2016 Oscar Nominations Led by The Revenant & Mad Max: Fury Road

2016 Oscar Nominations Led by The RevenantThe 2016 Oscar nominations have been announced, and while there are a few surprises in a handful of categories – no Screenplay recognition for Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs) or Quentin Tarantino (The Hateful Eight) – most of the nominees are pretty much as expected. Continue reading

Box Office: Star Wars is Four for Four, The Revenant Triumphs in Expansion at #2

Star Wars, The Revenant - Box OfficeIt was a close call between the two leading films over the weekend, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens just about made it four weeks in a row at #1, clocking in $42m and change. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s The Revenant was huge in its wide expansion after two weeks in limited release, comfortably taking second place before winning big at the Golden Globes. Continue reading

2016 Golden Globes Winners Led by The Revenant, The Martian, Mr. Robot & Mozart in the Jungle

2016 Golden Globes WinnersCarol may well have led the nominees on the film front with five across the board, but it was The Revenant that was the big hit when the 2016 Golden Globes winners were announced. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s follow-up to Birdman came away with three big awards over the weekend: Best Drama, Best Actor in the Drama category for Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Director for Iñárritu. And Todd Haynes’ Carol walked away empty-handed. Continue reading

Box Office: Star Wars Threepeats with All-Time Record in Sight, The Hateful Eight Strong in Wide Expansion

Star Wars, The Hateful Eight Box OfficeSurprising absolutely no one over the New Year’s frame, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has had a record-breaking third weekend, putting it on course to beat Avatar’s all-time domestic record in the US during this week. Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight was the only new entry at the wide box office, doing solid business for third place after its limited 70mm roadshow release over Christmas. Continue reading

Top 10 Must-See Movies of January 2016

Top 10 Must-See Movies of January 2016January might traditionally be seen as Hollywood’s dumping ground, but we’ve still got a strong line-up of must-see movies to look forward to this month. Several Oscar-buzzed movies will be expanding and/or released on both sides of the Atlantic, and there are plenty of blockbusters to get excited about as well. It should be a great start to a great year at the movies. Continue reading

Box Office: Star Wars Continues to Break Global Records, Daddy’s Home Very Strong at #2

Star Wars Daddy's Home Box OfficeStar Wars: The Force Awakens has continued to dominate the global box office, soaring past the $1bn mark in record-breaking time. But that’s not the only good news of the weekend. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg racked up an impressive figure in second place in Daddy’s Home, and Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight has got off to a great start in its limited 70mm run. Continue reading