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We speak about Wolfgang Staudte's Murderers Are Among Us, the blurring of parameters, Bruce Greenwood's Vince at the charity ball, the upcoming Remember with Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau, Bruno Ganz and Dean Norris and Die Walküre.
Ryan Reynolds and Mireille Enos give fervent performances of grief as Matthew and Tina, whose daughter Cass, played as an ice-skating, pie-loving, energetic young girl by Peyton Kennedy, goes missing. For eight years, aided by a Niagara team of detectives, headed by Rosario Dawson's Nicole Dunlop and Scott Speedman's Jeffrey Cornwall, they search for the missing child. The viewer knows her whereabouts in the clutches of Kevin Durand's Mika, a man in their midst, who comes up with new bristling storytelling functions »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
As we wind 2014 down, Tfgp is taking a look at the best games of 2014 leading up to our Cinelinx Game of the Year selection. Today, as a team, we are presenting our five favorite games of the year and why they’re worth consideration for the top honors. Come inside and have a look!
Bugs, glitches and a severe lack of undercooked games have plagued us this year. Some of our most anticipated titles were struck down by this blight. Out of the digital ashes some true hero’s have emerged to truly make this a memorable year in gaming. Here, at the spacious Tfgp HQ we have been mulling over our current Goty nominees. This year we decided to let you in on the process.
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- email@example.com (Jordan Maison)
A24 has picked up yet another Michael Fassbender vehicle. According to Deadline, the film distribution company has officially acquired the U.S. rights to Adam Smith’s feature debut Trespass Against Us.
The heist film follows the Cutler family of outlaws led by Chad Cutler (Michael Fassbender) and his father (Brendan Gleeson). When the law catches up with Chad, he’s must decide whether to stay loyal to his outlaw family or do what he believes is best for his children. The film co-stars Lyndsey Marshal, Sean Harris, Rory Kinnear and Killian Scott.
Smith rose to prominence through directing TV episodes for Little Dorrit and Doctor Who as well as music videos like the popular vid for The Chemical Brothers track “Don’t Think.” The electronic duo made up of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons has subsequently provided original music for Trespass Against Us.The script was written by Alistair Siddons, »
- William Fanelli
Scott Speedman enjoys portraying flawed men who are pushed to the limit, make mistakes, and then have to recover, and his character in Atom Egoyan’s new psychological thriller, The Captive, definitely fits the bill. Speedman plays Detective Jeffrey Cornwall, an edgy cop who makes a living hooking predators and searching for missing children online. He’s immediately skeptical of Matthew Lane’s (Ryan Reynolds) story about his missing daughter (Alexia Fast), and his suspicions that the father is somehow complicit in the abduction lead him to push way beyond the ethical boundaries of his work. Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood also co-star. At the film’s recent press day, Speedman spoke about his creative collaboration with Egoyan with whom he worked previously on Adoration, how Egoyan wrote the role specifically with him in mind, why he was drawn to the complicated character and enjoyed the challenge of an enigmatic story, »
- Sheila Roberts
A24 and DirectTV have acquired all U.S. rights from HanWay Films to John Maclean’s directorial debut “Slow West,” starring “Dawn of Planet of the Apes” star Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn.
“Slow West” will have its world premiere next month at the Sundance Film Festival in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition.
The film, set at the end of the 19th century, follows the story of a 16-year-old, played by Smit-McPhee, as he journeys across the American frontier in search of the woman he loves. Fassbender plays a mysterious traveler; Mendelsohn plays an outlaw.
Fassbender and Maclean worked together previously on two short films — “Man on a Motorcycle” and “Pitch Black Heist.”
“Slow West” is produced by Fassbender’s partner Conor McCaughan of Dmc Film, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman of See-Saw Films and Rachel Gardner of Rachel Gardner Films. It’s the first project to be produced by Dmc Film. »
- Dave McNary
A24 and Directv have swooped on their latest film, taking Us rights from world sales agent HanWay Films to the upcoming Sundance world premiere starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender and Ben Mendelsohn.
John Maclean’s directorial debut will screen in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition and takes place in the late 1800’s as a 16-year-old journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves.
Fassbender plays the youngster’s mysterious companion and Mendelsohn is the outlaw on their tail.
Film4 developed the project and co-financed with the BFI, the New Zealand Film Commission and Fulcrum Media Finance »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Atom Egoyan's intense abduction thriller The Captive, starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman and Mireille Enos with Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast and Bruce Greenwood, takes us to a wintry Niagara Falls and into the clutches of a hellish circle of internet predators. A house straight out of Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest turns out to be Marquis de Sade's chateau with Mozart's Magic Flute filling the icy air.
At the Crosby Street Hotel, I started with greetings from Alessandro Nivola, who is starring on Broadway with Bradley Cooper and Patricia Clarkson in The Elephant Man. Atom and I went on to discuss the link to The Sweet Hereafter, fairy tales, Greek mythology, Cornwall and shifting perception, and ended up at Die Walküre and Remember.
Kevin Durand as Mika: "There's a charge, there's »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The Captive is the latest film from writer/director Atom Egoyan, and it tells the tale of Matthew and Tina, a couple whose happy life is forever shattered when their daughter suddenly vanishes. Eight years later, they come across evidence that suggests she is still alive, and Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) risks everything to find her and bring her back home safely.
It was an absolute pleasure to talk with Egoyan when he was at The Captive press day last week in West Hollywood, California. He was joined there by Scott Speedman, who plays a cop in the film and described the research he did to better understand the type work people do in child exploitation units. Egoyan, on the other hand, explained how he constructed the screenplay and told us why he loves ambiguity so much.
Check out what they had to say in the video above and be sure »
- Ben Kenber
Paul Thomas Anderson’s legion of fans will get their chance to see the filmmaker’s latest Inherent Vice – at least those in New York and L.A. after a long build-up of anticipation. Studio Warner Bros. is handling the director’s latest, set in a drug-laced L.A. in the 1970s. Barring some unforeseen cataclysm, the feature is easily going to be this week’s b.o. superstar and likely one of the year’s biggest per screen debuts. How it will fare against other fall b.o. knock-outs like Searchlight’s Birdman or TWC’s The Imitation Game remains to be seen. A slew of Specialty openers will coincide with the Inherent Vice juggernaut. A24 will open Oscar-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan’s The Captive day and date after an early fall bow in the director’s native Canada. Sundance Selects will expose Free The Nipple in New York »
- Brian Brooks
This weekend, Chris Rock directs himself as a comedian trying to turn around his career in "Top Five," Paul Thomas Anderson directs Joaquin Phoenix as a drug-fueled, counter-culture detective in his adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's "Inherent Vice," "Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2014" airs Sunday evening at 9 p.m. on ABC, and Season 1 of the British crime series "Broadchurch" arrives on Netflix this Friday.
Also in theaters this weekend: "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is Ridley Scott's retelling of the Biblical epic starring Christian Bale as Moses and Joel Edgerton as Rhamses. In "The Captive," a young daughter vanishes without a trace, leaving her family torn apart and her father (Ryan Reynolds) as a suspect. Eight years later, disturbing incidents indicate that she may still be alive.
- Jonny Black
--DWTS Reunion! Val Chmerkovskiy went to check out former dance partner Janel Parrish and Rumer Willis in For The Record: Baz Luhrmann at Dba in West Hollywood.--Leonardo Dicaprio and best bud Tobey Maguire watched Queen of the Night at the 2nd annual Women in Art Benefit during Miami Beach’s Art Basel festival.--Awkward's Jillian Rose Reed celebrated her 23rd birthday with a private cycling party at Flywheel West Hollywood.--Drake, Chanel Iman, and couple Fka twigs and Robert Pattinson partied until 5:30 a.m. at the 1Oak/Up & Down [...] »
In his disturbing child-abduction thriller, The Captive, writer/director Atom Egoyan explores the ambiguous nature of the human condition and how ordinary people react when drawn into dreadful circumstances. Haunting events unfold against a wintry Canadian landscape and secrets are revealed out of time over an 8-year period as parents Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) and Tina Lane (Mireille Enos) are torn apart by the kidnapping of their young daughter (Alexia Fast) while two detectives (Rosario Dawson, Scott Speedman) investigate the case. Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood also co-star. At the film’s recent press day, Egoyan spoke about creating the atmospheric look and tone of the film, his writing process, the inspiration behind the story, tackling a difficult subject with care and sensitivity, approaching the narrative in a non-linear fashion, the impact of sophisticated new technology and how it can be abused, working with a low budget while attracting great actors »
- Sheila Roberts
This is a reprint of our review from the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Have you ever Xeroxed a picture repeatedly until the image became so degraded that only the highest-contrast elements of the original remained? Imagine doing that with Denis Villeneuve’s “Prisoners,” the other Canadian-directed, child abduction movie, and you’d get something like Atom Egoyan’s “The Captive.” Retreading "Prisoners" territory to an extent that at times makes you wonder if they’re two parts of some sort of Canadian auteur experiment that no one else is in on, what is lost in the transfer, however, is any of the Villeneuve film’s subtlety or shading, and we are left only with its most lurid, credulity-stretching highlights, with all other texture blasted out to snowy blankness. Populate this sketchy version with the bargain-basement versions of the other film's leads (Ryan Reynolds instead of Hugh Jackman, Scott Speedman instead of »
- Jessica Kiang
In Atom Egoyan's thrilling crime drama The Captive, Ryan Reynolds stars as Matthew, a father whose daughter Cassandra goes missing, leading police to consider him to be the primary suspect. Later, with his marriage crumbling and his life in tatters, his daughter's belongings begin popping up in strange places.
Years pass before detectives Nicole (Rosario Dawson) and Jeffrey (Scott Speedman) find a photo of Cassandra online, spurring them to reopen the investigation and leading Matthew to undertake a frantic search to find and save his missing child.
News: Ryan Reynolds Reveals His Father was Scary
In this exclusive clip from The Captive, a distressed Matthew, whose daughter was just abducted, is confronted by Jeffrey, who accuses the horrified father of arranging his own child's disappearance.
A24 Films' The Captive is now available on DirecTV and hits »
On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 8-14 The Captive Eight years after the event, a man finds himself immersed in a complex web that surrounds the mysterious disappearance of his daughter in this psychological thriller. Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman (R, 1:52) 12/12 Available same day as theatrical release. The Color of Time James Franco, Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff star in this tale of an artist struggling to reconcile his past. Based on the life of Pulitzer Prize winner C.K. Williams. (R, 1:16) 12/9 Pre-dvd release. Dolphin Tale 2 Rejoin Winter, the dolphin with a prosthetic tail, in her Florida home. Sawyer, Hazel … Continue reading →
The post On Demand DVD New Releases Dec. 8-14 appeared first on Channel Guide Magazine. »
- Meredith Ennis
Is there any doubt that Ryan Reynolds is going be one awesome father? Scott Speedman, the papa-to-be's co-star in The Captive, certainly thinks he will be. "He'll be a great dad," Speedman tells me of his fellow Canadian actor. He added, "He's just the nicest, coolest guy." Reynolds certainly had to tap into his parental side for The Captive. Directed by Atom Egoyan, the gritty drama surrounds the search for a young girl abducted and held captive for eight years by a member of a pedophile ring (Kevin Durand). Reynolds and World War Z's Mireille Enos play the girl's parents, Matthew and Tina. Speedman and Rosario Dawson are the detectives looking for »
Announcing the news in a teaser via his twitter account, the news coincides with the X-Men franchise timeline that recently slated Deadpool for release on 12 February 2016.
Uh… It’s Chimichanga Time. pic.twitter.com/ZlknW4HOtj
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) December 4, 2014
The ‘Merc with a Mouth’ is a disfigured and mentally unstable anti-hero who underwent military experiments in X-men Origins: Wolverine in an attempt to replicate Wolverine’s mutant healing factor. Known for being acerbically talkative with the fourth wall, Deadpool will hopefully showcase Reynold’s comedic timing.
Tim Miller is directing the »
- Sacha Hall
The Captive, 2014.
Co-written and Directed by Atom Egoyan.
With the help of a pair of ambitious detectives, a married couple goes on a tireless mission to find out the truth behind their daughter’s disappearance eight years prior.
The abduction thriller that is The Captive delivers an unrelenting tone along with some standout authentic and eerie performances. Its creepiest moments go hand in hand with its most entertaining.
When we first meet landscaper Matthew (Ryan Reynolds), he is making his way down the snow-filled roads of frozen Ontario. When he stops to pick up a girl in need of a ride, it seems as though the film may be introducing the audience to its abductor. This turns out not to be the case (undoubtedly a benefit to both the audience and »
- William Fanelli
A new trailer has been released for Ryan Reynolds intense looking psychological thriller The Captive. The movie was directed by Atom Egoyan (Chloe, The Devil's Knot), and it also stars Scott Speedman, Mireille Enos, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand, Alexia Fast, and Bruce Greenwood.
The story follows Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Enos), "a couple torn apart by the circumstances behind the mysterious disappearance of their daughter, who seems to be alive in captivity eight years later with her unknown location being broadcast online, leaving officials perplexed as they attempt to find her."
The movie is set to be released on December 12th. It looks like a great, thrilling flick that will be worth checking out.
- Joey Paur
The Throwaways is set in Bulgarian capital Sofia and was completed in October.
Directv Cinema has begun its exclusive VOD window on Atom Egoyan’s thriller The Captive through December 11, prior to theatrical release the following day via A24. The exclusivity component is pursuant to the partners’ ongoing agreement. Ryan Reynolds stars in the abduction thriller. »
- email@example.com (Jeremy Kay)
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