Crime series - one of the most popular topics. Not for nothing there are dozens of excellent, spanning from the head, interesting TV projects on criminology. This topic was overtaking virtually all sides. Starting with Colombo and finishing with Dr. Laitman (from the famous series "Lie to me").
"The Shield" shows criminal world quite differently. Here are, are ruling streets. The world is cruel and mercy can be expected. Not anyone can be trusted. The atmosphere of crime created an incredibly realistic. And the operator's work leaves its mark.
Detective Vic Mackie is the central figure of the "Shield". He does not recognize the rules, he acts on his methods. And only by such methods he can reduce crime. He violates all the laws, and get out of scrapes in various ways. And his steeper and charisma virtually have no limits.
The Strike Team consists of detectives: impenetrable and going to ram Wick Mecca, the restless Shane Vendrell, a peaceful and responsive Lem (Curtis Lemanski) and sensible and quiet Ronnie Gardokki.
In the same building work and concerted companions in the face of detective Claudette Wims and Dachboy Vahenbah, and officers Danny Sofer and Julian Lowe, detectives Tevon Harris and canny Armando Rent, beautiful and naive agent Olivia Murray and lieutenant John Kavanagh.
The series subjects are very interesting. Manipulations of "bad" cops almost drive them to prison, but they find a way out. Although, I think that sometimes, creators are overdoing with erotic scenes. You do not have to show them in such large numbers. It is worth mentioning that the series is very similar to one of my favorite - "Training Day". Bad cop, own methods, one goal - are the key words that link these projects.
The cast picked up very well. Michael Chiklis was three times nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and once he took the trophy. His character and his game make "The Shield" even more special.
From the first training the series plunges the audience into a kind of bloody meat grinder: murderers, rapists, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, drug dealers, prostitutes, and so each series. The film is very dynamic and filmed in a realistic manner and is replete with naturalistic scenes of violence. The situation is changing literally every minute. Also, there are guest stars - Forest Whitaker is great in the role of one of the antagonists of Mecca officer of the department of internal investigations.
The series looks easy and addicts. If you like tough cops, detective investigation, fire, lie - this series is created for you. There you can find many interesting things!
Yesterday at the Lido competition has been shown a new Ben Affleck film "The Town". Director told reporters about his movie, and then competitive program continued with a bloody "Thirteen murderers" Takashi Miike and bestseller "La solitudine dei numeri primi".
The picture of Ben Affleck "The Town" - the second directorial work of Hollywood actor. As in his first film, the action develops in Boston. According to statistics in his suburb of Charlestown is the maximum number of robberies of banks (over 300 per year) than in other U.S. cities.
"Previously, in Charlestown were located jails, so that relatives of criminals moved closer to them, settled in Boston, and when the inmates are in prison, they stayed with families in Boston - Ben explained at a press conference. - I made a movie about how a person gets stuck in an unpleasant place for him and wants to change his lifeâ€.
Somehow, this story echoes the lives of the Affleck, who started as an actor, and then moved to directing.
At the heart of a thriller - a book of Chuck Hogan's "Beyond Sherwood Forest". Published in 2004, it has won the prestigious Hammett Prize from the International Association of Authors. Therefore, the film got in sight of producer Graham King, who bought the film rights.
The main character is Doug McRae (Ben Affleck) is not like a typical burglar. Rather, his friend Jem (Jeremy Renner) likes a thug, but Doug is another. He never shot at people and generally happy to be tied, but the genes do not allow: his father (Chris Cooper) was a criminal and is serving a life sentence. During a robbery, Doug and his partners were taken hostage employee of the bank Claire (Rebecca Hall). It turns out that the girl lives in Charlestown - in the same area of Boston, where are based robbers. Jem psyches and tells Doug to deal with Claire. Instead, Doug starts a relationship with her, since Claire has no idea that this charming man - the same thug in a mask, holding it on the foreheads of a few days ago.
Over time, Doug decides finally to leave the predatory business and wants to leave the town with Claire. However, the Feds, led by agent Frawley (John Ham) step of the recent robberies, and Jamie begins to doubt in his friend. To engage with the criminal past is not so easy. Doug needs to make a choice: betray his friends, or lose the woman he loves.
At the fest, Affleck quite seriously answered questions. For his second film, he approached no less responsible.
"We had a lot of research. We went to the jail, talked with prisoners, met with FBI agents. And then began to build what we have learned, in the architecture of the plot".
By the way, Affleck changed the final: "I thought it would be better".
Producer grew up in Cambridge, not far from Charlestown and throughout his life believed that the reputation of Boston suburb is exaggerated.
"It turned out that everything is really so, so we are even more interested."
Affleck believes that the casting is one of the major successes of his project.
About Rebecca Hall he said: "She is very beautiful and yet she has some sort of earthiness".
Nominated for an Oscar for "The Hurt Locker" Jeremy Renner has received from the director's only one warning: "Jeremy, do not let us down". "Well, I tried!" - Renner replied curtly to the question "how did you work with Ben."
Star of TV series "Mad Man" John Ham tried to move away from his hero Don Drape director of advertising agency, working in the 60's.
"After the first season, I received 60 scripts a year, where the action comes at a time or hero worked advertisers, - Said Ham. - Nobody wants to be an actor of one role, even if this was a very good role".
"Reservoir Dogs" the first generally accepted picture of the remarkable director Quentin Tarantino. In this review, I will not say much about my attitude towards Mr. Tarantino, a part of my monologue is devoted to the description of my impressions from his movie "Reservoir Dogs".
Above, I accidentally said that "Reservoir Dogs" is the first recognized film by Quentin Tarantino. I made this conclusion after watching the press conference by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino at Comic Con 2006 on "Grindhouse", where one of the fans of these two directors asked a very interesting question:
"What should I do to be a Quentin Tarantino?"
And the answer was not long in coming: "You have to shoot Reservoir Dogs!" - Said Robert Rodriguez, after which the entire auditorium applauded and laughed at the same time. It was an amazing press conference!
Now about the movie. I will not say that the picture is unique in every sense. Its uniqueness is that attention to detail sharpened to the limit. All these gangster jokes, movement, manners and behavior. All is great. This is certainly merit actors. Every actor is incredibly charismatic. That only stands when they are listed the names of actors, and they all come in tuxedos, just feel the power. I think through this lured Tarantino and the female audience on his side. From this it follows that this movie is for everyone. But women must be prepared for black humor behalf of Rodriguez and Tarantino.
"Reservoir Dogs" as though it may sound strange, is a very standard film. Despite the fact that the scenery of the film is limited to one room. But this is not a bad indicator. With regards to the plot "Reservoir Dogs" has remembered me a wonderful picture of Martin Scorsese's action "The Departed". But "The Departed" just stands on the formation of the classics of the criminal genre and the picture of Quentin Tarantino's has gotten there long ago.
But recently on what is worth paying attention to the names of actors in the title roles.
Michael Madsen as always in the role of the scoundrel, a sadistic and mentally unbalanced person. It was all done masterfully. Tim Roth elegant fit into his image. Perhaps one of his best roles.
Harvey Keitel - King of the scene. Steve Buscemi in which once successfully coped with the role, successfully playing a gangster, always flaunting in front of all but the weakest of the entire company.
Summarizing, we can say that "Reservoir Dogs" is a classic of a criminal genre and one of the best works by maestro Tarantino. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of movies, then you must look this movie. Whether you liked the movie or not, you should watch it, because it is a classic...
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Joel Booth - friend of the groom. He is very loyal to all, but he lacks the charisma inherent in the other. He suffers from "seasickness", over which sometimes make fun of his friends.
Katherine Wellington - wife of convenience, sexy, closer in age to his stepdaughter, than to her husband. Trish does not love her, but Shea is more favorable, because this woman makes their dad happy.
Kelly Seaver has a unique relationship with Abby, both their mothers were killed by John Wakefield. But when Abbey went to the island, Kelly stayed. She struggled with depression, tried to kill herself and has always believed that Wakefield is still alive and someday will return for her.
Lucy Daramor - bridesmaid, and one of Trish childhood friends. Their families are traveling and relaxing together. Although Lucy from a wealthy family than others, she tries to find her own way, attending law school.
Madison Allen - daughter of Richard and Shea. She is lovely and sweet. Kids love to play pranks; in Madison, these pranks are very cruel. She thinks she knows better than adults about what is happening on the island. She knew something of what they do not know ... something bad.
Maggie Krell - energetic manager of Cendlvic. She knew Abby, Henry and Trish, when they were children and was very happy to see them again. She meticulously planned all the events of the week and prepares a lot of surprises for the wedding guests.
Malcolm Ross - friend of the groom. Malcolm tries to start a business. His friends, because of lack of money, support him only morally. His inability to create capital had a great emotional impact on Malcolm, and made him capable on the things that his friends never knew existed.
Nikki Bolton - old Abby friend, live on the island and manages the bar. She is - sexy, does not recede in conflicts. She was glad to Abby return and hopes to have a good time at the wedding party in the city.
Richard Allen â€“ husband of Shea. Seems a good family man. Henry sees Richard as an example of how he cannot become - a gentle subordinates, which completely broke down under the thumb of Wellington.
Shane Pearce is working on a boat with his best friend, Jimmy Manse, and he does not like that the return of Abby turned Jimmy in her little whipping boy. He hates John Dee. Shane has rather complex nature that makes him capable of much.
Shea Allen â€“ Trish older sister. She has everything - a faithful husband, a beautiful daughter and all the money in the world. But all is not as it seems. Stress from constant decency in the family lured her into a trap.
So 13 weeks, 25 suspects, and 1 killer - one more famous TV series "Harper's Island".
Abbey Mills - Henry's best friend, she first returned to the island, since her mother was killed by maniac seven years ago.
Beth Barrington - bridesmaid. She is beautiful, energetic and athletic. And although she has not grown in such a wealthy family like Trish, she is very confident in the company feels "golden youth".
Cal Vanduzen - Britain, a young doctor. Do not know anyone at the wedding, but tries to make friends with a noisy company. He loves Chloe, and before the trip he bought her a wedding ring. He has been waiting for a long time for the right moment, and decided to make her proposal on the island. But all is not so simple, which makes it sometimes depart from the image of "nice guy" and to show his darker side.
Chloe Carter - one of the bridesmaids. She is sexy, playful, and impulsive. But in the way of the blonde sex-bomb is a very intelligent woman who is looking for romance and love.
Christopher "Sully" Sullivan - Henry Schafer. All his friends call him Sally. He is the best friend of Henry since high school. Indifferent to Chloe.
Danny Brooks - one of the best college friends of Henry. Danny is very thoughtful and always wants to do everything right. He feels things deeply, and when he sees injustice, he cannot leave, but must try to fix it.
Henry Dunn - a beggar who marries a princess. Each summer, Henry traveled to the island, worked on the tycoon Thomas Wellington boat. Now he returns to the island as a man of the beautiful daughter of Wellington. Henry may have won the heart of Trish, but is facing severe resistance from Wellington side, which doesnâ€™t love Henry and would like to make this marriage never took place.
Hunter Jennings was a college friend of Trish. He is from the same rich family as Wellington. He is - selfish and totally unreliable, why Trish and broke up with him. But now, when she marries, Hunter arrives, hoping to convince Trish that it was he - the one she needs!
J. Di. Dunn - Henry brother. He was a gloomy loner with tattoos all over his body, which say more about his true nature than he himself could tell. His childish antics make Henry life more difficult, and sometimes known for his cruelty, which makes us think, that John Dee is preparing a terrible surprise to his brother.
Jimmy Manse, a local fisherman, whom the wedding of Henry and Trish gives the opportunity to meet again with Abby, his sweetheart from high school. Jimmy immediately resumes his courtship of the Abbey, even though his resentment at her.
Immediately after the third season of the crime drama "Breaking Bad" AMC channel, broadcasting the show, confirmed the desire to see the next season, new episodes of the series. The channel decision isn't seem controversial or risky, based on growing from season to season ratings and excellent press.
The only obstacle to the fourth season could be the question of the budget of new episodes. AMC would approve the cost estimates at $ 3.1 million for the series, while produces of Sony TV insisted on the figure of $ 3.3 million for two months of negotiations have stopped the price of the episode as a compromise a mark of $ 3.2 million.
Over the last three seasons the show has grown from a small TV project in one of the best drama series and TV Squad, and does insist that "Breaking Bad" together with "Mad Men" are a couple of the best TV drams today. Agree with the view of journalists and spectators (the third season was marked the highest rated in the history of the series) and critics (4 Emmy Award for first two seasons, including an unprecedented double of Bryan Cranston for two years from the passing ceremony a statuette for Best Actor in a Drama Series). Guide channel, represented by Vice President Joel Stillerman lavish with the compliments:
"Breaking Bad" is one of the most dynamic and multi-layered dramas on TV today. Critical acclaim and growing audience's attention, which we saw in season 3, demonstrated that our channel on the right track. Vince Gilligan and his team come up with story lines that affect the psyche, waves and hypnotize the audience. We look forward to an incredible fourth season of the show".
Sam Gilligan, the creator of the series, let slip that gives his TV series at least another two seasons, after which he was ready to put a full stop.
The director and the main hero of "Breaking Bad" Bryan Cranston admitted that he would very much like that Justin Timberlake has played a cameo role in the series. In an interview with Los Angeles Times Cranston said that the famous pop singer is a fan of the series.
"I accidentally met with Justin and he told me:" "Oh, I love your series. I'm a fan of Breaking Bad!" "To which I replied:" You must take part in the filming. "He readily said he was ready to participate and I promised to keep him informed!"
Cranston even came up with the storyline, in which Timberlake will be a Jesse cousin (Aaron Paul), only more strange and dangerous. "I came and presented the idea of inviting Timberlake in the role of Jesse brother. However, Aaron said:" Yes, I know who is Justin Timberlake, but ... no! I'll just continue to work, and I advise to you the same!"
Nevertheless, Cranston did not give up: "I know Justin is a good actor. And maybe we can bring it to the musical episode of "Breaking Bad". Maybe he will even sing at our series".