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5 items from 2017


Cannes: Germany’s Tiberius Film Snaps Up Three Market Titles

18 May 2017 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Germany’s Tiberius Film has bought rights to three films in the Cannes Film Market, including thriller “Lies We Tell” (pictured), starring Gabriel Byrne and Harvey Keitel, and horror film “The Crucifixion,” which unites French director Xavier Gens with the team behind “The Conjuring.”

Lies We Tell” sees Golden Globe winner Byrne as the faithful right-hand man of a dead gangster who finds himself pulled into a dangerous showdown where he must deal with his boss’s mistress and her gangster ex-husband. Gina McKee and Mark Addy co-star.

The Crucifixion” reunites writers Chad and Carey W. Hayes with producer Peter Safran, who previously worked together on Warner Bros. horror hit “The Conjuring” and its sequel. Directed by “Hitman” filmmaker Gens, it stars British actress Sophie Cookson as a journalist investigating the death of an allegedly possessed nun in a monastery. When she meets a priest, played by Romanian actor Corneliu Ulici, »

- Robert Mitchell

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Line of Duty recap: series four, episode one – get back on duty!

26 March 2017 2:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Jed Mercurio’s twisty crime drama returns, and just one episode in, our sense of right and wrong has already been turned on its head

Spoiler alert: this blog is for people watching series four of Line of Duty (it also contains spoilers from earlier series). Don’t read on unless you have watched episode one.

I don’t know about you, but I would certainly think twice before agreeing to take a starring role in Line of Duty. After Gina McKee in series one, Jessica Raines in series two and Daniel Mays last year, this time around it was Thandie Newton’s turn to meet an uncomfortable end early on, thanks to a clever final scene that saw a straightforward work confrontation between Newton’s Dci Roz Huntley and seemingly mild-mannered forensic coordinator Tim Ifield (Jason Watkins) swiftly spiral out of control. Or did she? As ever with the »

- Sarah Hughes

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The Lair of the White Worm

28 January 2017 2:58 PM, PST | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

The Lair of the White Worm

Blu-ray

Lionsgate / Vestron

1988 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 94 min. / Street Date January 31, 2017 / 34.97

Starring Amanda Donohoe, Hugh Grant, Catherine Oxenberg, Peter Capaldi, Sammi Davis, Stratford Johns, Paul Brooke, Imogen Claire, Chris Pitt, Gina McKee, Christopher Gable, Lloyd Peters.

Cinematography: Dick Bush

Film Editor: Peter Davies

Special Effects makeup: Stuart Conran, Paul Jones

Original Music: Stanislaus Syerewicz

Written by: Ken Russell from the novel by Bram Stoker

Produced and Directed by Ken Russell

Wild man director Ken Russell struck back against commercial indifference with this alternately elegant and outrageous horror offering, that excepting a few hard- ‘R’ moments, comes off as a real (snake) charmer. Few horror movies have a real sense of wit, and fewer still can laugh at themselves without crumbling into sad parody. As if reclaiming horror as a British-made product, Russell’s The Lair of the White Worm shows us what a next-generation Hammer »

- Glenn Erickson

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

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- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Emerald City’ Review: Embrace Tarsem’s Crazypants ‘Wizard of Oz’ Adaptation, and Reap The Rewards

6 January 2017 9:07 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

There have been a lot of takes on “The Wizard of Oz,” a lot of different points-of-view on the fantastical world originally created by the novels of L. Frank Baum in 1900. But NBC’s “Emerald City” is, to the best of my knowledge, the first one that transforms the flying monkeys of the classic 1939 musical adaptation into steampunk drones. They’re still recognizably flying monkeys, but to the residents of Oz, they’re just a random bit of technology, accepted as normal in a world that’s anything but.

There is something genuinely special about NBC’s “Emerald City,” premiering tonight — and not just because of its complicated journey to television, which included at least one total shutdown during the development phase before being reborn as a 10-episode series directed in its totality by Tarsem Singh, in a wide variety of exotic locations around the world.

Read More: The 24 Most »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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