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January 2013 Movie Highlights

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THE IMPOSSIBLE – An incredible true story focusing on one family’s struggle for survival in the 2004 Tsunami. Strong acting and fantastic practical effects make this film a hard-hitting, sometimes difficult watch. The drama is portrayed with brutal but beautiful realism on the big screen without glorifying or belittling this tragic event. Won’t be many dry eyes left for this one. 4/5

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TEXAS CHAINSAW 3D – Continuing directly on from where the 1974 classic left off, Leatherface’s return does little more than taint the original. A frustratingly predictable and poor storyline devoid of any real suspense relies solely on its over the top use of gore and gimmicky use of 3D with the scares few and far between. Do yourself a favor and watch the original instead. 1/5

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GANGSTER SQUAD- Smooth talking gangster flick set in 1949 Los Angeles focuses on the LAPDs fight to wrestle control away from the East Coast Mafia. However, whilst bullets fly and the body count mounts up, character and plot development are definitely an after thought. The slick and stylish look of this criminal drama along with its impressive cast unfortunately proves that all that glistens isn’t gold. 3/5

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LES MISÈRABLES – The classic stage musical is adapted spectacularly onto the big screen and ultimately a triumph. Fantastic engaging performances from Hugh Jackman & Anne Hathaway will give you goose-bumps. It is grand, intimate, emotional and underneath it all is a story that you simply must hear. Vive la Revolution. 4/5

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DJANGO UNCHAINED – Freed slave, Django, teams up with a German bounty hunter to rescue his wife. Quentin Tarantino’s latest outing is a Western fuelled by vengeance and driven by dazzling storytelling. Memorable characters, scenes of brutal violence and dark humor are all done in Tarantino’s gloriously excessive but very cool style. It’s insanely entertaining and completely off the chain. 5/5

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LINCOLN – The historic story of Abraham Lincoln and his fight to abolish slavery during the civil war is told magnificently and acted to perfection. Not only is Daniel-Day Lewis superb, but the whole supporting cast are brilliant. Spielberg’s latest film may be easier to admire than love but it is completely immersive and undeniably epic. 4/5

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ZERO DARK THIRTY – True story of the manhunt for terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Sharp elegant and directed flawlessly in gripping detail. Once this film picks up its momentum it won’t let you go until the tense finale. This is unforgiving and brave filmmaking at its absolute best. 5/5

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by Max Hubbard

Oscar Nominees 2013

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Here is the list of the announced Oscar nominees for 2013

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

Best Director
David O Russell – Silver Linings Playbook
Ang Lee – Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg – Lincoln
Michael Haneke – Amour
Behn Zeitlin – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Naomi Watts – The Impossible
Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
Quvenzhane Wallis – Beasts of the Southern Wild

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
Denzel Washington – Flight
Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained
Phillip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
Robert deNiro – Silver Linings Playbook
Alan Arkin – Argo
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Field – Lincoln
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
Jacki Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook
Helen Hunt – The Sessions
Amy Adams – The Master

Best Original Song
Before My Time – from Chasing Ice
Pi’s Lullaby – from Life of Pi
Suddenly – from Les Miserables
Everybody Needs a Best Friend – Ted
Skyfall – from Skyfall

Best Animated Film
Frankenweenie
Pirates: In an Adventure with Scientists
ParaNorman
Wreck-It Ralph
Brave

Best Foreign Language Film
Amour
War Witch
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A Royal Affair
Kon-Tiki

Best Original Screenplay
Flight
Zero Dark Thirty
Django Unchained
Amour
Moonrise Kingdom

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

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Anna Karenina – Seamus McGarvey
Django Unchained – Robert Richardson
Life of Pi – Claudio Miranda
Lincoln – Janusz Kaminski
Skyfall – Roger Deakins

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

VISUAL EFFECTS
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Life of Pi
Marvel’s The Avengers
Prometheus
Snow White and the Huntsman

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Anna Karenina
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln

COSTUME DESIGN
Anna Karenina
Les Miserables
Lincoln
Mirror Mirror
Snow White and the Huntsman

MAKE-UP & HAIR
Hitchcock
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
Les Miserables

FILM EDITING
Argo
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

SOUND MIXING
Argo
Les Misérables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Skyfall

SOUND EDITING
Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Skyfall
Zero Dark Thirty

ORIGINAL SCORE
Anna Karenina – Dario Marianelli
Argo – Alexandre Desplat
Life of Pi – Mychael Danna
Lincoln – John Williams
Skyfall – Thomas Newman

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Inocente
Kings Point
Mondays at Racine
Open Heart
Redemption

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Adam and Dog
Fresh Guacamole
Head over Heels
Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”
Paperman

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Asad
Buzkashi Boys
Curfew
Death of a Shadow
Henry

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