Posted on Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Fred Topel
The network that brought us Breaking Bad is now taking a bigger picture look at crime. Where the tale of Walter White was the saga of an individual crime empire, AMC’s McMafia looks at organized crime on a global scale.
Based on the book by Misha Glenny, the TV adaptation from Hossein Amini stars James Norton as a British businessman who becomes drawn into the eastern European and middle Eastern mobs with which his family had been connected in the past. Amini spoke with /Film, along with co-creator James Watkins, who directed all eight episodes of McMafia. McMafia premieres Monday, February 26 on AMC.
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Earlier this year, there was an action thriller called Bastille Day slated to hit theaters in February across the pond. But then the terrorist attacks in Paris last fall resulted in a delay of the movie until April. The movie has already opened in a bunch of international territories, but during that time the terrorist attacks in Nice, France which happened on the titular holiday have forced the movie to have a new title here in the United States.
The Take is now the name of the new action thriller starring Idris Elba, who proves perfectly why he would make a great James Bond. We had previously already gotten a look at the film from the international trailer, but now a new The Take trailer has arrived for the domestic release this fall. Read More »
We’ve been waiting for season three of Black Mirror for quite some time, and we’ve heard episode titles, filmmakers and cast but we haven’t heard much about what kind of stories we can expect from the six new episodes…until now. Hit the jump to find out what the Black Mirror Season 3 episodes will be about.
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Posted on Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Angie Han
Yes, it’s got “Day” in the title, but no, it’s not another one of Garry Marshall’s middling ensemble romcoms. Bastille Day stars Idris Elba as a CIA agent looking into a bombing attack in Paris. He teams up with an American pickpocket (Richard Madden from Game of Thrones), who’s unwittingly gotten mixed up in the whole affair. Together, they start to unravel a large-scale conspiracy within the police force. Watch the first Bastille Day trailer after the jump. Read More »
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Posted on Wednesday, October 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
The Woman in Black director James Watkins and star Daniel Radcliffe are gearing up for a reunion, but it won’t be for a horror sequel. Radcliffe has just signed on for Gold, about the rivalry between British runners Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett leading up to the 1980 Olympics. Basically, it’s a bit like Rush, only with feet instead of wheels. Hit the jump for plot details and more.
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Fingers crossed that the sequel to The Woman in Black, to be called The Woman in Black: Angels of Death, will have an era-appropriate cover of Slayer’s most famous song buried somewhere in the story. (Seems unlikely, but one can hope. I’ll probably have to just be happy with the song’s use in Gremlins 2.)
Here’s what we know about the sequel to the highest-grossing British film of the past 20 years: the story begun in the first film will be continued 40 years later. Jon Crocker is developing the script based on a story by Susan Hill, who also wrote the tale upon which the first film was based. But will Daniel Radcliffe return? Big spoilers follow for those who haven’t seen The Woman in Black. Read More »
Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2011 by Angie Han
The last trailer we saw for The Woman in Black was heavy on atmosphere but light on plot, deploying shots of run-down toys, some mysterious little girls, and a terrified-looking Daniel Radcliffe to set an effectively creepy mood. The newer UK trailer is somewhat more straightforward, offering fewer shots of eerie monkey toys but a much better idea of the actual story.
Radcliffe stars as young lawyer Arthur Kipps, who travels to the countryside in order to settle the affairs of a recently deceased client. Once there, he encounters the spectre of a woman hell-bent on revenge. The period horror was directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from a screenplay by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass), which in turn was adapted from Susan Hill‘s 1983 novel. Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, and Roger Allam also star. Watch the trailer after the jump.
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It’s nice to see someone trying to make a genuine ghost story. We used to see a lot more films in the vein of The Woman in Black, but they’ve fallen somewhat out of favor. For his first post-Harry Potter film role, Daniel Radcliffe chose to go with a ghost tale scripted by Jane Goldman (Stardust, Kick-Ass, X-Men: First Class) based on the well-regarded novel by Susan Hill. The first teaser for the film, released a couple months back, had some good chills, and this full trailer is characterized by a thick, bleak atmosphere that is quite appropriate for a story about a young lawyer who confronts ghosts and secrets while settling an estate. Read More »
The first big post-Harry Potter role for Daniel Radcliffe is in the thriller The Woman in Black, which is a period-set tale about a young lawyer who encounters a ghost when hired to sort out an estate’s papers. The movie is also part of the return of the once-great Hammer Films label. A teaser for The Woman in Black has been released, and though there really isn’t much to it — shadows and the implication of some scares — you can check it out below. Read More »
Things have gone a little bit Harry Potter crazy in the last few days, but that’s to be expected with the huge movie Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 coming out so soon. Well, the people at Hammer Films aren’t going to let the Potter wave go by without taking ride as they’ve revealed the first official photos of Potter-star Daniel Radcliffe in their upcoming period horror film The Woman in Black. Directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake) from an adapted screenplay by Jane Goldman (Kick-Ass, Stardust), it’s about a young lawyer (Radcliffe) who must uncover a small town mystery involving the title character. Ciaran Hinds and Janet McTeer co-star in the film based on the novel by Susan Hill. We saw some set photos in September but, after the break, we’ve got two official images, the plot description and more. Read More »