BAFTA Rising Star nominees

Posted by · 4:04 am · January 12th, 2010

BAFTA has just revealed the five young actors in contention for this year’s Rising Star Award, the winner of which will be determined by a public vote. Previous winners include James McAvoy, Eva Green, Shia LaBeouf and Noel Clarke. The 12-member jury charged with deciding this year’s nominees was chaired by Oscar-winning producer David Parfitt […]

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Buried treasures: Chad’s best of 2009 (list and ballot)

Posted by · 5:32 pm · January 8th, 2010

Unlike Kris, I can’t quite come to the conclusion that 2009 was the best year of the decade. Nor can I call it the “year of the woman,” the “best year for animation” or “the year James Cameron brought a sense of wonder back to the cinema.” The only thing I can personally label 2009 […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: Whoa, Montana!

Posted by · 7:23 pm · April 12th, 2009

Miley Cyrus proved to be just as popular in two dimensions as she was in three as “Hannah Montana: The Movie” opened at the top of the Easter box office chart with $34 million.  Given that $17 million of that came from Friday alone, one could assume that this will be a one-week wonder.  However, […]

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SUNDAY CENTS: ‘Fast’ cash

Posted by · 2:29 pm · April 5th, 2009

I have recently unearthed an internal industry memo.  It reads: Dear Studios, If you’d like us to pay to see your franchises, you must bring back all the cast members that starred in the original.  Do not worry about changing the plot too much, we liked what we saw that first time.  You don’t even […]

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