15 items from 2016
Directed by Daniel Ragussis.
Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.
There’s long been a struggle when portraying white supremacists and the skinhead movement on the big screen; to exactly what level do you humanise them, do you glamourise their ideals, blame nature over nurture? Imperium sporadically plays with these questions, yet seems far more interested in the structure of a movement, the hierarchy, before intermittently hitting the audience with fast-cut montages of rallies etc. as if concerned the audience may be siding with those with whom they should not side. »
- Amie Cranswick
Directed by Daniel Ragussis.
Idealistic FBI agent Nate Foster goes undercover to take down a radical white supremacy terrorist group. The up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy.
When any debutant filmmaker tackles progressive and compelling subject matter in their introductory picture, there is reason to celebrate. Whether good, bad or indifferent, they have made a statement in the art form by showing their seriousness.
Daniel Ragussis’ first feature-length Imperium is such a work. Whilst extremely heavy-handed and consistently on-the-nose, he is at least attempting to project a narrative with weight and thematic importance, even if he cannot achieve it.
The film follows Daniel Radcliffe’s good-natured and largely »
Every week, a bevy of new releases (independent or otherwise), open in theaters. That’s why we created the Weekly Film Guide, filled with basic plot, personnel and cinema information for all of this week’s fresh offerings.
For August, we’ve also put together a list for the entire month. We’ve included this week’s list below, complete with information on screening locations for films in limited release.
See More: Here Are All the Upcoming Movies in Theaters for August 2016
Here are the films opening theatrically in the U.S. the week of Friday, August 19. All synopses provided by distributor unless listed otherwise.
Director: Timur Bekmambetov
- Steve Greene
People forget that before 9/11 our idea of a terrorist was a lone wolf type: domestic white Neo Nazis with agendas that warped their intellect into working towards creating chaos to spark a cleansing. It’s therefore interesting to look at the constituency of Donald Trump, a candidate running on a ticket that not only incites race wars but also ensures white Catholics’ safety becomes synonymous with the “nation’s safety.” I guess the idea posed in The Turner Diaries may have been proven correct as each subsequent attack by locals, foreign agents, or both has brought us to this juncture in time. Fear and paranoia has set in, our sights focused on the “other” rather than ourselves. It’s a landscape ripe for a battle to destroy us all.
- Jared Mobarak
Imperium Lionsgate Premiere/Grindstone Entertainment Group Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C Director: Daniel Ragussis Written by: Daniel Ragussis from a story by story by Michael German Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, Seth Numrich, Pawel Szajda Screened at: Park Avenue, NYC, 7/13/16 Opens: August 19, 2016 The word “Imperium” means “the authority to command,” often used when discussing Ancient Rome or current videogames. In Daniel Ragussis, the name shows up in one of the books favored by skinheads and other white supremacists, along with “Mein Kampf,” currently a best-seller in parts of the Middle East. The movie, which opens August 19, thirty-six days after the superior “The Infiltrator” [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
The revolution is coming to a close. Today, AMC announced they've renewed Turn: Washington's Spies for a fourth and final season.The Revolutionary War drama centers on the Culper Ring, a group of spies vying for American independence. The cast includes Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Samuel Roukin, and Jj Feild.Read More… »
Joseph Baxter Jul 27, 2016
AMC’s historical drama Turn: Washington’s Spies received a renewal for a fourth season that wraps up the entire series...
Fans of the AMC show Turn: Washington’s Spies just received what would have to be double-edged bayonet on their musket. The basic cable giant’s dramatic serial depiction of the American Revolution’s famed Culper Spy Ring just received a renewal for Season 4. However, said renewal also comes with a crucial caveat in the bittersweet news that the upcoming new season will be its very last.
AMC officially announced that the final turn for Turn will ultimately occur at the conclusion of the freshly ordered Season 4, set for a 10-episode run that will air in 2017. While the series hasn’t quite been the ubiquitous ratings juggernaut as network peers such as The Walking Dead, it has developed a strong fan following, with the »
Season three of “Turn” ended June 26. The series averaged 1.2 million viewers per episode and nearly 600,000 adults 25-54 for season three.
“‘Turn: Washington’s Spies’ has always had a lofty goal – to tell the real story of the American Revolution from the ground up. To capture the truth about the choice regular people had to make to support what has become the United States of America. It frequently involved turning against friends and family, and it always involved risking everything,” said Joel Stillerman, president of original programming and development for AMC and SundanceTV. “Craig Silverstein, Barry Josephson, and their incredible team introduced us to the Culper Ring who have reminded us that without human intelligence, the war may have had a very different outcome. We »
- Daniel Holloway
The trailer for the upcoming Imperium has landed online ahead of its U.S. release next month. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe as a FBI agent who goes undercover to infiltrate a radical terrorist group.
Nate Foster (Daniel Radcliffe), a young, idealistic FBI agent, goes undercover to take down a radical right-wing terrorist group. The bright up-and-coming analyst must confront the challenge of sticking to a new identity while maintaining his real principles as he navigates the dangerous underworld of white supremacy. Inspired by real events, Imperium stars Daniel Radcliffe, Toni Collette, Tracy Letts, with Nestor Carbonell, Burn Gorman and Sam Trammell and will be released by Lionsgate Premiere in theaters and on demand August 19.
Imperium is in UK cinemas from September 23rd. »
- Paul Heath
If nothing else, Daniel Radcliffe is taking his career in interesting directions. He’s been in a lot of weird, smaller roles, and whether you love his films, or not, it’s at least rather heartening to see an actor who you have to imagine has a lot of options, try some things that are testing his limits.
His latest, Imperium, is a “true event” film about an FBI agent who goes undercover within a white supremacist organization.
The new trailer paints a pretty dark picture, but one of the most telling moments is when Radcliffe’s character, Nate Foster, tells his superior that he can’t do it. It brings the ideas of the film together quickly, and gives you an idea as to why Radcliffe is perhaps so perfect for the role.
Take a look, and let us know what you think.
Imperium In Theaters & On Demand Friday, »
- Marc Eastman
A historical drama, Turn: Washington's Spies didn't do very well in the ratings in its first season and the numbers got even worse last year. AMC has continued to renew it anyway. Will the ratings rise or fall even lower this time around? Cancelled or renewed for season four? Stay tuned.
Taking place during the American Revolutionary War, Turn: Washington Spies follows a group of friends who become spies and help turn the tide of the war. The cast includes Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Heather Lind, Daniel Henshall, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Samuel Roukin, Jj Feild, Meegan Warner, Angus MacFadyen, Ian Kahn, Ksenia Solo, Owain Yeoman, Nick Westrate, Idara Victor, John Carroll Lynch, and Stephen Root.
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Yeoman plays Benedict Arnold in the American Revolution drama. Jamie Bell, Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, and Jj Feild also star.
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Would you vote for George Washington in this year's election? AMC announced they are using the current 2016 presidential election to help promote season three of Turn: Washington's Spies.
The historical series stars Jamie Bell as Abraham Woodhull, a founding member of the Culper Ring, a real-life group of Revolutionary War spies. Seth Numrich, Daniel Henshall, Heather Lind, Meegan Warner, Kevin McNally, Burn Gorman, Angus MacFadyen, and Jj Feild also star.
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Take a look @ AMC's 'Revolutionary War' drama series "Turn: Washington's Spies - The Complete Second Season", based on the book "Washington's Spies" by author Alexander Rose, available on Blu-ray and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment, March 22, 2016 in a 3-disc set, containing all 10 episodes from the second season revealing the true story of the patriotic 'turncoats' of the Us American Revolution, who gave birth to modern spycraft:
"...'Abraham Woodhull' (Jamie Bell), a farmer living in British-occupied Long Island during the Revolutionary War, bands together with his childhood friends to form the 'Culper Ring', America's first spy ring. 'Turn: Washington's Spies - The Complete Second Season' moves deeper into the battles waged by soldiers and civilians alike in the pursuit of freedom and the sacrifices they're willing to make to secure it.
"As Abe becomes more committed to the Culper Ring activities, 'George Washington' (Ian Kahn) battles both personal »
- Michael Stevens
AMC announced today from the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour the network's 2016 spring premiere dates for new and returning original series. For the first time ever, AMC will launch a fourth night of original programming on Tuesdays beginning this April with the debut of the highly anticipated miniseries event The Night Manager. Last year, AMC became home to the top four cable series launches of all time among adults 18-49 in live+3 ratings, with Fear the Walking Dead at #1, Better Call Saul at #2, Into the Badlands at #3 and The Walking Dead at #4. AMC also released today three first-look photos, one each from the sets of Fear the Walking Dead, The Night Manager and Turn: Washington's Spies.
Fear the Walking Dead will air its second season of 15 episodes in two parts, beginning with the first of seven episodes on Sunday, April 10th at 9:00 p.m. Et/Pt. The remaining »
15 items from 2016
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