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Oscar shows that animators are animated

Oscar shows that animators are animated

The Academy might have been staging  its 85th Awards this year, but it’s only the twelfth time that it’s handed out an Oscar for the Best Animated Feature. Pixar has dominated the category, with films including Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up and Toy Story 3 having walked off with the Oscar. ...

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Argo takes Best Picture as honours shared at Oscars

Ben Affleck’s Iran hostage thriller cum Hollywood satire Argo has won the Best Picture award at the Oscars – the first film to do so without a Best Director nomination since Driving Miss Daisy in 1990. It also picked up the honours for the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing. With a...

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Les Mis and Argo win big at the Globes

Working Title’s big screen adaptation of Cameron Mackintosh’s musical Les Miserables won the most Golden Globes at what career achievement honouree Jodie Foster called “the most fun party of the year.” At the seventieth annual ceremony, at the Beverly Hilton hotel, the Hollyw...

Expendables bombs as early UK release boosts Brave and Bourne

Expendables bombs as early UK release boosts Brave and Bourne

It was a gamble that, on the surface of it, seems to have paid off for the distributors of Brave and the Bourne Legacy. Releasing the films a full four days early, gave them an edge on the only real competition among the debuting features, The Expendables...

Manic Monday double release

Manic Monday double release

This week, that Friday feeling came early. The industry, the media and the public have long been used to films being released on Fridays, as distributors and cinemas try to take full advantage of the weekend to boost the initial box-office takings. Those weekend figures are used to decide the...

Disney acknowledges John Carter flop

Disney acknowledges John Carter flop

Disney says it expects to lose about $200 million on its 3D science-fiction adventure John Carter, making it one of Hollywood's all-time biggest money-losers. The production is estimated to have cost about $250 million, with another $100 million more spent on marketing,...

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