2013 oscars – full list of winners

Oscars

The 85th Annual Academy Awards was held at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles and was hosted by Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. While initally skeptical about the choice of MacFarlane as host, I actually found him to be rather good. Granted, I haven’t seen it all, but I loved the opening monologue which you can watch below. Continue reading for my fashion picks, some amazing performances and a full list of winners.  Read More

2013 BAFTA’s – full list of winners

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The 2013 BAFTA’s (British Academy Film Awards) were held at the Royal Opera House in London, England. It was a cold night with snow falling on the red carpet so it was hard to stay warm while looking good. Ben Affleck’s Argo was the big winner of the night leaving me (and everyone else) even more confused as to why he wasn’t nominated for Best Director at the upcoming Academy Awards. Everyone looked really good on the red carpet but I’ve been able to pick my favourite and my least favourite look of the night. Read More

review: what to expect when you’re expecting

Let me start this off by saying I don’t have children. I have never been pregnant, nor do I have any experience in adoption. I have not read the self-help baby-book “What To Expect When You’re Expecting” that this movie was based on. OK, now we can get started. I was lucky enough to go to an advanced screening of What To Expect When You’re Expecting last night (and by advanced, the movie comes out today) when my lovely best friend won free tickets. Gotta love a free movie night.

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the lucky one review

I have to admit, I went into this film with relatively low expectations. Why? First of all, I love Nicholas Sparks. I own every single one of his books and all the related movies on DVD regardless of whether or not I actually like them. But as much as I love him, none of his films (with the exception of The Notebook) have been as fantastic as they could have been. Secondly, having read and enjoyed the book, I was really unsure of Zac Efron as the leading man, ex marine Logan Thibault. In my head, Logan is a rough-as-guts drifter and Zac didn’t really fit that description for me.

But having said all of this, I quite enjoyed The Lucky One. Read More

2012 mtv movie award nominations – full list

The full list of nominees for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards can be found here! The actual awards ceremony doesn’t happen until 3 June 2012, but here’s enough information to keep you interested until then.

The Hunger Games and Bridesmaids are tied with eight nominations each, with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two not too far behind with six nominations. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part One hasn’t faired too well, receiving only two nominations. Read More

are sequels where it’s at? or was milk a bad choice?

The Action Four News Team will assemble again

It’s the sequel everyone has been talking about.

When Will Ferrell turned up on Conan O’Brien recently dressed as alter-ego Ron Burgundy playing jazz flute, I could feel the excited anticipation building in my stomach. After hilariously insulting Conan’s appearance, he came out with this:

“I want to announce this to everyone here in the Americas. To our friends in Spain, Turkey and the U.K. including England, that as of 0900 Mountain Time, Paramount Pictures and myself, Ronald Joseph Aaron Burgundy, have come to terms on a sequel to Anchorman. It is official! There will be a sequel to Anchorman.” Read More

the hunger games review

The odds were always in their favour.

Already slated as “the next big thing”, The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) was predicted to trump The Twilight Saga in the box office for the opening weekend. While THG may not have beaten Twilight on the opening day, it smashed them in the opening weekend, raking in a cool $155million, only behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two ($169.2million) and The Dark Knight ($158.4million). THG was the only film in the top ten opening weekends that is a non-sequel. Well done Lionsgate.

UPDATED: THG made $155million in the US opening weekend – but across the globe, it made $214.3million.

Now onto the actual film. Read More

happy hunger games day

Katniss Everdeen (played by Jennifer Lawrence) is the ultimate female heroine.

Today is the day!

Today is the day the largely anticipated The Hunger Games hits cinemas around the world (well, last night, but whatever). I’m a recent convert to The Hunger Games, having only read the trilogy by author Suzanne Collins last month. I read for the simple reason that I wanted to know what everyone was talking about and I generally prefer to read the book before I see the film. Read More