Sad news tonight that Ray Liotta has sadly passed away in his sleep at the age of 67, in the Dominican Republic where he was currently filming. Probably most well known for his role in Goodfellas, he also appeared in Field of Dreams, Cop Land and more recently Marriage Story and The Many Saints of Newark with over 100 acting credits in his career. He will be a massive miss, rest in peace ❤️
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!)
Here are the 450 films that could be shown in July at a cinema near you!
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
9 to 5
Another truly incredible film from 2019, Marriage Story is a truly emotional journey and now you can read through the screenplay for yourself!
Here we go with the full list of the winners from the 92nd Academy Awards, on what turned out to be a historic night with Parasite being the first foreign language film to pick up Best Picture and four awards overall! Well done Bong Joon-ho!
- Best picture – Parasite
- Actor in a leading role – Joaquin Phoenix for Joker
- Actress in a leading role – Renee Zellweger for Judy
- Best supporting actor – Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
- Best supporting actress – Laura Dern for Marriage Story
- Directing – Bong Joon-ho for Parasite
- Original screenplay – Parasite (Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won)
- Adapted screenplay – Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
I always look forward to the picture of the four acting winners, but for whatever reason this year (so far) I have only managed to find this one with Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), Renee Zellweger (Judy) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood). I mean where is Laura Dern?!?! As she has photos with Renee?
Over the years the Best Actress in a Supporting Role race has become a lot stronger and that is certainly a very positive and good thing! Showing that the female roles are well and truly improving. Laura Dern has been running away with everything this awards season with some people arguing that Marriage Story wasn’t even her best 2019 performance thinking about her in Little Women! Being full on team Jojo Rabbit I would love to see Scarlett Johansson getting this one!
The varied choices for this years Best Actor in a Leading Role is a very good mix and group of performances in all honesty. All very well known actors and I think that is something that is good to see, that they keep working and choosing very impressive roles to star in good films.
Best Actress in a Leading Role always offers a very varied range of different types of characters. This year we have three that are based on real life people, one from a novel adaptation and one original character. Renee Zellweger has been sweeping this years awards season!
This year was certainly some kind of record of watching all the Best Picture nominees before the end of January, I mean even when the nominations were announced I only had Parasite left to see. Hopefully that is a good sign for the future and allowing better UK release dates for the awards buzz films. It can easily get frustrating at times and this year only one film out of the nine was a film I disliked intensely. I adore and love Jojo Rabbit, so much I have set a new cinema viewing record of five for that amazing film. With that I really liked and enjoyed the rest of the films. Which I guess is not bad at all and I feel that this years nominees are a lot stronger than last years! Just incase you haven’t heard about these films enough lets take one final look at them before the Academy Awards take place on Sunday!
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes