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Showtime has announced an Oct. 19 premiere date for “The Affair” and released a three-minute first look at the upcoming marital drama. The series, starring Dominic West, Ruth Wilson, Maura Tierney and Joshua Jackson, examines the emotional fallout of infidelity. Also read: Showtime's ‘The Affair’ Creator Talks Infidelity, Perspective and Perspectives on Infidelity Wilson plays Alison, a young woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner who is trying to piece her life back together after a tragedy. Her husband Cole (Jackson), is struggling to save his marriage and hold onto a ranch that has been in his family for generations. »
- Tim Molloy
With Penny Dreadful having premiered to rave reviews, and Masters of Sex having debuted its second season to critical acclaim consistent with the period drama’s first, Showtime is having a pretty great 2014. And the premium cable network’s offerings continue to hold nothing but promise for the remainder of the year, with the just-released first trailer for its upcoming drama The Affair serving as a tantalizing introduction to what’s sure to be a red-hot series.
Starring The Hour‘s Dominic West and Luther‘s Ruth Wilson (and just like that, I’m already sold), The Affair centers on the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between two broken individuals, using the biases present in the male and female perspectives on the show to tell a multilayered story. Wilson plays Alison, a waitress in the Hamptons dealing with the aftermath of a personal tragedy and attempting to »
- Isaac Feldberg
Showtime’s upcoming drama The Affair is about, well, an affair, but not just any affair: In the show’s latest trailer, Ruth Wilson’s Alison and Dominic West’s Noah speak to a detective about a supposed accident, hinting there’s a lot more to the story.
The series starts off with the happily married Noah meeting Alison, also married (to Joshua Jackson’s Cole) but seemingly not as happily, at a restaurant where he’s dining with his family—wife (Maura Tierney) and four children included. Things escalate quickly when Noah sneaks out of his in-laws’ beachfront home »
- Ariana Bacle
Memory is a cruel mistress in Showtime’s The Affair.
The provocative new drama explores the the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair between Hamptons waitress Alison (Luther‘s Ruth Wilson) and author Noah (The Wire‘s Dominic West) — but there’s a twist, as glimpsed in the show’s first trailer: The story is told from both Alison and Noah’s unique points of view.
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Showtime unspools its second new drama of the year with The Affair, a complex look at the emotional and psychological effects of an extramarital affair. But to hear producers tell it, there's much more to the story than the title suggests. The drama will be told separately from the male and female perspectives using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue. Ruth Wilson (Luther) plays Alison, a woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. Her husband, Cole (Fringe's Joshua Jackson), struggles to keep it
- Lesley Goldberg
John Doman (The Wire, Damages) has joined Showtime’s drama pilot The Affair in a recurring role. From playwright and writer/producer Sarah Treem and co-creator Hagai Levi, The Affair is an intense and intimate exploration of two marriages and an affair that disrupts them — with all of the complex consequences that result. It centers on Noah (Dominic West), a good husband and devoted father of four whose settled, comfortable world is about to implode when he meets Allison (Ruth Wilson) who he thinks is his soul mate. Paradigm-repped Doman will play Helen’s (Maura Tierney) father, Bruce. Kerri Medders is set for a recurring role opposite Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling in ABC Family’s comedy series Mystery Girls. The project follows a former starlet (Spelling) who is roped into solving crimes with her former mystery TV show costar (Garth) when a witness to a crime will only speak to the infamous ‘Mystery Girls, »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
The crime thriller casts the Taken star as a private investigator hired by a drug dealer to find out who kidnapped and killed his wife.
A Walk Among the Tombstones will open in cinemas on September 19. »
Universal Pictures has debuted the first trailer for the crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones, director Scott Frank’s (The Lookout) adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel of the same name, which sees Liam Neeson (Taken) leading a cast that also includes Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), Boyd Holbrook (Behind the Candelabra), Ruth Wilson (Luther) and Sebastian Roché (Supernatural). Take a look at the trailer after the official synopsis…
“Based on Lawrence Block’s bestselling series of mystery novels, A Walk among the Tombstones stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd cop who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. When Scudder reluctantly agrees to help a heroin trafficker (Dan Stevens) hunt down the men who kidnapped and then brutally murdered his wife, the Pi learns that this is not the first time these men have committed this sort of twisted crime…nor will it be the last. »
- Gary Collinson
An ex-cop turned private investigator takes on a case he'll never forget in the first trailer for A Walk Among the Tombstones. Based on Lawrence Block's bestselling series of mystery novels, the film stars Liam Neeson as Matt Scudder, an ex-nypd police officer who now works as an unlicensed private investigator operating just outside the law. After agreeing to track down the men who killed the wife of a drug trafficker (Dan Stevens), Scudder races through the New York City streets to track down these violent criminals before they strike again. In addition, we also have the new poster and photos for writer-director Scott Frank's thriller, arriving in theaters September 19.
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Some films aren’t meant to be liked by everybody. They exist for their own sake, to see if they can be done and done well. Locke is one of those films. These are movies that are darlings of the critics that most folks just won’t clamor to see or care much about. Again, Locke falls into this category, but it isn’t cute about it.
Locke was written and directed by Steven Knight. He also wrote Eastern Promises (2007) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). Both are serious dramatic films that were excellent but hardly upbeat, which appears to be Knight’s wheelhouse. This film tells the story of Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) on his worst day. The film opens with Ivan leaving the construction site that he runs and getting into his car. The entire film is shot with only one actor on screen – Hardy, the rest of the cast are strictly voice performances. »
- Steven Gahm
Cannes - Another year and another Cannes means The Weinstein Company is once more staging a show and tell for their upcoming slate. After ending 2013 on a somewhat disappointing note at the box office, TWC is hoping a number of new titles can change their fortunes over the rest of this calendar year. The company's annual presentation consisted of familiar trailers for titles releasing in the next few months and selected clips from projects that we haven't seen any footage from up until now. Oh, and Harvey, of course. One of the legendary movie mogul's primary goals wasn't to discuss his new films, but to make sure everyone got the story straight and why he wasn't at the "Grace of Monaco" premiere. Weinstein had a somewhat public debate with director Olivier Dahan over the cut of the picture, with Dahan eventually winning, but Harvey satisfied the financial concerns by convincing »
- Gregory Ellwood
In the film Locke, highly-respected Birmingham construction foreman Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) is on the eve of what shall be the biggest – and, in turn, the most challenging – job of his career. However, upon finishing work the night before Ivan chooses to make the drive to London, in order to be alongside Bethan (Olivia Colman), a woman with whom Ivan had a one-night stand – and who is now preparing to give birth to his child earlier than expected. Over the course of the drive to the hospital, Locke must not only break the news to his wife, Katrina (Ruth Wilson), but also ensure that the impending major construction project goes to plan. But will he be able to save either his job or his marriage, in the process?
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- Sandy Schaefer
Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy) has worked diligently to craft the life he has envisioned, dedicating himself to the job that he loves and the family he adores. On the eve of the biggest challenge of his career, Ivan receives a phone call that sets in motion a series of events that will unravel his family, job, and soul. All taking place over the course of one absolutely riveting car ride, Locke is an exploration of how one decision can lead to the complete collapse of a life.
Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Dirty Pretty Things) and driven by an unforgettable performance by Tom Hardy, Locke is a thrillingly unique cinematic experience of a man fighting to salvage all that is important to him.
“Hardy Is Mesmerizing, With The Gravitas Of An Old-fashioned Dramatic Actor And The Naturalism Of A Modern Star.”
The film also features Ruth Wilson, »
- Movie Geeks
Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth and titles set for Cannes among Sydney Film Festival competiton contenders.
In an unusual move the Sydney Film Festival has included among its official competition contenders, the June 4 opening night film 20,000 Days on Earth, which digs deep into the life of Australian-born musician and artist Nick Cave and won the top prize for documentary at the Sundance Film Festival.
This year will also see the biggest number of Australian films in the competition. David Michôd’s The Rover will come fresh from Cannes and the other two are Ruin, which writer/directors Amiel Courtin-Wilson and Michael Cody filmed in Cambodia, and Fell, a debut film from Kasimir Burge that will have its world premiere at the annual event. Burge won a Crystal Bear at Berlin for his short Lily.
See below for the full list of the finalists in the seventh year of the A$60,000 ($56,000) competition.
Finishing off the »
- Sandy.George@me.com (Sandy George)
Chicago – It’s impossible to simply play spectator through the forward-moving experimental indie “Locke” without analyzing your own past. And only a zombie could sit through this one-man film without questioning what choices you’d make in Tom Hardy’s shoes.
The 85-minute film, which stars Tom Hardy and features only him on screen simply in a car, isn’t a movie you can simply be entertained by. Though the credits only list Hardy (who played Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”) along with various other people for their voice work, the other star of the film who is quietly uncredited is you.
And that is this visionary film’s primary power. From a box-office perspective, the film’s challenge is its small release: only 25 theatres and $112,000 earned domestically over the past week since it opened anywhere. But for those who are able to find it, you’ll see »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Directed by: Steven Knight
Running Time: 1 hr 25 mins
Release Date: May 2, 2014 (Chicago)
Plot: A man (Hardy) talks on the phone as his life begins to fall apart.
The de facto dazzle of isolated survival movies, regardless of their special effects, comes from pulling off their most impressive practical stunt: envisioning yet deconstructing high stakes drama with alternative spare plot resources, while featuring only a few on-screen characters, if even more than two. Though it entails Tom Hardy taking phone calls while safely driving at night on the highway (and if we’re talking straight arc, it’s only that), Locke is a movie that continues minimalism’s deconstruction of the large scope expectations audiences have for their thrill rides. Here is your car, »
- Nick Allen
Chicago – The de facto dazzle of isolated survival movies, regardless of their special effects, comes from pulling off their most impressive practical stunt: envisioning yet deconstructing high stakes drama with alternative spare plot resources, while featuring only a few on-screen characters, if even more than two. Though it entails Tom Hardy taking phone calls while safely driving at night on the highway (and if we’re talking straight arc, it’s only that), “Locke” is a movie that continues minimalism’s deconstruction of the large scope expectations audiences have for their thrill rides.
Here is your car, here is its driver, these are his stakes, now go.
This renegade concept from writer/director Steven Knight begins with a striking, poetic occupation for its title character. Hardy’s Ivan Locke is a man who deals with the precise fortitude of concrete. He is a self-professed stealer of the sky, a »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Chicago – Driving all night has taken on a different reality, with the invention of the mobile phone. There is no sanctuary within the confines of the automobile, which is now a rolling office or coordination tank. Writer/director Steven Knight portrays this new reality in a fascinating and unique new film called “Locke.”
“Locke” is main character Ivan Locke, portrayed with intense regard by actor Tom Hardy (he was the villain Bane in “The Dark Knight Rises”). The film takes place all in Locke’s car as he drives toward a destination, and this sudden “crisis of life” is managed through his bluetooth phone receiver while he’s in the driver’s seat – which is as cutting edge a modern commentary as a film can be. The original concept was conceived by veteran screenwriter Steven Knight (“Dirty Pretty Things,” “Eastern Promises”), and it is his second major directorial effort.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Having scripted films like Eastern Promises and Closed Circuit, Steven Knight will argue to you that he writes conventional Hollywood stories that get made into conventional films. However, as a burgeoning director, he distances from such expectation with his second behind-the-camera project Locke, which stars The Dark Knight Rises star Tom Hardy in a car, dealing with an “ordinary tragedy” all while driving in the middle of the night. A handsfree version of My Dinner with Andre filmmaking, Locke is a creative force that shows the potential of voice performance and dialogue for vivid storytelling, and features a landmark performance from Hardy.
Knight previously directed the curious Jason Statham drama Redemption, which is known by the less embarrassing title of Hummingbird elsewhere in the world. Amongst many projects listed on IMDb, Knight is currently scripting The Hundred-Foot Journey which is set to star Helen Mirren, along with a mysterious WWII film with Brad Pitt. »
- Nick Allen
Locke is not a film the average moviegoer is going to glom onto. I'm certain the most common complaint will be, "Nothing happens". Admittedly, if your idea of "something" is explosions, fist fights and gunfire then no, "nothing" happens. However, if the idea of watching a powerhouse performance from within a film offering a wholly unique perspective is of interest to you then maybe Locke is for you. If watching a man struggle to hold his life together while doing what he believes to be the right thing is something you think will strike an emotional chord then Locke is most definitely for you. If you haven't heard by now, yes, Locke is an 85-minute film taking place entirely in one location. That location being within the car of its title character, Ivan Locke (Tom Hardy), as he drives from Birmingham to London for reasons I won't divulge here. As the film opens, »
- Brad Brevet
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