From the premise of Michael Fassbender (famous for playing Magneto in the new X Men films and creepy android, David, in Prometheus) in a big papier-mache head making weird music in the middle of the countryside in Ireland, you may think that this film does not sound promising. If you think that, then you are so wrong.
Born on 9th February 1981, Thomas William Hiddleston shot to fame in 2011 when he played Loki in Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of Marvel Comic’s Thor.
He boarded at Eton College from the age of 13 and went on to gain a double first in Classics from Cambridge University. In 2005, he graduated from RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art), one of the most prestigious acting colleges in the world.
This year’s Oscars ceremony turned out to be more about a picture taken on a phone than about the actual winners. Saying that, there was sufficient discussion about a few of the winners to ensure that, if you hadn’t heard the films 12 Years a Slave and Gravity before the event, then you certainly would have afterwards.
August: Osage County has an all star cast including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Ewan McGregor and Chris Cooper. The film is an adaptation of the award-winning play and was adapted for the screen by Tracy Letts himself.
The nominations for BAFTAs have been announced and quite a few very good films look under represented such as Pacific Rim, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Frozen and the Wolf of Wall Street. Here are a few of the most noted films up for this year’s BAFTA awards.
Charles Bradley: The Soul of America, which recently aired on the BBC, is one of those documentaries that justifies a good chunk of the TV tax all on its own. Over the course of an hour (the limited theatrical release was 72 minutes) we are shown around the life of a former James Brown impersonator who only made it with his own material in 2011, at 62 years of age.
The Great Gatsby was one of the most eagerly anticipated films to hit our screens this year. The combination of Baz Luhrmann and Leonardo DiCaprio had many fans and critics keen to see what the two could create. Like with any major film release that has a big build up, there was always going to be some film critics ready to slate it just to cause upset and go against the grain, but essentially the film has been well received, taking $51million at the US box office in its opening week.