News: Misty Miller To Release EP

408133_316356531737571_1029630995_nSouth London artist Misty Miller has been writing her own songs since she was eight, drawing inspiration from the likes of Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed. At the age of fifteen, in 2011, she recorded her first album, which then went on to sell 60,000 copies.

Now, signed to Sony label Relentless, she’s set to continue that success with the Girlfriend EP, a collection of songs embracing her gritty, 70s rock inspired sound. It’s out February 25th.

Consider this your first taste of what’s to come.

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News: City Of Ashes Unveil New Music Video

Eastbourne post-hardcore kings City Of Ashes have at last released the gritty and edgy video for their track falling star, taken off their brand spanking new EP.

Unveiled last week There Was A Hand In The Darkness is the long-awaited follow-up to 2010’s When Black Fuels Blood and their first effort as a four piece with new guitarist, James MacDonald.

Academy Awards 2013 Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 85th Academy Awards were announced today by a supposedly drunk Seth MacFarlane. Making jokes about Hitler and cast members banging their directors, the Family Guy star seemed reminiscent of Ricky Gervais and his infamous Golden Globes performances.

As usual, but in a lesser way than at the Golden Globes, many films missed out on deserved nominations, but some of the past year’s finest pictures were suitably rewarded.

To the surprise of no one US favourite Lincoln led the way in nominations, scooping twelve nods, combined with many more at the BAFTAS and Golden Globes. Life Of Pi trailed just behind with twelve.

As with the BAFTAS and Golden Globes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey was badly snubbed, picking up just three nominations in visual effects, production design and makeup and hairstyling.

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The nominations are:

Best Picture

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Amour
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Miserables
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master
  • Denzel Washington – Flight

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Emmanuelle Riva – Amour
  • Quvenzhané Wallis – Beasts of Southern Wild
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Jackie Weaver – Silver Linings Playbook

Animated Feature Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • ParaNorman
  • The Pirates! Band of Misfits
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Directing

  • Amour – Michael Haneke
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Benh Zeitlin
  • Life of Pi – Ang Lee
  • Lincoln – Steven Spielberg
  • Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

Writing – Original Screenplay

  • Amour – Michael Haneke
  • Django Unchained – Quentin Tarantino
  • Flight – John Gatins
  • Moonrise Kingdom – Wes Anderson & Roman Coppola
  • Zero Dark Thirty – Mark Boal

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Writing – Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo – Chris Terrio
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild – Lucy Alibar & Benh Zeitlin
  • Life of Pi – David Magee
  • Lincoln – Tony Kushner
  • Silver Linings Playbook – David O. Russell

Music – Original Song

  • Before My Time from Chasing Ice, music and lyrics by J. Ralph
  • Everybody Needs a Best Friend from Ted, music by Walter Murphy, lyrics by Seth MacFarlane
  • Pi’s Lullaby from Life of Pi, music by Mychael Danna, lyrics by Bombay Jayashri
  • Skyfall from Skyfall, music and lyrics by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth
  • Suddenly from Les Miserables, music by Claude-Michel Schönberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer and Alain Boublil

Foreign Language Film

  • Amour (Austria)
  • Kon-Tiki (Norway)
  • No (Chile)
  • A Royal Affair (Denmark)
  • War Witch (Canada)

Cinematography

  • Anna Karenina
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Costume Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • Les Miserables
  • Lincoln
  • Mirror Mirror
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

Documentary – Feature

  • 5 Broken Cameras
  • The Gatekeepers
  • How to Survive a Plague
  • The Invisible War
  • Searching for Sugar Man

Documentary – Short

  • Inocente
  • Kings Point
  • Mondays at Racine
  • Open Heart
  • Redemption

Film Editing

  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Zero Dark Thirty

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Makeup And Hairstyling

  • Hitchcock
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Miserables

Music – Original Score

  • Anna Karenina
  • Argo
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Production Design

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln

Short Film – Animated

  • Adam and Dog
  • Fresh Guacamole
  • Head over Heels
  • Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’
  • Paperman

Short Film – Live Action

  • Asad
  • Buzkashi Boys
  • Curfew
  • Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)
  • Henry

Sound Editing

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Skyfall
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Sound Mixing

  • Argo
  • Les Miserables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Skyfall

Visual Effects

  • The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Life of Pi
  • Marvel’s The Avengers
  • Prometheus
  • Snow White and the Huntsman

British Academy Film Awards Nominations Announced

The nominations for the 2013 EE British Academy Film Awards were unveiled this morning by Alice Eve and Jeremy Irvine at BAFTA HQ in Piccadilly, London.

With the selections not particularly surprising a number of films did better than others. Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln predictably led the way with ten nods, leaving Les Miserables, Life Of Pi, Skyfall and Argo yapping at its heels.

Perhaps surprising though was the success of Keira Knightley’s cooly received Anna Karenina. Despite its missable reception it managed to scoop six nominations.

A real shame, and a bit of a mistake we feel, was the lack of attention given to the The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Despite topping the UK box office for the fourth weekend in a row, Peter Jackson’s first of three installments only managed three nods.

The ceremony itself will be hosted by Stephen Fry at London’s Royal Opera House on Sunday February 10th.

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Best Film

  • Argo
  • Les Misérables
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Outstanding British Film

  • Anna Karenina
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Miserables
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Skyfall

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

  • Bart Layton (director), Dimitri Doganis (producer) – The Imposter
  • David Morris (director), Jacqui Morris (director/producer) – McCullin
  • Dexter Fletcher (director/writer), Danny King (writer) – Wild Bill
  • James Bobin (director) – The Muppets
  • Tina Gharavi (director/writer) – I Am Nasrine

Film Not in the English Language

  • Amour
  • Headhunters
  • The Hunt
  • Rust and Bone
  • Untouchable

Documentary

  • The Imposter
  • Marley
  • McCullin
  • Searching for Sugarman
  • West of Memphis

Animated Film

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Paranorman

Director

  • Michael Haneke – Amour
  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Quentin Tarantino – Django Unchained
  • Ang Lee – Life of Pi
  • Kathryn Bigelow – Zero Dark Thirty

Original Screenplay

  • Amour
  • Django Unchained
  • The Master
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Zero Dark Thirty

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Adapted Screenplay

  • Argo
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Leading Actor

  • Ben Affleck – Argo
  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day Lewis – Lincoln
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
  • Joaquin Phoenix – The Master

Leading Actress

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard – Rust and Bone
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
  • Emmanuel Riva – Amour

Supporting Actor

  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Javier Bardem – Skyfall
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz – Django Unchained

Supporting Actress

  • Amy Adams – The Master
  • Judi Dench – Skyfall
  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions

Original Music

  • Dario Marianelli – Anna Karenina
  • Alexandre Desplat – Argo
  • Mychael Danna – Life of Pi
  • John Williams – Lincoln
  • Thomas Newman – Skyfall

Cinematography

  • Seamus McGarvey – Anna Karenina
  • Danny Cohen – Les Misérables
  • Claudio Miranda – Life of Pi
  • Janusz Kaminski – Lincoln
  • Roger Deakins – Skyfall

Editing

  • William Goldenberg – Argo
  • Fred Raskin – Django Unchained
  • Tim Squyres – Life of Pi
  • Stuart Baird – Skyfall
  • Dylan Tichenor, William Goldenberg – Zero Dark Thirty

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Production Design

  • Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – Anna Karenina
  • Eve Stewart, Anna Lynch-Robinson – Les Misérables
  • David Gropman, Anna Pinnock – Life of Pi
  • Rick Carter, Jim Erickson – Lincoln
  • Dennis Gassner, Anna Pinnock – Skyfall

Costume Design

  • Jacqueline Durran – Anna Karenina
  • Beatrix Aruna Pasztor – Great Expectations
  • Paco Delgado – Les Misérables
  • Joanna Johnston – Lincoln
  • Colleen Atwood – Snow White and the Huntsman

Make Up & Hair

  • Ivana Primorac – Anna Karenina
  • Julie Hewett, Martin Samuel, Howard Berger – Hitchcock
  • Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Lisa Westcott – Les Misérables
  • Lois Burwell, Kay Georgiou – Lincoln

Sound

  • Mark Ulano, Michael Minkler, Tony Lamberti, Wylie Stateman – Django Unchained
  • Tony Johnson, Christopher Boyes, Michael Hedges, Michael Semanick, Brent Burge, Chris Ward – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, Mark Paterson, Jonathan Allen, Lee Walpole, John Warhurst – Les Misérables
  • Drew Kunin, Eugene Gearty, Philip Stockton, Ron Bartlett, D. M. Hemphill – Life of Pi
  • Stuart Wilson, Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell, Per Hallberg, Karen Baker Landers – Skyfall

Special Visual Effects

  • Paul Franklin, Chris Corbould, Peter Bebb, Andrew Lockley – The Dark Knight Rises
  • Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, R. Christopher White – The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
  • Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer – Life of Pi
  • Nominees TBC – The Avengers
  • Richard Stammers, Charley Henley, Trevor Wood, Paul Butterworth – Prometheus

Short Animation

  • Here to Fall
  • I’m Fine, Thanks
  • The Making of Longbird

Short Film

  • The Curse
  • Good Night
  • Swimmer
  • Tumult
  • The Voorman Problem

EE Rising Star Award

  • Elizabeth Olsen
  • Juno Temple
  • Suraj Sharma
  • Andrea Riseborough
  • Alicia Vikander

NEWS: Mick Jagger responds to ticket price controversy

Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones has commented on the controversy surrounding the high ticket prices for the upcoming shows in London and New Jersey that has left fans vexed.

With tickets for the November 25th and 29th shows at the 02 Arena ranging from £90 to a deluxe VIP package at £950, many fans have been left disappointed that they can’t afford a ticket to see the old rock gods themselves.

You’d think the band would be sympathetic about that, and annoyed too that their real fans won’t be able to come along to support them, but apparently not because, according to Jagger, the shows are “expensive to put on”.

Really? No shit. But are they that expensive? We doubt it.

“But most of the tickets go for a higher price than we’ve sold them for, so you can see the market is there. We don’t participate in the profit. If a ticket costs 250 quid. let’s imagine, and goes for 1,000 quid, I just want to point out that we don’t get that difference.”

The Rolling Stones are set to continue in 2013 but, we expect, they’ll probably have a few less fans when that time comes.