5 items from 2017
Matthew Vaughn has made a name for himself as the ideal director to take on the not-so-simple task of adapting dark graphic novels to the big screen. And yet, his best film to date, an adaptation of Neil Gaiman's beloved Stardust, is only dark in spurts, weaved into a fantastical world of magicians, fairies, craftsmen, creatures, and heroes. If there's a reason that he's stuck to empty moral exercises in the aftermath of Stardust and Layer Cake, it's likely due to the fact that Stardust was a failure at the box office, especially when … »
- Chris Cabin
Signature Entertainment have debuted the first Rise of the Footsoldier 3 trailer. The film is coming to UK cinemas later in the year, and is obviously the third movie (a prequel) in the series that has proven to be hugely popular over the last few years.
Rise Of The Footsoldier 3 trailer lands
The film follows the rise of ruthless Essex gangster Pat Tate, who blazes a path from Marbella to the Medway in the late 80s, peddling pills and snorting coke and crushing anyone who gets in his way, in his quest for cash and power. Double- crossed by an ex-pat drug baron, Tate ends up in prison. Undeterred, he establishes himself as top dog inside, and gets himself in shape in preparation for his release – when he plans to reclaim his turf the only way he knows how – with violence, and no mercy.
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- Paul Heath
Liam Hoofe takes a look at seven actors who could take over the role of 007 from Daniel Craig…
The recent announcement that the currently untitled 25th James Bond will hit cinemas in 2019 has once again raised the question as to whether or not Daniel Craig will be making his fifth appearance as 007, or whether we will be seeing the seventh screen Bond graces our screens for the iconic spy’s 25th outing.
Craig has been fairly vocal about his issues when it comes to playing Bond, with the actor claiming he would rather slash his wrists than play Bond again in the press build up for the release of Spectre. While the actor may not be that happy playing Bond, he has, financially, at least, been the most successful Bond of all time and those in charge would be crazy to let him go.
While rumours are circulating that Craig will reprise the role, »
- Liam Hoofe
Matthew Vaughn is part of an exclusive club of directors who haven’t yet made an outright “bad” film (at least according to this writer, The Playlist staff tends to disagree). His filmography showcases an impressive range of features, from “Layer Cake” to “Stardust” to Kick-Ass,” all the while maintaining a distinct directorial voice and aesthetic. Your mileage may vary for his films individually (see above, but in my opinion, he hasn’t made an outright stinker yet.
- Elizabeth MacLeod
Exclusive: Sienna Miller has signed with CAA. The actress had been at Wme and she also parted ways with her attorney and manager. Miller next will be seen starring opposite Charlie Hunnam in the James Gray-directed The Lost City of Z, which Bleecker Street releases in April. She just co-starred in the Ben Affleck-directed Live by Night and before that American Sniper, Foxcatcher, Layer Cake and Factory Girl. She continues to be represented by Dallas Smith at United Agents… »
5 items from 2017
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