Cinema First – The 450 Films For UK Cinemas!

Today Cinema First released a list of films that can be used at cinemas when they reopen in July. With Cineworld being the first to announce a date for England on 10th July they will then need films to show. The list has a very wide variety of genres as well as from all decades. I personally hope to see a lot of older films on the big screen for the first time, I don’t want recent ones given a release! Let’s appreciate some amazing films on the big screen for what could well be the very first time (Yes Casablanca and Some Like It Hot I am talking about you, not forgetting my all time favourite When Harry Met Sally!)

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Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!

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1917 *also available in IMAX and 4DX

2 Fast 2 Furious

20 Feet from Stardom

2001: A Space Odyssey *also available in IMAX

28 Days Later

42nd Street The Musical *Event Cinema

52 Tuesdays

9 to 5

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New Film Posters from Warner Bros.

I have recently seen this posters/covers around on DVDs and then they have started popping up on Amazon Video as well. They are very impressive and I keep searching for more of them, they seem to be Warner Bros films and they are just great!

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With a nice quote from the film on them as well, which seems to be the most popular quote. I think these are really cool and will keep searching for more!

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Leaving Sky Cinema in May 2017

Another month is starting which means lots more films are going to be leaving Sky Cinema. So here is the list of the films that you might just want to catch

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Monday 1 May
Shrek – Family
​​Tomorrowland: A World Beyond – Hits

Thursday 4 May
​​The Age of Adaline – Drama & Romance

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Oscars 2016 – Best Picture

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I have managed to see 7 out of the 8 films nominated for Best Picture, which is pretty disappointing considering I bought Mad Max a few weeks ago and struggled to get into it and haven’t had a chance to properly watch it! Honestly I will get round to it eventually. So here are my thoughts on each of the films that have been nominated for the big one!

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Why I’m Pleased Brooklyn is Nominated for Best Picture!

As we are all very aware the Oscar Nominations for 2016 were announced a few days ago. This year will see eight films battle it out for Best Picture, with The Revenant being the current favourite to win the award. At this current moment in time I have only seen half of them.  But plan to see Room in the next week and then Spotlight and The Big Short when they are released in the UK in next few weeks. I will have to buy Mad Max: Fury Road to catch up with that one!

The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

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Oscars 2016 – Nominations

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Here we go the nominations for the 2016 Oscars!

Still seen as the biggest awards in film and most prestigious, maybe a couple of surprises in terms of not getting a nomination but the majority is probably expected. Maybe the Academy should release the nominations before the rest of the awards and it wouldn’t be as easy to try and predict them? I will be doing plenty of posts for the big awards once I have seen the rest of the films, we have a busy couple of weeks coming up in the UK!

Best Picture
The Big Short
Bridge of Spies
Brooklyn
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

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BAFTA 2016 – Nominations

I always enjoy the BAFTA awards, quite possibly because I can watch them very easily life? Well I think so. No real surprises in the nominations and I do always love how they have a separate cateorgy for Outstanding British film no double nominations with best film this year though. Won’t be too long now until the awards which take place on Sunday 14th February 2016.

BEST FILM
THE BIG SHORT: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Brad Pitt
BRIDGE OF SPIES: Kristie Macosko Krieger, Marc Platt, Steven Spielberg
CAROL: Elizabeth Karlsen, Christine Vachon, Stephen Woolley
THE REVENANT: Steve Golin, Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Arnon Milchan, Mary Parent, Keith Redmon
SPOTLIGHT: Steve Golin, Blye Pagon Faust, Nicole Rocklin, Michael Sugar

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
45 YEARS: Andrew Haigh, Tristan Goligher
AMY: Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees
BROOKLYN: John Crowley, Finola Dwyer, Amanda Posey, Nick Hornby
THE DANISH GIRL: Tom Hooper, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Anne Harrison, Gail Mutrux, Lucinda Coxon
EX MACHINA: Alex Garland, Andrew Macdonald, Allon Reich
THE LOBSTER: Yorgos Lanthimos, Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Efthimis Filippou

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Top 10 – Missed Films of 2015

I have done this list for the past few years now just to say that I have indeed missed some films which either got good reviews or had buzz from my fellow bloggers and just to remind people it is not physical possibly to see every single film that is released (especially with my job, but I do my best). You can check which films I went to see at the cinema here.

The reasons for missing the different films really did range depending on other things out at the cinema, the times of the showings (sometimes films end up with a 6pm latest showing which does not work well for me) and if they were on for a few weeks or just lasted the week. I also might not have fancied it to begin with until the hype surrounding it got me curious!

You will now see 10 films which I unfortunately missed at the cinema. Please tell me though if you think I should catch up with it or just be glad that I missed it . . .

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What Will Be the Highest Grossing Summer Blockbuster?

As we are approaching the summer (hopefully weather wise) that also means that the cinema give us a lot of blockbusters to enjoy and for people to go crazy over. Obviously in terms of cinema this now starts a lot earlier and we have already had some blockbusters head our way and be a massive hit at the box office.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron

This film has already been a massive hit and didn’t do too bad with the critics either 75% on Rotten Tomatoes so certainly a fresh film as well as being the biggest box office seller so far this year! It has faired better on IMDb with a rating of 8.0 which is pretty good, considering people vote for that one!

Furious 7

This is another we have already had hit the cinema and for some strange reason took absolutely loads at the box office for more weeks than I like to think about. Yes I was not a big fan of this film at all, thought it was very average and poor compared to others in the series but the public wanted to see it a lot. Another hit with the critics though with a massive 82% over at Rotten Tomatoes! I must be missing something with this one.

Mad Max: Fury Road

I don’t really have much to say about this film as I really did not fancy watching it at all. I tried to watch one of the original films and I just could not get into it at all. It has an incredible 98% fresh from Rotten Tomatoes. However that still does not make me want to head out and watch it.

Those are the big three films that have already been released. So which other films do we have to look out for to be a box office smash over the summer period? Let’s take a look . . .

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