Filmmaker S. Craig Zahler brought a blast of offbeat creativity to the Western genre two years ago with his freak-out Bone Tomahawk. And he's back now to reinvent the prison movie with this highly stylised, powerfully violent dramatic thriller. It takes the tone of a 1970s exploitation movie, digging into the more emotional sides of the story as the grisliness escalates. And it also gives Vince Vaughn a character unlike anyone he's ever played: beefy, unstoppable and intriguingly sensitive.
He stars as recovering alcoholic Bradley, who lives in upstate New York with his wife Lauren (Jennifer Carpenter). He has just discovered that she's had an affair, so he takes out his rage on her car before stopping for a reasonable discussion about putting their marriage back together. The problem seems to be connected to their lack of money, so he approaches his old friend Gil (Marc Blucas) about taking a job as a drug runner. And the larger cashflow indeed improves their relationship until Bradley is arrested following a massive shootout with the cops. In prison, a mystery man (Udo Kier) tells Bradley that the now-pregnant Lauren will be killed unless he murders someone in the notorious high-security wing at Redleaf Penitentiary, a fortress run by the sadistic warden Tuggs (Don Johnson).
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Dexter has been killed off after 8 seasons, but fans are not pleased with the fate of the eponymous hero or his family.
Television viewers will have to cope with yet another series being killed off this weekend, the upcoming finale of Breaking Bad has left many bereft with the possibility of having nothing to watch on a Sunday night. Dexter has already been laid to rest after the finale aired on Sunday 22nd September.
Michael C. Hall at the premiere of Dexter season 8.
Here's a quick recap -Spoilers included so beware!
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Dexter could have a spin-off as Showtime's entertainment president David Nevins hints at a panel for the show which is due to finish in September.
Michael C. Hall at Showtime's celebrations of 8 seasons of Dexter held at Milk Studios in L.A.
The series, now in its eighth and final season, follows Dexter Morgan a serial killer with a code of conduct. Dexter, working as a blood splatter analyst for Miami police, is able to kill those who break the code often taking police cases from them and dealing harshly with the perpetrators. After wrapping his victims (or criminals depending on how you view it) in cling film he stabs them through the heart, all the time narrating his bizarre logic.
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The show about a sociopathic killer had a surprisingly emotional fairwell.
Dexter has always had some of the most attached fans of any television series, but the love was even more apparent during the cast’s emotional goodbyes at the show’s Comic-Con panel this year. "Everything is a series of lasts." "We're going out the way we want to go out." Those are the words of stars Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter in the farewell video that opened Dexter's final session at the massive entertainment convention. Not only did the show’s current stars say their goodbyes and thank-yous to the roaring crowd, but the panel even featured some favorite Dexter characters, left behind over the years. Hall H played host to an emotional reunion, featuring showrunner Clyde Phillips, Lauren Velez (LaGuerta), Erik King (Doakes) and Julie Benz (Rita), according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The cast of Dexter celebrated wrapping the final season.
During the talk, John Lithgow, who played one of Dexter’s most chilling antagonists – the Trinity killer – also made an appearance, bringing quite a lighthearted note to the talk – especially for a famed serial killer.
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Comic-Con is one of the entertainment highlights of the year, though what's on offer for 2013?
Geeks of the world unite, for San Diego Comic Con 2013 is finally here. The cast and creators of your favorite cult television shows and movies are descending on the Californian city to tease new series', reveal casting details and give away tons of free stuff.
This place is like Glastonbury - it's impossible for you to see everything you want to see - so you're just gonna have to accept the inevitable clashes and focus on our Top 10 events that you really don't want to miss.
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The premiere of season 8 of Dexter, airing last night (Sunday 30th June) has opened up even more questions than we had at the end of season 7. Here's a quick re-cap of last night's episode.
A quick re-cap of season 7: Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) now knows Dexter is a serial killer; Deb killed LaGuerta (Lauren Velez) and it was all very, very messy at the end of last season. But this is the last season, the last 12 episodes which will tie up the loose ends and we'll finally find out if Dexter will fly or fall.
The episode is called 'A Beautiful Day' and in Dexter's world it most definitely is. It is six months on from La Guerta's death which has made sure Dexter's safe - for now. Everything is going well with Hannah McKay, Dexter's girlfriend and serial killer in arms. Dexter turns up, after romping around with Hannah for a while, to a bench dedication in honour of LaGuerta.
Michael C.Hall, who plays Dexter, at the Showtime Celebrations 8 Seasons of Dexter at Milk Studios, L.A.
Showtime confirm that series eight of Dexter will be the last.
Finally, the news has been confirmed that Dexter will get one more series, but it will be the last. A short clip has aired online, courtesy of the producers Showtime, giving a sneak peek of the eighth season of the show. However, this will be the final outing for Michael C Hall and Jennifer Carpenter’s drama. The clip shows Deborah (Carpenter) avoiding her brother, skipping LaGuerta’s memorial and generally closing everyone out, claiming that she’s working on a case.
Back in December, the executive producer Scott Buck told The Hollywood Reporter that they were expecting the show to be ending, though they were open to continuing if they got the word: “We are absolutely writing it with an end in sight, but if we get told otherwise somewhere along the way, we'll take it in a different direction. But we are definitely working toward the finale of the series. We are indeed, yes.”
During its time on air, Dexter has rustled up a whole slew of awards and nominations including 25 Emmy award nominations. Michael C Hall has landed five nominations for best actor and has also racked up ten Golden Globe nominations for his role in the show. It’s Showtime’s most popular production, alongside Homeland, with its series seven finale drawing in 6.2 million weekly viewers. Bowing out, on a high, very soon Dexter will be no more.
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Dexter will officially end its hugely successful run this year.
It's official! Showtime has officially announced that the upcoming eighth season of Dexter will be the last. We're been pretty sure of this for a while, though the network has taken its time to set it in stone. News of the final season came after CBS boss Leslie Moonves told investors in March that the show would end its run this year.
The news comes as a new two minute clip from the eighth season is released online, featuring C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter. In the clip, Deb is avoiding her brother and is shutting everyone else out as she claims to be working a case. "My life is none of your business," she tells him. "Do you want to know why I'm not returning your calls? It's because I don't want to talk to you and I really don't want to f---ing see you. Why? Because you made me compromise everything about myself that I care about. And I hate you for it. I shot the wrong person in that trailer."
Executive producer Scott Buck had unofficially announced the end of the series back in December, following the shock season-seven finale. At the time, he told the Hollywood Reporter, "We are absolutely writing it with an end in sight, but if we get told otherwise somewhere along the way, we'll take it in a different direction. But we are definitely working toward the finale of the series. We are indeed, yes."
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Jill lives with her sister, Molly. While Jill is sensible and somewhat guarded, Molly is more carefree. One night, Molly is organising a dinner and asks Jill if she can come. Jill is unsure, as she works a night shift but eventually she relents and says she'll go. That same night, she leaves for work as normal, saying good night to Molly over the phone.
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Jennifer Carpenter and Desmond Harrington - Jennifer Carpenter and Desmond Harrington Los Angeles, California - Showtime Emmy Nominee Reception at Skybar inside the Mondrian Hotel Saturday 17th September 2011
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