Feb 232015
 

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So, the Oscars are over for another year. While this was one of the longest ceremonies in recent memory, the fact that it was an unpredictable Oscar race kept it interesting throughout. Birdman took out four big awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography (the second time in a row for Chivo). The Grand Budapest Hotel won four technical awards, including Best Costume Design for Anderson’s long-time collaborator Milena Canonero, and Best Original Score to dual-nominated Alexandre Desplat. Whiplash took home three, including Best Supporting Actor to JK Simmons and Best Film Editing.

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Jan 212015
 

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Thanks to Icon Films , we have 5 x double passes to give away to STILL ALICE – in Australian cinemas from January 29.
 

Based on the best-selling novel, STILL ALICE brings to light the confronting, compelling and challenging world of early-onset dementia. Julianne Moore gives what many are calling the performance of her career as Alice, a 50-year-old Professor at Columbia; a gifted researcher and lecturer; a wife and mother of three grown children. On a day like any other she sets out for a run, taking the route she always runs but soon realises she has no idea how to find her way home. She is lost – a feeling that will only grow for her and those around her – as medical testing confirm she has Alzheimer’s Disease.

 
To Win
Tell us which category STILL ALICE has received an Oscar nomination in?

Send your answers, along with your name and postal address to sam@anonlineuniverse.com by 9pm on Tuesday 27 January, 2015.

Check out the terms & conditions of the competition after the jump.

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Nov 162014
 

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is the first cinematic half of the third and final installment in the Hunger Games franchise, based on the best-selling novels by Suzanne Collins. Francis Lawrence, who directed the excellent second film, Catching Fire, returns to direct, and the story continues to follow Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) as she becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for Panem after escaping the Third Quarter Quell Hunger Games.

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Dec 022013
 

A young girl with telekinesis begins to discover the magic of being included and simply being loved after being deemed a freak at school and having to deal with an insane, religiously obsessed mother who believes almost everyone is a form of evil. Based on the Stephen King novel, it’s my review of the new adaptation of Carrie after the jump.

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Aug 262013
 

Based on the 1897 novel of the same name by Henry James, What Maisie Knew is the experience of a family breakdown from the perspective of the child at the center of it all. With selfish parents using her as a pawn or neglecting her altogether, she struggles to understand why the people and things she loves are changing. My review of What Maise Knew after the jump.

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