Film Review: Welcome To The Punch

(Published on Lost In The Multiplex and in the April edition of Sage)


Written and directed by Eran Creevy, Welcome To The Punch is a British thriller that follows detective Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy) who, along with his partner Sarah (Andrea Riseborough) and scarred by his failure to bring down his nemeses, is given one last chance to catch the man he’s always been after, as ex-criminal Jacob Sternwood (Mark Strong) is forced to return to London from his Icelandic hideaway when his son is involved in a heist gone wrong. As they face off, they start to uncover a larger conspiracy at work, one that they both need to solve in order to survive.

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Film Review: Cloud Atlas

(Published on Lost In The Multiplex)


Based on the 2004 book written by David Mitchell, and written and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer, Cloud Atlas intertwines six subtly interconnected stories, spanning from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future.

The film follows lawyer Adam Ewing (Jim Sturgess) who is travelling on a 19th century merchant ship, 20th century music composer Robert Frobisher (Ben Whishaw) who’s trying to compose his own masterpiece, journalist Luisa Rey (Halle Berry) who’s trying to uncover a story in the 1970’s, present day Timothy Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) who’s being held against his will in a nursing home, genetically engineered fabricant Sonmi-451 (Doona Bae) who’s being interviewed before her execution in a dystopian future, and Valley tribesmen Zachry (Tom Hanks), who’s living in a distant, post-apocalyptic society 106 winters after The Fall.

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Bryan Singer Tweets More ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’ Set Pics

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Director Bryan Singer has been thinking in 140 characters or less again this week as he tweets yet another set picture from his upcoming sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past as production on the film approaches closer.

Recently using the social media site to break some of the casting news for the film, and only last week sharing an image of the wheelchairs for the young and old versions of Professor X, this week Singer has revealed a photo of a familiar set that fans will recognise from the past X-Men films.

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New ‘Ender’s Game’ Image: Meet Hailee Steinfeld as Petra Arkanian

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A new image has been released for Gavin Hood‘s Ender’s Game this week, an adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s novel of the same name.

From a script Hood has adapted himself, the film is set in the near future and follows a young strategist, Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), who is drafted by the International Fleet to hone his military skills and hopefully save the human race from an impending alien invasion by a race known as the Formics.

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David O Russell to Direct Jennifer Lawrence AGAIN In ‘The Ends Of The Earth’

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Currently making the awards rounds for his latest film Silver Linings Playbook and with the recent news that he’s set to direct the actress again in his next project, director David O. Russell is now planning a third film with The Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence, as Russell is attached to direct The Ends Of The Earth.

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New International Trailer For Neil Jordan’s Vampire Thriller ‘Byzantium’

This month sees the release of the new international trailer for Neil Jordan’s vampire horror-thriller Byzantium, and it’s looking a lot better than you might have first imagined.

Adapted from Neil Gaiman’s novel, The Graveyard Book, and scripted by Moira Buffini (Jane Eyre) from her own stage play, the film follows Gemma Arterton and Saoirse Ronan as a mother-daughter vampire team who sometimes pose as sisters.

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The Pics Beyond The Pines: More Ryan Gosling & Bradley Cooper In 11 New Images

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With the release of the first trailer for Derek Cianfrance‘s The Place Beyond The Pines recently, we now have a set of new images from the film.

Starring Ryan Gosling in the lead role, the film follows a motorcycle stunt rider who turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their new-born child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with rookie police officer (Bradley Cooper) navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

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A Series Of Sinister Snaps From ‘Stoker’

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Fox Searchlight has released a batch of new images for director Park Chan-wook’s English-language debut, Stoker, this month.

With an interesting and somewhat promising leading trio, the film tells the story of a young girl, India (Mia Wasikowska), whose Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) comes to live with her and her unstable mother Evelyn (Nicole Kidman) after her father dies in a car accident.

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First Images of Charlotte Gainsbourg In Lars Von Trier’s ‘Nymphomaniac’ (NSFW)

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The first two images for Lars Von Trier’s upcoming erotic drama Nymphomaniac, have been released this month, not giving a lot away but enough to make audiences curious.

Split into eight flashbacks, the film will tell the story of Joe (played by Von Trier regular Charlotte Gainsbourg), recounting her life and sexual exploits to bachelor Seligman (Stellan Skarsgard) as a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac from her youth through to age 50.

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