Quicklinks
Top Links
biography by votes awardsNewsDeskmessage board
Filmographies
overviewby type by year by ratings by votes awards by genre by keyword
Biographical
biography other works publicity photo galleryNewsDeskmessage board
External Links
official sites miscellaneous photographs sound clips video clips

Connect with IMDb



2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

3 items from 2014


The top 25 underappreciated films of 2008

12 February 2014 4:14 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 13 Feb 2014 - 06:39

Our voyage through history's underappreciated films arrives at the year 2008 - another great year for lesser-seen gems...

For some, 2008 will be memorable as the year of The Dark Knight, with its astonishingly unhinged turn from the late Heath Ledger. Alternatively, it could be remembered as the year a legion Indiana Jones fans left cinemas glum-faced, having sat through Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull.

Elsewhere, Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnan sang and danced on a Greek island in Mamma Mia!, while Will Smith played an alcoholic superhero in Hancock. But as usual, 2008 offered plenty of watchable movies outside the top 10, which is where we swoop in - like Hancock after a bottle of gin.

So as usual, here's our selection of 25 underappreciated films from the year 2008 - starting with a British horror film starring Michael Fassbender...

25. Eden Lake

James Watkins had written »

- ryanlambie

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: Van Damme Goes Violently Vegan In Enemies Closer

25 January 2014 9:00 PM, PST | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Jean Claude Van Damme is gleefully deranged in Peter Hyams' no-frills Friday night beat-em up, in which a park ranger and vengeful ex-con form an uneasy alliance against a gang of marauding mercenaries on the Canadian border.The last decade has been a barren period for director Peter Hyams, who was responsible for the likes of Outland, 2010 and Schwarzenengger's End Of Days, as well as the superior Van Damme vehicles Time Cop and Sudden Death. Recent years have seen Hyams' son John take up the baton and score impressive hits in the Dtv action market, most notably helming Van Damme in the two most recent Universal Soldier sequels. Here John serves as editor for his father, while Van Damme delivers his best performance since Mabrouk El Mechri's...

[Read the whole post on twitchfilm.com...]

»

Permalink | Report a problem


Music Box Films Checks Into Canal Plus’ ‘Maison Close’

24 January 2014 8:54 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Paris– Chicago-based Music Box Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Mabrouk El Mechri’s “Maison Close,” a provocative period drama series co-produced by Gaul’s Canal Plus.

The North American distributor has picked the first two seasons of the erotic drama series. Set in the 19th century in Paris, “Maison Close” toplines Jemima West, star of “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones,” as an innocent young woman who gets trapped into an exclusive bordello and meets other women who struggle to regain their independence.

Series was produced by Jacques Ouaniche at Noe Productions International and was a ratings hit on Canal Plus, which commissioned and co-produced it.

The series is not a traditional period drama as El Mechri attempted to give it a modern edge with an eclectic and contempo musical score and a stylized mise-en-scene.

“The perfect mix of style and substance, ‘Maison Close’ offers up »

- Elsa Keslassy

Permalink | Report a problem


2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

3 items from 2014


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners