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Biff Review: In ‘Sunset Park,’ a Crime Drama Turns into a Nightmare

When Duane Sarcione (Michael T. Weiss) finds himself in the hole with mobster ‘The Sledge’ (Sam Douglas), he has no choice but to run. It’s not a surprising move despite only knowing him for five minutes — gambling has a hold and he’s drowning under the weight of turmoil both in and out of his control. This act, however, isn’t without collateral damage. His wife had already passed away, but his young son Gino (Nolan Lyons) was still around struggling to get through school with the help of his ‘Gramps’ Joe (Robert Miano). Suddenly Gino and Joe are left holding Duane’s debt because ‘The Sledge’ would rather have his hooks in a local than worry about chasing a coward. The ramifications of this new dynamic arrive ten years later.

Writer/director Jason Sarrey’s feature debut Sunset Park picks up with an adult Gino (Michael Trevino) working
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Game Of Thrones' James Cosmo for spy-thriller series Magnum Opus

Game Of Thrones star James Cosmo is to star in upcoming spy-thriller series Magnum Opus.

The actor, who plays Jeor Mormont on the HBO series Game Of Thrones, will be joined by Jamie Anderson (The Contract) and Sam Douglas (Snatch) on the project.

Timothy Gibbs is to star, co-direct, co-write and produce the series, which has been picked up by London-based production company Carnaby International.

The television series will focus on a CIA operative's fight for justice following the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in Lockerbie that killed his parents.

Speaking to Variety about the project, Gibbs said: "This is a genuinely independently-produced TV series.

"We have gotten offers from some of the biggest, blue-chip distributors in the business to distribute Magnum Opus, one company even wanted to buy it outright but Carnaby offered us the fairest of deals, and is small enough to recognise we need a true partnership but
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Cleanskin (2012): First Five (5) Minutes Movie Clip: Sean Bean

Cleanskin First Five Minutes Clip. Hadi Hajaig‘s Cleanskin (2012) first five (5) minute movie clip stars Sean Bean, Abhin Galeya, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Polycarpou, and Tuppence Middleton. Cleanskin‘s plot synopsis: ” Sean Bean, who plays Ewan, a Secret Service Agent working undercover in the criminal underbelly of London. His mission is to pose as the body guard of a small time arms dealer and discover who he is selling the Semtex to.

However, when they are brazenly ambushed by a masked gunman in a West End hotel lobby, Ewan is shot and wounded and the dealer assassinated. The Semtex is stolen.

Days later, a suicide bomber detonates himself inside a busy London restaurant and the Secret Services worse fears are confirmed — the stolen Semtex was used in the bombing. There is a terrorist cell operating in London, hell bent on bringing death and destruction to the nation’s capital. Briefed by
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Exclusive Clip from new Sean Bean Movie – Cleanskin

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Here’s a new and exclusive look at Sean Bean’s new movie Cleanskin which hits UK cinemas on 9th March. Cleanskin is directed by Hadi Hajaig and also stars Abhin Galeya, Charlotte Rampling, Peter Polycarpou, Tuppence Middleton, Tom Burke, Sam Douglas and Michelle Ryan.

Sophisticated British action thriller Cleanskin explodes onto cinema screens in March with an exciting cast lead by Sean Bean, who plays Ewan, a Secret Service Agent working undercover in the criminal underbelly of London. His mission is to pose as the body guard of a small time arms dealer and discover who he is selling the Semtex to. However, when they are brazenly ambushed by a masked gunman in a West End hotel lobby, Ewan is shot and wounded and the dealer assassinated. The Semtex is stolen.

Days later, a suicide bomber detonates himself inside a busy London restaurant and the Secret Services worse fears
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Sean Bean Will Save us in Cleanskin Trailer

Man, I hope he doesn’t die in this one. When Sean Bean stars in a movie that involves gunplay, swordplay, or any type of play involving sharp/dangerous objects, the chances of Bean’s character dying is, like, multiplied by a few hundred factors. I believe that has been scientifically proven. In “Cleanskin”, Eddard Stark himself plays a badass British Guv’ment agent who must stop a Muslim terrorist cell. Judging by the film’s tagline, I suspect said terrorist will have ties to the Guv’ment, and possibly a conspiracy or two, possibly involving Charlotte Rampling, who looks very suspicious skulking about the screen. The UK gets the film on March 9th, 2012. Stateside fans of the Beanster will probably have to wait for the DVD release, since I don’t see a Bean-fronted movie getting a theatrical release, even a limited one, over here. Which sucks for us,
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Six Pistol-Packing Clips From Colombiana

Check out six clips from the Luc Besson-produced, Olivier Megaton-directed “Colombiana”. (By the way, can you think of a better name for an action director than Olivier Megaton? I can’t.) The film stars Zoe Saldana as a hired killer with a heart of gold. Basically, you’ve seen this premise before. Like, a few hundred other times. Except this time that lonely hitman next door who keeps to himself is a hot lady. That’s, you know, kinda different. Cataleya is a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths. Starring Zoe Saldana, Lennie James, Michael Vartan, Cliff Curtis, Marshall Warren, Callum Blue,
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New Lethal Images from Zoe Saldana’s Colombiana

Check out a new batch of images from director Olivier Megaton’s latest actioner, the Zoe Saldana starrer “Colombiana”, blasting into theaters September 2, 2011. The film looks like it has the makings of a decent action movie, if yet another entry in the well-tread “loner hitman” genre. Plus, this is another product from the Luc Besson action movie assembly line, so don’t expect anything too outrageously, well, good. Cataleya is a young woman who has grown up to be an assassin after witnessing the murder of her parents as a child. Turning herself into a professional killer and working for her uncle, she remains focused on her ultimate goal: to hunt down and get revenge on the mobster responsible for her parents’ deaths. Co-starring Lennie James, Michael Vartan, Marshall Warren, Callum Blue, Jordi Mollà, Max Martini, Sam Douglas, and Monica Acosta. Get more images and videos in our “Colombiana” preview
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Slacker 2011: Sam Wainwright Douglas Decides to Hitchhike

In celebration of Slacker's 20th anniversary, local filmmakers are re-creating scenes from the Richard Linklater movie for Slacker 2011, a fundraising project benefitting the Texas Filmmakers Production Fund (Tfpf). The trailer is now available. As we await the August 31 premiere, we're chatting with some of the filmmakers participating in one or more of the short films that will comprise the project.

Today's interview is with Sam Wainwright Douglas, documentarian and director of Citizen Architect: Samuel Mockbee and the Spirit of the Rural Studio, as well as The Holy Modal Rounders: Bound to Lose. He also acted in 2010's The Happy Poet.

Slackerwood: Which scene from the film did you reshoot?

Sam Douglas: I shot Scene 12, known as the mechanic scene. It's the one where the conspiracy buff annoys the guy working on his car, the mechanic's buddy shows up, they talk cars, they head to the junkyard, swipe some auto parts,
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Colombiana (2011) Movie Trailer: Olivier Megaton, Zoe Saldana, Luc Besson

The Colombiana Movie Trailer has premiered. Olivier Megaton‘s Colombiana (2011), produced by Luc Besson, stars Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Jordi Mollà, Lennie James, and Cliff Curtis. Colombiana‘s plot synopsis: “Cataleya Restrepo (Zoe Saldana) works for her uncle Emilio (Cliff Curtis) as a hitman by day, but her personal time is spent engaging in vigilante murders that she hopes will lead her to her ultimate target: the mobster responsible for her parents’ death.” After what Luc Besson was able to create with The Professional and Taken, is it any wonder that the trailer for Colombiana heralds a action film that looks this good. “No Sir!” There is a great score to the movie trailer as well. All things being equal though, The Mechanic remake looked good as well and it turned out to be generic and forgettable. Colombiana looks like a mixture of Hanna, The American, and Lucky Number Slevin.
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'Heavy Rain' Review - Innovation Can Only Get You So Far

Innovation in video games can be a rare commodity. Every day we see titles pour onto store shelves which are derivative of successful franchises, attempting to copy what the last guy did while making it slightly better to justify another $60 purchase. "Heavy Rain" is not one of those games. While it has roots in classic adventure gaming, it's unlike anything I've ever played. It's also not very good.

The Basics

Remember those "Choose Your Own Adventure" novels you read growing up? "Heavy Rain" is just like those, but with way more choice. You'll control four different characters in an eastern seaboard American city (inspired, the developers tell me, by Philadelphia). The characters are tied together by the actions of a scourge known as The Origami Killer.

The Origami Killer has been kidnapping children and drowning them in rainwater. Your actions as the four characters will determine whether the latest kidnap victim survives.
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