Raindance Award Winners Announced

This entry is part 8 of 8 in the series Raindance 2012

As the 20th Raindance Film Festival comes to a close prizes have been awarded to films across a number of categories. Jury members included Sarah Radclyffe – producer and co-founder of Working Title; Oli Harbottle of Dogwoof Distribution; cinematographer Philip Bloom and William C. Martell, writer of 20 produced feature films. The winners were:

Les Miserables Extended Preview

An extended first look for the forthcoming film adaptation of stage musical Les Miserables has been released. Stars of the musical including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Samantha Barks and Anne Hathaway discuss how singing live during every take has impacted on the way that the actors have approached their roles…

20th Raindance Film Festival Launches

This entry is part 1 of 8 in the series Raindance 2012

The 20th Raindance Film Festival was launched this morning with details of 104 feature films being announced including a fascinating Mexican thread, the best of independent British film making and a number of thought-provoking documentaries on the schedule…

The Avengers 2 Gets A Release Date

After the news last week that Joss Whedon would be returning to write and direct The Avengers 2, Walt Disney Studios and Marvel have gone one step further and announced that the sequel to this year’s superhero behemoth would be released…

Full Skyfall Trailer

Wow. Wow wow wow WOW. A full trailer for new James Bond film Skyfall has been released and I’m absolutely blown away. There’s more action including a fight sequence on top of a moving train, the apparent death of Bond (although he’s got more lives than the luckiest cat in the world), an explosion at the MI6 building on the banks of the Thames….

Celeste Holm Dies

Sad news – Academy Award winning actress Celeste Holm has died at the age of 95. Awarded the Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1947 for her role in Gentleman’s Agreement Holm is best known for her roles in All About Eve, High Society…

Paddington Bear Poster Released

When news came out a little earlier this year of a forthcoming movie adaptation of Michael Bond’s marvelous Paddington Bear books I was very excited. But it seemed like I was the only one. Hopefully the release of a teaser poster will change all that. Our furry little Peruvian hero is shown in silhouette facing into the London skyline…

First Les Miserables Trailer

I’m excited and a little apprehensive. The first trailer for the forthcoming Les Miserables movie has arrived and it’s our first chance to see if Tom Hooper’s adaptation is going to be a classic or if it will break the heart of fans of the musical. The trailer features Anne Hathaway’s Fantine….

Skyfall Teaser Trailer Arrives

At just after 8.30 this morning BBC Breakfast News premiered the teaser trailer for new Bond film Skyfall and bloody hell it’s good….

Skyfall Poster Released

I’m a big fan of all things Bond and Daniel Craig is rivalling Sean Connery as my favourite actor in the role. I’m very excited about the forthcoming film Skyfall which is also starring Javier Barden, Ralph Fiennes and the wonderful Dame Judi Dench…