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14 items from 2016


Film Review: ‘Mammal’

7 February 2016 3:31 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Rachel Griffiths has been so egregiously underused on the big screen in recent years that her mere presence in a leading role is reason enough to commend “Mammal.” That Irish writer-director Rebecca Daly’s film proves as quietly, uncompromisingly complicated as the actress it showcases makes it worthy of celebration. An elliptical essay in withheld grief and reluctant desire, “Mammal” finds an improbable partner for Griffiths’ peacable loner in 22-year-old livewire Barry Keoghan’s bristling delinquent; their ambiguously sensual attraction is one of several unarticulated emotional currents coursing through a story that resists obvious psychological cues at every turn. Some viewers may feel frozen out by this piercingly performed enigma, though discerning arthouse distribs should be intrigued; the Sundance Channel, meanwhile, will secure it an audience in several non-u.S. territories.

Daly’s 2011 directorial debut, the auspicious, Cannes-selected somnambulist thriller “The Other Side of Sleep,” established the filmmaker’s affinity »

- Guy Lodge

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Mammal | 2016 Sundance Film Festival Review

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

The Many Things You Gave Me: Daly’s Icy, Perverse Sophomore Film

Unfit or disinterested mothers still seem to be taboo subjects, at least to center an entire narrative around. Often unhappy or unfulfilled creatures, they’re portrayed as the source of great pain or anguish to their nuclear familial units, their absence or failure used as explanation for the troubled lives of children. Irish director Rebecca Daly reunites with her co-writer Glenn Montgomery for her bleak sophomore effort Mammal and gives us an uncustomary narrative told entirely from the perspective of such a woman. Abrasive and unflinching, it’s a moderately perverse portrait of a woman jostled out of her stupor at a compelling crossroads after learning the son she abandoned eighteen years ago suddenly died. Featuring a stellar lead performance from Australian actress Rachel Griffiths, it’s a compelling character study of an intriguing misfit made all the »

- Nicholas Bell

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UK poster and trailer for Norm of the North

4 February 2016 12:30 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, a new poster and trailer have arrived online from the upcoming animated adventure Norm of the North, which features the voice talents of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Check them out below…

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

Norm of the North is set for release on March 18th in the UK. »

- Amie Cranswick

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Trailer for Irish Sundance hit Mammal

2 February 2016 3:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Following its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, a trailer has arrived online for writer-director Rebecca Daly’s upcoming drama Mammal which stars Rachel Griffiths, Barry Keoghan and Michael McElhatton. Take a look below after the official synopsis…

Mammal follows the story of Margaret (Rachel Griffiths, Academy Award® Nominee), a divorced woman living alone in Dublin who learns that her teenage son has been found dead. Enduring her unsettling grief privately, she escapes daily to the local swimming pool. One day at the pool she runs into Joe (Barry Keoghan), a homeless youth she found injured late one night in the deserted laneway behind her work.

Margaret offers Joe a room in her house and an unorthodox relationship starts to develop between them. Margaret’s ex- husband Matt (Game of ThronesMichael McElhatton) begins to turn up randomly in Margaret’s life. As Margaret and Joe’s mutual reliance »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Trailer For Irish Drama Mammal

28 January 2016 2:39 AM, PST | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

Fresh off it’s premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, the first trailer for Rebecca Daly’s Mammal has come our way, promising a tremendous follow-up to her equally tremendous debut feature The Other Side of Sleep. Six Feet Under’s Rachel Griffiths stars as a woman coping with the loss of her son who develops an unorthodox relationship with a homeless youth (Barry Keogh). The first trailer is incredibly compelling, showcasing powerful performances from Griffiths, Keogh, and Michael McElhatton (Game of Thrones). Mammal reaches our shores later this year. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Tom White)

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Watch: Exclusive Nsfw 'Mammal' Trailer Exposes Horrific Secrets of Grief at Sundance

26 January 2016 7:33 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Rachel Griffiths has turned in many winning dramatic performances on the small screen, in successful shows like "Six Feet Under" and "Brothers & Sisters," and it looks like she's now about to conquer the big screen in a way she never has before. In Rebecca Daly's new drama "Mammal," which will have its world premiere in the World Drama Competition at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, Griffiths stars as a grieving mother battling both her violent ex-husband (Michael McElhatton) and her interest in the homeless young man (Barry Keoghan) she meets at her local swimming pool. While that storyline alone suggests more than enough drama for its characters, the exclusive trailer above adds layers of sexual intrigue and seductive intensity. In what looks to be a twisted riff on the classic "Vertigo," Griffiths' Margaret begins molding the young man into a stand-in for her deceased child. Is she merely trying to be a. »

- Zack Sharf

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Strike Back: saluting a top action TV show

26 January 2016 1:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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With plenty of macho fights, practical stunts and shoot-outs, Strike Back was an uncomplicated action TV show par excellence...

Action series Strike Back is destined to never be included in the pantheon of great TV shows. While The Sopranos or Breaking Bad are held in such high regard for their superlative writing, acting and drama, Strike Back will instead be remembered for the kick-ass action, gratuitous nudity and excellent chemistry between the lead actors.  

For fans of the show, that’s a good enough legacy.

So what is it about Strike Back – which can best be described as the lovechild of 24 and a Cannon Group action movie – that works so well? In this case it might just the very thing that keeps it off the 'Greatest TV Shows Ever' lists; its simplicity. For the most part the show is a meat-and-potatoes action thriller, containing all the elements »

- louisamellor

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Watch: Rachel Griffiths Takes a Dive in Exclusive Clip for Sundance Drama 'Mammal'

15 January 2016 8:10 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance 2016 Competition Lineup Unveiled, Over 40% Directed by Women The Sundance Film Festival is about to start up, and Indiewire has an exclusive clip for "Mammal," which looks to be a fierce competitor in this year's World Drama Competition. The intimate character drama is a co-production between Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and stars Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths ("Muriel's Wedding," "Six Feet Under"). Griffiths plays Margaret, a divorcee in Dublin recovering from the recent death of her teenaged son. She finds solace at a local swimming pool, where she soon meets Joe (Barry Keoghan), a homeless youth at odds with a local gang. Margaret lets him stay at her home, where the two find themselves to be kindred spirits in their isolation from the rest of the world. However, their bond is threatened when Margeret's violent ex-husband, Mark (Michael McElhatton), returns into her life. "Mammal" will »

- Mike Lown

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Watch: Rachel Griffiths Takes a Dive in Exclusive Clip for Sundance Drama "Mammal"

15 January 2016 8:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Sundance 2016 Competition Lineup Unveiled, Over 40% Directed by Women The Sundance Film Festival is about to start up, and Indiewire has an exclusive clip for "Mammal," which looks to be a fierce competitor in this year's World Drama Competition. The intimate character drama is a co-production between Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands and stars Academy Award nominee Rachel Griffiths ("Muriel's Wedding," "Six Feet Under"). Griffiths plays Margaret, a divorcee in Dublin recovering from the recent death of her teenaged son. She finds solace at a local swimming pool, where she soon meets Joe (Barry Keoghan), a homeless youth at odds with a local gang. Margaret lets him stay at her home, where the two find themselves to be kindred spirits in their isolation from the rest of the world. However, their bond is threatened when Margeret's violent ex-husband, Mark (Michael McElhatton), returns into her life. "Mammal" will »

- Mike Lown

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Here Are All the Movies Opening Today, January 15; What Will You See?

15 January 2016 7:39 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, January 15. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise. Wide 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi Director: Michael Bay Cast: James Badge Dale, David Denman, Dominic Fumusa, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Matt Letscher Synopsis: "An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos." Norm of the North Director: Trevor Wall Cast: Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney, Bill Nighy, Zachary Gordon Synopsis: "A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do… »

- Steve Greene

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Two new clips from Norm of the North

6 January 2016 8:00 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its Us release next week, two new clips have arrived online from the upcoming animated adventure Norm of the North, which features the voice talents of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Watch them below after the official synopsis…

See Also: Watch the latest trailer for Norm of the North

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

Norm of the North is set for release »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Fall

6 January 2016 11:34 AM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: Netflix

Episodes: 16 (hour)

Seasons: Three

TV show dates: May 28, 2013 -- present

Series status: Ending

Performers include: Gillian Anderson, Jamie Dornan, Laura Donnelly, Bronagh Waugh, Niamh McGrady, Michael McElhatton, Ben Peel, Frank McCusker, John Lynch, Ian McElhinney, Archie Panjabi, Stuart Graham, Aisling Franciosi, Valene Kane, Emmett J. Scanlan, Bronágh Taggart, Karen Hassan, Jonjo O'Neill, Nick Lee, Colin Morgan, Brian Milligan, Séainín Brennan, and Sean McGinley.

TV show description:      

This crime drama is set in Northern Ireland and follows senior investigating officer Stella Gibson (Gillian Anderson). She must temporarily leave her position to enter the Police Service of Northern Ireland to oversee the progress of a murder investigation that has gone on for too long -- Operation Musicman.

When she discovers exactly what is going on in the case, she must work with the local detectives to find »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Norm Of The North Free Ice Skating in Forest Park This Saturday

5 January 2016 6:58 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

See what it’s like to live in Norm’s world with a day of winter ice skating fun at Steinberg Skating Rink!

Norm Of The North opens theatres on January 15. It’s the story of a polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic.  But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.  With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day. The voice cast for Norm Of The North includes Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy.

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- Tom Stockman

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Win A Family Four-Pack Of Passes To The Advance Screening Of Norm Of The North In St. Louis

4 January 2016 6:21 AM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Wamg’s first screening contest of 2016 is one that the whole family can enjoy, Norm Of The North!

A polar bear of many words, Norm’s greatest gripe is simple: there is no room for tourists in the Arctic. But when a maniacal developer threatens to build luxury condos in his own backyard, Norm does what all normal polar bears would do…he heads to New York City to stop it.

With a cast of ragtag lemmings at his side, Norm takes on the big apple, big business and a big identity crisis to save the day.

The voice cast includes Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy. Directed by Trevor

Wall (“Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch,” “Zevo-3”).

The heart-warming family adventure Norm Of The North opens in theaters January 15, 2016.

Wamg invites you to enter for a chance to »

- Movie Geeks

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