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Noomi Rapace Took A Hit From Orlando Bloom On Set


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A rare thriller led by a female protagonist, Unlocked throws Noomi Rapace right into the action as terrorists and spies clash in London over an impending terrorist attack. Rapace has made some big movies before (like Prometheus ahd Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows), but she calls this the toughest shoot she's ever experienced.

Noomi Rapace in UnlockedNoomi Rapace in Unlocked

"I'm used to being able to just make my mind up and tell myself, 'Come on, no whining, you can do it!' But working on this movie was really pushing it," she admits. "I run around fighting, trying to stay alive, escaping, saving people, hunting people down. On the last week of shooting, one of the camera men said to me, 'I don't think I've ever seen a leading lady look so bad!' I was all messed up and bloody. I don't believe in looking sexy, pretty and polished if you're fighting for your life. I mean, when did you have time to get ready and put on mascara? Everything I do has a basis in reality."

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Unlocked Review

Good

By injecting a steady sense of fun, this slick but mindless action thriller both holds the attention and keeps the audience entertained, even when things get very silly indeed. And because of the tone, the starry actors get the chance to add quirky angles to their characters that remind us to avoid taking anything that happens too seriously. The terrorism plot may strain to be topical and relevant, but it's the corny plotting and lively banter that keeps a smile on our faces.

It's set in London, where former CIA operative Alice (Noomi Rapace) is trying to have a quiet life working with migrants. When one of these, Lateef (Aymen Hamdouchi), appears to be a jihadist planning an attack, she shifts into action mode, consulting her mentor (Michael Douglas) and her MI5 contact (Toni Collette). Then things take a turn, sending her on the run with a shifty ex-marine (Orlando Bloom). With Alice seen as a rogue agent, the American CIA chief (John Malkovich) joins in the hunt. But she's actually the only person who knows the truth: the Muslims are trying to stop a murderous attack that's being orchestrated by someone inside the agency.

Veteran director Michael Apted keeps things moving so briskly that the audience never has much time to worry about the nonsensical details that are flung around in each conversation. The film is a riot of conspiracies, betrayals, codewords, revelations and ticking time bombs, none of which make much sense, but it's a lot of fun to watch a woman taking charge for once. Rapace makes a terrific action hero, tough and sympathetic while still maintaining a sense of mystery.

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Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is a CIA interrogator who gets embroiled in a terrorist plot when her investigation into a potentional biological attack in London gets infiltrated. She finds herself accidentally revealing information to a terrorist 'prisoner', and has to make a pretty swift escape when her life is threatened by nefarious spies. She's not alone in this though. An MI5 agent (Orlando Bloom) insists on joining her as she attempts to thwart what could be the most devastating extremist assault since 9/11. However, with an enemy at every corner, Alice isn't sure who she can trust anymore.

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Alien: Covenant Trailer


Ten years after the disastrous expedition that was Prometheus, another group of space explorers band together on the ship Covenant, hoping to uncover a previously untrodden paradise. Among them are Daniels, an expert in terraforming, and Walter, a synthetic android who looks like a replica of David though much more advanced. Unfortunately, the paradise they hoped for doesn't exist and instead they bump into David himself who is 'living' in a world full of terrifying creatures. The face huggers are back, the xenomorph is definitely back, and there is a sickness that threatens to engulf them all. 

Perhaps a dark prophecy of what's to come lies in the 'Last Supper' clip, where one of the crew members, Faris, starts apparently choking on her food as the pilot jokes, 'The food's not that bad'. The scene and the words themselves hearken back to the famous chestburster scene from the original 1979 film, where Kane suffers a grisly alien attack during the final meal before cryostasis. Thankfully, this time was just a minor choking incident, and Walter was on hand to save his team member.

'Alien: Covenant' is the second part in the new prequel series for the franchise, and the sequel to 2012's 'Prometheus'. Directed by the Oscar nominated Ridley Scott ('Blade Runner', 'The Martian') with a screenplay by John Logan ('Penny Dreadful', 'Spectre'), it has already made 7th place in the Most Anticipated Films of 2017 in the Indiewire Critics' Poll. The trailer features a sensationally eerie cover of Nat King Cole's 'Nature Boy' by Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora, and the film is set to be released on May 19th 2017.

Tom Hiddleston and Noomi Rapace in the winners' room at the 70th EE British Academy Of Film And Television Arts Awards at the Royal Albert Hall in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Noomi Rapace at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Noomi Rapace at the 2017 EE British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Noomi Rapace at the The British Academy Film Awards 2017 After Party held at Grosvenor House -- London, United Kingdom - Sunday 12th February 2017

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Noomi Rapace seen entering the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party at Kensington Gardens, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 6th July 2016

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Noomi Rapace In Discussions To Play Amy Winehouse In Unofficial Biopic


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After the success of the documentary movie Amy earlier this year, the late Amy Winehouse is now to be the subject of an unofficial biopic, with reports suggesting that Noomi Rapace is in talks to portray the tragic singer.

According to Screen Daily, the 35 year old Swedish actress is in preliminary discussions for a project that has the working title of Amy Winehouse. The script has been written by former Oscar nominee Kirsten Sheridan, who is also on board to direct the project. Sheridan was nominated in 2007 for co-writing the script for In America, directed by her father Jim Sheridan.

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Ridley Scott Intends To Make Three More 'Prometheus' Movies


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Fans of the Alien franchise who were left slightly confused by Prometheus a few years ago can rest easy that everything will be explained – eventually. Director Ridley Scott has claimed that he wants to make three sequels to Prometheus, at the end of which the storyline will link into the Alien narrative.

Scott, 77, told German entertainment website FilmFutter that the two franchises would eventually dovetail into one another when he was asked about Prometheus 2, which is not due for release for another couple of years. It will see Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace return to reprise the roles they occupied for the 2012 original.

“It will not be the next [film]” the director said. “It will be in the next but one Prometheus or perhaps even in a later film, before we are, in a sense, back in the Alien franchise.”

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'Child 44' Is Praised And Banned


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As 'Child 44' opens in cinemas this weekend, novelist Tom Rob Smith is praising Tom Hardy and Noomi Rapace as the perfect actors to bring his characters to life on the big screen. But since the story is set in the Soviet Union, Russia's officials have had a very different reaction to the movie.

Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy in 'Child 44'
Noomi Rapace and Tom Hardy in 'Child 44'

Indeed, Russia's culture ministry has banned the movie across the country, saying that it "distorts" historical facts. The story is a fictionalised version of the true case of a serial killer who was executed in 1994 for killing 52 children and women. The film, by contrast, is set at the beginning of the Cold War in 1953.

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Child 44 Review


Good

A meaty, fascinating story is splintered into three plot strands that battle for the viewer's attention, so while the film is never boring, it's also oddly uninvolving. Fortunately, it has an excellent cast and is shot with skill and a relentless intensity to feel like a big, epic-style dramatic thriller with heavy political overtones.

After a scene-setting prologue, the story starts in 1953 Moscow, where Leo (Tom Hardy) is a war hero now working in the military police, purging the city of its spies. Or at least its suspected spies. In the Soviet socialist utopia, crime officially doesn't exist, but Leo finds it difficult to tell his best pal Alexei (Fares Fares) that his 8-year-old son was killed in a train accident when he was so clearly tortured and murdered. Ordered by his boss (Vincent Cassel) to let it go, and menaced by his rival colleague Vasili (Joel Kinnaman), Leo continues investigating, resulting in a reprimand that sees Leo and his wife Raisa (Noomi Rapace) relocated to the the grim industrial city of Volsk. But when another young boy's body appears here, Leo gets his new boss (Gary Oldman) to see the connection.

There are at least three main plots in this film, and the filmmakers oddly never allow one to become the central strand. There's the mystery involving this brutal, unhinged serial killer (Paddy Considine) stalking boys along the railway. There's the thriller about Leo being brutally taunted by Vasili, who has a thing for Raisa and is trying to crush them for good. But the only emotionally engaging strand is Leo and Raisa's complex marriage relationship, which takes a couple of unexpected turns. Along the way, there are several action sequences shot with shaky cameras and edited so they're impossible to follow. And there's a sense that the film also wants to be a grandiose Russian epic with its expansive cinematography and big orchestral score.

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Tom Hardy Debuts Yet Another Fine Accent In Ridley Scott Thriller 'Child 44' [Trailer]


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Tom Hardy has a go at yet another accent in the Ridley Scott produced 'Child 44', an adaptation of Tom Rob Smith's award-winning 2008 novel about a series of brutal murders during the time of the Soviet Union.

Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy in 'Child 44'
Gary Oldman and Tom Hardy go head to head in 'Child 44'

Hardy plays a former Russian military officer named Leo Demidov in the thriller, who's offered the highest protection in the wake of his war heroism. But things take a dark turn when it becomes apparent that a set of ongoing child killings are being covered up by the authorities, and Demidov wants to do the right thing and find the perpetrator - to much anger from his Stalin obsessed superiors. 

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Child 44 Trailer


During the Second World War, many Russian men were able to make a name for themselves as heroes. Returning home to their victorious country, many discovered that the Communist utopia they had fought to defend may have been more fictitious than they originally thought. For Leo Demidov (Tom Hardy), this truth comes harshly. Having become a hero for his efforts in the war against Germany, Demidov is given the job as a secret policeman. But when he comes across the case of a potential serial killer that hunts children, his superiors refuse to acknowledge the crime, maintaining that they live in a perfect world. After being exiled from Moscow for refusing to drop the case, Demidov must search for the real truth behind the killings, despite knowing that the truth could be dangerous.

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Noomi Rapace

Date of birth

28th December, 1979

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.63


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Noomi Rapace Movies

Unlocked Movie Review

Unlocked Movie Review

By injecting a steady sense of fun, this slick but mindless action thriller both holds...

Unlocked Trailer

Unlocked Trailer

Alice Racine (Noomi Rapace) is a CIA interrogator who gets embroiled in a terrorist plot...

Alien: Covenant Trailer

Alien: Covenant Trailer

Ten years after the disastrous expedition that was Prometheus, another group of space explorers band...

Child 44 Movie Review

Child 44 Movie Review

A meaty, fascinating story is splintered into three plot strands that battle for the viewer's...

Child 44 Trailer

Child 44 Trailer

During the Second World War, many Russian men were able to make a name for...

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Passion Trailer

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Christine is a manipulative and unpredictable chief of an advertising company. When she reins in...

Dead Man Down Movie Review

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Here's yet another preposterous action movie that's made watchable by a skilful director and an...

Prometheus Movie Review

Prometheus Movie Review

There are clear echoes of Scott's last outer space thriller (1979's Alien) in this big,...

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Prometheus Trailer

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Prometheus Trailer

In the future, Elizabeth Shaw leads a team of explorers into the furthest reaches of...

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Movie Review

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Ritchie, Downey and Law are back with another manic romp that feels more like a...

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