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!
1). Milla Jovovich has shared her vision of why the film series "Resident Evil" have become so popular. It turns out that the matter is this: "Resident Evil" has always been an independent film it is its singularity. We have begun filming a modest thriller in the European style, and all who worked on it, Paul Anderson (director of the film and Milla's husband), me and Michelle Rodriguez - we all just joined this game. So such way was born this series. And I think it passed the spectators. Our today audience is rather clever and they know when them are lying. And we're just trying to make the best movie with the available budget, but also get pleasure from it, so that the audience liked it and who will watch it".
The above implies two important facts: "Resident Evil" - is not a trash, but the independent thriller in the European style, and like Milla Jovovich star in this off-season (we are about 2 and 3 parts).
2). The debut series of the second season of "Vampire Diaries" was a miracle as well. It starts exactly the same place over the second season in the first five minutes, presents a lot of surprises. All the main characters work at all the money dialogs as before sharp as a razor, and Ian Somerhalder and Paul Wesley just burning napalm. Not to mention Nina Dobrev, united in two persons. What is the conclusion? Download now!
3). Jeremy Renner and Numi Repes "The Hurt Locker" together in a film under the promising title "Hansel and Gretel: witch-hunter". As the name implies, after the miraculous rescue from the clutches of evil witch Hansel and Gretel have grown and became quite a civilian hunters go for the witch. The film is about their adventures 15 years after the events of the original tale. Producer of the film stands Will Ferrell.
4). There are persistent rumors that the team "Captain America" scheduled completion. In addition to the heroic Chris Evans in a small cameo there Helen Mirren will appear, and even actor Bruce Willis. Apparently, after the "Expendables" old Bruce tasted small but emotionally intense roles. Although I repeat once again - all this so far only rumors, not confirmed by serious evidence. But it would be cool, of course.
5). "Dark Tower" by Stephen King has finally adopted, and once in the format of the film and television series. And there will be two films. Director of both the film and the series will be Ron Howard ("The Da Vinci Code"), and producer and screenwriter - Akiva Goldsman. A series of books by Stephen King tells of the adventures of Arrow named Roland, and in the parallel post-apocalyptic world falls apart, from which he regularly transferred to our world and everything in order to find the way to the mysterious "Dark Tower", which somehow manages throughout the universe. King is optimistic about the project, saying that he had been an intriguing series of films and TV series, which shows respect for the original novels and characters from the Dark Tower series, which both fell in love with the fans.
The famous Japanese anime studio Madhouse (famous by such movies as Death Note, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Paprika, Summer Wars) takes 22-season serial "Supernatural" the effect of which will relate to the time of the first and second seasons of the cult TV series produced by CW channel.
The Madhouse website says that it will be the first foreign drama has ever been adopted in the production of Japanese animation studio. Directors of the project - Shigeyuki Miya and Atsuko Ashizuka.
"Supernatural Anime" is not only informing us the main event of the series, but will include original stories, never before displayed. Series of original stories will tell us about boys and their adventures, as well as about adventures of some characters of the second plan.
The first twelve episodes of the animated series Supernatural will come to DVD on Jan. 12, 2011.
Eric Cripke is directly involved in the creation of the animated television series, he claimed to be the author of the project.
Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles have confirmed that they would make English-language voiceovers, at least, several episodes. Plus, be consulted about the depiction. Jensen said, half jokingly, that Dean could have wider shoulders.
YouTube trailer to animated Supernatural.
The show of the "127 hours" movie by Danny Boyle at the Toronto Film Festival was not without casualties. At least three people fainted when the hero, James Franco made attempts on his own salvation. The film story of mountaineer Aron Rolston, who had miraculously survived in the mountains of Utah, spent five days in the canyon with the hand, squeezed under the boulder. When provisioning has ended, in order to survive Rolston has decided to cut off his hand. Amputation of hands and the scenes are not for the faint of heart. However, in the performance of Aaron James Franco crushing his bones, punching way to freedom, and then cut the remainder of the hand with a blunt knife. During this scene, three people were fainted.
But Boyle movie critics have taken favorably. In particular, the site TheWrap last Sunday published a review which described the scene amputation of the Rolston hand "one of the most realistic and bloody scenes in movie history". You could see how the audience squirmed in their seats, with difficulty trying to overcome the desire to run out of room from the floor and not look at what is happening on the screen"- said critics. Rolston himself at a press conference after the show in Toronto, admitted that he found a heart-rending scene. "When on the screen was a scene of amputation, I caught myself thinking: I don't believe that it has been shown to us! I really wanted to get out of the room. But at the same time, I sat and chewed my popcorn".
Interview with Milla Jovovich concerning release of "Resident Evil: Afterlife"
- Milla, tell us please, the film "Resident Evil" - the last, or do you plan to continue to act in this franchise?
Oh, do not know yet. We work on each film like it would be the last. We invest in each one a lot of forces, soul and heart, and we would certainly like to shot the next part. But, you understand, everything here depends on the fans - if they want another movie, then we will make it. We have a lot of ideas for a next part, so you just need to wait, as the current movie pass. Actually from the very beginning we did not plan to do from the "Resident Evil" a little series, so every part of it - a special experience for us.
- Don't you tired from the ubiquitous and invincible Umbrella Corporation?
Not at all, I like it very much! It has already become a part of my life, I've been working with it for 10 years. (Laughs) In this sense, it has become for me almost a family member.
- Milla, but what special should wait fans from the fourth part of "Resident Evil"?
Well, first of all, they will see Vesker (played by Shawn Roberts), Chris Redfild (Wentworth Miller), there will be new machines, even steeper and more dangerous than before. There will be a lot very successful cross-referencing to the game at this film - truly awesome battle scenes. If you like "Resident Evil", then you can be sure that it is now better than ever.
- That is, as you said, we expect the exceptional and most entertaining action?
Well, this year - yes. In this part we tried to combine all our experience from the previous three installments. And if people like it, then we are ready to do the next part to start from scratch and do everything even steeper.
- And what does in the "Resident Evil" attract you most?
Oh, I have a very warm attitude to the "Resident Evil" 3d, because for me it has become a part of great flirt through which I developed my own family, while we like to do this project. I really hope that audiences will enjoy what we have done, and if you like, we are ready to do more.
- That means you like to be action-heroine
But I've always dreamed about it! I grew up on the "Thundercats", "She-re: Princess of Power", read "Dune", loved science fiction and fantasy, the same "Lord of the Rings", for example. So it goes, that all my life I was going to this, and action-heroine - certainly part of what I have.
- Milla, with what directors it was most pleasant to work with?
Well, it is difficult to say, I have worked with many directors ... Somewhere, of course, with Luc Besson was very pleasant, because the roles that I had played were great, and he is such an amazing director ... Of course, my husband (Paul W. Anderson)- with him also very pleasant. But, of course, I was getting married to two directors, and I think with them just had fun all the work. (Laughs)
In an interview with The Times, supporting Stephen Frears film "Tamara Drewe", actress Gemma Arterton said that Ridley Scott is planning to discuss with her participation in the upcoming prequel "Alien".
Ridley Scott has looked "The Disappearance of Alice Creed" and was thrilled.
He wants to meet with me concerning "Alien" or something like that.
It seems that Gemma is not particularly closely monitoring the project. It is assumed that Scott saw her on the lead role in the film.
In addition, it became clear that Arterton will also play in the adaptation of Ruth Rendell novel "The Keys to the Street", which wrote the script for Christopher Nolan and that he himself had intended to film it, but eventually broke away from the project.
On account of British actress there are such hits as "Quantum of Solace", "Clash of the Titans" and "Prince of Persia", where Gemma has played a central role.
It is noteworthy that Scott just recently discovered some details of the coming film (of two planned prequel to the franchise).
"The movie will be rather tough. A kind of reverse side of the moon of this all. The central theme is gods and creators. A kind of space engineers. Have strangers been developed as a biological weapon? Or do they - the establishment of nature, which invades and cleans the planet? "
Both films will star in 3D. Will play or not in some of them Gemma Arterton, we will know soon.
The 67th Venice Film Festival has passed for the middle. It is time to see what ratings are issued by foreign juries for the films of the main competition program.
On Monday morning, the journalists took place in the Darsen hall, to learn that the movie a surprise prepared by Marco Muller. "What should be the film to lift you out of bed so early?" - German TV reporter inquired. "At least a thriller!" - Answered a lot of, to watch drama at 8am is rather hard.
But the miracle has never taken place. The film-surprise was a drama by Chinese director Wang Bin "The Ditch" about the history of secret Chinese labor camps in the middle of the last century.
The mad crush has been caused by Vincent Gallo movie "Promises Written in Water". The director didn't share the content of his project, so thus, it was necessary to see. Gallo himself wrote the script and music, moreover, he has played a major role. After his hero within eight minutes repeating the phrase: "Yes, I called her" we were able to hear a nervous laugh in the hall.
But the most important test awaited the press on Tuesday morning. Italian historical drama "Noi Credevamo" lasts for 201 minutes, that is almost three and a half hours. Viewing starts at 8:15, so those who come to the Lido from Venice had to get up around six in the morning.
"I hope it's worth of it" - heard in the queue, but judging by the frequency departure from the hall, the second morning in a row did not meet expectations.
Of those shown so far 17 films the marks have gotten only 14. Last place belongs to a French drama about sexual life of swingers, generously seasoned with naked bodies of heroes. "Happy Few" has only 4.3 points and 10th place.
At the 9th "Norwegian Wood" by Haruki Murakami novel - 5,7 points.
On the eighth "Miral" Julian Schnabel - (5,9).
Seventh place is shared by two films: by 6 points - "Black sheep" (movies about crazy willy-nilly) and "Meek Cutoff" (pseudovestern with Michelle Williams).
On the sixth place is "Essential killing" by Jerzy Skolimowski (6,7). Vincent Gallo plays Arab Mohammed, taken prisoner by U.S. forces. Hero has been transported to a secret prison in Europe, where he manages to escape. To survive in the snow, Mohammed forced to kill. Director took on the lead role an American actor, because, as he said at a press conference, no Arab agrees to play a representative of the Taliban.
Fifth place has taken "Black Swan" by Darren Aronofsky - 7.1 points.
Fourth - 7,2 points "Potiche" by Fransisco Ozon and "Somewhere" by Sofia Coppola.
We turn to the leaders. The third place has Chinese movie-surprise "The Ditch" (7,4).
The second (7,5) divide Italian comedy "The Passion" and the Chilean drama "Post Mortem". Pablo Lerreyna movie talks about the revolution in Santiago in 1973 with the eyes of morgue employees.
But in the first place is most untypical for Venice film "Detective Dee" (Di Renjie) directed by Hark Tsuya. The action is taking place in 690 year, when on the imperial throne is preparing to sit the first and the only woman Tszetyan. Andy Lau plays a detective who investigates the mysterious autoignition of people involved in the construction of a huge statue of Buddha.
The choice of critic is strange for at least. The movie with a budget of 13 million dollars looks like a Hollywood blockbuster, so that it leadership at the Venice Film Festival looks a little bit wildly. However, ahead of are 10 other films and, most likely, there will be great changes.
Alfonso Cuaron project "Gravity" still could not decide the central actor. Before, the main role in the film could leave to Angelina Jolie, Blake Lively and Scarlett Johansson, but for different reasons, there was no agreement on both sides. Now, despite rumors about the possible involvement of Rachel Weisz, Hollywood Reporter reports that the role in the film offered to Natalie Portman.
If the actress agrees, she will play a woman astronaut, get together with a crew job on repairing Hubble telescope and was the sole survivor of a man, after the rest of the team was lost due to collision with the debris of the satellite transport. The heroine has to fight to save her life.
It is known that at the moment actress is the first contender of Cuaron to take part in the movie. Secondary role in the project will play Robert Downey Jr.
Filming will begin in January 2011 in England. The budget is 80 million dollars. Among the authors of the script "Gravity", except director Alfonso Cuaron, is present and his son Jonas. For the film will be also provided a three-dimensional format.
Among the latter striking works of Portman is film "Black Swan" by Darren Aronofsky, presented at the last Venice Film Festival. For her work in the film actress is already predicting a nomination for an Oscar.
Naming her film "Fish Tank", an Englishwoman Andrea Arnold certainly invested in a metaphorical sense. Fish Tank (Aquarium) a large construction with transparent walls, gives the illusion of freedom, because the wall is transparent, and behind it there are horizons stretch. But in reality, there are no any horizons. The main heroine of the film, teenager Mia rebels all the time: against society, against the family, against herself. And thinks that it gives her a kind of freedom, putting her above the others. But the truth is that she and her mother and sister, and mother's boyfriend, and all of society locked up in fish tank, which had not been cleaned for a long time, which stinks, but behind the walls of which still could be seen great distances, such enticing and beautiful. However, if long and hard try to jump out of the fish tank, it's possible then someday you'll feel a real freedom. And better do it while you're young and yet you have the strength and energy, as is in case with the heroine Cathy Jarvis. Otherwise you risk staying in this secluded world forever and becoming like a dissolute mother or her hypocrite boyfriend.
It's good that Arnold didn't fall into moralism. Although the temptation was rather great, and at times it seemed that now she wouldn't held and begin to teach her heroes. Nevertheless, she restrained herself. And it brought the picture only additional dividends, because lecturing is easy, but give the viewer himself to make the necessary conclusions from what they have seen - it is quite another deal.
Operator camera, unlike the vast majority of films are not "looking" for Mia, but seemed to go along with her, besides, none of the episode is complete without the participation of the heroine, which increases a sense of fairness, "liveliness" of what is happening. Cathy Jarvis, who played a major role, is debutante in the cinema and more importantly has no acting skills at all. This allowed the director to deny the film affectedness - eliminating the ability to shoot in the role of Mia experienced actress, and thus the girl, confident, Andrea Arnold has made the valuable touching, which allows the viewer to empathize.
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".