Colin Farrell - 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala held at the Metropolitan Museum Of Art at Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, New York, United States - Monday 2nd May 2016
Colin Farrell - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Colin Farrell - The countdown begins for the Irish film industry's biggest night of the year, acknowledging and rewarding the industry's great work and achievements in this Golden Age of Irish Cinema, at the annual Awards Ceremony taking place at the Round Room of the Mansion House on Monday 14th March 2016. The Ceremony & Red Carpet will be broadcast primetime on TV3 and highlight and news clips will be distributed worldwide. The Lord Mayor will welcome the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins along with 500 guests from across the world of Film & Drama, all coming together to celebrate the continued great work and success of Ireland's home industry. The Irish Academy will also welcome Liam Neeson to Dublin to celebrate his Outstanding Contribution to Cinema and will also welcome Roma Downey who will receive the Inaugural Irish Diaspora Award. Nominations are announced in all categories and have been shortlisted by Irish Academy Members alongside a specialist Jury panel of industry experts from around the world. Number of Nominations for Best Film Titles My Name is Emily - 8 Room - 8 Sing Street - 8 Brooklyn - 7 Viva - 7 The Survivalist - 4 Number of Nominations for Best Drama Titles An Klondike - 9 Rebellion - 8 Vikings - 5 Penny Dreadful - 3 Game of Thrones - 2 Academy CEO, Aine Moriarty stated that: "What a superb year for Irish production and this year's Nominations showcase to the world what Ireland's small but excellent film industry has to offer. Irish creative talent is delivering world-class standards of work and we look forward to showcasing and celebrating their achievements at the Ceremony". The feature films nominated for Best Film this year are Brooklyn, John Crowley's depiction of a young Irish woman's emigration to New York in the 1950's; Simon Fitzmaurice's touching teenage road movie My Name is Emily; the heart wrenching story of a kidnapped young woman and her son in Room; the entertaining and musical com - Dublin, Ireland - Monday 14th March 2016
Kate Mara and Ellen Page send up 'True Detective' as 'Tiny Detectives' in a Funny or Die sketch.
Kate Mara at New York Fashion Week 2014.
HBO have finally announced who will be taking over from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in their critically acclaimed crime drama series.
Vaughn has been cast as one of the lead roles in the upcoming 'True Detective' series
The cable television network confirmed the casting news on Tuesday (Sept 23rd), while also revealing the next series will consist of eight episodes and production is expected to begin in California this coming fall.
The 38 year-old actor recently revealed he is "so excited" to be starring the second season of the HBO drama.
Colin Farrell is the next huge Hollywood actor to take his talents to the small screen. The 38 year-old actor has reportedly confirmed that he will be one of the stars in the critically acclaimed HBO drama 'True Detective.'
Farrell confirmed he would star in season 2 of 'True Detective'
Farrell revealed the "exciting" news himself when being interviewed by Irish newspaper The Sunday World, but the television network has not yet made an official announcement on the casting.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell Confirms He Has Landed Lead Role In 'True Detective'
Rachel McAdams is reportedly in talks with the makers of 'True Detective' for the lead female role in the second season of the Emmy Award winning show.
Rachel McAdams is rumoured to be in talks with the makers of the second series of True Detective. The 35-year-old Canadian actor is not the only star reportedly being considered and other names in the mix include Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men) and Michelle Forbes (The Killing).
Rachel McAdams photographed at the New York premiere of A Most Wanted Man.
Continue reading: Rachel McAdams In 'True Detective 2' Talks & Other Cast Rumours
Who's playing who in True Detective season 2?
The True Detective season 2 plot has been shrouded in secrecy since Nic Pizzolato announced the follow up to the ground-breaking HBO drama, though, in a week that has seen both Vince Vaughn and Elisabeth Moss linked to roles, it appears industry mag The Wrap have stumbled upon a breakdown of the narrative.
Elisabeth Moss is ready to sign on for True Detective season 2 [Getty/Ilya. S. Savenok]
Apparently the second season of True Detective will follow the death of Ben Caspar, a corrupt city manager in a fictional Californian city. He's found brutally murdered amid a huge transportation deal that would change freeway gridlock in the state. Now - and this is where the new cast members come in - three law enforcement officers from different cities and branches of the government are tasked with finding out the identity of the murderer, though they soon discover that the investigation has darker implications than initially thought.
Continue reading: Meet The (Probable) Cast Of True Detective Season 2
Vince Vaughn for 'True Detective' season 2: really?
Vince Vaughn could be our True Detective [Getty/Jason Kempin]
According to one source who spoke with E! News, Vaughn is in "preliminary discussions" to play one of four lead roles, with Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch also thought to be in talks. Casting rumors for True Detective season two have been rife since the season one finale. Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt were reportedly attached to the project though it appears neither will now appear.
Continue reading: Will Vince Vaughn Really Lead 'True Detective' Season 2?
If Robert Downey Jr is out of Iron Man 4, is Colin Farrell good enough to be in?
Rumors are abound that seminal Iron Man actor, Robert Downey Jr, will not be returning for a fourth instalment as the man in the super strong suit. Whether this is Downey Jr related because he’s become too expensive for the role or Tony Stark related and the character is actually killed off in Avengers: Age of Ultron is uncertain.
Colin Farrell as Tony Stark? [Getty/Frazer Harrison]
Whatever the reason, Colin Farrell’s name has been put in the replacement frame and it seems Iron Man as a rolling character with different actors is not a new thought to the studios.
Continue reading: Those Colin Farrell For 'Iron Man 4' Rumors Refuse To Die
The franchise is likely to roll on with or without Downey Jr.
If you can be sure of one thing, it’s that Marvel will keep putting out Iron Man films until we stop paying to see them. You can also be sure that Robert Downey Jr. will be demanding lucrative pay structure to return to the franchise.
Robert Downey Jr. shooting Iron Man 3
The actor, who played Tony Stark and his iron-clad alter-ego for the first three films to both critical acclaim and fiscal success, was named as the highest earning actor working in Hollywood by Forbes for the second year running, and a huge part of that was down to his work on Iron Man 3, which grossed $1.2b from the global box office.
Colin Farrell is due to be unveiled as a member of the 'True Detective' season 2 cast.
Colin Farrell is in advanced talks to star in the highly anticipated second season of HBO's True Detective. According to Variety, the Irish actor will board Nic Pizzolato's acclaimed series, which starred Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson in its first outing.
Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle in 'True Detective' season one
"I think the people we will cast will be well-known names," HBO president Michael Lombardo said at Thursday's TCA presentation. "But that wasn't our ambition (in season 1)."
Continue reading: Colin Farrell Set To Be Cast In 'True Detective' Season 2
The Irish film star is reportedly in talks to land a role in the HBO series Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey co-starred in last season.
'True Detective' may have found its next star.
If the Irish film star lands the role, he is expected to feature alongside two more main characters that are believed to be California-based.
Continue reading: Colin Farrell Reportedly In Talks To Star In 'True Detective' Season 2
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal's new movie 'Sex Tape' looks at the results of a raunchy home movie being released. These celebrities all have sex tapes, but are they quite as embarrassed?
If one of us regular folk filmed ourselves doing the nasty and then the tape was leaked, life as we know it would be over. Most of us can’t think of anything more mortifying than other people seeing us in the throes of lust, as Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal discover in their new movie ‘Sex Tape’.
These celebs, however, see ‘leaked’ sex tapes as a career tool and for most of them it’s not exactly been an embarrassment for the world to see them bumping uglies.
Hilton hotel heiress Paris Hilton filmed herself doing the nasty with ex-boyfriend, Rick Saloman
Continue reading: Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton...Screech? 'Leaked' Celebrity Sex Tapes
The fact that this magical romance has been retitled A New York Winter's Tale in the UK tells you what the filmmakers think of the audience: we can't be trusted to get anything on our own. Writer-director Akiva Goldsman lays everything on so thickly that there's nothing left for us to discover here. And he botches the tone by constantly shifting between whimsical fantasy and brutal violence. Sure, the manipulative filmmaking does create some emotional moments, but inadvertent giggles are more likely.
It's mainly set in 1916, where young orphan Peter (Farrell) is running from his relentlessly nasty former boss Pearly (Crowe), a gangster angry that Peter isn't as vicious as he is. Then Peter finds a mystical white horse that miraculously rescues him and leads him to the dying socialite Beverly (Brown Findlay). As they fall deeply in love, Peter believes he can create a miracle to save Beverly from the end stages of consumption. And Pearly is determined to stop him. But nearly a century later, Peter is still wandering around Manhattan in a daze, trying to figure out who he is and why he's still there. He gets assistance from a journalist (Connelly), who helps him make sense of his true destiny.
Yes, this is essentially a modern-day fairy tale packed with supernatural touches. But Goldsman never quite figures out what the centre of the story is, losing the strands of both the epic romance and the intensely violent vengeance thriller. Meanwhile, he condescends to the audience at every turn, deploying overwrought camera whooshing, frilly costumes, dense sets and swirly effects while a violin-intensive musical score tells us whether each a scene should be wondrous or scary. At the centre of this, Farrell somehow manages to hold his character together engagingly, even convincing us that Peter is around 25 years old (Farrell's actually 38).
Continue reading: Winter's Tale Review
'Winter's Tale' has failed to impress critics who have marked the film as overly sentimental, confusing and lacking in convincing characters. The grand romantic gestures the film centres around have entirely failed to woo critics even over the Valentine's Day weekend.
Winter's Tale, also known as A New York Winter's Tale, has failed to warm the hearts of critics following its Valentine's Day release.
Colin Farrell stars in Winter's Tale as Peter Lake.
The film has a stellar cast including: Colin Farrell (Phone Booth); Russell Crowe (Les Misérables); Jessica Brown Findlay (Downton Abbey); Jennifer Connelly (Beautiful Mind); Will Smith (Men in Black); and a large host of other famous names.
Continue reading: 'Winter's Tale' Receives Icy Critical Reception
Colin Farrell's back in 'A Winter's Tale' but how has his career progressed over the past decade?
Colin Farrell is back with 'A Winter's Tale', which is hoping to draw in audiences over Valentine's weekend. As the Irish actor tries to regain his leading man status we look back over his career of ups and down and tabloid headlines.
Colin Farrell, star of 'Winter's Tale'
Irish actor Colin Farrell’s career started off in the rather unglamorous BBC TV show ‘Ballykissangel’, from 1998 to 1999 Farrell had a small role as Danny Byrne in the English produced drama which was set in Ireland. Farrell’s good looks and roguish image, however would mean that film offers weren't too long in coming. His first big screen role was in Tim Roth’s ‘The War Zone’, which he followed with a supporting role in ‘Ordinary Decent Criminal’ alongside Kevin Spacey. However critics first took notice of the actor in 2000’s’ ‘Tigerland’ directed by Joel Schumacher. Though the film was not a commercial success he gained positive reviews for his performance.
Continue reading: 'A Winter's Tale': Assessing Colin Farrell's Up And Down Career
'Winter's Tale' is an extraordinary fantasy that follows the unbreakable bond of true love, but as Valentine's Day approaches, can this film prove to be the perfect option for the year's most romantic evening?
The romantic Akiva Goldsmad-directed 'Winter's Tale' made its world premiere in London on Thursday evening (Feb 13th), hoping to attract the attention of many besotted couple's one day before Valentine's Day.
Farrell as Peter Lake in 'Winter's Tale'
Although the movie, starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Brown Findley, is a story of fantasy, the content certainly does profess to depict true love. Set in the ever so romantic city of New York, the plot follows one man's infatuation that lasts an entire century.
Weisz and Farrell to take centre stage in Yorgos Lanthimos' new movie alongside Ben Whishaw and Léa Seydoux.
Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz have been cast in Yorgos Lanthimos' new science fiction romance, The Lobster, alongside the previously-announced Ben Whishaw ('Cloud Atlas'), Léa Seydoux ('Blue Is The Warmest Colour'), Olivia Colman ('Broadchurch'), Ariane Labed ('Attenberg,' 'Alps') and Angeliki Papoulia ('Dogtooth,' 'Alps'). The dystopian drama will be the first English language film from the Oscar-nominated Dogtooth director and will begin shooting in Ireland on the 24th March, according to Deadline.
Rachel Weisz Has Been Cast In A Key Role In Yorgos Lanthimos' 'The Lobster.'
Weisz ('The Mummy') and Farrell ('In Bruges') will lead the cast in the unconventional love story, in which a group of people who are told to find respective partners, or they will be turned into animals, reports Digital Spy.
Colin Farrell gushed about his very close friendship with Elizabeth Taylor in the last couple of years of her life, stating, "I just adored her."
Irish actor Colin Farrell spilt the beans on his friendship with Elizabeth Taylor which only began around 2 years before she passed away.
Their unique friendship may have led to something more if the burden of age was non-existence, as the 37 year-old actor admits to having a great affection for the 79 year-old actress.
Only if they met earlier in life!
This true story only barely avoids becoming sloppily sentimental, thanks to a solid cast and a final act that generates honest emotion. Awash with the Disney spirit, the film breaks free of the marketing machine to recount events that are lively and often very funny, but also manage to be sharply moving. It's the kind of crowd-pleaser that deserves to do well both at the box office and in awards ceremonies.
Set in 1961, it's the story of how Walt Disney (Hanks) finally lures PL Travers (Thompson) to Hollywood to woo her into signing over the film rights to Mary Poppins after some 20 years of pestering. She is equally determined to protect her creation, which is very close to her heart. But she agrees to work with the screenwriter (Whitford) and composers (Schwartzman and Novak) as long as she has veto power. Her demands are crazy ("I don't want the colour red anywhere in the movie!"), but everyone tries to win her over. Eventually Walt realises that he needs to find out exactly why Mary Poppins is so important to her. And that the story is more about Mary's affect on the family's father, Mr Banks, than the children.
Indeed, in parallel flashbacks we see Travers' childhood in rural 1906 Australia, where she lives as a young girl (Buckley) with her lively father (Farrell) and shattered mother (Wilson). Her dad's alcoholism is the driving force of these scenes, which feel like a completely separate film intercut with sunny 1960s Hollywood. But they add weight to Thompson's remarkably detailed performance, which is marvellously withering and hilarious, and also subtly emotional. Her interaction with the buoyant Hanks is sharp and jagged, and the film's nicest scenes are between Travers and her driver, sensitively played by Giamatti.
Continue reading: Saving Mr. Banks Review
The Hunger Games sequel gets great reviews at its world premiere in London, while anticipation builds for Disney's dark spin on Sleeping Beauty. And Walhberg's Lone Survivor starts to gather awards-season momentum...
The big event this week was the world premiere on Monday night of the new Hunger Games movie Catching Fire, with the entire cast on the red carpet in Leicester Square. Early word on the film has been overwhelmingly positive before it opens worldwide next week. The press have even been seen applauding at screenings. Click here to read why The Hunger Games Catching Fire is leaving fans starving for more [Premiere Pics, Trailer, Movie Stills and More].
New films released in Britain this week include Lee Daniels' star-packed drama The Butler, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's crowd-pleasing writing and directing debut Don Jon, Ridley Scott's A-list thriller The Counsellor and Jude Law in the British crime comedy Dom Hemingway. But will any of these be able to unseat Gravity on the UK box office chart? Click to read our reviews for The Butler, Don Jon, The Counsellor, Dom Hemingway and Gravity.
Farrell plays a burglar in this extraordinary fantasy tale.
Winter's Tale is certainly not a movie that claims to be based on a true story but it certainly does profess to be a tale of true love. With a stellar cast, the marvels of New York City, a love story for all ages and a sprinkling of magic, the stage is set for this new Akiva Goldsman movie to be one of next year's cinematic highlights.
'Winter's Tale': This Romantic Fantasy Tale Will Be Released Just After Valentines Day 2014.
Colin Farrell plays Peter Lake, a burglar who lives and robs in early 20th century New York City. He is wanted by his former gangster boss, Pearly Soames (Russell Crowe), to repay a debt. Peter breaks into a mansion one day only to find a beautiful girl sat at her piano who is strangely not startled by his arrival.
Peter Lake is a wanted burglar in a desperate struggle to escape an old gangster boss of his, Pearly Soames, in the cruel world that is 1916. One day, he breaks into a dazzling mansion that he thinks is empty, but then discovers the owner's beautiful daughter Beverly Penn at her piano who appears unafraid of him. Struck by her beauty, he embarks on a whirlwind romance with her that is marred when Peter discovers that she is dying of consumption. That's not the only thing Peter has to contend with as Soames repeatedly tries to kill him, but to no avail as Athansor, a white horse and guardian angel, is always there to save him. During one of those rescue feats, Peter finds himself in modern day Manhattan without a clue who he is and with no signs of aging. Determined to use this to his advantage, he sets out to save the one person he still remembers.
This heart-breaking fantasy romance is based on the novel of the same name by Mark Helprin and has been adapted to screen by Oscar winning director and writer Akiva Goldsman ('Batman Forever', 'I Am Legend', 'The Da Vinci Code'). Not to be confused with the Shakespearian play of a similar name, 'Winter's Tale' is a tremendous story of reincarnation and eternal love and will released in UK cinemas on February 21st 2014.
P.L. Travers was an Australian author who, in the early sixties, went into negotiations with Walt Disney over the rights of her novels surrounding the character Mary Poppins. It was eventually released on the big screen and won five Oscars, though its production was not without its conflicts. Travers' initial aversion to Hollywood didn't help matters, and she was unnerved by the idea that Disney might turn her beloved character into a prancing, dancing, twinkling fairy godmother. However, when Disney began to understand that Mary Poppins' place in the story was less about the children and more about their father - and, in effect, her own father on whom she based him on - the pair began to bond better and Travers was finally willing to unleash her story onto the world.
'Saving Mr. Banks' is the story of how 'Mary Poppins' was put to film in 1964 by Walt Disney, thirty years after P.L. Travers began writing about her. It is about the conflicts between Travers and Disney and Travers own struggles with her personal life when we discover just how true to life the story really was. It has been directed by John Lee Hancock ('Snow White and the Huntsman', 'A Perfect World', 'The Blind Side') and written by Kelly Marcel ('Terra Nova') and Sue Smith ('My Brother Jack', 'Peaches') and it is set to hit UK cinemas on January 17th 2014.
Check out what Tom Hanks looks like as the controversial Walt Disney.
We love the Tom Hanks Walt Disney picture, it’s not quite the transformation we expected – we can still see Hanks in it – but it has certainly whetted the appetite for Saving Mr Banks: the upcoming biographical drama about the production of the popular Walt Disney film Mary Poppins.
Hanks sports a 'tache at a portrait unveiling at Sardi's restaurant
Next to Hanks – who appears to be towing the company line, waving to fans – is a rather disgruntled Emma Thompson, who plays P.L. Travers in the film. Her struggle, which stems from Disney’s desire to adapt her novel, is a central plot point from the film. 'Saving Mr Banks' – also starring Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman and Colin Farrell - is due out on January 17.
Continue reading: Tom Hanks Walt Disney Picture - First Still From 'Saving Mr Banks'
Although this adventure's premise will appeal to children, and the child within us, the film itself is far too simplistic to be a classic. But at least the animation looks terrific, with swooping action and an inventive use of nature imagery. The result is relatively engaging, consistently entertaining and never remotely suspenseful.
The story begins as teen Mary Katherine, better known as MK (voiced by Seyfried), returns home to live with her mad-inventor dad (Sudeikis) after her mother dies. Dad's house is on the edge of the forest, where he is obsessed with discovering a miniature world of beings who keep the natural world running. But his focus on work has alienated everyone in his life, and MK is still struggling to break through to him. Then she has a freak encounter with the tiny Queen Tara (Knowles), who shrinks her to two inches tall. Suddenly she's working with the Queen's chief leafman Ronin (Farrell), a rogue soldier Nod (Hutcherson), and a goofy slug and snail duo (Ansari and O'Dowd) to save the forest from the evil Mandrake (Waltz).
The script eliminates all complexity in its depiction of good and evil. Mandrake is bent on destroying the forest for no real reason, trying to bring his creeping grey decay to what is otherwise an idyllic, magical world drenched in colourful flowers, verdant ferns and trickling brooks. In other words, it's so obvious who is going to win this battle that we never for a moment worry about our rag-tag group of heroes, no matter what violence they face. So we sit back and enjoy the animators' work. While the humans look like plastic dolls, the bugs, birds, plants and critters are simply astounding, and some of the action scenes are genuinely exhilarating.
Continue reading: Epic Review
The stars of the new Blue Sky Studios animated movie 'Epic' arrive on the red carpet at the New York premiere and pose for photos among the various cardboard cut-outs of the different characters which litter the arrival area.
Here's yet another preposterous action movie that's made watchable by a skilful director and an engaging cast. While there are some intriguing themes in this spiralling odyssey of revenge, the script never really makes any sense out of the plot, merrily twisting and turning as it whizzes past a series of glaring improbabilities. But Colin Farrell and Noomi Rapace put their huge brown eyes to work, holding our sympathies as things get messier by the moment.
Farrell plays Victor, a gun-toting goon working for the slick mobster Alphonse (Howard), who is being taunted by a complex, unnerving plot to bring him down. But Victor is sidetracked by his neighbour Beatrice (Rapace), who comes on strong before revealing that she has seen his handiwork and will report him to the cops if he doesn't help her get revenge against the guy who scarred her face in a drunk-driving accident. This puts Victor in a difficult position since he's already engaged in his own plan to avenge the brutal deaths of his wife and daughter, assisted by a family friend (Abraham) from the old country.
And the plot gets increasingly knotty, as both Victor and Beatrice start to wonder if perhaps falling in love with each other might be a more pleasant way to get over their anger issues. Yes, the film is essentially preaching love and redemption even as the body count nears triple digits. Fortunately, director Oplev brings the same slick-steely style to the film as his original The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. And the always watchable Farrell and Rapace get solid support from Howard and Abraham, as well as Cooper (as Victor's brother in arms), Huppert (as Beatrice's busy-body mum) and the underused Assante (as the big boss).
Continue reading: Dead Man Down Review
Colin Farrell thinks the reason he can't maintain relationships, is that outside of the bedroom, he fails to maintain ''interesting conversations''.
Film star Colin Farrell reveals that it is his inability to have ''interesting conversations'' after sex that keeps him single. Farrell's last serious relationship was with Alicja Bachleda, which ended in 2010 after the couple had a son, Henry. Farrell has stated, however, that he is still looking for love. All he needs is someone that can keep him occupied outside of the bedroom.
Farrell spoke to German magazine 'IN', explaining his relationship troubles, saying: ''Love is often complicated - sex is much easier. But there is still this yearning to find the love of your life. If I could have interesting conversations after sex, I would be in heaven.'' But the only relationships that dominate Farrell's life are supposedly the ones with his two children - one with Bachleda, and one with model Kim Bordenave.
Farrell laid out his intentions, explaining that: ''My main task in life is to become a better person, and a better friend, lover and father. There is still a lot to do for me, but I am on the right track.'' The 36-year-old star believes that it was becoming a father that helped him to finally kick his alcohol addiction and make him a more caring person. Farrell explained his feelings, saying: ''Fatherhood is wonderful, it's so much harder to be away from home now that I have kids. They're so wonderful, I adore them so much. I don't get too stressed about movies anymore, you do your best and you hope for the best and then you finish the movie and walk away hoping for the best and go home to the kids.''
Colin Farrell Colin Farrell looking disheveled and sporting a full beard is seen smoking and enjoys a night out with friends in Ranleigh Featuring: Colin Farrell Where: Dublin, Ireland When: 12 Jan 2013
Awards season kicked off in earnest this week with two major critical bodies - New York Critics and the National Board of Review - both naming the Osama bin Laden raid thriller Zero Dark Thirty as their film of the year. Jessica Chastain stars in the movie, which reunites director Kathryn Bigelow with The Hurt Locker writer Mark Boal. The new trailer promises another exciting, intense military action drama.
Another major awards contender is Tom Hooper's film of the epic musical Les Miserables, with a high-powered cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried. All of them attended the glitzy red carpet world premiere in London this week. The film opens in America on Christmas Day, and in Britain in early January.
Martin McDonagh gleefully plays with both the gang thriller genre and the moviemaking process with this enjoyably absurd action comedy. It's a little self-indulgent, acknowledging how difficult he found it to follow up his acclaimed film In Bruges. But a continual stream of hilariously clever gags make it thoroughly entertaining, and the seriously great actors are so playful that it's infectious.
At the centre, naturally, is an Irish writer named Marty (Farrell), living in Hollywood and struggling to write his next screenplay. He settles on the title Seven Psychopaths, and decides that his lead character will be a nonviolent Buddhist killer. Otherwise he's stuck. Then he discovers that his hyperactive pal Billy (Rockwell) is running a scam with Hans (Walken), kidnapping dogs and claiming the rewards from their owners. This all goes terribly wrong when they grab the beloved shitzu of the mercurial thug Charlie (Harrelson), sending him into a murderous rampage. And as Marty finds himself in the middle of it, his script starts to take shape.
McDonagh is adept at combining freewheeling wackiness with more astute observational comedy. This film isn't as emotionally resonant as In Bruges, but it crackles with the same sharp dialog and offhanded violent silliness. Most of this plays up the amusing shock value of sudden death, although there are moments that are surprisingly touching, mainly due to a wonderfully textured turn from Walken. Rockwell is the other standout as the manic, unpredictable Billy, an enthusiastic mischief-maker. And Harrelson has a great presence as the funny-terrifying Charlie.
Continue reading: Seven Psychopaths Review
Next year looks set to be a seminal year for movies. Forget sequels and the so-called impending apocalypse; 2013 is all about beginnings as we discover the dubious past of 'The Wizard of Oz' in upcoming sequel 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' and how loveable 'Monsters, Inc.' protagonists Sulley and Mike got qualified to become scarers. Move over 'Breaking Dawn', 'The Dark Knight Rises' and 'Skyfall', and let's see what 2013 has in store! There have been plenty of dodgy trailers come out for 2013 releases, but here are ten of the trailers we consider worthy of your time!
Continue reading: 10 Of The Best Big Budget Film Trailers For 2013
Colin Farrell and girlfriend Alicja Bachleda arrive at LAX airport after vacationing in Cabo Tuesday 1st December 2009 Colin Farrell and girlfriend Alicja Bachleda arrive at LAX airport after vacationing in Cabo Los Angeles, California
Date of birth
31st May, 1976
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