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Detour Review

Excellent

This may look like a rather typical American indie thriller, but British filmmaker Christopher Smith (Severance) takes a bracingly inventive approach to telling the story. The result is a film that pulls us in and challenges us with ideas and emotions that are deeply resonant, even as the plot builds a gripping sense of tension. And in addition to the twisty, tricky filmmaking style, the performances carry a striking emotional kick.

It opens in Los Angeles, where law student Harper (Tye Sheridan) is convinced that his stepfather Vincent (Stephen Moyer) is a monster. Not only might be be responsible for the car crash that put Harper's mother in a coma, but he's planning a dirty weekend in Las Vegas with a waitress. Then as Harper hatches a plan to do something about this, he meets the mercurial thug Johnny (Emory Cohen), and convinces him to drive to Nevada with him to give Vincent the comeuppance he deserves. But their trip is complicated when Johnny brings his stripper girlfriend Cherry (Bel Powley) along, especially since Harper is clearly smitten. And while all of this is happening, Harper is imagining how he might also handle this on his own.

These flickering internalised scenes give the film a kind of Sliding Doors-style tone, showing both what is and what might have been. But Smith has a surprise in store in the way he brings these strands together, redefining both the plot and the characters to pull us in even more deeply. It helps that the three central actors deliver hugely compelling performances. In another riveting turn, Sheridan anchors the film with a beautifully layered performance that's powerfully sympathetic even when Harper does something nasty. Cohen is also terrific in a flashier role as the charismatic hothead, while Powley cleverly holds back to bring out Cherry's more intriguing angles later in the story.

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Gbenga Akinnagbe - HBO presents 'All The Way' New York VIP Screening at The Appel Room - Arrivals - New York, United States - Tuesday 17th May 2016

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Independence Day: Resurgence - Teaser Trailer


Everyone knows the tale of David Levinson and Captain Steven Hiller, the two men at the forefront of the last Alien invasion. Since that last fateful day, Levinson has worked tirelessly to protect the world and strengthen it from alien attacks, even using the technology they discovered on board the alien spaceship to counter their possible attack methods.

When the people of Earth learn that Aliens are on their way back to our planet, there's automatic hysteria and a hope that the newly installed space defences will help counter the attack. Whatever stringent plans David develops he, more than anyone, realises that it will probably not be enough to protect us.

Independence Day: Resurgence takes place twenty years after the original movie and sees many of the cast taking up the same role again. The film is directed by Roland Emmerich (known for The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla and the first Independence Day movie.)

Rachel Christie and Gbenga Akinnagbe - Former Miss England Rachel Christie and 'Wire' actor Gbenga Akinnagbe attend Afro Hair and Beauty Live. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 26th May 2014

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Rachel Christie and Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Gbenga Akinnagbe and Yvonne Strahovski - '24 - Live Another Day' UK TV premiere held at Old Billingsgate - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th May 2014

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Gbenga Akinnagbe and Yvonne Strahovski
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Mary Lynn Rajskub and Gbenga Akinnagbe - "24: Live Another Day" World Premiere - Red Carpet Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Saturday 3rd May 2014

Mary Lynn Rajskub and Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Mary Lynn Rajskub
Mary Lynn Rajskub

Giles Matthey, Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Tate Donovan and Gbenga Akinnagbe - '24: Live Another Day' world premiere - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Friday 2nd May 2014

Giles Matthey, Yvonne Strahovski, Benjamin Bratt, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Kiefer Sutherland, Kim Raver, Tate Donovan and Gbenga Akinnagbe
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Yvonne Strahovski, Kim Raver and Mary Lynn Rajskub
Gbenga Akinnagbe and Yvonne Strahovski
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Yvonne Strahovski

Lottery Ticket Trailer


Winning the lottery is something most can only dream of. Kevin Carson has spent his entire life in the projects living with his grandma and they've always played the lottery, just waiting for the day when their numbers could be drawn. On one evening in early July, their luck appears to be in as one by one Kevin's numbers are called.

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