A lot of movies about famous personalities in the music world were filmed long ago. Without thinking we can immediately recall the "Doors" by Oliver Stone about Jim Morrison, "Last Days" by Gus Van Sant about Kurt Cobain, "Sid and Nancy" by Alan Cox about Sid Vicious.
It is time to remember the soloist of the cult post punk group Joy Division Ian Curtis. Group, despite its wide popularity in England, is little known outside of it. Of course, it's not a Liverpool Four, but still. Little information of it can be learned from the film "The four-hour Party People" by Michael Winterbottom about the musical culture of Manchester in crazy late 70's - early 80-ies.
"Control" is seemingly ordinary, does not particularly different from other standard biopic. But if you try to look closely, you'll see something very interesting. Movies made by people who were very friendly and close with the late Curtis. So see how lovingly made this movie. Directing the movie a close friend of Ian famous Dutch photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn (debut in feature films). The script is written on the book by Deborah wife of a musician.
Unlike the sketches about other artists here is no hint of scandalous. Misunderstood man who did not know what to do with his talent so completely and did not understand with what woman to stay. Preferring to go the other way, left our earthly world in 23 years. Leaving with a black smoke into the gray Manchester sky.
The film is quite slow, very sketchy. It clearly smells the classic British snobbery. It is also a classic film festival that takes pride in its style and applying for awards. But instead, the director offers something more valuable. The other words: a clear, perfectly built frame, giving a feeling of old photographs. And brilliantly picked up on the main role newcomer Sam Riley, looking at which, sometimes you can't distinguish whether it is an actor, or Ian Curtis by himself.
The atmosphere of Joy Division concerts is shown rather organically. Curtis, beating in a mad frenzy, which flows smoothly into epileptic. Honestly, as if you are watching a concert in the recording. This is a real chronicle. For this you can easily turn a blind eye to the many disadvantages. As the man is mortal, and the music is eternal. And Curtis music deserves to live with no doubt.
Life and Death of English musician slightly different from the others. The same problems, creative agony, mistress. Virtually all creative people have burnt very early because it is difficult to adapt to the injustices of the world.
Neil Patrick Harris is sitting in his dressing room, giving interview, leaning back in his green couch, and reflects on the vicious style, which he plays in "How I Met Your Mother." As an incorrigible womanizer Barney Stinson, Harris brought boorish and insensitive behavior to a whole new level. But only on TV.
"I like Barney the fact that we have to play fiercely, - says Harris. - Energy from the swing. He is one of the few characters on television, who lives in his own world, has its own vocabulary, intelligible only to him amusing ways. No, it is not a nerd. His whole essence is that he feels cool. - In addition, I wear suits, always flirt and drink. We drink so much in the show that I have already developed a reflex - when pronounced sort of a joke, a sip of whiskey. In general, it is not surprising that our show has not received a single award for the promotion of family values. "
20 years later, Harris managed to become one of the most unpredictable actors of television. He sings! Dancing! He knows how to juggle! He bit on the spot, appearing as a guest of the show "Saturday Night" coming up in the air, replacing Paula Abdul in the "Idol", has been leading Tony Awards and Emmy awards ceremony.
"The accuracy of the Nile, when it comes to the moments of appearance in the frame for a particular motion, articulation cues, unique," - says Joss Wedon who set a musical Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blogâ€, broadcasted on the Internet. - He works on each component of his role that allows him to achieve an incredible accuracy of the image of his character, which he then worked, adding something individual. It's unbelievable".
After traveling with the musical "Rent" in 1997, Harris decided it was time to tell his family that he is - gay.
"Speaking with Rent", I saw people who took themselves for what they have, with infinite joy. I never thought that for me it would be possible. And when I ceased to suppress the fact that we hadhiding because of public scrutiny to my TV past, I was able to tell publicly who I'm".
"Some of those who talk about me is, stipulates that at that moment I was already gained the authority of an actor - he said. - In any case, I was pleasantly surprised that at that moment has been no hardship in the professional aspect".
Neil Patrick Harris together with his boyfriend collect magic props and love Halloween.
"We adore Halloween party. Last year we dressed up as dead British dandy and pasted white contact lenses. The half-naked girl stoned to us all the time approached and said: "We like your lens so much" And we replied: And we like your bust!
The only thing that comes to mind after watching the first episodes of "Jericho" TV series are unexpected. It stands out among the flow series do not bear any semantic loading. After you'll view it, you'll start thinking ... and how long would you survive? Could you make your own rules of the new world and not lose your "humanity"?
About the plot. This series demonstrates that what can become with the world in the event of nuclear war. This is especially important in our turbulent times. Residents of Jericho are facing a big problem: how to keep order, where to get fuel, food and more. Of course, all this is accompanied by, and human victims. But this is only one city, all actions take place in the U.S. But what if this happens all over the world? On the other hand such kind of plot is rather hackneyed.
About actors. Watching movies (any one) sometimes you think: "This actor would play better", sometimes you don't even think over the play of certain actor.
Jericho" is it something third. It's simply impossible to imagine another cast. Like a role written specifically for those actors. They really convey the image of the character the way it should be, the change at least one actor it would have been a regular series of the second category. One can also note the external representation.
Well, all actors are rather great. Especially Lennie James. I really liked his role of the mysterious police officer from another city, and he played it well qualitatively, not bowing stick with the importance of his character. Not bad shown himself Skeet Ulrich, the hero - is something like Shepard from "Lost". The same respectable citizen in this situation, rescuing those in need, but not without a skeleton in the closet, so to speak.
"Jericho" music fits perfectly into the overall process, diluting the monotonous scene and keeping busy in the right spirit of situations. Some of the tracks are not sin to listen once or twice outside of series view.
About continuation. Despite the fact that the first season finale has left open, the second season of the series look like some far-fetched, there is no feeling that arose before the plot moved to the size of the country - has changed the main theme, harmonious work, of which I spoke as if disappeared somewhere.
Too bad that the series has turned out short, but it was enough to satisfy the needs of the audience and reveal the most important things...
Full Name: Nicky Lynn Okoks (Nicki Aycox)
Date of birth: May 26, 1975
Birthplace: Henessey, Oklahoma (USA)
Height: 1.63 m
Total movies: 37
The first film in 1990 , the last film in 2009
A very famous actress, which is more specialist on serials, rather than on full-length films. Her acting career includes some 14 known and 16 other serials. Nicky has begun her ascent from the role of FBI agent in the film "Control Shotâ€.
"Secret FBI agent Catherine Hansen (Nicky Okoks), introduced in drug trafficking, trying to reach its leaders. But whenever Catherine and his assistants calculates the next intermediary on its way gets a mysterious killer with a firm "sign", picking a way to cartel ringleaders".
After starring in the acclaimed action film - drama, Nicky has received worldwide recognition. Worldwide the film has collected a small $11 million, but remembers not money, and acting game. Then Nicky tried to try her force in melodramatic series "Dark Angel", and again successfully. She understood that her destiny - series.
"I was just contemplating the fact that the series - it is as if the same film, but strictly scheduled and dozen", - said Nicky.
Also, viewers may remember her small role in the acclaimed horror film "Jeepers Creepers 2." Probably, in this movie, she moved closer to the horrors, and then has to combine her addiction and agreed to star in "Supernatural" as a demon who was always on the tail of the brothers Winchester.
Facts of Life: Nicky has learned German for a long time.
She plays the piano and sings angelic voice.
Loves British men, especially those who give an interview to "Jack" magazine.
Films: Ticking Clock, Tom Cool, Dark Blue, Animals, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Dead Birds, Cold Case, Las Vegas, Jeepers Creepers II, CSI: Miami, Twilight Zone, Slap Her... She's French, Rave Macbeth, Ed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dark Angel, Opposite Sex, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Family Law, Cruel Justice, Dogwalker, Providence, Ally McBeal, Double Tap, Defying Gravity, L.A. Heat, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weird Science, Boy Meets World, X-Files, Law & Order.
1). The popularity of films about young girls forced to choose one of two young men is so great, and the financial dividends that promises to exploitation of this topic, are so terrifying that the Walt Disney Company could not stay aloof from this process.
According to the publication Variety, birthplace of Mickey Mouse has won rights to film on have not been yet published book by Ally Condie "Matched" in bitter struggle with studio Paramount.
The action is taking part in totalitarian society where citizens receive instructions on what to read, watch and what to believe, and to love. The plot is built around a young heroine who is "absolutely confident that society knows best what she needs". On a day when a girl her age must take the designated Society lover, she sees on the screen, her face "Chosen" Xander and already going to give him her hand and heart, but suddenly for a split second before it appears another young man.
The company claims that it is only a program crash, but the character feels that it is increasingly drawn to the mysterious stranger. As a result of long tossing between destiny and love, she begins to doubt the infallibility of Society.
Studio Walt Disney plans to turn the story into a saga similar to "Twilight".
2). One of the major roles in the thriller "Better Living Through Chemistry" will play Jeremy Renner together with Jennifer Garner. As directors on the project are debuting couple writers.
Hero Jeremy Renner works a chemist in a small town. He is unhappy in marriage and one day starts affair with a married woman (Jennifer Garner), which opens for him the world of drugs with prescription.
The film will shoot Geoff Moore and David Posamenter earlier worked for the soil composition scenarios. Start time filming has not yet been announced.
For Jennifer Garner this is not the first picture with a bizarre plot. Next year, the actress can be seen in the comedy "Butter", where her character is engaged in cutting sculptures from butter.
Garner also took part in a remake of the comedy "Arthur."
After playing Minesweeper in the Oscar-winning "The Hurt Locker" Jeremy Renner popularity continues to grow. Actor will play together with Tom Cruise in blockbuster "Mission: Impossible 4" and try on a superhero costume in the "Avengers".
Incidentally, the actor recently confirmed that his Hawkeye, in contrast to the prototype of the comic will be dressed in decent shape, but not in bright purple dress.
What is more important? Donate your love for the welfare of wolves, or try to persuade leaders to abandon traditions and simply coexist peacefully and to live or your life next to one you love?
From the one side this cartoon is easy adventure, but on the other hand, it is a drama, when for territory and food appear wars.
Teams of animators from the United States and India did their best in presenting the audience wolf lives in the cartoon "Alpha and Omega".
At first glance, it's very entertaining and funny, but at the same time full of dangers. Especially spectacular looks 3D effect - cute wolves muzzles protrude from the screen into the cinema hall, causing an irresistible desire to reach out and pet them.
About the plot: Omega - wolf, distant from the leaders. He wants to get acquainted with the most popular she-wolf - Alpha. And now fate throws him a good chance - reserve employees send them to Idaho. Both wolves have to unite in order to return to their homeland.
Children will be delighted, because each of the characters represented here is an incredibly charming and attractive, regardless of his behavior and assigned role. There are a lot of mad birds, crazy squirrel, as well as wise gander with his faithful assistant duck. In a moment of crisis in our world, wolves are vegetarians promoting healthy lifestyles without killing.
Natural landscapes are replaced one after another in the spirit of "road-movie", i.e. road adventure where the heroes have to go from point A to point B. Paragraphs B - this is the place where they were born. This home return will make them even closer to each other, from a small attachment will grow a great feeling.
This cartoon is dedicated to the memory of Dennis Hopper, who died of cancer in May 29, 2010. He was voiced by one of the wolves leaders.
Dedication at the end of the film looked very touching, reminding the audience about enormous labor of remarkable man and an excellent actor!
A screen adaptation of the novel "London Fields" by Martin Amis, crime thriller from the writers' of "Quantum of Solace", the role of Courtney Love - Englishwoman Gemma Arterton did not like to hold her tongue, in contrast to overseas colleagues and gladly shares her plans.
Of course, such public policy is a headache for actress publicist. Recently, he was forced to deny rumors that the ward is a female candidate on a major role in the new "Alien", but Gemma at the Toronto Film Festival has confirmed that Ridley Scott actually asked her to meet and discuss some project. "I do not know what's going on, but I really liked him in the "Disappearance of Alice's Creed."
In an interview with GQ magazine, Arterton said, that she would soon play a "very cool role in the life" from director Michael Winterbottom, who is going to filmed novel by Martin Amis "London Fields". The main character is planning her own death, as potential murderers are minor crook, striving to become a champion in a game of darts and weak-willed aristocrat with a hyperactive son.
The problem is that Winterbottom believes that the project is still very far from realization. In June this year, director said that he need to wait several more years. But if Gemma Arterton is really in the main role, there is a chance that the "London Fields" is closer than it seems.
Arterton also can play in crime drama "Corsica 72" on scenario of the authors of two recent pictures about agent 007 by Nile Pervis and Robert Wade. According to the plot, two criminals on Italian island Corsica, falls in love with the same girl. Gemma said that it is the "best scenario of all that I ever read." The director of the project is going to be Luke Guadanino.
And finally, Arterton can take part in two projects related to the legends of rock. The actress casts into the role of Marianne Feytfull and Courtney Love.
Film about Feytfull is yet at a very early stage of development, while the drama "All Apologies" about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love may be a new work directed by Oren Moverman.
In the near future Arterton has shooting in "Clash of the Titans 2", and western movie by Richard E. Grant "In With The Outlaws" and Henrik Ibsen's performance "The Builder Soilnece" in one of London theaters.
So, after a four-year absence from the big screen has back all know, many loved and respected, an actress, singer and just a smart woman - Jennifer Lopez in her recent movie "The Back-up Plan".
Ironically, the main character, with a popular name Zoe is in the same position as Jen during her break, and some plot details fully coincide with the events of personal life of J. Lo. Whether it was director idea or actress request we have to learn.
The plot of drama "The Back-up Plan" by itself is simple and entertaining. A girl named Zoe, who owns a pet store, tired of waiting her prince. After so many failed relationships, she becomes one of those women who are disillusioned with men, convincing themselves and others, that she had no need to have a man, and is fine alone. At that moment, she accidently met Him. A series of accidental encounters, fun dating and now our heroes are slowly beginning to fall in love with each other. But how to explain such great, funny and for the first time really liked guy that she is pregnant?
Some might say that such a plot we've seen more than once isn't it? Yes, it does not possess the originality, but still new - it is well forgotten old, and the film has a few unusual moments.
Jokes - not the most important thing in this picture. No wonder in the graph genre, there are two directions: comedy and melodrama. I must say that director Alan Paul managed to successfully combine both genres. Comic situations, effervescent dialogue, scenes, lined up on the comedy talent of the actors, their facial expressions and natural charm, forcing a smile and even cause laughter. All this brings humor to a fairly high level. Also, I note unobtrusive sound that accurately fit all dramatic moments in the background of experiences and temporary separations of main characters.
Talking about actors, we can't say about another talented and just a beautiful man with a distant continent Australia - Alex O `Lachlan. He looked very confident and at the same time so cute that his smile just will not leave anyone indifferent. Jennifer return has become more than successful. This couple turned great! They will present a lot of surprises, experiences, and a lot of pleasant moments.
Surprises and a whole rainbow of charismatic supporting characters. They were introduced in the film is not anyhow, and each of them will play a role, adding a bit of wit and wise sayings of life.
"The Back-up Plan" has turned out very touching, light, cheerful, sincere romantic comedy into which you can spend time with your loved or friends, experience lots of positive emotions, good laugh and definitely believe in love!
The mysterious death of the poet Christopher "Keith" Marlow has generated a lot of rumors. Some scientists believe that he is hiding behind the works of William Shakespeare. The creators of the film "Dead Man in Deptford" recalled another version and make Marlowe a queen spy. The main role will play Sam Riley, star of the film "Control".
The project will be based on a novel by Anthony Burgess "Deptford". Its adaptation for the film has done Michael Elias, and in the director's chair will be Nick Copus. For the British director, this project will be the second work in the field of a large cinema, because for the most part he worked on television.
Sam Riley will be in a good company. The film also involved James Purefoy, and Ray Winstone. In the story Marlow will become not only a poet and rowdy, but also a spy in the service of Elizabeth I, and his mysterious death at age of 29 will try to give as the murder committed by order of British intelligence.
Christopher Marlowe is considered one of the most distinguished predecessors of Shakespeare. He was born in 1564, studied at Cambridge, where he became a master, and under the protection of the head of the Secret Service, Francis Walsingham. Perhaps familiarity with such an influential man was the reason that Marlowe said goodbye many liberties in the behavior during the study. It's unknown where the future poet was from February to June 1587, but some argue that Christopher Marlowe served on a secret mission in Europe. The aim was to gather detailed information about the activities of the English Catholic underground in France, trying to challenge the Protestant regime of Queen Elizabeth I.
Then, Marlowe moved to London, where he engaged in literary work. On May 30, 1593 the poet has been killed at the tavern of the city Deptford. Murder investigation was carried out carelessly, with the impression that the authorities want as quickly as possible to finesse the issue. According to other rumors, Walsingham staged the death of his ward, to preserve him for future work.
Last Monday at the Toronto Film Festival has been shown a new film with the participation of Sam Riley "Brighton Rock".
Looking at the names of creators, I was very scared for this tape ("Vampire Suck"). Of all the films made by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Zelcer are scary movies, which is an order of magnitude better than any other movie-parody.
Other films - nightmare: no plot, no humor, and no relevance. And now, we have their new creation - Vampire Suck. So, this film should be completely ridiculing the famous vampires saga - Twilight.
Vampire Suck - it's not even a parody, but the film, which should show the world a side of the coin called Twilight. This, of course, is not propaganda, but I hope Vampire Suck will calm down fans of this saga. I am not against the Twilight, as another way to enslave the youth, but I've already tired of this movie.
In terms of plot, "Vampire Suck" is terrible. But if you close your eyes to all the madness and illogical, then there is a bright example of compression of the plot. Writers put in 76 minutes of this movie two story saga. And the writers have removed a number of very unnecessary moments, showing everyone how the plot of the first two films saga is really simple and stupid.
"-You know who we are, don't you?
-Aha. Black Eyed Peas!"
In terms of acting, this movie is disappointing. Everything is very silly and not natural. None of the actors doesn't even try to play better.
The actress, who plays the Bekie role looks much better and nicer than Kristen Stewart. Matt Lanter just ruining his career in such terrible roles. The other actors are, of course, better, but only because they are older and more experienced. But, of course, this is not a movie where an actor's game - the main thing.
The main thing here - humor. It is a satirical part of this movie made me write a positive review. "Vampire Suck" has derided all that pathos all that unnecessary attachment to the heroes of the famous saga. And Edward, and Jacob got what they deserved. The movie is such a joke that can rightly be called a benchmark in this genre. Such concerns may be the funniest and topical joke about Jacob. And in the end the movie there is one very funny dialogue between Edward and Zolturi.
- "Why did you take off your T-shirt now?
- It was written in my contract that I must take off a T-shirt every 10 minutes of screen time".
One of the best movies of sweet couples Friedberg and Zeltser. In its genre, this film also stands out for its originality and relevance. Silly, no plot, no acting movie, which full of funny moments. Not the best quality product that you want to watch with friends.