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Director: Spike Lee.
Running Time: 104 minutes.
Synopsis: An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for twenty years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment.
Let’s be honest. Director Spike Lee’s latest joint was always on a hiding to nothing when following the same path as Park Chan-wook’s unforgettable masterpiece, Oldboy. For those of us who have seen 2003′s South Korean cult smash and just how our chief protagonist’s tortured journey lingers long in the memory thanks to a jaw-dropping finale, it was invariably going to be an impossible task to overcome. Sadly, this is indeed the case as Lee and screenwriter Mark Protosevich »
- Craig Hunter
The film revolves around Copley’s character who wakes up one day in a pit of dead bodies without any memory of how he got there.
Fleeing the scene, he breaks into a nearby house and is met at gunpoint by a group of terrified strangers, all suffering from memory loss. Suspicion gives way to violence as the group starts to piece together clues about their identities, but when they uncover a threat that’s more vicious and hungry than each other, they are forced to figure out what brought them all together before it’s too late.
A new motion poster has just debuted over at Coming Soon, which shows off said pit nicely.
Audiences can catch »
- Paul Heath
At the age of 36, Sharlto Copley came out of nowhere to headline Neill Blomkamp's 2009 surprise sci-fi smash "District 9." In the four years since he's racked up credits that would make seasoned Hollywood veterans jealous, appearing alongside everyone from Jodie Foster and Matt Damon to Angelina Jolie and Liam Neeson in big budget entertainments like "The A-Team" and the upcoming "Maleficent." While he made his name by playing the hero of "District 9," this year Copley proved he also makes a solid antagonist with leering and viscous turns in "Elysium" and Spike Lee's "Oldboy" remake. Indiewire caught up with the actor, who's currently in the midst of shooting Blomkamp's latest "Chappie" in Johannesburg, South Africa, to discuss his remarkable rise and year of going bad. In "Chappie," Neill Blomkamp's next film, you're once again playing the hero, but this year you turned to the dark side with your »
- Nigel M Smith
Following yesterday's first look images, we now have the first trailer for the action thriller Sabotage starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film from End of Watch director features an ensemble cast, but unlike The Expendables, this one looks to be a little more grounded and features an interesting assemble of talent like Joe Manganiello, Sam Worthington, Harold Perrineau, Terrence Howard, Josh Holloway, Olivia Williams and Mireille Enos (the latter looking like a perfect fit for The ExpendaBelles). This looks pretty decent, and Worthington has one hell of a braided beard. Watch below! Here's the first trailer for David Ayer's Sabotage, originally from Yahoo: Sabotage is directed by David Ayer (End of Watch) and written by Skip Woods (A Good Day to Die Hard, The A-Team). The film follows Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of an elite DEA task force that takes on the world's deadliest drug cartels. When the team »
- Ethan Anderton
Oh, Joe Carnahan, what are we going to do with you? The notoriously outspoken filmmaker has long been a fan favorite thanks to his films Narc, The A-team, Smokin' Aces, and The Grey which all elevate action movies above the rest of the crop. Well, except for The A-team. But Carnahan's involvement with a gritty potential Daredevil movie and the remake of Death Wish had movie fans excited to see what he would deliver next. Unfortunately, both projects are now in the hands of other studios »
- Alex Maidy
Today we have the official trailer for the upcoming "Open Grave" horror film, which stars Sharlto Copley (District 9, Elysium, The A-Team) and was shot last year in Hungary. Check out the trailer below. Plot: A man (Copley) wakes up in the wilderness, in a pit full of dead bodies, with no memory and must determine if the murderer is one of the strangers who rescued him, or if he himself is the killer. The new movie is directed by Gonzalo Lopez-Gallego (Apollo 18) and will be available on VOD in December. It will then get a limited theatrical release on January 3rd, 2014. Trailer: »
A man wakes up one day with no memory of who he is or what he has done. To make matters worse, that soft, comfy thing that he thought was a pillow is actually a dead body, and he is in fact lying in a mass grave stuffed full of corpses. Luckily, a mute woman soon arrives to help him out of the pit and he’s taken to a remote house inhabited by a group of other recently-awakened people.
Is one of them a killer? Is he the killer? What does the circled date on the calendar mean? Why can’t he remember anything? These questions and more are what set up the plot of Open Grave, a new mystery thriller with a sci-fi slant that stars Sharlto Copley (The A-Team) in the lead role as its troubled amnesiac.
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- H. Shaw-Williams
After a breakthrough performance in District 9 and taking strong supporting roles in films like The A-Team and Elysium (plus a promising villainous turn in Oldboy), Sharlto Copley is back in the lead with Open Grave. The first trailer for the thriller from Gonzalo López-Gallego has arrived, showing off the story of a man who wakes up in a pit of rotting corpses with no idea how he got there. He begins having flashbacks of himself murdering people and starts to think that he might be responsible for the pile of bodies surrounding him. This looks intense, and we're hoping the January release date isn't a bad sign. Watch it! Here's the first trailer for Gonzalo López-Gallego's Open Grave, originally from Apple: Open Grave is directed by Gonzalo López-Gallego (Apollo 18) and written by newcomers Eddie and Chris Borey. A man (Sharlto Copley) wakes up in a pit of »
- Ethan Anderton
Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar has made some insanely cool comic book stories and characters over the years. With Nemesis, the story deals with a sadistic Bruce Wayne/Batman character hell bent on chaos. The movie is currently in film development, and Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, The Grey) is attached to direct. Millar took to his forum to talk about it and the script in detail describing it as "the biggest and smartest action movie we've all seen in a very, very long time". He's very excited about the film, and this is what he had to say about the Joe and Matthew Carnahan screenplay.
How can I put this? Nemesis is one of the most relentless and powerful screenplays I've ever read. I was actually Shell-shocked after reading it, thinking about it for hours afterwards and discussing it with the family. As a movie, the Carnahans have crafted something we've »
- Joey Paur
CBS has teamed with Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) to direct the pilot episode of the "Angel Time" TV series, based on an Anne Rice novel that she wrote during her ten-year return to the Catholic belief. She has since abandoned the faith again. Carnahan will also executive produce, along with Rice. The book follows Toby O'Dare, a hitman who meets a mysterious stranger who gives him a chance to save lives instead of take them. O'Dare once dreamt of being a priest, so he takes the offer and ends up in thirteenth-century England. There, he finds himself thrust into a dark and violent world. There have been plenty of movies and TV shows based on Rice's books. The most popular is "Interview With the Vampire," starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. »
"Touched by an Angel" with a dark twist? Not exactly. The Anne Rice novel "Angel Time" has been snapped up by CBS as the basis for a new series with Joe Carnahan ("The A-Team," "The Blacklist" and Sarah Timberman ("Masters of Sex") signed on as executive producers. Carnahan will direct the pilot if it's ordered, while Liz Garcia and Joshua Harto ("Memphis Beat") wrote the script. Given the talent and the book involved, this isn't likely to be family-friendly viewing, even though Rice wrote the book during her ten-year return to the Catholic belief system of her youth (she renounced her »
- Liane Bonin Starr
CBS is hoping to turn the Anne Rice novel Angel Time into a possible series.
The network has ordered a drama script from Liz Garcia and Joshua Harto (Memphis Beat) that’s based on Rice’s 2009 novel. The book, which was the first in the author’s Songs of the Seraphim series, tells the story of an assassin with a tragic past who finds himself on a road to redemption. The story takes place at the historic Mission Inn in Riverside, CA.
- Lynette Rice
The first day of a new job can be a memorable moment in one’s life for some and an insignificant, ordinary day for another. On the pilot episode of NBC’s new profiling FBI procedural, The Blacklist, it’s hard to tell whether the first day of Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is either memorable or just another day.
She’s late for her first day at the FBI in the counter-terrorism department when helicopters and black SUVs swarm her residence. If only the FBI were that diligent in keeping their tardy employees in order. Elizabeth’s been named by a mastermind criminal, Raymond ‘Red’ Reddington (James Spader), as the only agent he’ll speak to with the information to catch another person of interest, possible terrorist Ranko Zamani (Jamie Jackson). But before she can find out what intelligence Reddington has on a kidnapping, he creeps her out by knowing secret details of her life, »
- Ernie Estrella
The Blacklist, Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot”
Written by Jon Bokencamp, Brandon Margolis, and Brandon Bronnier
Directed by Joe Carnahan
Airs Mondays at 10 P.M. Et on NBC
The Blacklist‘s first episode, Pilot, begins with former government agent Raymond Reddington (James Spader) walking into FBI headquarters and promptly gives himself up to the powers that be. Promising information on famed terrorist Ranko Zamani, the only catch being that he’ll only speak to one person: Elizabeth Keen(Megan Boone). Clearly that’s a high-ranking federal officer, right? Wrong. Elizabeth Keen is a green agent who has yet to work a single day at the FBI.
Why pick her, you may ask? This is one of the shows biggest mysteries moving forward and potentially the most rewarding. Reddington is a renown terrorist who is mentioned more than once as working for whoever best suits his interests. Keen could simply be a pawn, »
- Drew Koenig
Chicago – When he gets a part that he can bite his teeth into, James Spader chews it up. He got such a part when his agent got him the lead role on NBC’s “The Blacklist,” premiering tonight, September 23, 2013.
With a pilot directed by the talented Joe Carnahan (“The Grey”) and a concept that should give Spader plenty to “eat” for years to come, this is NBC’s best shot at a dramatic hit. Following the premiere of “The Voice,” I expect “The Blacklist” to be one of the few breakouts this season.
Television Rating: 3.5/5.0
Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) is one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. A genius in the mold of Hannibal Lecter, Reddington is a criminal power broker, the kind of guy who knows the guys who get their hands dirty and how to connect them. Having a government background makes him an even deadlier proposition for the United States. »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Beware, spoilers from the start.
Burn Notice is finally coming to an end on September 12th. Don’t get me wrong, for I am an avid fan of the series, it is easily one of my favourite shows currently on television, I do not want the series to end due to my own selfish reasons, but I do believe it is the right decision by the staff, it is better to go out strong rather than fade away.
Matt Nix’s series idealises a contemporary take on action vehicles of the 90′s, such as The A-Team and MacGyver, and has proved immensely popular with the series still competing strongly in the ratings table.
Burn Notice follows Michael Westen (Jeffrey Donovan), a wrongly discredited spy, trying to figure out why he was ‘burned’ by the CIA and who was behind it, teamed with his on-off girlfriend and gun runner Fiona Glenanne »
- Stu Whittaker
How would you like to see the first episode of NBC’s new TV show, The Blacklist?
For decades, ex-government agent Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader, “The Office,” “Boston Legal”) has been one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives. Brokering shadowy deals for criminals across the globe, Red was known by many as “The Concierge of Crime.” Now, he’s mysteriously surrendered to the FBI with an explosive offer: He will help catch a long-thought-dead terrorist, Ranko Zamani, under the condition that he speaks only to Elizabeth “Liz” Keen (Megan Boone, “Law & Order: Los Angeles”), an FBI profiler fresh out of Quantico. For Liz, it’s going to be one hell of a first day on the job.
What follows is a twisting series of events as the race to stop a terrorist begins. What are Red’s true intentions? Why has he chosen Liz, a woman with whom he seemingly has no connection? »
- Movie Geeks
CinemaNerdz readers have a chance to be one of the first to see NBC’s thrilling new drama, The Blacklist, starring James Spader. When the FBI’s most wanted fugitive, Raymond “Red” Reddington mysteriously turns himself in to help catch the worst criminals on his “blacklist,” no one knows what to believe; especially not Liz Keen, the new agent he demands to work with.
For your chance to receive complimentary passes to see the film at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak, Michigan on Thursday, September 12th at 7:00 Pm, just scroll down to the “Enter to Win” link further down on this page and click it.
You’ll then be directed to a URL to visit and enter the contest for your chance to win the tickets. But hurry because there are a limited number of passes available and this is first come first served!
About The Film
The Blacklist: For decades, »
Omari Hardwick will star in “Power,” an hourlong drama from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson set up at Starz.
Hardwick will play James “Ghost” St. Patrick, a wealthy Gotham nightclub owner who lives a double life as a drug kingpin.
“Omari is an actor of incredible range and versatility,” said Starz managing director, Carmi Zlotnik. “When we met Omari, we knew he had all the tools needed to play such a complicated and complex character. We look forward to him bringing Ghost to life on the screen.”
Starz plans to bow the eight-episode first season of “Power” next year. Courtney Kemp Agboh created the series and serves as showrunner, exec producing alongside Jackson, Mark Canton and Randall Emmett. »
- AJ Marechal
In June, Starz announced it was getting into the quality drama game with rapper/actor/charitable energy drink creator Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, giving a series order to "Power," an hourlong scripted show produced by Jackson and created by Courtney Kemp Agboh ("The Good Wife"), who's serving as showrunner and executive producer. Today, the premium network announced that Omari Hardwick has been cast as the lead in the series. He'll play James "Ghost" St. Patrick, the wealthy owner of a New York nightclub whose desire to build the place up into a larger empire is complicated by his other life as a drug kingpin catering to the city's elite, an illicit career he'd love to leave behind for the world of legitimate business -- though extricating himself is far from simple. A new secret drug career show! Hardwick was a regular on TNT cop drama "Dark Blue" as well as TNT »
- Alison Willmore
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