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A few details are emerging for the sci-fi thriller Rupture. The film, starring Noomi Rapace and Peter Stormare, was presented at Cannes earlier this year. Now, the film is nearing completion. And, a film poster and synopsis have been released for Rupture. The film also stars Michael Chiklis and Lesley Manville. A preview for this mysterious thriller is hosted here. Events in the story are not as they first appear to be. A single mother, Renee (Rapace), is kidnapped, by a group of strangers. Taken to a laboratory, she is told that she has a special ability - to rupture. Now, she is transforming into something much more sinister. The film's first poster is slightly subdued. Renee looks skyward towards an alien presence, which is mentioned in the film's official synopsis. A still from the film, at the Ambi Distribution website, also shows Renee in an awkward position. Fans of »
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All six episodes of “River” are now streaming on Netflix.
Upon first glance, BBC One and Netflix’s River feels a bit like a Mad Libs version of a prestige drama. Part character study and part crime story (with a dash of the supernatural), the series makes use of tropes and character archetypes that are well-tread territory in the hour-long landscape. A Difficult Genius hell-bent on avenging the death of a loved one? Check. A sardonic, eager-to-please (and diverse to boot) sidekick? Check. Add in a wise, compassionate boss able to see past our genius’ eccentricities, and you’ve got all the makings of a successful police procedural – as well as most cable heavyweights.
Despite River’s willingness to exploit the wheel rather than reinvent it, the series does manage to distinguish itself as more than just a carbon copy of shows we’ve already seen.
For starters, River is »
- Samantha White
Writer: Abi Morgan
Running Time: 349 min
You’d be forgiven for presuming Stellan Skarsgård had starred in his fair share of cop shows. With Scandinavian crime dramas all the rage in recent years and the Swedish star possessing an air of gravitas seemingly perfect for a Detective role, it’s an unquestionably fair assumption. Yet despite a career spanning more than five decades and notable roles in the likes of Good Will Hunting, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Avengers Assemble to name just a few, the Swedish star has managed to avoid that particular genre until now. That being said, River certainly isn’t your standard British crime drama.
- Mike McCarthy
This review contains spoilers.
As a TV detective, you’re no-one in today’s world if you’re not a) haunted by your past, b) suffering from some form of psychological disorder, or c) Scandinavian. Enter Stellan Skarsgård’s John River, pulling an impressive triple whammy in Abi Morgan’s engrossing new BBC crime series.
While his peers are only figuratively haunted by dead partners and unsolved cases, Det. River literally sees dead people. They’re not quite ghosts—he doesn’t believe in ghosts—but rather Six Feet Under-style ‘manifests’ only visible to him. (Trauma-induced hallucinations is probably the technical term, but when was the last time you booked into a Lucky Voice booth with your trauma-induced hallucination and belted out a disco classic?)
River’s manifests are both pals and pests: former partner Det. »
Update: E! News has learned that Gary Oldman and Alexandra Edenborough's marriage has officially been terminated. In the divorce settlement, Oldman has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $2.2 million dollars in payments over the course of the next four years. ________ Oldman's wife has changed her tune. Songwriter Edenborough has filed for divorce from the actor after six years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for the split, according to court documents obtained by E! News. They tied the knot on New Year's Eve, 2008. Edenborough, 36, was the fourth Mrs. Gary Oldman, his previous three marriages—to Lesley Manville, Uma Thurman and Donya »
First look at Jack Hollington as Leo in The Go-Between, a beautiful and haunting evocation of lost innocence and forbidden love, told over the long hot summer of 1900 which comes to BBC One on Sunday 20th September at 9:00pm
Spending his summer holiday with the Maudsley family, 13 year-old Leo soon finds himself captivated by the enchanting Marian Maudsley. As the heat of the summer intensifies, Leo becomes more and more embroiled in the forbidden romance between Marian and farmer Ted Burgess, until he sets in motion a chain of events that has devastating consequences on his young life.
Jack (represented by Arg), from Liverpool, appeared in the Christmas episode of Doctor Who in 2013, and has a number of stage roles under his belt including playing Nathan in The Full Monty in the West End. Last year he filmed his first feature film role in The Devil's Harvest. He'll also »
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Title: Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Arc Entertainment Director: Christopher N. Rowley Writer: Georgia Byng, Christopher N. Rowley, Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Lesley Manville, Celia Imrie Running Time: 98 min, Rated PG (mild language) In theaters: August 14, 2015 Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) lives in an orphanage with her best friend Rocky (Jadon Carnelly Morris), and several other kids. Mrs. Adderstone (Lesley Manville) who runs the orphanage is mean broad who loves punishing the children for any little thing. She orders Edna the cook (Celia Imrie) to feed the children fish-head soup for a week for raiding the kitchen one night. Molly [ Read More ]
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This desperately terrible children’s fantasy is an unpleasant mishmash of dated slapstick, unwittingly sinister adventure, and icky magic. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing
I’m “biast” (con): nothing
I have not read the source material
(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)
From its frankly amazing all-star, Anglophile-favorites cast — Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Celia Imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Miller, Lesley Manville; plus Joan Collins — to the font used in its title design, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism would like you to believe you are in for some Harry Potter-style awesomeness. Be not fooled. This desperately terrible children’s fantasy, based on the first book in the Ya series by Georgia Byng, is an unpleasant mishmash of hopelessly dated over-the-top slapstick, orphan-in-the-big-city adventure that ranges from unlikely to dangerous to unwittingly sinister, and icky magic that is meant to be charming and is instead deeply disturbing. »
- MaryAnn Johanson
We’ve just heard some exciting casting news about tomorrow’s durational reading of The Iliad at The Almeida Theatre. A company of more than 60 artists will bring The Iliad to life in a durational reading on Friday 14 August. The reading will begin at the British Museum and culminate on the Almeida stage. The marathon reading is the latest event in the theatre’s Almeida Greeks Festival.
Homer’s The Iliad is the source myth of Greek drama and the greatest story of heroism, betrayal and war in literature. Directed by Almeida Artistic Director Rupert Goold and Associate Director Robert Icke, the marathon event’s 60 strong cast will include Nikki Amuka-Bird, Adjoa Andoh, Pippa Benett-Warner, Katie Brayben, Lorna Brown, Simon Callow, Bertie Carvel, Oliver Chris, Simon Coates, Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack, Joe Dixon, Monica Dolan, Amanda Drew, Noma Dumezweni, Tim Dutton, Lisa Dwan, Caroline Faber, Will Featherstone, Stephen Fewell, Susannah Fielding, »
- Paul Heath
After appearing in the magical Disney adventure Tomorrowland earlier this summer, young actress Raffey Cassidy takes the beloved role of Molly Moon in an adaptation of Georgia Byng's best selling novel Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Today we have an exclusive clip where young Molly makes a fascinating discovery, one she tries to hide from a nefarious bank robber named Nockman (Dominic Monaghan). The adaptation hits theaters on August 14 from Arc Entertainment.
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book 'Hypnotism, An Ancient Art'. Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that an unscrupulous man wants her book. He tracks her to London, kidnaps her dog, Petula and blackmails Molly. In order to get her dog back, »
The family comedy is based on the popular series of children's novels by Georgia Byng.
Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) is a sad young girl whose life is brightened by the discovery of a mystical book on hypnotism.
The girl uses the book to make her wildest dreams come true, from gaining acceptance from others to having an incredible New York adventure.
Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism opens on August 14 on limited release in the Us. »
Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a mysterious organisation who reveal to her that humanity faces an threat from within.
Ambi Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi produce alongside American Sniper producer Andrew Lazar and Christina Weiss Lurie of Tango Pictures Production, the company they formed with Shainberg.
Ambi Distribution handles world sales. »
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Production began Tuesday in Toronto. “Rupture” centers on single mother (Rapace) abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat.
Tango Pictures, a partnership between Christina Weiss Lurie, Shainberg and Andrew Lazar, is teaming with Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Group to make the film. Lazar came on board the project in April.
Ambi Distribution is handling worldwide sales.
- Dave McNary
Han previously worked with Emmerich on "2012" and here will play the leader of the Chinese Space Squadron. The film is due for release June 24th 2016. [Source: Twitter]
Rapace plays a single mother abducted by a terrifying and mysterious organization who reveal to her that humanity faces an unsettling threat. Steven Shainberg is directing from Brian Nelson's script. [Source: Variety]
Adam Rodriguez ("Magic Mike") has scored a recurring role in the second season of Fox's hip-hop drama "Empire". Rodriguez joins previously announced guest stars Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Ne-Yo. »
- Garth Franklin
As revealed by Screen last week, first-time writer-director Khurram Longi is set to direct the ‘Rocky-on-a-bull’ story about a woman’s quest to become a champion bull-rider.
“Having made American Sniper, another film about the DNA of Americana, I was really drawn to this project,” Lazar told Screen.
“The film is about strong people with strong convictions. The script was undeniable. There is real spectacle in the script so we need to make it in the right way.
Embankment Films is selling Bronco Belle at the Cannes Marche this week.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Mum will star Lesley Manville as a mother in her late 50s, rebuilding her life after the death of her husband.
BBC Two has also confirmed a full series of Two Doors Down, based on the one-off that aired in 2013 about a Scottish family, their friends and neighbours.
Peep Show actor Jim Howick will lead the cast as a meek schoolteacher who struggles to survive the stag weekend from hell.
BBC Two has also announced that it will begin airing new episodes of »
Level 33 plans a theatrical release in May.
Elliott Tittensor, Rob James-Collier (“Downton Abbey”), Lesley Manville (“Maleficent”) and Kaya Scodelario (“The Maze Runner”) also star along with Adam Long, Oliver Heald, Antonia Thomas, Michael Socha, Jordan Murphy and Nico Mirallegro.
The film, which was released in 2013 in the U.K. by Universal Pictures and Vertigo Films, also features the songs of the British rock band the Stone Roses.
The story centers on members of a wannabe rock band in Manchester who hatch a plan to hand-deliver their demo tape to their idols, the Stone Roses, at the band’s impending gig at Spike Island. When the friends’ tickets fail to materialize, »
- Dave McNary
James McAvoy and Gillian Anderson are among the big-name actors this year vying for an Olivier Award, the U.K.’s most prestigious theater accolade. In an event held Monday in London, the 2015 nominations for the British equivalent of the Tony Awards were revealed, with McAvoy and previous winner Lesley Manville on hand to announce the contenders. Read More Kevin Spacey to Receive Special Olivier Award McAvoy, who previously was nominated in 2013 for playing Macbeth, received his third nomination for best actor, this time for The Ruling Class at Trafalgar Studios; he will go up against Mark
- Alex Ritman
Have you ever wondered what are the films that inspire the next generation of visionary filmmakers? As part of our monthly Ioncinephile profile, we ask the filmmaker the incredibly arduous task of identifying their top ten favorite films of all time. As is the case with some of our previous profiled folks, sometimes we don’t receive a set ten, in this case, Lance Edmands‘ (his feature debut Bluebird gets released theatrically today via the Factory 25 Folks) delivered a hard eight. Here are Lance’s top eight, in his own words…
Making a list of my top ten films of all time is a next-to-impossible task for me. That list is constantly growing, shifting, evolving, and is probably closer to a hundred films than to ten. For me, it’s probably more relevant to list the films that inspired Bluebird specifically. That said, many of these films are also on my list of all-time favorites, »
- Eric Lavallee
UK sales outfit Metro International has picked up international rights to live-action family film Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism, which it will screen at Efm (Feb 5-13).
The film is an adaptation of the Molly Moon book franchise that has sold more 4 million copies worldwide.
Having made her debut as the young Snow White in Snow White and the Huntsman, Screen Star of Tomorrow Raffey Cassidy stars as 12-year-old Molly Moon who discovers a mysterious book on hypnotism before escaping her orphanage in a bid to find fame and fortune in London.
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