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Reuniting Nicolas Winding Refn and Ryan Gosling following the phenomenal success of their 2011 collaboration Drive, alongside a spellbinding performance from Kristen Scott Thomas, Only God Forgives (2013) is a thrilling journey through Bangkok’s criminal underworld. To celebrate the home entertainment release of Only God Forgives this coming Monday (2 December), we have Three bundles to give away which include a DVD copy of the film and a CD soundtrack, courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment UK. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven't already, 'Like' us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
- CineVue UK
The director of Only God Forgives believes all men are chained to their mother's womb and that when art connects with an audience, it is a sexual experience
Hey Nicolas, how are you?
I feel weak and my body's aching. (1)
Maybe a whisky?
I don't drink alcohol. I would like it too much. And I don't like the taste.
So, you're in London shooting a clothing advert with David Beckham. I won't do commercials for anything involving or marketed to children. I will not do soft drinks, fast food, cigarettes, chemicals, washing powder. Anything that's harmful to animals or any form of religious belief.
How do you feel about meat?
I love a steak. I think we were made to eat meat; that is why we have teeth and claws.
Have you ever killed an animal?
Are you kidding? I don't do anything dangerous.
But you have teeth and claws. »
- Catherine Shoard
It’s always exciting news when Syfy picks up a brand new scripted series, and we have high hopes for Dominion, based on characters from the 2010 movie Legion, as Syfy today announced its series order. We have equally high hopes that Syfy is making room for the new series on a new night – like maybe Thursdays? – and isn’t making room by finishing off one of our favorite no-longer-new series. Please.
Syfy Greenlights Dominion To Series For 2014 Supernatural Action Drama Produced by Universal Cable Productions Series Stars Christopher Egan, Tom Wisdom, Roxanne McKee, Alan Dale, Anthony Stewart Head and Luke Allen-Gale
New York – December 4, 2013 – The ultimate celestial battle between good and evil will descend to Earth in 2014 as Syfy officially greenlights the scripted drama Dominion (working title) to series, it was announced today by Syfy President, Dave Howe. The series is produced by Universal Cable Productions and Bold Films, and filmed in Cape Town, »
- Erin Willard
Away from the controversy over whether the International Press Society members actually saw Wolf Of Wall Street before voting (hello tick box theory…), this year’s Satellite Award noms read as little more than the Ips’ Oscar predictions – give or take an extra three or four names in each category for comfort. Naturally resulting in a very uninteresting list, 12 Years A Slave leads the pack with ten nominations, followed narrowly by Gravity and American Hustle’s eight.
With strong turnouts in the acting categories, it’s surprising to see Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club and Nebraska not contending for the big prize, and the Ips will surely find themselves in the minority for omitting Will Forte for his turn in the latter, even if it is rewarded for Best Ensemble. Though not appearing in the acting, directing or Best Picture categories, Fruitvale Station is still very much a focal point, »
- Emma Thrower
Saturday Night Live’s epic farewell to Stefon — the absurd masterpiece played for five seasons by Bill Hader — had Everything: human parking cones, Black George Washington, Jupids, Furkels, even DJ Baby Bok Choy, “a giant 300-pound Chinese baby who wears tinted aviator glasses and spins records with his little ravioli hands.”
So naturally, putting the clip together was a massive undertaking — and an especially emotional one for departing cast member Hader, who left NBC’s comedy institution this spring after eight years. (Soon, Stefon’s entire team will be gone for good: Hader’s writing partner John Mulaney exited the »
- Hillary Busis
Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
Extras: Audio commentary with Nicolas Winding Refn, 2 x Trailers, Alternative Artwork Gallery, Fan Art (Photo-Gallery), Limited Edition All City Poster Concepts (Photo-Gallery)
There’s no doubt that Drive set a high standard for director Nicolas Winding Refn and it was another intelligent leap in Ryan Gosling’s acting career and exposure. We’d seen many sides of the leading man after the romance of The Notebook in the tremendous Half Nelson and Blue Valentine but Drive was the one that truly sent him to the top of the acting stratosphere. In Only God Forgives, the director and actor are reunited for an unforgettable delve into the dark, seedy side of Bangkok with no holds barred.
In this world Gosling plays Julian, a martial arts club owner who uses »
- Dan Bullock
Digital Spy was fortunate enough to score a sizeable amount of time in the company of acclaimed filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn in support of the DVD release of Only God Forgives. A thematically audacious and visually stunning movie, this twisted tale of Ryan Gosling's taciturn drugs dealer becoming embroiled with a vengeance-fuelled policeman called Chang has polarised audiences. But what is it really about? We probed its maker, before delving further into his career to explore the likes of Pusher and Bronson. As for the future, Bond, Beckham and Barbarella are all on the agenda...
Since its release, Only God Forgives has inspired many different interpretations. What's the weirdest one you've encountered so far?
"My favourite one is when a German woman at Cannes came up to me and said, 'I think this movie takes place in the vagina, yes?' I was like, 'Yeah, that's pretty spot on, »
Who is Oscar Isaac? He stars as a fictitious '60s folk singer in the new Coen Brothers' film "Inside Llewyn Davis," and although he's made plenty of films you've probably seen, he's seemingly come out of nowhere, so much so that a reporter at Cannes (where the film won the Grand Prix award) asked the actor, "Where have you come from?"
The 33-year-old was born in Guatemala, raised in Miami, and educated at Juilliard. He's been acting for more than 10 years, just in roles that haven't gotten him a lot of attention -- until now.
Even if you remember him from "Drive" or "Robin Hood," you've likely never heard him sing before, but he's actually been singing for years. Before breaking out as an actor, he sang and played lead guitar in the band The Blinking Underdogs.
Since you'll likely be seeing a lot more of Isaac, here's a »
- Sharon Knolle
Ever curious what Britney, Justin, Ryan, Christina, and the rest of the Mouseketeers did behind the scenes of The Mickey Mouse Club in the ’90s?
Well, apparently, they participated in what now can be considered the best game of spin the bottle — ever. Britney Spears dropped by Ellen to discuss her upcoming residency at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas and her new album, Britney Jean. But she was sure to clear up any rumors about her childhood and the naughty game.
Though Ryan Gosling claimed he and Britney had kissed while playing, Britney denied it, claiming she »
- Jake Perlman
Oscar Isaac is to replace Javier Bardem in J.C. Chandor’s A Most Violent Year co-starring Oscar-nominated Jessica Chastain. Bardem had been announced earlier this year but has left the project due to script disagreements. Director J.C.Chandor, best known for 2011′s fast-paced drama Margin Call, explained the situation and how Isaac was awarded the part:
“It was very sad, after eight months of working on the script with Bardem, for that to fall apart. We just never could get there. As I was having these problems with Bardem, the answer was right in front of my eyes. It’s really neat because Jessica was pushing Oscar because they were classmates at Juilliard, and he literally is this character.”
Not many plot details have been given away but we do know it will centre on a Hispanic man (Isaac) who immigrates to America in the 1980′s and becomes a very successful businessman. »
- Victoria Bull
Britney Spears missed out a perfect opportunity to kiss Ryan Gosling—back in their Mickey Mouse Club days. On the Dec. 3 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Britney opened up about playing spin the bottle with her fellow Mouseketeers in the early '90s and why she only actually kissed Justin Timberlake! "I didn't kiss [Ryan] though," she said. "The only person I kissed was Justin!" And just why did young Gosling never got a smooch? Britney explained that the bottle simply "never landed on him." (To think, a slight flick of the wrist could've resulted in Ryan wearing a glorious denim tuxedo instead of Justin!) Contrary to what Ryan told Ellen, it wasn't »
In addition to dishing about her new boyfriend, singer Britney Spears did a little kissing and telling on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Tuesday (Dec. 3) -- there was a spin-the-bottle game amongst the old "Mickey Mouse Club" crowd. Woo woo.
Except Ellen DeGeneres feels very misled -- she was under the impression that Ryan Gosling was playing the game with only Britney and that the two of them were exchanging smoochies. Not so, says Britney.
"I didn't kiss [Ryan Gosling]. The only person I kissed was [Justin Timberlake]. It never landed on [Ryan]. ... It wasn't just me and him," says Spears.
"He's good looking, but he's a liar," cracks Ellen.
Britney then talks about her new Las Vegas stage show, which opens Dec. 27 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino -- and one lucky "Ellen" audience member won a trip to Vegas to see the show, plus tickets for the rest of the audience. Exciting! »
Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown, Yayaying Rhatha Phongam, Tom Burke, Sahajak Boonthanakit, Pitchawat Petchayahon, Charlie Ruedpokanon | Written and Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn (Drive, Bronson), Only God Forgives was released earlier this summer to critical acclaim, but a mixed response from audiences across the globe. Some found the dark, mysterious and artistically minded style and pacing of the film to be beautiful, creepy, entertaining and thought provoking, while others found it to be patronising, obnoxious and, dare I say it, hollow.
It takes a certain kind of film to divide opinion so heavily, and this film is that certain kind of film. Winding Refn, here, has crafted a surrealist thriller that uses its long and personal shots of violence and landscape to fill in for its purposeful lack of dialogue. The cast is a remarkable assembly, with Ryan Gosling at the forefront, »
- Chris Cummings
The actor, who will star in Malick's other upcoming project Knight of Cups, said that he had filmed less for the other movie than was originally planned.
"With Knight of Cups I was there the whole time," Bale told Thompson on Film.
"The other one I unfortunately wasn't able to do everything I was meant to do, so I ended up doing like three, four days on that. Which in Terry's world means you're never going to see me in it."
Bale promised that both films - neither of which has announced its release date - are moving ahead quickly.
"I've been doing [Knight of Cups post-production] for months," he said. "Terry is on fire.
"They're both going to get finished. There's no doubt about it. When, I can't tell you. But they're both going to get finished. »
★★★★☆Met with an equal mix of derision and praise upon its cinema release, Only God Forgives (2013) is certainly one of the most divisive films of the year. While it may not have that automatic cult allure and accessibility of Nicolas Winding Refn's previous feature, Drive (2011), there's certainly much to recommend in this bloody and impressionistic tale of spiralling retribution. The director has taken those moments of brooding stillness peppered throughout his last film and created a whole movie around them here. Ryan Gosling plays Julian, an American expat managing a Thai boxing club in Bangkok whilst dabbling in criminal activity.
- CineVue UK
Only God Forgives, 2013.
Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.
Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.
A hell coloured assault on the senses, Nicholas Winding Refn's grim spiritual fantasy takes cinema to the outer edges. Dancing wildly on the edges of sanity, this is a film that will literally split audiences in two. Some view it as pretentious art-house meandering, using ultra-violence as a means to unbalance the viewer. Others see the production as a skilfully created piece examining the consequences of guilt and existential crisis smothered in a tidal wave of fantasy realism. I happen to be firmly of the latter opinion.
Refn's second team up with Ryan Gosling in »
- Gary Collinson
Football: Crystal Palace vs West Ham | Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve | The Sound Of Musicals | The Joy Of Logic | Young, British And Broke | Seduced And Abandoned | Masters Of Sex | Imagine – Who's Afraid Of Machiavelli?
Football: Crystal Palace vs West Ham
7pm, BT Sport 1
Tony Pulis looks to have timed his first match as Crystal Palace manager rather well: off the bottom after a confidence-renewing victory over at Hull City, Palace here face a West Ham side who have managed a single win in their past 10 games. It's a run of form that has left Hammers fans – already unimpressed by their side's functional brand of football – openly questioning whether manager Sam Allardyce is the right man for the job. He could do with a win here. Gwilym Mumford
Pilgrimage With Simon Reeve
Presenter Simon Reeve follows in the sandal-clad footsteps of Christians throughout the ages as they travelled towards holy goals around the globe. »
- Gwilym Mumford, Mark Jones, Bim Adewunmi, Ben Arnold, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Jonathan Wright, Andrew Mueller
It's Britney Spears' birthday and the pop singer has quite a bit to celebrate. She's currently getting ready for her new album, "Britney Jean" due on December 3, and a Las Vegas residency.
To mark her special day, here are 10 of Britney's most memorable moments, spanning her entire career. From her beginnings on "Star Search" and "Mmc," through her numerous albums and world tours, Britney always seems to knock people's socks off, for better or worse.
1. Before even the "Mickey Mouse Club" had her, Britney appeared on "Star Search." She won her first show, but was unable to keep her crown on the following episode.
2. Most of the world first came to know Britney through "Mmc," where she starred alongside several others who would go on to make names for themselves, including Justin TImberlake, Christina Aguilera and Ryan Gosling.
3. A few years later, she burst onto the scene as a »
12 Years a Slave continues to be the leader in the clubhouse when it comes to nominations. After leading the Spirit Award nominations it now leads the International Press Academy's (Ipa) 2013 Satellite Award nominations with a total of ten noms, followed by American Hustle and Gravity, each with eight nominations. The top five nominees were rounded out by Rush with seven nominations and Inside Llewyn Davis and Saving Mr. Banks with six nominations each. The Satellites, however, are an interesting bunch. As you can see there are several nominations in each category, leaving pretty much no stone unturned. I guess you could say no nomination for Octavia Spencer (Fruitvale Station) is a surprise and, in my personal opinion, with such a large field of nominees I'd like to see Joaquin Phoenix (Her) get a nomination, but that certainly isn't going to be a film for everyone even though Arcade Fire was »
- Brad Brevet
8am on a Friday morning is too early for an interview, yet here we are. The hotel we are planted in is slowly waking up around us, the coffee is helping and yet few words are passing between us.
There is so much to say about the director’s work, and particularly Only God Forgives, the film we are here to discuss. Reactions to his film in the days following its premiere in Cannes were ferocious, with many critics calling the film out for being a hollow experience, lacking the polish and cohesion of his previous film (also with Ryan Gosling) Drive. There is far more to Only God Forgives that it was given credit for, yet it remains difficult – it’s indistinctness wavers close to being impenetrable; it’s hangover lethargy felt suffocating at times.
I told him the film gave me nightmares, that it felt while I was »
- Jon Lyus
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