Gone Girl is found at the top spot in the UK

Hitting the box office charts hard is American mystery thriller Gone Girl, which delivered the biggest opening weekend since The Inbetweeners 2 back in August, debuting with £4,109,628. Adapted by Gillian Flynn, who wrote the 2012 novel of the same name, it was directed by David Fincher, whose previous openers include The Social Network with … Continue reading Gone Girl is found at the top spot in the UK

Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Last week, Venice Film Festival rocked the film industry with the opening of Alejandro Gonzales Iñárritu’s "Birdman," which has become an instant favourite to dominate next year’s Oscars. Other movies such as Reese Witherspoon's starrer “Wild” and Alan Turin's biopic “The Imitation Game” generated no lesser enthusiasm following their premieres at the Colorado-based Telluride Film … Continue reading Why does Toronto International Film Festival matter?

Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the Primetime Emmys

For the fourth time, the outgoing incumbent Breaking Bad took the trophy for outstanding drama series at the 2014 Primetime Emmys, while Modern Family claimed its fifth Emmy in a row for best comedy series. The two veteran shows have also repeated their triumphs in other important categories.  Breaking Bad’s lead, Bryan Cranston, earned a … Continue reading Breaking Bad and Modern Family dominate the Primetime Emmys

Christopher Nolan promises new immersive technology in Interstellar

Christopher Nolan’s films have made cinemas millions of pounds, hence it was apt to host  a lunch in his honour at thisyear’s Cinema Con in Vegas, where theatre owners gather to learn the studios’s offering for the coming year. Speaking at the event, the Hollywood director was reluctant to share much information about his latest … Continue reading Christopher Nolan promises new immersive technology in Interstellar

Whiplash wins Audience and Grand Jury awards at Sundance Film Festival

It opened the 30th Sundance Film Festival 10 days ago and tonight Whiplash has scooped both the US dramatic Grand Jury prize and the Audience Award. Damien Ghazelle’s feature film debut made a splash when it was premiered and received critical acclaim. Based on a short film with the same title, which Ghazelle screened in … Continue reading Whiplash wins Audience and Grand Jury awards at Sundance Film Festival

American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

Last year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voters shocked the film industry when they overlooked Ben Affleck in the best director’s category, this year they outdid themselves, snubbing safe potential contenders such as Emma Thompson, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks in the acting categories and Paul Greengrass in the directing category. Other … Continue reading American Hustle, Gravity and 12 Years a Slave lead Oscar nominations

DGA nominations reaffirm Oscar frontrunners

There were no surprises in the Directors Guild of America (DGA) nominations, when they were announced this morning. Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, Captain Phillips’ Paul Greengrass, 12 Years A Slave’s Steve McQueen, American Hustle’s David O. Russell and The Wolf Of Wall Street’s Martin Scorsese were all considered favorites to make it on the DGA nominations … Continue reading DGA nominations reaffirm Oscar frontrunners