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Model Daisy Lowe takes lead in new Brit thriller Confine

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English model Daisy Lowe is to star in a new British thriller Confine, set to start shooting this month.

The 23 year old,  on-off girlfriend of Doctor Who Matt Smith, will star in the film alongside fellow rising stars Alfie Allen (represented by Independent Talent), recently seen in HBO's Game of Thrones and indie film Powder, and Eliza Bennett (also Independent Talent) who as a child starred in the first Nanny McPhee film and Inkheart.

The film will be directed by Tobias Tobell from his own script and tells the story of a former model (Lowe) who has become agrophobic, and is held hostage by a sociopathic con-artist (Bennett) who embroils her boyfriend (Allen) into the plan which sets off an unlikely friendship.

Shooting is set to begin in early February in London.
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Powder – review

There was a time when rock movies had a certain vivacity that went with the music – That'll Be the Day and Stardust, the 1970s diptych of David Puttnam productions starring David Essex for example. Nowadays they tend to be gloomy affairs such as Anton Corbijn's biography of Ian Curtis, that take their doom-laden heroes at their own valuation. Powder is the fictionalised story of two Merseyside bands. The Grams are a group of unimpeachable integrity led by the lugubrious Keva (Liam Boyle), whose abusive childhood guarantees the authenticity of his music. The Transbad Saints, on the other hand, are a slick crowd of phoneys led by the posturing, epicene Helmet (Al Weaver), who steal a No 1 hit from Keva and head for the States. There's a dull excursion to Ibiza where a suicide and much drug-taking ensue, and a climactic sequence shot on location at the V festival in Suffolk.
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This week's new films

The Skin I Live In (15)

(Pedro Almodóvar, 2011, Spa) Antonio Banderas, Elena Anaya, Jan Cornet, Marisa Paredes. 120 mins.

Almodóvar's silky skills and supreme confidence tempt respectable audiences into an elegantly twisted tale of surgical obsession that few others could pull off. It's best not to spell things out too much about this; suffice to say Banderas's project to create a new form of skin, with Anaya his captive guinea pig, doesn't go where you'd expect.

As usual, there's a lot going on beneath the surface.

One Day (12A)

(Lone Scherfig, 2011, Us) Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess, Rafe Spall. 108 mins.

Fans might not have had Hathaway's migratory trans-Pennine accent in mind when they fell in love with David Nicholls's calendar-crossing odd-couple romance on paper, and the equally wayward period details detract even further. A pity, given the promising material, but Grazia readers will lap it up just the same.

Conan The Barbarian (15)

(Marcus Nispel,
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Trailer and poster for new rock ‘n’ roll movie ‘Powder’

From the makers of Awaydays comes Powder, a new rock ‘n’ roll film that will be released in cinemas to celebrate the close of the festival season. The story of Liverpool four piece The Grams, Powder captures all the energy and excitement of a band breaking through, complete with all the trappings of sex,drugs and band rivalries. Filmed on location at V Festival and Ibiza and adapted from the best-selling novel by Kevin Sampson, the former manager of The Farm, Powder has all the ingredients to commit the machinations of the music industry to screen.

Alongside the cast of young British acting talent including Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) and Liam Boyle (Awaydays) and The Rascals’ members Greg Mighall and Joe Edwards. Together they make up The Grams, a fictional band that is given an authentic identity thanks to an original soundtrack of new songs written and performed by Starsailor’s James Walsh.
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This week's new films

The Guard (15)

(John Michael McDonagh, 2011, Ire) Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan. 96 mins

An eccentric crime comedy like only the Irish can make, but not quite the mismatched buddy cop movie it looks. Gleeson is certainly your provincial Garda and Cheadle the uptight FBI import; the actual crime they're investigating – something to do with drug trafficking – is difficult to take seriously, but casual racism and Americanisation are cleverly worked into a self-aware subversion of the Lethal Weapon premise, shot through with warmth and wit.

Cowboys & Aliens (12A)

(John Favreau, 2011, Us) Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde. 118 mins

A genre mash-up no greater than the sum of its expensive, largely second-hand, parts, this summer spectacle corrals its cast and cliches into a plot loopier than an 11-dimensional lasso – though the title gives you a fair idea. If only it didn't try to keep such a straight face.
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Kevin Sampson: How my fictional band the Grams came to play V festival

Why is it so hard to capture the energy of rock'n'roll on film? That's what Powder writer Kevin Sampson asked himself as he watched the Grams take to the stage

A crowd of some 50,000 edged forward with mild irritation as the Grams took to the stage. The lad next to me nudged his pal, their faces set in that certain way that has become ritual at music festivals over the years.

"Here come the whipping boys," said those faces. "Get the bottles of wee-wee ready."

It was quite some journey that had taken the Grams to this top-end-of-the-bill slot at the V Festival. Paolo Nutini had just finished, the Enemy were on next, with Oasis due to play what turned out to be their last-ever show later that night. So what were a band that doesn't actually exist doing up there on stage?

The Grams made their debut in my
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Close up: Jodie Foster aims to help scientists make contact

In a week of grubby airborne incidents Jodie Foster's donation to a California's Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute took us to a higher place

The big story

It's been a week when the movements of large airborne body (allegedly) caused all sorts of trouble, so let's look to the skies. Up through the stratosphere, up where the air is clear, to the far out reaches of space where - if Jodie Foster's wallet has its way - we'll finally realise the dream of making contact with extraterrestrial life. Foster donated an undisclosed amount to the California-based Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (Seti) this week, helping to raise enough money to put the centre's 42 radio telescope dishes back into action. "We need to return it to the task of searching newly discovered planetary worlds for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence," Foster told Afp, adding that she hoped her money would
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First trailer for British movie Powder

Based on the book of the same name by Kevin Sampson, new British movie Powder is in cinemas at the end of the month. And here's the trailer for it...

Kevin Sampson’s book, Powder, is a really good read. First published in 1999, it’s taken some time to get to the big screen, yet at the end of the month, the Powder movie finally arrives.

It’s the third of Sampson’s books to make it to the big screen, and this one tells the story of fictional band The Grams, as they try and make their way in the music business.

The film arrives on 26th August, and you can see the trailer for it right here…

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Check out the Powder trailer

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Screenterrier reported back in 2009 on the filming of Powder, the adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer. Now the film, packed full of up-and-coming young actors gets an official release day of 26th August 2011. Check out the trailer below.

Made by the team behind Awaydays and filmed on location in Ibiza, London, Liverpool and live at the V Festival, Powder is an unflinching journey into the tortured psyche of a musical genius.

Directed by Mark Elliot, and written by Kevin Sampson, the film stars Liam Boyle (represented by Cam) as Keva, and Alfie Allen (recently seen in Game of Thrones) as Wheezer, the hapless manager of the band The Grams. Oliver Lee plays guitarist James Love and the film also features Screenterrier Face to Watch
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First look at Truth Or Dare

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Screenterrier posted the casting call for indie pyschological film Truth Or Dare, back in November 2010. With the film now in post-production, a full synopsis and first image have now emerged.

Five teenage friends are taken hostage by a vengeful psychopath and forced to play a party game with life-or-death consequences.

An end-of-year party for an 'alpha' group of first year university students turns nasty when a game of 'truth or dare' ends in humiliation for ultra-rich social misfit Felix. For five students at the gathering, this unpleasant but seemingly minor incident will have unexpectedly devastating repercussions.

Some months later, the friends meet again en route to a surprise party for Felix, who has been away traveling. Arriving at the venue - an old hunting lodge - they are met by Justin, Felix's charismatic older brother, who explains that Felix will be late for the party. He persuades the gang to
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This week's new film events

Martin Scorsese's Paradiso Outdoor Cinema, St Germans

Scorsese isn't the first person you picture paddling in a Cornish estuary, but Port Eliot Festival has persuaded him to curate a season of evening double bills. His selection is defiantly old school – 1974's Murder On The Orient Express is the most recent. There are sumptuous epics such as The Leopard and The Red Shoes, and classic noirs Human Desire and The Narrow Margin. For more up-to-date fare (and more shelter), the parallel Paradiso Piccolo indoor event has newer documentaries and features including Project Nim, Velvet Goldmine and author Kevin Sampson introducing his rock'n'roll saga Powder.

Port Eliot, Thu to 24 Jul

The Flipside With Jenny Agutter, London

From The Railway Children to Walkabout, Logan's Run to An American Werewolf In London, Jenny Agutter has long occupied a special place in the hearts (and fantasies) of a certain demographic. Those foragers of the
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A new face for a new term at Waterloo Road

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A new term starts at Waterloo Road in the first week of May when the school drama returns for its 7th series.

25 year old Oliver Lee joins the cast as new boy Aiden Scotcher, the son of the new site manager, Rob Scotcher played by Robson Green. He catches the eye of Jess (Linzey Cocker) – but it's her friend Vicki (Rebecca Ryan) who's got his attention.

Oliver, from Manchester, was first known for his role as gay teenager Josh Jones in the television series Hollyoaks: In the City in 2006 and has since had roles in indie feature films Awaydays and Powder, as well as writing and directing his own feature McQueen.

He and his Waterloo Road co-star Linzey Cocker have a baby girl Bow, born in January this year.
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tMF Featured Trailer: Awaydays

ScreenTerrier just posted the casting news featuring Liam Boyle and Alfie Allen, both young actors are cast in "a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer." [ more from ScreenTerrier ]

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- - - I've heard a lot about both actors, and my research made me discover a movie called Awaydays, starring Boyle and another young actor, Nicky Bell. I've watched Green Street Hooligans (Charlie Hunnam was superb!) because I love football and I'm fascinated of the sub-culture created by many football fans. Awaydays seem to have a similar theme and so, it piqued my curiosity...

About the Movie: Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Trailer: Awaydays

ScreenTerrier just posted the casting news featuring Liam Boyle and Alfie Allen, both young actors are cast in "a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer." [ more from ScreenTerrier ]

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- - - I've heard a lot about both actors, and my research made me discover a movie called Awaydays, starring Boyle and another young actor, Nicky Bell. I've watched Green Street Hooligans (Charlie Hunnam was superb!) because I love football and I'm fascinated of the sub-culture created by many football fans. Awaydays seem to have a similar theme and so, it piqued my curiosity...

About the Movie: Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Trailer: Awaydays

ScreenTerrier just posted the casting news featuring Liam Boyle and Alfie Allen, both young actors are cast in "a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer." [ more from ScreenTerrier ]

- - -

- - - I've heard a lot about both actors, and my research made me discover a movie called Awaydays, starring Boyle and another young actor, Nicky Bell. I've watched Green Street Hooligans (Charlie Hunnam was superb!) because I love football and I'm fascinated of the sub-culture created by many football fans. Awaydays seem to have a similar theme and so, it piqued my curiosity...

About the Movie: Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Trailer: Awaydays

ScreenTerrier just posted the casting news featuring Liam Boyle and Alfie Allen, both young actors are cast in "a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer." [ more from ScreenTerrier ]

- - -

- - - I've heard a lot about both actors, and my research made me discover a movie called Awaydays, starring Boyle and another young actor, Nicky Bell. I've watched Green Street Hooligans (Charlie Hunnam was superb!) because I love football and I'm fascinated of the sub-culture created by many football fans. Awaydays seem to have a similar theme and so, it piqued my curiosity...

About the Movie: Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

tMF Featured Trailer: Awaydays

ScreenTerrier just posted the casting news featuring Liam Boyle and Alfie Allen, both young actors are cast in "a film adaptation of Kevin Sampson's rock and roll novel "Powder" about a small time band that makes it big in the music industry and succumbs to all the evils it has to offer." [ more from ScreenTerrier ]

- - -

- - - I've heard a lot about both actors, and my research made me discover a movie called Awaydays, starring Boyle and another young actor, Nicky Bell. I've watched Green Street Hooligans (Charlie Hunnam was superb!) because I love football and I'm fascinated of the sub-culture created by many football fans. Awaydays seem to have a similar theme and so, it piqued my curiosity...

About the Movie: Awaydays is based on the bestselling novel by Kevin Sampson. Set in the post-punk era in the North West of England. Paul Carty (Nicky Bell) is 19, good-looking,
See full article at The Movie Fanatic »

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