Films Set At Sea: Top 5

Films set in the oceanSaturday 8th June 2019 is World Oceans Day. On World Oceans Day, people around our blue planet celebrate and honour our fabulous oceans, which connect us all. This special celebration is about getting together with your family, friends, community, and the planet to start creating a better future for us and future generations.

To celebrate, we’re looking at the top five films to be set at sea or to feature water as a prominent feature throughout the movie’s running time. Whether it’s horror, sci-fi, historical drama or bombastic disaster movie, there’s no genre we haven’t scoured to bring you these fabulous films. Shall we begin? Continue reading

Oscars 2013: Nominations in full

The nominations for the 2013 85th Annual Academy Awards took place today at the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in LA. They were announced by this year’s host Seth McFarlane and Emma Stone.

The full nominations are as follows:

Best Picture
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty
Lincoln
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Amour
Django Unchained
Argo

Director
David O Russell (Silver Linings Playbook)
Ang Lee (Life of Pi)
Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Michael Haneke (Amour)
Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Actor
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)
Denzel Washington (Flight)
Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables)
Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook)
Joaquin Phoenix (The Master)

Best Actress
Naomi Watts (The Impossible)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty)
Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook)
Emmanuelle Riva (Amour)
Quvenzhané Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Philip Seymour Hoffman (The Master)
Robert De Niro (Silver Linings Playbook)
Alan Arkin (Argo)
Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln)

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Field (Lincoln)
Anne Hathaway (Les Misérables)
Jacki Weaver (Silver Linings Playbook)
Amy Adams (The Master)
Helen Hunt (The Sessions)

Adapted Screenplay
Life of Pi
Silver Linings Playbook
Beasts of the Southern Wild
Argo
Lincoln

Original Screenplay
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

Animated Feature
Wreck-It Ralph
The Pirates
Paranorman
Brave
Frankenweenie

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour
War Witch
A Royal Affair
Kon Tiki
No

Production Design
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

Cinematography
Anna Karenina
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Costume Design
Anna Karenina
Les Misérables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

Documentary Feature
5 Broken Cameras
The Gatekeepers
How to Survive a Plague
The Invisible War
Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary Short
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

Editing
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

Makeup and Hairstyling
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Misérables

Original Score
Anna Karenina
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Original Song
‘Before My Time’ – Chasing Ice
‘Pi’s Lullaby’ – Life of Pi
‘Suddenly’ – Les Misérables
‘Everybody Needs A Friend’ – Ted
‘Skyfall’ – Skyfall

Sound Editing
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

Visual Effects
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers”
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

Animated Short
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

Live Action Short
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
Henry

A notable lack of mention for Skyfall, though it has received a nod for the prestigious ‘Best Song’ category. There will also be a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise.

What are your thoughts of this years nominations? Should Skyfall have been nominated for more? Leave a comment below!

Life of Pi: Review (2012)

Ang Lee has directed some very artistic and emotionally charged films in his career and his new movie, Life of Pi is certainly no exception. But can his take on Yann Martel’s 2001 novel of the same name live up to his usual high standards? Continue reading

A farewell to 2012

So, 2012 is coming to an end and I retract my statement about it being an average year for film releases. Looking back it’s been one of the better years since the Millenium with some instant classics like The Artist and some absolutely corking blockbusters.

We’ve only got a couple of weeks to bask in 2012 glory and what better way to do so than seeing some of the fantastic films on offer to you over December. Life of Pi and The Hobbit are the two that sitck out in my mind as movies to definitely put on your cinema list and we’ll have the latest in-depth reviews here at Movie Metropolis very soon.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Merry Christmas!