With 'The Captive' having finally arrived in US cinemas, it's worth taking a look at what Ryan Reynold's latest film is all about.
'The Captive' is the latest film from Atom Egoyan, known for 1997's 'The Sweet Hereafter', 1994's 'Exotica' and 2005's 'Where the Truth Lies'. The story follows Reynolds character after he finds his daughter has gone missing. After pulling into the wrong diner at the wrong time, Matthew (Ryan Reynolds) returns to his car to find his daughter Cass (Alexia Fast) no longer there. His wife, Tina (Mireille Enos) blames him for the disappearance. When the police become involved, they steadily uncover a dark mystery surrounding the case.
'The Captive' stars Ryan Raynolds.
Mireille Enos recently starred alongside Brad Pitt as his character's wife in 2013's 'World War Z'. She has also appeared in 'Gangster Squad', and has had a starring role in 'The Killing' since 2011. In 'The Captive', she once again portrays a mother and wife, desperately trying to protect her child. Alexia Fast, who plays the daughter of Enos and Reynold's characters, is probably best known for appearing the 2012 Tom Cruise film 'Jack Reacher'. She also portrayed a leading role in the television series 'Manhattan' and her work in 'The Captive' earned the film its Joey Award.
Matthew is a typical loving father who takes a day trip with his young daughter Cassandra in his truck, stopping off at a roadside diner along the way to pick up pie for lunch. He's only gone a few minutes but by the time he returns to his vehicle he discovers that Cass is gone. She's nowhere to be found, and to make matters worse, when he reports her disappearance as an abduction to the police he is the first suspect in the case. The incident puts a deep strain on his marriage to her mother Tina, who doesn't know whether to blame him for letting her out of his sight or suspect his involvement herself. Some years later, they are still searching, but when detectives Nicole and Jeffrey find new leads, Matthew becomes determined to find out exactly where his daughter is being held.
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Detectives Linden and Holder fall on desperate times in the final season of "The Killing"
Four seasons in, Netflix’s The Killing is getting the axe in 2015. Judging from the first trailer for the final season though, the show is going out with a bang, or in The Killing terms, the biggest mystery Detective Linden (Mireille Enos) and Detective Holder (Joel Kinnaman) have faced so far. Watch the trailer, complete with moody music and gray-ish filter.
Joel Kinnaman returns to The Killing, after an unsuccessful turn in the rebooted RoboCop.
The trailer picks up some time after the events of season three, with Linden and Holder doing some damage control after their rash actions. But there’s no time to dwell on the past, as the detectives are assigned a new case. All the members of a seemingly perfect family are murdered, except for the son, Kyle Stansbury (Tyler Ross), who was shot in the head during the massacre. This is the only synopsis offered by Netflix, via RTE.
Netflix give another lease of life to the American crime drama.
US crime drama The Killing has experienced a rocky three seasons having been cancelled twice. However, the dark Seattle series now seems to have found favor with online streaming service Netflix which has commissioned a fourth season.
Mireille Enos Will Return One More Time As Sarah Linden.
Six new episodes of The Killing will be shown exclusively on Netflix next year and will apparently lead up to the fitting send off the show deserves. "The rich, serialized storytelling in The Killing thrives on Netflix, and we believe that it is only fitting to give Sarah Linden (Enos) and Stephen Holder (Kinnaman) a proper send off," said Netflix's VP of original content for Netflix, Cindy Holland.
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Fans are getting one last chance to say goodbye to their favorite characters.
The Killing had a shaky three-season run, but now Netflix is reviving the police drama for two more final (really this time) seasons. The series, focusing on a team of two Seattle homicide detectives, ran for two seasons on AMC, until it was cancelled due to low ratings. It was then brought back for another season, which was thought to be the last. But then again, with this series you can never know.
The beautiful Mireille Enos will return for one final season as detective Sarah Linden.
After some early missteps, The Killing season three managed to deliver.
The Killing season three could have been a disaster. Things didn't start well and the show struggled with some obvious missteps but by the thrilling finale on Sunday (August 4, 2013), audiences were convinced that the American remake of the classic Danish series can now be considered a triumph. Spoilers ahead, obviously.
This season took place one year after the eventual conclusion of the Rosie Larsen case, with Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) brought back into her detective work when the investigation into a runaway girls leads Stephen Holder to discover a string of murders.
The identity of the murderer, or 'The Pied Piper' was revealed in 'From Up Here, The Road to Hamelin' - a riveting two hours with tragedy, surprise and humor.
Continue reading: The Killing Season 3 Concludes With Thrilling Finale, Who's The Killer?
Released in cinemas today, new Brad Pitt zombie film 'World War Z' is here. What are critics saying though?
Well we've pretty much seen it all in the saturated zombie film industry. Yet another film where the overcrowding and congestion in big cities and scarcity of essential resources is exploited by filmmakers to create themes of panic, frenzy and loss of basic human morality.
For Pitt plays the hero Gerry Lane - a former military officer man tasked with saving the planet from hoardes of undead who have been infected with a mysterious virus that is transmitted through biting. And so ensues a round-the-world trip from Philidelphia to Korea to Jerusalem to er...Cardiff. Doctor Who-style budget scrimping, anyone?
He and his family, including his wife (Mireille Enos), flee their quiet suburban life at the first signs of the rabid breakout, ending up on an aircraft carrier as Lane's crisis capabilities are called into action.
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Mireille Enos, who stars as Karin Lane in 'World War Z', arrives at the New York premiere for the movie alongside her husband 'Ferris Bueller's Day' actor Alan Ruck. As she posed for photographers on the red carpet, she looked picture perfect in a floor length, Bardot necked, copper and black gown. Producer Jeremy Kleiner is also spotted at the event.
Starting as a clever Contagion-style investigative thriller, this fiercely paced apocalyptic adventure begins to fall apart early on when smart logic is jettisoned for the more visceral thrills of seeing Brad Pitt save the planet. Sadly, almost every major plot point makes no sense at all, and by the time the film reaches its corny finale, we can no longer suspend our disbelief. But at least it's packed with exciting set pieces that get our pulses racing.
It's set in the present day, as strange unrest breaks out around the world. And when the marauding hordes of undead arrive in Philadelphia, the Lane family barely escapes with their lives. Gerry (Pitt) is a former UN military officer who gets help from an ex-boss (Mokoena) to evacuate his wife (Enos) and children to the safety of an aircraft carrier off the coast. Then he's put to work on a globe-hopping mission to find the source of the infection, travelling first to ground zero in Korea, then to infection-free Israel and finally to a World Health centre in Wales. Along the way he picks up a sidekick in the form of feisty Israeli commando Segen (Kertesz).
The script is only ever interested in Gerry, so the filmmakers never bother deepening any other characters. There's some nice chemistry between Pitt and Kertesz, but she remains essentially irrelevant. As the film goes along, Pitt assumes the responsibilities of experts, soldiers and scientists, so he can singlehandedly solve the mystery. It's utterly preposterous, especially since he has to miraculously survive frequent zombie attacks that kill everyone else. And we won't speak of a shockingly ill-conceived plane crash, which removes what's left of the plot's credibility.
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A lot of planning went into this.
After a grueling production schedule and the obligatory promotional press rounds, not to mention the six additional months of reshoots and post-post-production, Brad Pitt’s movie for the masses, World War Z finally hits theatres tomorrow. In an interview with USA Today, Pitt talked about the process of making what is likely his biggest movie to date (as a producer, at least.) Surprise, surprise, if you were expecting the actor/producer to complain about the tedium of reshoots or creating a whole new ending, you’d be wrong. It turns out Pitt enjoyed that part of the creative process the most. "I've really enjoyed especially this last six months, getting back in there and fixing it,” he explained for the website.
Apparently all the tweaking and minor changes were extremely deliberate, as was everything else in the film, based off the eponymous Max Brooks novel. It sounds like a fairly ordinary zombie tale – former UN inverstigator is forced to leave the wife and kids (how very 1940s) to go and fight the global pandemic. Even the protagonist’s name – Gerry Lane – sounds wholly unremarkable. But that’s the whole point – according to Pitt, his character is meant to be the relatable, reluctant hero. "Gerry Lane," Says Pitt. "One of the worst names in film ever. It was appropriate. I don't know why it's appropriate. Gerry with a 'G'. He's the anti-action hero. It's an anti-action hero name."
World War Z might be better than the average zombie horror.
What is World War Z exactly, besides the obvious – yet another zombie film? Well, Brad Pitt would have us believe that it’s that rare gem – a worthwhile zombie film. Or, failing that, that it was at least super expensive to make. Besides starring in World War Z, Pitt was also the producer, via his company Plan B and, with reshoots and post-production, the official figure of the budget is $170 million, but there are unofficial rumours that it may have topped $200.
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World War Z, which stars Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale and Matthew Fox is a sci-fi, 'zombie epic' directed by Marc Forster. The movie premiered in New York last night where the red carpet was inundated with stars who vast crowds had turned out to see.
World War Z premiered in New York last night (the London premiere took place on 3rd June). Amongst the stars of the movie were singer Adam Lambert; producers Dede Lambert and David Ellison; actor and film maker Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years A Slave) and child actor Ruby Jerins (Nurse Jackie). Two children who played a role in World War Z, Abigail Hargrove and Fabrizio Zacharee Guido, also attended the premiere. It was a family occasion for Brad Pitt whose father-in-law Jon Voight and his brother-in-law James Haven made an appearance on the red carper.
Pitt stars as Gerry Lane, a UN employee who travels the world attempting to end a zombie apocalypse. He delivers, according to Todd McCarthy of the Hollywood Reporter, a 'capable performance'.
Initial reviews appear to be favourable with the majority of critics claiming that World War Z has 'reinvented the zombie genre'. Others have criticised the movie for being 'bloodless' and dull.
New trailer reveals thrilling new action scenes for Brad Pitt's World War Z zombie movie
Zombies attempt to climb over a wall in World War Z
A new trailer has been released for Brad Pitt’s forthcoming zombie action movie World War Z. This latest dose of what to expect from the new movie, based on the World War Z book by Max Brooks has even more action sequences included, to whet the taste buds of thrill-hungry zombie fans. Brad plays the role of Gerry Lane, a man forced to leave his wife and children behind, in a bid to uncover the cause of a zombie pandemic and to stop the zombies in the tracks. Frankly, when you see the sheer number of rather agile-looking zombies that director Marc Forster (Quantum Of Solace) has crammed into this movie, you’ll realise that’s a tougher feat than it may first sound.
Gerry Lane played by Brad Pitt in World War Z
Gerry Lane is a government employee whose job takes him on missions he never imagined he would take when a terrifying pandemic sweeps the globe. His idyllic family life with his loving wife and two young daughters is shaken when martial law is thrown into practise as a deadly rampage of bloodthirsty creatures ensues, consuming the entirety of Russia and is on the brink of overpowering the US. Humankind will come to an end in 90 days unless Gerry and other government officials can find a cure for the quickly spreading disease and discover the creatures' weakness. He does his best to fly his family to safety in a helicopter, but nobody is immune and his mission looks almost impossible as hundred foot walls aren't even big enough to keep the undead monsters at bay as they crawl easily across cities like insects. Will humankind unite once and for all to fight the biggest global threat in history?
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If you weren't already looking forward to the upcoming Brad Pitt film, World War Z, then the Super Bowl teaser trailer may be enough to change your mind. And what if you're not into American football? Good news because it has gone viral a day early!
As are the perks of living in the internet age, things tend to emerge a little earlier than initially promised and the newest sneak peak into the much-anticipated zombie flick is just the latest example of this rule. In it, we begin with a rather serene look at the everyday occurrence that is a New York City traffic jam, and then all hell breaks loose as the zombie apocalypse takes hold. There's guns, plummeting population numbers and barely any close glimpse of the zombies, but plenty of shoots of the mass scale of the undead now dominating the Earth.
With Marc Forster attached as director, Matthew Fox, David Morse, Mireille Enos and James Badge Dale take up the rest of the lead roles for the film, which is unleashed in cinemas on June 21. The film sees Pitt star as Gerry Lane, a UN employee called upon as society falls apart and he begins his race against time to help prevent the zombie menace overtaking the globe before human civilization collapses completely.
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The popular American remake of the Scandinavian crime drama, The Killing has been given another season on AMC, E! report. Season three will begin production on Feb. 25 in Vancouver, Canada, and will be 13 episodes, with starsMireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman returning
"I couldn't be happier to know that I will be returning to work with AMC, FTVS, and Mireille and Joel on what is and has always been a passion project for me," executive producer Veena Sud Sud said in a statement. "To the fans that have supported the series, thank you for doing so. My team and I will work hard to deliver the best story that we can for season three." The Scandinavian brand of crime-drama added a kind of dark class to the tired genre, with shows like Wallander and The Bridge sitting alongside The Killing as stellar examples. Given their success, remakes were always on the cards, and America's of The Killing has been a surprising success.
"The Killing from day one has been a truly original take on the crime drama. Veena Sud and the rest of the talented creative team are hard at work shaping the lives of Linden and Holder, portrayed by the terrific Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman," AMC's president Charlie Collier said in a statement. "We're so pleased to welcome back 'The Killing' for another season."
This may be based on a true story, but the filmmakers never bother exploring the complexities of historical events, instead opting for a comic book-style approach that's entertaining but somewhat unsatisfying. Still, this style-over-substance approach at least produces a rollicking police thriller that's often a lot of fun to watch, packed with gifted actors who gleefully chomp through the scenery.
The setting is 1949 Los Angeles, where the notorious gangster Mickey Cohen (Penn) is launching a Chicago-style mob takeover of the city. The police chief (Nolte) is determined to stop him, but feels surrounded by corruption, so he hires straight-arrow detective John (Brolin) to head up a secret squad that will operate off the books to stop Cohen, whatever it takes. John's pregnant wife (Enos) isn't thrilled by this, but she helps him select his team: techie Conway (Ribisi), gunslinger Max (Patrick), hot-shot Coleman (Mackie) and quick-learning rookie Navidad (Pena). And then there's pretty-boy detective Jerry (Gosling), who courts danger by launching a fling with Mickey's moll Grace (Stone). Understandably, their task doesn't go smoothly.
Billed as the untold story of what really happened, the film ignores quite a few key facts while indulging in implausible plotting and overly colourful characterisations. In other words, it's impossible to believe anything we're watching, which eliminates all of the relevance and resonance that could have filled this story of police corruption, out-of-control capitalism and especially the use of illegal methods to do the right thing. Instead, the film is all shiny surfaces, with flashy production design, too-immaculate costumes and haircuts, and a plot that reduces a complex situation into a simplistic action movie narrative.
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As always, we'll need to sift through a vast number of sequels and remakes to find something original next year. But here are a few things worth looking forward to. Of course, release dates are subject to change...
1. Star Trek: Into Darkness (May)
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Gerry Lane is a United Nations employee with a family life anyone would wish for. When he, his wife Karen and his two daughters venture out for the day, not even the deadlocked city traffic can spoil their contentment with each other's company. However, when screaming starts to become heard in the distance and explosions are going off left, right and center, it begins to look like this won't be a regular family day out. Gerry does his best with his knowledge and his contacts to protect his family and fly them by helicopter to a safe location on the ocean as hoards and hoards of the raging, flesh-eating undead take over the city, filling up every street and every square. He is enlisted by the government to help find the cause of this outbreak, which is spreading rapidly across the world, wipe it out and salvage what's left of their beloved planet.
'World War Z' has been adapted from the novel 'World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War' by Max Brooks; a sequel to his book 'The Zombie Survival Guide'. Directed by Marc Forster and written by Damon Lindelof and Matthew Michael Carnahan, this dystopian zombie movie is by far one of the most horrific and deadly zombie movies to ever be released in Hollywood and will hit UK screens on June 21st 2013.
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World War Z is inching ever closer! The new Brad Pitt movie isn’t released until June 2013. Yes. June. 2013. But following an exclusive preview with Entertainment Online this week, the movie’s producers have released a proper cinematic trailer on YouTube, for all to see.
The trailer begins with an endearing family scene; Brad Pitt and Mireille Enos (who play the couple Gerry and Karen Lane) are in the car with the children, when all traffic suddenly comes to a standstill and the scene rapidly turns into one of horror. And zombies. There are, in fact, a LOT of zombies in this trailer. Like, a LOT of them. Piles and piles of zombies, cascading down a flight of stairs, more piles of zombies, storming around, trying to pile on top of each other and scale a wall. More piles of zombies, writhing around and looking like the most expensive pile of zombies in movie history.
World War Z is directed by Marc Forster, of Quantum of Solace fame, so if you’re a fan of the good old-fashioned b-movie zombie, then you’ll have to re-adjust your mindset for this one. These are fast-moving, modern versions of the undead and they look as though they’ve been training with Usain Bolt. Be afraid. Be very afraid. It’s a pretty slick affair, even by modern horror standards. Can Brad Pitt really be the shot in the arm that the zombie genre needs, though? Or will this be a case of World War Zzzzz?
Continue reading: World War Z Trailer: Can Brad Pitt Save The Zombie Genre? (VIDEO)
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