Archive for March 17, 2012
Early on in ‘Balance’ there was a sense that during its runtime someone big was going to be leaving the show – it’s hard to say where this ominous feeling came from, but it was there nonetheless. For a brief moment, it even seemed like Crixus (Manu Bennett) might be injured (or worse) in his sparring with a ferocious Naevia (Cynthia Addai-Robbinson). Thankfully, that was not the case, but to the credit of Spartacus: Vengeance, the show has, possibly more so than any other series on television, created an atmosphere of danger for every character that is truly palpable.
Case in point: Ilithyia (Viva Bianca), had been captured by Gannicus (Dustin Clare) in the final moments of ‘Sacramentum,’ and given her past actions on the show, it gave the impression that we would be saying our ...
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Michael Fassbender climbs The Mountain Between Us; Piranha 3DD bites into a new release date; Halle Berry visits The Hive; Nathan Fillion is a god in Percy Jackson; Owen, Crudup, Kunis, Caan, Saldana and Cotillard have Blood Ties; Warner Bros. waves its wand at Mandrake the Magician; Jeremy Renner revs-up for Motor City and Brad Pitt is a Counselor.
Michael Fassbender is currently circling The Mountain Between Us, a new survival drama from 20th Century Fox.
According to Variety:
“The film follows two strangers who survive a plane crash in the Colorado woods and are forced to rely on one another for survival, eventually falling in love.”
“Fassbender would play Ben Trace, a doctor and avid climber who uses his skills to transport an injured writer named Ashley down a mountain in harsh weather.”
Miss Bala’s Gerardo Naranjo will ...
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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day folks!
We’re celebrating this momentous occasion by dusting off an old post that’s still relevant – giving a rundown of the top “Irish” characters in films, top Irish actors and the top Irish films – and as Screen Rant’s Irish writer it has come down to me to deliver.
Please be aware that this isn’t a definitive list of Irish actors or Irish films – yes the list does include some actors who do indeed hail from the Emerald Isle, but it also includes a few who don’t!
We’ve also decided not to include any Irish-Americans on the list because, well, there’s a load of them in American films and you’d give up after the first 150 names or so!
Top Irish Characters
Malone in The Untouchables
Sean Connery received an Oscar for his performance in Brian De Palma’s The ...
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Constantin Film and Unique Features are still moving forward with their film adaptation of Cassandra Clare's best-selling book series "The Mortal Instruments" despite Sony Pictures and director Scott Stewart ("Legion") departing the project last month.
Now they've set Harald Zwart ("The Karate Kid") to direct and confirmed actress Lily Collins ("Mirror Mirror") is still attached to star in the project which will be based on the first book "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones".
Set in contemporary New York City, the story follows a seemingly ordinary teenager who discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of young half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons.
She soon join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures.
Jessica Postigo and I. Marlene King adapted the script while Robert Kulzer, Bob Shaye and Michael Lynne are producing. Shooting aims to begin August 15th in Toronto.
Sony Pictures has closed a deal with Jonah Hill and Michael Bacall to develop a treatment for a "21 Jump Street" sequel that Bacall has signed on to write for Sony Pictures reports Variety.
Hill and co-star Channing Tatum are expected to return both in front of the camera and as executive producers, however negotiations haven't yet begun.
Bacall and Hill collaborated on the story for the first film which opened today. Bacall is also working on a sequel to the script for the recent coming-of-age comedy "Project X".