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You saw what hacking did in 'Mr. Robot'. What can it do in real life?
Sci-fi buffs everywhere are getting seriously into hacker thriller series 'Mr. Robot', available exclusively on Amazon Prime. Created by Sam Esmail and starring Rami Malek and Christian Slater, it explores the very real threats that all major corporations face at the hands of anarchist computer hackers and even cyber terrorists.
Since it's inception the show has won two Golden Globes, a Critics Choice Award, and has been nominated for four Primetime Emmys. The show is now in it’s second season and first premiered in May 2015 introducing a socially awkward and depressed computer programmer named Elliot Alderson, who works for a cyber security company called Allsafe. He spends his time hacking into the social media accounts and bank statements of various people in his life including his therapist and his colleagues, but his attention is soon caught by a cyber anarchist called Mr. Robot, who attempts to attack the computer system of E Corp, Allsafe's biggest client. Mr. Robot is part of a group of hacktivists called fsociety, who are aiming to wipe all customer debts on the E Corp database.
Elliot is soon recruited into the team but as he becomes more and more involved with fsociety, he is asked to carry out increasingly radical tasks. He gives false evidence to the police, incriminates the people who run E corp and is even asked to blow up a gas plant. Perhaps it's the heavy drug use, but he gets increasingly more delusional as the series progresses, and in the end (spoiler alert) he discovers that Mr. Robot is in fact his father. And not only that, but his father died of leukemia many years ago and so Elliot is in fact Mr. Robot, taking on his father's identity.
Stephen Elliot is a writer who's lost his way. He's previously had books fictional works published but his current case of writers block is causing disruption to his output. Another increasing problem with his creativity is a growing dependency of Adderall, an ADHD medication.
As Elliott learns of a fascinating murder case, he becomes more and more drawn to the story and the convicted murderer behind the crime. Whilst investigating the case, Elliott also finds himself going through a number of personal changes. His father, who pretty much abandoned his son as a young teenager, once again appears in his life and he's also introduced to a journalist called Lana Edmond which leads to a positive relationship for a man who mainly associates females with negative experiences.
Whilst trying to piece his new novel together, Elliott finds himself on a journey of self-discovery and must take his past to pieces to reveal exactly what's true and what's been fabricated in his mind.
Continue: The Adderall Diaries Trailer
The drama stars Rami Malek and Christian Slater and has received widespread acclaim from critics and fans.
Amazon Prime has won the right to stream US drama 'Mr Robot', as part of an exclusive pact with NBCUniversal, which will bring the hit series to the UK for the first time. Winning the right to air the show is a huge coup for the streaming service, which is currently battling Netflix and Hulu for subscribers.
‘Mr Robot’ stars Christian Slater as a mysterious insurrectionary anarchist.
Announcing the acquisition, Brad Beale’s, Amazon VP of digital video content said, “‘Mr. Robot’ is one the most compelling new dramas on television. Rami Malek delivers a mesmerizing performance and leads a great cast with an intriguing story full of dark twists.”
Continue reading: Amazon Prime Is Bringing Hit US Drama 'Mr Robot' To The UK
USA Network postponed the season finale of ‘Mr. Robot’ as it includes a scene which is similar to the recent shootings of two journalists in Virginia earlier this week.
The season finale of Mr. Robot has been postponed as it reportedly bears some striking similarities to the recent shootings in Virginia in which two people died. The season finale was supposed to air on USA Network on Wednesday (26th August) but viewers were surprised to have found it replaced with another show.
Continue reading: ‘Mr. Robot’ Season Finale Postponed In Wake Of Virginia Shootings
Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' has been cancelled. It was rubbish.
ABC have ruthlessly axed Christian Slater's Mind Games midseason after low rated airings. For the next two weeks, the network will use the Tuesday 10pm slot for extra samplings of promising midseason drama Resurrection. Beginning on April 15, the network will launch season 3 of Celebrity Wife Swap.
Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Is No More
In fairness, Mind Games wasn't very good and the writing was on the wall since it debuted to a 1.1 demo rating two days after the Oscar telecast - when the show was promoted. It dived to a horrendous 0.6 in its second week and matched that rating again on Tuesday. It's the third ABC show to be cancelled in the Tuesday 10pm timeslot, following Lucky 7 and Killer Women.
Continue reading: Christian Slater's 'Mind Games' Cancelled, Replaced By 'Wife Swap'
Lars von Trier's new film has been a rumour-fest since it first began production, we take a look at the mythological development of the controversial 'Nymphomaniac'.
Lars Von Trier’s latest film Nymphomaniac has been getting everyone hot under the collar since before any actual filming even began. Written and directed by the controversial von Trier, who is renowned for his avant-garde approach to filmmaking, the film stars Stellan Skarsgard, Stacy Martin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Shia LeBeouf, Christian Slater, Jamie Bell, Uma Thurman and Willem Dafoe...how’s that for a star-studded cast?
Shia LaBeouf plays one of Joe's lovers in Nymphomaniac
There may be loads of mainstream actors on board, but the concept behind Nymphomaniac is anything but commercial. Charting the sexual history of Joe, a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, the plot sees her recount her erotic experiences to Seligman, a bachelor who took her in after finding her having been beaten up in an alley. Divided into two separate films, or “volumes”, and eight chapters, the first volume of Nymphomaniac tells the story of Joe when she was young (played by Stacy Martin) while volume two is concerned with the older Joe.
Continue reading: The Mythological Production Of Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'
Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire life. Her story of how she ended up injured in an alleyway and subsequently being nursed back to health by the curious Seligman deepens and darkens in this half of the story, as she relays tales of how her sexuality has caused so much damage. In a bid to somehow recover from her nymphomania, she attends a therapy group, but she also can't resist meeting a therapist of a different kind as she finds new and more dangerous ways to challenge herself and her sexuality. Her pleasure through pain has led her to a potential job with a group of criminals who are looking for somebody to inflict pain on their victims. But with such instable people around her, just how close is she to landing in some serious trouble?
Continue: Nymphomaniac: Volume II Trailer
Joe has always known she's been completely obsessed with sex ever since she was a young girl. Her excessive desires would see her meet man after man after man, eventually with little ability to remember who was who. Her fantasies were extreme; she wanted to rebel against the idea of love by allowing herself to be used by men as if she were an object. When she finds herself lying in an alleyway in her fifties having been badly beaten by an as yet unknown perpetrator, she is rescued by a charming older man named Seligman who takes her to his home and offers her a pick-me-up and a bed for the night. It's there she uncovers her entire sexual history, though with none of the joy it brought her as a young woman. Instead, she is despondent and filled with a heart-breaking self-hatred as Seligman tries to offer some wise words of comfort.
Continue: Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 Trailer
At four hours long, this drama is as confrontational as anything we've seen by Lars von Trier (Melancholia), but it's also perhaps his most humane and hopeful film yet. This is a challenging, complex exploration of human sexuality, but it's told with a surprisingly light touch, allowing humour and warmth to seep in around the edges. So even if it's darkly haunting and occasionally shocking, violent or sexually explicit, it's so recognisably honest that we can't help but be moved.
This is the story of Joe (played as a teen by Martin and as an adult by Gainsbourg), who is found near death in an alleyway and nursed back to health by the kindly Seligman (Skarsgard). While she recovers from her injuries, she tells him about her life, which has been defined by sex since she was 2 years old. She loses her virginity as a teen to the greasy biker Jerome (LaBeouf), who will re-enter her life two more times over the following decades. Through the years she struggles to understand love, which she sees as lust plus jealousy. Then when she suspects that love might be the secret ingredient for good sex, her subsequent experiences take her down an unexpected road.
Flashbacks to Joe's life are sequential, so as she narrates her story we experience it along with her. This includes her riotous teen years preying on men as a game, protesting with her friends against a love-fixated society. Getting sex is easy, but making sense of it is something else. She tries being randomly cruel to men, and having a master (Bell) physically abuse her. She experiences love and motherhood, and eventually finds a career as an enforcer for a loan shark (Dafoe). Along the way, Martin and Gainsbourg deliver unflinching performances that let us see Joe's soul. And Skarsgard takes our breath away in an unusually introspective, wrenching role.
Continue reading: Nymphomaniac Review
The movie's 100% Rotten Tomatoes score overshadows the actor's scene-making behaviour.
Lars Von Trier's controversial new movie Nymphomaniac has gone down a storm with critics after having premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. However, cast member Shia LaBeouf, who has been doing a lot of bizarre things recently in the name of performance art, drew unnecessary attention to himself by walking out of the press conference and appearing with a paper bag on his head on the red carpet.
That There, That's Shia LaBeouf...Promise!
After being asked about the movie's explicit sex scenes, of which apparently there are many, Shia quoted footballer Eric Cantona's famous 1995 line: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea" before making his exit, according to BBC News. He later appeared on the red carpet for the premiere screening wearing a brown paper bag with the words "I am not famous anymore" written on it with two eye holes.
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