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Movie Review – Journey’s End (2018)

Journey’s End, 2018.

Directed by Saul Dibb.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister, Miles Jupp, Theo Barklem-Biggs, Jake Curran, Rupert Wickham, Oliver Dimsdale, Nicholas Agnew, Andy Gathergood, Adam Colborne, Derek Barr, and Toby Jones.

Synopsis:

Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, it is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, as they await their fate.

Journey’s End certainly isn’t a new story; it’s also a world-renowned play and novel, but there’s one singular striking reason as to why it continues to be retold in new and different exciting ways. No, it’s not just because it’s a popular World War I tale surrounded by entertainment mediums more fascinated by its successor, but specifically in part to the raw authenticity in both the production design and characterizations that juxtapose
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U.K.’s Casting Directors Association Announces its 2018 Awards Nominations

While the Casting Society of America has created a tradition of honoring its members with the annual Artios Awards since the 80s, the U.K.’s Casting Directors Association is building on their new one with the second annual ceremony this year. The association announced its second ever batch of nominees on March 19 for the Cda Awards 2018, which will take place in London on May 3. This year’s ceremony will be hosted by comedian and writer Shappi Khorsandi. The awards cover short film, photography, commercials, and music videos and boast three nominees in each category. The awards acknowledge the work showcased throughout the year by its membership of casting directors, and all members are eligible for nomination. A jury of judges made up of industry experts will choose the winners to be announced at the awards ceremony in May. This year’s jury members include actor Robert Glenister, theater director Simon Evans,
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Movie Review – Journey’s End (2017)

Journey’s End, 2017.

Directed by Saul Dibb.

Starring Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Graham, Toby Jones, Tom Sturridge, Robert Glenister and Miles Jupp.

Synopsis:

In France in 1918, a group of soldiers under the command of a disintegrating officer, are given a mission by their Colonel which they’re told will help bring about the end of World War I. The days count down as they await their fate.

R C Sherriff’s Wwi play, Journey’s End, first saw the light of day back in 1928. Since then, it’s become a novel and has made it onto the screen a number of times, although its last big screen outing was in 1930. In the year that marks the centenary of the end of the First World War, it’s back in cinemas in a new version with a powerful British cast.

The claustrophobic setting is a trench on the front line in France.
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Sean Bean and Malachi Kirby set for The Fast and the Furious-style drama Curfew

Sky has tapped Sean Bean (Game of Thrones) and Malachi Kirby (Roots) to lead the cast of its upcoming eight-part Fast and the Furious-style TV drama Curfew, which has been penned by Peaky Blinders‘ executive producer Matthew Read and has Colm McCarthy attached to direct.

The series “will see contestants race through the night from London to Scotland in their “pimped-out” vehicles to win the ultimate prize — freedom from the totalitarian government curfew that controls their lives.”

“Sky have been incredibly supportive throughout the development of such a bold and ambitious show and I couldn’t be more pleased by the creative team that has been assembled to deliver a story that we have filled with as much excitement, emotion and dynamism as possible,” said Read.

“When Sky does dramas about car races, we do them like no other broadcaster,” added Sky’s Head of Drama Anne Mensah. “Funny, emotionally truthful,
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Claflin, Butterfield, Bettany in Us Trailer for Wwi Film 'Journey's End'

"You must stay where you are for as long as you can." Good Deed Entertainment has released a brand new official Us trailer for the Wwi drama titled Journey's End, from director Saul Dibb, which first premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals last year. The film is based on a seminal British play about Wwi, set mostly in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918. The story is about a group of ragged British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, who are awaiting their fate in this wretched place. The three officers are played by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Tom Sturridge, and the cast includes Sam Claflin as a Captain, plus Asa Butterfield as a young new officer; as well as Toby Jones, Robert Glenister, Oliver Dimsdale, and Miles Jupp. This looks like a thoroughly harrowing Wwi drama with some intense, gritty war scenes. It
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Sean Bean to Star in Sky’s Street-Racing Drama ‘Curfew’

Sean Bean to Star in Sky’s Street-Racing Drama ‘Curfew’
European pay-TV giant Sky has ordered “Curfew,” a full-throttle U.K. original set in the world of street racing. The car racers will compete in customized and weaponized vehicles as they race across the Britain in an attempt to escape the control of a totalitarian government.

Endemol Shine’s Tiger Aspect is producing alongside fledgling British drama banner Moonage. The eight-parter will launch on Sky and the satcaster’s Now TV streaming service.

The challengers in the illegal races are each drawn to the dangerous world of racing for their own desperate reasons, the producers said. Sean Bean (“Game of Thrones”) will star alongside Adrian Lester (“Riviera”), Phoebe Fox (“Blue Iguana”), and Malachi Kirby (“Roots”).
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Photo Flash: First Look at Christian Slater and More in Glengarry Glen Ross in the West End

Christian Slater Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robert Glenister Hustle, Spooks, Kris Marshall Death in Paradise, Love Actually, My Family, Stanley Townsend Girl from the North Country, The Nether and Don Warrington Death in Paradise, Rising Damp, are the 'deal chasing' cut-throat sales team in David Mamet's masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, alongside Daniel Ryan as Lingk Linda Green, Posh and Oliver Ryan as Baylen Dr Faustus, As You Like It. This trailblazing modern classic, directed by Sam Yates, runs at the Playhouse Theatre now through 3 February 2018, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield in UK Trailer for Wwi Film 'Journey's End'

"We won't last five minutes if the Germans attack..." Lionsgate UK has unveiled a new trailer for a Wwi drama titled Journey's End, which just premiered at the Toronto and London Film Festivals this fall. The film is based on a seminal British play about Wwi, set mostly in a dugout in Aisne, France in 1918. The story is about a group of ragged British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young officer Stanhope, who are awaiting their fate in this wretched place. The three officers are played by Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham, and Tom Sturridge, and the cast includes Sam Claflin as a Captain, plus Asa Butterfield as a young new officer; as well as Toby Jones, Robert Glenister, Oliver Dimsdale, and Miles Jupp. This looks like a solid, emotionally draining, riveting drama that is once again about the brutal horrors of war, specifically the trench warfare of Wwi. I really want to see this,
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Bww TV: Watch Christian Slater & More in Trailer for West End's Glengarry Glen Ross

Christian Slater Mr Robot, True Romance, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Robert Glenister Hustle, Spooks, Kris Marshall Death in Paradise, Love Actually, My Family, Stanley Townsend Girl from the North Country, The Nether and Don Warrington Death in Paradise, Rising Damp, are the 'deal chasing' cut-throat sales team in David Mamet's masterpiece, Glengarry Glen Ross, alongside Daniel Ryan as Lingk Linda Green, Posh and Oliver Ryan as Baylen Dr Faustus, As You Like It.
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Double Date review

A British horror comedy penned by Danny Morgan, we take a look at Double Date...

British horror comedy is a broad church, and when it comes to the cinema, you could end up with anything from Shaun Of The Dead to Lesbian Vampire Killers. Happily, Double Date, a blokey thriller written by its star Danny Morgan (BBC Three's Ideal) is quite funny and has a certain amount of visual panache, so it lands comfortably in the better end of the spectrum.

Arriving in UK cinemas fresh off a crowd-pleasing premiere at FrightFest earlier this year, the film follows Jim (Morgan), a painfully shy young man who's on the verge of becoming a 30 year old virgin. His best mate Alex (Michael Socha) seems even more exasperated about this than he does. And so, neither of them can believe their luck when stunning sisters Kitty (Kelly Wenham) and Lulu (Georgia Groome
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Presale: Book Now For Christian Slater & More In Glengarry Glen Ross!

David Mamet's trailblazing modern classic Glengarry Glen Ross, directed by Sam Yates, runs at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End from 26 October to 3 February 2018 for a strictly limited 14-week season. The production starsChristian Slater, Robert Glenister,Kris Marshall, Stanley Townsend and Don Warrington.Book tickets now in our presale - no booking fees
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Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater will star in the Sam Yates-directed revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Slater will play the lead role of Ricky Roma (Al Pacino played him in the 1992 film) alongside a cut throat sales team played by Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington. It’s the first time the play will have been staged on the West End in a decade, and it will run for 14 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 to February 3…
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Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’

Christian Slater In West End Revival of David Mamet’s ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’
Mr. Robot‘s Christian Slater will star in the Sam Yates-directed revival of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. Slater will play the lead role of Ricky Roma (Al Pacino played him in the 1992 film) alongside a cut throat sales team played by Robert Glenister, Kris Marshall Stanley Townsend, and Don Warrington. It’s the first time the play will have been staged on the West End in a decade, and it will run for 14 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre, from October 26 to February 3…
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Cinema’s Greatest Manhunt Movies

Manhunt movies have taken a shift over the years. Gone are the days of prohibition gangster heroism, liberating the common folk from the great depression with free flowing liquor. Times have changed and as Patriots Day shows us, heroes come in many forms and are often right under our noses.

Patriots Day exposes the stories of the everyday heroes involved in the manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers following the devastating Boston Marathon attack in 2013. To celebrate the release of Peter Berg’s latest ‘based on true events’ film we’ve pulled together a list of the best manhunt movies currently at large.

Zero Dark Thirty

The exhausting hunt for Osama bin Laden was something the world was certainly aware of, but the cloak and dagger operation kept things under wraps until the evening of 1st May 2011 when in a seemingly sudden move, at least to the general population, bin Laden
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Giveaway – Win Paranoid on DVD

To celebrate the Home Entertainment release of the gripping ITV drama Paranoid, we have a DVD copy to giveaway.

Paranoid is the engrossing brainchild of Tom Sherry, the producer of Scott & Bailey, Prey and Ordinary Lies, that will leave you on the edge of your seat and holding your breath…

The sleepy town of Woodmere is devastated when a doctor is murdered in a children’s playground in broad daylight. Three detectives embark on what they initially believe to be a straightforward murder investigation, but when the main suspect is found dead in an apparent suicide, the police are drawn deeper. As the ever-darkening mystery leads the detectives on a dangerous and beguiling journey across Europe, personal demons are brought to the fore and the foe becomes increasingly formidable.

From Red Productions, one of the UK’s leading production companies, this exceptional TV mini-series stars Lesley Sharp (Scott & Bailey, The Full Monty,
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Movie Review – Live by Night (2016)

Live by Night, 2016.

Written and Directed by Ben Affleck.

Starring Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Miller, Chis Messina, Robert Glenister, Remo Girone, Chris Cooper, Anthony Michael Hall, Clark Gregg, Max Casella, Miguel J. Pimentel, Titus Welliver, Matthew Maher, and Brendan Gleeson.

Synopsis:

A group of Boston-bred gangsters set up shop in balmy Florida during the Prohibition era, facing off against the competition and the Klu Klux Klan.

Writer, director, star Ben Affleck’s (The Town, Argo) Live by Night suffers from an identity crisis. It doesn’t know if it wants to be a tale of Robin Hood style Prohibition-era mobsters, a classic revenge story, a war between gangsters and the Ku Klux Klan, a battle over turf between Irish and Italian mobs, the startup of a casino, or whatever the other subplots are that I’m forgetting. The point is that Live by Night is a mess structurally and narratively,
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Live by Night Review

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Author: Stefan Pape

Though thriving in its set-up, Ben Affleck’s return to the director’s chair for the first time since the Oscar winning Argo, falls short in its pay-off, becoming needlessly convoluted as we progress throughout the narrative. Attempting to cover so much ground and a myriad of characters and themes, the complexity proves detrimental, which is a shame, for when this feature is simple, it makes for an engaging cinematic experience.

The tale begins in Prohibition Era Boston, and whether he likes it or not, Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is married to the gangster life, mostly due to the fact he’s having an affair with Emma Gould (Sienna Miller), the partner of the uncompromising crime lord Albert White (Robert Glenister), head of the Irish mafia. An outlaw with a cop for a father (Brendan Gleeson), Joe’s secret is uncovered by a rival gang leader, and if
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‘Live By Night’ review: “Perfectly enjoyable, but lacks pizzazz”

Live By Night review: Can Ben Affleck follow-up the Oscar success that he enjoyed with Argo with this ambitious period gangster epic?

Read our Live By Night review below.

Live By Night is Ben Affleck‘s fourth film as director after cutting his teeth with his debut feature, the impressive Gone Baby Gone, followed by the slightly superior The Town ,and then the Oscar-winning Argo. One might say that he’s on a cinematic roll, at least behind the camera, so it’s no surprise that he has aimed high for his latest, the period gangster epic Live By Night.

The film opens in 1920s Boston where Affleck’s character, local hoodlum Joe Coughlin is introduced as the son of the local chief of police (and Wwi veteran) Thomas Coughlin, played by Brendan Gleeson. Joe is carrying out petty crimes to finance his lifestyle, gradually moving up the crime food chain.
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Review: Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ Runs the Gamut of Gangster Tropes

At times energetic and interesting, but mostly messy and overreaching, Ben Affleck‘s Live by Night starts out as a refreshing departure for the newly-minted Caped Crusader, before becoming something else, and then too many different things at once.

Written by, directed by, and starring Affleck, the Prohibition era drama concerns low-level criminal Joe Coughlin (Affleck) and his band of nitwits (including scene-stealer Chris Messina) taking down scores in late 1920s Boston. Unfortunately, Joe is in love with the wrong dame: Emma Gould (Sienna Miller, mostly wasted), lover of Irish kingpin Albert White (Robert Glenister). Once blackmailed by the rival Italian mobster Maso Pescatore (Remo Girone), Joe finds himself between a rock and a hard place.

From the opening voiceover, we are informed by Joe himself that he is a Wwi veteran disillusioned by the state of things, forgotten by the country he fought for, and pushed into a life of crime.
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