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All Hail Fassbender in New “Macbeth” Stills

Man, is anyone else sick of seeing Michael Fassbender this week? The Xmen: Apocalypse star’s been on promo overload this week.

Not only have we seen him on the new poster for Danny Boyle‘s Steve Jobs, we’ve also got a sneaky look at him in Ubisoft’s Assassins Creed adaptation. But that’s all, right? Wrong! We’ve still got Macbeth to go. Continue reading All Hail Fassbender in New “Macbeth” Stills

European Film Award nominations are in!

In-between all the American greats getting nomination after nomination, it’s nice to get a relaxing break from all the Hollywood thrills and spills to take a look at the successes of our often nobler, sometimes harder to understand European friends. That’s right, the nominations for the European Film Awards are officially done with. We’ll have more information on the winners as it becomes available but for now, since it’s the weekend, just have a quick look over the nominees as they stand. Recognisable names include Timothy Spall for Mr Turner, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hardy and Marion Cotillard, all of whom have acting nominations. So here’s the list, courtesy of Deadline:

European Comedy
The Mafia Only Kills In Summer, dir: Pierfrancesco Diliberto (Italy)

European Actress
Marion Cotillard, Two Days, One Night (Belgium)

People’s Choice Award
Ida, dir: Pawel Pawlikowski (Poland)

European Director
Pawel Pawlikowski, Ida (Poland)

European Editor
Justine Wright, Locke (UK)

European Cinematographer
Lukasz Zal, Ryszard Lenczewski, Ida (Poland)

European Costume Designer
Natascha Curtius-Noss, The Dark Valley (Austria/Germany)

European Production Designer
Claus-Rudolf Amler, The Dark Valley (Austria/Germany)

European Composer
Mica Levi, Under The Skin (UK)

European Sound Designer
Joakim Sundström, Starred Up (UK)

European Actor
Timothy Spall, Mr Turner (UK)

European Co-Production Award 2014 – Prix Eurimages
Ed Guiney

European Animated Feature Film
The Art Of Happiness, dir: Alessandro Rak (Italy)

European Documentary
Master Of The Universe, dir: Marc Bauder (Germany/Austria)

European Screenwriter
Pawel Pawlikowski, Rebecca Lenkiewicz – Ida (Poland)

European Achievement in World Cinema
Steve McQueen

European Short Film
The Chicken, dir: Una Gunjak (Germany/Croatia)

European Discovery – FIPRESCI Prize
The Tribe, dir: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (Ukraine)

The odds are definitely in the favour of Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida with five separate nominations. Steve McQueen is a name we’ve not seen since last year’s 12 Years a Slave  won over the Academy. Nicest surprise is most certainly Under The Skin’s Mica Levi for his innovative score for the science fiction thriller. The awards will take place at The Latvian National Opera house in Riga.

Who do you want to see take home the prize?

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

1.Blended
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?