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The CW’s Arrow just signed up one of its most well-known guest stars to date, British tough guy Vinnie Jones, best known for his roles in Snatch, X-Men and Swordfish, will join the cast of Arrow for a three episode mid-season arc as a gang leader named “Brick,” according to Variety. Brick was last seen in the animated Young Justice, but has never gotten a live-action adaptation as of yet. What’s his deal? Arrow is moving toward more characters having actual superpowers, and it seems Brick is no exception. “Danny Brickwell is a ruthless gang leader who brings Star City’s government to its knees. He’s known as “Brick” on the streets because he’s been shot dozens of times but never put down.” So he’s 50 Cent, essentially? Brickwell actually has been teased in past season as a name on Oliver Queen’s “list.” I wonder »
Until last season, Arrow had remained completely superpower free, residing instead in a completely grounded and far more realistic comic book world. That all changed when a Mirakuru drug began granting Deathstroke and his army superhuman powers, followed by the introduction of Barry Allen, The Flash‘s Fastest Man Alive.
We know that Arrow will continue sticking to a more power-free universe, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing any metahumans on the show. After all, superpowered characters still exist in the Arrow/Flash universe, even if they don’t come to Star City very often.
According to Variety, one such metahuman soon to come head-to-head with Oliver Queen is Green Arrow supervillain Danny “Brick” Brickwell, who will be played by Snatch and Elementary actor Vinnie Jones starting in episode ten. He’ll stick around for three episodes, and is described as “a ruthless gun leader »
- James Garcia
For this week’s spotlight piece, I wanted to take a look at one of Hollywood’s absolute bigger stars. He’s about as A-list as the A-list gets…the name? Well, Brad Pitt of course. Not only is he a movie star with all capital letters (Movie Star!) and a top tier celebrity, he’s also developed into one of the industry’s best and most interesting actors as well. Pitt is the type of star that doesn’t rest on his laurels and often seems to attach himself to challenging material, something that will win the man an acting Oscar one day (he already won his first one last year for helping to produce Best Picture winner 12 Years a Slave). As high as he’s soared already, the best could still be to come. Pitt got his noticeable start in the business (after some uncredited acting jobs on »
- Joey Magidson
Timothy Gibbs is to star, co-direct, co-write and produce the series, which has been picked up by London-based production company Carnaby International.
The television series will focus on a CIA operative's fight for justice following the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing in Lockerbie that killed his parents.
Speaking to Variety about the project, Gibbs said: "This is a genuinely independently-produced TV series.
"We have gotten offers from some of the biggest, blue-chip distributors in the business to distribute Magnum Opus, one company even wanted to buy it outright but Carnaby offered us the fairest of deals, and is small enough to recognise we need a true partnership but »
Director, actor and former Bill & Ted star talks about his latest film, Grand Piano, his documentary Deep Web, and lots more...
Although perhaps best known for his roles in two Bill & Ted films and The Lost Boys, Alex Winter is equally at home behind the camera, having spent the last two decades working predominantly as a director – from the cult classic Freaked, through various music videos, adverts and movies, up to his recent documentary Downloaded (which tells the story of Shawn Fanning and Napster) and the upcoming, Kickstarted-funded Deep Web.
Recently, however, he’s taken a rare step back into acting, appearing alongside Elijah Wood and John Cusack as a villainous usher in Eugenio Mira’s stylish thriller Grand Piano. We caught up with Alex down the line from his new home base in La, to discuss his work on both sides of the actor-director divide.
So I guess the first question, »
There's a big cast at work in Matthew Warchus' Pride, which finally makes its way into cinemas at the end of this week. Two of the younger stars of the film are Ben Schnetzer and Faye Marsay. Both are terrific in the movie, and both were full of beans when we sat down with them for a chat about it, on the eve of the film's premiere.
After chatting, for reasons we don't recall, about the town of Bury ("I know where I'm going this weekend", grinned New Yorker Schnetzer. "Bury's world famous market!"), we settled down for a natter about the film itself...
Let's start with the predictable question, then. Can you talk about how it came to you both?
FM: I auditioned for it in July of last year. »
Travis Knight is an unusual man. He has two jobs at stop motion animation studio Laika. Firstly, he runs the company. But secondly, he's part of the animation crew, taking direction from a film's directors.
I have an ongoing belief that it's important to talk to children about 'real' things, and that there are few better Trojan horses via which to do that than film. When you look at a project that's appropriate for your company, is there a resonance that you're looking for, and is that way Laika's films to date have been steeped in pre-established literature? »
Andrew Scott's career is a varied one. Whilst his portrayal of Moriarty in the TV show Sherlock is his highest profile role, he's consistently picked an interesting variety of roles, working across theatre and screen.
His most recent is in the incoming Pride, a brilliant new comedy that finally gets to cinemas later this month. And in advance of that, he spared us some time for a chat about the film, his career, and the mighty Jason Statham....
This is the second time this year - after The Stag - I've seen you in a comedy where you have to take on some of the serious, heavy lifting work, while others get the comedy lines.
Was Gethin always your role here, then? Or did you read the script and go 'that's the part I want'? »
If you pick up Bungie’s highly anticipated new game Destiny this September, you might hear some familiar voices on your journey across the universe. The voice cast is stacked with actors from much-loved TV shows like Firefly and The Walking Dead, lending their voices to a number of characters players will interact with in Destiny’s sci-fi universe.
One of those actors is Lance Reddick, of The Wire and Fringe fame. Reddick voices a character named Commander Zavala, who will give players who choose the game’s Titan specialization their marching orders. It’s not Reddick’s first video »
- Joshua Rivera
We cover a lot of ground in today's podcast and yet it still fell just short of the two hour mark and we really tried. That said, today we hold the Fall Box Office Draft, we review Frank and Starred Up and revisit The Trip to Italy as Laremy caught it this week and had a few things to say. We also play our regular assortment of games including the longest "Buy or Sell" edition ever, plus clear out a backlog of "Watch This or Watch That". Also included is a conversation as to whether you can be too apologetic in reviews, a listen to the trailer for Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas and even a voicemail sneaks in. We hope you enjoy. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that »
- Brad Brevet
Up until now, filmmaker Gabe Turner had only made two feature films – both of which were documentaries. His previous endeavour, which he directed alongside his brother Benjamin, was The Class of ’92, an engaging, entertaining and spirited effort, that offered a profound study of British society. His latest feature, The Guvnors, attempts much of the same thing, yet sadly falls short. Unfortunately the only connection this has to The Class of ’92, is that the aforementioned year is around the same time films of this ilk felt relevant and unique.
Doug Allen plays Mitch, a former football hooligan and ‘Guvnor’, now seeking a more peaceful existence with his wife and young son. However he soon finds himself dragged back into his former way of life, when the opportunist gangster Adam (Harley Sylvester) intends on defeating the old guard, and ensuring he’s the most feared criminal in the area. When he attacks »
- Stefan Pape
Warner Brothers’ Sherlock Holmes and Snatch director Guy Ritchie’s ambitious six-film King Arthur project has finally found its two leads. According to Deadline, Sons of Anarchy and Pacific Rim star Charlie Hunnam will play Arthur, while Variety reports that Godzilla and Avengers: Age of Ultron actress Elizabeth Olsen is in negotiations to play the female lead, Guinevere.
Written by Joby Harold (Awake) and produced by Akiva Goldsman (I Am Legend, Lone Survivor), King Arthur also stars Idris Elba as Arthur’s Merlin-like mentor, and is slated to hit theaters on July 22, 2016.
- James Garcia
Warner Bros has been working on its "King Arthur" film for years with lots of directors coming and going. But now things are moving forward under the direction of Guy Ritchie (Snatch). Variety just learned that Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, "Sons of Anarchy"), Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) and Jai Courtney (A Good Day to Die Hard) recently read for the lead role. It turns out that Hunnam is Ritchie's top choice. If Hunnam takes the offer, he'll join a cast that also includes his "Pacific Rim" co-star Idris Elba, who's attached to play Arthur's mentor, and Elizabeth Olsen, who's the frontrunner for the female lead. "King Arthur" is set to hit theaters on July 22nd, 2016. »
Today we have new photos from the upcoming "Man From Uncle" film, which is based on a 1960s TV show and stars Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) And Armie Hammer (The Social Network). Check out the photos below. Plot: Set against the backdrop of the early 1960s, at the height of the Cold War, "The Man from Uncle" centers on CIA agent Solo and Kgb agent Kuryakin. Forced to put aside longstanding hostilities, the two team up on a joint mission to stop a mysterious international criminal organization, which is bent on destabilizing the fragile balance of power through the proliferation of nuclear weapons and technology. The duo's only lead is the daughter of a vanished German scientist, who is the key to infiltrating the criminal organization, and they must race against time to find him and prevent a worldwide catastrophe. The new movie is directed by Guy Ritchie (Sherlock Holmes, »
Our non-interactive letters page returns, and we're chatting action, oil, fighting and cinema tickets...
Regular readers may have spotted that this is now the fourth appearance of our letters page, which we all appear to be lumbered with now. It's part of our quest to be the most old-fashioned, non-interactive website on the planet. Basically, you send us a letter, by email or post, and we answer it, and leave it at that. Bonus points for writing in with Grange Hill questions, which nobody has yet.
But you've written in with the following. So here's our latest mailbag...
Name That Film!
I am usually pretty good at investigating and finding obscure films and TV shows from my childhood. But this one eludes me. I can find no reference to it anywhere. I don’t know the title but I have vivid images of this possible film/teleplay in mind.
How do you rank perfection? Duncan has a go, as he lists the top 25 Jason Statham films...
For regular Den Of Geek readers, it will come as little surprise to see this list come round. We've chosen our favourite Statham films before, but such is the productivity of the great man, it was decided that a mere top ten was no longer large enough to contain his ever growing body of work. Last time I mentioned updating this piece to the man himself back in 2012 due to his insane workload, he cracked up and responded, “My productivity is overwhelming! 'Have a fucking day off!'”
Since this list has now expanded to encompass 25 of his movies, it seemed only right to include multiple sequels, with his big trio of action franchises all spawning some thoroughly entertaining fare worthy of mention, though I’ve tried to exclude the personal bias that »
Dave Bautista, WWE wrestler and star of the highly anticipated Guardians Of The Galaxy, has been doing the press rounds recently and has had some rather random things to say. He sat down with London Live to talk about Gotg, his love of British rom-coms and why he’s desperate to star in a Guy Ritchie flick.
“I would love to do that. I have been asked if I would want to work with him and, yeah, I am a huge Statham fan. I like the action stuff he does but I prefer the older stuff when he was doing the Guy Ritchie stuff, the dialogue stuff. Snatch is one of my all-time favourite films. I want to do Quentin Tarantino and Scorsese stuff and that is definitely the stuff that I would aspire to do. »
- Jazmine Sky Bradley
Ahead of its North American release next month, a new trailer has debuted for the upcoming action thriller Swelter, which sees Jean-Claude Van Damme leading a cast that includes Lennie James (Snatch), Catalina Sandino Moreno (The Bridge), Grant Bowler (Killer Elite) and Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2). Take a look after the official synopsis…
“In the vein of the brutal heist drama Reservoir Dogs, the modern crime thriller A History of Violence, and the classic western High Plains Drifter, Swelter is a violent story of greed and retribution.”
Swelter hits DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in the States on August 12th, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.
- Gary Collinson
Like father, like sons. Victoria Beckham has a house of handsome guys.
Like father, like sons. Victoria Beckham certainly has a house of handsome guys.
Former soccer pro David Beckham, 39, brought his adorable boys-- Brooklyn, Cruz and Romeo-- to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Final match between Germany and Argentina at Maracana on Sunday, July 13, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Related Pics: David Beckham's Shirtless Soccer Moments
The doting dad posted a pic of his growing sons on Facebook, writing: "Me and the boys at our first ever World Cup Final, great day!"
Brooklyn, the oldest Beckham boy, maybe a fan of soccer, but it doesn't look like he's making a career out of it like his dad. Us Weekly reports that the 15-year-old has landed an internship at Snatch director Guy Ritchie's London film office, Ska Films.
In addition to this, Brooklyn also has a weekend job at a West London Starbucks. "He has been »
Sad news today for Harry Potter fans. Character actor and martial artist Dave Legeno, best known for playing the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, was found dead in Death Valley. He passed away at age 50.
The actor is believed to have succumbed to a heart-related incident. Inyo County Sheriff's Department reports that Dave Legeno was found Sunday morning by joggers, and his body had to be airlifted out of a remote section of Death Valley near Zabriskie Point. The area is known for its harsh climates, which can sometimes reach as high as 120 degrees Fahrenheit in the months of July and August.
No evidence of foul play has been reported by the Sheriff's department.
London native Dave Legeno began his career working on construction sites while training to become a wrestler. »
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