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Ha Phuong and Alan Ford - Women in Film Crystal and Lucy Awards 2015 - Arrivals at Century Plaza Hotel - Century City, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Ha Phuong and Alan Ford - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

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Ha Phuong and Alan Ford
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Alan Ford - Women In Film 2015 Crystal + Lucy Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 16th June 2015

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed... Yeah: It's A Really Fun Road Movie


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Immediately, your attention is drawn to 'The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared' because of its halting title. But the film, adapted for the screen by Felix Herngren from author Jonas Jonasson’s bestselling novel, goes far beyond a lengthy, eyecatching name.

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared

The director even compared the movie’s titular character, Allan Karlsson, to America’s favourite intrepid adventurer: Forest Gump. And it’s easy to see why, even though Gump was living the life he’d later explain, Karlsson has already traversed the earth in a number of bizarre situations. 

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Allan Karlsson is living out his old age in an old people's home, but on his milestone 100th birthday, he decides that it's time to return to a life filled with thrills and adventure. As staff and residents prepare to throw him a huge bash, he escapes through his bedroom window and disappears into the surrounding streets. For someone who has had dinner with President Harry S. Truman, travelled with the likes of Winston Churchill and the wife of Mao Zedong and hiked across the Himalayas, you wouldn't think there was room for another big adventure in old Allen's life - but you'd be wrong. On his exciting new (and possible final adventure) he discovers a bag of dirty money and finds himself on the run from an angry druglord and the local police department. So near the end of his life and unafraid of the fact, this could be his most remarkable journey yet.

The aptly titled 'The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared' is based on the hilarious 2009 best-selling novel by Swedish author Jonas Jonasson, with the movie having been directed by Felix Herngren ('Vuxna människor', 'Every Other Week') and co-written by Hans Ingemansson ('Mysteriet på Greveholm'). The film won the Audience Award at the 2014 Guldbagge Awards and is due for cinematic release on July 4th 2014.

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The Sweeney Review


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The iconic 1970s British TV series gets the big screen treatment from crime-drama aficionado Nick Love (The Business). And this slick cop thriller is enjoyable even if the plot never amounts to much more than an extended episode of a television show. But it looks great, and the cast is thoroughly entertaining.

Jack (Winstone) is a grizzled veteran of the Flying Squad, known in rhyming slang as "the Sweeney", an elite team of undercover London cops who deal with armed crime. His right-hand man and protege is George (Drew), and as they investigate a suspiciously messy jewellery heist, they are distracted when internal affairs officer Lewis (Mackintosh) starts looking for a reason to shut them down. Their captain (Lewis) tries to help, but things are complicated by the fact that Jack is having an affair with Lewis' wife (Atwell).

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Alan Ford Monday 3rd September 2012 The Sweeney UK film premiere held at the Vue cinema - arrivals.

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Alan Ford Monday 3rd September 2012 Alan Ford at the premiere of The Sweeney at Vue, Leicester Square, London, England

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Cockneys Vs Zombies Review


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It's impossible for this film to escape comparisons with Shaun of the Dead, another witty zombie comedy set in London. Although this one transfers the action from North London to the East End, where the undead prowl around the neighbourhood that has just hosted the Olympic Games. Which also lets the filmmakers play with that no-nonsense Cockney grit. The script has some very funny moments, and the cast is terrific, but the film is too inconsistent to be a classic.

The craziness starts when a construction crew opens a 500-year-old plague pit, unleashing flesh-chomping zombies. Oblivious to this, brothers Terry and Andy (Hardiker and Treadaway) are planning to rob a bank to get the cash to save their grandfather's nursing home, which is under threat from a property developer. Their team includes a safecracker (Ryan), a gun nut (Thomas) and a loyal idiot (Doolan), but their badly planned heist is derailed when they run into the undead. Now their goal is to rescue Granddad (Ford) and his pals (including Blackman, Briers and Sutton).

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The Sweeney Trailer


Cockney geezers of the world rejoice as the big screen remake of the seventies police drama The Sweeney is in post-production and will be released in cinemas in mid-September. Ray Winstone stars as Detective Jack Regan whilst Ben Drew, alias rapper Plan B, stars as Detective Sergeant George Carter, the part initially made famous by Dennis Waterman. Despite being parodied numerous times for his tendency to write/perform the theme tunes of may of his shows, Waterman actually didn't write the theme tune to the Sweeney, however no word has been made on whether Shaw (or Waterman) will be making a special appearance on the film's soundtrack.

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Snatch Review


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Madonna's new husband, Guy Ritchie, couldn't have timed his recent marriage any better. Intentional or not, it came a mere week before the opening of his new film Snatch, the follow-up to his Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. With Madonna as a willing shill, you couldn't ask for better publicity.

Turns out you didn't need it, Guy. Snatch is a film that stands perfectly on its own merits while it shoots bullet holes in everything in sight.

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Snatch Review


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"I was a happy boxing promoter until about a week ago, and then -- what do I know about diamonds?"

What a great opening line for a plan-gone-awry crime caper comedy.

The picture is "Snatch," a fast-paced, multi-track corker with a nebulous English sense of humor, and the line is spoken by Turkish (Jason Statham), a small-time London tough who sees an opportunity to be something more but never imagines the trouble it will get him into.

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Trailer

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared Trailer

Allan Karlsson is living out his old age in an old people's home, but on...

The Sweeney Movie Review

The Sweeney Movie Review

The iconic 1970s British TV series gets the big screen treatment from crime-drama aficionado Nick...

Cockneys Vs Zombies Movie Review

Cockneys Vs Zombies Movie Review

It's impossible for this film to escape comparisons with Shaun of the Dead, another witty...

The Sweeney Trailer

The Sweeney Trailer

Cockney geezers of the world rejoice as the big screen remake of the seventies police...

Snatch Movie Review

Snatch Movie Review

Madonna's new husband, Guy Ritchie, couldn't have timed his recent marriage any better. Intentional...

Snatch Movie Review

Snatch Movie Review

"I was a happy boxing promoter until about a week ago, and then -- what...

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