The Monday Roundup

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.

News Bites

  • The 2014 BAFTA awards took place in London last night with Gravity proving the big winner. The film took the award for Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron) and Outstanding British Film, plus four more technical awards for music, cinematography, special effects & sound. 12 Years A Slave took the award for Best Film and Best Actor (Chiwetel Ejiofor), while Cate Blanchett won Best Actress for her role in Blue Jasmine. Jennifer Lawrence added to her growing list of awards with the Best Supporting Actress award for American Hustle, while Barkhad Abdi took the Best Supporting Actor award for Captain Phillips. The full list of winners can be found here; BAFTA.
  • Nike have announced that the self tying power laces featured in Back To The Future II will next year become a reality. Having already produced a limited run on the Nike Mag trainers in 2011, those trainers did not have the self lacing feature however, Tinker Hatfield who is a Nike designer confirmed that 2015 will indeed see the power laces released. When asked by Sole Collector, he gave the following quote; Are we gonna see power laces in 2015? To that, I say YES!
  • Tom Hardy will join the second series of BBC crime drama Peaky Blinders. Re-uniting with his Inception co-star Cillian Murphy, Hardy will play a character who somehow presents both a problem and an opportunity to Tommy Shelby (Murphy). Filming is due to start later this month.
  • Michael Keaton has given the biggest indication yet that a sequel to 1988’s Beetlejuice may still happen. Whilst doing the rounds for Robocop this weekend, Keaton was asked by MTV on the possibility of a sequel and gave the following answer; “I’ve e-mailed Tim (Burton) a couple of times, talked to the writer a couple of times, but all really, really preliminary stuff. I always said that’s the one thing I’d like to do again, if I ever did anything again. But it kind of required Tim to be involved some way or another. Now it looks like he is involved, and without giving too much away we’ve talked to each other, and e-mailed each other, and if he’s in, it’s going to be hard not to be in.”
  • The Lego Movie retained top spot at the US box office as it took another $48.8 million in its second week of release. About Last Night was the highest new entry this week, debuting at number 2 after earning $27 million. The Robocop remake took $21.5 million on its first week of release, which I guess is someway short of the studio expectations for that movie. The Monuments Men fell from second place to fourth after taking in another $15 million. While, Endless Love completed the top 5 earning $13.3 million.

DVD/Blu-Ray Picks Of The Week

Among the releases this week are Game Of Thrones Season 3, Machete Kills, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 and The Fifth Estate. So, not a great week for home releases really as nothing stands out as a must buy. Strangely though, the remastered Blu-Ray version of the original Robocop that was released only a few weeks ago is being released again in a lovely steel book edition.

Video Of The Day

Some of you may have already seen this video, but for anyone who hasn’t then you really should check out this montage of bloopers from The Lego Movie. It’s similar to what Pixar used to do at the end of their movies and anyone who enjoyed the movie will surely enjoy this as well.


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