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Though would-be series starter The Lone Ranger flopped at the box office this past summer, Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer will always have Pirates of the Caribbean to fall back on. The swashbuckling franchise currently holds the title of sixth highest-grossing series of all time, and 2011′s On Stranger Tides scored over $1 billion without the help of Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Disney and Bruckheimer are working fast to pull together a fifth installment.
Currently subtitled Dead Men Tell No Tales, the film has already been slated for the summer of 2016. Now, we have news from The Daily Mail that two well-respected actors are considering major roles in the sequel. Oscar winner Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained) and BAFTA nominee Rebecca Hall (The Awakening) have both been approached to play key characters in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which will find »
- Isaac Feldberg
Director Ridley Scott has worked with some of the most famous composers in the history of movies, from Jerry Goldsmith (“Alien”) and Vangelis (“Blade Runner”) to Hans Zimmer (“Gladiator”) and Harry Gregson-Williams (“Kingdom of Heaven”).
But for his latest opus, “The Counselor,” a thriller by novelist Cormac McCarthy (“No Country for Old Men”), Scott chose someone new: Daniel Pemberton, a 35-year-old English composer who has spent most of the past 15 years penning music for British TV (“Upstairs, Downstairs”).
“The Counselor’s” grisly, drug-world saga led to the use of guitars (both acoustic and electric), but that’s just the start of Pemberton’s edgy, often industrial-sounding mix of traditional instruments with electronics. “I wanted to create a sound world »
- Jon Burlingame
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on Netflix and Amazon Instant Video.
streaming now, before it’s on dvd
Computer Chess: oddball indie mockumentary about an early-80s convention of programmers; trippy and dryly funny [at Amazon Instant Video]
modern horror classics for Halloween
The Awakening: engrossing performances by Rebecca Hall and Dominic West and elegant scares make for a ghost story that feels both classic and progressive at the same time [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Chained: an unnerving and provocative grenade lobbed into the heart of the serial-killer horror subgenre [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Frailty: Bill Paxton is a serial killer and a loving dad; horrifying in how it turns the supernatural and the insane into an ordinary part of everyday life [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Mama: truly disturbing and unexpectedly poignant, with original and effective scares and a feminist spin on motherhood anxieties [my review] [at Amazon Instant Video] Trollhunter: totally fresh mockumentary fantasy, dryly satirical and deliciously suspenseful… »
- MaryAnn Johanson
Ridley Scott courted composer Daniel Pemberton for his new movie The Counselor after hearing the his work in the 2011 British horror film The Awakening. “He came in one day saying he thought it was the best film he saw all year and loved the music,” Pemberton tells The Hollywood Reporter. The two worked together briefly on a short film Scott produced in 2012 based on the video game, but this would be an entirely different beast. The Counselor was a dense thriller from author Cormac McCarthy that juggled a large ensemble of characters in a variety of locations. One
- Matt Patches
Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 24 Oct 2013 - 06:46
Another 25 unsung greats come under the spotlight, as we provide our pick of the underappreciated films of 1995...
The year covered in this week's underrated movie rundown was significant for a number of reasons. It was the year that saw the release of Toy Story - the groundbreaking movie that would cement Pixar's reputation as an animation studio, and set the tempo for CG family movies for the next 18 years and counting. It was the year that saw James Bond (played by Pierce Brosnan for the first time) emerge for GoldenEye after a six-year break. It was also the year of Michael Mann's Heat, Dogme 95, and the moment where Terry Gilliam scored a much-deserved hit with 12 Monkeys.
As ever, we're focusing on a few of the lesser-known films from this particular year, and we've had to think carefully about what's made the cut and what hasn't. »
Scheduled for a May 2014 release, the film was shown at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival to positive reviews.
Justin Chang (Variety): “The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant fit in Amma Asante’s handsome period piece.” John Oursler (Sound on Sight): “Amma Asante’s Belle, a new entrant in the genre, strikes all the right notes.” John DeFore (The Hollywood Reporter): “Moviegoers should respond well when Fox Searchlight brings it to theaters next spring.”
I can’t wait to see this. Being a fan of period-piece dramas, Belle looks to be the perfect blend of courage, love and history.
- Michelle McCue
While Daniel Pemberton prepares to make his biggest splash yet as a feature film composer, with Ridley Scott's "The Counselor," he's been popping up on the right radars elsewhere for a while now. He's an Ivor Novello award winner and multi-bafta nominated composer who has done work extensively on TV, tuned up the Rebecca Hall chiller "The Awakening" and even worked on video games such as "Little Big Planet" and "Kinetic." But the Cormac McCarthy penned thriller is certainly his biggest opportunity and he's seized it with both hands. Today we're excited to unveil four exclusive tracks from the score to the movie, and it's eclectic sampling to say the least. The compositions on display range from the daydreaming "The Hunter," to the nervy and nerve-wracking "Escape" and "Hotel Paranoia," to the mournful "Destroyed." It's already a promising series of tunes and we can expect much more to come on the complete album. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
What’s new, what’s hot, and what you may have missed, now available to stream on blinkbox, BBC iPlayer, Curzon on Demand.
streaming now, while it’s in cinemas
The Rise (aka Wasteland): smooth, accomplished British crime indie tweaks clichés of the genre in a marvelously satisfying way [my review] [at blinkbox]
new to stream
The Cabin in the Woods: one of the greatest horror movies ever made, connecting the thematic underpinnings of the genre in a way that makes it impossible for anyone to make another by-the-numbers horror flick again [my review] [at blinkbox] How I Spent My Summer Vacation (aka Get the Gringo): Mel Gibson in full-on crazy mode versus a Mexican crime lord in a funny and surprising action thriller [at blinkbox] Populaire: http://www.flickfilosopher.com/2013/05/populaire-review-just-your-type.html [my review] [at blinkbox]
- MaryAnn Johanson
The X Factor drew 8.8 million viewers, a 39.9% share between 8pm and 9pm on Saturday, down from 9.1 million (37%) for the previous week's edition.
It has been a mixed season for the 10th series of the Simon Cowell show to date, launching with 9.2 million viewers at the end of August before dipping to 8.3 million – up against the Strictly Come Dancing launch show – and bouncing back to 9.1 million last week.
- John Plunkett
The X Factor dropped around 200,000 viewers from last week in the Saturday ratings (September 21), according to overnight data.
The latest audition episode of the ITV talent show was also down around 700k from last Sunday's show to 8.46 million (38.2%) at 8pm, with a further 368k (1.8%) watching on +1.
Earlier, Stepping Out climbed to 3.49m (18.1%) at 6.45pm, while Through the Keyhole held steady at 4.21m (20.5%) at 9pm (271k/1.6% on +1).
On ITV2, The Xtra Factor »
It may have come out in November 2011, but the BBC are to premiere Nick Murphy’s The Awakening on Saturday September 21st on BBC Two. This premiere may have something to do with a reasonable critical success and interest with his recent film Blood which starred Stephen Graham and Paul Bettany.
The Awakening goes along with the tag ‘Are Ghosts Real?‘ which, if we’re being logical, no of course not! But it sets up the psychological thriller with a very respectable cast of Rebecca Hall, Dominic West, Imelda Staunton and Isaac Hempstead-Wright. Here’s an official synopsis:
In 1921 Florence Cathcart (Rebecca Hall) is living in post-war England where many people are seeking solace and comfort in the mystical and spiritual. Haunted by the death of her fiancé, Florence is committed to debunking supernatural claims, using methodical and rational explanations. When she is asked to visit a boarding school in »
- Dan Bullock
Paul Bettany, star of “Legion” and “Priest”, isn’t just a genre asskicker in cinema. Nope. He’s actually an honest to goodness really good actor. His latest is “Blood”, a gritty police drama that has no superpowers and no demons trying to devour your soul, but your soul might get devoured nevertheless. The film, directed by “The Awakening” director Nick Murphy, is now scheduled to land on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital Download this September 10th from Image Entertainment. Check out a trailer in case you missed it when we originally posted it a while back. Blood tells the story of the Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham), detectives who will do whatever it takes to catch the killer of a shocking murder in a small town, while trying to live-up to the reputation of their tough-as-nails ex-police chief father (Brian Cox). But when a suspect’s interrogation spins violently out of control, »
Director Nick Murphy made an auspicious debut with his 2011 gothic horror film, The Awakening. It was atmospheric but left enough leeway to let his excellent actors help carry the drama. I had high hopes for his follow up feature, Blood, but the result could not be more disappointing. Unwilling to simply be a bland crime drama, Blood never misses an opportunity to grab hold of a coincidence that's either laughably contrived or painfully forced. Furthermore, the excellent cast is completely wasted by going through the repetitive motions of feeling guilty before feeling guilty followed by more feeling guilty. This exploration of guilt would feel more rewarding if the film ever dared to push beyond the obvious moral ramifications, but the film is too busy running around in gorgeously shot circles. Brothers Joe (Paul Bettany) and Chrissie Fairburn (Stephen Graham) are detectives working the case of a young girl who was stabbed to death, »
- Matt Goldberg
Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson), Belle’s lineage affords her certain privileges, yet her status prevents her from the traditions of noble social standing. While her cousin Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) chases suitors for marriage, Belle is left on the sidelines wondering if she will ever find love. After meeting an idealistic young vicar’s son bent on changing society, he and Belle help shape Lord Mansfield’s role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
- Michelle McCue
Flipping through VOD options can be daunting, especially given the plethora of content available at just the click of a button. So sometimes, it can be hard to figure what's worth paying for on that upcoming cable bill and what can wait until later on. Sometimes, all you can go on is the cast, and in the case of "Blood"—which features a strong ensemble led by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Mark Strong and Brian Cox—betting on this quartet is a good way to go. The crime drama, directed by Nick Murphy ("The Awakening"), tells the story of the Fairburn brothers (Bettany and Graham), detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Cox), who has his own reputation for this ruthless tactics. But the brothers are forced to start covering their tracks, when they take an interrogation too far, raising the suspicions of their colleague »
- Kevin Jagernauth
The team behind the now defunct Fantastic Films Weekend (Ffw) has reformed and regrouped as Fantastiq and will present the first edition from August 9-11 at Derby Quad in the UK.
Cinema Retro will be present in the form of Hammer’s quirky horror tale Vampire Circus, which we are sponsoring. The film’s director Robert Young will be present to talk about the 1973 film, one of the run of off-kilter shockers that Hammer produced in the Seventies.
Director Robert Young
The director of Fantastiq is Tony Earnshaw, formerly Head of Film Programming at the National Media Museum in Bradford where he launched the Ffw in 2002. He said: “I’m genuinely delighted to be able to resurrect my pet project, albeit under a new name. And I’m thrilled to welcome Cinema Retro on board as a key supporter along with We Belong Dead magazine and publisher Spectral Press, which »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
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The film stars Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn), Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone), Kristin Scott Thomas (Only God Forgives), Sam Riley (On The Road), Ruth Wilson (The Lone Ranger), Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street), Alexandra Maria Lara (Rush), Tom Schilling (Oh Boy) and Lambert Wilson (Of Gods and Men).
Suite Française is set in 1940s France and is based on the international best-selling work of writer Irène Némirovsky who died in Auschwitz in 1942.
Williams will play Lucile Angellier who awaits news from her husband, a prisoner »
- email@example.com (Michael Rosser)
This isn’t really in our purview necessarily, as Image Entertainment’s Blood is a crime thriller, but when I get sent things from a movie that stars Paul Bettany, Mark Strong, Brian Cox and Stephen Graham, I post it. So with that, enjoy the trailer and some stills from the Nick Murphy (The Awakening) film.
The Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham) are detectives who have lived under the shadow of their police chief father (Brian Cox) – a man known for doing whatever it takes to get a confession. When the brothers take an interrogation too far, they raise the suspicions of their colleague (Mark Strong) and suddenly find themselves having to cover up their own crimes. Blood is headed for a VOD release on July 11th, comes to theaters August 9th and will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray on September 10th. »
- Andy Greene
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that “The Awakening” director Nick Murphy’s dark detective movie “Blood” isn’t going to end well for Paul Bettany’s character. It’s definitely not going to end well for Stephen Graham’s, by the looks of it. It might end okay for Mark Strong’s character, though, since he didn’t just brain a suspec with a shovel … while the suspect was buried in dirt. Nothing good ever comes from braining people with a shovel, I always say. Unless, of course, he had it coming. Even so, consequences and all that. Ugh. Who needs the hassle? Check out the first trailer for Murphy’s “Blood”. The film opened in the UK last month, and shows up Stateside in a few months. When a shocking murder is committed in their small town, the Fairburn brothers (Paul Bettany and »
Paul Bettany and Stephen Graham star as two brothers who’s lives spiral viciously out of control in Blood, which is out now on DVD from eOne and Momentum now! Directed by Nick Murphy (The Awakening), Blood is a psychological thriller about two brothers whose lives begin to collapse under the weight of their father’s illustrious shadow.
A contemporary Greek Tragedy set around the investigation into the murder of a young girl, Blood stars Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Legion), Stephen Graham (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Boardwalk Empire, This is England), Brian Cox (Rise of The Planet of The Apes, Red, The Bourne Supremacy), and Mark Strong (Zero Dark Thirty, Kick Ass, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy).
A: Al Pacino
- Dan Bullock
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