[In Memoriam] Sir Christopher Lee

The inimitable Sir Christopher Lee passed away on Sunday 7th June after suffering from heart and respiratory problems. He was 93. A terrific actor admired by his peers, critics and the public alike, for my generation he will be best remembered for his turns as Saruman the White and Count Dooku while for others he will forever be... Continue Reading →

Comic-Con 2012

Once a year, a magical event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center where thousands of comic book, film and TV fans from all over the world come together. I've never been myself but from what I've see and read, it has to be one of the best - if not the ultimate - conventions to... Continue Reading →

Results of the BAFTA Awards 2012

The Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 were held last night at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. The Artist stole the show and took home seven awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy was awarded Outstanding British Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Best Actress went to Meryl Streep... Continue Reading →

Full list: Oscar nominations 2012

The nominations for this year's 84th Academy Awards ceremony were announced this morning from Beverly Hills, California, by Jennifer Lawrence and Academy president Tom Sherak. As with the Golden Globe nominations, it is a close call between Hugo and The Artist - Hugo just has the edge with 11 nominations over The Artist's 10. The... Continue Reading →

Full list: BAFTA nominations 2012

The nominations for the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2012 were announced today by actors Daniel Radcliffe and Holliday Grainger at BAFTA's head office in Piccadilly, London. The Artist leads the pack with 12 nominations while Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is nominated in 11 categories, Hugo has nine nominations, My Week with Marilyn has six nominations... Continue Reading →

Results of the Golden Globes 2012

It was a mixed bag at last night's 69th Golden Globes Awards ceremony, which was held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. No one film dominated the awards, though The Descendants and The Artist each took home a handful. The awards honoured the best in film and television for 2011, and celebrity presenters... Continue Reading →

Final Hobbiton report from Quint

Quint, that lucky chap from Ain't It Cool News who we are all very jealous of, has posted his final report from the Hobbiton set of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: There and Back Again. As usual, a spoiler warning does apply. The report is full of great insider information and I... Continue Reading →

Recent rumblings from Middle-earth…

If ever I'm in need of cheering up, several things usually work: music, a guilty pleasure like Labyrinth or some comedy clips on YouTube - anything by Michael McIntyre gets me in fits of giggles. For several reasons, the last couple of weeks have been quite difficult. I found a welcome distraction in the form... Continue Reading →

Friday special: An early Christmas list

Yesterday, I received my weekly newsletter from Weta. One of the things that was featured on the post was a stone pendant engraved with the White Tree of Gondor. This got me thinking, what else is on the market for a film fan wishing to add something to their collection inspired by their favourite films?... Continue Reading →

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