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Winstone, Smiley Go Boxing For BBC Films

27 October 2015 6:48 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Ray Winstone ("The Departed), Michael Smiley ("Kill List") and Johnny Harris ("Monsters: Dark Continent") have joined an untitled British boxing drama project set up at Independent and BBC Films.

Thomas Napper helms the project in which Harris will play a man at the end of his rope who turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left - gym owner Bill (Winstone) and cornerman Eddie (Smiley). Back in training, he will risk his life to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

The project is based on the experiences of Harris who penned the script. The Jam frontman Paul Weller is set to score the feature (his first) and filming begins February/March.

Former boxing champion Barry McGuigan is a consultant on the film which Mike Elliott will produce.

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- Garth Franklin

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Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris And Paul Weller Join Untitled Boxing Drama

26 October 2015 2:25 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

When it rains, it pours: Screen International brings word that Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris, Michael Smiley and Paul Weller are primed to weigh into the ring for a new, yet-to-be-titled boxing drama. It’s the development in a long line of genre films, following in the footsteps of the soon-to-be-released Creed, Hands Of Stone, Chuck Wepner biopic The Bleeder and Miles Teller’s Bleed For This.

Yes, the boxing drama is very much in vogue once again in Hollywood circles, and this time it’s Thomas Napper stepping behind the lens to helm the aforementioned cast. It’ll herald the filmmaker’s directorial debut, too, having carved out a niche for working as second unit director on the likes of Anna Karenina, The Woods and many more.

Penned by Johnny Harris himself, Napper’s untitled boxing flick is loosely based on the actor’s own sparring experiences of yesteryear. He »

- Michael Briers

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Ray Winstone And Johnny Harris Step Into The Ring For A Boxing Drama

26 October 2015 7:45 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

Boxing dramas seem to be big at the moment, what with Southpaw, Creed, Hands Of Stone and Bleed For This in the mix. The UK is not being left out, as Ray Winstone, Johnny Harris, Michael Smiley and even Paul Weller are on board for a new, untitled drama that was once called The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabeThomas Napper is stepping up from usual second unit duties (he worked on Anna Karenina and Into The Woods, among others) to make his feature directing debut with the film, which Harris himself wrote loosely based on his own youthful pugilism experiences. He’s starring as Jimmy, a man in search of hope who has been looking in all the wrong places. When he hits the mat of life, he goes looking for some help to his childhood boxing club, where he seeks out owner Bill (Winstone) and cornerman Eddie (Smiley).Getting »

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Johnny Harris, Ray Winstone, Paul Weller weigh into boxing drama

26 October 2015 4:02 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Paul Weller to score boxing drama with Independent, BBC Films, Barry McGuigan on board.

Ray Winstone (Sexy Beast) and Michael Smiley (Kill List) have joined Johnny Harris (This Is England ‘86) in a British boxing drama, which Independent will launch at the American Film Market (Afm) (Nov 4-11).

The film, as-yet-untitled, is based on the experiences of actor Harris and the semi-autobiographical story marks his debut script.

Thomas Napper, second unit director on Anna Karenina and Into The Woods, will make his feature directorial debut on the production, which is backed by BBC Films.

Emu FilmsMike Elliott (The Goob) will produce with Revolution’s Andrew Eaton (Rush) and BBC Film’s Christine Langan (Philomena) on board as executive producers.

Paul Weller, the rock icon and former frontman of The Jam, is set to score the feature, which will be his first.

The production is aiming for a February or March, 2016, start in the »

- (Andreas Wiseman)

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This Is England '90 episode 3 review: Tough to watch, but captivating

27 September 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Last week, This Is England '90 was a tale of two halves. Episode two of Channel 4's working-class saga replicated a little of the premiere's 'Fools Gold'-tinged '90s nostalgia, before descending into darkness.

There's no gentle easing in of the audience here - the shock reappearance of Lol and Kelly's father Mick, in a chilling nightmare sequence, ensures that episode 3 grabs you from the off.

It's an uncharacteristic move for such a grounded series, but effective, and you can forgive writer/director Shane Meadows for breaking formula to feature the terrifying Johnny Harris once more.

This latest outing - 'Autumn' - all centres around Mick, and Stephen Graham's jailed anti-hero Combo, with the two men's fates now unexpectedly but inexorably linked.

Mick was reprehensible and irredeemable, a true monster who showed no guilt or regret for his crimes. By contrast, Combo articulates his "shame and genuine remorse »

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Celebrating Shane Meadows’ This Is England series

9 September 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

As This Is England ’90 comes to TV, we look back over the rest of Shane Meadows’ brutal, funny and warmly empathetic series…

Try a bit of mental calculation: how many punches in total would you say you’ve seen thrown on screen? Bloodied faces? Kicks to the head? Unless you’ve kept your TV and film intake to a strict diet of family animation (and even then…), that total is likely to be swirling around the thousands.

Now, think of the number of times an on-screen attack has stopped your breath in your chest. When each kick has landed with nauseating weight and filled you not with ringside exhilaration but with dread. In short, how often have you been made to really care about an act of on-screen violence?

That was Shane Meadows’ aim in This Is England, the 2006 feature film that introduced the world to Shaun, Woody, Lol, Combo, »

- louisamellor

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First look at Anne Marie Duff in BBC One's autumn drama From Darkness

4 September 2015 10:02 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Digital Spy has an exclusive first look at BBC One's new psychological thriller From Darkness.

Anne-Marie Duff plays Claire Church in the moody crime drama, an ex-cop forced to confront her traumatic past.

Duff leads a top-notch cast that includes In The Flesh star Luke Newberry, This Is England actor Johnny Harris and The Syndicate's Richard Rankin.

Harris is Church's colleague - and former lover - Dci John Hind, with Newberry cast as his partner DS Anthony Boyce and Rankin playing Claire's struggling partner Norrie.

Written by Katie Baxendale, From Darkness originated from BBC Writersroom.

"Katie Baxendale has created a beautifully complex character in her female protagonist," Duff said. "As soon as I started to read episode one I felt excited at the prospect of being involved. It's a world in which all of the characters have real stories to tell."

From Darkness will air on BBC One next month. »

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Win Monsters: Dark Continent on Blu-ray

28 August 2015 3:06 AM, PDT | | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Mosters: Dark Continent on 31st August, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on Blu-ray. Directed by Tom Green (Misfits), Executive Produced by Gareth Edwards (Monsters, Godzilla) and starring Johnny Harris (Atonement, Snow White and the Huntsman, War Horse), Joe Dempsie (Skins, Game of Thrones, The Damned United) and

The post Win Monsters: Dark Continent on Blu-ray appeared first on HeyUGuys. »

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‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Blu-ray Review

26 August 2015 3:43 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Sofia Boutella, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers, Michaela Coel, Rajinikanth, Jesse Nagy | Written by Tom Green, Jay Basu | Directed by Tom Green

It was probably inevitable that a critical and commercial success like Monsters would spawn a sequel. The general concern upon announcement was that it would fail to live up to the spirit of the original film, and would become just another generic alien shoot ‘em up. There was also a concern that there isn’t really an obvious way to continue the story in the original film. Monsters: Dark Continent - note the lack of a numeric designation in the film’s title — doesn’t really try to be a direct sequel. It’s a second offering in the universe created by the original film, and if the first film was a romance or road trip set against the backdrop of mysterious alien creatures, »

- Dan Woolstencroft

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Monsters: Dark Continent Blu-ray Review

25 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Tom Green

Starring: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe DempsieNicholas PinnockSofia Boutella

Certificate: 15

Special Features: The Dog Fight – VFX Breakdown / Evolving the Monsters / Filming on Location

Gareth Edwards‘ 2010 film Monsters is seen by many as one of the most original and innovative movies of this century. Edwards’ managed to craft a thought-provoking sci-fi monster movie on a shoe-string budget. Rather than other films that dealt with invading aliens, this one was devoid of massive set pieces and the White House being blown up. Instead the film was much more focussed on the humans of the story, Andrew and Sam, as they made their way through the infected zone and embarked on a romance along the way.

Now four years later we have a sequel to Edwards’ classic. Edwards himself has given up the director’s chair in favour of Godzilla and Star Wars: Rogue One, he »

- Kat Smith

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DVD Review – Monsters: Dark Continent (2014)

20 August 2015 10:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monsters: Dark Continent, 2014.

Directed by Tom Green.

Starring Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Nicholas Pinnock, Parker Sawyers and Kyle Soller.


Four friends from Detroit join the Us army in the Middle East, where air strikes against its Infected Zone’s alien ‘monsters’ have caused an insurgency amongst the locals.

“…one of the worst sequels of the decade.”


“18% on Rotten Tomatoes.”


“…it’s ruin-porn, then war-porn – between which there’s some porn-porn.”


Besides the promise of ‘porn-porn’, watching Monsters: Dark Continent wasn’t very appealing. The movie was critically panned. The release date had suffered delays. The idea of releasing a sequel to Monsters felt like a Donnie Darko 2-esque cash-grab. Those weren’t good signs.

Actually, it’s one of the most underrated movies of the last few years.

It’s easy to see why people took against the film – a sequel-of-sorts (more of a »

- Oli Davis

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Interview: Tom Green talks Monsters: Dark Continent, comparisons to the first movie and the negative reviews

20 August 2015 10:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Oli Davis sits down with Monsters: Dark Continent director Tom Green

Out on DVD and Blu-Ray on August 31st, Flickering Myth co-editor and Fmtv producer Oli Davis sat down with the director of Monsters: Dark Continent to talk about the comparisons made about the first movie, how his movie differs and the wave of negative the reviews received upon its release last year.

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Monsters: Dark Continent includes Johnny Harris (Welcome to the Punch), Sam Keeley (What Richard Did), Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Kyle Soller (Anna Karenina), Parker Sawyers (Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit) and Nicholas Pinnock (Captain America: The First Avenger).


- Luke Owen

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No More Monsters For Me: A Review of Monsters: Dark Continent

29 June 2015 12:01 PM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Tom Green. Writers: Tom Green and Jay Basu. Cast: Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Parker Sawyers. Monsters: Dark Continent is the sequel to Gareth Edwards' 2010 film, Monsters. The sequel takes place ten years after the first, when the threat has reached a global scale. The only thing the two films share is the fact that the monsters themselves play a minor role, and that they lack entertainment value. Other than that, the two films are essentially unrelated. In Dark Continent, writer/director Tom Green (not of "The Tom Green Show") revolves his story around a group of infantile roughneck soldiers from the ruins of Detroit who have been recruited to head to the Middle East for a special mission. Unfortunately, Green's own mission is not clear—is this a sci-fi action flick, a creature-feature, or a war film? Whatever the case, neither was executed well. Furthermore, the »

- (Kenna Rae)

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Contest: Win Monsters: Dark Continent on Blu-ray

10 June 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Monsters: Dark Continent, the sequel to Gareth EdwardsMonsters, takes a harrowing look at creature-centric combat and is now available on Blu-ray from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS TWC. We've been provided with three copies to give away.

"Ten years after the events of Monsters, the Infected Zones have now spread worldwide, and an American platoon is thrust into battle with a new breed of aliens. These soldiers embark on a life-altering mission through the dark heart of monster territory in the deserts of the Middle East. By the time they reach their goal, they will have been forced to confront their fear that the true monsters on the planet may not be alien after all."


Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of Monsters: Dark Continent.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email with the subject “Monsters: Dark Continent Contest.” Be sure »

- Derek Anderson

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Win ‘Fortitude: The Complete First Season’ On DVD!

1 June 2015 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

To celebrate the release of the tremendous Fortitude on Blu-ray and DVD, we’ve got 2 of the box-sets to giveaway!

Fortitude is a place like nowhere else on Earth: a frontier boomtown in the wild and savage landscape of the far north.  Sheriff Dan Anderssen (Richard Dormer) leads a world-class search-and-rescue team, but now finds himself investigating the shocking murder of a prominent member of the community. What’s more, he’s forced to work alongside Dci Eugene Morton (Tucci), a British murder detective who’s just flown in. As they search for the killer, each of these cops finds good reason to suspect and mistrust the other. And as things turn out, this murder won’t be the last…

Starring a spectacular ensemble cast including; Stanley Tucci (The Hunger Games, Transformers: Age of Extinction) as Dci Eugene Morton;Michael Gambon (Harry Potter, The Casual Vacancy) as Henry Tyson; Christopher Eccleston (The Leftovers, »

- Dan Bullock

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Second Opinion – Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

3 May 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monsters: Dark Continent, 2015.

Directed by Tom Green.

Starring Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock and Parker Sawyers.


Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.

Making a sequel to a critically lauded film as Gareth Edward’s Monsters (2010) wasn’t going to be an easy feat and Tom Green’s follow up Monsters: Dark Continent manages to expertly fail in every way. Much like the transition from Alien to Aliens, this time round we follow a group of soldiers as they attempt to deal with insurgent activity caused by the Monster infection. This is where the similar ends. Whilst »

- Helen Murdoch

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Thn Interview: ‘Monsters: Dark Continent’ Actor Sam Keeley

1 May 2015 1:11 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Earlier this week we brought you an exclusive interview with Tom Green, the director of this week’s new release Monsters: Dark Continent. The film is a loose sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2010 movie Monsters and stars Irish actor Sam Keeley as lead Michael.

Michael alongside childhood best friend Paulie, and some other guys from his Detriot neighbourhood embarks on his first military mission in monster territory. Lead by veteran sergeant Frater, played by Johnny Harris, the group are trying to rescue some comrades trapped deep in the infected zone.

Sam Keeley gives a stellar turn as the young recruit who finds his world turned upside down by the true impacts of war, and is definitely an actor to keep an eye on. In the next twelve months he will star alongside some of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest, working with Bradley Cooper in Adam Jones and Chris Hemsworth and Ron Howard »

- Kat Smith

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Movie Review – Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

30 April 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Monsters: Dark Continent, 2015.

Directed by Tom Green.

Starring Johnny Harris, Sam Keeley, Joe Dempsie, Kyle Soller, Nicholas Pinnock and Parker Sawyers.


Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.

Much like with Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd where certain members of the audience didn’t realise it was a musical (yeah…), there were reports of walk-outs during Gareth Edwards’ strange and subversive debut Monsters.  Not for explicit or offensive content, and no, not for being a musical; people walked for the simple fact that there just weren’t very many monsters in it.  Edwards famously shot the film on a shoe-string budget and »

- Edward Gardiner

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Round-Up: L.A. Slasher Theatrical Release Details, Monsters: Dark Continent Blu-ray, Helix Cancelled

30 April 2015 9:57 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In our latest round-up, we take a look at the theatrical release details for L.A. Slasher, Anchor Bay Entertainment's Blu-ray release of Monsters: Dark Continent, and the news of Helix being cancelled by Syfy.

L.A. Slasher: Press Release -- "Los Angeles, CA (April 27, 2015) - Archstone Distribution has announced that the horror-dark comedy feature L.A. Slasher, directed by Martin Owen and produced by Jeffrey Wright and Daniel Sollinger, will receive a North American theatrical release starting June 12 in select AMC Theatres.

“We are very excited to take L.A. Slasher to the silver screen," Archstone Distribution's President & CEO Brady Bowen stated. "It is a highly entertaining film with a unique voice that we know audiences are going to love!”

L.A. Slasher Producer Daniel Sollinger remarked, “My team and I are thrilled to be working with Archstone, as they have a steady track record for bringing high quality films to audiences worldwide. »

- Derek Anderson

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Sequel Monsters: Dark Continent Returns with More Chaos

29 April 2015 6:08 PM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Sequel Monsters: Dark Continent Returns with More Chaos

Johnny Harris (Snow White and the Huntsman, The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and Joe Dempsie (HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) star in Monsters: Dark Continent, the epic sequel to the 2010 breakout hit Monsters, arriving on Blu-ray™ and DVD June 2 from Anchor Bay Entertainment and RADiUS. Helmed by first-time feature film director Tom Green, the ... »


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