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We’ve just received word that Britain’s own national treasure Emma Thompson is to receive the prestigious Richard Harris Award at this year’s Moet British Independent Film Awards. The top gong recognises outstanding contribution to British film by an actor, and has previously been won by the likes of John Hurt, David Thewlis, Bob Hoskins, Jim Broadbent, Daniel Day-Lewis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon and Julie Walters just last year.
The awards are dished out on Sunday 7th December at a ceremony in central London. You can see the full list of nominees for this year’s awards here.
Here’s the full release.
- Paul Heath
“The future is now.” That's a line we hear pretty often these days, but it's particularly applicable lately whenever you go online, turn on the television, or head to the theater. From the streaming coverage of the Philae lander's touchdown on the surface of a comet, to the successful return of documentary series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, to the immersive adventures in outer space presented in Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity and Christopher Nolan's Interstellar, it's becoming abundantly clear that science – particularly the cosmic side of it – is the new media darling. And like a lot of people who prefer their science fiction with hefty dose of science, I couldn't be happier about this trend. After all, it's a good time to...
- Rick Marshall
When it came to wormholes and black holes, Christopher Nolan set out to make the most physically realistic sci-fi movie ever made with "Interstellar." The VFX results are spectacular and Oscar-worthy, even compared to last season's Oscar-winning "Gravity," demonstrating how high the bar continues to be raised technically and creatively when it comes to space adventures. In fact, the ground-breaking VFX work on the black hole by Double Negative is so brilliant that physicists will now have actual models to study for the first time, thanks to breakthrough rendering capabilities. Situated somewhere between "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Right Stuff," Nolan's movie is obviously a different gravitational force from Alfonso Cuaron's blockbuster, and a wonderful companion piece to "Inception." "Kip Thorne provided the physics," recalls Oscar-winning VFX supervisor and Double Negative co-founder Paul Franklin »
- Bill Desowitz
Jon Stewart's "Rosewater" tells the harrowing, true-life story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, a journalist who was arrested and interrogated by security forces in part because of an appearance on satirical American television program "The Daily Show."
To bring Bahari's story to life, Stewart cast Gael Garcia Bernal. The quiet, soft-spoken actor is a Mexican native best-known for his roles in films such as "Y Tu Mamá También" by "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón, or the role of Ché Guevara in Walter Salles epic 'The Motorcycle Diaries." Casting Bernal may not have been an obvious choice, but it's an excellent one. Bernal inhabits the character well, providing a mix of strength, intelligence, and vulnerability that helps bring this vital and interesting story to life.
Moviefone Canada spoke to Bernal during the Toronto Film Festival.
Moviefone Canada: What brought you to the project?
Gael Garcia Bernal: John invited me over. »
- Jason Gorber
Due to the film’s against all odds protagonist, look for Forsaken (formerly known as Desierto) to be mentioned as a reference point to Who is Dayani Cristal?. Here, Gael García Bernal treks thru the desert again, but fights off the antagonistic forces that are Jeffrey Dean Morgan in this border drama that is still very much a white hot topic issue even for southern folks who may or may not be a in a bordering state with Mexico. Filmed in La Paz, Baja California, Jonás Cuarón’s sophomore film began production in March and benefits from a solid producing team including father Alfonso and uncle Carlos. Cuarón’s directorial debut Year of the Nail premiered at the 2006 Venice Film Festival and we imagine much of his focus was put towards 2013′s Gravity prior to focusing on this showdown.
Gist: Set against the backdrop of the border desert, where the »
- Eric Lavallee
Warner Bros. has announced they'll be releasing a Diamond Luxe Edition of Gravity early next year, and besides featuring Dolby Atmos Technology and three new bonus features, the special edition will also have a "Silent Space Version" of the Alfonso Cuarón movie. In case you haven't figured it out, this new version won't have Steven Price's Oscar winning score, which will let viewers "experience the film without music for »
- Jesse Giroux
Warner Bros. Pictures has announced plans for a new version of Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity". The new 'Diamond Luxe Edition' Blu-ray of the film includes a Dolby Atmos track, three featurettes, and most importantly a 'Silent Space Version'.
The latter allows the viewer to "experience the film without its Oscar-winning score for a surprising cinematic experiment". This means the film's sound track will be scientifically accurate as the only sounds wll be inside the astronaut suits and spacecrafts.
How that score removal will affect the emotional component of the film is hard to say. The disc is slated for a February 10th 2015 release.
Source: The Film Stage »
- Garth Franklin
In space, no one can hear you do anything, because there is no sound. There's a scientific explanation for this—it's complicated, it involves space molecules that feed on sonic waves, you wouldn't understand it. Last year, Alfonso Cuaron's critically acclaimed blockbuster Gravity honored the whole no-sound thing, keeping all audio effects inside of spaceships and helmets. In place of outer-space sound effects, Gravity featured a high-energy score by Steven Price. That score won an Oscar, but it would seem that Cuaron is a stickler for High Nerd detail: According to The Film Stage, an upcoming special edition Blu-Ray »
- Darren Franich
Alfonso Cuaron‘s Gravity did a fantastic job of showing how isolated one might feel in space. It also really pushed the emotions because of Steven Price‘s Oscar-winning score. Space is a silent vacuum, however, and to give Gravity fans a wholly new experience, an upcoming re-release of the Blu-ray will have a “Silent Space” audio […]
The post New ‘Gravity’ Blu-ray Will Have “Silent Space” Version of the Movie appeared first on /Film. »
- Germain Lussier
How about taking a little break from the Interstellar mania and revisiting Alfonso Cuarón’s Academy Award winner Gravity? Warner Bros. is actually already releasing a new version of the Gravity Blu-ray, the Diamond Luxe Edition. Not only will the new set feature three brand new bonus featurettes and Dolby Atmos audio technology, but it’ll also give you the option to watch the “Silent Space Version” of the film as well so that you can “experience the film without music for a surprising cinematic experiment.” The product does feel a little like a cash grab and it seems crazy to strip the film of Steven Price’s Academy Award winning score, but curiosity might get the best of me. Hit the jump for more on the Gravity Diamond Luxe Edition. The Film Stage spotted the Diamond Luxe Edition’s Amazon page. You can pre-order order the set there right now, »
- Perri Nemiroff
It's been over a year since Alfonso Cuaron's isolated space drama Gravity hit theaters, and the film has been available on Blu-Ray and DVD for quite awhile now. However, a new version of the film is hitting Blu-Ray, and while double dips for anniversary or special editions aren't always worth the money, this one is pretty interesting. While we normally don't cover home video stuff, an upcoming Diamond Luxe Blu-Ray edition of Gravity has caught our attention because not only does it have audio featuring Dolby Atmos Technology, but it will feature a "Space Silent Version" of the film without Steven Price's score in place. Here's Alfonso Cuaron talking about the Dolby Atmos soundtrack on the film (via The Film Stage): In case you didn't notice, Cuaron's film doesn't feature any sound effects when the characters are in space unless the perspective shifts to inside a ship »
- Ethan Anderton
Alfonso Cuaron was hailed as a master storyteller, a filmmaker of boundless vision and a generous friend and collaborator during a tribute to the Oscar-winning director Monday at the Museum of Modern Art.
The man who sent Sandra Bullock into space in “Gravity,” chronicled Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal’s journey of sexual discovery in “Y Tu Mama Tambien,” and created a nightmarish future in “Children of Men” was the main attraction amid a swirl of high society glitterati, artists and Hollywood players. Novelist Salman Rushdie, Katie Holmes, Emile Hirsch, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, director and artist Julian Schnabel and “True Detective” director Cary Fukunaga, were among the bold faced names who turned out at the Gotham event.
“My dad is a filmmaker I admire, my teacher, and above all a great father,” said Jonas Cuaron, the director’s son, during a presentation of his father’s work. »
- Brent Lang
In space, no one can hear you re-release a movie on home video. For whatever reason (okay, probably money), Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" is coming to Blu-ray again in a fancy Diamond Luxe Edition. So why should you bother with this? Well, you'll get an awesome three new bonus features (whoa!), but for all you audiophiles, this version of "Gravity" will be the one to get. Why? Namely, you'll be able to blast your ear sockets with the film's presentation via Dolby Atmos Technology, which we presume makes all previous iterations of "Gravity" sound like utter garbage. Or like barely tolerable garbage. But even more, there will be an option to watch Cuaron's film in a "Silent Space Version" that strips away Steven Price's Oscar winning score, creating "a surprising cinematic experiment." And we'll give the folks behind this edition credit —it is an interesting concept. Presumably, all we'll hear (in Dolby Atmos, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Yesterday, I told you how astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to CBS News and Twitter to praise the scientific accuracy of Christopher Nolan‘s Interstellar. This surprised many people because Tyson was very critical of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, even narrating a 9-minute long Everything Wrong With the movie Gravity video. But Neil deGrasse Tyson is not without questions, and has returned to list nine mysteries that […]
- Peter Sciretta
"My favorite film of his is probably the first movie I saw that he did, which was A Little Princess," Emile Hirsch, standing by the Museum of Modern Art's entrance,told The Hollywood Reporter with a smile of the annual film benefit's honoree, Alfonso Cuaron. "I just remember watching it all the time as a kid, and it was just so magical. Even Gravity, his Harry Potter film, Y Tu Mama Tambien and Children of Men — it's still grounded in reality, but there's always a magical and surreal quality that allows the audience to completely believe whatever world
- Ashley Lee
Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and Alejandro González Iñárritu slammed Mexican officials for their investigation into the disappearance and possible killings of 43 teachers and college students, saying the act and the lack of answers are evidence of systemic corruption in the country.
The three directors who helped attract broader recognition for the Mexican film industry through works such as “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Gravity” and “Birdman” voiced their criticism in the form of an open letter, which del Toro read during a tribute to Cuaron at the Museum of Modern Art on Monday night.
“The federal government argues that these events are all just local violence,” del Toro read. “Not so.”
“We believe that these crimes are systemic and indicate a much greater evil — the blurred lines between organized crime and high-ranking officers in the Mexican government,” he added.
Mexican authorities have found bones and teeth they say likely belong to the students. »
- Brent Lang
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has a pretty solid career as a scientist, but if things ever go south there, he can always fall back on being a film critic and consultant for sci-fi movies. The man who picked apart Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity for its scientific inaccuracies is back to offer his thoughts on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar – and he’s pleased with what he sees. Tyson prefaces his series of tweets by reminding everyone that he’s not a film critic – he’s really just interested in commenting on whether the science used in certain films holds up when compared to reality. Since Nolan hired physicist Kip Thorne as a consultant and executive producer, it seemed like a safe bet that Interstellar would pass some pretty intense...
- Mike Bracken
Following his much talked about critical tweets on Gravity, astrophysicist/TV personality Neil DeGrasse Tyson has emerged as a top authority on big-budget Hollywood movies set in space. While he insists he is not a critic and doesn’t do movie reviews, DeGrasse gave Chris Nolan’s saga as thorough science examination as he did on Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity with a slew of tweets Sunday. Whether or not the participation of Caltech physics professor Kip Thorne as consultant and executive producer played a part, Interstellar got high marks from Tyson in the scientific accuracy department. (Or he may have been more measured in his response following the backlash to his criticism of Gravity.) Here are some of his tweets:
In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein’s Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown.
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) November 10, 2014
In #Interstellar: Experience Einstein's Curvature of Space as »
- Nellie Andreeva
Update: We have updated with video of Neil deGrasse Tyson talking about the scientific accuracy of Interstellar. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has been critical of Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity in the past, and in particular, some of the film’s scientific inaccuracies. He even narrated a 9-minute long Everything Wrong With the movie Gravity video. So what did Tyson think of Christopher Nolan‘s […]
- Peter Sciretta
At this stage in the game, it goes without saying that Interstellar is an intellectual movie. Hell, it may very well be one of the most intellectual films ever committed to celluloid. Whether it’s gravitational fields, worm holes or Einstein’s theory of relativity, there’s enough science and physics crammed into Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi opus to sink a ship, and it’s one that can take a while to fully deduce.
So, aside from watching the film with Neil deGrasse Tyson, YouTube user Mr. Sunday Movies has the next best thing: a play-by-play breakdown from beginning to end. Be advised that the commentator does delve into the minutia of the multi-layered plot, so if you have yet to see Interstellar, we strongly advise that you bookmark the video for a later date.
Interstellar blasted into theaters over the weekend where it grossed close to $50 million — around the »
- Michael Briers
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