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I've grown very cautious when it comes to anticipating anything from Ridley Scott. As much as I found interest and intrigue in Prometheus, Scott just hasn't been hitting on all cylinders for some time now and even I can't argue against Prometheus naysayers and you won't find me making arguments for Exodus: Gods and Kings, The Counselor or Robin Hood. So, as much as I want to get excited about The Martian, I'm keeping my expectations in check. That said, today Empire, People and EW have revealed the first pictures from the upcoming movie based on Andy Weir's 2012 e-book publication that centers on an astronaut (Matt Damon) who is stranded on a Martian colony and struggles to survive. Back on Earth, Nasa tries to mount a rescue mission. Here's the official plot: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce »
- Brad Brevet
Stars: Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman, Aksel Hennie, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ahn Sung-ki, Giorgio Caputo, Daniel Adegboyega, Shohreh Aghdashloo, James Babson, Brian Caspe, Cliff Curtis, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ayelet Zurer | Written by Michael Konyves, Dove Sussman | Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya
Set in an age of honour and justice by the sword, Last Knights tells the story of Raiden (Owen) – a fallen warrior who must rise up against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge Bartok (Freeman), his dishonoured master. Think of the film as something akin to Seven Samurai but set in the middle ages and you’ll be somewhere close.
If I’m honest, I’m not the biggest fan of historical epics – give me a down and dirty, straight to DVD schlockfest over one any day. However when said historical epic the English language debut of famed Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya (Casshern, Goemon), I can’t help but put my prejudices aside. »
- Phil Wheat
★★☆☆☆ Over a decade on from the success of Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings films, fantasy is still proving a crowd pleasing genre both in cinemas and on television. Game of Thrones continues to dominate the small screen, while Jackson's own Hobbit trilogy is a multi-billion dollar success despite being anathema to many fans of the original films. Hoping to continue in this vein is Last Knights (2015), perhaps more medieval than Middle Earth but clearly aiming for similarities in tone and theme. Clive Owen takes the lead, playing a knight who gathers his comrades for revenge when his master is killed by a corrupt nobleman (Aksel Hennie).
- CineVue UK
Last Knights, 2015.
Directed by Kazuaki Kiriya.
Academy Award Nominee Clive Owen delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
If Blockbuster was still a feature of the high street, you would find Last Knights at the bottom of the bargain bin next to a 90s Jennifer Lopez rom-com. Director Kazuaki Kiriya squanders a fairly impressive cast-who frankly look more interested in what they’re going to have for dinner than the source material-and creates a film impressively humourless, dull and painfully mediocre.
Morgan Freeman stars as Bartok, a wise leader with a hankering for motivational speeches, who after 20 minutes dies after all but teasing a corrupt minister »
- Gary Collinson
Ahead of its release next Friday, a new trailer has arrived online for the medieval actioner Last Knights which sees Clive Owen as a knight leading a band of warriors looking to avenge the loss of their dishonoured master (Morgan Freeman); check it out below after the UK artwork and official synopsis…
Academy Award® Nominee Clive Owen (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Closer, 2004) delivers an electrifying performance as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, Academy Award® Winner Morgan Freeman (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Million Dollar Baby, 2004) in this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
- Gary Collinson
Bartok (Morgan Freeman) reveals that his protege Raiden (Clive Owen) will inherit his lands in our exclusive clip from Last Knights, arriving in theaters and on VOD formats April 3. Set in a nameless feudal society, Last Knights tells the timeless tale of a fallen warrior and his enduring loyalty to the master who redeemed him from the despair of his dark past. The film follows Commander Raiden (Clive Owen) and his band of warriors as they wage battle against the corrupt ruler Geza Mott to avenge the unjust death of their honorable leader Lord Bartok (Morgan Freeman).
Commander Raiden was the living, breathing embodiment of the ancient code of the sword but the era of the warrior was ending as battle and honor were being replaced by stifling protocol and devious politics. After being summoned by the reigning Emperor's nefarious minister Geza Mott, Raiden's master, Lord Bartok, defiantly takes the »
About Last Knight: Kiriya’s Culture Club Reimagining of the Feudal System
It’s unclear for who or for what reason Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya decided to undertake his English language debut, Last Knights, a convoluted pseudo-revenge flick that plays like some very watered down version of the classic 47 Ronin mythos but reconstituted within a parallel universe’s sci-fi inspired Crusades tale. A gig is a gig, so we can’t blame the poo poo platter of multicultural actors portraying peoples we’re supposed to believe all resided in the same place (not to mention, fought for the same cause), each with varying degrees of accented and/or broken English. Incredibly flaccid and late staged action sequences following a baffling revenge plot don’t help matters, except maybe to say that even if the world had known an age of such incredible diversity we still wouldn’t be able to all just get along. »
- Nicholas Bell
We've had First Knight, now prepare for Last Knights, an altogether more doom-laden, Game Of Thrones-like affair in which Clive Owen gets early-medieval in the name of vengeance and there’s minimal jousting. The film has a new trailer and poster to share below.brightcove.createExperiences();A mash-up of European epics and Japanese samurai adventure (overseen by a veteran of the latter), Last Knights introduces Owen as Raiden, member of a warrior caste in service to a worthy nobleman played by Morgan Freeman. All’s well in this unnamed if wintry land until Headhunters’ Aksel Hennie appears as the emperor’s emissary and skulls start getting seriously dugged.Hennie is the big bad here, boasting a snarly visage, terrible villain hair and a sinister henchmen in Tsuyoshi Ihara (Letters From Iwo Jima). Behind you can say “get busy living or get busy dying”, Morgan has got busy dying and Owen »
Plot: A group of knights, led by the noble Raiden (Clive Owen) avenge their master's (Morgan Freeman) disgrace as the hands of a tyrant (Aksel Hennie). Review: Well, this is a weird one. You'd think that a large-scale fantasy epic starring Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen would get a higher-profile release than the quiet VOD bow it's getting Friday . and sure enough the final product hints at a somewhat uneven production history. Directed by Japanese director Kazuaki Kiriya, the helmer »
- Chris Bumbray
About 20 minutes or so into the bizarre European/Asian/Middle Eastern fusion cuisine that is “Last Knights,” Morgan Freeman delivers a speech as only Morgan Freeman can — the sort of blazingly eloquent, morally fiery declaration of principles that usually precedes a character’s righteous victory or his agonizing defeat. Freeman exits far too soon, but his presence is enough to momentarily jog your interest in this cut-rate, off-Hollywood debut for Japanese action helmer Kaz I Kiriya, starring Clive Owen as a medieval fighter who seeks to avenge his master’s death. Rapidly tilting into so-clever-it’s-stupid territory, the story hinges on the sort of dramatic plot twist that exists mainly to delay the inevitable bloodletting for as long as possible, though when it finally arrives, the mayhem is engaging enough on its own workmanlike terms. Following a brief theatrical window, the Lionsgate release should swing and parry its way into respectable VOD play. »
- Justin Chang
Ridley Scott’s unstoppable streak of cranking out a movie a year continues with his upcoming sci-fi adventure The Martian. By the sounds of things, certain parts of production are wrapped (Jessica Chastain finished shooting her parts weeks ago) and others are still in full swing on what appears to be a full-scale replica of Mars. Just kidding.
The Martian is based on the novel by Andy Weir, who took a snap of the movie’s leading man during a recent set visit. In the flick, Matt Damon stars as Mark Watney, an astronaut stranded on Mars after his crew thinks him dead following a harsh sandstorm. They depart, leaving Watney alone on the red planet with only his frantically-whirring mind to keep him company and to save his life.
In this first pic (posted to Weir’s Facebook via Collider), Damon appears (in his Watney garb!) alongside his assistant Colin. »
- Gem Seddon
I want to be excited about Ridley Scott's The Martian, based on the novel by Andy Weir, but Scott's track record as of late has left me continually disappointed based on my expectations and that's a tough thing to get over. There have been a few bright spots here and there, things to enjoy about several of his recent movies, but it hasn't all come together for one great product in a very long time. Perhaps that will change with this next film. I hope it does. That said, just below is a first look behind-the-scenes at The Martian as Weir posted the following image to his Facebook page, featuring star Matt Damon in the lead role as Mark Watney, pictured here with his assistant and a peek at the Mars rover used in the film in the background. amz asin="0553418025" size="small"The film centers on an astronaut »
- Brad Brevet
Thrillers come in all shapes and sizes, from sophisticated legal dramas to high-octane and shocking action features.
With the atmospheric and absorbing Netflix original series Bloodline arriving this week, here are some of the best TV and movie thrillers on Netflix:
Not for the faint of heart, South Korean director Park Chan-wook's Oldboy tells the story of a man who is locked away for 15 years without knowing the identity of his captor or the reason for his punishment.
When he is released just as inexplicably, he finds himself with only five days to unravel the mystery, save the woman he loves and seek vengeance against the people who destroyed his life.
With non-linear storytelling and a powerful atmosphere of paranoia over five seasons, you'll learn to suspect everyone, »
I’m a huge fan of Insomnia, both the Erik Skjoldbjærg-directed 1997 original version and the Christopher Nolan directed remake in 2002.It was a solid story, and a mystery that really kept you guessing throughout the entire film, a talent that Skjoldbjærg has been able to carry over into his subsequent films following that great mystery thriller. With the newly released Pioneer, Skjoldbjærg tells a very gripping and enthralling tragic tale of an accident that happens to divers trying to complete an oil tunnel underwater.
Following Petter, a commercial diver who, along with his brother Knut, joins a team mixed with both Norwegians and Americans, working together to dive deep into the ocean (deeper than ever attempted) to build a tunnel that will serve as a gas pipe, bringing oil through it and making people rich. There’s an instant disconnect between the Norwegian and American teams (Wes Bentley does a great job as Mike, »
- Jerry Smith
The feudal action film centres on Owen portraying the knight Raiden, who has a fierce loyalty to his master Bartok (Morgan Freeman).
When Bartok is betrayed by a corrupt emperor (Peyman Moaadi), Raiden leads a group of knights into a battle of vengeance.
Last Knights's international cast includes Iranian actress Shohreh Aghdashloo (Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters), Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie (Hercules), South Korea's Ahn Sung-ki (The Tower) and Italian star Giorgio Caputo (The Hideout).
Last Knights opens on April 3 in the Us. »
ComingSoon has exclusively unveiled the first poster for Last Knights, the new action-adventure film from Lionsgate.
Clive Owen (Closer, Blood Ties) stars as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, played Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby, The Dark Knight Trilogy) in “this epic, sword-clashing adventure of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.”
Last Knights is directed by Kazuaki Kiriya (Casshern) and also stars Cliff Curtis (Training Day), Aksel Hennie (Hercules), Payman Maadi (Camp X-Ray), Ayelet Zurer (Man of Steel), Shohreh Aghdashloo (24), and Sung Ki Ahn (The Warrior).
- Scott J. Davis
The first exciting footage from the action thriller Last Knights has arrived. Kazuaki Kiriya, known for cult hits Goemon and Casshern, returns to direct Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman and an ensemble of up and coming actors in this tale that follows a group of warriors out to avenge their master.
Academy Award Nominee Clive Owen delivers an electrifying performance in Last Knights. He stars as a fallen warrior who rises against a corrupt and sadistic ruler to avenge his dishonored master, Academy Award Winner Morgan Freeman. This is an epic, sword-clashing adventure full of loyalty, honor, and vengeance.
Take a look at the first footage from Last Knights, which comes to select theaters and On Demand April 3. Will these fallen soldiers be able to rally and get revenge against this evil, all-ruling emperor? If you love a good swashbuckling tale full of swords and swinging fists, you won't want to miss this epic! »
Morgan Freeman and Clive Owen star in Japanese photographer-turned-filmmaker Kazuaki Kiriya's "Last Knights," which centers on a band of warriors who seek to avenge the loss of their master at the hands of a corrupt emperor. Owen plays Raiden, a hero who rises up with his men on a mission of revenge for their dishonored master, played by Freeman, and take on a corrupt ruler in Aksel Hennie. It's a project that's actually been sitting around for a few years (it was initially announced, and shot in 2012). Director Kiriya's last 2 films - "Goemon" (based on a Japanese folk legend that echoes the story of Robin Hood) and »
- Tambay A. Obenson
A trailer has been released for the medieval actioner Last Knights which sees Clive Owen as a knight leading a band of warriors looking to avenge the loss of their dishonoured master (Morgan Freeman); check it out below after the official synopsis…
A knight seeks vengeance when his lord is unjustly executed by a tyrannical emperor. Knight’s commander Raiden (Clive Owen) receives an honor above all else when Bartok (Morgan Freeman), his childless lord, names him as his heir. But his happiness is destroyed when the emperor’s evil emissary Mott (Aksel Hennie) forces him to behead his surrogate father, and casts him and his men out of their castle divested of all titles and livelihood. But even as the paranoid Mott seeks to erase any trace of the Bartok’s clan and legacy, Raiden secretly conspires an audacious plan to infiltrate Mott’s impenetrable fortes and exact revenge. »
- Gary Collinson
Though filmed two years ago, the Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman-led "Last Knights" looks to be finally arriving on screens. Set in a medieval fantasy-land, Owen plays a swordsman hired by a dishonoured Lord (Freeman) to lead a band of warriors against corrupt ruler (Aksel Hennie). Kazuaki Kiriya ("Casshern," "Goemen") directed the project which will get a day-and-day limited theatrical and VOD release in the United States on April 3rd.
- Garth Franklin
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