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2012 Jameson Empire Film Awards – Nominations

Well, the people have spoken (the readers of Empire, that is) and chosen who they think worthy of making the shortlist for the 2012 Jameson Empire Awards. I have to be honest and say I’m more than a little surprised at the inclusion of Sam Claflin (after he was so fabulous in Any Human Heart) and Bonnie Wright (is she technically a newcomer after eight Potter movies?!), as well as Troll Hunter being considered a horror, but the lines have to blur somewhere I guess.

What the Empire Awards have the ability to do is nominate a massive mixture of films, allowing far more mainstream flicks the opportunity to walk away with the prizes. This is also clearly evident when noticing how The Artist and The Descendants are nowhere to be seen (because they were ineligible due to UK release dates, to be fair!), but Harry Potter, Attack The Block and Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes are the clear frontrunners.

The full list of nominees are below and all you need to do is click here to vote: Continue reading

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Review: The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)

DIRECTOR: Ben Palmer.

CAST: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Joe Thomas, Blake Harrison, Laura Haddock, Lydia Rose Bewley, Emily Head, Tamla Kari, Jessica Knappett, Theo James, Theo Barklem-Biggs.

SYNOPSIS: With A Levels behind them and a long summer ahead of them, Will (Bird), Jay (Buckley), Simon (Thomas) and Neil (Harrison) go surprisingly mainstream and book a two-week holiday to Malia. Cue sun, sea, girls and an amazing holiday. Or is that sunburn, seasickness and a lot of awkward girl chasing?

The Inbetweeners was the one programme I really wanted to hate. I didn’t believe people spoke that way or acted out those types of events in real life. But quite honestly it’s all Freudian and it’s probably because I knew my mum would heartily disapprove. So after following the adventures of Will, Jay, Simon and Neil and finally admitting to myself that it’s a guilty pleasure, I was more than a little intrigued as to the fate of the film. Continue reading