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Non-Period Drama Films / A Discovery of Witches
« Last post by genie on September 25, 2018, 09:54:08 AM »
Is anyone watching this?

First couple of episodes are interesting.  I'm not sure but it looks like they may come together to save each other's species.

I didn't know that in the occult world that witchers created vampires .... I think I've got that right.

I think someone was able to get past YouTube taking the first episode down.

Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Bodyguard
« Last post by genie on September 25, 2018, 09:29:35 AM »
Is that not the same director that who worked with line of duty?

I am going to give this a go on my lunch breaks Genie - thank you for the heads up!!

Yep, that's the Line of Duty.  He'll start on Series 2 of Bodyguard, after finishing Series 5 of Line of Duty.
Absolutely, worth all time and effort to see - more so then the Line of Duty, I believe.
Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Wish I knew French
« Last post by genie on September 25, 2018, 09:25:59 AM »
Thank you.
Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Wish I knew French
« Last post by Luce on September 25, 2018, 06:02:25 AM »
It's my pleasure to translate it for you, Genie dear!

Somewhere in South-Africa, a white lion is born.

                    This Christmas, experience a great adventure.

To change the life of a family

                     Discover a friendship out of the ordinary.

and most of all, that of a little girl.

                     by the producers of
                         The Chorists

                     in theatres, on December 25th.
Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Bodyguard
« Last post by gli on September 24, 2018, 08:10:10 PM »
Is that not the same director that who worked with line of duty?

I am going to give this a go on my lunch breaks Genie - thank you for the heads up!!
Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Bodyguard
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2018, 04:37:44 PM »
Bodyguard series 2 could set up series 3 and 4
 :fav309:    :fav310:   :fav304:   :fav300:   :fav288:

Now that Bodyguard has wrapped up its run, the show’s creator has begun thinking about long-term planning for the future. Richard Madden’s David Budd could have three more years of blood-splattered adventures if everything goes to plan.

Writer Jed Mercurio is keen for the second series of Bodyguard to sew seeds for on-going storylines.

“We have been very fortunate with the success of series one”, Mercurio said to The Sun. “It’s probably fair to say we would probably approach any thoughts of a second series with the idea that it would create an opportunity for a third or fourth.”

Series 1 of Bodyguard wrapped up its loose ends neatly, and Mercurio explained the reasoning for doing so:

“To adopt a sporting phrase, we kind of decided to leave everything on the field for series one. If the ratings hadn’t been quite so high, then possibly everybody involved including the BBC would have said, ‘Well that was a nice little series but we’re just going to leave it at that and there won’t be any more’.”

But the ratings turned out to be massive, leaving Mercurio to say this: “we do feel very privileged and fortunate that there’s been such a response that it gives us that opportunity to at least think about doing more.”

Mercurio went on to explain that formal talks around Bodyguard series 2 will have to wait until he has finished work on Line Of Duty series 5. The police corruption drama will keep him busy into the New Year, meaning that work cannot start on more Bodyguard just yet.

When Bodyguard‘s time does come, it’ll certainly be interesting to see what Mercurio cooks up in the show’s inevitable-feeling second series that can maintain the show’s narrative for years to come.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as we hear more on Bodyguard.

157 crew.
88 shoot days.
56 cast.
23 stunt performers.
6 episodes.
2 directors.
1 writer.
1 epic finale.

Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Bodyguard
« Last post by Nath on September 24, 2018, 04:28:20 PM »
That's funny, I can understand him perfectly! I hadn't realised how much he had dialled down his accent for Game of Thrones until I heard him speak at the start of Bodyguard
And I thought it was just me not understanding him perfectly! LOL!

I love the series, in fact Richard Madden is a very good actor!  :362 Still have several episodes to watch.
Non-Period Drama Films / Wish I knew French
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2018, 03:51:00 PM »
 out in France this December, sees little Daniah De Villiers playing Mia, an 11 year old girl who develops a relationship out of the common with Charlie, a young lion White born at her parents feline rearing

Director's wife wrote the script after their visit to a lion breeding farm
South African farm. Over the course of three years, they will grow up together and form a  friendship. When Mia reaches the age of 14 and Charlie has become a magnificent adult lion, she discovers the unbearable truth: her

Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent play Mia's parents
father decided to sell the lion to trophy hunters. Desperate, Mia has no other choice than to flee with Charlie in order to save him. Langley Kirkwood and Melanie Laurent also star.

Non-Period Drama Films / Re: Bodyguard
« Last post by genie on September 24, 2018, 11:04:34 AM »
Oi Vey....  What an ending!!

Hope there is another season.

Non-Period Drama Films / A Star is Born - OCTOBER 5TH
« Last post by genie on September 23, 2018, 04:26:22 PM »
Bradley wrote, directed, produced and acted in this.  Was received very well at the festivals.

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  • post Black 47 review ? brutal revenge amid the horror of the Irish famine - 26 September
  • An Irishman deserts from the British army to wreak vengeance on a hated absentee landlord in a shocking but insightful dramaIrish film-maker Lance Daly has taken on the great famine of the 19th century, and its worst year, the ?Black ?47?, drawing from it an intestine-snappingly brutal movie that you could call revenge horror, or revenge western. Revenge something, anyway. And this is probably the generic result of seeing the famine not as a sorrowful tragedy, but as a matter of criminal constitutional negligence, with colonial rulers creating a serf class of disenfranchised tenant farmers, whose product was exported and who were made dependent for subsistence on a single, blight-vulnerable strain of potato. Related: Irish famine film Black 47 wins over the critics Continue reading...
  • post Judi Dench defends Kevin Spacey, criticising his 'extrusion from history' - 26 September
  • Dench takes issue with decision to cut actor out of Getty kidnap film All the Money in the World over sexual assault allegations, and praised his friendship in her time of griefJudi Dench has defended disgraced actor Kevin Spacey, saying she ?can?t approve? of the way he was removed from the recent Ridley Scott film All the Money in the World, about the J Paul Getty III kidnap, and replaced with Christopher Plummer.Speaking to journalists at the San Sebastian film festival, where she received a lifetime achievement award, Dench said Spacey was ?a good friend? and had been an ?inestimable comfort? and ?kept me going? while they worked together on The Shipping News after the death of her husband Michael Williams in 2001. Continue reading...
  • post Theatre company knew of Geoffrey Rush misconduct claim and did not act, court hears - 25 September
  • Rush?s lawyer says Sydney Theatre Company knew of accusation for 18 months but did not investigateSydney Theatre Company did nothing for 18 months after an actor had an off-the-record conversation in a bar claiming colleague Geoffrey Rush had behaved inappropriately towards her, a judge has been told.It didn?t investigate or take any other action until STC executive director Patrick McIntyre was approached by a reporter one-and-a-half years later, Rush?s lawyer Sue Chrysanthou said on Wednesday. Continue reading...
  • post Will Poulter: ?I'm a white, straight, middle-class male. I'm aware I take things for granted? - 25 September
  • The actor?s latest role is in The Little Stranger, a film that twitches with tension about class ? which resonates with his own upbringingNo one needs to teach Will Poulter anything about checking his privilege. The career choices of this 25-year-old show an actor drawn to films with a social conscience. In scarcely more than a decade, he has left behind CGI blockbusters (one Narnia and two Maze Runners) and broad comedy (We?re the Millers, in which he snogged Jennifer Aniston and Emma Roberts, and briefly sported a swollen prosthetic testicle). Instead, he has moved on to more serious, searching projects: the below-the-breadline chamber-piece Glassland, Kathryn Bigelow?s race riots drama Detroit and now The Little Stranger, a ghost story that twitches with class tension. Related: The Little Stranger review ? Ruth Wilson shines in mournful ghost story Continue reading...
  • post 'There are no different truths': the last years of Soviet cinema - 25 September
  • A new season at the Barbican tells the story of the USSR?s final generation through the lens of its pioneering film-makers?Young people are our big hope, but they spell trouble for us too.? In 1965, an administrator at the Leningrad film studio, Lenfilm, summed up an enduring dilemma for Soviet official culture. How could the Young Communist League (on paper a ?public organisation?, in practice entirely subordinate to the party leadership) mobilise the younger generation without promoting political enthusiasms of the wrong kind? Soviet cinema ? a young art form with particular appeal to the country?s youth ? was, throughout its existence, a showcase for conflicted views of young people. Its own fate, too, altered as attitudes to them changed.In the first years after the October revolution, youth activism was strongly encouraged in life and on film. Sergei Eisenstein was just 27 when Battleship Potemkin, with its martyred young leader of a naval mutiny, made him world famous. But views of political participation by children and young people changed abruptly under Stalin. Eisenstein?s Bezhin Meadow, in which a tow-haired boy leads the assault on traditional village life, ran into trouble in August 1936. This came a month after a crackdown on child psychology, which was considered ?perverted?, and at the point when patriotic values were returning to the school syllabus. Continue reading...
  • post House With a Clock in Its Walls ticks up nicely for Steven Spielberg - 25 September
  • A cast including Jack Black and Cate Blanchett lifted the family drama to timely top position while Paul Feig?s A Simple Favour took runner-up slotThe robustly reliable family market propelled the latest production from Steven Spielberg?s Amblin Entertainment to the top of the UK box office, with £2.3m for the weekend period for The House With a Clock in Its Walls, and £3.37m including previews from the previous Saturday and Sunday. Local distributor Entertainment One should be content with that result. Continue reading...
  • post Utøya survivor: Anders Breivik massacre films 'don't tell full story' - 22 September
  • Victim?s sister speaks out over Paul Greengrass?s acclaimed movie 22 JulySurvivors of the atrocity on the Norwegian island of Utøya in July 2011 will never need reminding of the shootings that killed 69 young people. The detail of their frightening ordeal will stay sharp and stark.But for Lara Rashid, a survivor who lost her elder sister, Bano, that summer?s day, the arrival of two major films telling the actions of the killer, Anders Behring Breivik, is a difficult test. Continue reading...
  • post 'Too much, too fast': Disney to scale back production of Star Wars movies - 21 September
  • After the disappointing box office performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Disney CEO Bob Iger says fans ?can expect some slowdown?After months of rumour and speculation, Disney CEO Bob Iger has confirmed that its production and release of Star Wars movies will be scaled back.Iger admitted that he had made a mistake, and that there had been ?too much, too fast? in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, after it put him at the top of its list of the most powerful people in the entertainment industry. Continue reading...
  • post James Bond 25: True Detective's Cary Fukunaga named as director - 20 September
  • Beasts of No Nation director Fukunaga confirmed to take over from Danny Boyle on new film starring Daniel CraigExclusive interview with new James Bond director Cary FukunagaDanny Boyle?s replacement as director of the 25th James Bond film has been named as Cary Fukunaga, best known for helming HBO?s True Detective.Posting on the official James Bond Twitter feed on Thursday, producers from Eon, the outfit behind Bond, confirmed the hire of the Beasts of No Nation film-maker, writing: ?We are delighted to be working with Cary. His versatility and innovation make him an excellent choice for our next James Bond adventure.? Continue reading...
  • post Nicolas Cage expresses 'frustration' with Cage rage internet meme - 19 September
  • Actor says his over-the-top acting style is ?all very thought out and carefully planned?Nicolas Cage has expressed his frustration with ?Cage rage? internet memes, saying they are ?frustrating? and unfair to him and the directors of his films.In an interview with Indiewire to promote his latest film Mandy, a gory action-horror in which Cage plays a revenger looking to take down a satanic biker gang, Cage said: ?I?m sure it?s frustrating for [director] Panos [Cosmatos], who has made what I consider a very lyrical, internal, and poetic work of art, to have this ?Cage rage? thing slammed all over his movie ? the internet has kind of done the movie a disservice.? Continue reading...

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A Discovery of Witches by genie
[September 25, 2018, 09:54:08 AM]

Re: Bodyguard by genie
[September 25, 2018, 09:29:35 AM]

Re: Wish I knew French by genie
[September 25, 2018, 09:25:59 AM]

Re: Wish I knew French by Luce
[September 25, 2018, 06:02:25 AM]

Re: Bodyguard by gli
[September 24, 2018, 08:10:10 PM]

Re: Bodyguard by genie
[September 24, 2018, 04:37:44 PM]

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