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Coming up this week (11/05/15)

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Coming up on this weeks show, in the cinema we take a look at over the top action film Big Game, drama with The Age of Adaline, British thriller based on the tv series of the same name with Spooks: The Greater Good and small tense British spooky horror in The Canal.  In the home release section we take a look at the life of the most intelligent man on the planet Stephen Hawkings with The Theory of everything, over the top gory Australian horror with Wyrmwood, romantic comedy drama with Playing it cool and tense British drama in We Are Monsters, plus the latest movie news, UK box office top 10 & DVD/Blu-Ray top 10.

Join us live from Monday 11th May at around 8:30pm (GMT) on our Spreaker page or the Spreaker app (which you can download free from the Apple app store/Android marketplace and find us on by just searching for The Monday Movie Show). You can download the show from the brilliant Podkicker on the Play Store (just search for The Monday Movie Show) on it,  or you can now find us on Youtube, just search for (you guessed it) the Monday Movie Show and we are finally back on iTunes just search for the Monday Movie Show and you should find us.

*line up is subject to change as well as the day and time of the show.

87th Oscar Winners


Before the 87th Academy Awards kicked off all eyes were starting to point towards Richard Linklater to take most of the big prizes on the night after it’s big wins in other award ceremonies, that didn’t go to plan thanks to Birdman which swooped in and took the main two awards leaving Boyhood with only the Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette to comfort it.

On the night Birdman walked away with Best Film, Best Director for Alejandro González Iñárritu, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography.

Matching Birdman on the night was the quirky comedy The Grand Budapest Hotel which also walked away with four awards followed closely behind by the fantastic Whiplash with three.

In the other main categories Eddie Redmayne picked up the Oscar for Best Actor for his portrayal of Stephen Hawking in drama The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore was favourite to pick up Best Actress for Still Alice and that went to plan and JK Simmons took home the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for Whiplash.

Looking at some of the other winners on the night, as predicted The Grand Budapest Hotel walked away with the design style categories taking Best Costume, Production Design, Make-Up and Hair, Interstellar took Best Visual Effects, Selma walked away with Best Original Song ahaed of The Lego Movie’s Everything is Awesome and The Imitation Game picked up the award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Below is the full list of winners.

Best Picture
American Sniper
Birdman – Winner
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman) – Winner
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
Bennett Miller (Foxcatcher)
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game)

Best Actor
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Bradley Cooper (American Sniper)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Michael Keaton (Birdman)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) – Winner
Best Actress
Marion Cotillard (Two Days, One Night)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice) – Winner
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
JK Simmons (Whiplash) – Winner

Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) – Winner
Laura Dern (Wild)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

Adapted Screenplay
Jason Hall (American Sniper)
Graham Moore (The Imitation Game) – Winner
Paul Thomas Anderson (Inherent Vice)
Anthony McCarten (The Theory of Everything)
Damien Chazelle (Whiplash)

Original Screenplay
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris Jr, Armando Bo (Birdman) – Winner
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)
E Max Frye and Dan Futterman (Foxcatcher)
Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Dan Gilroy (Nightcrawler)

Animated Feature
Big Hero 6 – Winner
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
Song of the Sea
The Tale of Princess Kaguya

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida – Winner
Wild Tales

Production Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel – WINNER
The Imitation Game
Into the Woods
Mr Turner
Birdman – Winner
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mr Turner

Costume Design
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Winner
Inherent Vice
Into the Woods
Mr Turner

Documentary Feature
CitizenFour – Winner
Finding Vivian Maier
Last Days in Vietnam
The Salt of the Earth

Documentary Short
Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1 – Winner
Our Curse
The Reaper
White Earth

American Sniper
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
Whiplash – Winner
Make-up and Hairstyling
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Winner
Guardians of the Galaxy

Original Score
Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel) – Winner
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)
Gary Yershon (Mr Turner)
Jóhann Jóhannsson (The Theory of Everything)

Original Song
‘Everything Is Awesome’ (The Lego Movie)
‘Glory’ (Selma) – Winner
‘Grateful’ (Beyond the Lights)
‘I’m Not Gonna Miss You’ (Glen Campbell… I’ll Be Me)
‘Lost Stars’ (Begin Again)
Sound Editing
American Sniper – Winner
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Sound Mixing
American Sniper
Whiplash – Winner
Visual Effects
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Guardians of the Galaxy
Interstellar – Winner
X-Men: Days of Future Past

Animated Short
The Bigger Picture
The Dam Keeper
Feast – Winner
Me and My Moulton
Single Life

Live Action Short
Boogaloo and Graham
Butter Lamp
The Phone Call – Winner