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Will Poulter made quite an impression with his debut screen performance as Lee Carter in Son Of Rambow and now the talented young actor is taking the lead in an unusual superhero film titled iBoy. Yes, you've probably guessed the reference in the title correctly and having had a chance to see a promo for the film yesterday at the Afm I'm pretty comfortable saying that this is one worth keeping an eye out for.Imagine a world where Facebook pages hover above people's heads, private emails are accessed in barely a moments' thought, and a teenage boy becomes as powerful as some of the biggest corporations in the world.Shot whilst on the phone to 999 (the Emergency Services) as a group of kids attack his...
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Radioactive spiders, chemical spills, gamma rays and more have give everyday people superpowers in the comic book world, but now we'll get a new spin on the superhero from across the pond with iBoy. ScreenDaily reports We're the Millers star Will Poulter, all grown up from his days in Son of Rambow, will lead an adaptation of Kevin Brooks' hit thriller novel which follows a teenage boy who gets super powers when shattered fragments of an iPhone get lodged in his brain. Yeah, it sounds a little silly, but the praise for the book seems to indicate that there's a very cool story to be told. So who will direct the flick? Read on! First, here's the official synopsis of the book: What can he do with his new powers -- and what are they doing to him? Before the attack, Tom Harvey was just an average teen. But »
- Ethan Anderton
We’re The Millers and Son of Rambow star Will Poulter is to lead the cast in the adaptation of well-received superhero novel iBoy, about a teenage boy who gains special powers when he’s hit by a falling iPhone.
Scheduled for a February 2014 shoot, Metro International is selling at the Afm and will be showing a teaser shot by Randall starring Poulter.
iBoy follows average teenager Tom whose world is turned on its head when a violent encounter with local thugs leaves fragments of a shattered smart-phone embedded in his brain »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
The recent release of Ender’s Game gives us two really great young actors, both of whom are following up highly acclaimed previous work. Hailee Steinfeld showed astonishing screen presence and self-assuredness as Mattie Ross in True Grit, with Asa Butterfield having followed up noteworthy work in Son of Rambow and the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas with a similarly striking performance as the eponymous hero of Scorsese’s tender fable Hugo.
They join a long and rightly lauded parade of actors who, rather than go with affected cuteness or over-acted eloquence beyond their years, have instead inhabited child roles and delivered sincere and affecting performances.
Here are half a dozen of the best:-
Steinfeld’s performance in True Grit is nothing short of astonishing and she will do well to match it at any point in what will undoubtedly be a considerable and richly-lauded career. »
- Dave Roper
Director: Shion Sono.
Running Time: 119 minutes.
Synopsis: An ultra-violent slice of insanity that is both a wild subversion of the Yakuza film and an affectionate tribute to the death of celluloid.
Somewhere, Quentin Tarantino is shuddering with pleasure. He doesn’t know why, but it’s because there was just a screening of Why Don’T You Play In Hell?, an ultra-violent, hyper-realist, blood soaked, Yakuza based ode to cinema that will leave lovers of cult film gleeful while everyone else wonders what the hell they just watched.
There are three narrative threads running parallel; A) An ongoing war between two clans of Yakuza, B) The runaway daughter of one of the heads of said gangs C) A group of amateur film makers called The Fuck Bombers waiting for their big break. A and C are seemingly unrelated »
- John Sharp
News Ryan Lambie 8 Oct 2013 - 07:51
Initially due out next February, sci-fi film The Maze Runner has been pushed back to September 2014...
We're really looking forward to The Maze Runner, director Wes Ball's adaptation of James Dashner's 2009 novel. About a group of teenagers stuck in a place called the Glade with no memory of how they got there, it boasts a great young cast (including Son Of Rambow and We're The Millers' Will Poulter) and an intriguing mystery at its centre.
Fox originally planned to have The Maze Runner in cinemas on the 14th February, but the studio has elected to push the film back for a late summer release instead. This was broken by the director himself, who revealed on Twitter that he had "good news and bad news".
"Bad news, you have to wait a bit longer," Ball wrote. "Good news, the movie and marketing »
It's a major disappointment: the next Narnia film should be The Magician's Nephew, Cs Lewis's own prequel to the series
• Peter Bradshaw's five-star review of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
• From Harry Potter to Narnia: the pressure on film franchises to perform
The Chronicles of Narnia movies were greenlit in the wake of huge success for Harry Potter at multiplexes, but have never quite lived up to the success of their more modern counterparts. Might it have been different if Tilda Swinton's fabulously evil White Witch had not been killed off at the end of 2005's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe? Both 2008's Prince Caspian and 2010's The Voyage of the Dawn Treader suffered from a distinct Swinton deficit (though she did make a brief cameo in the latter).
If so, this week's announcement that the company which owns the »
- Ben Child
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Running Time: 110 minutes.
Synopsis: When small-time drug dealer David (Sudeikis) is robbed, he is forced to take on a dangerous drug smuggling operation to clear his debt. To make it past the border, he decides to pose as a clean cut family with stripper-neighbour Rose, local runaway Casey (Roberts) and shy teen Kenny (Poulter) as his fake wife, daughter and son.
You know when you see Michael Fassbender in Jonah Hex, or Jessica Ennis in those Santander adverts, and you think, ‘Oh, I like you. But these are awful. These do you no favours.’ We’Re The Millers is just like that. The four actors at the centre of this substandard gross-out road movie are all really good, but the film isn’t. It could have been, but it isn’t. »
- John Sharp
A warm-hearted and commendably daft comedy about three high-school boys who build a home in the woods
If David Gordon Green had made Son of Rambow, it might have looked something like this: a sunny and reasonably funny coming-of-ager from Sundance-ratified debutant Jordan Vogt-Roberts. Three high-school boys evade their overbearing families by constructing a new home in the nearby woods, hoping the task will make men of them; instead, inevitably, they grow bumfluffed, hungry and terrified of the wildlife. Vogt-Roberts and writer Chris Galletta spread their sympathies wide, subverting the fratcom's tendency to portray girls as snakes in the grass, and hand the parents – Parks & Recreation's peerlessly brusque Nick Offerman in particular – many of the best moments. The director's background in online shorts manifests itself in an occasional, montage-heavy scattiness, and the broadly conventional closing act can't quite maintain the laugh rate, but there's a lot of warm-hearted and commendably daft business along the way. »
- Mike McCahill
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber; Screenwriters: Bob Fisher, Steve Faber, Sean Anders, John Morris; Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Sudeikis, Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Nick Offerman, Kathryn Hahn; Running time: 110 mins Certificate: 15
Let's face it: any comedy where Jennifer Aniston gets top billing should set alarm bells ringing. We loved her in Friends, but her film career has been characterised by hollow evocations of Rachel in sub-par rom-coms and more recently, marked by a certain desperation to get her kit off and be a bit saucy. Well, crank the sirens, because her latest comedy sees her starring as a stripper...
We're The Millers aims to shock, but the real kicker is that actually, it's not that bad. In fact, it's quite funny (though you may quietly hate yourself for laughing). Even Jason Sudeikis - usually the sidekick who last worked with Aniston on Horrible Bosses - is greasily amusing as a lonely »
Be careful no one puts soap in your mouth while you watch this mashup of kids cursing in movies.
Movies Included (Click to Buy)
A Christmas Story | The Sandlot | National Lampoon's Vacation | The Bad News Bears | Heavyweights | Russkies | Sleepaway Camp | Explorers | Space Camp | Kick-Ass | Role Models | 3000 Miles to Graceland | Stand By Me | Son of Rambow | Big | About a Boy | The Great Outdoors | Little Miss Sunshine | National Lampoon's European Vacation | E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial | Hardball | The Philadelphia Story | The Goonies | Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead | The Lost Boys | South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut | The Princess Bride | The Exorcist | The Good Son | Orphan | Terminator 2: Judgment Day | The Karate Kid | Meatballs | Jerry Maguire | Moonrise Kingdom | Super 8 | Adventures in Babysitting | Uncle Buck | Wet Hot American Summer »
The next R-rated comedy to come out this Summer is set to release on Wednesday (Aug 7th), and last week we got the chance to check out the film (as well as sent several of our lucky readers to screenings as well), in order to tell you whether or not We're the Millers is comedy gold, or another dud. Come inside to check out our full review!
One of my first R-rated film I ever saw was released in the last week of July 1983, which was National Lampoons Vacation, still one of the best films that Chevy Chase ever committed to celluloid. In that film, Clark Griswold and his family headed out on the great American road trip. In their journeys, they ran into strange characters, stranger places and their goal, A family vacation that brought them together once again. Brilliantly written by Harold Ramis and directed by the great »
- email@example.com (Chris Danger)
This weekend see’s the release of The World’S End, the final installment of Edgar Wright’s ‘Three Flavours Cornetto‘ trilogy. You’ll notice several themes, motifs and jokes are woven between all three films, but none are more evident than the cast. Wright and Pegg have a proclivity for casting their mates, going all the way back to Spaced. And with chums like these, who could blame them.
Part One can be read here. Have a Part Two. And a Bourbon.
Well fuck-a-doodle-doo! You’ll probably recognise his face but you will certainly recognise his voice. He is probably most famous for providing the vocals for Darth Maul in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, which he recycled to wonderful effect in Spaced and Black Books. His best work has been on Science spoof Look Around You, featuring a plethora of folks from the Cornetto-verse, »
- John Sharp
Meet this year’s class of rising talents in acting and filmmaking.
Screen International is today unveiling its 2013 UK Stars of Tomorrow. This annual feature spotlights up-and-coming actors and filmmakers that will be making waves in the years to come.
The 2013 Class of Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow are listed below in alphabetical order.
This 11-year-old from Greater Manchester, will next star opposite George Clooney.
The 18-year-old from Hammersmith will play twins in BBC2’s The Thirteenth Tale.
The Winchester-born 18-year-old stars in this month’s release The Seasoning House.
Olivier-nominated East Londoner is set to play Josephine Baker on stage.
The Bristol-born actor is busy in the Us with an ABC Family TV series and starring opposite »
Who are these amnesiac boys, rising up each month from a rusting elevator into the middle of a grassy glade?
What is this massive stone maze surrounding them, and why does it change shape each day? How long will some unseen intelligence keep testing them as they try desperately to escape?
- Anthony Breznican
This Friday sees the release of The Kings of Summer, one of our favorite movies out of Sundance this year (where it was titled Toy's House) and also one of the best coming-of-age movies in years. It's hilarious, heartfelt and involves a summertime story that's up there with Stand by Me, The Sandlot and Moonrise Kingdom as an immediate classic for the seasonal subgenre. And the film's director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, certainly knows the body of work he's following. To get the gig he even made a short "tone reel" comprised of clips from such great movies as Stand by Me, Superbad, Mean Creek, Son of Rambow, Millions, The Wackness, Ferris Bueller's Day Off and many others. Fortunately he was very successful in adding something familiar yet highly...
- Christopher Campbell
Can we all just agree that Jennifer Aniston has a great body? Not just for a 44 year old mind you, but a great body period? I think if she knew we were all in agreement she might stop relying on the need to expose it in movies and instead focus on finding smart scripts with interesting characters. Not that I’m making any kind of premature judgement on her latest film, We’re the Millers, based on the brand new red band trailer below. Jason Sudeikis stars as a drug dealer who agrees to smuggle a smidge of pot across the border from Mexico for a very wealthy man (Ed Helms). The plan is simple. Rent a wife, two children, and an Rv, and then avoid border suspicion by looking like nothing more than a happy family on vacation. Aniston plays a stripper he hires as his wife, and Emma Roberts and Will Poulter play their lovable »
- Rob Hunter
A new trailer for We're the Millers has debuted.
When small-time drug dealer David Burke (Sudeikis) is asked to smuggle a large amount of marijuana into the Us from Mexico, he comes up with the idea of using a fake, all-American family as cover to avoid suspicion at the border.
The trailer shows David encouraging stripper Rose (Aniston) to pose as his wife, with homeless teenager Kasey (Roberts) and geeky neighbour Kenny (Son of Rambow's Will Poulter) masquerading as their children.
Aniston, Sudeikis, Roberts and Poulter also feature in a new poster for the movie which also debuted on Wednesday (May 22).
We're the Millers - which is directed by »
Three young British actors have landed roles in The Maze Runner, Fox’s adaptation of the sci-fi Young Adult novel, the first in a series of books set in a post-apocalyptic world by James Dashner, to be directed by Wes Ball.
Here's the synopsis:
Thomas wakes up in an elevator, remembering nothing but his own name. He emerges into a world of about 60 teen boys who have learned to survive in a completely enclosed environment, subsisting on their own agriculture and supplies from below. A new boy arrives every 30 days. The original group has been in "the glade" for two years, trying to find a way to escape through a maze that surrounds their living space. They have begun to give up hope. Then a comatose girl arrives with a strange note, and their world begins to change...
20 year old Will Poulter will play Gally, a Glader who mistrusts Thomas from the beginning, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (ScreenTerrier)
British actor Aml Ameen has landed a role in The Maze Runner, Fox’s adaptation of the sci-fi Ya novel by James Dashner. Wes Ball is directing the project, with Temple Hill Entertainment and the Gotham Group producing. The story is set in a postapocalyptic era in which a boy who remembers only his first name wakes up in a community packed with boys called the Glade, which is surrounded by a huge maze. The boys must unlock the secrets of the maze in order to gain their freedom. Will Poulter, who starred in Son of Rambow, already has been
- Borys Kit
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