
  • Taking Chance

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

  • Meryl Streep – Julie and Julia
  • Sandra Bullock – The Proposal
  • Marion Cotillard – Nine
  • Meryl Streep – It’s Complicated
  • Julia Roberts, Duplicity

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Kevin Bacon, Taking Chance
  • Kenneth Branagh, Wallander: One Step Behind
  • Chiewetel Ejiofor, Endgame
  • Brendan Gleeson, Into the Storm
  • Jeremy Irons, Georgia O’Keefe

Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for television

  • Drew Barrymore, Grey Gardens
  • Joan Allen, Georgia O’Keefe
  • Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
  • Anna Paquin, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
  • Sigourney Weaver, Prayers for Bobby
Best Screenplay — Motion Picture
  • Jason Reitman & Sheldon Turner – Up in the Air
  • Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell, District 9
  • Mark Boal, The Hurt Locker
  • Nancy Meyers, It’s Complicated
  • Quentin Tarantino, Inglourious Basterds

Best Foreign Language Film

  • The White Ribbon (Germany)
  • Barria
  • Broken Embraces
  • A Prophet
  • The Maid

Best Television Series, Drama

  • Mad Men
  • Big Love
  • Dexter
  • House
  • True Blood

Best Performance by and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Chloë Sevigny, Big Love
  • Jane Adams, Hung
  • Rose Byrne, Damages
  • Jane Lynch, Glee
  • Janet McTeer, Into the Storm

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

  • Christopher Waltz – Inglorious Basterds
  • Matt Damon – Invictus
  • Stanley Tucci – The Lovely Bones
  • Christopher Plummer – The Last Station
  • Woody Harrelson – The Messenger

Cecil B Demille Award (Special Regonition to Film Award):

  • Martin Scorsese


Best Director — Motion Picture

  • James Cameron – Avatar
  • Kathryn Bigelow – The Hurt Locker
  • Clint Eastwood – Invictus
  • Jason Reitman – Up in the Air
  • Quentin Tarantino – Inglorious Basterds

BEST TELEVISION SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Glee
  • 30 Rock
  • Entourage
  • Modern Family
  • The Office

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • The Hangover
  • (500) Days of Summer
  • It’s Complicated
  • Julie & Julia
  • Nine

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Sandra Bullock – The Blind Side
  • Emily Blunt – The Young Victoria
  • Helen Mirren – The Last Station
  • Carey Mulligan – An Education
  • Gabourey Sadibe – Precious

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

  • Robert Downey Jr. – Sherlock Holmes
  • Matt Damon – The Informant
  • Daniel Day Lewis – Nine
  • Joseph Gordon Levitt – (500) Days of Summer
  • Michael Stuhlbarg – A Serious Man



Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Jeff Bridges – Crazy Heart
  • George Clooney – Up in the Air
  • Colin Firth – A Single Man
  • Morgan Freeman – Invictus
  • Toeby Maguire – Brothers
Best Motion Picture — Drama
  • Avatar
  • The Hurt Locker
  • Inglorious Basterds
  • Precious
  • Up in the Air

Some photos from The Guardian.

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The Random – Resident Evil, District 9, Machete, Magneto, Hamdan v Rumsfeld, Underworld 4, Gene, Avatar, Inglourious Basterds, Fallen, Defendor

Posted by LiveFor on September 22, 2009

According to BlackFilm.com, Ali Larter will reprise her role as Claire Redfield and Prison Break‘s Wentworth Miller has boarded the cast of Resident Evil: Afterlife.

Nigerian Information Minister Dora Akunyili has requested that all Nigerian cinemas stop showing “District 9“, confiscate all copies and potentially remove offending scenes, and has written to Sony asking for an ‘unconditional apology’. (full details)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group has acquired most international distribution rights for Robert Rodriguez’s “Machete,” the feature film spin-off from the “Grindhouse” trailer says the trades.

Asked about helming a potential ‘Magneto‘ movie, ‘Wolverine’ director Gavin Hood says “Absolutely, if I was asked I’d take an interest. But the truth is I haven’t been asked and I think that the studio right now is waiting to see how we do with the DVDs, and who knows where we’ll all be if and when a ‘Wolverine 2’ script is ready”… (full details)

According to Female First, George Clooney is looking to direct Matt Damon in the film Hamdan v Rumsfeld, a political film he is developing about the ‘War on Terror’ a seen through the eyes of Osama Bin Laden’s former chauffer. The story follows the plight of the chauffer, who was captured in Afghanistan and shipped to notorious US detention centre Guantanamo Bay, located in Cuba.

Michael Sheen claims he’s heard the rumors but hasn’t been approached to star in the fourth “Underworld” – “I’m not sure. I’ve heard rumor of it, but nobody has actually spoken to me about it, so I don’t know. Maybe it is going to take place without me. I’m not sure”…(full details)

Darren Aronofsky has signed on to direct and produce an indie heist thriller inspired by the $85 million robbery at the Securitas Depot in Tonbridge, England, in February 2006. According to Variety, XYZ Films and Time Inc. Studios are partnered with Protozoa Pictures on the project.

Walden Media and Kerner Entertainment have picked up “Mrs. Doubtfire” co-writer Randi Mayem Singer’s contemporary genie story “Gene“. Plot details of the live action family film are being kept under wraps. Jordan Kerner is producing…(full details)

Coca-Cola Zero has set up a brand new viral website for James Cameron’s “Avatar” and reveals a lot of detail about the planet Pandora and what the humans are up to there. Stephen Lang delivers a video blog as his Colonel Quaritch character while there’s some impressive artwork as well…(full details)

Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” has surpassed “Pulp Fiction” at the box office and is now the filmmaker’s highest grossing film ever. The film has grossed over $108 million in North American box office receipts since its initial release on August 21st.

“John Glenn (“Eagle Eye”) will executive produce the new Fox drama “Fallen“. The story revolves around a group of vigilante “fallen” angels who take down the criminal and the corrupt in New York while falling in love, battling demons and seeking their own personal revenge – Not sure if this is a spin off from the old Denzel Washington film of the same name (full details)

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions Group is in final negotiations to acquire the Woody Harrelson comedy “Defendor“. Peter Stebbings’ movie stars Harrelson as a man who is under the delusion that he is a superhero and sets out on a series of adventures to protect a crime-beset city.  (full details)

Source: Dark Horizons

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The Green Hornet to go up against Colonel Hans Landa

Posted by LiveFor on September 14, 2009

christophe-waltzAh the comings and goings of Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet. People are cast, people leave and it’s all a bit up in the air even though they have started filming (check out the photos).

Last we heard Nicolas Cage had to bow out from being the gangster villain of the piece due to other commitments. That left a gap in the cast of Seth Rogen, Cameron Diaz, Jay Chou, Edward James Olmos and Tom Wilkinson.

Step forward Christoph Waltz. He is the excellent actor who was absolutely brilliant in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds as Col. Hans Landa. He was calm, collected, witty, manic and intelligently insane. A superb performance in my mind and I hope he gets a Supporting Actor nod at the Oscars.

I think Waltz will give this production an absolute lift and if he is working his milk drinking strudel chomping mojo then we should be in for something simply splendid.

How do you feel about Waltz going up against the Hornet?

Source: Deadline Hollywood

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POLL: What is your favourite Quentin Tarantino film?

Posted by LiveFor on August 23, 2009

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Inglourious Basterds – Cool poster by Tyler Stout

Posted by LiveFor on August 20, 2009

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If there are any left you can buy a copy of the very limited edition poster here.

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Tarantino talks British Spy film

Posted by LiveFor on August 15, 2009

The Four Seasons HotelQuentin Tarantino has recently revealed that he is thinking of making a film based on the cold war-era adventures of Bernard Samson, a jaded, middle-aged intelligence officer working for the fictional Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) in the 1980s.

“One of the things I enjoy musing about doing is the trilogy of Len Deighton books, Berlin Game, Mexico Set and London Match,” he said. “I love England. It would be a wonderful life experience to have an excuse to work here for six or nine months.”

The trilogy was previously adapted by Granada Television as a 12-part series called Game, Set and Match in 1988, with Ian Holm as Samson. But perhaps Deighton’s most famous creation committed to celluloid is Harry Palmer, played by Michael Caine in the 1965 film of The Ipcress File and its sequels Funeral in Berlin (1966) and Billion Dollar Brain (1967).

Unlike Bond creator Ian Fleming, Deighton is still going strong. At the height of his writing success in 1967 he wrote Len Deighton’s London Dossier, a guide book to swinging-60s London on a “secret agent” theme. He has also published several cookery volumes, including his Action Cook Book, which was recently republished to celebrate his 80th birthday.

This is all very much a rumour at the moment with Tarantino doing his usual thinking out loud, but it would be good to see what he does with the series.

Tarantino’s latest film, Inglourious Basterds, is released in the UK on 19 August.

Source: The Guardian

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Basterdise Yourself!

Posted by LiveFor on August 13, 2009

Basterdise Yourself | Inglourious Basterds - In Cinemas 2009

Go to Basterdise Yourself now to put your beautiful face in a variety of Inglourious poses.

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