Cineworld ScreenX – Newcastle!

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Last night I was honoured to be invited to the official opening of the brand new ScreenX in Cineworld Newcastle. They have done a truly amazing refurbishment of the cinema over the past year and this is the final screen with that. Last year they opened a SuperScreen to go along with the 4DX screen which had been added as well as changing the rest of the cinema across to the trademark Cineworld seats etc. The seats really are fantastic and this is an amazing cinema!

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Oscars 2019 – Winners

Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 2019 Oscars!

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Best Picture

  • Green Book

Best Leading Actor

  • Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody

Best Leading Actress

  • Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Best Supporting Actor

  •  Mahershala Ali, Green Book

Best Supporting Actress

  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

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Oscars 2019 – Best Picture

This is always the biggest talking point of any Oscar ceremony and which film will walk away with the title of being Best Picture. I seem to have a love/hate relationship with the winners of this category over the years. It seems to be either my favourite film that wins it or the film I hate the most from the nominees.

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This year I feel its been a very strange and odd awards season, with that I don’t really have a film that I totally love out of these eight nominated films. None in this years batch I totally love and I don’t particularly hate with a passion either. I just feel rather neutral towards them. I am hoping that by putting together this blog post that I might be able to make my mind up a little bit more. I just feel as though it is a very weak year in terms of the quality of the films. We shall soon see, so let’s take one more look at the eight films up for the most prestigious honour in film . . .

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Oscars 2019 – Best Actor

The Best Actor in a Leading Role Oscar is usually a very interesting and good race during awards season. This year it seems Rami Malek is truly leading the chase, Christian Bale has picked up a couple of awards but Malek is certainly the favourite with plenty of controversy around that with how Bohemian Rhapsody has come across.

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Let’s take one final look at the Best Actor nominees and who I would love to see win . . .

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BAFTA 2019 – Winners List

Best Film
Roma

Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Original Screenplay
“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

Adapted Screenplay
“BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel, Kevin Willmott

Leading Actor
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”

Leading Actress
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite” 

Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, “Green Book” 

Supporting Actress
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

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Meerkat Movies: Annual Cinema Index

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Meerkat Movies has launched its annual cinema report,  revealing the habits of UK cinema goers from the past year, whilst highlighting key opinions from the cinema-going British public, with key findings including;

  • UK cinemas saw the highest attendance levels for almost 50 years in 2018, with a 3.7% year-on-year increase
  • Musical adaptations are more popular than ever, with David Bowie’s story topping the list of icons we’d next like to see at the cinema
  • 75% of consumers polled say they feel James Bond should remain as a male lead
  • When movie fans were asked what films they would most like to see a sequel to, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldDeadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War came in as the top three
  • Breakdown of the most popular movie by month in 2018 (according to Meerkat Movies redemption data):

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The Favourite leads the way with 10 nominations but is it the favourite to win?

The Favourite along with Roma have both been nominated for 10 Oscars which is the most for 2019. This year feels a little bit strange though when it comes to awards season and I don’t particularly have a film that I am backing all the way in terms of totally loving it. Unlike previous years, so I guess it makes this year a little bit more interesting in terms of who could win on the night. It feels a little bit more open!

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A couple of surprise omissions happened though with Timothee Chalamet overlooked for his incredible performance in Beautiful Boy and not forgetting that, Bradley Cooper didn’t get a nomination as Best Director which therefore leaves Cuaron as the biggest lock of the entire ceremony in the Best Director category.

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