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Cold Comes the Night – Trailer

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Man of the moment Bryan Cranston star in Cold Comes the Night alongside Alice Eve and we have the trailer for you.

A hostage based crime drama, this first look at what we can expect from Cranston on the big screen is but a click away.

Take a look and let us know what you think!

Recommended: Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Seeing a film that moves you and keeps you thinking about it for weeks after is one of the greatest treats the silver screen serves up and Ain’t Them Bodies Saints happily falls into that category.

A truly beautiful and sprawling love story this is a lovely film that will only make you realise how sucked in you are to the story when it ends and you are as wracked as the characters.

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A love story set in the beautiful Texas, the film smoulders much like the landscape it is set in. While the set up felt rushed and i was initially unsure if enough had been done by the writers to make me interested in the characters i found my worries being forgotten as the story unravelled with a subtle intensity which made it a real treat.

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara play the parted lovers, Bob and Ruth, who have found themselves in this predicament thanks to their own mistakes. Both shine on screen, with Rooney Mara becoming her character to such a degree i on many occasions forgot who i was watching. Affleck can’t be overlooked either. His nonchalant and yet determined, slow burning performance paired with Mara’s onscreen show combines to be devastatingly brilliant.

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints may not be a fast paced film but it has a certain something that ensures you invest in the characters journey’s and never once want to look away from the screen.

The cinematography of the landscape captures a sense of isolation felt by the characters and ensures that the viewer is taken on their journey giving us not a moments pause to jump off.

While i am a self confessed fan of these kind of love stories Ain’t Them Bodies saints instantly fell into the bracket of sprawling greats, alongside films like Legend’s of the Fall and Cold Mountain.

One of the most moving and beautiful films i’ve seen in a long while, this is not one to miss.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is released in the UK today.

 

 

 

Saving Mr Banks

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Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks star in Disney’s forthcoming Saving Mr Banks and you can watch the UK trailer below.

Telling the story of how the story of Mary Poppins came to be, this film looks like it’s going to be an enjoyable jaunt with Hanks taking on the iconic role of Mr Disney himself.

It’s definitely worth a look, you know what to do!

Saving Mr Banks is released in the UK on 29th November

Philomena : Poster

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Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in Philomena and the first poster is below.

 

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If you missed the trailer, take a look here, it looks like it’s going to be a nice little heart-warmer of a film!

Philomena is released on 1st November

Clip from Love is All You Need

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Out on Blur ray and DVD tomorrow, take a sneak peek at this clip from the utterly charming film.

Starring Pierce Brosnan and Trine Dyrholm i loved this Danish/English film when it was in cinema’s earlier this year. It left me feeling uplifted and i left the cinema with a smile on my face.

Hit play and treat yourself!

 

 

Suspension of Disbelief – Trailer

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The brilliant Director Mike Figgis, (Leaving Las Vegas, Internal Affairs, Time Code) is releasing a new film, Suspension of disbelief and you can see the trailer below.

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Pain & Gain : Review

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Pain and Gain from Director Michael Bay and is based on a true story. Do keep that in mind as you read below.

The story is set in the 80′s and centres around 3 body builders who realise they will literally do anything to live their own interpretation of the American dream. Or greed and riches, as they believe it to be.

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Great Danes

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To celebrate the release of the wonderful, feel good ” Love is All You Need” we’ve taken a look at some of the greatest Danish Actors.

 

Mads Mikkelsen

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One of the most recognizable Danes working today, Mads Mikkelsen first garnered international attention when he played Bond villain Le Chiffre in Casino Royale (2006) opposite Daniel Craig. Clearly Mikkelsen has perfected the art of portraying the baddie: He has since been seen as the murderous psychopath in Bryan Fuller’s television series Hannibal (2013). But this actor is no one-trick pony. He garnered rave reviews for his collaboration with Love is All You Need (2013) director Susanne Bier in the award-winning Danish film After the Wedding (2006). He also scooped up the coveted Best Actor Award at the 65th Cannes Film Festival for his emotionally charged performance in The Hunt (2012).

 

Viggo Mortensen

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Though he spent his youth in Venezuela and Argentina, Lord of the Rings actor Viggo Mortensen was born to a Danish father and briefly resided in Denmark during his childhood. In the nineties, the actor took the big screen by storm, appearing alongside big names in several prominent features including G. I. Jane (1997) with Demi Moore and A Perfect Murder (1998) with Michael Douglass and Gwyneth Paltrow. But a major breakthrough came with the new decade, when Mortensen was cast as Aragorn in Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy, beginning with Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings (2001). The actor has since become director David Cronenberg’s go-to anti-hero, marked by their collaborations in A History of Violence (2005), Eastern Promises (2007) and A Dangerous Method (2011).

 

Nicolas Winding Refn

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Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn first made a name for himself in 1996 in a widely acclaimed debut, the crime trilogy Pusher (the second instalment earned fellow Dane Mads Mikkelson his first Bodil, a major Danish acting award). After the unsuccessful Fear X, Refn returned with the award-winning Bronson (2008) starring Tom Hardy as the real-life U. K. prisoner.  His first major success however came with Drive (2011) starring Ryan Gosling as the unnamed Driver and Carey Mulligan. The film premiered at Cannes to widespread praise and Winding Refn took home the award for Best Director. He teams up with Gosling for a second time in the upcoming thriller Only God Forgives (2013).

 

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

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Before his big break on the much-loved HBO series Game of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau first made a string of small, but crucial appearances in rather big films like Engima (2001), Wimbledon (2004) and Ridley Scott’s Kingdom of Heaven (2005). He finally made the transition to stardom when he landed the coveted role of Ser Jaime Lannister in the small screen adaptation of the popular series by George R. R. Martin. His performance as the troubled, once arrogant villain could earn him an Emmy nomination.

 

Connie Nielsen

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Connie Nielsen achieved success very early on. After dabbling in French cinema at the beginning of her career, she ventured to the States where she made an impressive English-language debut opposite Al Pacino and Keanu Reeves in The Devil’s Advocate. With no signs of slowing down, she shortly followed up with one critical darling after another: Rushmore (1998), Gladiator (2000) and One-Hour Photo (2002). Nielsen also enjoyed a brief stint on the American television series Law & Order: SVU in 2006.

 

Sofie Gråbøl

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Sofie Gråbøl is best known for her portrayal of Detective Sarah Lund in the Danish television series The Killing, an instant hit in her native Denmark.  For her performance as the aloof, obsessive detective, Gråbøl won international acclaim, not to mention cult status, and the series garnered the BAFTA for Best International Television Show.

 

Bille August

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In a career spanning almost forty years, Academy-Awarding winning director Bille August has brought several beloved literary works to the big screen, including Pelle the Conqueror (1987), which scored the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film. Subsequent years brought  adaptations of Isabel Allende’s House of Spirits (1993) starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep and Winona Ryder, as well as the far more successful—both critically and box-office wise—Les Miserables (1998) with Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush and Claire Danes. August is one of just six directors to have won the Cannes Film Festival’s prestigious Palme D’or twice; he won for Pelle and 1992’s The Best Intentions.

 

Love is all You Need is released on September 2nd in the UK on Blu ray and DVD

Thanks for Sharing – Trailer

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Set against a light backdrop with gags a plenty Thanks for Sharing follows a group of recovering sex addicts including The Hulk and Pepper Potts (Sorry, Mark Ruffallo and Gwyneth Paltrow)

 

Ruffalo plays is a recovering sex addict who meets a new love interest and struggles with his disease.

 

Take a look at the trailer above.

Watch the Trailer for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints

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Check out the trailer for Ain’t Them Bodies Saints starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara.

A brooding love story with a dark twist Bob (Affleck) and Ruth (Mara) are parted thanks to their dealings outside of the law. Set against the beautiufl backdrop of the Texas hill it’s a beauty of a film and the trailer naturally is no different.

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is released in the UK on September 6th

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