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Monsters: Dark Continent, 2015.
Directed by Tom Green.
Ten years on from the events of Monsters, and the ‘Infected Zones’ have now spread worldwide. In the Middle East a new insurgency has begun. At the same time there has also been a proliferation of Monsters in that region. The Army decide to draft in more numbers to help deal with this insurgency.
Much like with Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd where certain members of the audience didn’t realise it was a musical (yeah…), there were reports of walk-outs during Gareth Edwards’ strange and subversive debut Monsters. Not for explicit or offensive content, and no, not for being a musical; people walked for the simple fact that there just weren’t very many monsters in it. Edwards famously shot the film on a shoe-string budget and »
- Edward Gardiner
Rowan Atkinson has found love with a much-younger woman! The 60-year-old actor, , who's best known for his hilarious on-screen alter-ego Mr Bean, stepped out in London earlier this week with his girlfriend, 32-year-old actress Louise Ford. The British leading man was seen holding hands with the beautiful brunette, who happens to be 28 years younger than him, as they left the opening night of David Mamet's play, "American Buffalo." The pair went public with their romance a year ago after meeting during a production of "Quatermaine's Terms" at Wyndham's Theatre. This highly-publicized outing is rare for the duo, who like to keep their relationship private. "There’s only one thing more important than not talking about your domestic life and that’s not talking about why you are not talking about your domestic life," the actor said last year. Atkinson split from his wife Sunetra Sastry back in February 2014, after 23 years of marriage. »
- tooFab Staff
Giant alien creatures spread to the Middle East in the sequel Monsters: Dark Continent. Here's Ryan's review...
Giant bioluminescent space creatures dominated the horizon but not the plot in Gareth Edwards’ breakthrough film, Monsters. Shot run-and-gun style by Edwards and a tiny crew, Monsters was an unusual blend of road-trip drama with light touches of sci-fi; its focus was the growing friendship between a photograph journalist (Scoot McNairy) and his boss's daughter (Whitney Able) travelling across a Central America ravaged not so much by the title’s Lovecraftian kaiju but by a military intent on keeping them well away from American soil.
Monsters’ success saw Edwards move to Hollywood, where he’s so far headlined the daddy of all kaiju movies, Godzilla, and now set to head up another pop culture giant - the Star Wars spin-off, Rogue One. This left production company Vertigo with a potential franchise on its hands, »
In 2010, British director Gareth Edwards made a huge splash with his feature debut Monsters, a road trip drama with giant monsters stalking around in the background. It was an atmospheric movie that made ingenious use of its low budget; Monsters' success led to Edwards departing for Hollywood, where coveted franchises like Godzilla and Star Wars awaited.
Five years later, and director Tom Green brings us Monsters: Dark Continent, an entirely new story set in the same world as the first movie. A decade after a Nasa probe crashed in Mexico, bringing the giant monsters to Earth, their lumbering threat has spread to the Middle East. The Us Airforce is dispatched to bomb the creatures to prevent their spread, while on the ground, American troops try »
Gareth Edwards’ Monsters was one of those films that people fell in love with. Made on a shoe string budget, the film highlighted just what could be achieved with some hard work, determination, and a good knowledge of special effects software. Now four years on there is a sequel on the way. Monster: Dark Continent is set a decade after the events of Monsters. The creatures have spread further into the human population, there now being several danger zones. The plot centres on a group of fresh army recruits whose first mission takes them deep into the forbidden territory as the embark on a rescue mission.
The film is being directed by British director Tom Green. Green came to studio Vertigo Films’ attention thanks to his impressive short films Brixton 85 and Kid, as well as his hand in E4 television series Misfits. In the run up to the film »
- Kat Smith
Director: Tom Green
Run Time: 100 minutes
Synopsis: Ten years after Monsters, the invading creatures have infected a lot more of the Earth, with the Middle East becoming overrun. The constant attempts to wipe out the creatures from this part of the world has lead to a rise in insurgents. After a squad of soldiers goes missing behind enemy lines it’s up to battle-worn Sergeant Frater (Harris) to lead a squad full of fresh recruits on a rescue mission deep into monster territory.
Gareth Edwards’ 2010 film Monsters is seen by many as one of the most original and innovative movies of this century. Edwards’ managed to craft a thought-provoking sci-fi monster movie on a shoe-string budget. Rather than other films that dealt with invading aliens, this one was devoid of massive set pieces and the White House being blown up. Instead the »
- Kat Smith
Good news for all the Grand Theft Auto fans out there - the BBC has confirmed a title and new details for the forthcoming drama focusing on the acclaimed game franchise.
The BBC has described Grand Theft Auto as "arguably the greatest British coding success story since Bletchley Park".
Radcliffe will play Rockstar co-founder and president Sam Houser, while Paxton plays Thompson in the 90-minute drama.
The project is part of the Make It Digital initiative, »
Daniel Radcliffe’s place among the Grand Theft Auto drama – set to be entitled Game Changer – has been confirmed, BBC Films announced today. As we reported last week, the Horns star will join the project as Sam Houser, one half of prestigious developer Rockstar Games and the man who become embroiled in a legal battle with Jack Thompson over the issue of video game violence.
Since its inception in 1997, Rockstar’s GTA has been no stranger to controversy, with may pointing fingers for the alleged glorification of violence. It’s a matter that Thompson took umbrage with in the early years of the 21st century, calling for the game to be removed from shelves indefinitely. Over the course of his campaign, »
- Michael Briers
The BBC has greenlit the 90-minute drama, which focuses on a bunch of British gaming geniuses centered around Sam Houser (Radcliffe).
For those who do not know, “Grand Theft Auto” offers gamers the chance to step into a fantasy world where they can behave like criminals, gun down rival gangsters and cops, hijack cars and venture deeper into an imaginary American underworld.
The game has been a massive commercial success. In autumn 2013, its latest iteration — “GTA:v” — earned $1 billion in its first three days, becoming the fastest-selling entertainment product in history.
The TV film tracks how the violent gameplay coupled with its commercial success leads to fierce opposition: from parents worried about children immersing themselves in such a violent world; from politicians, »
- Leo Barraclough
According to Variety, the 90-minute drama currently has the working title "Game Changer." (Too close to the political book/TV movie "Game Change"?) Bill Paxton will star opposite DanRad as lawyer Jack Thompson, who is determined to do whatever he can to stop the relentless rise of "Grand Theft Auto."
So the TV movie will follow both the mega-successful game developers and the moral campaigners who oppose the gameplay, which glamorizes violence and the criminal underworld. It should be pretty fascinating. The script was written by James Wood ("Rev, "Ambassadors"), and directed by Owen Harris ("Misfits"). No word yet on when this might air, but we'll keep an eye on it. »
- Gina Carbone
Monsters was the film that launched director Gareth Edwards. Following on from the success of his guerrilla baby Edwards has gone on to direct Godzilla and is now hard at work on the first stand alone Star Wars movie, Star Wars: Rogue One.
Monsters might be a distant memory for Edwards but the studio that helped birth it Vertigo Films have been hard beavering away on a sequel. Misfits director Tom Green has stepped into the shoes of Edwards and his offering Monsters: Dark Continent hits the UK on 1st May. Ahead of the release we’ve managed to get our hands on the latest trailer for the film, watch it now.
- Kat Smith
Ordinary Lies has become one of BBC One's most talked-about new drama series of 2015, with viewers hooked as writer Danny Brocklehurst weaved in-and-out of the lives of the staff at Js car dealership.
Dooley spoke to Digital Spy about what to expect from the dramatic climax... and whether Ordinary Lies come could back for a second series.
The response to Ordinary Lies so far has been hugely positive - have you been following the reaction?
"I have, yeah - the reaction around Michelle Keegan's episode, and Sally Lindsay's… and what was interesting was the reaction to Holly [Earl] and Shazid [Latif's] episode [which depicted a relationship between an adult male and 15-year-old girl]... that was really interesting.
"I think what Danny does brilliantly is he creates things that get people »
Before he helmed 2014's Godzilla, Gareth Edwards wrote and directed the 2010 cult film, Monsters. A character-driven love story with its titular alien entities effectively placed in the background for most of the movie's runtime, Monsters takes a unique approach to the creature feature subgenre, as does its sequel, Monsters: Dark Continent. With the follow-up film to Monsters now out in theaters and available on VOD from RADiUS, we had a chance to talk with the movie's co-writer and director, Tom Green, who discussed shooting in the Jordanian desert, realistically portraying military life, the large potential of the Monsters franchise, and much more.
Reminiscent of real life recent events (minus the creatures), Monsters: Dark Continent follows an American Army unit fighting both humans and monsters in the sands of the Middle East. The result is a gut-punch of a picture that unflinchingly explores the horrors of combat, the haunting psychological effects of war, »
- Derek Anderson
Antonia Thomas is to star a new supernatural thriller Thea which has just started filming in London. She stars alongside Luke Norris (recently seen in Poldark) as a young couple in London whose lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly formed family.
Antonia (represented by Curtis Brown) graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2009 and immediately landed the role of Alisha in E4's Misfits, a role she played for three series. She was nominated for the Best Female Newcomer Empire Award for her role in hit musical-feature Sunshine on Leith. She recently played the lead role of Evie in new comedy series Scrotal Recall for Channel 4 as well as the love interest in last summer's hit Northern Soul on the big screen.
- email@example.com (ScreenTerrier)
Tourette syndrome has gotten the Hollywood spotlight from stars like Amy Poehler in “Deuce Bigalow,” Bill Murray in “What About Bob?” and Elle Fanning in “Phoebe in Wonderland.” Media representation of the tic disorder has ranged from irreverently comedic to sweetly tragic. The new movie “The Road Within,” which opens in theaters Friday, aims for a bit of both – funny but also sweet and touching and respectful of those who have Tourette’s. In the film, 27-year-old Irish actor Robert Sheehan (“Misfits,” “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”) plays Vincent, a teen dealing with Tourette syndrome following the death of his mother. He moves into a clinic, where he meets Marie (Zoe Kravitz), a girl with an eating disorder, and Alex (Dev Patel), a boy with obsessive-compulsive impulses. When the three teens steal their doctor’s car and escape the clinic, they embark on a road trip full of rebellious antics, »
- Emily Rome
The 5'10", UK actor, Dominic Cooper will be playing Preacher's 6'0+" Texan, Jesse Custer. He joins his rumored, real-life girlfriend Ruth Negga (Agents of Shield) in the series, who will be portraying Tulip O'Hare. Joseph Gilgun (Misfits) is portaying Custer's vampire bff, Cassidy. Ian Colletti (Rake) rounds out the cast as Arseface. Ennis and artist Steve Dillon originally began their run on Preacher for Vertigo Comics in 1995. The Tracking Board first reported Cooper for Jesse Custer in early March of this year. We have Jesse Custer! @dominiccoop is gonna save our souls. #Preacher — Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) April 17, 2015 Related Content: Seth Rogen Teases Preacher TV Series Seth Rogen Substantiates Talk Of AMC's Preacher Series Merging with a bizarre spiritual force called Genesis, Texan Preacher Jesse Custer becomes completely disillusioned with the beliefs that he had dedicated his entire life to. Now possessing the power of "the word," an ability to »
"Misfits" star Antonia Thomas has booked a lead role alongside Luke Norris and Eileen Davies in the London-set supernatural thriller "Thea," to be directed by Nirpal Bhogal ("Sket") and produced by Uzma Hasan. The film follows young couple, played by Antonia Thomas and Luke Norris, whose lives are turned upside down when they experience supernatural evils while struggling with the birth of their first child. Co-produced by Gareth Roberts and Jezz Vernon, expect some beastly scares in this one, as Paul Hyett ("The Woman in Black") has signed up to be the film's creature designer. The film is a co-production between »
- Tambay A. Obenson
London’s got a creature problem this morning. Following news Alan Rickman will be starring in The Limehouse Golem, comes word Paul Hyett (The Descent, The Children) will craft creatures for Nirpal Bhogal’s UK thriller, Thea, starring Antonia Thomas. Thomas, star of UK TV hit Misfits plays one half of a couple with Luke Norris. The birth of their first…
- Samuel Zimmerman
Thomas and Norris play a young couple whose lives are turned upside down when the birth of their first child is accompanied by terrifying entities that threaten their newly formed family.
The film is a co-production between Little House Productions and Moli Films and is the first of a slate announced by Screen earlier this year for which Metrodome is selling internationally and releasing »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Andreas Wiseman)
Villordsutch reviews Judge Dredd: The Mega Collection – The Heavy Mob…
The Heavy Mob features the stories Holocaust 12, Brit-Cit Brute, Wynter and the Judge Dredd tales Father Earth, Debris and Warzone, featuring the work of John Wagner, Robbie Morrison, John Smith, Jim Murray, Kev Walker, Ron Smith, Michael Carroll, Pj Holden, Nick Percival, and more.
This volume concentrates on the heavily armoured divisions within the Justice Department, sent into the most extreme of troublespots. Holocaust 12 and Brit-Cit Brute have never been reprinted since their original publication in the early 1990s, so this will be the first time they will be getting an airing in twenty years!
I feel Heavy Mob is now unfortunately the first real stumble in the Judge Dredd: Mega Collection; it begins well but proceeds to grasp randomly at stories that previously would have been stapled to the closing chapters of the other Mega Collections.
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