Wednesday, February 29, 2012

'Prometheus' Viral - TED2023

Peter Weyland (played by Guy Pearce) at TED2023: I will change the world. A TEDTalk from the future as envisioned by 'Prometheus' director Ridley Scott.

Peter Weyland has been a magnet for controversy since he announced his intent to build the first convincingly humanoid robotic system by the end of the decade.

Whether challenging the ethical boundaries of medicine with nanotechnology or going toe to toe with the Vatican itself on the issue of gene-therapy sterilization, Sir Peter prides himself on his motto, “If we can, we must.” After a three year media blackout, Weyland has finally emerged to reveal where he’s heading next. Wherever that may be, we will most certainly want to follow.

Updated: 'Brave' Feature Trailer & TV Spot

Feature Trailer (more like an extended clip but not a bad thing) & TV Spot for Pixar Disney's 'Brave,' directed by Mark Andrews and starring Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Kevin McKidd, Craig Ferguson and Robbie Coltrane.

'Brave' is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and signature Pixar humour. It uncovers a new tale in the mysterious Highlands of Scotland where the impetuous Merida defies an age-old custom and inadvertently unleashes chaos, forcing her to discover the meaning of true bravery before it's too late.

It opens 22 June 2012 in the USA, 13 August 2012 for Ireland and the UK.


TV Spots

Update: Japanese Trailer and Poster for Pixar's Brave

Update Trailer #2 for 'The Avengers!'

Second trailer for Marvel's 'The Avengers' directed by Joss Whedon and starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson.

Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel's The Avengers is the superhero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as SHIELD, finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

It opens May 4th for the US, April 26 for Ireland and the UK.

Updated German Trailer With new scenes:

Monday, February 27, 2012

'The Raid: Redemption' Trailer, Featurettes & Clips

A collection of clips, featurettes and trailers are below for the Indonesian martial arts action film 'The Raid: Redemption' by Gareth Evans and starring Iko Uwais which is set for a 2012 release.

Deep in the heart of Jakarta's slums lies an impenetrable safe house for the world's most dangerous killers and gangsters. Until now, the rundown apartment block has been considered untouchable to even the bravest of police. Cloaked under the cover of pre-dawn darkness and silence, an elite swat team is tasked with raiding the safe house in order to take down the notorious drug lord that runs it. But when a chance encounter with a spotter blows their cover and news of their assault reaches the drug lord, the building's lights are cut and all the exits blocked. Stranded on the 6th floor with no way out, the unit must fight their way through the city's worst to survive their mission.


The 84th Annual Academy Awards Winners

The Artist and Hugo emerged as the big winners at the 84th Annual Academy Awards scoring five a piece with the silent film dominating the major awards including best picture, best director and best actor for Jean Dujardin, while Scorsese's 3D film took home the majority of technical field awards of cinematography, art direction, sound editing, sound mixing and visual effects.

The most important award of the night for Flicks News HQ was that Bret Mackenzie won the Oscar for best original song, which he did for Man or Muppet from the soundtrack to The Muppets. Disappointingly there was no musical performances at this years even so Bret and The Muppets did not get to perform the song.

Meryl Streep won best actress for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady. Christopher Plummer became the oldest Oscar winner at 82 by taking the best supporting actor prize. The Help's Octavia Spencer won the best supporting actress Oscar.

Best adapted screenplay went to Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash for The Descendants. Woody Allen won best original screenplay for Midnight in Paris but was not there to collect the award.

Iranian film A Separation became the first Iranian film to win an Oscar with best foreign language film. Best documentary went to Undefeated, a film about an inner city American football team whose fortunes are turned around by a new coach.

Rango won best animation feature, while best animated short went to The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore. Best film editing went to Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall for Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Northern Ireland film The Shore won the best live action short film.

Saving Face, about a British-Pakistani doctor who helps women who have been injured in acid attacks, won best documentary short.

Full list of winners in bold below:


The Artist 
War Horse
The Tree of Life
The Descendants
Midnight in Paris
The Help
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close


Michel Hazanavicius - The Artist
Alexander Payne - The Descendants
Martin Scorsese - Hugo
Woody Allen - Midnight in Paris
Terrence Malick - The Tree of Life


Jean Dujardin - The Artist
Demian Bichir - A Better Life
Brad Pitt - Moneyball
George Clooney - The Descendants
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy


Meryl Streep - The Iron Lady
Glenn Close - Albert Nobbs
Viola Davis - The Help
Rooney Mara - The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Michelle Williams - My Week With Marilyn


Christopher Plummer - Beginners
Kenneth Branagh - My Week With Marilyn
Jonah Hill - Moneyball
Nick Nolte - Warrior
Max von Sydow - Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close


Octavia Spencer - The Help
Berenice Bejo - The Artist
Jessica Chastain - The Help
Melissa McCarthy - Bridesmaids
Janet McTeer - Albert Nobbs


A Separation - Iran
Bullhead - Belgium
Footnote - Israel
In Darkness - Poland
Monsieur Lazhar - Canada


A Cat in Paris
Chico and Rita
Kung Fu Panda 2
Puss in Boots


Midnight in Paris - Woody Allen
The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius
Bridesmaids - Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig
Margin Call - JC Chandor
A Separation - Asghar Farhadi


The Descendants - Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash
Hugo - John Logan
The Ides of March - George Clooney, Grant Heslov and Beau Willimon
Moneyball - Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. Story by Stan Chervin.
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy - Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan


Hugo - Dante Ferretti and Francesca Lo Schiavo
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2
Midnight in Paris
War Horse


Hugo - Robert Richardson
The Artist
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
The Tree of Life
War Horse


Hugo - Tom Fleischman and John Midgley
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse


Hugo - Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
War Horse


Man or Muppet, from The Muppets - music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie
Real in Rio from Rio - music by Sergio Mendes and Carlinhos Brown and lyrics by Siedah Garrett


The Artist - Ludovic Bource
The Adventures of Tintin
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse


The Artist - Mark Bridges
Jane Eyre


Hell and Back Again
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front
Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory


Saving Face
The Barber of Birmingham: Foot Soldier of the Civil Rights Movement
God is the Bigger Elvis
Incident in New Baghdad
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall
The Artist
The Descendants


The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore
La Luna
A Morning Stroll
Wild Life


The Shore
Time Freak
Tuba Atlantic


Hugo - Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2
Real Steel
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
Transformers: Dark of the Moon


The Iron Lady - Mark Coulier and J Roy Helland
Albert Nobbs
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Update: One Sheet For Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie'

First one sheet for Tim Burton's stop motion animated remake of his own live action 1984 short film 'Frankenweenie.'

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

'Frankenweenie,' features the voice talents of Winona Ryder, Martin Landau, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Conchata Farrell, and Tom Kenny, will be released in Disney Digital 3D, Real D 3D, and IMAX 3D on October 5th.

Updated: New Image

1984 Short Film

Ridley Scott & Michael Fassbender Take On Cormac McCarthy's 'The Counselor'

Ridley Scott and Michael Fassbender are once again to collaborate for the 'The Counselor,' the Cormac McCarthy-scripted thriller.

Specifically written as a screenplay by McCarthy, 'The Counselor' tells of a present-day Southwest lawyer who gets in over his head in the drug trade.

Deadline also notes that Scott is currently looking for an equally high-profile talent to play the film's villain and is eyeing a get cameras rolling on May.

Director Sam Mendes' Posts His First Video Blog For 007's 'Skyfall'

Columbia Pictures has released the first video blog from the production of director Sam Mendes' James Bond adventure, 'Skyfall.' Check it out in the player below as well as a behind-the-scenes photo and first look at Judi Dench as M in the new film.

Set for release on November 9th, the film also stars Javier Bardem, Dame Judi Dench, Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe, Ralph Fiennes, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Helen McCrory and Ola Rapace.

In 'Skyfall,' Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Check This... 'End of The Century - The Story of the Ramones'

On this 'End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones' is a 2003 documentary film about highly influential New York punk rock band the Ramones, it was directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia.

The film, produced and directed by Jim Fields and Michael Gramaglia, documents the band's history from their formation in the early 1970s and 22 subsequent years of touring, to their 1996 breakup and the deaths of three of the four original members.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

'Mad Men' Season 5 Teaser Trailers

Four teaser trailers are online for the fifth season of AMC's 'Mad Men,' the new season is scheduled to premiere on March 25, 2012 on AMC for the US, Sky Atlantic on March 27 for us in Ireland and the UK.

Set in 1960s New York, the sexy, stylized and provocative AMC drama 'Mad Men' follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell.

The series revolves around the conflicted world of Don Draper (Hamm), the biggest ad man (and ladies man) in the business, and his colleagues at the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce Advertising Agency. As Don makes the plays in the boardroom and the bedroom, he struggles to stay a step ahead of the rapidly changing times and the young executives nipping at his heels. The series also depicts authentically the roles of men and women in this era while exploring the true human nature beneath the guise of 1960s traditional family values.

Mad Men Is Back

Don Is Back Teaser

Roger Is Back Teaser

Sky Atlantic Teaser Trailer

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Update 'The Amazing Spider-Man Theatrical' Trailer #2

Below is the latest trailer for Marc Webb's 'The Amazing Spider-Man' which is released in Ireland and the UK July 4th, 2012.

'The Amazing Spider-Man' is the story of Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Martin Sheen) and Aunt May (Sally Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. Peter is also finding his way with his first high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and together, they struggle with love, commitment, and secrets. As Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase that belonged to his father, he begins a quest to understand his parents’ disappearance – leading him directly to Oscorp and the lab of Dr. Curt Connors (Rhys Ifans), his father’s former partner. As Spider-Man is set on a collision course with Connors’ alter-ego, The Lizard, Peter will make life-altering choices to use his powers and shape his destiny to become a hero.

Updated: International Trailer & Clip

Updated 'Headhunter's' Trailer

From the producers of the original Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy comes the adaption of Jo Nesbo's 'Headhunter's,' directed by Morten Tyldum it stars Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Headhunters follows charismatic Roger Brown, a successful corporate headhunter by day and prolific art thief by night, is lured into a dangerous game of cat and mouse when he goes after the biggest heist of his life.

It opens 6 April 2012 for Ireland and the UK, April 27 for the US.

Update US Trailer:

'John Carter' Making Of Footage & Clips Collection

Collection of clips and 13-minutes of behind the scenes footage are viewable below from Andrew Stanton's Sci Fi epic 'John Carter' based on Edgar Rice Burroughs novel. The film stars Taylor Kitsch, Willem Dafoe, Lynn Collins, Bryan Cranston, Ciaran Hinds, Dominic West, James Purefoy, Mark Strong, Thomas Haden Church, and Samantha Morton.

From Academy Award(R)-winning filmmaker Andrew Stanton comes “John Carter”–a sweeping action-adventure set on the mysterious and exotic planet of Barsoom (Mars). “John Carter” is based on a classic novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs, whose highly imaginative adventures served as inspiration for many filmmakers, both past and present.

The film tells the story of war-weary, former military captain John Carter (Taylor Kitsch), who is inexplicably transported to Mars where he becomes reluctantly embroiled in a conflict of epic proportions amongst the inhabitants of the planet, including Tars Tarkas (Willem Dafoe) and the captivating Princess Dejah Thoris (Lynn Collins). In a world on the brink of collapse, Carter rediscovers his humanity when he realizes that the survival of Barsoom and its people rests in his hands.

'John Carter' opens on March 9th.

Making Of Footage

Anime Teaser Trailers For 'The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki' & 'Kids on the Slope'

Below are two teaser trailer from upcoming anime projects from two of Flicks News favorite anime directors.

First up is a fantasy family drama from 'Summer Wars' director Mamoru Hosoda 'The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki'

It is the story of a young woman giving birth to the children of her beloved wolf man. But when he dies, the woman takes the children far from the city, to raise them in a small rural town. 'The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki' will be released in Japan on July 21, 2012!

Next up is the long awaited new anime series from Shinichiro Watanabe the director of 'Cowboy Bebop.'

His new series is 'Sakamichi no Apollon' (aka, Kids on the Slope), set in the late 1960s, about a teenager who has never lived too long in the same place, due to his father’s work. But for the first time of his life, he will start enjoying his new home, after making some friends who share the same passion for jazz. 'Sakamichi no Apollon' will begin airing in April 2012.

'The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki'

'Kids on the Slope'

'Prometheus' International Trailer

International trailer for 'Prometheus' that's basically the same trailer just minus the cool title reference to the original 'Alien' trailer.

Directed by Ridley Scott the film stars Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green and Charlize Theron. The plot follows the crew of the spaceship Prometheus in the late 21st century, as they explore an advanced alien civilization in search of the origins of humanity.

It opens 2D and 3D theaters in the U.S. on June 8, 2012, 1 June 2012 for Ireland and the UK.

'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' Trailer

Trailer for 'Seeking a Friend for the End of the World' by Lorene Scafaria, starring Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Connie Britton, Adam Brody, Roger Aaron Brown, Tonita Castro, Rob Corddry, Melinda Dillon, Rob Huebel, Gillian Jacobs, Derek Luke, Melanie Lynskey, T.J. Miller, Mark Moses, Patton Oswalt, William Petersen, Lindsay Sloane and Bob Stephenson.

Steve Carell and Keira Knightley star in the comedy Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, which marks the feature directorial debut of screenwriter Lorene Scafaria. Set in a too-near future, the movie explores what people will do when humanity's last days are at hand. As the respective journeys of Dodge (Carell) and Penny (Knightley) converge, the two spark to each other and their outlooks – if not the world's – brighten.

It opens 22 June 2012 for the US.

Guillermo del Toro To Direct 'Beauty and the Beast'

Guillermo del Toro will direct "Beast," a new take on the 'Beauty and the Beast' after he has wrapped 'Pacific Rim,' Warners has tapped "Bridget Jones's Diary" scribe Andrew Davies to write. WB's "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson is in final negotiations to topline the period pic. Del Toro was originally on board just to produce.

DiNovi Pictures' Denise Di Novi and Alison Greenspan will produce with del Toro, who plans to write a treatment from which Davies will work.

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Trailers & Featurette

Two trailers and featurette are now below for Timur Bekmambetov's 'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' starring Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Anthony Mackie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jimmi Simpson, Robin McLeavy, Alan Tudyk and Rufus Sewell.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter explores the secret life of one of the greatest US presidents, and the untold story that shaped a nation. Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov (director of Wanted) bring a fresh and visceral voice to the bloodthirsty lore of the vampire, imagining Lincoln as history's greatest hunter of the undead.

It opens 22 June 2012 for the US, 2 August 2012 for Ireland and the UK.


'Pusher' Remake Trailer & Poster

Here is the trailer and poster for the remake of Nicols Winding Refn's 1996 film 'Pusher', that launched Winding Refn's career. This time the remake is directed by Luis Prieto and stars Richard Coyle, Bronson Webb, Paul Kaye and Agyness Deyn.

As edgy and explosive as Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 cult classic, this English language remake sees a small time London drug dealer descend into debt following a spot of bad luck and a series of bad choices. The more desperate his behavior gets, the more isolated he becomes until there is nothing left standing between him and the nine millimeter bullet his debtors intend to put through his skull…

It is set for a May release date for Ireland and the UK.

Paul Greengrass Next Is 'Captain Phillips' With Tom Hanks

After a few false starts Paul Greengrass is finally back on track and ready to get the cameras rolling on 'Captain Phillips' the dramatisation of the 2008 Maersk Alabama hijacking with Tom Hanks set to star as the ship's American skipper, Capt. Richard Phillips.

Phillips was the skipper of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama who gave himself up as a hostage to Somali pirates to keep his crew from having to leave the ship with them. After three days of being held hostage alone with the armed pirates in a small lifeboat, Phillips was saved by Navy SEALs who staged a dramatic rescue that left the captain unharmed, three captors dead and another in custody. The film is based on Phillips’ memoir A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALs, and Dangerous Days at Sea, which was published last year by Hyperion.

Sony Pictures’ The Social Network team of Scott Rudin, Michael De Luca, Dana Brunetti and Kevin Spacey are producing. Hanks signed on in March after sparking to a script written by Billy Ray.

Bruce Campbell & Jane Levy Talk The 'Evil Dead' Remake

The Insider got to chat with star of the remake Jane Levy and Bruce Campbell on the 'Evil Dead' Remake that filming will be commencing  soon. Levy had this to say about the remake:
"I'm so excited," , she said. "I'm a big fan of the original. To me it's the scariest movie, ever. But this one is really different. They've changed it a lot, but it's still a pretty gory movie. My mom probably can't see it. As for the tone, I think the humor in the first one came from the special effects of the time. I don't know that they meant it to be funny...this one is not funny. It's definitely dark."
And the legend that is Bruce Campbell also had this to say on the new film making sure to note that no one will be filling Ash's shoes in the remake:
"You can expect to have a damn scary horror movie. There's no Ash character -- The Evil Book is going to torment a new set of kids, so it's a remake, or a re-imagining or ... a re-whatever word you want to use. It's going to be re-scary."

And while this version will focus on a whole new crop of characters, there will be references to the original littered throughout -- for example, the terrifying trees that did a number on Cheryl in 1981 come back for more. "They're not terribly well-behaved this time either,"
Fede Alvarez's will helm the remake and it stars Jane Levy, Shiloh Fernandez and Lou Taylor Pucci with more casting announcements coming.

'Two Little Boys' Trailer

Trailer for 'Two Little Boys' directed by Robert Sarkies and based on the book by Duncan Sarkies, starring Bret McKenzie, Hamish Blake and Maaka Pohatu.

'Two Little Boys' is an irreverent comedy about Nige (Bret McKenzie -- Flight of the Concords) and his recently estranged best mate Deano (Hamish Blake). The film follows Nige and Deano's riotous misadventures as they struggle with their imploding long-term friendship which has been put under pressure by an unfortunate incident involving a hot meat pie, a ginger cat and the untimely death of a Scandinavian soccer star.

It opens 15 March 2012 in New Zealand, no word yet on a international release.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Orange BAFTA Film Awards 2012 Winners

The full list of winners from the Orange BAFTA Film Awards 2012 are now below, 'The Artist' was the big film of the night winning seven awards including Best Film, Leading Actor and Best Director.

Best Film
The Artist - WINNER
The Descendants
The Help
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Outstanding British Film
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - WINNER
We Need to Talk About Kevin

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
Richard Ayoade (Submarine)
Paddy Considine (Tyrannosaur) - WINNER
Joe Cornish (Attack the Block)
Ralph Fiennes (Coriolanus)
Will Sharp (Black Pond)

Film Not in the English Language
A Separation
The Skin I Live In - WINNER

George Harrison: Living in the Material World
Project Nim
Senna - WINNER

Animated Film
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Arthur Christmas
Rango - WINNER

Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) - WINNER
Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive)
Martin Scorsese (Hugo)
Tomas Alfredson (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Lynne Ramsay (We Need to Talk About Kevin)

Original Screenplay
The Artist - WINNER
The Guard
The Iron Lady
Midnight in Paris

Adapted Screenplay
The Descendants
The Help
The Ides of March
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy - WINNER

Leading Actor
Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
Gary Oldman (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
George Clooney (The Descendants)
Jean Dujardin (The Artist) - WINNER
Michael Fassbender (Shame)

Leading Actress
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist)
Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) - WINNER
Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
Viola Davis (The Help)

Supporting Actor
Christopher Plummer (Beginners) - WINNER
Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady)
Jonah Hill (Moneyball)
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Ides of March)

Supporting Actress
Carey Mulligan (Drive)
Jessica Chastain (The Help)
Judi Dench (My Week with Marilyn)
Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids)
Octavia Spencer (The Help) - WINNER

Original Music
The Artist - WINNER
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse


The Artist - WINNER
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

The Artist
Senna - WINNER
Tinker Tailor Solider Spy

Production Design
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Costume Design
The Artist - WINNER
Jane Eyre
My Week with Marilyn
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Make Up & Hair
The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
The Iron Lady - WINNER
My Week with Marilyn

The Artist
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
War Horse

Special Visual Effects
The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 - WINNER
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
War Horse

Short Animation
Bobby Yeah
A Morning Stroll - WINNER

Short Film
Mwansa the Great
Only Sound Remains
Pitch Black Heist - WINNER
Two and Two

Orange Rising Star Award
Adam Deacon - WINNER
Chris Hemsworth
Tom Hiddleston
Chris O'Dowd
Eddie Redmayne

BAFTA Fellowship

Martin Scorsese

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema
John Hurt

David Kelly Dies Aged 82

Very sad news, the great Irish actor David Kelly has died in hospital after a short illness. He was 82. He was one of the most recognisable voices and faces of Irish stage and screen, playing everything from Beckett to Shakespeare.

He was best known in Ireland for his performance as 'Rashers' Tierney in Strumpet City. His memorable appearance in Fawlty Towers, as the builder O'Reilly, brought him to a British and wider audience.

He was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his role in Waking Ned and also received an IFTA lifetime achievement award and a Helen Hayes award for Moons for the Misbegotten. In 2005, he appeared as Charlie's grandad in Tim Burton's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where he formed a close friendship with Johnny Depp who declared Kelly as his hero.

He is survived by his wife, Laurie, his son David and daughter Miriam.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Winners Of The 9th Annual Irish Film & Television Awards Announced

The ninth annual Irish Film & Television Awards took place tonight at a Gala Awards Ceremony held at the Convention Centre Dublin.

In the field of film 'The Guard' was the big winner of the night receiving the IFTA for Best Film, with writer/director John Michael McDonagh named Best Director, Best Screenwriter and the Irish Film Board Rising Star for his feature directorial debut. Fionnula Flannagan who was honoured with a lifetime achievement award also won best supporting actress for her part in 'The Guard'.

Michael Fassbender picked up best actor for 'Shame' while Saoirse Ronan picked up best actress for her role in 'Hanna.' Ryan Gosling picked up the best international actor for 'Drive,' Chris O'Dowd picked up best supporting actor for 'Bridesmaids', and Glenn Close picked up best international actress for 'Albert Nobbs.'

'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' won best international film.

All the winners have been listed in bold below.


The Guard - Chris Clark, Flora Fernandez Marengo, Ed Guiney, Andrew Lowe (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures)
Albert Nobbs- Alan Moloney, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn and Glenn Close (Parallel Film Productions)
Charlie Casanova- Terry McMahon (Source Productions)
Stella Days- Jackie Larkin & Lesley McKimm (Newgrange Pictures)


John Michael McDonagh - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
Rebecca Daly - The Other Side of Sleep (Fastnet Films)
Terry McMahon - Charlie Casanova (Source Productions)
Thaddeus O’Sullivan - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)


John Michael McDonagh - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
John Banville, Glenn Close & Gabriella Prekop  - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Terry McMahon - Charlie Casanova (Source Productions)
Antoine Ó Flaherta - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)


Michael Fassbender – Shame (Momentum Pictures)
Brendan Gleeson - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
Ciarán Hinds – Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
Martin Sheen – Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)


Saoirse Ronan -Hanna (Universal Films)
Aoife Duffin - Behold The Lamb (Dumbworld Productions)
Antonia Campbell Hughes - The Other Side of Sleep (Fastnet Films)
Marcella Plunkett - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)


Chris O’Dowd - Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
Liam Cunningham - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
Brendan Gleeson - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Ciarán Hinds - The Debt (Universal Pictures)


Fionnula Flanagan - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
Maria Doyle Kennedy - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Brenda Fricker - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Amy Huberman - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)


Bernadette; Notes on a Political Journey- Lelia Doolan, (Digital Quilts)
Knuckle- Ian Palmer, (RISE Films)
Men of Arlington- Enda Hughes, (Hotshot Films)
Off The Beaten Track- Dieter Auner, (Ikandi Productions)


Corp + Anam – Paddy Hayes (Magamedia)
Mobs Cheanada - Dathai Keane (Abú Media)
Ray McAnally - M'Athair - Brian Reddin (Dearg Films)
Seacht - Colin O'Donnell (Stirling Film & Television)


The Boy in the Bubble - Kealan O' Rourke (Igloo Films)
23 Degrees 5 Minutes - Darragh O'Connell (Brown Bag Films)
The Last Train - Alex Sherwood (Giant Creative)
Origin - James Stacey (Souljacker)


Foxes- Lorcan Finnegan (Lovely Productions)
The Boy In The Bubble- Kealan O' Rourke (Igloo Films)
Cluck- Michael Lavelle (Tilted Productions)
Downpour- Claire Dix (Zucca Films)
The Shore- Terry George (All Ashore)



Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)
Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
Drive (Eclipse Pictures)
Senna (Universal Pictures)


Ryan Gosling – Drive (Eclipse Pictures)
Don Cheadle - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )
Leonardo DiCaprio - J Edgar (Warner Bros Pictures)
Gary Oldman - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (StudioCanal)


Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady (Eclipse Pictures)
Tilda Swinton, We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Kirsten Wiig, Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)



Love/Hate - Suzanne McAuley & Steve Mattews (Octagon Films)
Corp + Anam - Paddy Hayes (Magamedia)
Game of Thrones - Mark Huffam (Bighead Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment)
The Borgias - James Flynn & Neil Jordan (Octagon Films)


David Caffrey - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Neil Jordan - The Borgias (Octagon Films)
Brian Kirk - Game of Thrones (Bighead Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment)
Daniel O’Hara - Being Human (Touchpaper Television)


Stuart Carolan - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Neil Jordan - The Borgias (Octagon Films)
Ronan Bennett - Hidden (Origin Pictures)
Darach Mac Con Iomaire - Corp + Anam (Magamedia)


Aidan Gillen - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Diarmuid de Faoite - Corp + Anam (Magamedia)
Chris O’Dowd - The Crimson Petal and the White  (Origin Pictures)
David Pearse - Trivia (Grand Pictures)


Ruth Negga - Shirley (Prospect Cymru Wales)
Maria Doyle Kennedy - Corp + Anam (Magamedia)
Michelle Fairley - Game of Thrones (Bighead Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment)
Aisling O’Sullivan - Raw (Ecosse Films / Octagon Films)


Tom Vaughan-Lawlor - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Brendan Coyle - Downton Abbey (Carnival Productions)
Aidan Gillen - Game of Thrones  (Bighead Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment)
Robert Sheehan – Misfits (Clerkenwell Films)


Denise McCormack - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Eva Birthistle - Strike Back (Left Bank Pictures)
Bronagh Gallagher - The Field of Blood (BBC Scotland)
Ruth Negga – Misfits (Clerkenwell Films)



Consolata Boyle - The Iron Lady (Eclipse Pictures)
Joan Bergin - Camelot (World 2000 Entertainment)
Eimer Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh – Neverland (Parallel Film Productions)
Lorna Marie Mugan - Treasure Island (Parallel Film Productions)


Seamus McGarvey - We Need To Talk About Kevin (Artificial Eye)
Seamus Deasy – Neverland (Parallel Film Productions)
Suzie Lavelle - The Other Side of Sleep (Fastnet Films)
Robbie Ryan - Wuthering Heights (Ecosse Films)


Isobel Stephenson - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
Dermot Diskin - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)
Tony Kearns - Charlie Casanova (Source Productions)
Úna Ní Dhonghaíle - Dr Who (BBC)


Lorraine Glynn / Lynn Johnston - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Dee Corcoran / Tom Mc Inerney - Camelot (World 2000 Entertainment)
Ailbhe Lemass / Lorraine Glynn - Neverland (Parallel Film Productions)
Joni Galvin / Eileen Buggy - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)

Brian Byrne - Albert Nobbs (Parallel Film Productions)
Daragh O’Toole - Ballymun Lullaby (Pulp Productions)
Stephen McKeon - Legends of Valhalla:  Thor (Tidal Films)
Ray Harman - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)

Anna Rackard - Stella Days (Newgrange Pictures)
Tom Conroy - Camelot (World 2000 Entertainment)
Stephen Daly - Love/Hate (Octagon Films)
John Paul Kelly - The Guard (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )


Albert Nobbs - Brendan Deasy, Niall Brady, Michelle Cunniffe, Steve Fanagan (Parallel Film Productions)
Game of Thrones – Ronan Hill  Sound Post Production Team (Bighead Littlehead, 360 Television, Grok and Generator Entertainment in association with HBO Entertainment)
Love/Hate - Brendan Deasy, Mark Henry, Fiadhnait McCann (Octagon Films)
The Guard - Robert Flanagan, Michelle Cuniffe, Niall Brady (Reprisal Films / Element Pictures )



Gary Keane - The Writing in the Sky (Real Films)
Liz Gill - A Story With Me In It (Animo)
Lynda McQuaid – Masterchef Ireland (Screentime Shinawil)
Kieron J Walsh - The Savage Eye (Blinder Films)


Peter Robertson – Waterways (Tile Films)
Richard Kendrick - Two for the Road (Yellow Asylum Films)
Michael O’Donovan - The Writing in the Sky (Real Films)
Kieron Slyne - Departure Day (RTÉ)


Ray Roantree - The Ashes of 9/11 (RTÉ)
Ailbhe Gaffney – Masterchef Ireland (Screentime Shinawil)
Mick Mahon - The Writing in the Sky (Real Films)
Emer Reynolds - Broken Tail (Crossing the Line Films


The Writing in the Sky – Killian Fitzgerald/Aza Hand (Real Films)
Horslips - Rotha Mór an tSaoil – Sam Horgan (Gaijin Productions)
Masterchef Ireland – Trevor Cunningham (Screentime Shinawil)
Punky – Emma Butt (Monster Animation and Design)



The Importance of Being Whatever - Martina Niland & David Collins (Accomplice TV)
OMG! Jedward’s Dream Factory - Noleen Golding (Tyrone Productions)
Punky - Gerard O'Rourke (Monster Animation & Design)
The Amazing World of Gumball - Anne Tweedy & Peter Lewis (Boulder Media Limited)


Prime Time Investigates: The Home Care Scandal - Adrian Lydon (RTÉ)
Prime Time Investigates: Carry On Regardless - Bill Malone (RTÉ)
The Frontline: The Presidential Debate - Michael Hughes (RTÉ)
State Visit to Ireland of Queen Elizabeth II - John O'Regan (RTÉ)


Waterways - Stephen Rooke (Tile Films)
The Meaning of Life with Gay Byrne - Roger Childs (RTÉ)
Mobs Cheanada - Dathai Keane (Abu Media)
The Tenements - Jane Kelly (Big Mountain Productions)


The Blood of the Travellers - Liam McGrath (Scratch Films)
Small, Far Away - The World of Father Ted - Adrian McCarty & Jimmy Mulville (Hat Trick Productions Ltd)
Ray McAnally - M'Athair  - Brian Reddin (Dearg Films)
The Irish of 9/11 - Maurice Sweeney (Motive Television)


Mrs Brown’s Boys - Brendan O'Carroll & Justin Healy (BBC / RTÉ)
Hardy Bucks – Mike Cockayne (Hardy/Integral Productions)
Masterchef Ireland - Larry Bass (Screentime ShinAwiL)
The Savage Eye – Katie Holly (Blinder Films)


The Only Viking In The Village - Anne Heffernan & Bernadine Carraher (Mind the Gap)
Secret Millionaire - Ronan O Muirthile (Animo Television / Kite Entertainment)
Story of Ireland - Mike Connolly (BBC/RTÉ )
The Belfast Blitz - Andrea McCartney/Susan Horth (Hardy Pictures)


ICA Bootcamp (Independent Pictures)
Celebrity Bainisteoir - Fiona Looney (Animo Television / Kite Entertainment)
Head Chef - Billy McGrath (Sideline Productions)
The Apprentice - Larry Bass (Screentime ShinAwiL)


Eamonn Coghlan - Man on a Mission – (Motive Television)
Frank O’Farrell - The Shadow of Busby - Sean Doyle (Zoogon)
Pilgrims - The Irish at Cheltenham - Maurice Sweeney (Motive Television)
Rory’s Major Breakthrough - Stephen Watson (BBCNI Sport)


John Michael McDonagh
Rebecca Daly
Chris O’Dowd
Emmett J Scanlan


Friday, February 10, 2012

'Danger 5' Trailer & Episode 1 'The Diamond Girls'

From the creators of 'Italian Spiderman' comes 'Danger 5.' Set in a bizarre 1960's inspired version of World War II, this action comedy series follows a team of five spies on a mission to kill Hitler. Each episode is jam packed with SEX, VIOLENCE, NAZIS and COCKTAILS!

Episode 1 'The Diamond Girls' is below.

Episode 1 'The Diamond Girls:' 

Part 1

Part 2

Thursday, February 9, 2012

'The Artist's' Jean Dujardin Is Ready To Reveal His Evil Plans

Striking while the iron is hot 'The Artist's' Jean Dujardin is ready to take Hollywood by storm and take up every villain role he can get his hands on and no one will be safe.

But we have to admit if he does manage to kill Adam Sandler's Jack and Jill he will be hailed as a hero around these parts.

Machete Will Kill Again In 'Machete Kills'

Robert Rodriguez is planning an April shoot for the squel to his grindhouse spinoff 'Machete,' which will Danny Trejo return in 'Machete Kills.'

The new film is said to have Machete teaming with the U.S. Government to take on a Mexican drug cartel and a James Bond-style villain who seeks world domination with a satellite weapon.

And just incase there is life out there in space, they will not be spared from Machete either as the new film will include a Grindhouse-style trailer for the third entry in the 'Machete' trilogy, Machete Kills Again... In Space!.

First Look At Martin McDonagh's 'Seven Psychopaths'

Four stills have been released providing our first look at Martin McDonagh's follow up to 'In Bruges,' 'Seven Psychopaths.' The film stars Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson, Abbie Cornish, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Olga Kurylenko, and Gabourey Sidibe

The film tells the story of a savage gangster (Woody Harrelson) who goes on a rampage after his beloved shih tzu Bonny goes missing, snatched by an out-of-work actor (Sam Rockwell) who pays the bills by helping a professional dognapper (Christopher Walken) pick up pooches and return them for the reward money.

Its set for a late 2012 release.

'The Bourne Legacy' Trailer

In the embed below is your first look at Jeremy Renner in 'The Bourne Legacy,' Renner takes over the series from Matt Damon, whose Jason Bourne character doesn't feature in the new story from writer/director Tony Gilroy.

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films. For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.

Billy Connolly Joins 'The Hobbit'

Legendary comedian Billy Connolly is joining the cast of 'The Hobbit'.

The announcement was made by director Peter Jackson, who is currently in production on 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' and 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again,' with the films shooting back-to-back in New Zealand.

Connolly will play Dain Ironfoot, a great dwarf warrior and cousin of Thorin Oakenshield. Peter Jackson welcomed the news of Connolly to Middle-earth: "We could not think of a more fitting actor to play Dain Ironfoot, the staunchest and toughest of Dwarves, than Billy Connolly, the Big Yin himself.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Harry Hill To Make A Movie For Film4?

Harry Hill is currently in talks with British broadcaster Channel 4 regarding a £2million switch from ITV back to Channel 4, to create and star in a sketch show. The deal would also include Hill making a feature-length film for Film4 that would get a theatrical release upon completion.

 A source close to the comedian said: “Harry has lots of ideas and fancies doing something different for a while, especially his own film. That doesn’t really fit in with ITV’s plans for him so he is interested in doing a deal with Channel 4.”

“They have offered him big budgets and a lot of creative freedom to make what he wants, and that’s what attracts him to the offer more than the pay cheque.”

“He has been earning millions with ITV for years so it is not all about the money. For Harry it’s all about doing projects he loves so it seems almost certain he’ll head to Channel 4. And all his fans would love to see a Harry Hill movie.”

Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Everything's Rosie - The Greatest Show in the Garden DVD

Parents rejoice, the smash hit CBeebies show ‘Everything’s Rosie’ has finally come to DVD. The series has been charming 5 million children per episode, and on viewing this DVD it is plain to see why. The episodes offer a beautifully animated bright vibrant world, with likable characters and great voice work.

New girl in town, Rosie has a series of adventures with her colourful group of friends - embarking on journeys of discovery, fun, and everyday conundrums.

Rosie lives with her friend Raggles in the playhouse of every child's dreams. The Playhouse stands high on a hill, overlooking their favourite playground where you are sure to find Rosie and her friends - Will, Holly, Big Bear and Bluebird.

I always find when it comes to shows aimed for young ones (especially on DVD), if its tolerable for the parents to sit and watch along it has done its job. I can safely say Everything's Rosie succeeds in this and each episode helps promote that it is ok to ask for help, the importance of friendship, and appreciate the diversity in a group and community of people. Each episode of the animated series takes a seemingly everyday situation that pre-schoolers might face for the first time and finds a refreshingly different way to deal with it. Children seem genuinely captivated by the episodes and react and interact with the episodes in a positive way.

Everything's Rosie is high quality preschool programing that will appeal to both girls and boys in addition to keeping them enchanted and entertained with tales that focus on friendship and fun.
The DVD contains 13 episodes and runs for over 2 hours and is available on DVD now.

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Everything's Rosie is shown on what channel in the UK?

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'The Avengers' Extended Super Bowl Spot

Below is an extended cut of the "Marvel's The Avengers" TV spot from Super Bowl XLVI.

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures "Marvel's The Avengers"--the Super Hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel Super Heroes Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon, "Marvel's The Avengers" is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series "The Avengers," first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when "Marvel's The Avengers" assemble in summer 2012. In "Marvel's The Avengers," superheroes team up to pull the world back from the brink of disaster when an unexpected enemy threatens global security.