Tag Archives: sherlock holmes: a game of shadows

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

Advertisements

2012 Saturn Awards – Nominees

The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has announced the nominees for this year’s Saturn Awards. Coming on the tail-end of the Oscars, they almost hold two fingers up to the Academy, nominating the sort of film that wouldn’t usually get a whiff of recognition, all leading to a rather interesting set of nominees. If the presence of Limitless, Thor and The Lincoln Lawyer doesn’t get you interested then there’s something wrong with you and check out that Best Supporting Actor category! However, I must warn you that Hugo has a vast dollop of nominations, but it’s alright when there’s so much love for Tintin and a nom for Attack The Block. Check out the full set of nominees below: Continue reading

What I’m Watching – January 2012

This list only includes films I watched for the first time this month. My most recent viewing is the top entry:

Take Shelter (Dir: Jeff Nichols, 2011) *****

The Guard (Dir: John Michael McDonagh, 2011) ****

Cedar Rapids (Dir: Miguel Arteta, 2011) ***

Super (Dir: James Gunn, 2010) ****

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (Dir: David Fincher, 2011) ****

Shame (Dir: Steve McQueen, 2011) *****

The Artist (Dir: Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) *****

Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows (Dir: Guy Ritchie, 2011) ****

Tabloid (Dir: Errol Morris, 2011) ***

War Horse (Dir: Steven Spielberg, 2011) ***

Attack The Block (Dir: Joe Cornish, 2011) ****