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‘The Adventurers’ Review

Stars: Jean Reno, Qi Shu, Andy Lau, Tony Yang, Jingchu Zhang, Eric Tsang, Karel Dobry, Gen Seto, David Bowles, Yi Sha, Tianyi You | Written by Chi Kwong Cheung, Stephen Fung, Steve Ha, Andy Lo | Directed by Stephen Fung

Infamous and charismatic thief Cheung Tan (Andy Lau) has recently been released from prison. Cheung immediately plots a heist with his former partner in crime, Po (Tony Yang), and beautiful chameleon Red (Qi Shu), in order to pull off the heist of a lifetime – and steal precious jewels in Europe. Meanwhile, French detective Pierre (Jean Reno) has been hot on Cheung’s trails for many years. This time, he decides to capture Cheung and his gang of thieves for good… which means Cheung and co. will have to take their game to the next level.

Who doesn’t love a good heist movie? When the genre is done right you get fantastic and intriguing films like Flypaper,
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Top 5: Heist Movies

With both The Hatton Garden Job in UK cinemas now, and We Still Steal the Old Way available on DVD from today, I thought i’d take a look at my favourite Top Five Heist/Crime Caper Movies… In order (for a change) they are:

5) In Security

In Security tells the story of best friends Kevin and Bruce, who are co-owners of a failing home security company in a town with no crime. As a last ditch effort to drum up some business, they start robbing the neighbors to instill fear and create a need for their services but bullets fly when they unwittingly rob the wrong guy – a suburban drug lord with a penchant for kitchen gadgets.

It’s fair to say I love a good goofball crime caper, but In Security however has much more than being just a “crime caper” going for it. For one it stars one of my favourite actors,
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Cool New Fan-Art Puts Ryan Reynolds In Deadpool's Redesigned X-force Costume

With Cable set to make his presence felt in Deadpool 2, it makes at least some sense that X-Force will show up in the Merc with the Mouth's third solo outing. Of course, we have no idea as of right now whether that's simply going to introduce the team or actually serve as a replacement for their long rumoured movie, but the group making their big screen debut is definitely long overdue at this point.  6 Foolproof Ways To Reboot The X-men Franchise After The Apocalypse Now, some new fan-art by @Bosslogic imagines what Ryan Reynolds will look like suited up in the grey and black costume he wore during Rick Remender's critically acclaimed X-Force run. Whether or not the heroes will have a uniform like that when they appear on the big screen remains to be seen, but the image below proves that it's a style which would definitely
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GrimmFest 2012: Below Zero

Below Zero

Stars: Edward Furlong, Michael Berryman, Kristin Booth | Written by Signe Olynyk | Directed by Justin Thomas Ostensen

“Based on true events, Below Zero is a thriller with a ‘Fargo’ feel. It is the story of ‘Jack the Hack’, a less than average, but once successful screenwriter who now faces writer’s block. Desperate to meet a career-saving deadline and lock out the distractions of his troubled life, Jack arranges to be left alone and locked inside a meat cooler, with only vegetarian meals and his imagination to inspire him. As the temperature drops, the lines between reality and fiction blur, and Jack’s script comes dangerously to life. Will he make the most important deadline of his career? Or is Jack ‘just a hack’?”

Below Zero was penned by Signe Olynyk who apparently spent five days in a meat locker writing the screenplay for the film after experiencing a
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DVD Review: Flypaper

Flypaper

Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd, Tim Blake Nelson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Octavia Spencer, Mekhi Phifer | Written by Jon Lucas, Scott Moore | Directed by Rob Minkoff

There have been many heist movies over the years, some great, some not so great and some just plain unseen. One of my favourite heist flicks of all time is the little-seen Foolproof, which is a quirky action comedy about a gang of “theoretical” bank robbers who plan heists to perfection but never actually carry them out – that is until one day their plans for a jewellery heist are stolen and used by a real thief, played by the UK’s very own David Suchet (Poirot) who then blackmails the trio, led by a young Ryan Reynolds, into really committing a robbery. Foolproof, despite its low budget was a great mix of action, comedy and sheer quirkiness that I instantly fell in love with…
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How Ryan Reynolds Destroyed the Canadian Film Industry | "Foolproof" Review

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I'm no expert on Canadian filmmaking, but a cursory Internet research into the subject revealed that the Canadian film industry is in a largely pitiful state. Sure, there is plenty of Canadian talent that does well in America, and lots of films are made in Toronto, but films funded by Canada, set in Canada, made my Canadian filmmakers, and using local talent very rarely succeed. The Canadian government, through Telefilm Canada, has for decades subsidized (or "invested" as they prefer) in Canadian filmmakers in the (dim) hopes of not just propping up local talent, but actually making a profit. Unfortunately, for the most part (excepting the rare success like the modest hit, The Trailer Park Boys 2), Canadian movies not only fail to reach American audiences, they can't even find success in their own goddamn country. They throw a lot of money at filmmakers, but rarely do they put much behind marketing,
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Alt.TV – 6/8/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Mailbu Shark Attack (Syfy)

An underwater earthquake causes a tsunami that unleashes a pack of goblin sharks on an unsuspecting Malibu beach. Quick thinking from the local lifeguards ensures the area is cleared before the monsters strike, but a number of people remain abandoned in high water and must fight the creatures to reach dry land.

9.00pm Foolproof (Movies4Men)

A group of friends are blackmailed into pulling off an impossible £20m heist when they are framed by a dangerous gangster. Action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet and Kristen Booth.

10.00pm Circle of Deception (CBS Action)

A lesbian psycho-killer falls out with her old friend over the opening of a flower shop in this erotic and murderous thriller, with b-movie queen Kari Wuhrer.
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Alt.TV – 27/710

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Tremors 3: Back to Perfection (Syfy)

Gun-toting adventurer Burt Gummer returns to his home town of Perfection, where he battles the newest flying mutation of giant killer sandworms with the help of a lowly tour guide. Meanwhile, crooked land developers are planning to turn the area into a money-spinning tourist trap.

9.00pm Better Off Ted (FX)

Meet Ted Crisp, Head of Research and Development at Veridian Technologies, a corporation that thrives on its company ethos: there is no such thing as right or wrong. Ted loves his job. In fact, he truly believes he has the best job in the world. And with that job comes respect, benefits, people management skills and experimental testing on employees. This week, Ted has to
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Alt.TV – 22/7/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm X-Men Origins: Wolverine (Sky Movies Premiere)

The secret history of the indestructible mutant known as Wolverine is revealed, from his bitter rift with half- brother Sabretooth to the procedure that welded molten metal to his bones.

9.00pm 2001 Maniacs (Horror Channel)

Gory but kitch thriller directed by Tim Sullivan, set in the deep south of the Us about a gang of college kids on spring break who spend the night in the inappropriately named town of Pleasant Valley – a decision they will rue. Persuaded by the overzealous mayor to join them for the town’s annual BBQ, the prospect seems hard to resist until they begin to disappear one-by-one in the most gruesome of fashions.

10.00pm Foolproof (Movies4Men 2 +1)

A group of
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Alt.TV – 25/6/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Stongehenge Apocalypse (Syfy)

Archaeologists digging near to Stonehenge unearth an ancient piece of machinery beneath the bedrock. Unaware of the danger, they accidentally trigger the mechanism and set into motion a chain of events that could spell the end of the world. Sci-Fi thriller starring Supernatural’s Misha Collins and Stargate’s Torri Higginson.

9.00pm Foolproof (Movies4Men)

A group of friends are blackmailed into pulling off an impossible £20m heist when they are framed by a dangerous gangster. Action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, Kristen Booth and David Suchet.

10.00pm V (Syfy)

Erica plans to destroy the eggs which are about to hatch and form Anna’s army of warriors, and Father Jack makes his opposition to the Vs known. Chad
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Alt.TV – 19/6/10

Are you bored of the same old TV shows? Tired of the mainstream? Then check out this round-up of alternative movies and series showing on UK television tonight…

8.00pm Back to the Future (Syfy)

All-American teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back to 1955 by crackpot inventor Doc Brown. But before he can return to the 80s, Marty has to make sure his parents fall for each other.

Or

8.00pm Infestation (Sky Movies SciFi & Horror)

When Earth is taken over by giant bugs, office worker Cooper and his fellow survivors fight to outwit the insect army.

9.00pm Foolproof (Movies4Men)

A group of friends are blackmailed into pulling off an impossible £20m heist when they are framed by a dangerous gangster. Action thriller starring Ryan Reynolds, David Suchet and Kristen Booth.

10.00pm Robot Chicken (FX)

Witness the aftermath of the box office sale of The Adventures of Pluto Nash. The creators
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'Wilby' opens Atlantic fest

'Wilby' opens Atlantic fest
TORONTO -- Daniel MacIvor's Wilby Wonderful will open the 24th Atlantic Film Festival in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Sept. 17, it was announced Wednesday. The ensemble comedy, MacIvor's second movie as director and writer after Past Perfect in 2002, was shot in Picton, Nova Scotia, and stars MacIvor, Sandra Oh (Under the Tuscan Sun), Maury Chaykin (My Cousin Vinnie) and Paul Gross (Due South). Wilby Wonderful is set for release in Canada on Oct. 1 through Mongrel Media. The movie portrays a day in the life of several island locals trying to maintain business as usual in the face of unusual circumstances. The film also stars Callum Keith Rennie (Falling Angels), James Allodi (Foolproof), Rebecca Jenkins (Marion Bridge) and Ellen Page (Marion Bridge). The Atlantic Film Festival, Canada's most prestigious festival after Toronto, runs through Sept. 25.

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