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This week’s podcast is packed full of news including my thoughts on George Clooney and Julia Roberts in Money Monster, a new film about the Obama’s’ first date, Nicole Kidman working on a vampire movie and what next for Daniel Craig.
A new poster for George Clooney and Julia Roberts’s next film, Money Monster, has been released.
I’ve already picked Money Monster as one of my must-see films of 2016 and the new trailer only reinforces my excitement.
The start of a new year always prompts me to take a look at some of the cinematic offerings our local multiplexes will have on offer over the next 12 months.
This is a rundown of the film’s I’m looking forward to in the coming year. NB, I’ve only chosen films which have confirmed UK release dates.
From Captain America v Iron Man to the first Star Wars spin-off via Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in a musical, hopefully there’s a film here to pique your interest.
BAFTA have confirmed who we can expect to see in the red carpet and on the stage at Sunday’s Film Awards.
BAFTA has revealed the five young stars nominated for this year’s Rising Star Award.
They are Jack O’Connell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miles Teller, Margot Robbie and Shailene Woodley.
The Rising Star Award is the only BAFTA award open to public voting and you can vote here: https://explore.ee.co.uk/bafta
George Clooney and Julia Robers look set to reunite on the big screen.
Julia is in talks to co-star alongside George in Money Monster, a new drama being directed by Jodie Foster.
George will play a TV host who is taken hostage live on air. He has to uncover he truth about a big stocks deal whilst the situation unfolds. Julia is expected to play his producer. Rising British star Jack O’Connell (who seems to be in everything at the moment) is in talks to play the hostage taker.
Filming is due to begin in the spring.
Tomorrow night in LA the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences hosts its annual Governors’ Awards dinner.
The event has become more and more significant as a place for potential Ocsar nominees to schmooze Academy members as the race to February 22 kicks up a gear.
The list of expected guests this year features plenty of talent that will be hitting the campaign trail hard over the next few months including Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Chadwick Boseman, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Ellar Coltrane, James Corden, Kevin Costner, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jake Gyllenhaal, Felicity Jones, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Jack O’Connell, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock, Mark Ruffalo, Andy Serkis, JK Simmons, Timothy Spall, Octavia Spencer, Hilary Swank, Tilda Swinton, Channing Tatum, Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Phew!
The nominations for this year’s Moët BIFA film awards have just been announced.
Drama ‘71 leads the nominations with nine nods including he highest number of nominations this year goes to ‘71 with nine nominations including Best British Independent Film; Best Director and Best Actor for star Jack O’Connell.
The brilliant Pride also received seven nominations. It’s definitely one of my favourite films of the year.
Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley are both nominated for The Imitation Game which is also up for Best Independent Film.
Other acting nominees include Alicia Vikander, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Timothy Spall, Imelda Staunton, Andrew Scott, Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllanhaal.
The winners will be revealed on December 7.