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And the nominees are:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Argo
Django Unchained
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Zero Dark Thirty

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Les Misérables
Moonrise Kingdom
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Richard Gere, Arbitrage
John Hawkes, The Sessions
Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Jack Black, Bernie
Bradley Cooper, Silver Linings Playbook
Hugh Jackman, Les Misérables
Ewan McGregor, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Bill Murray, Hyde Park on the Hudson

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bone
Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
Naomi Watts, The Impossible
Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Emily Blunt, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
Judi Dench, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook
Maggie Smith, Quartet
Meryl Streep, Hope Springs

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Alan Arkin, Argo
Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Amy Adams, The Master
Sally Field, Lincoln
Anne Hathaway, Les Misérables
Helen Hunt, The Sessions
Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Director

Ben Affleck, Argo
Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Steven Spielberg, Lincoln
Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirty
Tony Kushner, Lincoln
David O. Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
Quentin Taratino, Django Unchained
Chris Terrio, Argo

Best Foreign-Language Film

Amour (Austria)
A Royal Affair (Denmark)
The Intouchables (France
Kon-Tiki (Norway)
Rust and Bone  (France)

Best Animated Feature Film

Brave
Frankenweenie
Hotel Transylvania
Rise of the Guardians
Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“For You,” Act of Valor, Monty Powell & Keith Urban
“Not Running Anymore,” Stand Up Guys, Jon Bon Jovi
“Safe and Sound,” The Hunger Games, Taylor Swift. John Paul White, Joy Williams & T Bone Burnett
“Skyfall,” Skyfall, Adele & Paul Epworth
“Suddenly,” Les Misérables, Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
Alexandre Desplat, Argo
Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
John Williams, Lincoln

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

Game Change
The Girl
Hatfields & McCoys
The Hour
Political Animals

Best TV Series, Drama

Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Homeland
The Newsroom

Best TV Series, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory
Episodes
Girls
Modern Family
Smash

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Connie Britton, Nashville
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Lena Dunham, Girls
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Toby Jones, The Girl
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
Sienna Miller, The Girl
Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Max Greenfield, New Girl
Ed Harris, Game Change
Danny Huston, Magic City
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Cecile B. DeMille Award

Jodie Foster

5 STARS

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4 STARS

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HOPE SPRINGS

THE MAN WITH THE IRON FISTS

1.5 STARS

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Summary:Kay (Meryl Streep) and Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a renowned couple s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs, she attempts to persuade her skeptical husband, a steadfast man of routine, to get on a plane for a week of marriage therapy. Just convincing the stubborn Arnold to go on the retreat is hard enough – the real challenge for both of them comes as they shed their bedroom hang-ups and try to re-ignite the spark that caused them to fall for each other in the first place.

Year: 2012

Australian Cinema Release Date: 23rd August, 2012

Australian DVD Release Date: 21st December, 2012

Country: United States

Director: David Frankel

Screenwriter: Vanessa Taylor

Cast: Becky Ann Baker (Cora), Rogina Bedell-O’Brien (Rogina), Steve Carell (Dr. Feld), Rony Clanton (Ronnie), Lee Cunningham (Lee), Patch Darragh (Mark), Stephen Lee Davis (Steve), Daniel Flaherty (Danny), Jack Haley (Jack), Ann Harada (Ann), Marin Ireland (Molly), Tommy Lee Jones (Arnold), Paul Jude Letersky (Paul), Susan Misner (Dana), Ben Rappaport (Brad), Brett Rice (Vince), Mimi Rogers (Carol), Madeline Ruskin (Maddie), Elisabeth Shue (Karen), Jean Smart (Eileen), John Srednecki (John), Meryl Streep (Kay), Charles Techman (Charlie), Damian Young (Mike)

Runtime: 100 mins

Classification:M

Dave Griffiths’s ‘Hope Springs’ Review:

There is little point two stellar actors turning up and delivering brilliant performances if they are going to be let down by a film that may indeed have heart but lacks any real creativity. That is the sad fact about new romantic comedy (for the older generation), Hope Springs.

Screenwriter Vanessa Taylor (The Amazing Mrs. Novak, TV’S Game Of Thrones) sets a pretty simple story. Arnold (Tommy Lee Jones – Men In Black 3, Captain America: The First Avenger) and Kay (Meryl Streep – The Iron Lady, TV’S Web Therapy) have been married for thirty years and now the kids are out of the house they should be having the time of their lives but they aren’t. There is no passion left in their marriage, they don’t even sleep in the same beds – each day has become a grind that Arnold doesn’t seem to mind but has Kay at wit’s end.

Annoyed with how things are going Kay decides to take action. After reading a book by relationship expert Dr. Feld (Steve Carell – Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World, Crazy Stupid Love) she decides to pay the $4000 and travel to his relationship centre so she and Arnold can undertake his marriage-saving course. The only trouble is at first Arnold does want to go, and even after Kay has convinced him to take the trip he is sure there is nothing wrong with their marriage and that Dr. Feld is a shark out to make some quick money.

Director David Frankel (The Big Year, Marley & Me) really did nothing to try and save Hope Springs from becoming a tiresome watch. Taylor’s script sets a lot of the film in Dr. Feld’s office and while the dialogue is good it certainly isn’t great enough to make these scenes flow, there is almost a collective sigh from the audience every time the film goes back to the office. The sad fact is that these scenes could have been made more interesting either by Taylor doing a rewrite or Frankel being adventurous enough to change the setting.

The second major fault of the script is not giving Kay and Arnold someone to talk to other than Dr. Feld. Kay mildly opens up to Karen (Elisabeth Shue – TV’S C.S.I. & American Dad) which works well, but then after that scene Karen disappears, never to be seen again. As for Arnold well it’s left up to the audience to try and figure out what is going on inside his head.

Having said that the acting of both Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones is sensational but you do have to feel for poor Steve Carell who is completely wasted in his role. He rarely leaves his chair and despite the fact Carrel has shown in the past that he is brilliant at comedy and can hold his own with drama, here is called upon to do neither.

Hope Springs fails miserably due to the fact that it is such a tedious watch. The acting may be great but the script certainly isn’t.

Other Subculture Media Reviews of Hope Springs: http://www.helium.com/items/2364180-movie-reviews-hope-springs-2012.

Rating: 2/5 Stars

IMDB Rating:Hope Springs (2012) on IMDb