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Dougray Scott Claire Forlani - Ronan Keating's Emeralds & Ivy 10th anniversary ball, a fundraising ball in aid of Cancer Research UK and the Marie Keating Foundation - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 5th December 2015

Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani and Ronan Keating
Dougray Scott, Claire Forlani and Ronan Keating

Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott - A variety of stars were photographed at the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards 2015 Official After Party which was held at the Grosvenor House hotel in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott

Dougray Scott - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

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Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani
Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani

Dougray Scott and Phoebe Fox - Various stars of film and television were photographed after the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at the Royal Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Dougray Scott and Phoebe Fox
Dougray Scott and Phoebe Fox

Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott - Various stars of film and television were photographed on the red carpet as they arrived for the the EE British Academy of Film and Television Awards which were held at The Opera House in London, United Kingdom - Sunday 8th February 2015

Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott
Claire Forlani and Dougray Scott

Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani - Omega VIP dinner held at the Shard - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th December 2014

Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani

Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani - Omega Oxford Street store opening party at The Shard in London - Arrivals at London Bridge - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th December 2014

Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani
Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani

 Dougray Scott - Watches of Switzerland - flagship store launch party held on Regents Street. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 17th July 2014

Dougray Scott
Dougray Scott

Dougray Scott - The Serpentine Gallery summer party - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st July 2014

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Last Passenger Trailer


Lewis Shaler may have a well-paid job as a doctor and a beautiful young son named Max, but his life is far from perfect. Being a single father in a highly demanding career leaves him with little time to enjoy a personal life, but when he becomes engaged in conversation with a pretty girl named Sarah Barwell on a late London train, he begins to wonder if his life is changing for the better. However, his moment of bliss turns into a horrific nightmare when it becomes clear that the train guard is nowhere to be found and their journey becomes chaotic and dangerous. Their driver is a suicidal psychopath with plans only to make one stop and crash the vehicle, killing all on board.

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Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani - Celebrities attend Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2013 VIP preview/party at Royal Academy of Arts - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 5th June 2013

Dougray Scott and Claire Forlani

My Week With Marilyn Review


Very Good
Based on Colin Clark's memoirs, this film sometimes feels a bit too warm and nostalgic for its own good. But the performances are strong, and it's packed with terrific moments.

At age 23, Colin (Redmayne) is struggling to break into the movie business, camping out at the production offices of Laurence Olivier (Branagh), who is just about to start filming the 1957 comedy The Prince and the Showgirl with Marilyn Monroe (Williams). While Marilyn's diva behaviour and strict acting coach (Wanamaker) enrage Laurence, he can't deny that when she gets it right, she's magic. Meanwhile, Colin is assigned to help Marilyn make it through the shoot. And of course he can't help falling for her.

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My Week With Marilyn Trailer


Colin Clark is an aspiring film maker and his first job upon leaving university is the role of assistant on a new film, called The Prince and The Showgirl. It stars a young Laurence Olivier and Marilyn Monroe, the blonde bombshell who shocks with her implications that she sleeps in the nude.

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Love's Kitchen Review


Good
As light as a souffle, this fluffy British comedy fades from the memory even as you're watching it. But as a bit of undemanding entertainment, it hits the spot. Even if it leaves you hungry for something more substantial.

After his wife dies, rising-star chef Rob (Scott) lets his career slide. His celebrity friend Gordon Ramsay urges him to get back in the game, as does his preteen daughter (Gibbs). So he buys the country pub his wife had her eye on and sets out to turn it into a home for honest British cuisine, including his signature trifle. The disgruntled village is also home to snooty-sexy American food critic Kate (Forlani), whose wannabe suitor, swishy landowner James (Hepworth), sets out to sabotage the pub. And then drunken TV critic Guy (Callow) pays a visit.

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There Be Dragons Trailer


Robert Torres is an investigative journalist who's looking into the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva the founder of Opus Dei. Visiting Josemaria's homeland of Spain it doesn't take long to discover a link from Josemaria to his own father Manolo Torres who were friends in childhood and went on to attended the same seminary.

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Hitman Review


Bad
Gamers typically get all gooey when supposed console-less critics nitpick the big screen adaptation of their favorite platform title. It's part and parcel of the joystick jockey's mantle. Hitman, based on the popular series from Eidos Interactive, is the latest attempt to bring the PlayStation to the Cineplex. Begun in 2000, and with four gaming titles under its belt, players act as a hired assassin, working their way through various levels of intrigue and crazy, chaotic firefights. The purpose, clearly, is to slaughter everyone who's in your way. It's all bloodlust and cloying cat and mouse. Sadly, someone forgot to tell screenwriter Skip Woods about this. Instead, he's crafted something that plays like John Woo drained of all his slo-mo energy and drive. Even worse, it's then turned over to a director who further weakens the material's inherent excessiveness.

For three years, a top Interpol agent (Dougray Scott) has been chasing an elusive, unknown assassin. When a Russian politician is murdered, the cop clearly suspects that Number 47 (Timothy Olyphant) has struck again. The paid killer is informed that a prostitute named Nika (Olga Kurylenko) witnessed the crime. He is ordered to take her out. Of course, it's all a setup. Belicoff (Ulrich Thomsen), the supposedly dead candidate, shows up for a speech, and the Russian Intelligence community is out rattling 47's cage. Our antihero saves Nika from a bullet, travels to Istanbul to interrogate Belicoff's drug running brother Udre (Henry Ian Cusik) and returns to the scene of the initial shooting to discover why he was framed. Turns out, it has more to do with one man's paranoia and ambitions than a simple contract hit -- and 47 is destined to play a part in it all.

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Mission: Impossible 2 Review


Good
Editor's Note: Rarely have two so divergent reviews for one movie crossed my desk on the same day. To wit, we present a unique experience for filmcritic.com -- something of a "He Said, He Said" -- two looks at Mission: Impossible 2, from two of our most vocal critics. -CN

James Brundage, the exuberant fan:

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Ever After Review


Very Good
Cute and fairly witty for a kid's movie, this updating/retelling/correction/exaggeration of the Cinderella story is actually not too bad.

Dark Water (2005) Review


Very Good
As perhaps a concession to the modern age, the haunted-house story Dark Water is set not in some gloomy old mansion but in the claustrophobic confines of a dank apartment building, and it's all the better for it. But in many other ways the film is a fairly classic scary story, albeit one that heightens a mood of mournfulness over incessant spine-straightening scares. Fresh off the wide acclaim for his young Che Guevara travelogue The Motorcycle Diaries, director Walter Salles seems an odd choice for this, his first Hollywood project. But it's a similar transition to that taken by another South American, Alejandro Amenábar, who he came to Hollywood and made The Others, another solidly classical spooker gussied up with sharp talent and moody atmospherics.

And Dark Water (a remake of Hideo Nakata's 2002 film Honogurai mizu no soko kara) is nothing if not moody. It begins in the gloom of a divorce, with just-separated Dahlia (Jennifer Connelly) and Kyle (Dougray Scott) fighting over who is going to live where - shared custody of their young girl Ceci (Ariel Gade) making commuting a big issue. Righteously furious Dahlia needs a cheap place near a good school and so ends up looking at a place on Roosevelt Island, the apartment-block-choked strip of land in the East River that makes most Manhattanites shudder and think, "There but for the grace of my broker, go I..." She and Ceci tour a grim apartment there with a chatty manager (a spot-on John C. Reilly) who tries to talk up the depressing view of rain-shrouded towers and smokestacks and the building's neo-Fascist architecture; only Reilly could say "Brutalist" with such perfectly smarmy cheer.

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Ripley's Game Review


Very Good
Did this movie ever come out theatrically? I would have at least thought it would have found its way here on video, but no, I discovered Ripley's Game on IFC, of all places. This follow-up to The Talented Mr. Ripley (no cast or crew involved, but it's based on another Patricia Highsmith book (the third of five) about Tom Ripley) stars John Malkovich in the role of the older Ripley, this time working as a forged art dealer and relatively callous, spare-time murderer. Ripley convinces a dying man (Dougray Scott) to commit a murder for him, after which all hell breaks loose. Malkovich steals the show and director Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter) does a perfectly serviceable job. See also The American Friend -- Malkovich makes a way better Ripley than Dennis Hopper.

Enigma Review


Good
Some books are not meant to become movies. High Fidelity is a good example. Nick Hornby's great novel of a lovelorn slacker is loaded with insightful, funny rants on why guys do the things they do in relationships. The novel works because you can take the time to appreciate Hornby's writing. In a two-hour movie, it didn't work very well.

The same issue plagues Enigma, based on Robert Harris' best selling novel. There are so many details about how military codes are broken, the equipment that's needed, and so on that background information overwhelms the movie's plot of intrigue. And that's a pretty hefty accomplishment, considering the talent involved.

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Dark Water Review


Zero
I've just walked out in the middle of "Dark Water"after a noxious hour of prosaically PG-13, hackneyed horror-flick cliches.

Torpid, trite and not the least bit scary -- just unrelen=tinglyunpleasant -- the first 45 minutes of the movie only came to life in twoscenes involving the messy divorce of miserable single mom Jennifer Connelly(proving Oscars don't bring talented actresses good roles). She subsequentlymoves into a drab, creepy cinderblock slum with her sad-eyed daughter (ArielGade), even though it's made very clear that there's nothing keeping herfrom finding a nicer place in the suburbs.

Soon the kid has an "imaginary friend" she won'ttalk about, their ceiling is dripping gooey black liquid from an abandoned(and eerily flooded) apartment upstairs, and the building's greasy manager(John C. Reilly) and bug-eyed, hollow-cheeked building superintendent (PetePostlethwaite) both seem to be hiding something sinister.

Director Walter Salles (the Brazilian behind "TheMotorcycle Diaries," making his inauspicious Hollywood debut) dragsout these routine, oppressively glum establishing scenes to a mind-numbingdegree. (If this apartment building is spooky enough to justify its ownominous soundtrack theme from the moment mom and daughter arrive, how comeConnelly isn't astute enough to realize something's amiss, even if shecan't hear the music?)

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M:i-2 Review


Weak

How did John Woo turn so quickly from the action movie almighty into a self-perpetuating cliché?

Once upon a time, the Hong Kong director of such guns-blazing genre high marks as "Hard Boiled" and "The Killer" (in Hollywood he's made "Broken Arrow" and "Face/Off") went to amazing lengths to create shoot-outs and fight sequences that were as precise, poetic and visually striking as a ballet.

Once upon a time, if John Woo had two enemies race toward each other on motorcycles, then jump off the bikes and collide in mid-air, it would have seemed like the coolest fight scene intro ever.

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Enigma Review


Good

An intensely intellectual and emotional World War II spy story about British codebreakers, Michael Apted's "Enigma" requires a viewer's complete focus to follow its intricate, twist-packed story of intrigue, obsession and romance. But those who keep up will find the plot rewards your intelligence, the performances are extraordinary and the characters engrossingly mysterious.

The film takes place almost entirely at Bletchley Park -- England's massive, top secret base for intercepting and deciphering Nazi radio traffic -- in the days leading up to a German U-boat attack on a massive Allied convoy in 1943.

Dougray Scott ("Mission Impossible 2," "Ever After") stars as Tom Jericho, a code-cracking mathematician who was "pulled out of Cambridge of the first day of the war and worked to the breaking point." As the film begins, the man is a haggard, unshaven wreck who has been dragged back into the fold by bosses who hate him because they need him desperately. The Germans have switched codes and as a result the British have lost track of the largest submarine wolf pack they've ever encountered.

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25th November, 1965

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The Vatican Tapes Movie Review

The Vatican Tapes Movie Review

With its above-average cast and a gritty, realistic tone, this exorcism thriller is a lot...

Vatican Tapes Trailer

Vatican Tapes Trailer

Since the death of Christ, the Vatican has been doing all it can to record...

Taken 3 Movie Review

Taken 3 Movie Review

As with the first two films in this dumb but bombastically watchable franchise, writers Luc...

Taken 3 Trailer

Taken 3 Trailer

Things are finally quieting down for Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson). After the ex-special forces operative...

Last Passenger Trailer

Last Passenger Trailer

Lewis Shaler may have a well-paid job as a doctor and a beautiful young son...

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Death Race 3: Inferno Trailer

Death Race 3: Inferno Trailer

Following the near fatal events of 'Death Race 2: Frankenstein Lives', 'Death Race 3: Inferno'...

A Thousand Kisses Deep Movie Review

A Thousand Kisses Deep Movie Review

A mopey tone and hole-ridden plot make this romantic drama rather difficult to sit through....

A Thousand Kisses Deep Trailer

A Thousand Kisses Deep Trailer

Mia is walking along the street one day, when she notices shredded photos fluttering to...

My Week With Marilyn Movie Review

My Week With Marilyn Movie Review

Based on Colin Clark's memoirs, this film sometimes feels a bit too warm and nostalgic...

My Week With Marilyn Trailer

My Week With Marilyn Trailer

Colin Clark is an aspiring film maker and his first job upon leaving university is...

Love's Kitchen Movie Review

Love's Kitchen Movie Review

As light as a souffle, this fluffy British comedy fades from the memory even as...

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There Be Dragons Trailer

There Be Dragons Trailer

Robert Torres is an investigative journalist who's looking into the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva...

Hitman Movie Review

Hitman Movie Review

Gamers typically get all gooey when supposed console-less critics nitpick the big screen adaptation of...

Hitman Trailer Trailer

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HitmanTrailerTwentieth Century Fox proudly presents latest action-thriller, Hitman, in cinemas November 30th 2007.Agent 47 (Timothy...

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