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Anytime you get a chance to talk to Colin Farrell, you take it. So that’s exactly what we did.
The actor appears in Epic, a new animated film from 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Farrell plays Ronin, the leader of an army of rather small soldiers called the Leafmen, who are tasked with protecting the forest from an evil adversary named Mandrake who is intent on turning the richness of the land into rot and darkness.
We spoke with Farrell about many things including Epic, the upcoming Disney film Saving Mr. Banks, and the possibility of re-teaming with his Seven Psychopaths and In Bruges director Martin McDonagh. You can check it out below.
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- Damen Norton
Image Entertainment, an Rlj Entertainment brand, has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love, based on Françoise Dorner's French novel La Douceur Assassine. Starring Oscar winner Michael CaineThe Dark Knight Rises, Inception), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, 127 Hours), Justin Kirk (Goats, Showtime's Weeds), Gillian Anderson (The X-Files) and Jane Alexander (Dream House, Terminator Salvation). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement.
Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and Kaminski Stiehm. Global Screen is handling international sales and will be attending the upcoming Cannes film market. The film will be released via ultra VOD in October and then theatrically in markets across the country.
Last Love stars Michael Caine »
Image Entertainment has acquired all U.S. rights to the romantic drama Last Love , based on Francoise Dorner's French novel "La Douceur Assassine." Starring Oscar winner Michael Caine ( The Dark Knight Rises , Inception ), who recently signed on to star in Interstellar - his 6th Christopher Nolan film, Last Love is written and directed by Sandra Nettelbeck, and co-stars Clémence Poésy ( In Bruges , 127 Hours ), Justin Kirk ( Goats , Showtime's "Weeds"), Gillian Anderson ("The X-Files") and Jane Alexander ( Dream House , Terminator Salvation ). Bill Bromiley, chief acquisitions officer for Image Entertainment, made today's announcement. Image acquired the film from producers/financiers Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Bavaria Pictures GmbH and »
Trailers for the networks' fall shows are upon us (more on that later today), and here's a daring direction for a new show: a remake of a Scandinavian crime drama! No but really, FX's “The Bridge,” a trailer for which just arrived on Indiewire, looks interesting: a police procedural featuring the police of two different countries working on the same case, after a body turns up at a Texan border crossing between the Us and Mexico. In the original it was Denmark and Sweden, but really this version seems to offer more: murderous drug cartels, lawless shanty towns and yawning wealth gaps are easier to come by in Juarez than in Copenhagen (probably). There's also a British/French take on the way called "The Tunnel," starring Stephen Dillane from "Game Of Thrones," and "In Bruges" actress Clemence Poesy. On top of that, "The Bridge" has Demián Bichir, Oscar-nominated last year »
- Ben Brock
Just once, it'd be nice if the couple fleeing from a trigger-happy hit man through, say, a crowded hospital, would yell out -- "Run for your lives!" And if the hospital's in Belgium, say, it'd be nice for them to yell it in French.
"Erased" has such a scene, where Aaron Eckhart, as a security contractor whose company, bank records and recent history have been "erased," is fleeing with his daughter (Liana Liberato). And you can't help but feel for the innocent doctors, nurses and patients on gurneys who catch a bullet during the mayhem. Don't they deserve a warning?
"Erased" is a run-of-the-mill "Bourne" imitation in which covert operatives are desperate to tidy up a scheme in which American expat Ben Logan may be the only witness. It's an exposition-heavy thriller with that generic Euro-thriller blue-grey color palette and duller-than-grey villains, all chasing the good guy and his daughter through scenic Brussels and Antwerp, »
The Liability, 2012.
Directed by Craig Viveiros.
When a nineteen-year-old crashes the car of his gangster stepdad, he is forced to drive a hitman to his next job as payback.
Gangsters in real life are, inherently and on the whole, a seemingly unlikeable bunch that you wouldn’t want to meet. But on the other hand, everyone has their good and bad points. Whether it is, for example, because they’re doing bad things for a heroic end, or maybe they’ve been forced into a position with no exit. Trying to find the good in someone, or something, is what I found myself doing with The Liability.
Adam (O’Connell) smashes a car up while checking his phone, gleefully takes a photo of it and walks off without injury or lesson learnt. So we have unlikeable character number one. »
- Flickering Myth
Revenge is coming when Dead Man Down explodes to Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 9th from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Golden Globe winner Colin Farrell (2009, Best Actor, In Bruges) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are out for revenge in the intense action thriller Dead Man Down. Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish-language The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, reunites with Rapace for this suspenseful tale of two strangers irresistibly drawn to one another by their mutual desire for revenge. The top-notch cast also includes Dominic Cooper (Captain America: The First Avenger) and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard (2006, Best Actor, Hustle & Flow). Victor (Farrell), a professional killer »
- Patrick Luce
Culver City, CA (5/13/13) . Golden Globe® winner Colin Farrell (2009, Best Actor, In Bruges) and Noomi Rapace (Prometheus, original The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) are out for revenge in the intense action thriller Dead Man Down, available July 9th on Blu-ray. Combo Pack and DVD with UltraViolet. from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Niels Arden Oplev, director of the original Swedish-language The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, reunites with Rapace for this suspenseful … Continue reading → »
One of last year's most criminally underseen movies was the outlandish comedy Seven Psychopaths, which is currently available on Blu-ray and DVD. To help remedy that, MovieWeb is teaming up with Appliances Online to give away copies of the Blu-ray. If you haven't had the chance to see director Martin McDonagh's romp starring Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, and Woody Harrelson, do yourself a favor and enter this contest today.
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From Oscar-nominated writer and director Martin McDonagh (Best Original Screenplay, In Bruges, 2008) comes a star-studded, blood-drenched black comedy. Marty (Colin Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing »
Good films, bad films, films you're undecided about – whatever you've been watching recently, let us know what you thought of it
Planning to go to the cinema this week? If you're unsure what to see, take a look at the Guardian Film Show, our weekly roundup of the big cinema releases, in which Xan Brooks and team cast their eye over Pedro Almodóvar's comedy I'm So Excited, Brit teen dance flick All Stars, New York-set Gimme the Loot and deathbed drama The Eye of the Storm.
Here's what our critics had to say about recent releases – but whatever you've been watching, old or new, good or bad, tell us about it in the comment thread below:
Peter Bradshaw said: Pedro Almodóvar's new film is a cheeky comedy about stressy homosexuals in an aeroplane going round and round in the sky without getting anywhere. There are some stressy heterosexuals as well. »
- Adam Boult
Much like a fine wine, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis's relationship appears to be getting better with age. The couple, who have been together since spring 2012, added another stamp to their passports this weekend when they vacationed in Jerez De La Frontera, Spain. In town for the the MotoGP races, Kutcher, 35, and Kunis, 29, also found time to take in the sights, including a local winery. Wearing a gray sweater, Kutcher posed for photos with one arm around Kunis, who wore a green jacket. In his other hand, he clutched a bottle of wine. The weekend jaunt to Spain is »
- Maggie Coughlan
Colin Farrell puts his best face forward in a pointless revenge thriller from the Dragon Tattoo director
Steven Spielberg is said to have watched the young George Clooney on television and said: "If that young man can stop moving his head around, he'll be a star." Someone, somewhere, appears to have told Colin Farrell: "If you can just keep your head, and indeed your entire dishy face, absolutely still, staring at some point to the left or right of the camera, lips slightly apart, you'll have a medium-sized career as a boring action lead from now until the end of time." It is hard to remember the funny and smart Colin Farrell – from, say, In Bruges – while watching this intensely pointless and silly action thriller. Farrell is required to reprise his smoulderingly, facially immobile routine as Victor, a New York gangster who's part of a crew run by alpha-male tough guy, »
- Peter Bradshaw
Focus Features International will sell worldwide rights to the untitled biopic that Julien Temple will direct with Rent and Law & Order‘s Jesse L. Martin starring as the iconic soul singer with the sweet voice and troubled personal life. Script is by Matthew Broughton, and In Bruges‘ Brendan Gleeson will play the role of Freddy Cousaert, who met Marvin Gaye in 1981 in the Belgian fishing village of Ostend when the singer was battling everything from drug problems to the IRS. Cousaert helped the singer regain his mojo, leading to a comeback that included hits like Sexual Healing. Vicky Krieps (Hanna) also stars and Dwight Henry (the bakery owner who played Hushpuppy’s father in Beasts Of The Southern Wild) will play Gaye’s father, who silenced his son with a gunshot. Related: Jesse L. Martin To Play Marvin Gaye, Replaces Lenny Kravitz Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment Pty. Ltd. and »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
Focus Features International has picked up worldwide sales on director Julien Temple’s Untitled Marvin Gaye project, starring Jesse L. Martin (Rent, Law & Order) as the iconic soul singer. Focus will present the title to buyers at the Cannes Film Festival next month. With a screenplay by Matthew Broughton, the project will also star Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson (In Bruges, Troy) in the role of Freddy Cousaert, Vicky Krieps (Hanna) as Eugenie and Dwight Henry (Beasts of the Southern Wild) as the singer’s father. Frederick Bestall of Auric Entertainment and Jimmy De Brabant from Delux Productions are producing. Grammy Award-winning producer
- Tatiana Siegel , Pamela McClintock
Watch out as the enormously entertaining, star studded, blood-drenched, black comedy; Seven Psychopaths, 2013 BAFTA® nominated for Outstanding British Film arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download on 15 April, from Momentum Pictures.
We have three copies of the Blu-ray to give away to our readers.
From Oscar® winning Writer and Director Martin McDonagh (In Bruges) comes an all star cast featuring Colin Farrell (Total Recall, Hyperlink “http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0780536/”In Bruges), Sam Rockwell (Iron Man 2, The Green Mile, Moon), Woody Harrelson (Zombieland, No Country for Old Men, Natural Born Killers), Christopher Walken (Wedding Crashers, Catch Me If You Can, Pulp Fiction), Tom Waits (Fight Club, The Wire, Twelve Monkeys), Abbie Cornish (Limitless, Bright Star, Sucker Punch) and Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace, Land of Oblivion, Max Payne).
Marty (Farrell) is a struggling writer who dreams of finishing his screenplay, “Seven Psychopaths”. All he needs is a little focus and inspiration. »
- Matt Holmes
★★★☆☆ Following the success of his BAFTA-winning debut film In Bruges (2008), director Martin McDonagh teams up once again with Colin Farrell for his second feature-length picture, Seven Psychopath's (2012); a comedy-thriller that's both bloody and farcical in equal measure. At the centre of proceedings is Farrell's Marty, an alcoholic, writer's-block-blighted screenwriter, and best pal Billy, played with volatile eccentricity by the ever-impressive Sam Rockwell. In a bid to provide Marty with some much-needed inspiration, Billy places an ad in the local paper for a movie project entitled 'Seven Psychopaths'.
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- CineVue UK
Director: Martin McDonagh
Running Time: 110 minutes
Playwright Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges was a surprise hit when in cinemas 5 years ago with a script packed with great humour and emotion. With such a well received debut it’s a daunting task for McDonagh to follow it up with something equally good, but for the most part he succeeds. Seven Psychopaths comes close in terms of wit, character and laugh out loud moments. The plot is the film’s weakest point becoming muddled and too self aware around the halway point – however a strong start and a great ending more than make up for the indulgence.
Whilst the humour is a definite plus, it’s the film’s tenderness that really shines through as its strongest point. All of the film’s titular psychopaths »
- Esben Evans
"Aca-scuse me?" Variously pitched as "Glee with teeth" and "X Factor meets Mean Girls", Pitch Perfect (2012, Universal, 12) more closely resembles an anarchic mash-up of High School Musical and Best in Show, with a hint of Heathers and a smattering of Stick It thrown in for good measure. Anna Kendrick is the indie-spirited newbie at college where "organised nerd singing" is the new so-uncool-it's-cool sensation. From the moment we see the prim leader of the all-girl vocal group projectile-vomiting in the middle of an Ace of Bass tribute, you know this isn't going to be a well-behaved affair.
What follows is a tale of heats and heartbreaks, torment and Treblemakers, nobility and nodes ("they sit on your windpipe… and they crush your dreams"), a cheese-cutting satire which delivers a consistent spewy stream of laughs, screams and cackles. »
- Mark Kermode
Struggling screenwriter Colin Farrell is trying to write a crime thriller and is taking advice from his dog-kidnapping pal Sam Rockwell. Farrell has no experience of the crime world, so his script is just the sort of cliched nonsense that Hollywood churns out daily, but Rockwell knows the subject first-hand and brings Farrell a lot closer to the dark side than is safe. McDonagh takes a very meta route here, with plenty of genre conventions being addressed full-on and then turned on their heads. The characters often comment on what's happening to them as if they are trapped in a story, and acknowledge things like the need for a big shootout at the end; then – spoiler alert! »
- Phelim O'Neill
Irish playwright Martin McDonagh made quite a splash back in 2008 with his feature film debut In Bruges, before reuniting with leading man Colin Farrell for last year's genre-bending meta-comedy Seven Psychopaths. We were big fans of Seven Psychopaths here at Flickering Myth (hence our three ★★★★ reviews, and a dedicated podcast), so we're all excited that the film is set to arrive on Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand here in the UK this coming Monday, April 15th courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
Seven Psychopaths sees Farrell leading an all-star cast as a struggling screenwriter who finds himself sucked into the murky Los Angeles criminal underworld when his oddball friends kidnap a violent dog-living gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. Farrell is joined in the cast by Sam Rockwell (Conviction), Christopher Walken (A Late Quartet), Woody Harrelson (The Hunger Games), Tom Waits (The Book of Eli), Abbie Cornish (Sucker Punch) and Olga Kurylenko (Oblivion). Here's the official synopsis, »
- Flickering Myth
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