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Produced by Fyodor Bondarchuk, who directed the spectacular 2-part science fiction film Inhabited Island (of which there is still no domestic blu-ray!), Calculator looks to deliver the same exceptional visuals and epic storytelling.
Set in the far future the story follows a group of ten prisoners sentenced into exile on a remote planet as they turn against one another.
The film looks pretty stellar considering it's reported to have been made for a mere $2 million.
Take a look at the trailer below.
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Oh, Vinnie Jones ... the footballer-turned-actor doesn't exactly scream quality these days and it's very odd to see him turn up in a support part in upcoming Russian scifi project Calculator (Вычислитель) but let's put the Jones of it all aside for a moment because the trailer for this one looks quite solid.Produced for a reported budget just over two million dollars this comes from producer Fyodor Bondarchuk and while Bondarchuk's own directing efforts these days tend towards the massive - see Stalingrad and Inhabited Island as examples - his Art Pictures production house has always shown an ability to stretch a budget and deliver absolute top notch visual quality and this appears to be no exception. Set in the far future the story follows...
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One could say don’t bother, but you probably weren’t going to anyway. From director Timothy Woodward, Jr, who has five films in post-production, which should tell you something about the care he’s putting into each project he helms, comes the graveyard where subpar actors go to die. Or, get small paychecks to phone it in. Same difference. Someone’s got family money, because Woodward leads the cast, with affordable has-beens Vinnie Jones and Mischa Barton flanking him, which should also tell you a good deal. Supporting duties also fall to prolific schlock star Danny Trejo and Death Race 2 and 3’s superstar, Luke Goss. If your expectations are where they should be by now, then you may be able to stomach Throwdown.
- Kyle North
When news broke that Bryan Singer would be returning to the fold for X-Men: Days Of Future Past, much to the delight of mutant fan-peoples, the director sweetened the deal even further with a promise. "There will be some fixing," he said, hinting that his third X-flick (after X-Men and X2) would address perceived problems with X-Men: The Last Stand, aka the threequel Singer dumped in favour of Superman Returns.
Here's the thing: X-Men: The Last Stand didn't need fixing. In a world where movie threequels often topple promising trilogies, it stands out as a fun, action-packed, stakes-raising gambit that features some of the trilogy's boldest set pieces and more than a few gob-smacking twists. Picking up months after X2's downbeat, watery climax, we find the X-Men mourning the death of Jean Grey (Famke Janssen) even as Worthington Labs announce they've found a mutant cure. Needless to say this divides the mutants, »
Gutshot Straight (released in the UK under the shortened moniker of Gutshot) follows card shark Jack (George Eads), who while ignoring his kid and wife and playing cards at the casino meets Duffy (Stephen Lang), a well-dressed rich older man who gives Jack his business card and a promise for a chance to earn big money. Already owing $10,000 to loan shark Paulie Trunks (Steven Seagal, with a really bad dye job) and struggling to get anything from his gambling, he takes him up on the offer to find that the offer is a string of weird bets, culminating in a big money bet; $40k to have sex with his wife, May (AnnaLynne McCord), while he watches. Jack’s end of the bet? His life.
- Nicky Johnson
New production shingle Remark Films has come aboard as co-financer on the Keanu Reeves thriller Daughter of God, which Fortitude Int’l, CAA and Cassian Elwes are selling at Afm. Remark is backed by Daniel Grodnik’s Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. and Wall Streeters Seth and Curt Kramer, and is aiming to develop and co-finance two to five features per year at budgets up to $10 million. Daughter of God is written and directed by Gee Malik Linton and marks Remark’s first project. Reeves, currently in theaters in the hitman actioner John Wick, stars as a police detective who investigates the truth behind his partner’s death while a young Latina woman (Ana de Armas) experiences strange happenings. Reeves, Linton, and Robin Gurland are producing while Elwes, the Kramer brothers, and Grodnik are executive producers. Filming is underway in New York.
- Jen Yamato
The former Manchester United midfielder and current assistant manager at Aston Villa told Shortlist that he had initially rejected the approach.
Asked about a move into acting like Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones, Keane said: "Well, I couldn't see it, but I am more open to stuff now. I've had the Celebrity Big Brother offers and the jungle stuff [I'm a Celebrity].
"I met the jungle people, but I thought, 'Nah, not for me'. But the more you say no, the more determined they are to get you, so who knows? There's more to life than football."
Quizzed on the last film he saw, Keane said: "Gone Girl. Rubbish. Absolute rubbish.
"I went with a couple of lads from the Irish team, but if I was on my own, honestly, I would've walked out. »
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If youre in Manchester, go and see Death From Above 1979 at the Gorilla. I caught them in London last night and they were a whole filthy heap of fun.
Todays arty pop videos assessed. First, yet more spooky forest-based goings-on I told you it was a thing! in the new effort from the Phantasy-signed artist known only as U. This Ray Mears character really ought to know better than tearing pages from mysterious old books to stoke his campfire inevitably, he ends up summoning all manner of demons (some of whom arrive in a blue Volvo estate).
You may occasionally find yourself wondering what former »
- Sam Richards
The CW’s Arrow just signed up one of its most well-known guest stars to date, British tough guy Vinnie Jones, best known for his roles in Snatch, X-Men and Swordfish, will join the cast of Arrow for a three episode mid-season arc as a gang leader named “Brick,” according to Variety. Brick was last seen in the animated Young Justice, but has never gotten a live-action adaptation as of yet. What’s his deal? Arrow is moving toward more characters having actual superpowers, and it seems Brick is no exception. “Danny Brickwell is a ruthless gang leader who brings Star City’s government to its knees. He’s known as “Brick” on the streets because he’s been shot dozens of times but never put down.” So he’s 50 Cent, essentially? Brickwell actually has been teased in past season as a name on Oliver Queen’s “list.” I wonder »
He’s not dead yet!?
The Flash is breathing new life into Caitlin Snow’s presumed deceased fiancé, Ronnie Raymond (played by The Tomorrow People‘s Robbie Amell). But before he rises, Tuesday’s episode (The CW, 8/7c) features glimpses of the couple as the S.T.A.R. Labs crew prepared to launch the Particle Accelerator that took Ronnie’s life.
“I’m so excited for the flashbacks,” star Danielle Panabaker said during a recent set visit. “It’s a great thing to see Caitlin in her element. She’s a scientist, and she’s excited. This is sort of their Mona Lisa. »
The former Juggernaut Vinnie Jones will tackle DC villain Brick, in Arrow season three…
“I’m Brick, bitch!”… It doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it?
Nonetheless, Vinnie Jones has signed up to return to the world of comic book villains by jumping ships from films to telly, and from Fox’s X-Men universe to DC’s TV world.
He will play Danny ‘Brick’ Brickwell in Arrow, appearing over multiple episodes of the show’s so-far-so-excellent third season.
To use the parlance of The Flash, Brick is a ‘metahuman’ in the comics, with stone-like skin and super strength. Arrow still seems more grounded than The Flash though, so it’ll be interesting to see if these elements are carried over onto the screen.
Without Juggernaut’s iconic helmet, it’s unclear what means, if any, will be deployed to keep Vinnie’s face pretty.
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First up, Variety reports that Vinnie Jones has joined the cast of "Arrow" in the role of Danny Brickwell, a.k.a. Brick for a three-episode arc around mid-season. In the comics, Brick has thick skin that cannot be penetrated by any kind of weapon.
In "Arrow," which will be the character's first live-action appearance, he will be a vicious Starling City gang leader who targets the local government. The character scored the nickname because he has been shot dozens of times but hasn't died.
Meanwhile, actor Robbie Amell has spoken about his role as part of Ronnie Raymond/Firestorm in "The Flash". The character is the presumed-dead fiance of Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker) whom we glimpse in his normal form before meeting his Firestorm incarnation. Amell tells THR: »
- Garth Franklin
The CW's Arrow has added yet another villain from the DC comic books, bringing on Vinnie Jones to play Danny Brickwell, a.k.a. Brick. The actor is no stranger to the comic book universe, playing the nefarious Juggernaut on the big screen in 20th Century Fox's X-Men: The Last Stand.
In the comic books, Brick has thick skin that cannot be penetrated by any kind of weapon. Brick will be a vicious Starling City gang leader in Season 3 of Arrow who targets the local government. He was given the name "Brick" because he has been shot dozens of times but never put down. The actor will have a three-episode arc that spans the 10th, 11th and 12th episodes this season. Executive producer Andrew Kreisberg frequently used Brick while he was writing the Green Arrow comic books for DC in the late 2000s.
This will be the character's first live-action appearance, »
“I’m going to get attached to it. How could I not? ” Jane the Virgin sobs to her mother at one quite poignant moment in this week’s episode, and for a second, I forget that a few scenes prior, we were all worried about a leopard on the loose.
Such is the genius of this charming, wickedly funny show, no? And the CW drama only gets stronger in its second outing, which finds the reluctant mother-to-be vowing not to let the baby with which she was accidentally impregnated change her life. (Even for a dreamer like you, Jane, that’s a tall order. »
Until last season, Arrow had remained completely superpower free, residing instead in a completely grounded and far more realistic comic book world. That all changed when a Mirakuru drug began granting Deathstroke and his army superhuman powers, followed by the introduction of Barry Allen, The Flash‘s Fastest Man Alive.
We know that Arrow will continue sticking to a more power-free universe, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing any metahumans on the show. After all, superpowered characters still exist in the Arrow/Flash universe, even if they don’t come to Star City very often.
According to Variety, one such metahuman soon to come head-to-head with Oliver Queen is Green Arrow supervillain Danny “Brick” Brickwell, who will be played by Snatch and Elementary actor Vinnie Jones starting in episode ten. He’ll stick around for three episodes, and is described as “a ruthless gun leader »
- James Garcia
Arrow has just cast a juggernaut of an actor to play DC Comics villain Brick in the show's third season. Vinnie Jones has been chosen to play Danny "Brick" Brickwell, on episodes 10, 11, and 12 of Arrow's current season, EW has confirmed. In the show, Brickwell is a gang leader who aims to bring Starling City's government down. The nickname "Brick" comes from his penchant for being shot—over a dozen times—but never killed. Variety first reported the news. Brickwell's arrival was teased in the show's first season, as his name appeared on Oliver's original list of Starling City targets. This »
- Jonathon Dornbush
“Buffy’s” Nicholas Brendon apologizes for arrest, says he’s going to rehab Brendon says in a Facebook post his arrest was the result of mixing prescription painkiller with alcohol. "The result was embarrassing and unacceptable,” he explains. "I intend to seek appropriate treatment and therapy for my medical ailments as well as my emotional demons.” “The Walking Dead” holds up in Week 2 with Peyton Manning as a competition About 15.143 million watched last night’s episode. Henry Rollins goes from History channel to “He Never Died” horror-comedy miniseries The punk rocker, who currently host H2’s “10 Things You Didn’t Know About,” has singed on to star in a miniseries based on the 2014 film “He Never Died,” which he also stars in. Click Read Full Post For More DirecTV’s “Full Circle” Season 2 cast includes Calista Flockhart, Eric McCormack, Kate Burton, Terry O’Quinn Also joining Season 2 are Chris Bauer, »
- Norman Weiss
Roger Howarth is back in the newspaper business.
Having previously played One Life to Live’s tabloid titan Todd Manning (before segueing to General Hospital, where he currently plays Franco — don’t ask), Howarth has booked a recurring role on The CW’s freshman hit The Flash, as award-winning reporter Mason Bridge.
Per our sister site Deadline, Mason will oversee aspiring journo Iris West as he digs into the truth about disgraced S.T.A.R. Labs honcho Dr. Harrison Wells aka Barry Allen’s mentor. He first airs in Episode 11.
Howarth’s previous primetime TV credits include Californication, Dawson »
Professional soccer (or “football”) player-turned-actor Vinnie Jones next will get his kicks with a plum role on Arrow.
As first reported by our sister site Variety, the Brit will recur on the CW series as Danny “Brick” Brickwell, a ruthless gang leader.
But whereas in DC Comics lore, Brick’s nickname was born of his near-impervious hide, on Arrow is stems from his reputation for having sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
CW just landed a pretty big name for their show Arrow. Former pro-soccer (or in his home country, football) player Vinnie Jones is joining the show based upon the Green Arrow. He will play the role of Danny “Brick” Brickwell, in which the series claims that has his name from surviving a series of gunshot wounds. This is actually different from DC Comics tells the tale of on how he got his nickname. Brick will start appearing on the 10th episode of the season for an arc throughout the season.
His fans should be happy that he landed a pretty big role. Before he never had one that may be as big or as important as this one. Who knows, if his role does well they may promote him for future seasons. Or at least we can hope that for him. However, in the meantime we can count on seeing »
- Sarah Peel
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