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Pernilla August Explores Forbidden Love in Drama ‘Serious Game’

26 August 2016 3:57 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Why film a love story from 1912? That’s one of the questions asked by Swedish actress-writer-director Pernilla August when talking about her latest feature, “A Serious Game,” adapted from Hjalmar Söderberg’s novel. Film screened at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival, which ran Aug. 20-26 in Haugesund, Norway.

August has a good answer for that: “Söderberg’s novel is a real classic, and everybody who has been in love will emotionally recognize the characters. It is also existential, about how we make our choices in life; I have been around for a long time, so I can identify both with Lydia, Arvid and Dagmar,” said August at the Norwegian Intl. Film Festival in Haugesund.

Set in Stockholm at the beginning of the 20th century, the film follows the love-at-first sight love story of Lydia, the daughter of a landscape painter, and Arvid, a young journalist. But the time is wrong: »

- Jorn Rossing Jensen

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Emma Watson: A Retrospective

19 August 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Colony, a film starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl, is a nerve-jangling thriller that follows one woman’s efforts to rescue her lover from a brutal cult.  Based upon true events this film is set to be released on Digital HD from the 19th August and also on Blu-ray & DVD come the 22nd August 2016 from Signature Entertainment.

Not only are Flickering Myth running a competition where you can win one of three copies of Florian Gallenberger’s The Colony on DVD, thanks to Signature Entertainment, but below is an Emma Watson Retrospective which takes a detailed look at some of her best roles to date.

Emma Watson Retrospective

Actress, feminist, Un Women Goodwill Ambassador and all-around fantastic human being, Emma Watson has certainly raised eyebrows with her challenging role in Florian Gallenberger’s gripping and unnerving film The Colony (Colonia); formed from the aftermath of horrifying true events.. Whilst »

- Villordsutch

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“I Have Never, Ever Been Asked About It”: Dario Argento Weighs In On The ‘Suspiria’ Remake

18 August 2016 9:16 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The proposed remake of Dario Argento‘s giallo classic “Suspiria” has been knocking around Hollywood for years, yet it hasn’t had problems attracting talent. David Gordon Green was attached for a good while, had financing put together and had assembled a promising cast including Isabelle Huppert, Isabelle Fuhrman, Janet McTeer, Michael Nyqvist and Antje Traue before legal woes tripped […]

The post “I Have Never, Ever Been Asked About It”: Dario Argento Weighs In On The ‘Suspiria’ Remake appeared first on The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Giveaway – Win The Colony starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl

13 August 2016 8:10 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In Florian Gallenberger’s The Colony, we watch one woman’s efforts to rescue her lover from a brutal cult, set to take her on a journey into the heart of darkness.  This nerve-jangling thriller starring Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl is available to buy on Digital HD from the 19th August and on both Blu-ray & DVD come the 22nd August 2016, and thanks to Signature Entertainment we have three copies to give away on DVD.

See Also: Read our interview with The Colony Director Florian Gallenberger here

Set amidst the Chilean coup of 1973, The Colony begins by depicting the masses who are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them are Daniel (Daniel Brühl – Rush, Captain America: Civil War) and Lena (Emma Watson – Harry Potter, The Bling Ring), a young couple who, like many others, get arrested by Pinochet’s secret police for producing propaganda against the regime. »

- Villordsutch

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Watch the trailer for tech thriller I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan

7 August 2016 6:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week we brought you a poster for I.T. [check it out here], and now the first trailer has arrived online for the upcoming tech thriller which sees Pierce Brosnan leading a cast that includes Anna Friel, James Frecheville, Stefanie Scott and Michael Nyqvist; watch it below after the official synopsis…

Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Regan, a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife (Anna Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. His company, Regan Aviation, is on the verge of changing the private jet business forever when his relationship with Ed Porter (James Frecheville), his I.T. consultant, goes awry.

Mike soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when Ed starts using his I.T. skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets »

- Amie Cranswick

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First Full Trailer for Technology Thriller 'I.T.' Starring Pierce Brosnan

5 August 2016 9:12 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Change everything – passwords, codes – secure this place!" Another one of these. Rlj Entertainment has released the first official trailer for a film called I.T. (already a boring title), a technology thriller about a successful business owner whose life is sabotaged by a mentally deranged It guy. Pierce Brosnan stars, along with James Frecheville, Anna Friel, Stefanie Scott, Michael Nyqvist, and Jason Barry. This is yet another fear-mongering "technology is scary!" movies, where it seems like the people behind it don't even actually understand how most of this technology works. Of course the It guy is creepy, and of course this is from the same guy who made A Good Day to Die Hard. I don't recommend it, only if you're curious. Here's the first official trailer (+ teaser poster) for John Moore's I.T., originally from Yahoo: Mike Regan has everything he could ever want, a beautiful family and a top of the line smart house. »

- Alex Billington

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First poster for tech thriller I.T. starring Pierce Brosnan

2 August 2016 11:42 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its release next month, Entertainment Weekly has revealed the first poster for director John Moore’s upcoming tech thriller I.T. which sees Pierce Brosnan leading a cast that includes Anna Friel, James Frecheville, Stefanie Scott and Michael Nyqvist

Pierce Brosnan stars as Mike Regan, a successful, self-made man who has it all: a gorgeous wife (Anna Friel), a beautiful teenage daughter (Stefanie Scott) and a sleek, state-of-the-art “smart home”. His company, Regan Aviation, is on the verge of changing the private jet business forever when his relationship with Ed Porter (James Frecheville), his I.T. consultant, goes awry.

Mike soon finds himself in a deadly, high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse when Ed starts using his I.T. skills to stalk Mike’s daughter and endanger his family, his business, and his life. In a world where there is no privacy, and personal secrets can go viral by the click of a mouse, »

- Amie Cranswick

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Toby Stephens And Michael Nyqvist Plot Course For Gerard Butler’s Submarine Thriller Hunter Killer

22 July 2016 8:17 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Continuing its mission of assembling some of the toughest actors in Hollywood, Millennium Films has enlisted John Wick alum Michael Nyqvist and Toby Stephens – star of the hit Treasure Island prequel series Black Sails – for its upcoming submarine thriller, Hunter Killer.

Surfacing from choppy waters, Millennium picked up rights to the adaptation – one sourced from George Wallace and Don Keith’s acclaimed novel Firing Point – from Relativity Media in light of the company’s financial woes. Now, it appears to be firmly back on track, with Nyqvist and Stephens bound for the deep blue alongside Gerard Butler, Gary Oldman, Common and Billy Bob Thornton.

Helmed by Donovan Marsh, THR reveals that Nyqvist is set to take point as Captain Sergi Andropoyov, while Lt. Beaman is the name of Stephens’ no-nonsense black ops team leader.

Plunging beneath the icy ways surrounding the polar ice cap, Hunter Killer revolves around a submarine »

- Michael Briers

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Peter Farrelly Comedy Gets Straight-To-Series Order at AT&T’s Audience Network

20 July 2016 7:30 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Director Peter Farrelly and writer Bobby Mort are producing a new comedy series for AT&T’s Audience network, Variety has learned.

The duo have teamed with indie studio Primary Wave Entertainment to produce “Loudermilk,” an original half-hour scripted comedy series created by Farrelly and Mort. Audience Network has given the show a straight-to-series order of 10 episodes.

“Loudermilk” tells a fictionalized story of a recovering alcoholic and substance abuse counselor with an extremely bad attitude about everything. He is unapologetically uncensored – and has managed to annoy everyone in his life. To Loudermilk, a stranger is just an enemy he hasn’t met yet. The only thing Loudermilk has under control is his drinking, and his life is one step forward and twelve steps backwards.

Primary Wave will serve as the studio to co-finance and co-produce the series. Farrelly, Mort and Primary Wave’s Mark Burg and David Guillod will executive produce, with »

- Laura Prudom

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Emma Watson’s new film The Colony grosses just £47 at the UK box office

6 July 2016 2:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last month, it was revealed that the Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins thriller Misconduct earned just £97 during its opening weekend at the UK box office, and now comes word that former Harry Potter star Emma Watson suffered an even worse return with her new film.

The Colony (a.k.a. Colonia) received a limited UK release this past Friday, and managed to pull in a pitiful £47 over the weekend – a far cry from the blockbuster openings that Watson became accustomed to during her time as Hermione Granger.

In fairness, it was only shown in three cinemas… and presumably sold around the same number of tickets.

Were you one of the handful of people to see The Colony in cinemas this past weekend? Was it a lonely experience? Let us know in the comments below…

See Also: Read our review of The Colony here

Colonia tells the story of Lena (Emma Watson »

- Gary Collinson

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The Colony review – implausible exposé of Pinochet-era horrors

30 June 2016 2:15 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl star in this ropey drama about a sinister Chilean religious community founded by a Nazi émigré

Despite exploitative dodginess, plot-holes the size of Saturn’s rings and an ending pinched from Ben Affleck’s Argo, this movie deserves some points for addressing a little-known dysfunctional horror in Chile’s Pinochet era. Some time after the war, Chile had become home to the Colonia Dignidad, a spartan religious community founded by a German émigré: former Wehrmacht officer and Hitler Youth veteran Paul Schäfer. It was actually a prison camp with barbed wire fences and watchtowers enclosing a Teutonic cult-kingdom involving child abuse, which furthermore put itself enthusiastically at the service of the Pinochet regime, spiriting away its prisoners and torture victims – itself becoming part of the torture.

Florian Gallenberger’s well-meaning movie imagines a liberal German couple Lena (Emma Watson) and Daniel (Daniel Brühl) who get »

- Peter Bradshaw

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Movie Review – The Colony (2015)

30 June 2016 1:25 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Colony, 2015.

Directed by Florian Gallenberger.

Starring Daniel Brühl, Emma Watson, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Michael Nyqvist, Jeanne Werner, Martin Wuttke and August Zirner.

Synopsis:

After the 1973 Chilean coup d’état against President Salvador Allende, a young German political activist is kidnapped, and deported to the sealed-off hamlet ‘Colonia Dignidad.’ His wife voluntarily enters the village to rescue her husband, and discover it’s a cult ruled by malevolent fanatics.

Any film proclaiming to be based on a true story had best to do a just service to those affected, or to produce a highly subjective piece for a more visceral experience. Besides a proclamation of this ilk the film will have aficionados questioning the films legitimacy – either on its facts or on its ability to translate factoids to the cinematic medium. In short, filmmakers are wise to do their research. In the case of The Colony, this reviewer is »

- Matthew Lee

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The Colony review: “Chilling, sinister, and enthralling.”

29 June 2016 10:44 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Colony review: After a frosty reception elsewhere in the world and a name change for the UK, is this thriller really so bad?

The Colony review by Luke Ryan Baldock.

The Colony review

The Colony seems to come to our shores incognito after a frosty reception elsewhere under its original title of Colonia. Searching for any information on The Colony lands you with plenty of trailers, posters, and reviews for the 2013 film of the same name starring Laurence Fishburne. Such negative reception is a shame, as the film is a taut and unnerving horror, which may be too tense and entertaining for its own good considering its ‘Based on a true story’ origins.

Set in Chile during the military coup of 1973, photographer Daniel (Daniel Bruhl) and his flight attendant girlfriend Lena (Emma Watson), are caught in the middle of the violent protests. Daniel is soon taken by the secret »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Edinburgh International Film Festival Review – The Colony (2016)

27 June 2016 2:50 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Colonia (a.k.a. The Colony), 2015.

Directed by Florian Gallenberger.

Starring Emma WatsonMichael Nyqvist, Daniel Bruhl, Richenda Carey, Vicky Krieps, Jeanne Werner and Julian Ovenden.

 

Synopsis:

A young woman’s desperate search for her abducted boyfriend that draws her into the infamous Colonia Dignidad, a sect nobody has ever escaped from.

Every true artist sets out to make an impact.  Some are content to touch at least one life through their self-expression, whereas others have loftier aspirations and hope to change the world, even if it’s just a little bit at a time.  With his new film The Colony, Oscar-winning director Florian Gallenberger has achieved the latter, and that is not hyperbole.

The Colony is set against the backdrop of the Colonia Dignidad in 1973, a Chilean military coup/cult sect led by German preacher Paul Schafer (Michael Nyqvist).  The story centres around Lena (Emma Watson), a stewardess who »

- Kieran Fisher

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‘Lean in Together’ Video: Emma Watson Praises Sofia Coppola, & Other Great Feminist Tributes

25 June 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Behind every successful woman is another successful woman,” says the video for the new campaign “Lean In” by LeanIn.Org and AOL’s Makers, to celebrate the power of women supporting each other and the amazing things that happen when they do.

In the minute-and-a-half video, celebrities like Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and more thank the women who have helped them along the way and encouraged them to go further.

Sofia Coppola, she supported by work and she made me believe that I could do more,” says Watson, who worked with the helmer on “The Bling Ring.”

Read More: Oprah Winfrey, Amy Poehler & More Join ‘United States of Women’ Summit At White House

Girls” creator, Dunham, praised her collaborator Jenni Konner, while “Scandal” star Washington, stated, “I’m not really sure what my life would look like without Shonda Rhimes.”

The video really hopes that together women can get to equality, »

- Liz Calvario

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Win tickets to a special screening of ‘The Colony’ starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl

20 June 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Win a pair of tickets to a preview screening of Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl in new thriller, The Colony, in London (L to R) Daniel (Daniel BRÜHL) with Lena (Emma Watson) and protestors in “Colonia”.

Featuring Q&A from director Florian Gallenberger

Date: Thursday 23rd June

Location: Vue Piccadilly, 19 Regent Street, London, SW1Y 4Lr

Start Time: 6:30pm |Q&A Time: 9pm |Finish: 9:30pm

We have three pairs of tickets to an exclusive preview screening of The Colony, which arrives in cinemas on July, 1st.

The Colony sees one woman’s efforts to rescue her lover from a brutal cult, set to take her on a journey into the heart of darkness in Florian Gallenberger’s nerve-jangling thriller.

Set amidst the Chilean coup of 1973, The Colony begins by depicting the masses who are out on the street, protesting against General Pinochet. Amongst them are Daniel (Daniel BrühlRush, »

- The Hollywood News

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Film Review: The Girl King

18 June 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | CineVue | See recent CineVue news »

★★☆☆☆ This latest film from Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki makes an adolescent drama out of the true story of 17th century Queen Kristina (Malin Buska), who became Sweden's first native female sovereign aged just six. Amidst an ongoing European conflict between Catholics and Protestants, she grows up in a conservative Lutheran court and the tutelage of Chancellor Axel (Michael Nyqvist), but emerges a rebellious figure. She clashes with her abusive mother and her sceptical advisors at court on finding peace in Europe, at the same time shunning suitors and instead exploring her attraction to the Countess Ebba Sparre (Sarah Gadon).

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- CineVue UK

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Lars Von Trier to split 'Jack' shoot

14 May 2016 9:04 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

The $9.8m project will shoot in Sweden this year, before a Copenhagen shoot in 2017.

Lars von Trier will make his new feature The House That Jack Built in two separate shoots, Zentropa producer Louise Vesth confirmed in Cannes yesterday.

“It will take a long time because Lars will work in two different shooting periods, he wants to be able to change the script in between. He wants to follow the thing he started in Nymphomaniac with digressions,” Vesth said.

She continued, “It’s a film about Jack, a serial killer. We follow him over 10 years and we experience the way he gets into the killings, we follow his murders where he’s taking more and more chances because he wants to make the perfect piece of art…The ending will be fatal.”

The film is casting now and she said it “will be an American and European cast.” The $9.8m (€8.7m) project will shoot starting in the »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Peccadillo Pictures to tour the UK with a line-up of Lgbt films this summer

28 April 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Peccadillo Pictures, the leading film distributor for Lgbt films in the UK, is taking a selection of the best contemporary Lgbt films from around the world on a nationwide roadshow festival called POUTfest. From June to September, a provocative and entertaining selection of international feature films and brand new British gay short films will be touring cinemas up and down the country prior to some receiving theatrical releases.

Supported by the BFI with National Lottery funding, the POUTfest tour aims to grow a national audience for new Lgbt cinema, with emphasis on providing access to regional audiences who in many cases have not previously been able to enjoy Lgbt cinema locally. Talent from the films are expected to attend screenings, and there will also be Skype Q&As, pre-recorded interviews, additional content and local personalities who will host panels and discussions related to the films.

Tom Abell, MD of Peccadillo, »

- Kat Kourbeti

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Colonia Review

15 April 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Colonia is a romance/thriller starring Emma Watson and Daniel Bruhl as a young couple caught up in the 1973 Chilean military coup, when General Augusto Pinochet overthrew the democratically-elected but left-leaning Allende government. The event launched a period of harsh repression during which thousands of people were “disappeared,” and torture and murder of suspected dissidents was common, a time that still haunts Chileans today. One of the dictator’s favor places for those interrogations was a remote compound occupied a shadowy religious cult with reported neo-Nazi leanings, known as Colonia Dignidad (Dignity Colony), whose leader Paul Schafer was an influential supporter of Pinochet.

This is real history and it sounds like a great premise for a gripping historical/political drama but Colonia fails to capitalize on that potential. Instead, we get a fitful thriller that focuses more on a romance between the lead characters and less on the history. With »

- Cate Marquis

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