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‘Captain America’ Actor Lex Shrapnel Joins Michael Pena in ‘Extinction’

‘Captain America’ Actor Lex Shrapnel Joins Michael Pena in ‘Extinction’
Lex Shrapnel has joined Michael Pena and Lizzy Caplan in Universal’s sci-fi thriller “Extinction.”

The story follows a man (Pena) trying to save his family from an alien invasion. “Luke Cage” star Michael Colter also recently joined the cast. It is unknown which character Shrapnel will be playing.

Ben Young will direct. Eric Heisserer — who was most recently nominated for an Oscar for his script on “Arrival” — will write the screenplay with Spenser Cohen and Bradley Caleb Kane.

The pic bows on Jan. 26, 2018.


Arrival’ Screenwriter Eric Heisserer to Produce TV Thriller ‘The Scrawl

Todd Lieberman and David Hoberman of Mandeville, who backed the highly-anticipated live action “Beauty and the Beast,” will produce. Mandeville’s Alexander Young will executive produce, alongside Nathan Kahane and Joe Drake of Good Universe. Anna Halberg will serve as co-producer.

Exec VP of production Erik Baiers and creative executive Mika Pryce will oversee production for Universal.
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Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'

Koch takes Jonathan English's 'Dias'
Exclusive: Athens-set thriller will shoot in September.

Koch Films Gmbh takes German-speaking rights on UK director Jonathan English’s [pictured] Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) is handling sales on the picture about Athen’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, which was created in 2012 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

“There are lots of reasons to be intrigued by Dias: First and foremost, it’s a fast paced, straightforward action film with cops on motorbikes, chasing their enemies in the streets of Athens,” said Koch Films director of acquisitions Moritz Peters.

The production marks a change of scene for English whose last two films Ironclad and sequel Ironclad: Battle For Blood, were set against the backdrop of medieval England.

It is a $4.5m (€4m) co-production between Athens-based View Master Films and Germany
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Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'

Cannes: Memento boards Jonathan English action-thriller 'Dias'
Exclusive: Deal marks company’s first foray into the action genre; film set to shoot in Athens in September.

Paris-based Memento Film International (Mfi) will kick-start sales at Cannes on UK director Jonathan English’s Athens-set action-thriller Dias, which is due to shoot in the Greek capital in September.

The film revolves around the city’s elite police motorbike force, the Dias, consisting of four-person squads travelling two-by-two on high-powered vehicles. The force was created in 2010 in response to a rise in petty and organised crime after the debt crisis threw the country into chaos.

The story will follow energetic young recruit Theo, who quickly becomes a pivotal member of the force as it presses on with its work of eradicating the city of violent crime gangs but in the end becomes their target too.

“I was in Athens in 2013 and I saw the Dias units fly through the city,” said English
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Tiff announces City To City, closing night

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Tiff announces City To City, closing night
Potential awards season contenders Truth from James Vanderbilt and Marc Abraham’s I Saw The Light starring Tom Hiddleston as Hank Williams land world premiere slots, while Paco Cabezas’s Mr. Right will close the festival.

London is the subject of the seventh annual City To City programme that features world premieres of Tom GeensCouple In A Hole starring Paul Higgins and Kate Dickie and Michael Caton-JonesUrban Hymn with Letitia Wright and Shirley Henderson. Elaine Constantine’s Northern Soul gets a North American premiere.

The world premiere of Catherine Hardwicke’s Miss You Already is among five additions to the galas alongside Mr. Right, an action comedy starring Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick.

Matthew Cullen’s Martin Amis adaptation London Fields and David Gordon Green’s Our Brand Is Crisis get first public screenings in the Special Presentations roster with I Saw The Light.

Tiff top brass also unveiled the Contemporary World Cinema section, featuring
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The myths behind Atlantis

Feature Juliette Harrisson 24 Sep 2013 - 07:00

A beginner's guide to the myths behind new adventure show, Atlantis, starting this Saturday on BBC One...

If there’s one thing we know about BBC One’s forthcoming Saturday night drama Atlantis, it’s that the characters we see week to week on the show won’t necessarily bear a lot of resemblance to their mythological Greek forebears. We can only assume that they will, nevertheless, have one or two things in common; we can at least confirm that Medusa will still end up with snakes for hair. And so, to whet your appetite for all things Atlantean, cast your eyes over our quick idiots’ guide to Atlantis’ main characters and their mythological counterparts.

The first rule of Greek mythology is that there are dozens of different versions of every story and numerous different tales attached to every hero or heroine, with no
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Before Dark Knight Rises, but After Star Trek, Tom Hardy Faced a Minotaur

There are a lot of articles running around the web today looking at Tom Hardy's pre-The Dark Knight Rises early days of acting.  Sure, news items like this are great for hits...and they're sort of amusing, too.  Predominantly, the focus of said articles is on Hardy's turn as a Picard clone in 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis (a movie I've erased from my memory).  

That's all awesome and good, however, let us not turn our attention away from a creature feature Hardy participated in called Minotaur from 2006, a post-Layer Cake and pre-The Killing Gene release (yes, Hardy was in that latter Dimension Extreme DVD release, too).

The actor shared the screen with the likes of Tony Todd and Rutger Hauer and he worked with director Jonathan English, who brought us Ironclad last year.

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The 10 greatest Rutger Hauer films that aren’t Blade Runner

From the 70s to the present, we look back through the sterling work of Rutger Hauer to bring you the actor’s 10 finest films that aren't Blade Runner...

For some, Dutch actor Rutger Hauer will forever be associated with a certain rooftop speech about tears in rain. But although his turn as doomed replicant Roy Batty in Blade Runner was a classic one, Hauer’s output before and since has been stunningly prolific. This list, therefore, is designed to highlight 10 of Hauer’s finest non-Blade Runner movies, with a particular emphasis on those that are lesser known – which is why we've gone for some older pictures rather than the more recent and mainstream, such as Batman Begins. And since this is Den of Geek, expect to find lots of action movies, horror, and low-budget sci-fi in the entries below.

One thing they all have in common, though, irrespective of
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Brian Cox: Steadfast and “Ironclad”

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Brian Cox: Steadfast and “Ironclad”
In the ultraviolent 13th-century action yarn Ironclad, 65-year-old Scottish actor Brian Cox stars as the leader of a motley crew of tough, battle-hardened warriors/underdogs who try to defend a castle besieged by the army of the blood-crazed King John (Paul Giamatti). The film, written and directed by Minotaur’s Jonathan English, premieres on VOD this Wednesday, followed by a theatrical release on July 8. See below for our exclusive chat with Cox, star of such fan favorites as The Ring, Manhunter, X2, Trick ’R Treat, Zodiac and Red Eye, as well as the upcoming Rise Of The Apes.
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New Release: Ironclad Blu-ray and DVD

We’re always up for a good Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version) film, and the prolific actor’s historical action film Ironclad will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 26. Arc Entertainment tells Disc Dish the movie will be have the list prices of $29.99 and $24.99, respectively. Both are already available for pre-order on Amazon, with the discounted prices of $16.99 and $26.49, respectively.

Paul Giamatti is King John of England in Ironclad.

Directed by Jonathan English, the helmer of 2006′s Minotaur, the violent-looking Ironclad is set in 1215, where King John of England (Giamatti ) has been pressured into signing the Magna Carta. Angry at the barons who have forced the charter upon him, the King brings in a group of Danish mercenaries to show ’em who’s the boss. A group of barons, knights and other rebels led by William de Albany (Brian Cox, Red), in an attempt to stop their tyrannical King,
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Paul Giamatti's Restricted Ironclad Trailer

Today we have a restricted trailer for "Ironclad" medieval action film that stars Paul Giamatti, Kate Mara, James Purefoy and Brian Cox. It is directed by Jonathan English (Minotaur) and is set to hit theaters on July 8th. Check out the trailer below. Plot: It is the year 1215 and the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal to the Magna Carta, a noble, seminal document that upheld the rights of free-men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom. Restricted Trailer: If you cannot see the player,
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Horror at the Oscars Part III

Tremors? Nightbreed? Sundown: The Vampire in Retreat? 976-evil? Are all on the list this year. And though there were not huge horror wins in sound editing through screenplays, the Technical Awards never cease to bring out the horror veterans. Notably Tim Drnec who contributed to such VHS classics as Alien Seed, Destroyer, and Prison won for his work on “Spydercam 3D volumetric suspended cable camera technologies.” An award also shared with Ben Britten Smith and Matt Davis who both also worked on Constantine.

But among all the winners, the Academy also honored some great loses in 2010. And though they mentioned some of our heroes, Dennis Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), Kevin McCarthy (Invasion of the Body Snatchers) and Dino de Laurentiis (King Kong), they did not mention Zelda Rubinstein or Corey Haim. But we will in this last section and the others lost to us last year.

So farewell fight fans and remember,
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New Preview Clip from Ironclad

Writer-director Jonathan English's (Minotaur) new period action-adventure movie, Ironclad, opened this past weekend in the U.K., but U.S. audiences will have to wait until June for the movie to open Stateside. Set in the 13th century, the movie follows a group of Knights Templar led by Sir Albany (Brian Cox) who fight to defend Rochester Castle from the tyrannical King John (Paul Giamatti). If you're on this side of the Atlantic and you simply have to get your fix of gritty medieval fare, there is a new preview clip from the movie to tide you over.

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Jonathan English | Ironclad
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Two New Ironclad Clips

Two new movie clips for a medieval epic Ironclad have just hit the Internet.

Directed by Jonathan English (Minotaur) the films story is set in 13th century England, full of medieval kings and armies, fights and swords galore as the plot follows the notorious battle for the castle of Rochester. James Purefoy is playing the knight opposite Paul Giamatti’s King John.

Synopsis: Ironclad recounts one of the most violent, pivotal moments in English medieval history – when a few good men fought against insurmountable odds to defend their country from a megalomaniac, blood-drunk king. Torn from the pages of history, the devastating battle for the castle of Rochester is a true story of honour, action and excitement. There will be blood.

The year is 1215. King John (Paul Giamatti) has been forced to sign the Magna Carta, a document that will ensure the freedom of men and form the basis of common law in England.
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Ironclad Trailer | Wherein I Combine Minotaurs, The Civil War, The Magna Carta, Tom Hardy, and Tony Todd All In One Post

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At first I was like, "Aw, fucking sweet! They made a movie about ironclad warships during the civil war! And Paul Giamatti must be playing Admiral Goldsborough or something."

And then I watched read the (way too long) synopsis:

Ironclad recounts one of the most violent, pivotal moments in English medieval history - when a few good men fought against insurmountable odds to defend their country from a megalomaniac, blood-drunk king. Torn from the pages of history, the devastating battle for the castle of Rochester is a true story of honour, action and excitement. There will be blood. The year is 1215. King John (Paul Giamatti) has been forced to sign the Magna Carta, a document that will ensure the freedom of men and form the basis of common law in England. Furious at having been forced to sign it, King John raises a vicious mercenary army and begins a rampage
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Seven

I Am Number Four

Opens: February 18th 2011

Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Teresa Palmer

Director: D.J. Caruso

Summary: Nine infant aliens flee their home planet to hide out on Earth. The species that destroyed their planet however has followed them and sets out to hunt them down. As the infants grow into teenagers with special powers, three of them are killed. A fourth has fallen in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.

Analysis: In premise and look, this sounds like a big budget and more action-oriented reboot of late sci-fi teen drama "Roswell". Though based on a young adult novel series, it was another title in this category that was the impetus for this adaptation - Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. Any novels with a focus on teen romance and an other worldly touch are presently being bought up right and
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He Said – He Said … Inception


I don’t get it. I’ve seen it one million times. There are six different things that it means. It’s too complicated. It’s awesome.

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Watanabe, Marion Cotillard

Running Time: 2 hr 28 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: July 16, 2010

Plot: Cobb (DiCaprio) is a man who infiltrates dreams to steal people’s secrets. Now he and his team must attempt to pull off their toughest mission ever; trying to convince a man that an idea he dreams is his own.

Welcome to the latest installment of He Said – He Said. This time Jeff Bayer and Nick Allen aren’t the stars. It’s the movie. Inception feels like the only movie that anyone is talking about.

Between the two of us, we’ve seen this movie six times. Nick is the real winner here. He’s seen
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First Look at Jonathan English's Ironclad

The first footage of writer-director Jonathan English's (Minotaur) new medieval adventure movie, Ironclad, debuted last Friday at the San Diego Comic-Con and now it is available for viewing online. Set in the year 1215, the movie centers on a group of Knights Templar who struggle to defend their country from the tyranny of King John (Paul Giamatti). In this clip, King John lays siege to Rochester Castle after being taunted by Sir Albany (Brian Cox). James Purefoy, Kate Mara, and Jason Flemying also star.

Next Showing:

Link | Posted 7/26/2010 by BrentJS

Paul Giamatti | Jonathan English | Ironclad
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Total Recall: Kurt's Inception Review

Because Leonardo DiCaprio is now making it a habit of playing damaged characters with all the answers and none of them (simultaneously) it is difficult not to look at Inception without it bringing to mind Shutter Island (and a touch of Revolutionary Road.)  There is even twin scenes of a rattled and ill DiCaprio leaning into a sink and splashing water on his face to either steel his nerves or wake from the nightmare.  Whereas Scorsese moulded his film on the noirish Val Lewton films from the 1940s with Gothic sets, character driven and macabre imagery, Christopher Nolan is building off the new millennium blockbuster of the Wachowskis, Michael Mann and Michael Bay.  While he certainly adds a lot more brains to the proceedings, the film is all steel and glass and clean geometric lines.   Nolan as a screenwriter is not above the classical mythology name-dropping (Ellen Page's dream
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Inception | Review

Director: Christopher Nolan Writer: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Dileep Rao, Tom Berenger, Michael Caine “I leave our world without believing that I am countering the gas with a superior lucidity…the journey begins. It lasts for centuries… I understand that multiplicity is the sign of this other world and unity the sign of ours.” (Jean Cocteau, The Difficulty of Being) Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a corporate spy who infiltrates other people’s dreams to steal their ideas. Currently exiled from the United States, Dom is hired by an influential Japanese billionaire named Saito (Ken Watanabe) to do something that has purportedly never been done before: introduce a novel idea into someone's mind in such a way to convince them that is their own. In return for a successful “inception,” Saito will end Dom’s forced exile from his country and children.
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'Inception': Dream Warriors, By Kurt Loder

Leonardo DiCaprio's on the case in Christopher Nolan's latest brain-tease.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in "Inception"

Photo: Warner Bros.

Are they handing out joints at the box office for "Inception"? That would make the movie considerably more fun. Christopher Nolan's latest is a terrific-looking picture that bounds around the globe from Paris to Tangiers to Tokyo (among places that actually exist) in the wake of a freelance dream thief named Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio). Cobb's specialty is infiltrating the dreams of corporate big shots and extracting their most valuable secrets. His latest assignment, however, is a little different — a Japanese industrialist named Saito (Ken Watanabe) has hired him to implant an idea in someone's head that will allow Saito to take over a rival titan's business empire. Cobb's reward for achieving this goal: an end to his exile from the United States, where he's currently a wanted man, and
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