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Tinseltown didn’t have the most successful summer ever, albeit without many spectacular flops, fewer tickets sold in cinemas and many disappointments in big titles’ numbers shaped 2014 as its least profitable year since 2006. However, the International market and, particularly China with an apparently endless appetite for Hollywood big budget offer, came to the rescue.
Sequels, reboots and rehashes kept reigning on the multiplexes, not even the bad reviews could put people off such vile propositions as the new Transformers or the universally appalled but still quite successful Ninja Turtles reboot. And it seems their kingdom is going to be extended during 2015 with the planned return of virtually everything you can think of that has been a hit in the past. It doesn’t help that the few films made from original ideas didn’t ignite the box office as expected. Among them the surprisingly good Tom Cruise’s Groundhog Day meets Alien Invasion ‘Edge Of Tomorrow”, which didn’t live up to the commercial expectations. Read the rest of this entry »
Calgary band Viet Cong, which counts with two former members of Women, released their excellent same titled debut last week and reaches the top of our loop again with “Silhouettes”. The follow-up to ‘Continental Shelf’ has ran a similar fate than its predecessor.
New releases keep on flooding the market and the surprise new track by Burial, reminding us a bit of early The Prodigy, is the highest debut. Other noteworthy entries this week are the latest by some of the favourites to win Rober Awards (you can still vote in our 2014 poll here) Sharon Van Etten; Aphex Twin; St. Vincent; Sleater-Kinney and the soulful Sharon Jones & The Dap-Tones among them.
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Oscar favourites ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ and “Birdman (Or The Unxepected Virtue Of Ignorance)”, as well as the acclaimed Mike Leigh tribute to the painter “Mr. Turner” lead the nominations for the 2014 Rober Awards Film Poll with eight apiece. They are closely followed by “Boyhood” and “Under The Skin” with seven, and “Leviathan” with six, in what has been another excellent cinematographic harvest.
Other multiple nominees feature “Foxcatcher”; “Ida”; “Nightcrawler”;”Inherent Vice” and “Whiplash”. All of which but the last two competing for best picture recognition. Arthouse favourites “Norte, The End Of History”; “Stranger By The Lake” complete the ten films selected.
You can cast your votes here.
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