2012 Golden Globes Nominations

With awards season truly hotting up we are treated with the nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. They’re an interesting bunch, a lot of the more challenging and/or smaller films have been passed by. The Los Angles Times has it spot on when they say that the nominations seem to recognise those works featuring the A-list actors, more accessible films and less dark dramas. No Tyrannosaur or Like Crazy to be found below.

What you will find is my gut reaction and my opinions for each category (apart from Best Original Song and Best Original Score as that is not my strong suit) whether you want it or not. Continue reading

Out Now – 26th October 2011

The Help
Combine Emma Stone and Allison Janney and I couldn’t be more excited. Stone is a an aspiring author who decides to tell the story of “the help” from the point of view of African American maids. Lots of social commentary and hopefully some humour too.

The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
With a script written by Stephen ‘Doctor Who‘ Moffat, Edgar ‘Scott Pilgrim‘ Wright and Joe ‘Attack the Block‘ Cornish, Steven Spielberg in the directors seat and Peter Jackson just hanging around the set, it’s hard not to get a little bit excited about this motion-capture adventure. And yet…

The Help and The Inbetweeners – Trailers

Because you’re about to get a heavy review for an independent cinema filled with social commentary, I’ve decided to lighten the mood with a few trailers. One for a period dramedy about social progression and the other almost certainly to include the word “clunge”.

The Help

Why is this exciting? Emma Stone and Allison Janney make any film watchable (ignoring Ghosts of Girlfriends Past) and from the looks of this trailer we have a good mix of comedy and an important historical issue being tackled. It’s the American version of Made in Dagenham but with more racial diversity. Released in the UK on 28th October.

The Inbetweeners

Why is this exciting? Because The Inbetweeners is amazing in a very bizarre way that I’m not proud of. This trailer reminds me of the teaser for The Hangover Part II but ten times more fun. My only concern is trying to see it in a cinema that isn’t filled with young rowdy types. Press screening please? Released in the UK on 19th August.