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In Dom Hemingway, the titular character (played by Jude Law) is back on the streets of London after refusing to rat on his criminal associates in a money heist gone south. In spite of his nasty temper, Hemingway’s loyalty (and subsequent twelve year prison stay) earned the respect of crime boss, Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir) – but dealt a painful blow to an already rocky relationship between Dom and his daughter, Evelyn (Emilia Clarke).
Reuniting with his former best friend Dickie Black (Richard E. Grant), Dom sets out to right the wrongs of the last decade: beating his (now deceased) ex-wife’s second husband to a pulp, enjoying an all expenses paid weekend of cocaine and hookers, as well as seeking financial reparations from Fontaine. However, when Dom’s high-octane “money first” lifestyle comes back ...
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- Ben Kendrick
So this weekend we’ve seen Jude Law take a walk on the wild side in the title role of Dom Hemingway. Now, we also get a new film starring a stateside screen beauty, Scarlett Johansson as she takes a walk on the weird side. Very weird. She stars in almost every minute of Under The Skin from director Jonathon Glazer who gave us the enormously entertaining Sexy Beast (Ben Kingley’s character might have been “mates” with Dom!). But Skin is no look at the cockney criminal class. This film is based on a 2000 science fiction novel from Michel Faber. Now we’re used to seeing Ms. J dashing about in CG backdrops in big budget blockbusters like Michael Bay’s The Island and over at Marvel Studios as the sublime Shield agent the Black Widow in, so far, three epics. But this film’s not in the same »
- Jim Batts
The tale of Dom Hemingway (Jude Law) is a vibrant, loud, transparent mix of character study and black comedy. Dom Hemingway tells the story of Dom, a convict who has spent twelve years in prison for keeping his mouth closed regarding a job he did for crime boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bichir). After he is released from prison (in an opening that resembles a Quentin Tarantino film; full of quick dialogue, a grand entrance, vibrant colors, and a punchy song in the background), Dom spends the rest of the film trying to regain what he feels he is rightfully owed.
Although the film began with a promisingly funny segment of Dom comparing his junk to Renior and Picasso, most aspects of Dom Hemingway baffled me. From the odd change in pace of the script to the title cards, I was dumbfounded. Dom Hemingway, as a character, does not have much of an arc. »
- Steve Goldberg
Oh, the curse of being an attractive film star! Nobody takes you seriously. Those poor, pretty people! Enough with the bitter sarcasm, I know, but there’s more than a bit of truth in it, especially for actresses. Often Oscar has rewarded them for “glamming-down”! Charlize Theron gained weight, wore fake choppers, and endured hours in the make-up chair for Monster and took home the gold as did Nicole Kidman when she donned a phony “schnozzola” in The Hours. And there’s reward in tackling a role from the down-trodden classes as Halle Berry did in Monster’S Ball. Of course, this is not exclusive actress strategy. Brad Pitt scored a nomination for his twitchy turn in 12 Monkeys and just a few weeks ago mega-hunk Matthew McConaghuey grabbed Best Actor for going gaunt and sickly for Dallas Buyers Club. With Dom Hemingway Brit glamour guy Jude Law has forsaken his »
- Jim Batts
Wes Anderson interviewed: "The Grand Budapest Hotel is pretty straightforward storytelling"
With a global box office taking of $104m and rising, The Grand Budapest Hotel has become Wes Anderson's highest-grossing film. It's the first to take over $100m, beating The Royal Tenenbaums' haul of $71m in 2001 and Moonrise Kingdom's $68m in 2012.
The film, inspired by Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, stars Ralph Fiennes as the proprietor of the titular hotel,who becomes embroiled in a madcap caper after one of his aged guests who he has slept with the previous night is found dead in suspicious circumstances. A panoply of Hollywood stars including Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Harvey Keitel and Bill Murray crop up in cameo roles throughout. Guardian and Observer critics were united in their praise, »
- Ben Beaumont-Thomas
Movie News - British Actress Keira Knightley is considering a role in a new movie - Fox's adaptation of 'The Typist'. The 29-year-old actress is in talks to star in the forthcoming film based on Michael Knight's 2010 book of the same name, which chronicles the early rehabilitation of the Pacific Theatre of the Second World War. The screen beauty said: ''There's a book called 'The Typist' which the lovely people at Fox are kindly trying to develop for me. My agents found it and gave it to me to read. It has two really good female roles in it, so we shall see.'' Knightley was catapulted to the spotlight following her role in 'Bend It Like Beckham', before hitting the big screen in a number of big Hollywood hits opposite A-listers including Pirates of the Caribbean's Johnny Depp, Atonement's James McAvoy and Anna Karenina's Jude Law, »
Ja from Mnpp here with a new round of "Beauty Vs. Beast" for us to play... this week's inspiration? It's the 54th birthday of one of my favorite actors, Scotsman slash raving lunatic Robert Carlyle. Alright yes he's (probably) just acting the "raving lunatic" part... over and over again... so well... by all accounts he's a very nice gentleman. Think how sweet he seemed romancing Linus Roache in Priest! That was the first place I ever saw him - it was two years later where he'd cement the scary status he'd carry on to roles in Ravenous and 28 Weeks Later (which I actually prefer to the original) with the one and only terror that was Begbie in Danny Boyle's 1996 phenom Trainspotting.
Did I say "one and only"? Make that twice and doubly - now that Ewan and Danny have finally made up following DiCaprio-Gate (Boyle cast Leo over Ewan in The Beach, »
Dom Hemingway opens with the eponymous character locked away in prison receiving oral pleasure from a fellow inmate. While the inmate continues satisfying Hemingway (Jude Law), our protagonist delivers a rousing monologue about the aesthetic merits of his cock — comparing his genitals to the transformative works of Renoir and Van Gogh. Coincidentally this terribly overlong introduction is prophetic in nature. Like the rambling speech, Richard Shepard’s initially amusing, genre-less piece of filmmaking tragically expends its virtues thin by about the 30-minute mark. Law plays an infamous safecracker who has spent the last 12 years of his life in a prison cell. His sentence could’ve been reduced, but Hemingway was a loyal soldier and kept his mouth shut when the authorities asked him to rat out his accomplices. But silence has a price. Aside from being locked in captivity for a dozen years, Hemingway has missed out on the childhood of his daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke), subsequently »
- Sam Fragoso
Irreverent musical The Book of Mormon and hit geopolitical drama Chimerica were the big winners Sunday at Britain’s Olivier stage awards, on a night when London’s small theaters flexed their substantial muscle.
The Book of Mormon — which stormed London just as it earlier wowed New York — won four prizes, including best new musical and best actor in a musical, for Gavin Creel.
Choreographer and co-director Casey Nicholaw said the success of the show — written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone — came down to its blend of “good contemporary satire and good old-fashioned entertainment.”
Lucy Kirkwood’s Chimerica, »
- Associated Press
London – Jude Law, Judi Dench, Tom Hiddleston and Hayley Atwell were among the famous faces who missed out on adding to their trophy cabinets at this year’s Olivier Awards, held on Sunday night at the UK capital’s Royal Opera House to an audience of stars from stage and screen. Law and Hiddleston were competing for awards in the best actor category for their performances in Henry V and Coriolanus, respectively. But they lost on the night to Rory Kinnear for his portrayal of Iago in Othello. Meanwhile Dench was nominated for best actress for Peter and Alice alongside Atwell (The
- Alex Ritman, The Associated Press
Chicago – “Dom Hemingway” begins with a tight close-up on a barely recognizable Jude Law, portraying the title character. He’s giving a monologue, literally spraying the words. When the circumstance is revealed as to what is happening to him, there is an awareness that this is not going to be your Daddy’s petty safecracker ex-con film.
With a style and depth that creates its own distinct energy, “Dom Hemingway” is a party wrapped with a cinematic bow, along with Jude Law providing the performance of his career, considering how different it is from his usual characters. Dom Hemingway the man invents his own moral code, and the way the rest of the world reacts to that code is the basis for the barely put together “plot.” The overall effect feels like a groovy film from the 1960s, except with much more violence, swearing and carnal knowledge. The Dom is a trip. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
This is Jude Law like you've never seen him before. The Brit hunk doesn't rely on his good looks to carry the title role in Dom Hemingway. In fact, Law's scruff and beer belly in the Richard Shepard-directed flick will almost make you forget how perfectly handsome he was in The Talented Mr. Ripley. The film focuses on Law's larger-than-life character, who is on a mission to reconnect with his long-lost daughter and closest comrade after being incarcerated for 12 years. Chaos ensues in the form of drugs, violence, and an unexpected but not-too-shabby shot of Law's naked bum. And it appears that the actor's dramatic transformation distracts from the, well, otherwise lacking »
Jude Law plays Dom Hemingway, a larger-than-life safecracker with a loose fuse who is funny, profane, and dangerous. After twelve years in prison, he sets off with his partner in crime Dickie (Richard E. Grant) looking to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Birchir).
After a near death experience, Dom tries to re-connect with his estranged daughter (Emilia Clarke), but is soon drawn back into the only world he knows, looking to settle the ultimate debt.
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- Movie Geeks
Three major release dates were mentioned in the last 24 hours (minus the “Divergent” finale "Allegiant" being broken into two films of course). One has an unhappy ending (so far anyhow) and two are eyeing the horizon. Let’s start with the bad news: Natalie Portman’s troubled western “Jane Got a Gun” has been un-dated by Relativity Media. Originally scheduled for August 29th of this year, Relativity has pulled the film off the calendar and have not set a new date for it. In its place, they have slotted “November Man” on August 27th, Roger Donaldson’s spy thriller starring Pierce Brosnan and Olga Kurylenko. ‘Jane’ made unwanted headlines last year when director Lynne Ramsay exited/was almost fired from the project a few days into filming. Lead actor Michael Fassbender quickly dropped out of the picture, and new director Gavin O’Connor (“Warrior”) was called in to take the reins. »
- Edward Davis
The troubled, Natalie Portman-starring film will no longer arrive on August 29, and is yet to receive an alternate release date.
Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton also star in Jane Got a Gun, which centres around the tale of a woman (Portman) who seeks the aid of a former lover when her husband is targeted by outlaws.
They eventually reached an agreement over the dispute. »
There's plenty on the box to keep you glued to the sofa this weekend. Whether you fancy awards shows or award-winning shows, you'll be spoilt for choice.
So let us, along with our friends at Now TV, pick out five shows to watch this weekend.
1. Mad Men
Where: Sky Atlantic, available on Now TV
When: Seasons 1-6 available now
The wait is almost over. The coolest show on TV returns next week, as Don Draper and co return for the start of the final season of Mad Men. In the same way everyone went Breaking Bad crazy for its conclusion last year, you can expect the beginning of the end to this golden TV generation series to be on everyone's lips in 2014.
If you still haven't caught up on the first six seasons, Now TV has all of them available, so this is the perfect weekend for pouring yourself an »
Working Title Films’ Theory Of Everything will be released domestically by Focus Features in exclusive engagements beginning Friday, November 7th, 2014. Focus CEO Peter Schlessel made the announcement today.
Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire) helms the romantic drama starring Eddie Redmayne (of Working Title’s blockbuster Les Misérables) as theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, world-famous as the author of A Brief History of Time, opposite Gotham Independent Film Award winner Felicity Jones (Like Crazy).
The movie explores the excitement of the 1960s for Stephen as he studies at Cambridge University. At the dawn of a brilliant life’s work, he falls passionately in love with arts student Jane Wilde. Their relationship leads him through personal and scientific challenges and breakthroughs, and as his world opens up he opens up the entire world to new ways of seeing.
Jane’s memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen inspired the »
- Michelle McCue
Dom Hemingway, 2013.
Written and Directed by Richard Shepard.
After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he’s owed.
At face value Dom Hemingway shouldn’t work. By 2013 the charm of cockney criminals has worn so thin you can see right through it thanks to imitations of Guy Ritchie’s early work; I’m referring to rubbish like Love, Honour, and Obey, Revolver, RocknRolla, Gangster No. 1 and anything starring Danny Dyer. The resurgence in these kinds of films since the late 90s has marred British cinema, so when I saw Jude Law was starring in a film about a cockney criminal, you can forgive me for wanting to give it a wide berth. »
- Gary Collinson
Hello my beautiful cinephiles. Nathaniel, back from my rejuvenating weekend. It's possible that you haven't missed me since the team has been doing a great job but I missed you.
For my annual post-Oscar getaway I took my first cruise. On the left you'll see me finishing up some cherry & umbrella accented cocktail. That said I wasn't very boozy at all because cruises are cheap but they find other ways to charge you (aka alcohol). I brought no internet screens because cruises are cheap but they find other ways to charge you (aka wi-fi at 75¢ a minute!). The break was good for my eyes and soul so I'm excited to talk movies again (where do we even start?). The break was not, however, good for my skin; I am an unholy mess of three colors (blinding white, near-bronze, and cherry red) because I am not accustomed to sunlight. Sunscreen is, »
- NATHANIEL R
★★☆☆☆Imagine Sexy Beast's Don Logan suddenly developing a heart halfway through Jonathan Glazer's film. Unfathomable, isn't it. This is the unfortunate trajectory of Jude Law's volatile, large-than-life parolee in Richard Shepard's comedy drama Dom Hemingway (2013), which squanders its early promise with a pedestrian and muddled second half. Released from prison after a twelve-year spell, flamboyant safe-cracker Dom Hemingway (Law) is taken to a lavish mansion in the South of France with old friend Dickie (Richard E. Grant) to collect his reward for keeping quiet in the nick from crime lord Mr. Fontaine (Demián Bichir).
- CineVue UK
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