Monday, 29 February 2016

saturn awards 2016 list

The Saturn Awards honours films and television series by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.  Now in it's 42nd year and this year looks like it could be a bumper year for Mad Max, Star Wars The Force Awakens and the excellent Walking Dead TV show.

The Force Awakens is way out in front with 15 nominations followed by Mad Max and Crimson Peak both with nine.  Jurassic World hasn't done too badly either bringing in seven nominations, the same number as AMC's The Walking Dead.  Bridge of Spies is in the mix too with best Thriller and of course John Williams for Star Wars The Force Awakens in the best score category.

The award ceremony will take place in June in Burbank.

Here are the film nominations:
Best Fantasy Film
Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
Cinderella
Goosebumps
The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 2
Ted 2
Best Action Adventure Film
Everest
Fast & Furious 7
Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
The Revenant
Spectre
Spy
Best Thriller Film
Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes
Sicario
Best Horror Film
Crimson Peak
Insidious Chapter 3
It Follows
Krampus
The Visit
What We Do In The Shadows
Best Supporting Actor
Paul Bethany – Avengers: Age of Ultron
John Boyega – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Michael Douglas – Ant-Man
Adam Driver – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Walter Goggins – The Hateful Eight
Simon Pegg – Mission Impossible Rogue Nation
Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
Best Supporting Actress
Jessica Chasten – Crimson Peak
Carrie Fisher – Star Wars The Force Awakens
Evangeline Lily – Ant-Man
Lupine Nyong’o – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tamannaah – Baahubali: The Beginning
Alicia Vikander – Ex-Machina
Best Performance By A Young Actor
Olivia DeJonge – The Visit
James Freedson-Jackson – Cop Car
Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
Elias & Lukas Schwartz – Goodnight Mommy
Ty Simpkins – Jurassic World
Jacob Tremblay – Room
Best International Film
The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out Of The Window And Disappeared
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
Legend
Turbo Kid
The Wave
Best Actress
Emily Blunt – Sicario
Jessica Chasten – The Martian
Blake Lively – The Age of Adaline
Daisy Ridley – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road
Mia Wasikowska – Crimson Peak
Best Actor
Matt Damon – The Martian
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
Aaron Egerton – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Harrison Ford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Domhnall Gleeson – Ex Machina
Samuel L. Jackson – The Hateful Eight
Paul Rudd – Ant-Man
Best Film Director
J.J. Abrams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Guillermo del Toro – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex-Machina
George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
Peyton Reed – Ant-Man
Ridley Scott – The Martian
Colin Trevorrow – Jurassic World
Best Film Writing
Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins – Crimson Peak
Alex Garland – Ex Machina
Drew Goddard – The Martian
Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly – Jurassic World
Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
George Miller, Brendan McCarthy,
Nick Lathouris – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Film Editing
Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Eddie Hamilton, Jon Harris – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Dan Lebental, Colby Parker, Jr. – Ant-Man
Leigh Folsom Boyd, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk Morri, Christian Wagner – Furious 7
Kevin Stitt – Jurassic World
Margaret Sixel – Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Film Production Design
Rick Carter, Darren Gilford – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Scott Chambliss – Tomorrowland
Sabu Cyril – Baahubali: The Beginning
Colin Gibson – Mad Max: Fury Road
Thomas E. Sanders – Crimson Peak
Ed Verreaux – Jurassic World
Best Film Music
Tom Holkenborg – Mad Max: Fury Road
Johann Johannsson – Sicario
M.M. Keeravani – Baahubali: The Beginning
Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
Fernando Velazquez – Crimson Peak
John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Best Film Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne – Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kate Hawley – Crimson Peak
Michael Kaplan – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Arianne Phillips – Kingsman: The Secret Service
Sandy Powell – Cinderella
Rama Rajamouli, Prashanti Tipirineni – Baahubali: The Beginning
Best Film Make-Up
David Marti, Montse Ribe, Xavi Bastida – Crimson Peak
Damian Martin, Nadine Prigge – Mad Max: Fury Road
Neal Scanlan – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Joel Harlow, Kenny Niederbaumer – Black Mass
Gregory Nicotero, Howard Beger,
Heba Thorisdottir – The Hateful Eight
Donald Mowat – Sicario
Best Film Special / Visual Effects
Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach,
Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould – Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood,
Dan Oliver, Andy Williams – Mad Max: Fury Road
Andrew Whithurst, Paul Norris,
Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett – Ex Machina
Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands,
Chris Lawrence, Steven Warner – The Martian
John Rosengrant, Michael Lantieri,
Tim Alexander – Jurassic World
Paul Corbould, Chris Townsend,
Ben Snow, Paul Butterworth – Avengers: Age of Ultron

Here are the TV nominations:
Best Fantasy TV Series
Game of Thrones
Haven
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrel
Outlander
The Muppets
The Magicians
The Shannara Chronicles
Best Action Thriller TV Series
Bates Motel
Blindspot
Fargo
Hannibal
The Last Ship
The Librarians
Mr.Robot
Best Superhero Adaptation Series
Arrow
Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Gotham
Marvel’s Agent Carter
Marvel’s Agents of Shield
Supergirl
Best Horror TV Series
American Horror Story Hotel
Ash vs Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
Salem
Teen Wolf
The Strain
The Walking Dead
Best Supporting TV Actor
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Toby Jones – Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen – Continuum
Lance Roddick – Bosch
David Tennant – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Patrick Wilson – Fargo
Best Supporting TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – Hannibal
Toga Feldshuh – The Walking Dead
Calista Flockhart – Supergirl
Dana Gurira – The Walking Dead
Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
Melissa Leo – Wayward Pines
Melissa McBride – The Walking Dead
Best Guest Performance on TV
Laura Benanti – Supergirl
Steven Brand – Teen Wolf
Victor Garber – The Flash
Scott Glenn – Daredevil
Alex Kingston – Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch – The Walking Dead
William Shatner – Haven
Best Younger Actor on TV
Max Charles – The Strain
Frank Dillane – Fear The Walking Dead
Jodelle Ferland – Dark Matter
Brenock O’Connor – Game of Thrones
Chandler Riggs – The Walking Dead
Dylan Sprayberry – Teen Wolf
Maisie Williams – Game of Thrones
Best TV Actress
Gillian Anderson – The X-Files
Caitriona Balfe – Outlander
Melissa Benoist – Supergirl
Kim Dickens – Fear The Walking Dead
Rachel Nichols – Continuum
Krysten Ritter – Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Rebecca Romijn – The Librarians
Best TV Actor
Bruce Campbell – Ash vs Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal
Best Science Fiction TV Series
The 100
Colony
Continuum
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files
Best New Media Television Series
Bosch – Amazon
Daredevil – Netflix
Dreamwork’s Dragons – Netflix
The Man In The High Castle – Amazon
Marvel’s Jessica Jones – Netflix
Powers – Crackle
Sense8 – Netflix

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Ennio Morricone wins Oscar for score on Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight

Legend Ennio Morricone won the Oscar for Best Original Score for the score of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight after 6 nominations. He'd already won an overall achievement Oscar in 2007. Clip Courtesy A.M.P.A.S.© 2016



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A Review of last weeks Episode of Star Wars Rebels the animated series








A new update has been released for Star Wars Battlefront! Follow the link to see more details of whats new!




We've had some great pics Tweeted from the set of Episode VIII via Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Director Rian Johnson


Mark Hamill on set with his daughters dog
Carrie Fishers dog 'Garry' taking a break






Can you help Rian with his crossword?
Any Ideas?



JJ Abrams invites you to take part in the 2016 'Star Wars Fan Film Awards'



Watch a Behind-The-Scenes Featurette of The Sound Of a Galaxy: Inside the Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack 













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Mark Rylance was awarded the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor at the 88th Annual Academy Awards for his role as a Russian secret agent in Steven Spielberg's Cold War-era film Bridge of Spies. Other nominees in the category were Sylvester Stallone (Creed), Mark Ruffalo (Spotlight), Christian Bale (The Big Short), and Tom Hardy (The Revenant). This was the first Oscar nomination and win for Mark Rylance.

You can see his acceptance speech below:


Congratulations to Mark Rylance!

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Sunday, 28 February 2016

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Steven Spielberg wins the Oscar for Directing for Saving Private Ryan at the 71st Annual Academy Awards.




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Clint Eastwood presenting Steven Spielberg with the Oscar® for Directing "Schindler's List" - the 66th Annual Academy Awards® in 1994.



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Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney.

With The Oscars taking place today and once again John Williams in the running for Star Wars The Force Awakens lets hope we will be adding another video to the five below.

"Fiddler on the Roof" - 1972
John Williams winning the Best Original Score Oscar® for "Fiddler on the Roof" at the 44th Annual Academy Awards® in 1972. Presented by Betty Grable and Dick Haymes.


"Jaws" - 1976
Marlo Thomas and Rod McKuen presenting John Williams with Best Original Score Oscar® for "Jaws" at the 48th Annual Academy Awards® in 1976. Introduced by Goldie Hawn and George Segal.


"Star Wars" - 1978
John Williams wins the Oscar for Music (Original Score) for Star Wars at the 50th Academy Awards. Henry Mancini, Johnny Green and Olivia Newton-John present the award.


"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" - 1983
Cher and Placido Domingo presenting John Williams with Best Original Score Oscar® for "E.T." at the 55th Annual Academy Awards® in 1983.


"Schindler's List" - 1994
Goldie Hawn presenting John Williams with Best Original Score Oscar® for "Schindler's List" at the 66th Annual Academy Awards® in 1994.




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Saturday, 27 February 2016


Steven Spielberg watches the Oscar nominations.  His reaction is gold when he realizes he's not nominated.



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Friday, 26 February 2016



star wars rebels

Kanan, Ezra and Ahsoka return to the Jedi Temple on Lothal to find out how the Inquisitors have continually been able to track the rebels. Seeking the advice of Yoda, who is once again voiced by Frank Oz, the three will experience powerful visions that reveal the future, the past, and old friends long gone.

Sarah Michelle Gellar as the voice of the Seventh Sister and Matt Lanter as the voice of Anakin Skywalker in “The Clone Wars” also return when an all-newepisode of "Star Wars Rebels" debuts WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.


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Reviewed by Patrick Gibbs




Out of Four




Starring Taron Edgerton, Hugh Jackman, Jo Hartley, Mark Benton, Tim McInnery
and Christopher Walken
Screenplay by Sean McCaulay
and Simon Kelton
Directed by Dexter Fletcher
Rated PG=13 (some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking) 

I have never been known as a sports enthusiast, but there has always been something about the Winter Olympics that has held a sense of excitement and joy to me (except for when they were in my home state, oddly enough.). I had a few Olympic heroes as a kid: Scott Hamilton, Jane Torvill and Christopher Dean, Katarina Witt, Brian Boitano . . . and Eddie Edwards.

In addition to being the only one of this group that was not a figure skater, Eddie was also the only one who never medaled. But that isn't isn't why you loved Eddie. You loved Eddie because not only did he get to go to the Olympics, but he took you with him.

Taron Edgerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service) stars as Eddie, an awkward loner growing up in England, obsessed with a dream: to be an Olympic athlete. Despite the fact that he takes to any sport he tries like a duck to rednecks, the boy simply refuses to stop trying. His mother (Jo Hartley) is mildly  terrified that her clumsy son is going to get himself killed, but cannot bring herself to crush his dream. His father, on the hand, seems fully aware that he is not only the Dad character in a movie, but a quirky, stern, British one at that, and therefore must follow the handbook and believe that Eddie needs to get his head out of the clouds and learn the family trade.

When Eddie takes to the idea of skiing, he falls short of making the Olympic team, in no small part because the team doesn't want him. Every time the young man comes close to reaching his goal, the officials change the rules make it harder to get on the team. But when Eddie gets the idea of becoming the first British skijumper, he may have found his way in due to lack of competition.

Enter Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), a swaggering, alcoholic American mechanic who works on the grounds where Eddie is training. But Peary is more than just a handyman: he's was once a great skijumper until he lost, took to drink, and retired in disgrace, much to the dismay of his mentor (Christopher Walken.).

It goes without saying that the cynical Peary reluctant starts to admire Eddie's tenacity and eventually is won over to becoming his trainer, and that as Eddie strives to conquer the slopes, it eventually inspires Peary to conquer the bottle. This is an extremely formulaic feel good sports movie,rand much like its title character, this movie isn't about being unpredictable It's about being fun and inspiring. It's about pleases the crowd, and that it does, with the same gusto as its namesake. Between the sincerity of the lead performances, the wit of the script, and the thrilling, creatively shot jumping sequences (this is the only time I have ever actually liked the use of GoPro cameras in a feature film), the movie delivers on every level as a work of entertainment. It's pure joy from beginning to end.

It's also heavily fictionalized. Jackman's character is completely made up for the purposes of the film (he's not even an amalgam of several real life people, he's just flat out imaginary) and much of Eddie's training and formative process is, too say the least, simplified. But when it's all said and done, this isn't a major chapter in world history, it's the story of how a legend was born, and much like The Revenant (a very, very different film to say the least ) it's almost essential in capturing the spirit of this story to embellish it. Some may feel otherwise and go harder on the film for it's fast and loose approach, but I simply had too much fun, was far too moved, and too overcome with nostalgia to hold any of this against the movie.

Edgerton is completely unrecognizable, and just as capable of carrying a film with thick glasses and at least forty extra pounds of tubbiness as he was as the smooth, stylin' bad boy in Kingsman. Jackman, one of Hollywood's most charming actors with one of it's very worst track records for appearing in good films, is as good in this as he in an actual good X-Men movie.The two could not play better off of each other, and when you add to that Christopher Walken and Tim McInnery, you've got the most entertaining cast of the year so far by a number of yards.

Eddie may not be a true champion, but it is spirited fun that left me feeling glad to be alive.

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Marvel C-3PO #1

How did C-3PO get his red arm?! Find out this March as the burning question is answered in STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1! Today, Marvel is pleased to present your first look inside this highly anticipated special. Reuniting acclaimed & award-winning creators James Robinson and Tony Harris for the first time in nearly two decades, follow everyone’s favorite protocol droid on a solo adventure leading up to his appearance in Star Wars: The Force AwakensSTAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 is the only place to learn the shocking truth behind how C-3PO lost his original arm – and the exciting origin of how he gained a new one. Get the full story and discover the origins of his new appendage when STAR WARS SPECIAL: C-3PO #1 comes to comic shops in March!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
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Thursday, 25 February 2016

john williams collection

This is an epic John Williams collection spanning most formats such as LP, LD, DVD, CD, BD and covering a lifetime of movie scores from the Maestro himself. 



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Wednesday, 24 February 2016


Back in 77 when I was lucky enough to watch Star Wars for the first time, I remember leaving the cinema with my brother full of excitement and a craving that really hasn't gone away.  Sitting down to watch Star Wars for the first time initiated my need for a daily dose of that galaxy far far away.

Way before the Internet or multi channel TV, Star Wars fans of the seventies would find their Star Wars fix in any way they could.  For me this fix would be finding any snippets of Star Wars on TV, whether it be an interview with a member of the cast (usually on Saturday morning kids TV,) collecting the Topps trading cards, collecting the Kenner figures and ships, buying Star Wars books and comics or by listening to the soundtrack.

It was this last one for me that really helped my fix.  The first Star Wars album I owned was not the original soundtrack but it was as close as you can get.  Performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra the album consisted of side A having a selection of tracks from the movie and side B having tracks from 2001 A Space Odyssey and if I remember rightly, Gustav Holst’s The Planets.  Needless to say I didn't play side B very much.

The album design was simple but somehow effective.   Sporting a space blue cover with a dense star field and the words “STAR WARS” prominently displayed in the middle.  It did the job.  The back had the track listings and an X-Wing flying in from the top left corner.  Simple but somehow effective.

For years I thought this was the official release of the movie soundtrack.  I didn't understand or realise there were albums with different interpretations of soundtracks.  To me this was THE soundtrack to Star Wars.  The album was hardly put away and always got played when the next episode in my Kenner Star Wars play time was up.

The record player I had at the time was an orange coloured Fidelity HF34.  It had four speeds, 16, 33, 45 and 78.  I have many happy memories playing records on the wrong speed.  Playing LPs at a slower 16 or speeding them up to 78.  The player had a built in speaker, no headphones here.  If you wanted to play without anyone hearing you turned it right down and put your head on the speaker. 


Star Wars by the London Philharmonic Orchestra was never far away from the record player and I’m ashamed to say hardly ever in it’s cover.  In fact my often played LPs were usually piled up by the player.  Think of it as my “frequently played” playlist conveniently sitting near by waiting to be played. 

As mentioned, side A of the album had Star Wars and consisted of a number of tracks, curiously not in the same order as the movie.  The tracks were:

The Main Title
Imperial Attack
Princess Leia Theme
Ben’s Death and Tie Fighter Attack
Land of the Sand People
The Return Home
End Title

All the tracks were conducted by Colin Frechter who has done many movie and TV soundtracks in the past including the 2006 movie Prestige and TV American sit-com Everyone Loves Raymond.  As a child I never noticed the music wasn't conducted by John Williams.  I never realised the London Philharmonic Orchestra was different to the London Symphony orchestra who recorded the original soundtrack with John Williams.  To me this album was my Star Wars soundtrack and would stay that way for many years to come.  Fretcher's version was as close to the original you could possibly get.  My particular favourite was the TIE-Fighter Attack which was always played loud.  I often sat upside down on my bed with my feet on the wall pretending to be in the Falcon's gunner seat blasting those pesky TIE-Fighters in my mind.

In fact it wasn't until The Empire Strikes Back came out and it’s accompanying soundtrack album did it dawn on me that what I had was an interpretation of the original soundtrack.  My friend had the Empire Strikes Back soundtrack LP and when I noticed it was the London Symphony Orchestra it suddenly dawned on me that my album wasn't the original.  I felt slightly disappointed that I had been listening to the wrong version for all these years but I soon realised the version I had was as close to the original as you could get and it brought me hours of enjoyment so it didn't matter.

Today, of course my Star Wars playlist consists of the original soundtracks by the great John Williams, but I still have a fondness for variations on the movie soundtrack and other movies too.  Geoff Love and his Orchestra are part of my collection along with many others.  Some great and some not so great.  The bad versions can be as entertaining to listen to as the originals.  In fact I recommend you fire up Spotify, type in Star Wars and take a look at the various versions.  In my next post I will be talking about some of the worst renditions of Star Wars.  Have any suggestions?  Please let me know

Rob
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Tuesday, 23 February 2016


George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

They are best friends but they've also shared a lot of their professional career together.  Here's 10 photos showing two of the most famous movie directors in the world, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg and George Lucas place their hand prints in cement in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


A retro looking George Lucas with Steven Spielberg...minus his beard.  At the Directors Guild of America annual awards dinner held at the Beverly Hilton, Bevery Hills, California, March 11, 1978
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


George Lucas and Steven Spielberg are good friends and act as good friends too.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg



Still fooling around, this time on the set of Temple of Doom with water pistols.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg



George Lucas and an E.T. cap wearing Steven Spielberg on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Sticking with Temple of Doom and we see the duo on the rope bridge from the movie.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

George Lucas and Steven Spielberg at Cannes to promote Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


Steven Spielberg visits the set of Star Wars: Episode 1 The Phantom Menace.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Harrison Ford check out the footage on the set of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


Harrison Ford, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw. Behind the scenes while filming Temple of Doom.
George Lucas and Steven Spielberg


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