7 Films Based on Books – #WorldBookDay

Today is World Book Day and what better way to celebrate on a film blog than putting together a list of 7 films that are based on books? I thought it was a great idea too, the thing with the list though is that I have to have read the book and seen the film for it to make the list.

Here are my choices . . .

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2020 Film Awards Season – Schedule

This was something I meant to post a lot earlier so we can all see when different awards nominations are going to be announced as well as the actual ceremonies taking place!

JANUARY

Thursday, Jan. 2: Oscar nominations voting opens
Friday, Jan. 3: American Society of Cinematographers Awards nominations announced
Saturday, Jan. 4: National Society of Film Critics winners announced
Sunday, Jan. 5: Golden Globes ceremony
Monday, Jan. 6: Writers Guild of America Awards nominations announced
Tuesday, Jan 7: British Academy of Film & Television Arts Awards nominations announced
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Oscar nominations voting closes
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Producers Guild of America Awards nominations announced
Tuesday, Jan. 7: Directors Guild of America Award nominations announced
Tuesday, Jan. 7: New York Film Critics Circle Awards Gala

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Golden Globes 2020 – Winners

The 2020 Golden Globes took place last night and I have to admit that I am very happy with some of the wins. Missing Link for Best Animated film has to be a highlight, well done to the voters for picking the only original film from them!

Tom Hanks picked up the lifetime achievement award!

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  • Best Motion Picture – Drama = 1917
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy = Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Motion Picture – Animated = Missing Link
  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language = Parasite
  • Best Director – Motion Picture = Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama = Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama = Renée Zellweger, Judy
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy, Musical = Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy, Musical = Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture = Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture = Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Best Screenplay – Motion Picture = Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Best Original Song – Motion Picture = “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
  • Best Original Score – Motion Picture = Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker

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2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Nominations

Awards season 2020 is officially underway with the nominees for the Independent Spirit Awards being released!

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BEST FEATURE
A Hidden Life
Clemency
The Farewell
Marriage Story
Uncut Gems

BEST DIRECTOR
Robert Eggers, The Lighthouse
Alma Har’el, Honey Boy
Julius Onah, Luce
Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie, Uncut Gems
Lorene Scafaria, Hustlers

BEST FEMALE LEAD
Karen Allen, Colewell
Hong Chau, Driveways
Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell
Mary Kay Place, Diane
Alfre Woodard, Clemency
Renee Zellweger, Judy

BEST MALE LEAD
Chris Galust, Give Me Liberty
Kelvin Harrison Jr, Luce
Robert Pattinson, The Lighthouse
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems
Matthias Schoenaerts, The Mustang

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Let’s get epic with PLAYMOBIL: The Movie!

Ready to discover a world where anything can happen? The PLAYMOBIL universe is coming to the big screen in PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE – don’t miss it in UK cinemas from August 9. Bring the action of the movie home with the new PLAYMOBIL: The Movie playsets and recreate iconic scenes with favourite characters or imagine new adventures!
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Secret agent Rex Dasher is always on the move at high speed in his sleek white Porsche Mission E. This can only be an advantage when looking for Marla’s little brother Charlie. The eco-friendly Rex Dasher’s Porsche Mission E (RRP £69.99) playset features LED headlights, can seat up to two PLAYMOBIL figures and comes with an RC module for remote control action.
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Del, a crazed food truck driver, helps Marla find her way in the exciting PLAYMOBIL worlds. Del’s Food Truck (RRP £44.99) features a removable roof and windshield for easy access to the detailed interior. The truck is furnished with a sink, fridge, burritos, sleeping serum, enchanted hay and many other accessories.

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London Film & Comic Con 2019 – Guest Update

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Since my announcement post back in March (here) I have spent a lot of time glued to the Showmasters forum and Twitter feed for any more announcement of guests that I would just love to meet and gaining understanding of how a Comic Con works. It does sound totally nuts at times but I am sure I can survive and work it all out!

I have now booked more photoshoots to go along with the Jason Momoa and I am now going on the Saturday as well!

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Has positive discrimination in film gone too far?

Positive discrimination – the practice or policy of favouring individuals belonging to groups known to have been discriminated against previously.

I am quite happy that this could be seen as controversial but in all honesty I am growing tired of how everything has been developing over the past few years. We cannot change the past and influence how people were treated, that mainly being women’s roles. But remember life was different years ago and women were seen as being second to men. I’ve always been in a male dominated world with football, so just come to accept certain things. We are now getting films that are supposed to be historical but then changed to make the female roles bigger and that annoys me in terms of story. Men have got a lot of hate through the MeToo movement and this has transferred into film as well.

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