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The Sapphires scores 12 nominations at Aacta Awards

3 December 2012 1:23 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Hit musical drama The Sapphires has scored 12 nominations at the 2012 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (Aacta) Awards including in the coveted best feature film category.

The Sapphires, which follows four indigenous singers during the Vietnam war, has grossed more than $14 million in Australia to become the biggest local film of the year.

Three other films will be also be vying for the best feature film award: Burning Man (10 nominations in total), Lore (eight nominations in total) and Wish You Were Here (eight nominations in total) at the main Aacta ceremony, which will be held on January 30, 2013, at The Star Event Centre. Last year's event was held at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

P.J. Hogan's Mental also scored eight nominations including Best Lead Actress (Toni Collette), Best Supporting Actor (Liev Schreiber) Best Young Actor (Lily Sullivan) and Best Supporting Actress for Rebecca Gibney and Deborah Mailman.

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Keith Richards had to apologize to Mick Jagger for Rolling Stones reunion to happen

26 October 2012 12:45 PM, PDT | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Fans have been pretty excited about The Rolling Stones' short upcoming tour to celebrate their 50th anniversary, but apparently there was some healing that had to be done behind the scenes before that venture could happen. Specifically, Keith Richards had to apologize to Mick Jagger for some statements he made in his 2011 memoir "Life," including one where he claimed Jagger had a "tiny todger."

"He did apologize, to my face," Jagger tells Rolling Stone. "So you have to put all that sort of stuff away. Water under the bridge, really. Hopefully, you know, we can carry on working."

Richards adds, "It was something to get out of the bloody way so we could get the band on the road. You know, I'll say sorry to God if you like. I don't give a sh*t. I said, 'Look forward, brother, look forward.' If you was married to somebody for 50 years, »


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This Rotten Week: Predicting Hit and Run, The Apparition and Premium Rush Reviews

19 August 2012 9:41 AM, PDT | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

It.s been a traveling summer and This Rotten Week comes to you overlooking the beaches of the Outer Banks. had a rough prediction time of it the last few weeks and need a little R&R to rejuvenate my Tomato juices. This week got some weak films with ghosts, bike messengers and witness protection. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at what This Rotten Week has to offer. Hit and Run I.m a forgiving dude. That kid who took the swipe at me in fifth grade? Water under the bridge. Ashley from junior year who broke my heart into a million little shards of sadness? It.s all good baby doll. That guy who cut me off on the Turnpike yesterday in the middle of a rainstorm? After I »

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