The Monday roundup is your handy little guide to everything movie related. Including the best of the weekend’s news, what’s new on DVD & Blu-Ray & what you can look forward to at the cinema this week.
- The 71st Golden Globe Awards took place last night, and with their raft of different categories that would give Netflix a run for its money, the awards were fairly evenly distributed. Out of the 9 major awards, David O. Russell’s American Hustle took 3 for best actress, best supporting actress & best motion picture. I’ve always found the Golden Globes to be odd though, and I’m not really sure how American Hustle fits into the comedy/musical category they labelled it with last night, but hey Jennifer Lawrence looked pretty so who cares.
- 12 Years A Slave won the award for best motion picture in the drama category. While the best director award went to Alfonso Cuaron for Gravity. Matthew McConaughey & Cate Blanchett took the best actor & actress awards respectively, for their work on Dallas Buyers Club & Blue Jasmine. Leonardo DiCaprio walked away with the award for best actor in a comedy/musical for his work on The Wolf Of Wall Street. Again, quite how the Martin Scorsese swearathon falls into that category baffles me, but then again I think turning it into a musical would be quite the show.
- The full list of winners for last nights event can be found here; Golden Globe Awards.
- In other news, Jason Momoa, the man who had been linked to several roles in the upcoming Batman Vs Superman film has now spoken out against those rumours saying they are no more than idle gossip. Asked by IGN about whether he could be playing Martian Manhunter or Doomsday he had the following to say; “It’s just rumors. I want to say something amazing, but I can’t comment on rumors. It’s flattering. I’m not involved in it.”
- With the planned reboot of Friday The 13th still in the works over at Paramount & Platinum Dunes, ideas are being thrown around as to how they will bring Jason Voorhees into the modern era. Well, one idea is that they simply won’t, and that the next instalment could simply leave the old hockey masked killer out altogether. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller was recently asked about the character and had the following to say; “I don’t know because I don’t know if we’re going to have Jason. I don’t know which Jason we’re going to have. I can tell you this: I love Derek Mears, I love working with him and he’s a dream so we’d be lucky to have him. I think if we’re going to go for a Jason Voorhees we would go with Derek. He’s our guy. Now it’s a matter of getting a script that we all love, that we feel like we can execute in a great way. That’s always the battle, isn’t it?“
- Lone Survivor surged to the top of the US box office, taking a solid $38.5 million, for a film with a reported budget of $40 million, it will make its money back in no time. Disney’s Frozen dropped to number 2 after earning another $15 million, taking its domestic haul to over $317 million. The Wolf Of Wall Street finished the weekend in third place with another $9 million in the bank, while The Legend Of Hercules which stars Kellan Lutz debuted very badly at number 4 taking in $8.6 million. American Hustle completed the top 5 by also taking in $8.6 million.
DVD/Blu-Ray of the week
I really can’t say enough good things about You’re Next. The throwback to the great horror films of the 80’s is a superb effort that mixes scares & laughs brilliantly & features a breakout role from its lead Sharni Vinson. You’re Next featured on my top 10 films of 2013, and you can find my original review for the film here.
Video of the day
I’m a big fan of the original From Dusk Till Dawn so I will reserve judgement on the TV show for now, but judging from the trailer they seem to have captured the core elements that made the movie such a cult classic. It’s just a shame Salma Hayek won’t be in it.