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Noir TV is one thing – but it would be nice if it wasn't too dark to see the action
Low-energy lightbulbs have a lot to answer for. I know I've gone on about this before, but it was so dark it was impossible to make out what was happening in about three-quarters of Whitechapel (ITV1). I've no idea how the policemen manage to read or write reports inside Whitechapel nick: it must be a struggle enough not to bump into the furniture.
Help me out here. Not so long ago, directors of noir TV thrillers would limit the number of scenes shot in the near noir to just the scary ones. Now there seems to be an almost blanket ban on daylight and electric bulbs. Has there been a film school directive sent out to say that all thrillers must now be shot in this way? Or have producers just »
- John Crace
Generation Um..., now available on VOD, opens in select theaters this Friday, May 3rd. If you haven't heard of the film, you may still be very familiar with one of the scenes in it. Paparazzi spotted star Keanu Reeves on the set, sitting on a bench, alone, eating a cupcake. And the following photographs helped push the 'Sad Keanu' meme into the stratosphere. Taken out of context, those cupcake pictures certainly took on a life of their own.
The scene is still included in Generation Um..., though it's pre-screen history may be a little distracting. Keanu plays John, the driver of two private escorts, and it might as well be called 'Sad Keanu: The Movie' as we watch the actor eat alone at various locations throughout New York City. The story revolves around the act of stealing a camera, »
Bojana Novakovic upsets a wine store clerk in our exclusive clip for Generation Um..., which stars the actress as Violet, a call girl readying herself for another night of work. Keanu Reeves takes the lead as John in this generational drama with comedic overtones, playing the driver of Bojana Novakovic's Violet and her co-worker and best friend Mia (Adelaide Clemens). What should be another routine night of servicing men for money soon turns into an introspective look at life after John steals a video camera as a birthday present to himself, and uses it to document the events leading up to another in a long line of meaningless bachelor parties. Watch as Violet snubs an old friend in her dazed attempt to stay numb throughout her afternoon with John and his camera.
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Keanu Reeves, the movies’ greatest stone face since Buster Keaton stars in Generation Um…, a feature directorial debut from Mark Mann that chronicles three friends who bond over life experiences after an intense night of partying. Mann is directing from his own script the meta-realistic film, also starring Adelaide Clemens, Daniel Sunjata, Bojana Novakovic, Sarita Choudhury, Jake Hoffman, Ashley Austin Morris, and Karen Olivo. Generation Um… has already been released on DVD in Europe, but arrives on VOD in the Us on April 26th and hits limited theaters this summer on May 3rd, 2013. Hit the jump to check out the trailer. Here’s the official »
- Nick Martin
Keanu Reeves stars in Generation Um..., a fierce new drama from director Mark Mann that chronicles three friends who bond over life experiences after an intense night of partying. The first trailer delves into the gritty backdrop of these party people with an introduction from Keanu Reeves himself. Watch as the madness ensues in what may be the first meta-realistic found footage movie ever made.
Generation Um... comes to theaters May 3rd, 2013 and stars Keanu Reeves, Adelaide Clemens, Daniel Sunjata, Bojana Novakovic, Sarita Choudhury, Jake Hoffman, Ashley Austin Morris, Karen Olivo. The film is directed by Mark Mann. »
5 items from 2013
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