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Exclusive Interview – Director Christopher N. Rowley on his latest movie Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Alex Moreland talks to director Christopher N. Rowley

So, first of all: I’d like to ask you how you got into directing in the first place.

Christopher N. Rowley: I… my father was an engineer and he has a company that does aquatic engineering around the world. I fell into that, and we started marketing to clients in Asia, and I made a film to speak to them; the process of making that film was what lit that fire, and as a result of that I went to film school in California.

I’ve got your IMDb page open here, to track your career – did you find that, working your way up through second unit director, art director, and now actually directing, that these skills were transferable? How did the different tasks compare?

Cr: Well, my educational background is architecture and business; when I went into this, a
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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex
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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Movie Review

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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Movie Review
Title: Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism Arc Entertainment Director: Christopher N. Rowley Writer: Georgia Byng, Christopher N. Rowley, Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford Cast: Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson, Dominic MonaghanLesley Manville, Celia Imrie Running Time: 98 min, Rated PG (mild language) In theaters: August 14, 2015 Molly Moon (Raffey Cassidy) lives in an orphanage with her best friend Rocky (Jadon Carnelly Morris), and several other kids. Mrs. Adderstone (Lesley Manville) who runs the orphanage is mean broad who loves punishing the children for any little thing. She orders Edna the cook (Celia Imrie) to feed the children fish-head soup for a week for raiding the kitchen one night.  Molly  [ Read More ]

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Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism movie review: you are getting very angry…

This desperately terrible children’s fantasy is an unpleasant mishmash of dated slapstick, unwittingly sinister adventure, and icky magic. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

From its frankly amazing all-star, Anglophile-favorites cast — Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Celia Imrie, Anne-Marie Duff, Ben Miller, Lesley Manville; plus Joan Collins — to the font used in its title design, Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism would like you to believe you are in for some Harry Potter-style awesomeness. Be not fooled. This desperately terrible children’s fantasy, based on the first book in the Ya series by Georgia Byng, is an unpleasant mishmash of hopelessly dated over-the-top slapstick, orphan-in-the-big-city adventure that ranges from unlikely to dangerous to unwittingly sinister, and icky magic that is meant to be charming and is instead deeply disturbing.
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New trailer for Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism

Ahead of its Us release next week a new trailer has arrived online for Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Based on the first book in the Molly Moon series by author Georgia Byng, the film is directed by Christopher N. Rowley and features a cast that includes Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson, Dominic Monaghan, Ann-Marie Duff and Joan Collins.

The movie Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism is an adaptation of the first book in the Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng. It tells the story of a young orphan who struggles through life alongside her friends (and enemies). Her life dramatically changes when one day she discovers an intriguing book in the local Briersville Library. The book, Hypnotism – An Ancient Art Explained, written by a mysterious master hypnotist – Dr Logan, starts her on an unstoppable journey of discovery and adventure.

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism
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'Molly Moon' Clip Starring Dominic Monaghan | Exclusive

'Molly Moon' Clip Starring Dominic Monaghan | Exclusive
After appearing in the magical Disney adventure Tomorrowland earlier this summer, young actress Raffey Cassidy takes the beloved role of Molly Moon in an adaptation of Georgia Byng's best selling novel Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism. Today we have an exclusive clip where young Molly makes a fascinating discovery, one she tries to hide from a nefarious bank robber named Nockman (Dominic Monaghan). The adaptation hits theaters on August 14 from Arc Entertainment.

Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book 'Hypnotism, An Ancient Art'. Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that an unscrupulous man wants her book. He tracks her to London, kidnaps her dog, Petula and blackmails Molly. In order to get her dog back,
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'Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism' Acquired by Arc Entertainment

'Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism' Acquired by Arc Entertainment
Read More: Review: Brad Bird's 'Tomorrowland,' Starring George Clooney, is More Than Just a Theme Park Ride Arc Entertainment has acquired North American distribution rights to "Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism," a family film based on the bestselling book series by Georgia Byng. The first of the six-book series has been adapted to the screen by director Christopher N. Rowley ("Bonneville") and stars British child actor Raffey Cassidy ("Tomorrowland," "Snow White and the Huntsman") as the titular character, Molly Moon. The film premiered at the Bentonville Film Festival. The official synopsis reads: "'Molly Moon and the Incredible Book of Hypnotism' tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, who comes across a book, 'Hypnotism, An Ancient Art.' Learning its lessons, she hypnotizes her way to stardom in London and becomes rich and famous. But little does she know that
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Arc Entertainment Acquires ‘Molly Moon'; Bron Studios Launches Label For Director-Driven Films

Arc Entertainment Acquires ‘Molly Moon'; Bron Studios Launches Label For Director-Driven Films
Arc Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism, based on the first in the six-book Molly Moon series by Georgia Byng. Byng penned the adaptation along with Christopher N. Rowley, Tom Butterworth and Chris Hurford. Rowley also directs. Raffey Cassidy, Emily Watson and Dominic Monaghan star. Molly Moon And The Incredible Book Of Hypnotism tells the story of a young orphan girl, Molly Moon, whose world is turned upside…
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DVD Review: Bonneville

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Writers: Daniel D. Davis Directors: Christopher N. Rowley Cast: Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, Joan Allen,Tom Skerritt, Christine Baranski, Victor Rasuk, Tom Amandes, Tom Wopat Rating: PG Studio: 20th Century Fox Release Date: June 24, 2008 I’m not overly fond of the sentimental, chick-friendly flicks that so many men try to get out of watching with their girlfriends. While Bonneville has that [...]Sharethis.addEntry({ title: "DVD Review: Bonneville", url: "http://www.literaryillusions.com/LIreviews/2008/06/23/dvd-review-bonneville/" });
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