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4 items from 2016


Once Were Warriors

9 September 2016 12:45 PM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

Dramas don't come more powerful than this one -- a Maori family might escape their slum existence if it weren't for the father, an emotionally volatile monster whose brutality knows no limits. The show took in awards everywhere -- it's a stunningly affecting tragedy not completely without hope. Once Were Warriors Blu-ray Film Movement Classics 1994 / Color / 1:78 widescreen / 102 min. / Street Date September 6, 2016 / 39.95 Starring Rena Owen, Temuera Morrison, Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell, Julian Arahanga, Taungaroa Emile, Rachael Morris Jr., Joseph Kairau, Cliff Curtis, Pete Smith. Cinematography Stuart Dryburgh Film Editor Michael Horton Original Music Murray Grindlay, Murray McNabb Written by Riwa Brown from the novel by Alan Duff Produced by Robin Scholes Directed by Lee Tamahori

Reviewed by Glenn Erickson

In 1996 or so, working at MGM, I learned about a movie coming out with a definite neo-noir theme -- Mulholland Falls. Then I was told that its director was a New Zealander whose »

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The Deep: Freeform Series Pilot Casts Game of Thrones and Last Witch Hunter Talent

25 August 2016 4:27 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Game of Thrones' Eline Powell and The Last Witch Hunter's Rena Owen have joined The Deep TV series pilot -- scary predatory mermaid drama at Freeform. Per Deadline, Powell has been cast as Po. She's described as, "a strange young woman who appears traumatized and lost." As she gets sicker and it is revealed she is a mermaid. Owen is set as quirky curio shopkeeper, Helen, who is somehow connected to Po. Helen is reportedly "...an enigmatic person who views the town’s mermaid obsession with disdain."The show is set in the fictional town of Bristol Cove. Legend has it that it was once home to mermaids. The place is teeming with lore. The Deep is based on a story by EPs Eric Wald »

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‘The Deep’ Pilot Casts Eline Powell & Rena Owen; ‘Claws’ Adds Jason Antoon

24 August 2016 4:18 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Eline Powell (Game of Thrones) and Rena Owen (The Last Witch Hunter) are set as series regulars on Freeform drama pilot The Deep. Based on a story by Eric Wald and Dean White, The Deep is set in Bristol Cove, a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean… »

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‘The Last Witch Hunter’ VOD Review

21 February 2016 9:24 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Rena Owen, Julie Engelbrecht, Michael Caine, Joseph Gilgun, Isaach De Bankolé, Michael Halsey, Sloane Coombs | Written by Cory Goodman, Matt Sazama | Directed by Breck Eisner

It would seem, given the critical reaction to this film, that the general consensus is that outside the Fast & Furious franchise Vin Diesel can’t headline a movie. Critical reaction is wrong. The Last Witch Hunter is a fantastic example of Vin Diesel’s pre-Fast franchise career – making interesting choices in characters and story. Personally I’ve waited a long time for a Vin Diesel movie as enjoyable as this, which is easily up there with Diesel’s sci-fi horror Pitch Black (I dare say its actually better than that films immediate follow-up too).

The Last Witch Hunter tells the story of the mighty warrior Kaulder (Diesel) who, hundreds of years ago, vanquished the all-powerful »

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