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Over 2,000 Actors have Auditioned to Play Han Solo

Dave Franco, Tom Felton and Aaron Taylor Johnson are just a few of the actors who think they can play a young Han Solo in the spin-off. Don’t get cocky.

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Stay Calm.. Sony are Making a Film About Emojis

No sneering, no cheap gags, no vicious rants. Let’s just talk. Yes, Sony Pictures Animation has won a bidding war for the rights to make a film about emojis. That is currently a thing that is happening in the world. But let’s not get a head of ourselves here, and instead think about whether this news is really so shocking. Continue reading Stay Calm.. Sony are Making a Film About Emojis

Just in Case you Missed it: the 68th BAFTA Award Winners

Hey, I don’t know you buddy. I may think that you would have been waiting on tenterhooks by your TV for the BAFTA’s to air sot hat you could watch your favourite actors and directors of the year to be awarded for working on some of the best films of the year. But maybe you didn’t watch it. maybe you were busy that night, out on a hot date telling the person opposite you how cool and liberating it is to finally have your pilots license so if they want to take a weekend trip to the Isle of man you could totally…OK I may have gone too far with this. Look, you probably know, but maybe you don’t. So without further ado (could we have waited longer? seriously) here are the winners and runners up for the 68th BAFTA awards:

Best Film:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Outstanding British Film:
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Under the Skin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
Writer/Director Elaine Constantine – Northern Soul
Writer Gregory Burke, Director Yann Demange – ’71
Writer/Director Hong Khaou – Lilting
Director/Producer Paul Katis, Producer Andrew de Lotbiniere – Kajaki: The True Story
Writer Stephen Beresford, Producer David Livingstone – Pride

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
James Marsh – The Theory Of Everything
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Leading Actor
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything
Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton – Birdman
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Leading Actress
Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore – Still Alice
Reese Witherspoon – Wild
Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Supporting Actor:
Edward Norton – Birdman
Ethan Hawke – Boyhood
J.K. Simmons – Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Supporting Actress:
Emma Stone – Birdman
Imelda Staunton – Pride
Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood
Rene Russo – Nightcrawler

Original Screenplay:
Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Dan Gilroy – Nightcrawler
Damien Chazelle – Whiplash

Adapted Screenplay:
Jason Hall – American Sniper
Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game
Paul King – Paddington
Anthony McCarten – The Theory of Everything

Animated Film:
Big Hero 6
The Boxtrolls
The LEGO Movie

20 Feet From Stardom
20,000 Days on Earth
Finding Vivian Maier

Film Not in the English Language:
The Lunchbox
Two Days, One Night

Original Music:
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman,
Alexandre Desplat – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar
Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything
Mica Levi – Under the Skin

Emmanuel Lubezki – Birdman
Robert Yeoman – The Grand Budapest Hotel
Lukasz Zal, Ryzsard Lenczewski – Ida
Hoyte van Hoytema – Interstellar
Dick Pope – Mr. Turner

The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Production Design:
Big Eyes
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Mr. Turner

Costume Design:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Special Visual Effects:
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Make-Up and Hair:
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Guardians of the Galaxy
Into the Woods
Mr. Turner
The Theory of Everything

Short Animation:
The Bigger Picture
Monkey Love Experiments
My Dad

British Short Film:
Boogaloo and Graham
Emotional Fusebox
The Kármán Line
Three Brothers

EE Rising Star Award:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Jack O’Connell
Margot Robbie
Miles Teller
Shailene Woodley

Well what a is it is. Boyhood still took home a few bits of jewellery but it was nice to see the field open up a bit in preparation for the Oscars. My win of the night? Why J.K. Simmons of course, for his uncompromising performance alongside Miles Teller in Whiplash. Did the image for this article not give it away?

It’s coming to the end of awards season now, with one final big fish to fry. So while it’s been a little tiresome seeing the same movie titles come up over and over again, enjoy them now. You never know what we’ll be chirping about this time next year.

Time releases it’s top 10 movie lists for 2014

If there’s one thing I’ll say about Time Magazine, they are a thorough bunch. So it’s always intriguing to see what they make of the movies that have come out over this year. They have a pretty comprehensive list entertainment lists ranging from Best Movie Performances to Worst Songs to Best Plays and Musicals. We’ll just be looking at the movie categories here, but do take a look at the whole selection if you have a moment – after we go through the important ones at first. Check them out:

Top 10 Best Movies

1.The Grand Budapest Hotel
2. Boyhood 
3. The LEGO Movie
4. Lucy
5. Goodbye to Language
6. Jodorowsky’s Dune
7. Nightcrawler
8. Citizenfour
9. Wild Tales
10. Birdman

Top 10 Worst Movies

2. A Million Ways to Die in the West
3. Men, Women & Children
4. Walk of Shame
5. Let’s Be Cops
6. The Legend of Hercules
7. Winter’s Tale
8. The Nut Job
9. Transcendence
10. Hateship Loveship

Top 10 Best Movie Performances

1.Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
2. Julianne Moore, Still Alice
3. Chadwick Boseman, Get On Up
4. Marion Cotillard, The Immigrant and Two Days, One Night
5. Eva Green, 300: Rise of an Empire and Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
6. Jack O’Connell, Unbroken
7. David Oyelowo, Selma
8. Essie Davis, The Babadook
9. Jenny Slate, Obvious Child
10. Tilda Swinton, Only Lovers Left Alive

Benedict Cumberbatch in "The Imitation Game": Have you tried turning it off and on again?
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game”: Have you tried turning it off and on again?

Not a bad set of lists there. A few surprises to see on the Best list like Lucy and Goodbye to language, not to mention a good portion of documentaries like Citizenfour and Jodorowsky’s Dune. as for the Worst, no real surprises there, but a very good way of picking a few scabs (I really had forgotten how much I disliked Blended). Between the Best Movies and the Best Performances there are a lot of dependable Oscar hopefuls stretching over a few categories. Good to see Essie Davis get some credit for her role in The Babadook and Tilda Swinton for Only Lovers Left AliveI’ve been lucky enough to see most of the films on the list, and I would strongly recommend on them. Not the Worst list so much, although if you’re looking for a masochistic giggle this Christmas, see how long you can watch Transcendence without shouting at the screen.

What’s your favourite movie on this list? Any of your favourites not make the grade?