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And the nominations are…

Avatar and The Hurt Locker dominate the 82nd Academy Awards nominations but there is hope yet for British gold with three Oscar nods. Carey Mulligan and Dame Helen Mirren are vieing for the best actress gong, Mulligan for An Education and Dame Helen for The Last Station and Colin Firth is up for A […]

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Avatar not a hit… at the Vatican

James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar has received worldwide acclaim and smashed box office records, however there is one critic who isn’t a fan… and that is the Vatican! L’Osservatore Romano, the Vatican’s official newspaper, has slated the hit with their verdict being… “Visually there is impact but the plot is stale” Source: […]

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Film sales boosted by 3D releases

Cineworld announced yesterday that box office success for 3D movies such as Avatar, Ice Age 3 and Bolt have helped to reignite cinema ticket sales, offsetting falling advertising revenues. Ticket takings across the cinema chain have increased by 16.8% in 2009, popcorn and retail sales also rose 7.6%, offsetting a […]

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Record Breaking Avatar

Fox has previously admitted that Avatar is its most expensive film ever and they now announced tha it has broken another record. It has become the fastest film ever to earn $1 billion (£615.6 million) at the box office. In just 17 days, James Cameron’s epic sci-fi blockbuster earned more […]

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Sale is possible – confirms MGM

MGM said today its lenders have agreed to extend the forbearance until January 31, 2010. The lenders took this action in support of the Company’s ongoing efforts to develop and evaluate long-term strategic alternatives to maximize value for its stakeholders. MGM appreciates the continued support of its lender group for […]

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Gus Van Sant’s movie starts filming

Filming has begun on location in Portland, Oregon on an untitled project from two-time Academy Award®-nominated director Gus Van Sant, starring Mia Wasikowska (upcoming Alice in Wonderland) and Henry Hopper. The film’s screenplay was written by first-timer Jason Lew, based upon his original stage play “Of Winter and Water Birds.” […]

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Thor starts shooting in January

An official “start of production” press release has not yet been issued by Paramount, but Production Weekly  just ran an update confirming that Marvel’s Thor movie, being directed by Kenneth Branagh, will start shooting in LA in January. They say the shoot will then move to Santa Fe and then […]