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Benedict Wong - Shots of stars as they arrived for the New York premiere of 'Marco Polo' which was held at the AMC in Lincoln Square, New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 2nd December 2014
"The true story of Marco Polo is so much more compelling and exciting than the mythology" explains John Fusco ('Young Guns'), series creator and Executive Producer of 'Marco Polo'. Lorenzo Richelmy who plays the title character explains his motivation, saying: "His father was a great merchant, so his dream is to become a great merchant as well." Executive Producer Daniel Minahan ('Game of Thrones') adds some insight into the story of the series, explaining how Marco travels to China with his father, but negotiations break down quickly and Marco is left as an offering to serve the court of Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong).
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The series will be available for viewing on the streaming service starting December 12th, 2014.
Sex, violence and a whole heap of adventure, that’s one way to sum up ‘Marco Polo’, a new series hitting Netflix this December. The series' first trailer has just debuted online and has already sent tongues wagging. So could it be that Netflix has got its very own 'Game of Thrones'?
Marco Polo comes to Netflix this December
Set in war-torn 13th century China, the series follows young explorer Marco Polo during his adventures in Kublai Khan’s court. The legendary Polo is played by Lorenzo Richelmy, a 24 year old Italian newcomer.
Jason Statham takes a darker role than usual in a gritty London drama that never quite seems sure of itself, as writer-turned-director Knight mashes several huge social issues with a hint of action and a rather awkward romance. It's always intriguing, and has several jaw-dropping moments along the way, but ultimately leaves us wondering why Knight made the film at all.
Statham plays Joey, an ex-soldier on the run from the military police. Living homeless in central London, he breaks into a sexy loft flat and discovers that the resident will be away for eight months. So he assumes his identity, borrows his bank account and starts his life over with a job in a Chinese restaurant. Then his bosses (Wong and Lee) notice how good he is in a fight, and give him a high-paying job as a mob goon. With his new wealth, he starts helping out Cristina (Buzek), the Polish-born nun who feeds the homeless in Covent Garden. As they begin a strange friendship, he also contacts his bitter ex-wife (McClure) and young daughter.
As he did in his scripts for Dirty Pretty Things and Eastern Promises, Knight reels off the social issues in London's underbelly: illegal immigrants, human trafficking, gang violence, desperate prostitution, post-traumatic stress. But the real story here is Joey's redemption, as pointedly symbolised by the hummingbirds that flit through his drug-detox dreams. As he tries to help Cristina in a variety of sometimes contrived ways, she responds by improbably falling for him. Meanwhile, he spends a lot of time searching for a missing friend (Bewick) while also trying to make things up to his ex.
Continue reading: Hummingbird [Redemption] Review
Joey Jones has been living on the streets for a while, but after receiving a particularly bad beating by some street thugs, he decides to re-build his life once and for all. Breaking into another person's home, he changes his identity and scrubs up (quite literally) in order to get a as a chef and security guard at a London restaurant. His help ridding the eatery of any problems they might have with his swift fighting skills motivates his boss to offer him a new job which leaves him more better off than he's ever been. He decides to set out on a mission to help the poverty stricken community in which he once lived, a decision that is dramatically increased by the murder of his best friend Isabel. However, as much as he wants to use his newfound money to help those in need, he wants more than anything to start a new life and finally get away from his past.
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The Arrest of Ai Weiwei premiered at the Hampstead Theatre.
The arrest of Ai Weiwei – one of the most attention-grabbing pieces of news to come out of China in recent years – is now being turned into art at the Hampstead Theatre in London. Weiwei, who is probably among the best-known visual artists in the world at the moment is behind the infamous Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium in Beijing, as well as the eyecatching sunflower seeds at the Tate Modern. However, the artist is also known for his dissent to the Chinese communist regime and his subsequent arrest back in 2011.
Benedict Wong plays Weiwei on the Hampstead stage.
Now, his story has been adapted for the stage by James McDonald, The Metro reports. The production brings an unexpected amount of humor and wit to the events. The part of Weiwei is filled by Benedict Wong, who is already receiving glowing praise for his portrayal, which manages to do away with any martyrdom and cut straight to the core of Weiwei’s story.
After being particularly badly beaten while living on the streets, Joey Jones is determined to get his life back on track. He is ex-special forces on the run from military court so when he finds the opportunity to transform into another person, he grabs it with both hands. Working as a chef in a London restaurant, he also acts as security using his specialist skills to overpower any trouble that might come their way. When his boss offers some new kind of work, he decides that he must do everything in his power to help people whose lives have been destroyed by poverty, especially when he is informed of the brutal death of one of his closest friends. However, he is torn between his desire to help those in need, and run away and start over his own life in a new place.
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When archaeologists Shaw and Holloway (Rapace and Marshall-Green) figure out that ancient civilisations share a map to a specific star system, the Weyland CEO (Pearce) funds a two-year mission to get answers about the origin of humanity. Led by Weyland crony Vickers (Theron) and Captain Janek (Elba), Shaw and Holloway are accompanied by a helpful android (Fassbender) and a team of not-so-enthusiastic scientists. But what they find on this distant moon isn't what they expected, and the remnants of this civilisation aren't as dead as they seem.
Continue reading: Prometheus Review
Aung San Suu Kyi, born in Burma, watched her father die when she was three years old. Her father had lead Burma into independence from the British empire in 1947, as well as founding the modern Burmese army. But in that same year, he was assassinated by his rivals.
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In the future, Elizabeth Shaw leads a team of explorers into the furthest reaches of the universe, in order to discover the origins of human life. Things turn disastrous when they end up stranded on a distant planet. What the explorers discover could not only answer the question of how humans came to be but could also bring about our destruction.
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As daughter of Aung San, founder of independent Burma, Suu (Yeoh) has a place in her nation's heart. She lives in Britain with her Oxford-professor husband Michael (Thewlis) and their sons (Raggett and Woodhouse), and when she returns home to care for her ailing mother, she gets involved in the pro-democracy movement. This terrifies the military junta that rules with an iron fist, so they put her under house arrest just before the 1990 election that her party won in a landslide. Then the military refuses to cede power.
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The film has heavy shadings of three space classics: 2001, Solaris and Silent Running, both in the way it's designed and in its quiet examination of human nature. When reality starts slipping from his grasp, Sam faces an existential crisis and must figure out who he is regardless of what anyone has told him.
And this is what gives the film its kick, even when the plot itself becomes a bit subtle or vague.
Continue reading: Moon Review
@GerrysClub and to you dear Michael 🍸
@Glinner hes kind ,thoughtful........ Haha okay I missed the word restaurant !!!
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RT @Italian_Maestr0: @wongrel Hello from Italy, you were brilliant in theMartian...just watched it...but Prime will always be in my hearth!
@Hushes thank you Cheryl
Happy Boxing Day we've made a special episode for your perusal @netflix @MarcoPoloMP #whenkublaimethundredeyes https://t.co/6dWURtaVM7
@AlecNewman1 what about the involuntary whooping? #forceawoken #obiwong
@the_black_sun we might have to upgrade on those ingredients 🍷🍹#premiumcoldmold
“@STIGHLORGAN: It's the last weekend before Xmas!!! With weekends on the mind we've done a flash reduction on… https://t.co/shm1pPSrj9”
RT @JohnFusco12: He's making a list. He's checking it twice #marcopolo @MarcoPoloMP @CoverMongolia @netflix @wongrel https://t.co/xxtxhsdPpi
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