The awards season has officially started. Last week we published our ‘Best of 2010′ but last night saw the Golden Globe Awards 2011, and it appears that the HFPA don’t like Inception nearly as much as we do. Ricky Gervais returned to host the ceremony, which celebrates the best in film and TV. The big winner on the night was The Social Network, winning 4 awards, with Glee dominating the TV side of things.
Benjamin Esposito is a retired lawyer trying to fill his days by becoming a writer. Having failed to come up with the right story, he decides to write about a case he worked on many years ago: the brutal rape and murder of a young woman. His journey back through the case will lead to some shocking discoveries.
Happy Friday, everyone! It’s that time of the week when we test your knowledge of movies through the medium of pictures. Today’s ‘Whose…Is It Anyway?’ is all about posters. They line the walls of cinemas and give you something to look at while you’re waiting for a bus, but, do they stay with you?
François Marin is a young teacher trying to inspire and guide his class of disaffected youths in a troubled Parisian neighbourhood. The pupils, however, see him as intolerant and disrespectful. The daily clash between students and teachers takes its toll on both sides.
Fancy going to the cinema this week? Well, if you do, here’s our usual pick of this week’s new releases. A comedy caper, a superhero film and a drama. There’s choice for you.
Exit Through the Gift Shop is, ostensibly, a documentary about street art. As with all creative endeavours, though, scratch the surface and there is something more. It is introduced as a film by Banksy, the often controversial Bristol-born artist whose work has crossed over to the mainstream in spite of the artist’s very public wishes to remain incognito. Banksy, it seems, is all about the juxtaposition of marketing and mystique.
Regardless of the fact that a lot of us have had a few days off over the past couple of weeks, the fact that it’s Friday still sends a wave of relief and excitement. Friday also means it’s picture quiz time. This week we turn our attentions to books.
Aron Ralston (Franco) is a self sufficient, highly independent adventurer. His love of the great outdoors and extreme hiking pushes him to some of the most spectacular landscapes in America. But one such trip is about to change his life forever. As he squeezes through the enclosed canyon, a boulder is dislodged and crushes his arm. Now, having spent many years refusing the help of others, Ralston will find himself needing aid more than ever. But with no one around, the only hope is self-mutilation.
Looking back over the past year, it’s apparent that 2010, overall, was a good year for movies. There were of course some shockingly poor releases – I’m looking at you, Clash of the Titans – but what would a year in movies be without a good ol’ fashioned stinker of a film or two?
Seeing as everyone is trying to get back into the swing of work, school or whatever it is you do to fill your days, I thought we’d ease back into things here at ScreenDemon with a fairly easy picture quiz. We are revisiting faces this week as it proved to be popular and annoying first time round.