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Movie Review – ’71 (2014)

12 October 2014 2:49 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

’71, 2014.

Directed by Yann Demange.

Starring Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Paul Anderson, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, Sam Hazeldine, Killian ScottBarry Keoghan and Corey McKinley.

Synopsis:

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

’71 opens with two young soldiers knocking the hell out of each other in an army boxing match. No head protection, no padding. These are tough young men and “good lads” in their drill sergeant’s own words, but this is also a very different time when we first see their bloodied faces, a confusing time for all involved in the story and the real events in which it takes place. It is this confusion, the unknowing, and the futility of it all which gives ‘71 it’s edge of other stripped down thrillers, for the goal is simple from the start and remains »

- Gary Collinson

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’71 Review

4 October 2014 6:06 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Yann Demange.

Cast: Jack O’Connell, Charlie Murphy, Sean Harris, Sam Reid, Killian Scott, Martin McCann, David Wilmot, Richard Dormer.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 99 minutes.

Synopsis: After a routine search in Northern Ireland goes wrong, a lone soldier (O’Connell) is left on the inhospitable streets where he must run and fight for his life.

Set in the chaotic world of Northern Ireland during the peak of the conflicts between Protestants and Catholics, ‘71 is the very definition of heart in your throat intense. The entire film is a single continuous story about a British soldier (O’Connell), who gets left behind during the search of Catholic homes. From there he is hunted like an animal as he must traverse the dangerous streets of Belfast with the hope of returning to his barracks.

The lone survivor in hostile territory is a tale that has been used many times before, but rarely »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Upcoming British film cinema release calendar

12 September 2014 3:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Want to know what British films are coming out this month? Then look no further than our fabulous movie calendar...

Welcome to our new, regularly updated calendar of all the British movies due for release in UK cinemas over the coming months. So if you're keen to keep up-to-date on the latest in home grown cinema - from documentaries to dramas, and comedy horror to science fiction - this is the ideal post for you. 

So here's what's coming up in the future. 

12 September 2014

Pride

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Bill Nighy, Dominic West, Andrew Scott

Details: A drama about a group of gay and lesbian activists donating to people in need during the 1984 miners' strike.

Jack To A King - The Swansea Story

Director: Marc Evans

Cast: Tbc

Details: A documentary about Swansea football fans.

19 September 2014

Night Will Fall

Director: Andre Singer

Cast: Alfred Hitchcock, Sidney Bernstein

Details: A documentary »

- sarahd

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Tiff 2014 Review – ’71 (2014)

7 September 2014 2:11 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

’71, 2014.

Directed by Yann Demange.

Starring Jack O’Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dormer, Sean Harris, Barry Keoghan, Martin McCann, Charlie Murphy, and Sam Reid.

 

Synopsis:

In the divided city of Belfast at the height of The Troubles, a rookie British soldier finds himself separated from his unit and lost in Ira-controlled territory.

British soldiers are put through a gruelling training exercise in preparation for being deployed; disappointment reigns for them when their assignment leads to Belfast rather than to Germany.  Before heading off one of the recruits visits a young boy and has a playful game of soccer with him and reassuringly states that everything will be fine as he is not leaving the country.

The troops are led by a novice commander who makes the fateful decision of not using riot gear when assisting the police to arrest suspects in the Catholic district of the city.  Things get quickly out »

- Trevor Hogg

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Toronto 2014 preview: 17 must-see films

4 September 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | EW - Inside Movies | See recent EW.com - Inside Movies news »

Last year, 12 Years a Slave clinched the Academy Award for Best Picture at the Toronto Film Festival. Well, that’s not actually true. In fact, you could argue that the Best Picture winner almost lost the statue at the festival. Steve McQueen’s harrowing instant classic was so instantly and universally anointed in Toronto that seeds were planted for an inevitable backlash to flower in the six months before the Oscar winner was finally announced. Ultimately, 12 Years’ biggest Oscar competition came from another Toronto film, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Though both films premiered at Telluride and Venice, respectively, the awards »

- Jeff Labrecque

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Dramatic New Poster Released For ’71′

4 September 2014 1:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Today we can bring you the brand new poster for Yann Demange’s (Dead Set) latest feature, ’71.

A young British soldier (Jack O’Connell) is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape. Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy and Paul Anderson co-star.

This is expected to be one of the biggest and hardest hitting British films of 2014 – and we’re excited!

’71 will arrive in cinemas from 10th October.

Source: StudioCanal »

- Jazmine Sky Bradley

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Charlie Murphy on the Black Jesus Controversy and 10 Years of Hearing About Rick James

22 August 2014 10:15 AM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

For any Chappelle’s Show fan, the name Charlie Murphy requires some kind of trigger warning, as it immediately calls up the “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories” sketch that brought “I’m Rick James, bitch!” into the world. But there’s a lot more to the writer-actor-comedian than reminiscences of youthful debauchery as a member of younger brother Eddie’s entourage. In addition to his busy touring schedule, Murphy has made memorable voice-acting appearances on The Boondocks and Black Dynamite, and is now one of the stars of Black Jesus. The live-action Adult Swim series co-created by Aaron McGruder is unsurprisingly controversial, as it depicts what might happen were the Son of God to return to present-day Compton and build a community garden where he and his disciples can be comfortably “smokin’, drinkin’, and chillin’.” Murphy plays Vic, a local landlord whose difficulty in accepting that the weed-happy guy »

- Ivan Cohen

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’71 (2014) Movie Trailer: Jack O’Connell is a Left Behind Soldier

20 August 2014 2:27 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  ’71 Trailer. Yann Demange‘s ’71 (2014) movie trailer stars Jack O’Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Charlie Murphy, and Paul Anderson. ’71‘s plot synopsis: “O’Connell plays a British soldier patrolling Belfast during the height of the Troubles. When he’s separated from his unit, he’s forced to make his [...]

Continue reading: ’71 (2014) Movie Trailer: Jack O’Connell is a Left Behind Soldier »

- Rollo Tomasi

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First Look At Jack O’Connell In Trailer For ’71′

20 August 2014 4:20 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The well-received British film, ’71 now has a trailer showcasing its rising star, Jack O’Connell.

’71 premiered back in February at the Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Yann Demange, it follows the story of a young British soldier, Gary (Jack O’Connell) sent to Northern Ireland at the height of the Troubles in 1971. During a riot in Belfast, he finds himself separated from his unit.

The trailer promises powerful stuff. You can view it below:

You can catch ’71 in UK cinemas from October and at the New York Film Festival in September. It also stars Sean HarrisSam ReidPaul AndersonCharlie MurphyDavid Wilmot and Shea Jackson, and is funded by the BFI, Film4, Creative Scotland and Screen Yorkshire.

Source: TheGuardian »

- Claire Joanne Huxham

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First Trailer for ’71 Starring Jack O’Connell

19 August 2014 7:19 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Jack O’Connell looks set to be 2014′s breakout star, with a leading role in Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken (a movie which is released just in time for awards season) and a recent appearance in prison drama Starred Up.

After glowing reviews for the actor following the movie’s premiere at this year’s Berlin Film Festival – you can find the HeyUGuys verdict by clicking here – ’71 looks set to go a long way in putting O’Connell on the path to becoming a household name, and today, we have the first very impressive trailer for you.

Jack O’Connell plays Gary Hook, a young British soldier accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast. Unable to tell friend from foe, and increasingly wary of his own comrades, the raw recruit must survive the night alone and find his way to safety through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape. »

- Josh Wilding

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Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' Premieres Tonight! Will You Be Watching?

7 August 2014 5:31 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

Tonight's the night folks! Adult Swim will premiere the network's new half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus," from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks"), tonight, Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (Et/Pt).  The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. Newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson stars as "Black Jesus."  Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew Bachelor, Angela Gibbs, and Valenzia Algarin round out the »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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TV Review: ‘Black Jesus’

6 August 2014 9:01 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Crossing the third rails of race and religion, “Black Jesus” is guaranteed to offend some people. In fact, one might accuse Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim of a certain naivete in greenlighting a project where the rewards, even in success, are likely to be overshadowed by the negative blowback, with various faith groups having already weighed in. That said, this live-action series from “The Boondocks'” Aaron McGruder and director Mike Clattenburg is also disarmingly and pretty consistently funny, buoyed by Gerald “Slink” Johnson’s portrayal of You Know Who. Strictly in comedy terms, the road to Hell has been paved with a lot worse shows than this.

At 6’5″, Johnson cuts an imposing figure as the wigged Jesus, who hangs out with a group of pals in Compton (his robe has a way of frequently getting caught in car doors), smokes most of their weed and cheerfully reminds them — when »

- Brian Lowry

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’71 sets UK release date

24 July 2014 6:33 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Yann Demange’s Belfast thriller, starring Jack O’Connell, lands October release.

StudioCanal is to release action thriller ’71 across the UK on October 10.

The film, from first-time feature director Yann Demange, received its world premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in February and has gone on to play at Beaune, Karlovy Vary and Jerusalem as well as the recent Bogota Audiovisual Market.

The October release will likely follow further festival outings.

’71 stars Jack O’Connell as a young British soldier, accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast during the Troubles. The young recruit has to on the run and into hiding behind enemy lines to survive the night.

Co-stars include Sean Harris, Killian Scott, Martin McCann and Charlie Murphy. The screenplay was written by Gregory Burke. »

- michael.rosser@screendaily.com (Michael Rosser)

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The 1st Trailer for Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' Will Likely Ruffle a Few Feathers

18 July 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

And if it didn't, it certainly wouldn't be an Aaron McGruder series, would it? Adult Swim has announced their new half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus" from writer/producer, Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks"), will premiere on Thursday, August 7th at 11pm (Et/Pt).  The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series stars newcomer Gerald "Slink" Johnson as "Black Jesus."  Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb, John Witherspoon, Kali Hawk, Andra Fuller, Antwon Tanner, Andrew »

- Tambay A. Obenson

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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Under the Skin,' 'Rio 2'

15 July 2014 9:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Under the Skin"

What's It About? That's a very good question. Scarlett Johansson plays a mysterious woman who drives around the Scottish countryside looking for male hitchhikers. To reveal more would be a disservice to the movie... and difficult, since this atmospheric science-fiction film is open to interpretation.

Why We're In: Director Jonathan Glazer's very, very loose adaptation of the Michel Faber novel is disturbing and sexy. Plus, they used hidden cameras to film Johansson luring clueless hitchhikers into her big white van.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Scanners" (Criterion)

What's It About? "Scanners" are humans with special telepathic gifts, and the giant corporation ConSec wants to use them for their own nefarious purposes. It becomes a gruesome war of the scanners when one gang decides to go rogue.

Why We're In: David Cronenberg's most famous head-popping horror movie finally gets the Criterion treatment. »

- Jenni Miller

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Adult Swim Gives a Series Order to 'Black Jesus,' a Live-Action Comedy From 'Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder

11 March 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Adult Swim just announced that it's given the greenlight to a new scripted, half-hour live-action comedy to arrive later this year. Not to be confused with "Black Nativity," "Black Jesus" is about exactly what the title suggests -- Jesus, played by Gerald "Slink" Johnson, is out to spread love and kindness in present-day Compton, CA, supported by a small band of loyal locals. Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," "Red Tails") created the series and will serve as executive producer alongside director Mike Clattenburg ("Trailer Park Boys"). The series also stars Charlie Murphy ("Are We There Yet"), Corey Holcomb ("The Cleveland Show") and John Witherspoon ("The Boondocks"). Adult Swim specializes in animated and live-action series for young adults. Production has already begun on the series in Los Angeles. "The Boondocks," the animated series based on McGruder's comic strip of the same name, will return for a fourth season on Adult Swim on »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Adult Swim Gives a Series Order to 'Black Jesus,' a Live-Action Comedy From 'Boondocks' Creator Aaron McGruder

11 March 2014 8:51 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Adult Swim just announced that it's given the greenlight to a new scripted, half-hour live-action comedy to arrive later this year. Not to be confused with "Black Nativity," "Black Jesus" is about exactly what the title suggests -- Jesus, played by Gerald "Slink" Johnson, is out to spread love and kindness in present-day Compton, CA, supported by a small band of loyal locals. Aaron McGruder ("The Boondocks," "Red Tails") created the series and will serve as executive producer alongside director Mike Clattenburg ("Trailer Park Boys"). The series also stars Charlie Murphy ("Are We There Yet"), Corey Holcomb ("The Cleveland Show") and John Witherspoon ("The Boondocks"). Adult Swim specializes in animated and live-action series for young adults. Production has already begun on the series in Los Angeles. "The Boondocks," the animated series based on McGruder's comic strip of the same name, will return for a fourth season on Adult Swim on »

- Taylor Lindsay

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Black Jesus heading to Adult Swim

11 March 2014 8:02 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Adult Swim has placed a series order for a sure-to-be-controversial new half-hour scripted comedy from Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks) entitled Black Jesus, which according to Deadline will see "Jesus living in present-day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers."

Leading the cast of the series is Gerald "Slink" Johnson (Grand Theft Auto V) as Black Jesus, while he'll be joined by Charlie Murphy (Are We There Yet), Corey Holcomb (The Cleveland Show), and John Witherspoon (The Boondocks). McGruder is set to executive produce alongside Mike Clattenberg (Trailer Park Boys) and filming is underway ahead of a premiere later in the year.

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- Gary Collinson

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Adult Swim Plans "Black Jesus" Series

10 March 2014 9:22 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Adult Swim has given a series order for the half-hour live-action scripted comedy "Black Jesus".

Gerald 'Slink' Johnson stars as Jesus who is living in present-day Compton, CA. He sets out on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

"The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder is producing the series which co-stars Charlie Murphy, Corey Holcomb and John Witherspoon.

Filming has begun in Los Angeles ahead of a late 2014 premiere.

Source: Deadline »

- Garth Franklin

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Adult Swim Orders ‘Black Jesus’ Series from ‘Boondocks’ Creator

10 March 2014 3:59 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Jesus is alive and living in present-day Compton, Calif. — at least according to the premise of the new live-action Adult Swim show “Black Jesus.”

Created by Aaron McGruder (“The Boondocks,” “Red Tails”), the comedy stars newcomer Gerald “Slink” Johnson as the man on a mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small, but loyal group of downtrodden followers. The series also stars Charlie Murphy (“Are We There Yet?”), Corey Holcomb (“The Cleveland Show”), John Witherspoon (“The Boondocks”), Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat”), and Andra Fuller (“L.A. Complex”).

The Turner-owned network will premiere the series later this year.

McGruder will serve as executive producer through his 5 Mutts Productions, along with writer-director Mike Clattenberg (“Trailer Park Boys”) and Leg’s Norman Aladjem and John Bravakis.

The Hollywood Reporter first reported this deal.

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- Whitney Friedlander

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