It’s that time of the year when the eclectic team from That Film Guy give their ‘expert’ opinions on this years Oscar nominations. This year our merry band of fools have chosen a variety of unusual choices, including picking Alan Arkin because they thought it was Alan Alda, someone picking Ben Affleck for Best Director despite him not receiving a nomination and another selecting Jennifer Lawrence in the small hope that she’ll read it and sleep with him. We’re also proud to introduce guest picker Scott Parker, an industry insider and known for making some of the worst films ever released in a cinema. So without further ado, here’s our choices for this Sunday’s event:
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London Super Comic-Con 2013
What happens when a self confessed geek who normally spends 50 hours a week in the suit filled city streets of London’s financial district do when he get the rare weekend free to indulge himself?
He goes to London Super Comic Con of course.
It has been a good few years since I even took the time to pick up a copy of my favorite paper-based medium, so when the lovely folks at Ladbrokes sent us some tickets as part of a promotion to get their rather swish new Battlestar Galactica Slot Machine off and running I saw it as a chance to rekindle an old flame and hopefully have a lot of fun while doing so.
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Prince Charles Cinema: The Room Q&A February 7th at 7.00pm
Obsession. It’s a dangerous thing. It can be found in all aspects of society. From relationships, to games, to celebrity, it’s an insidious and creeping sensation that effects people in different ways. The most unlikely place to find it however is in the oft-claimed ‘Worst film of all time’ The Room. Ever since being introduced to Tommy Wiseau’s masterpiece in awful films there has been a marked increase in the craving of information to do with production. I personally have written more on this film than any other, including inducting it into the Hall of Fame and more recently going to see the simply fantastic live, immersive screening at the Prince Charles Cinema in London. It is, with a heavy heart and a sigh of relief that I can now safely say that the obsession has subsided and this is the story of how I managed it.
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Films to Look Out for in 2013
While I’m as excited as the rest of the world about Scary Movie 5 coming out in April, I thought it might also be nice to take a look at some of the highlights of indie, art house and world cinema for 2013. Here’s my top ten to keep an eye out for:
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“The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are an accolade bestowed by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence of professionals in the film industry”
The 2013 Oscar nominations are out and they’ve thrown up a few surprises. Certain films which were tipped to be getting plenty of nominations have remarkably few. But one that lived up to expectations is Steven Spielberg’s biopic Lincoln and it has the most nominations. The film has been nominated for 12 Oscars in all, including best picture and best director. There are also nominations for best actor (Daniel Day-Lewis), best supporting actress (Sally Field), best supporting actor (Tommy Lee Jones) and best adapted screenplay (Tony Kushner).
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The Room at the Prince Charles Cinema
For anyone familiar with Tommy Wiseau’s cult classic film from 2003, The Room, it should come as no surprise that showings of the film continue to be a favourite among fans. In London, The Room finds a home at the highly regarded Prince Charles Cinema, where it shows the film regularly and on occasion even brings in the mastermind behind the madness, Mr. Wiseau himself. On December 13th 2012 I not only celebrated my first visit to the iconic London cinema, but also my first experience of The Room on the big screen. I was not prepared for what happened next.
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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – Watch it in 48fps
The world of film is slow to change and with less than a decade since the introduction of digital cinema, many in the industry are still far from being convinced about the merits of a celluloid-less future, add to this the fact that 3D is being asked to run before it can walk to the distaste of many. Is it time for another big change to the way films are made?
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Who will direct Star Wars Episode VII?
So with the massive news about Disney buying Lucasfilm and the release of Star Wars Episode VII in 2015, all eyes are turning to who could take the helm and asking Who Will direct Star Wars Episode VII? Here are some potential contenders for one of the biggest jobs now available in Hollywood.
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Scary Children – The Classic Horror Monster?
It’s around Halloween that people’s thoughts naturally turn to that eternal mystery that has troubled mankind since the dawn of cinema – namely , what’s the most terrifying type of monster in film? There are the perennial favourites – you’ve got your werewolves, your vampires, zombies and the like. But of course, the most terrifying – though they’re not really monsters at all – can be children.
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How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse – Part IV
By now you should have your plan in place on how to survive a zombie apocalypse. You will also know how to spot the difference between various types of zombies and what areas and pitfalls to avoid when caught in the middle of the undead end of the world. However, as Sam and Dean Winchester from Supernatural remind us one of the key things when dealing with anything unsual is to “Know your enemy.” So what do we know about the history of zombies that might help us survive a zombie apocalypse.
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