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.
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.
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."
Another day, another zombie movie.
Yes, the world may have more than enough zombie movies already, but this one features Brad Pitt, so we’re willing to make an exception. Pitt stars in very few movies these days and, naturally, the New York premiere of A. a zombie movie, which B. stars Brad Pitt and C. is based on a novel, is understandably a big deal – it has what have now become the three main features of a summer blockbuster (substitute Pitt with any major A-lister.)
The film, based off the 2006 Max Brooks novel by the same name, was also produced by Pitt and, unsurprisingly, is based on the premise of a zombie plague taking over the world. Ah, seems like just last week when those wobbling brain munchers were only focused on the US. They grow up so fast. In any case, Pitt plays a United Nations investigator who may be able to figure out what caused the plague, and Mireille Enos (The Killing) is his equally tough wife.
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In a twist of fate, The Killing got a third chance at success.
If you’ve never seen The Killing, you wouldn’t be the only one. The AMC drama has had its spotlight stolen in previous years by bigger projects. The project had potential, but was dumped for bigger fish (Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Walking Dead are all crowd-pleasers.) As if by miracle (or with the help of the network gods) The Killing has gotten a renewal for this season and, under new management, the show has a good chance killing it, pun intended.
Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) and Stephen Holder (Joel Kinnaman) are back, but it's 15 months after the Rosie Larsen murder case was resolved, but they have brand new cases on their capable hands – starting with a Seattle-based serial killer with a penchant for homeless teenagers. It sounds like dark stuff, but that’s usually AMC’s domain. The Killing has definitely gotten a mixed bag over its brief lifespan.
After falling ratings during its second season (a 27% drop is usually something that gets the networks nervous. It was fairly certain that AMC would drop the series, according to USA Today, but the show's producer, Fox Television Studios, immediately said it would look into ways to continue the The Killing, perhaps on a different network. But then Netflix rode in on a white horse, as it has often done of late, and saved the production – in exchange for a lot of benefits, including exclusivity in some foreign markets. And that is how a cult show gets pulled out of the drain in the last second. The Killing's third season premieres this Sunday on AMC.
Continue reading: The Unlikely Rescue Of AMC's The Killing
In one of the more surprising television announcements of the New Year, AMC says it will make a third season of crime-drama The Killing, despite cancelling the show last summer. Executives have made a deal with Fox Television Studios to produce new episodes of the programme, based on the acclaimed Danish series Fobrydelsen.
The American adaption drew early praise for it slick debut in 2011, though it never matched the Danish version for suspense and clever twists. In fact, fans of the series became incensed when the resolution of the central murder mystery was put off until season two. In a statement on Tuesday, AMC announced that lead stars Mireille Enos - who plays detective Sarah Linden - and Joe Kinnaman - who plays her partner Stephen Holder - will return for the new series. Somewhat comically, the network said the new instalment "will focus on a new case, which will be resolved over the course of 12 episodes," and that production will begin in Vancouver on February 25, 2013.
As for the specifics of the new series, AMC released a brief synopsis that read, "A year after closing the Rosie Larsen case, Sarah Linden is no longer a detective. But when her ex-partner Stephen Holder's search for a runaway girl leads him to discover a gruesome string of murders that connects to a previous murder investigation by Linden, she is drawn back into the life she thought she'd left behind."
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It was almost certainly the first real big premiere of 2013, and the cast and crew of Gangster Squad certainly didn't disappoint, the bulk of the Ruben Fleischer-directed stars all turning out at the world famous Grauman's Chinese Theater in Los Angeles for the premiere. Ryan Gosling led the way, as he tends to, after bringing on his mother. What a good egg.
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?
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Mickey Cohen is a dangerous Mafia boss with power over the police and the people of Los Angeles in 1949. His mob and his world revolves around drugs, firearms, prostitutes and casinos with power and money being the only consequence in their criminal misdeeds. However, it's not long before some members of the LAPD begin to question their own methods and power and start to realise that they must be the ones to take down Mickey and his gang but to do so they must hang up their LAPD badges and go into this war without mercy. All they need is five or seven men willing to put their lives on the line against this ruthless mob of forty. But it's not just their own lives threatened in this conflict.
'Gangster Squad' is based on the true story of the real infamous Mickey Cohen which was put into the novel 'Tales from the Gangster Squad' by Paul Lieberman. The crime flick has been directed by Ruben Fleischer ('Zombieland', '30 Minutes or Less') and written by Will Beall ('Castle') in his feature film screenplay debut. It was originally meant to be released in September 2012 but it was pushed back to January 11th 2013 following the tragedy of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting. It was deemed inappropriate for it to be released so soon after given that one scene in the movie was to involve a similar theater massacre.
Director: Ruben Fleischer
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