Sens8 cast

Sens8, the upcoming Netflix sci-fi drama series from Andy and Lana Wachowski and J. Michael Straczynski, has a cast, and we can also tell you a bit about the plot. The show, which will run 10 episodes, was originally described only as ”a gripping global tale of minds linked and souls hunted.” Now we know that Naveen Andrews (Lost)Daryl Hannah, and Brian J. Smith (Stargate Universe) will feature in the large ensemble cast. In addition to that trio, the show features almost another dozen primary names in it’s diverse cast. Read More »

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Diana

Oliver Hirschbiegel‘s best-known film to date is probably Downfall, a.k.a. the movie used in the “Hitler Reacts To” meme. But for his newest biopic, he’s tackling a much less controversial, far more beloved leader.

Diana follows the People’s Princess (played by Naomi Watts) and her passionate romance with Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews of Lost fame) in the last years of her life. The first teaser released earlier this summer was little more than a collection of images set to music, but the first full-length trailer from Australia offers a better look, with actual dialogue and everything. Check it out after the jump.

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Naomi Watts Diana

Naomi Watts could be looking at her third Oscar nomination if Entertainment One has anything to say about it. The company has picked up U.S. distribution rights for Diana (formerly titled Caught in Flight), a biopic about Princess Diana’s (Watts) private love affair with a Pakistani heart surgeon (Lost‘s Naveen Andrews).

Olivier Hirschbiegel (Downfall) directed the film from a script by Steven Jeffreys and the deal went down at Cannes. That’s the first official look at the actress above and you can read more below. Read More »

TIFF Movie Review: The Brave One

The Brave One

Last week I wrote an embarrassingly positive review of James Wan’s Death Sentence. One week later I’m in Canada for the Toronto Film Festival to review another vigilante film, but this time I’m not quite as excited. The Brave One is a more artfully done film, with a less convoluted story, and some otherwise great actors. So why did I like Death Sentence more? May-be because it knew what it was – a no apology genre movie. The Brave One has a much more serious tone, and leaves on some seriously irresponsible notes.

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The Brave One Movie Poster

The Brave One PosterWarner Bros has sent us the new theatrical poster for The Brave One, the new Neil Jordan (The Crying Game) film which stars Jodie Foster, Naveen Andrews, Terrence Howard and Mary Steenburgen. Earlier this month we showed you the film’s trailer, which got our attention.

Click on the poster to the right to see it in high res. The Brave One hits theaters on September 14th 2007 (up against the Jet Li vs. Jason Statham action thriller War).

naveengrindhouse.jpgLost star Naveen Andrews wants desperately to work with Martin Scorsese.

“I’d love to work with him. I think he’s the best director in America today,” Andrews told /Film. “My girlfriend [Barbara Hershey] has worked with him twice. She did Boxcar Bertha with him and she did Last Temptation of Christ, which has to be one of my favorite films.”

You hear that Marty? Add another name to that long list!

See Naveen Andrews in Grindhouse in theaters now.

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On March 25th, we had the opportunity to talk with most of the stars and directors of Grindhouse. We will be posting the interviews leading up until the film’s release on April 6th 2007.

We sat down with Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill) and Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, From Dusk Till Dawn) to talk about their upcoming double feature.

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Naveen Andrews hates Grindhouse Movies

naveenlost.jpgNaveen Andrews had never seen a exploitation film when he auditioned for Robert Rodriguez at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons Hotel in 2005. After he won a role in Planet Terror, he was given a Grindhouse 101 crash course at Quentin Tarantino’s home theater. But the truth is, he hated what he saw.

“They were interminable and they were terrible. I thought they were horrible films, dismal. And the actors seemed to be suffering in them and you just felt sorry for everyone. And I’d look around and I’d see Quentin and Robert laughing like maniacs. I found it funny for about two minutes. I was embarrassed, I was like – what am I not getting here? They obviously see some kind of esthetic here but I can’t see it. I’m still at a loss of what the esthetic actually is. I think it has something to do with an obscene type of humor. “

Andrew blames his opinion on his European upbringing, as he claims the English are real snobs about what films can be considered art.

“But Quentin and Robert could see an esthetic in this extricable genre of filmmaking, in my opinion. I just needed to be a little bit more open minded, to abandon your preconceptions and judgments that one would normally make. And if anyone is going to find diamonds in the ruff, it’s going to be Quentin and Robert.”

Grindhouse hits theaters on April 6th 2007.

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