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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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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer seen outside Catch restaurant in Los Angeles - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Wednesday 24th May 2017

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer On Liking His Characters, No Matter How 'Despicable' They Are


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Playing the bad guy has always got to be a lot of fun for any actor, but what about when that character in question is or was a real person? Stephen Moyer plays the criminal Marcus Ford in the forthcoming true story drama 'The Hatton Garden Job'.

Stephen Moyer stars as Marcus Ford in 'The Hatton Garden Job'Stephen Moyer stars as Marcus Ford in 'The Hatton Garden Job'

We're sure he'll make exceptions when it comes to people like Hitler or child killers, but Stephen Moyer believes you always have to find empathy for your character in a movie no matter how terrible they may be. He plays one of the criminals involved in the 2015 Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary for his latest film.

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Ed Sheeran Lands Recurring TV Role On Kurt Sutter’s ‘The Bastard Executioner’


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Ed Sheeran has been cast in a recurring role on the upcoming FX drama, The Bastard Executioner. Kurt Sutter, the creator of FX’s Sons of Anarchy, has created the upcoming series which is set in 14th century Britain.

Ed SheeranEd Sheeran at the unveiling of his waxwork in Madame Tussauds, New York, in May 2015.

Read More: Kodaline's Jay Gets Engaged At Ed Sheeran Gig.

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Stephen Moyer Publically Speaks About Battle With Alcohol Addiction For The Very First Time


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For the first time in his life, Stephen Moyer has publically spoke about his battle with alcohol addiction, which culminated when the 45-year-old actor checked himself into an English facility 14 years ago.

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Moyer recently spoke about his issues with alcohol abuse in the past

While he was part of a panel at an event for CLARE Foundation, a non-profit treatment facility in Santa Monica, California, Moyer admitted he drank a lot of booze while working in the English theatre, a tradition that his "heroes," actors Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton and Oliver Reed, were known for.

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer - Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer arrive at Los Angeles International (LAX) airport - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 18th July 2014

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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
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Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

True Blood Recap: The Good Guys Face A Gang Of Vamps


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Oh, True Blood, if only you could continue to delight and gross us out for a couple more years. The show has long since run its course at this point, but showrunner Mark Hudis and co. seem intent on going out with a bang. And by “bang” we mean lots and lots of blood, of course. We probably don’t need to say this anymore, but don’t read ahead if you haven’t seen the latest episode. EVERYTHING BELOW THIS IS SPOIlERS.

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Anna Paquin has stuck with her Sookie Stackhouse character throughout seven seasons of ridiculousness.

There’s no light reprieve in this one. As the episode begins, Tara is dead, her boyfriend is dead and Sookie is tasked with giving his father the devastating news. Meanwhile, Jason has a message to deliver too – Hoyt Fortenberry’s mother was killed by a vampire and Jason needs to tell his former best friend. This is how we learn that Hoyt is actually still a character on the show.

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'True Blood' Star Stephen Moyer Helped Develop Musical Version Of HBO Show


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Several days ago 'True Blood's' longtime composer, Nathan Barr, revealed that a musical version of the hit HBO series may be headed to Broadway.

Stephen Moyer, who plays vampire Bill Compton, reportedly assisted in developing the stage adaptation, which the pair then presented to the show's producers.

But the British actor does not plan on reprising his role in the proposed musical.

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Vamps Of "True Blood" Might Be Coming To Broadway In Musical Adaptation


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Singing, dancing vampires. It might sound like the entertainment industry is collapsing in on itself, but the concept is on its way to become a reality with a musical based on HBO’s True Blood. HBO is in “very early discussions” for the project, according to Variety. Even so, Nathan Barr, the composer behind True Blood’s score, already has a couple of songs ready for the musical. He plans to present the project to the network next year.

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No news yet on whether Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer or any of the True Blood stars will appear in the musical.

“The story lends itself to a musical,” Barr told E! Online. “The challenge for us is the minute I thought about ‘True Blood: The Musical,’ I myself could kind of groan. I can see the bad version of that. It’s really a matter of finding a way of sort of reinventing it.”

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Devil's Knot Review


Very Good

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this drama takes an almost clinical approach to the story. By filling in so many details and covering so many perspectives, skilled Canadian director Atom Egoyan sometimes loses the emotional connection, simply because there are too many punches to the gut. But it's utterly riveting.

The events took place in 1993 in rural West Memphis, Arkansas. After three 8-year-old boys go missing, suspicion immediately falls on four goth 16-year-olds: Chris (Dane DeHaan) has just left town, but the fiercely charismatic Damien (James Hamrick), hapless Jason (Seth Meriwether) and mentally disabled Jesse (Kristopher Higgens) are arrested and charged with murder. The victims' parents (including Reese Witherspoon, Alessandro Nivola and Kevin Durand) band together in outrage. But private investigator Ron (Colin Firth) thinks the police have wrongly accused these teens of being killers.

The story is a shocking account of a miscarriage of justice, as the community turns on kids who simply look a bit funny and the police and judicial authorities refuse to admit that they may have made some serious mistakes. The rush to judgement is terrifying, accompanied with explanations that falsely link the teens to satanic rituals and death-metal music. Egoyan cleverly builds a sense of outrage from the start, as the film mourns not only the young boys' death but also the horror of carelessly ruining three innocent teens' lives in response.

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Devil's Knot is a biographical thriller drama based on the events of the West Memphis Three case directed by Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Chloe) and written by Paul Harris Boardman and Scott Derrickson (Sinister, The Exorcism Of Emily Rose). 

Devil's Knot tells the chilling story of three young boys, Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers and Michael Moore, going missing in the town of West Memphis, Arkansas. When the bodies are found beaten and murdered, the police and religious people of the town put the blame to a group of teenagers they believed to be Satanists, due to the dark nature of their appearance. After police investigation, three young adults, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr., are arrested for suspicion of the crime. These three youths claim to be innocent of the murders, but the citizens of the town want justice for the murdered children and the punishment of the teenagers, innocent or not, seems to be their best answer.

The film will star academy award winner Reese Witherspoon portraying Stevie Branch's distraught mother, Michelle Enos (World War Z, Gangster Squad) as Vicki Hutcheson who was key in the arrest of the teenagers, Academy Award winner Colin Firth as private investigator Ron Lax and Dane DeHaan (The Amazing Spider Man 2, The Place Beyond the Pines) as Chris Morgan, who was a suspect in the murder case.

Bon Temps Is At War In Final Season 'True Blood' Trailer


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Straight in the middle of TV’s upfront season True Blood has just released its season 7 trailer. Currently, the popular opinion seems to be that the guilty pleasure series is well past its prime by now and consequently, Sookie Stackhouse’s adventures are getting more outrageous by the episode. Now, the final season is gearing up to tie all the loose ends left.

Watch the first trailer for season 7 below.

The trailer starts with a flashback to the beginning of it all. “I’ve lived in Bon Temps my whole life,” Anna Paquin says via voice-over. “But we can’t go back to the way things were.”

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Stephen Moyer - BAFTA Los Angeles TV Tea 2013, presented by BBC America & Audi held at SLS Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 21st September 2013

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Anna Pacquin and Stephen Moyer - 21st Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar Viewing Party - Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 24th February 2013

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Stephen Moyer
Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer

Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin - Tom Ford Cocktail Party - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 21st February 2013

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Stephen Moyer

Date of birth

11th October, 1969

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.78


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Stephen Moyer Movies

Detour Movie Review

Detour Movie Review

This may look like a rather typical American indie thriller, but British filmmaker Christopher Smith...

The Hatton Garden Job Trailer

The Hatton Garden Job Trailer

One man is plotting to carry out the biggest diamond heist in history in a...

Concussion Trailer

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Devil's Knot Movie Review

Devil's Knot Movie Review

Based on the events documented in West of Memphis and the Paradise Lost trilogy, this...

Devil's Knot Trailer

Devil's Knot Trailer

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The Caller Trailer

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