Is anyone else truly excited that this year the London Film Festival is going to more cinemas around the UK and also premieres happening online?
I certainly am, I have been lucky enough to get to a couple of films over the years while in London during October. But being based in the north east does make this very difficult given the hotel prices around the time of the festival also going up.
I really do hope that this new format will ensure more people can actually watch the films and I guess I have to also hope that cinemas in the north east will not be missed out (we often are for things like concerts etc up here).
Two weeks to wait as the line up is being announced online on Tuesday 8th September!
Lockdown and the Coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic has brought many challenges for everyone, along with so many issues. Personally for me the cinema being closed has been one of the toughest adjustments, while many people may not actually understand this and see the cinema as somewhat of a luxury and somewhere they only go every so often, maybe even every couple of months to see the latest big blockbuster films. That is not the case for myself, I go two/three times a week and sometimes even more depending on what is being released. Managing to balance this in with work and occasionally being able to have a double feature with two films straight in a row.
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.
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!
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
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!
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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Ben Barnes is part of Marvel’s The Punisher and quite possibly still well known for his role as Prince Caspian in The Chronicle of Narnia films. Personally he has a cult status between myself and friends for Dorian Gray, which is now ten years old!
A true acting legend and quite frankly incredible that Showmasters were able to get him to attend the London event! Apocalypse Now, The Departed, The American President, Wall Street, The West Wing and so many more!