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10 Reasons Why The Ghost and The Darkness is Jaws But With Lions

In October of 1996, director Stephen Hopkins’ (Predator 2, A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child, The Reaping) adventure horror film The Ghost and The Darkness hit theaters. Starring Val Kilmer, John Kani, Brian McCardie, and Michael Douglas,… Continue Reading →

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Filth Blu-ray Review

Irvine Welsh made his reputation with both the novel and the filmed version of Trainspotting, with the latter creating the cinematic language that has been borrowed by every adaptation of his work that’s followed. The most recent big screen Welsh adaptation is Filth, which was written for the screen and directed by Jon S. Baird and stars James McAvoy as Detective Bruce Robertson, a corrupt cop who’s got some issues at home and in the workforce. But where it has some of the flash of Trainspotting, it seems more like a Chuck Palahniuk adaptation, replete with a terrible third act twist. My review of the Filth Blu-ray follows after the jump. The film opens with Bruce’s wife Carole (Shauna Macdonald) who suggests that she loves her husband, but hopes that by teasing his desires he will become the next Detective Inspector. She then she goes out for
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Movie Review – Filth (2013)

Filth, 2013.

Directed by Jon S. Baird.

Starring James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, Brian McCardie, Emun Elliott, Gary Lewis, John Sessions, Shauna Macdonald, and Jim Broadbent.

Synopsis:

An egotistical and conniving Scottish police officer who sees the world through a drug-induced haze attempts to secure a promotion by undermining his fellow contenders.

Determined to win back his estrange wife and daughter, Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) exploits the weaknesses of his colleagues in an effort to obtain a coveted promotion of Detective Inspector within the Scottish police force; prospects are looking great, especially, when the boss hands Robertson the responsibility of solving the murder of a Japanese student while he concentrates on learning how to write a screenplay. When Robertson fails to save the life of man, the incident awakens his own guilt over his culpability in the death of his younger brother. Hallucinations encroach on reality, thereby, revealing
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Lesley Manville's Ghosts to be screened in cinemas

Hit play Ghosts will be screened to over 200 cinemas in the UK and Ireland for one night only on Thursday, June 26.

The Henrik Ibsen play adaptation, directed by Richard Eyre, stars Lesley Manville and was performed at Trafalgar Studios.

Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of his father's dissolute life.

Ghosts has been nominated for five Olivier Awards: Best Actress, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Lighting Design, Best Director and Best Revival.

Manville won the 2013 Critics' Circle Theatre Award for Best Actress for her performance as Helene Alving, while Richard Eyre was
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‘For Those in Peril’ DVD Review

Stars: George MacKay, Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Jordan Young, Conor McCarron, Lewis Howden | Written and Directed by Paul Wright

There are times when I’m reminded just why I love the British movie industry and the films they produce. Over the last month I reviewed The Selfish Giant, and now I’ve had the chance to watch For Those in Peril and these are two movies that show not only how brave film-making can be, but also how powerful when done correctly. It’s also interesting that this week this is the second movie that I’ve reviewed this week to stay George MacKay.

For Those in Peril is a movie about loss, and tells the story of Aaron (MacKay) the lone survivor of a fishing accident in a remote Scottish fishing village. Grieving for his brother who died in the accident he finds himself an outcast of the small community,
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Eiff 2013: ‘For Those in Peril’ Review

Stars: Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, George MacKay, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Gavin Park, Jordan Young | Written and Directed by Paul Wright

Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse

British cinema is great at taking quaint environments and turning them into Hell. We also have a penchant for misery and wasted lives, both of which you’ll find abundantly in Paul Wright’s impressive feature debut For Those in Peril, a keyhole into the social mechanics of a small fishing community in Scotland.

After a tragic accident takes the lives of five young fishermen, Aaron (George MacKay), the sole survivor of the tragedy which also claimed his older brother, is left in a steadily growing state of social detachment as the town around focuses their grief on him. Mackay shines as a social outcast, a loner before the tragedy and even more so after with little to live for in a town
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Hot projects on Screenbase

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Joe Cole and Phil Davis are starring in crime film Peterman, while shooting is about to finish on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho.

Shooting has just commenced in Dunstable on Mark Abraham’s Peterman, which follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis). Alison Steadman, Peter Bowles, Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis also feature.

The crime film is based on the screenplay by Andy Bloom and is produced by Control Films and Talent Films with Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips acting as producer and Tony Humphreys executive producing.

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Principal photography will finish this week on The Pilgrim: The Best Story of Paulo Coelho, directed by [link
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‘Peterman’ shoot underway

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‘Peterman’ shoot underway
British crime feature stars Joe Cole, Phil Davis and Alison Steadman.

Control Films and Talent Films have begun principal photography on crime film Peterman, which is being shot on location around Dunstable, UK.

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Peterman

The feature follows the story of a young junkie (Joe Cole) who is kidnapped by a criminal gang and forced to crack open a safe using skills taught to him by the gang’s former ‘Peterman’ (safe cracker), his deceased grandfather (Phil Davis).

The film also stars Alison Steadman and Peter Bowles as well as Brian McCardie, Kenny Doughty, Stuart Graham and Adam Nagaitis.

The screenplay by Andy Bloom marks the debut feature for director Mark Abraham and producers Darren Pratt and Tim Phillips.

Phillips recently finished his second collaboration with Air Productions on their latest film, Keeping Rosy, starring Maxine Peake and Blake Harrison.

Executive producer is Tony Humphreys from Talent Films, who produced
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"Speed 3"--Winner of my 1999 contest

No favorable review I've ever written has inspired more disbelief than my three stars for "Speed 2." Even its star, Sandra Bullock, started mentioning in interviews her disgust with herself for agreeing to star in it. It's frequently cited as an example of what a lousy critic I am. (Note well: Siskel also gave it thumbs up.) All the same, I'm grateful to movies that show me what I haven't seen before, and "Speed 2" had a cruise ship plowing right up the main street of a Caribbean village. In the spring of 1999, at the University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs, I argued that movies like this weren't as easy to make as it might appear. In a moment of madness I announced in self defense a contest for a new "Speed 3." The rules were: It should be on VHS, no longer than five minutes long, and must involve something that cannot stop moving.
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AMC Gives a Series Order to Mark Strong Crime Drama 'Low Winter Sun'

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AMC Gives a Series Order to Mark Strong Crime Drama 'Low Winter Sun'
AMC has a new scripted drama. "Low Winter Sun," one of the six projects that came through the network's annual "bake-off" in April, was given a pilot order in may. Today, the channel announced it was picking up the crime show to series for a first season of ten hour-long episodes. "Low Winter Sun" is an adaptation of a 2006 UK miniseries of the same name written by Simon Donald and starring Mark Strong ("Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy," "Zero Dark Thirty") and Brian McCardie. Strong will be returning for the American series, which co-stars Lennie James (“The Walking Dead,” “Snatch”) and is written by Chris Mundy (co-creator of the short-lived "Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior"), who'll as serve as executive producer and showrunner. The series is a co-production between Endemol Studios and AMC Studio. The original series was set in Edinburgh -- the...
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TV Bits: ‘Memphis Beat’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Axed, Olivia Wilde Leaves ‘House’, ‘Transporter’ Star Injured, Fred Durst Makes CBS Deal, ‘Hell on Wheels’ Trailer, AMC Developing New Dramas

TV Bits: ‘Memphis Beat’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Axed, Olivia Wilde Leaves ‘House’, ‘Transporter’ Star Injured, Fred Durst Makes CBS Deal, ‘Hell on Wheels’ Trailer, AMC Developing New Dramas
[1] Our last couple editions of TV Bits have been filled with mostly good news, but today's is more of a downer, what with shows getting axed, a guy getting hurt, and, well, do you consider a Fred Durst sitcom bad news? At least AMC has some nice things to offer, including a new trailer for Hell on Wheels and some intriguing dramas in the works. After the jump: Charlie's Angels and Memphis Beat get cancelled Olivia Wilde leaves House Transporter star Chris Vance gets injured Fred Durst signs a deal with CBS Hell on Wheels gets a new trailer Earlier this week, ABC gave full-season orders to its freshman shows Suburgatory and Revenge, but the new crop isn't all winners. The network has just given the axe to the Charlie's Angels reboot, which premiered to low ratings and never quite recovered. ABC will air the remaining four episodes which have already been shot.
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TV review: The Savoy | Accused

The Savoy hotel is glamorous. The manager is bonkers. So why was the show so dull?

We've been having some team bonding sessions here at Guardian Towers. "'I am Guardian' has a lovely sound to it, hasn't it?" says the editor, addressing us at morning editorial conference. "But what does 'I am Guardian' really mean?"

Hmmm. We stare at our feet, because we're grumpy, old-fashioned journalists, and we've no idea what the hell he's talking about. I am Guardian? No I'm not. This is the Guardian, and I'm a person who works for it. I am Guardian? That's just nonsense.

He's not giving up on it though. "Today is about understanding what it is about the personality and character that we believe defines 'I am Guardian'," he says. And then he divides us into two groups, the "I"s and the "am"s. The "I"s stand up with their hands in the air,
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Tonight's TV highlights

This World: Pakistan's Flood Doctor | Accused | The Savoy | Market Kitchen | Ration Book Britain

This World: Pakistan's Flood Doctor

7pm, BBC2

Pakistan so frequently hosts calamity, natural and man-made, that the world has a tendency to tune out even such monumental disasters as this summer's floods, which displaced 20 million people. One person who didn't shrug was Dr Shershah Syed, a Karachi-born surgeon trained in Ireland and England. Jane Corbin follows him across swamped Sindh, tracing a journey that reveals not only the scale of this recent catastrophe, but Pakistan's wider problems: poverty, corruption, and the blight of fundamentalism. Am

Accused

9pm, BBC1

Marc Warren plays an avenging dad in another stand-alone drama about crime and punishment. When his daughter is abused in a park, Kenny Armstrong and his dodgy pals locate the offender (sole description: "blue shorts and a dog", so you know that's not going to work out
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The Damned United - 5 new clips from the Michael Sheen starrer.

"The Damned United" drama from Sony Pictures Classics has five new clips in it. Sent out on October 9th, the film stars Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Joseph Dempsie, Stephen Graham, Colm Meaney, Maurice Roëves, Martin Compston and Brian McCardie. Tom Hooper ("John Adams") helms from the writing by Peter Morgan based on the novel by David Peace. Set in 1960's and 1970's England, "The Damned United" tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football...
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'The Damned United' - Trailer added.

See the trailer for Sony Pictures Classics' "The Damned United," starring Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Joseph Dempsie, Stephen Graham, Colm Meaney, Maurice Roëves, Martin Compston and Brian McCardie. Set in 1960's and 1970's England, The Damned United tells the confrontational and darkly humorous story of Brian Clough's doomed 44 day tenure as manager of the reigning champions of English football Leeds United. Previously managed by his bitter rival Don Revie, and on the back of their most successful period ever as a football club, Leeds was perceived by many to represent a new aggressive and cynical style of football - an anathema to the principled...
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"The Damned United" - See new images from the Sony Pictures Classics release.

Tom Hooper ("John Adams," "Longford") directs "The Damned United" from the screenplay written by Peter Morgan ("Frost/Nixon," "The Other Boleyn Girl") based on the novel by David Peace.   The sport drama is sent out to limited locations via Sony Pictures Classics.   The film stars Michael Sheen, Colm Meaney, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Joseph Dempsie, Stephen Graham, Maurice Roëves, Martin Compston and Brian McCardie.   Story follows Brian Clough's (Michae...
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