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Moving triumphantly away from the Harry Potter franchise, Daniel Radcliffe stars as Allen Ginsberg, one of the great poets of the beat generation in the period drama Kill Your Darlings. Directed by John Krokidas, the film follows Ginsberg through his earlier years as a writer, with excellent performances from Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan( as the seductive Lucien Carr) and Michael C. Hall as Carr’s obsessed lover.
To celebrate the release of Kill Your Darlings we take a look at other renowned writers whose lives inspired critically acclaimed and award winning movies.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Oscar winning turn as journalist come novelist Truman Capote centres on the relationship that evolves between the writer and his subject. The infamous inspiration for In Cold Blood, Bennett Miller’s film focuses on Copote’s trip to Kansas with partner Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) to research the brutal killing of a family for an article. »
- Beth Webb
Jean Kent: ‘The Browning Version’ 1951, Gainsborough folds (photo: Jean Kent in ‘The Browning Version,’ with Michael Redgrave) (See previous post: “Jean Kent: Gainsborough Pictures Film Star Dead at 92.”) Seemingly stuck in Britain, Jean Kent’s other important leads of the period came out in 1948: John Paddy Carstairs’ Alfred Hitchcock-esque thriller Sleeping Car to Trieste (1948), with spies on board the Orient Express, and Gordon Parry’s ensemble piece Bond Street. Following two minor 1950 comedies, Her Favorite Husband / The Taming of Dorothy and The Reluctant Widow / The Inheritance, Kent’s movie stardom was virtually over, though she would still have one major film role in store. In what is probably her best remembered and most prestigious effort, Jean Kent played Millie Crocker-Harris, the unsympathetic, adulterous wife of unfulfilled teacher Michael Redgrave, in Anthony Asquith’s 1951 film version of Terence Rattigan’s The Browning Version — a Javelin Films production »
- Andre Soares
Singapore — ITV Studios Global Entertainment, the sales and distribution arm of UK commercial broadcaster ITV, has unveiled a number of digital distribution and format deals in Asia.
In Singapore it signed a multi-year output agreement with Mediacorp to deliver more than 200 hours annually of entertainment programming to Mediacorp’s VoD service, Toggle. For the second year of the deal, Toggle has acquired titles such as “Hell’s Kitchen USA,” “Cook Me The Money” and “May The Best House Win.”
In China, VoD service Sohu acquired 100 hours of factual programming including “I Shouldn’t Be Alive” and “Built From Disaster.”
In Korea, Iptv platform KT Mediahub acquired 150 hours of drama, entertainment and factual content including “Agatha Christie’s Marple,” “Case Histories” and “Murdoch Mysteries.” Korean digital cable VoD service Home Choice acquired 80 hours of classic films from ITV’s library, such including “All Quiet On The Western Front” (1979), “Brief Encounter” (1974) and »
- Patrick Frater
Villordsutch reviews A Second Chance at Eden by Peter F. Hamilton...
I’m rather ignorant about the works of Peter F. Hamilton, which is odd as I adore my science fiction stories, and I feel that as the cover tells me that Peter is “Britain’s Number One Science Fiction Writer” I should be aware of his work. A Second Chance at Eden is a collection of one novella and seven short stories (separated by decades in some cases) all of which are set within the universe that Peter has created, but they don’t require you to have any knowledge of this universe to understand; you can easily step into in without a concern about what the heck is going on. I’ve gone through the individual stories below to give a small glimpse into them...
Sonnie's Edge takes us into the very murky world of the Affinity bonded genetically-spliced, »
- Gary Collinson
There's no Doctor Who here – just an amazing comet passing Earth, and the secrets of Stonehenge
No Doctor Who here, I'm afraid. Well, there was a live blog on the Guardian's site, plus everything else – that's enough, isn't it? This is Doctor-free then, absolutely safe to proceed if you're allergic. No sport either, so this is probably the TV you didn't watch over the weekend. Maybe you should've done though (and it's not too late). Some of it was great.
Comet of the Century – A Horizon Special (BBC2, Saturday) for example. A bit like Doctor Who, only for real: we're having a close encounter from Out There. Getting on for 5bn years old, a frozen relic from our distant past, it's a comet called Ison, and it will pass closest to the sun on Thursday, when it will be travelling at around 845,000 mph. Should be quite a sight – a big »
- Sam Wollaston
The Arnold Schwarzenegger-headlined actioner centres on a DEA task force who execute a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin. From the trailer, it's evident that it is loosely based upon the classic Agatha Christie novel Ten Little Indians.
Schwarzenegger is joined in the cast of Sabotage by Sam Worthington (Avatar), Terrence Howard (The Best Man Holiday), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Harold Perrineau (Lost), Olivia Williams (Dollhouse), Mireille Enos (World War Z), Josh Holloway (Lost), and Max Martini (Pacific Rim).
In truth, with Ayer at the helm, Sabotage may very well be a genuinely good action thriller and with a strong cast, it is slowly moving up my most anticipated of 2014.
Sabotage is set to »
- Gary Collinson
The first trailer has arrived online for David Ayer’s Sabotage, in which Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as the leader of an elite DEA taskforce, charged with taking on the world’s most fearsome drug cartels. Loosely based on Agatha Christie’s Ten Little Indians, the film sees Arnie’s team pull off a heist on a cartel safehouse, only for their number to start falling prey to an unseen assassin. Needless to say, Arnie isn’t about to take that lying down, and it isn’t long before all hell is breaking loose in a hail of gunfire and spent...
- George Wales
Trailer Simon Brew 22 Nov 2013 - 07:06
The disappointing box office returns for both The Last Stand and Escape Plan have left the star appeal of Arnold Schwarzenegger at a level far less than it once was. He might just need the likes of Terminator 5, Twins 2 and that new Conan movie to try and ramp it back up.
Before that though, we have Sabotage, which seems him starring alongside Sam Worthington. The film was previously known as Ten, and also previously known as Breacher, and has been directed by David Ayer - the man behind the wonderful End Of Watch. It's also, believe it or not, loosely based on an Agatha Christie book, And Then There Were None. We're not quite sure Christie had this in mind, though.
The film arrives in cinemas in April, and »
“Here’s a trailer for the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.” These are words we’ll continue to hear for decades. Schwarzenegger’s physical and mental abilities may fade, and eventually, like the rest of us, he will shuffle off this mortal coil. But centuries from now, citizens of our expanding space empire will still find Arnie at the local space-multiplex, composed of stock footage and CGI and still performing the same basic action shtick in movies that are just Ok. So allow me to continue a grand, cultural tradition that will echo on through the years: “Here’s a trailer for the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger movie.” Specifically, Sabotage. Here, the Austrian Oak has a bit of pedigree to back him up. He’s working with a director (David Ayer) with loads of cops-shooting-at-things experience, having directed last year’s End of Watch and penned the screenplay for Training Day. Also, the »
- Adam Bellotto
Sabotage has released a new trailer.
After the bust of a major cartel, the team start being picked off one by one.
The film was originally titled Ten.
Sabotage will open in the Us on April 11, 2014 and the UK on April 25.
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A loose spin on Agatha Christie's "Ten Little Indians"/"And Then There Were None," the story follows a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin.
It's a robust looking trailer - Ayer's talent for gritty visuals mixed with a strong cast and tried and true formula.
There's also some major surprises - The Killing's Mirelle Enos showing off some killer abs, Olivia Williams with a flattering new haircut, and an almost unrecognisable Sam Worthington who is bald and donning a hillbilly-style goatee for his role.
- Garth Franklin
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for director David Ayer's (End of Watch) new film Sabotage. Previously referred to as Ten, the film is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Ten Little Indians, as it centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin. The film actually looks pretty great, as the fantastic ensemble makes for an excitingly hardened team led by Arnold Schwarzenegger, who actually feels like a natural fit for the role of the group's boss/father figure. Intriguing story, talented director, varied and charming ensemble—Sabotage is looking mighty promising. Hit the jump to watch the trailer. The film stars Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Max Martini, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, and Mireille Enos. Sabotage opens on April 11, 2014. Via Yahoo! Movies. Here's the official »
- Adam Chitwood
In the new trailer for "Sabotage," Arnold Schwarzenegger sports a Hitler youth haircut and some insane guns (we're talking about both the firearms he wields and the size of his arms), playing an elite DEA agent whose recovery of a large stash of cartel money mysteriously goes missing, after which other members of his crew start turning up dead. It's like "Ten Little Indians" meets "Traffic." And it looks really, really cool.
The just-released trailer, courtesy of Yahoo, shows that, apparently, to be an elite member of the DEA, you have to have funny hair (facial or otherwise), a ton of tattoos, and be big enough to step sideways through most door frames. The cast looks pretty impressive, with an ensemble that includes Sam Worthington, Olivia Williams, Terrence Howard, Joe Manganiello and Mireille Enos, and direction courtesy of David Ayer, who helmed last year's bummer cop drama "End of Watch. »
- Drew Taylor
Sylvester Stallone did it with "D-Tox," John Cusack with "Identity," Val Kilmer with "Mindhunters", and now Agatha Christie's well-worn "And Then There Were None" formula is getting trotted out again.
This time it's Arnold Schwarzenegger leading the group of ten, an elite DEA task force who successfully execute a raid on a cartel safe house. It seems to be all over, until one by one the team members start dying.
USA Today has posted the first photos from the David Ayer-directed action thriller which also stars Sam Worthington, Joe Manganiello, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams, Mireille Enos and Max Martini. The film opens April 11th.
- Garth Franklin
Originally called Ten (and Breacher before that), Sabotage is a very, Very loose action movie take on Agatha Christie's murder mystery Ten Little Indians, with Arnold Schwarzenegger as the head of a DEA task force, who get picked off one by one by an unknown assassin after their latest raid was a cover to steal millions of dollars from a drug cartel. USA Today have new images from the film (over a year after the first one dropped), featuring Arnie sharing the screen with the similarly muscle bound Joe Manganiello, and plenty of fire arms that will no doubt be put to uber-destructive use. Sabotage also stars Sam Worthington, Josh Holloway, Mirielle Enos, Olivia Williams, and Terence Howard. »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
David Ayer's action film Sabotage has been quiet for some time now. It used to be called "Ten", and is loosely based on Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Ten Little Indians, as it centers on a DEA task force who heists a drug cartel safe house, only to start getting picked off one-by-one by an unknown assassin. The movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, and now the first images since one was released almost a year ago. The images feature plenty of firearms as well as potentially distracting hairstyles from Schwarzenegger (who is supposed to have a bad haircut so it would look "real", according to USA Today) and co-star Sam Worthington, who's sporting cornrows and going by the name "Monster" [Correction: Joe Manganiello has the cornrows. They are not at all distracting on him]. The USA Today article also emphasizes the amount of training the stars had to go through in order to bond and cut down on takes for the action scenes. Hit »
- Matt Goldberg
To mark the release of Poirot season 9 on 18th November, we’ve been given 1 copy to give away on DVD.
David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie’s enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot. From England to the Mediterranean, accompanied by his elegant and trustworthy sidekicks, Captain Hastings, Chief Inspector Japp and Miss Lemon, Poirot pits his wits against a collection of first class deceptions.
To find Poirot Collection 9 on Amazon click here.
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The story follows a group of teenager living in a hospital who become unlikely friends as they survive the challenges of growing up under such intense circumstances. [Source: The Live Feed
- Garth Franklin
Horror scribe William Massa, who penned the Victor Garcia helmed genre sequel 'Return to House on Haunted Hill' as well as working on the script for 'Anaconda 2' has just published his first novel. 'Fear the Light: Who Murdered Dracula?' is currently riding high in the Amazon charts and provides a much needed spin on the typical vampire offerings out there these days. Imagine a murder mystery/slasher thriller where the monsters are the victims or Agatha Christie's 'And Then There Were Non'/'Ten Little Indians' with vampires! The kindle edition is now available on Amazon to buy at the link below with the promise of more horror novels in the works. Check out the synopsis and book cover art below. »
In the great Belgian detective's last case, everyone is poisoning and shooting each other, and then – oh mon dieu!
A lady's fingers play the piano, mournfully. Somewhere – and sometime – else, a judge puts on his black cap. He sentences another woman, the (innocent) sister of the pianist, it turns out later, to be hanged. She is. Hanged. Her sister plays on, sadly. She has an audience, a little old man, like a crumpled bird, in a wheelchair. Omg, he is Agatha Christie's Poirot (ITV), n'est-ce pas? (Because when you're dealing with Poirot it is necessary to throw in the odd French phrase, mon cher). But how old and frail and pale he looks. Not that he ever wasn't pale, or was especially strong or young.
- Sam Wollaston
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