20 items from 2014
After having put their differences aside to work together and save the day, the fairy tale characters from the ABC drama series Once Upon a Time will be facing a new threat, in the form of the Wicked Witch of the West (Rebecca Mader). When things pick back up, Captain Hook (Colin O’Donoghue) has come calling on Emma Swan (Jennifer Morrison) in New York City, in an attempt to jog her memory, which had been wiped clean in order to save the residents of Storybrooke, so that she can once again help her fairy tale family and friends out of a desperate situation. The show also stars Ginnifer Goodwin, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Michael Raymond-James, Jared S. Gilmore and Robert Carlyle. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Colin O’Donoghue talked about how Hook really believed that he would just swoop in and save the day, »
- Christina Radish
When I reviewed Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow Ultimate Edition, I stated that while it wasn’t the 3D Castlevania game I had been waiting for, it was a serviceable title. Not great, definitely not horrible, but decidedly something worth playing for a fan of the franchise. As such, I was pretty stoked when I found out I would be the one reviewing Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, thinking that they may have cleaned up the glaring faults and finally found a way to offer what I was looking for. I couldn’t wait for the return of Dracula, and to see where this storyline ended up. However, now that I’ve wrapped up my time with the game, I can safely say that Dracula isn’t the only thing that sucks here.
I can save everyone a bit of time here by making a very simple statement: If you didn’t »
- Chaz Neeler
Kirk D’Amico’s company has secured world sales on the Canadian thriller and has been introducing to buyers at the Efm.
October Gale centres on a woman who gets involved in a deadly struggle for survival as she spends time at her island cabin home putting her late husband’s affairs in order.
“We are very happy to be working with Ruba and Danny again,” said D’Amico, whose company handled sales on Nadda’s most recent film, Inescapable. “Ruba has written a taught, suspenseful script »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
Hong Kong – Craig Lahiff, a stalwart of the Australian film industry, has died.
A writer, director and producer, Lahiff was 66 and succumbed Sunday Feb. 2 after a short illness.
His first feature was an acclaimed telemovie “Coda” in 1987, which he followed with “Fever,” “Heaven’s Burning” (with Russell Crowe) and “Black and White” (with Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle and Kerry Fox).
“Craig was a individual a director as Australia has ever had and his films will be remembered,” said the South Australian Film Corporation in a tribute on its website. »
- Patrick Frater
Bon appétit! It is the chef, or the cook if you will, that makes all the magic happen with the food we eat. The right chef can take your ordinary meal and make it extraordinary… or is that Hamburger Helper? Anyway, here are the Top 9 Sinister Chefs in horror.
With the release of Serving Up Richard (review), we decided to dig down deep and remember some of our favorite chefs and cooks throughout the history of horror.
Whether they be chefs of the gourmet variety, or they just threw something (like a boiling bunny) on the stove, the following list of ne'er-do-wells all know their way around a kitchen. And that's one of the reasons why we love them.
As always, we'll give you a few honorable mentions to get things going. Glenn Close's previously referenced character, Alex Forrest, was perhaps not a true chef, but she sure knew »
- Scott Hallam
Emma Thompson has joined the cast of The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson.
The dark comedy follows Scottish barber Barney Thomson, who stumbles into the world of serial murder through a series of accidental events, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The Saving Mr Banks actress will play Barney's mother, while Robert Carlyle stars as Barney. The film marks Carlyle's directorial debut.
Thompson received major awards nominations for her role in Saving Mr Banks but fell short of securing an Oscar nod.
Last month, Meryl Streep revealed that she wrote Thompson a "long email" after she was overlooked at the Oscars.
"I was really shocked. And I wrote her a long, heartfelt email saying how bad I felt," Streep said.
Watch the trailer for Saving Mr »
Robert Carlyle himself will take the title role, starring as a troubled Scottish barber who suddenly finds himself wrapped up in a serial murder. The screenplay is adapted from a series of novels by author Douglas Lindsay, written by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren.
Emma Thompson will play Robert Carlyle's mother, who cheerfully emasculates him at every turn as his darkest fantasies suddenly become a reality. Ray Winstone and Ewen Bremner are also attached to co-star in supporting roles.
The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson is currently being shopped by Myriad at the European Film Market in Berlin. The film itself will be a Canadian/U.K. co-production, and will begin filming later this year under producers John G. Lenic and Kaleena Kiff through their Trinity Works Entertainment banner. »
An adaptation of Douglas Lindsay's The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson (the first book in his "Barney Thomson" series) is on the way to the big screen, Variety reports. Emma Thompson, who recently starred in Saving Mr. Banks , will headline opposite Robert Carlyle ( Trainspotting ), who will also be using the project to mark his directorial debut. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren are providing the adapted screenplay for the comedy thriller, which will feature Carlyle as the titular Thomson, a Scottish barber who haplessly stumbles into a new life as a serial killer. Thompson, then, will play the character's vicious mother. The project, which could foreseeably, like the books, launch a franchise, will also feature roles for Ewen Bremner and Ray Winstone. (Photo »
• Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams will play Prohibition Era lovers (or, potential mates) in Ezekiel Moss. Philip Seymour Hoffman has been attached to direct the pic for some time off of Keith Bunin’s Black List script. The story revolves around Iris (Adams) a widower who runs a boarding house to support her son Joel in a small, religious town. She falls for a drifter, Gyllenhaal’s Ezekiel Moss, who can “channel and physically inhabit the spirits of the dead.” [THR]
- Lindsey Bahr
Here's more of today's casting news: Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) is set to star in The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, which will be the directorial debut of actor Robert Carlyle. Jake Gyllenhaal (Prisoners) and Amy Adams (American Hustle) will star in Ezekiel Moss for director Philip Seymour Hoffman. Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty) and Vanessa Redgrave (Howard's End) will star in an adaptation of Sebastian Barry's The Secret Scripture, directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan. Hit the jump for more on both pictures. THR reports that Thompson will star in The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, an adaptation of the Douglas Lindsay novel series penned for the screen by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren. Also starring Ray Winstone and Ewen Bremner, the dark comedy-thriller picture follows "Barney, a Scottish barber who, through a series of accidental events, stumbles into the world of serial murder. Thompson will play Barney's mother, »
- Dave Trumbore
Emma Thompson will star in The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson, a dark comedy-thriller that will act as actor Robert Carlyle's directorial debut. Carlyle will also star as Barney Thomson in the film, which will also star Ray Winstone and Ewen Bremner. Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren wrote the script, which is an adaption based on the popular series of novels by Douglas Lindsay. Myriad Pictures, which is handling worldwide sales (excluding Canada and the UK), will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming Efm in Berlin. The story follows Barney, a Scottish barber who, through
- Rebecca Ford
Emma Thompson is set to star in Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson” alongside Ray Winstone, Carlyle and his “Trainspotting” co-star Ewan Bremner,” it was announced Friday by Myriad Pictures. Myriad is handling worldwide sales, excluding Canada and the U.K., for the darkly humorous thriller. Myriad will introduce the film to international buyers at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin. Richard Cowan and Colin McLearen wrote the script, which is based on a widely popular series of novels by Douglas Lindsay. Also Read: ‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Review: Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks Are »
- Jeff Sneider
The script, based on a series of novels by Douglas Lindsay, was adapted for the screen by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren. Carlyle will also star in the title role as a downtrodden Scottish barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder, allowing his dark fantasies to become reality. Thompson will play his mother, a character who cheerfully emasculates him at every turn.
Myriad will introduce the film to international buyers at next week’s European Film Market in Berlin. The film, a Canadian-u.K. co-production, is scheduled to go into production in the first half of this year.
- Dave McNary
Carlyle plays a Scottish barber who, through a series of accidental events, stumbles into the world of serial murder. Thompson will play Barney's emasculating mother.
Source: THR »
- Garth Franklin
The darkly comical thriller will also star Ewen Bremner and Carlyle, who will play the title role.
The Canada-uk co-production is scheduled to begin shooting in the first half of the year.
The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson centres on a downtrodden Scottish barber who inadvertently stumbles into serial murder.
Vancouver-based John G Lenic and Kaleena Kiff produce through their Trinity Works Entertainment label. Myriad chief Kirk D’Amico will serve as executive producer.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Emma Thompson has boarded the cast of the comedy thriller “The Long Midnight of Barney Thomson" which marks the directorial debut of versatile actor Robert Carlyle, reports Variety. The film is adapted for the screen by Richard Cowan and Colin McLaren, based on a series of the novels by Douglas Lindsay. Carlyle is also starring in the film, playing a will also star as a downtrodden Scottish barber who stumbles onto a serial murder. Thompson will play his mother who emasculates his character. Ray Winstone and Ewen Bremner are also »
MercurySteam’s Castlevania: Lords of Shadow was a smart reboot of the series, cherry picking decades worth of lore and stitching it together into a Frankenstein’s monster that gave new life to the long-running series. Not the most game-appropriate metaphor, but it’s what I’ve got.
The final game in the trilogy, Lords of Shadow 2 (Mirror of Fate filled in the gap last year) features a rather impressive voice cast, including the likes of Robert Carlyle (28 Weeks Later, Trainspotting), Patrick Stewart (duh), Natascha McElhone (The Truman Show, Californication), Richard Madden (Game of Thrones), and Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter), joined by a troupe of lesser-known but no less impressive actors and actresses. The game looks to tie up all of the loose ends of the series, including Gabriel Belmont’s fall from grace, the significance of Alucard, and Zobek’s final role in his friend Gabriel’s fate.
- Carl Lyon
After many years on Lost, the head writers of Once Upon a Time are quite prepared to kill whoever needs to be killed in order to make the stakes of its third season appear to awfully high. We’ve already seen Rumpelstiltskin sacrifice himself in order to kill the evil Peter Pan (also Rumple’s father) and Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz want us to be prepared for another major character death before the season is over. Your guess is as good as mine, though I’m sure there are certain characters we can rule out if we think logically about what the show is and isn’t willing to do.
According to TVLine, these last eleven episodes, starting March 9, will see a series regular leave the show permanently once their character dies “for real.” Kitsis and Horowitz assured us nobody is safe, with the exception of Robert Carlyle, since Rumple already sacrificed himself once. »
- Brody Gibson
Big changes are happening for "Once Upon a Time" when it returns in March, including a series regular leaving the show.
Creators Adam Horowitz and Edward Kitsis tell TV Line that a major character dies "for real" and that the actor playing him or her will be leaving the show for good. They aren't spilling many details, but they did say it's not going to be Robert Carlyle, who is already technically "gone" after having sacrificed himself to save Storybrooke.
Who do you think it is, "Ouat" fans? Will the show be breaking 'shippers' hearts all over the world by dispatching with either Captain Hook or Neal?
The first episode when the series returns is titled "New York City Serenade" and will heavily explore what Emma's life is like with Henry, the EPs tell TV Guide. "Covert Affairs" star Christopher Gorham is guest-starring as someone who is "an integral part of two characters' lives. »
Guys. Guys! It’s finally happened! Scream Factory just announced on their Facebook page that Ravenous, the cult Guy Pearce-starring cannibal thriller set during the Mexican-American War and one of my favorite films of all time, is hitting Blu-ray in June!
According to the Facebook post, it will include a slew of all-new extra materials. Beyond that, the only information available right now is the art for the Blu-ray, which will use the original – and inferior – poster key art.
Sadly, director Antonia Bird passed away last October. For those who didn’t know, she was actually the second director on the film, replacing director Milcho Manchevski at the behest of star Robert Carlyle. The film received mixed reviews upon its release, but has since gone on to become a cult favorite among those who like their horror gritty and philosophical.
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