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Dom 5Back for a second year of Groovers Movie awards. As with last year, no nominations, just winners. Ten categories, most of which are the same or similar to those in other awards. The award itself named the “Dom” is modelled after a Dom Pérignon bottle (you need to watch Fandango to understand the relevance) and is a virtual for a second year as Moët haven’t approached offered to sponsor the award.

Best Movie:
Skyfallskyfall
Best Director:
Ben Affleck for Argoben affleck directing argo
Best Actress:
Marion Cotillard for Rust and BoneMarion Cotillard  Rust and Bone
Best Actor:
Matthew McConaughey for Killer JoeKiller Joe
Best Screenplay:
Moonrise KingdomMoonrise Kingdom
Best Foreign Language Film:
Rust and Bonerust-and-bone-poster
Best Documentary:
Marley – The Imposter got all the plaudits but I found Marley more interesting and enjoyable.Marley
Best Looking Movie:
Life of Pi; An amalgam of many awards including Cinematography, Production Design and Art Direction. Life of Pi wins the award for being the most beautiful looking movie of the year.life-of-pi
Best Ensemble Cast:
The Avengers: last years Movie Stars of the year given to movie stars who had impressed in a variety of movie has been replaced by Best Ensemble Cast, this goes to: Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow and Paul Bettany who all played a part in making The Avengers great.Marvel Avengers Assemble
Fandango Award:
Fandango was writer/director Kevin Reynolds debut (and best) feature, and the first notable movie for star Kevin Costner. That is why the Fandango Award goes to someone in a début or breakthrough feature: Gina Carano in Steven Soderbergh’s B movie masterpiece Haywire.haywire-gina-caranoDom 5

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Movies seen in April:

Mirror Mirror: miscast and poorly written but sumptuous looking with a great concept.

Wrath of the Titans: better than Clash of the Titans and benefits from actually having a titan in it. Its still pretty rubbish.

Headhunters: the latest Scandinavian crime thriller is a little lighter than the Millennium trilogy but engaging and enjoyable.

Cold Light of Day: flawed and unoriginal action thriller. It has some good moments but nothing you haven’t seen before.

Battleship: dumb action movie from the Transformers mould. Not as good as Transformers but better than its two sequels. It even includes a couple of laments of the board game.

The Cabin in the Woods: superior Meta-Horror best viewed with no prior knowledge. Even avoid the trailer if you can.

Lockout: another dumb action B movie but this one gets away with all its faults because it is great fun.

Marley: documentary exploring the life, love and most importantly the music of Bob Marley. It isn’t this years Senna, but it isn’t far off.

Gone: when the police don’t believe her a young woman takes matters into her own hands to find her missing sister. A thin implausible plot but Amanda Seyfried is good as always.

Marvel Avengers Assemble (re-titled in the UK to avoid confusion with The Avengers): Joss Whedon has done the impossible. Bringing a disparate group of characters together to create an exciting and entertaining movie with just the right blend of action and comedy.

Headhunters, The Avengers, Cabin In The Woods and Marley are all better films, but movie of the month is about more than just been the best. For being surprisingly good and being great fun, the movie of the month is: Lockout.

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