From creepy horror flicks to dystopian epics
Sod the Oscars – the award that anyone who’s anyone in the film biz wants to win is Best Film, supported by Zig-Zag, at the VO5 NME Awards 2018. Here are the nominees.
The VO5 NME Awards 2018 will take place at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on February 14.
Danny Boyle’s original changed British culture in the ’90s with its banger- stuffed soundtrack and zinger-laden script. But it was the characters that really stayed with us. This long-awaited reboot sees Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller) and the gang reunite for one last poorly planned job – with predictable consequences…
Best line: “You ruined my life, and now you’re ruining my f**king death too!” – Spud (Ewen Bremner), after Renton saves him from asphyxiating.
Best moment: When Begbie (Robert Carlyle) finally tracks down Renton in a grimy club bog, his face contorted in demented triumph.
What did we say:? “Danny Boyle has served up a film that unleashes a rush almost as satisfying as the original hit.”
Blade Runner 2049
Awesome. Beautiful. Magnificent. Just a few words you’d use to describe this breathtaking film. Sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 classic, Blade Runner 2049 sees original hero Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) team up with young upstart Officer K (Ryan Gosling) to bring down corporate tech overlord Niander Wallace (Jared Leto).
Best line: “You do not know what pain is yet. You will learn.” – Niander Wallace
Best moment: K and Deckard’s scenery-smashing shootout in a mirrored Vegas ballroom.
What did we say:? “Director Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to a sci-fi landmark is itself a sci-fi landmark.“
Good actors, clever lighting and a great script are all-important in moviemaking, but the perfect song choice can really make a scene pop. Luckily, incredible music moments are a dime a dozen in Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver. From Queen to Sam & Dave, the tunes never stop coming as we follow Baby (Ansel Elgort), a getaway driver forced to do a creepy crime boss’s dirty work. It is, probably, the soundtrack of the century.
Best line: “You rob to support a drug habit. I do drugs to support a robbery habit.” – Bats (Jamie Foxx)
Best moment: The six-minute opening sequence where Baby rocks out to Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s ‘Bellbottoms’ while his partners rob a bank.
What did we say:? “This dazzling action flick from director Edgar Wright is destined to be obsessed over long after it’s left cinemas.“
The Disaster Artist
James Franco’s comedy about the making of The Room is part passion project, part homage to director Tommy Wiseau. But it’s all cinematic gold.
Best line: “Why is he having sex with her belly button? He knows where her vagina is, right?” – Sandy Schklair (Seth Rogen)
Best moment: Tommy’s rendition of Marlon Brando’s iconic “Stella!” scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.
What did we say:? “A very funny, affectionate celebration of a man who did everything he could to make his dreams come true and failed, so he found new dreams.“
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
From its explosive opening to its final lightsaber duel, Episode VIII is completely intoxicating. Rey (Daisy Ridley) continues her search for Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), while Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) try to prevent the Rebellion from being blasted into tiny space bits.
Best line: “Permission to hop in an X-Wing and blow something up?” – Poe Dameron
Best moment: When Luke’s final trick is revealed to a livid Kylo Ren.
What did we say:? “The Last Jedi blasts the rule book to pieces, sending the saga in unexpected directions.“
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This remake of Stephen King’s classic is the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Bill Skarsgård steals every scene he’s in as Pennywise the clown, but director Andrés Muschietti’s greatest success is in fleshing out his tween protagonists’ backstories. The real-life brutality they encounter is just as terrifying as Pennywise.
Best line: “Wait, can only virgins see this stuff? Is that why I’m not seeing this s**t?” – Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard)
Best moment: When Pennywise unsheathes his bloodstained, shark-like teeth for the first time. Poor Georgie!
What did we say:? “Skarsgård’s Pennywise is a killer that delights in evil and feasts on souls, and some of his scenes are deliciously creepy.“