FILM OF THE WEEK
Endlessly quirky, but not overly arch,
mannered in dialogue delivery and
physical movements, yet never in an
with something in its bones, a sprinkling
of magic dust. Visually it’s just ravishing,
beautiful sets. And the main thing is
that it’s very funny indeed.
$1 million for her next movie If I Stay, according to the gossip website TMZ.
As Chloe is legally a minor, the film’s producers had to file legal documents with a court in Los Angeles asking for permission to hire her and TMZ obtained a copy.
They show that Chloe will get a base salary of $500,000, plus 15 per cent of the film’s profits. If she had been nominated for a Best Actress Oscar she would have got $25,000 and another $25K if she won.
This is the first still from The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as tragic mathematician Alan Turing, the Bletchley Park boffin who cracked the German Enigma Code during the Second World War.
The image was released on the same day as the Queen gave Turing a Royal Pardon. He was convicted of homosexuality in 1952, when it was a crime, and killed himself two years later, aged just 41.
The Imitation Game co-
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Britain’s golden night of triumph at the Oscars
It was a golden night for the Brits as two films swept the Oscars, with American-
The Oscar for 12 Years a Slave was the first time in its 86-
Lupita Nyong’o won Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film and the Best Adapted Screenplay went to John Ridley.
Gravity, which was largely shot at Pinewood and Shepperton studios, near London, won the awards for Best Director (Alfonso Cuarón), Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Visual Effects, Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Original Score.
The British special effects company Framestore, spent more than three years creating most of the film's visual effects which comprise over 80 minutes of its running time.
Matthew McConaughey was named Best Actor for Dallas Buyers Club and his co-
Spike Jonze won the original script Oscar for Her but the widely-
Shrek ‘theme park’ for London
Hollywood studio DreamWorks Animation is joining forces with Merlin, the company behind Alton Towers and the London Eye, for a Shrek-
Shrek's Far Far Away Adventure, one of six similar sites across the world, will open next year and will celebrate the grumpy green ogre whose films have taken more than £2billion at the box office.
JJ Abrams's Star Wars: Episode VII will start shooting at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in the middle of May and wrap there in September, according to the Hollywood website HitFix. Abrams has already mentioned a May start date, but the new report marks the first time a full shooting schedule has been published. The film will be released in December 2015.