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PRIDE‘ WINS BIG AT THE BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARDS

Awards season is beginning to fire up again, as we come to the end of another year of brilliance in the film world. And this week, the Moët British Independent Film Awards, hosted by Inbetweeners star Simon Bird, celebrated the best of our industry in 2014. Matthew Warchus’s comedy-drama Pride won big with the gong for ‘Best British Independent Film’ and Supporting Acting awards for Imelda Staunton and Andrew Scott, respectively. ‘Best Actor’ went to Brendan Gleeson for his role as a Priest in Cavalry, while Gugu Mbatha-Raw won ‘Best Actress’ for her performance in Belle. Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank won double at the awards too, earning ‘Best Screenplay’ and ‘Best Technical Achievement for Music’. Special statuettes were also awarded to two of Britain’s most talented exports; The ‘Richard Harris Award’ for outstanding contribution to film went to Emma Thompson and The ‘Variety Award’ for international success was given to Benedict Cumberbatch.

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‘STAR TREK 3’ IS REVEALED TO BE DIRECTOR-LESS AFTER ORCI’S EXIT

After the huge success of the first two films in the rebooted Star Trek franchise, it was inevitable that a third was on the way. However, with JJ Abrams busy filming ‘in a galaxy far, far away’, the director’s chair became nervously empty. For a long time, it was assumed that previous writer/producer of the film series, Roberto Orci would take the helm; However it has recently been announced that Orci has now pulled out of directing the film. This has led to much speculation as to who will be his replacement, with some suggesting filmmakers such as Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) and Joe Cornish (Attack the Block) as potential candidates for the job. However, Trekkies from all around the world have issued a campaign to #BringinRiker – a reference to Jonathan Frakes, who played First Officer William T Riker in the Next Generation series, and has also directed several Star Trek films in the past. While Frakes has expressed an enthusiastic interest – “There’s nothing I would like better” – whether Paramount will go with the fans on this one is yet to be determined…

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FINDING DORY‘ DETAILS REVEALED

If the glory days of Pixar seemed to be over (or at least dwindling in the past few years), then Finding Dory – the sequel to their beloved 2003 hit, Finding Nemo – might just be their salvation. Ellen DeGeneres’ hilariously forgetful Blue Tang was undoubtedly one of the favourites in Nemo – but much of her background, like her memory, is a little fuzzy. In 2016, this will be rectified and Pixar‘s president Jim Morris has already revealed some tasty new details https://helmii.com/collections/beds. The film is set six months after Finding Nemo. Dory is happily living with Marlin and Nemo, whilst still having some trouble with her short-term memory. However, when she accompanies Nemo to see some Manta Rays migrating home, she becomes homesick and begins a quest to find her family. With Albert Brooks returning as the voice of Marlin, as well as newbies Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Idris Elba (Luther, Thor) and Dominic West (The Hour, Pride) joining the cast, Finding Dory already looks set to be as heartwarming and funny a tale as it’s predecessor. It is set to be released in June 2016.

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SONY E-MAIL HACKS

Well, well. Where to start? So here’s what went down in the most basic of terms. SONY were hacked and private e-mails were released online, they range from humorous to scary looks inside the world of film business. Some of what was released was Oscar winning writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) e-mailing a colleague saying he has no idea who Michael Fassbender is, after it was announced he would be starring in JOBS, the Steve Jobs biopic written by Sorkin himself. However other workers at SONY replied they that they new him for his size ‘down below’ in the film ShameJOBS was also sold to Universal Pictures after heated disputes between Amy Pascal & Angelina Jolie versus Scott Rude about David Fincher directing JOBS before Jolie’s chosen project. There were also details released about the Spider-Man franchise being produced by Marvel Studios, so they could have him appear in Captain America 3: Civil War but talks broke down due to creative issues.

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‘STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS’ CHARACTER NAMES RELEASED

We no longer have to say ‘football droid’, ‘guy from Attack The Block‘ or ‘that sith lord.’ We can finally put names to faces. J.J Abrams Director of the upcoming Star Wars flick released the names of the characters we spy in the teaser trailer exclusively to Entertainment Weekly. Here’s the list; BB-8 (football droid), Poe Dameron (X-Wing fighter), Kylo Ren (sith lord), Rey (woman on the speeder), Finn (John Boyega in the Stormtrooper outfit). If you live under a rock and you don’t know, Star Wars The Force Awakens flies into cinemas December 2015.

Words by Annie Honeyball and Eddie Snafu Michael

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