Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage have had to film more scenes than usual.
There's no denying the incredible cultural impact HBO fantasy series 'Game Of Thrones' has had over the six seasons that have aired to-date. Based on the incomplete novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' by George R. R. Martin, the show tells the story of a group of self-proclaimed leaders of various sections in the fictional land of Westeros and the Seven Kingdoms (and beyond), all vying for control of the entire nation and the Iron Throne that resides in King's Landing.
Lena Headey's Cersei Lannister sits on the Iron Throne
Following the season six finale, it was Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) who found herself on the throne, having lost all of her children to a variety of different deaths and killing off some of her adversaries in a wicked plot that snatched the life of fan favourite character, Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer).
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The ‘Game Of Thrones’ star has landed an as-yet-unknown role in the movie.
‘Game Of Thrones’ actress Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie about the young Han Solo.
The film is due to begin shooting in January and is slated for a May 2018 release.
Emilia Clarke has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo movie
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The HBO series is asking fans to vote for their chosen leader, ahead of the season six DVD release.
‘Game of Thrones’ have launched a mock election campaign in the run up to this year’s Emmy Awards and the release of season six on DVD. The mock campaign sees the show rivalling the GOP with it’s GOT Party and list of candidates for fans to chose from.
Citizens of the realm, it’s time to choose your alliances.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Spoofs The GOP With The GOT Party
The drama’s seventh season is expected to premiere in summer 2017.
The end really is sight for ‘Game of Thrones’ fans. The epic fantasy drama will be coming to an end after its eight season, HBO programming president Casey Bloys has confirmed. But while the news may sound bad for fans of the show, there's still hope for a potential spin off.
‘Game of Thrones’ will be coming to an end after its eighth season.
Speaking on Saturday (July 30) at the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Bloys confirmed that season eight would be the show’s last. "Yes, I think [the showrunners, D.B. Weiss and David Benioff] have a very specific plan about the number of seasons they want to do," he said.
Continue reading: HBO Confirms 'Game Of Thrones' Will End After Season Eight
This might be the new height of text-based warfare.
The last thing anyone wants to read is ‘Game Of Thrones’ spoilers, but now plot reveals might be even harder for some viewers to avoid. A new app called ‘Spoiled’ allows users to get revenge on their enemies in the worst way possible, by anonymously texting them ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers.
Is texting ‘Game of Thrones’ spoilers the ultimate evil deed?
After paying a one-off fee of $0.99 (roughly £0.67) all you need to do is type in your ‘victim’s’ phone number and sit back and watch them have the entire season spoiled episode by episode. The app promises to ‘anonymously and ruthlessly text spoilers to your unsuspecting friends after each new episode airs.’
With her character Daenerys Targaryen ruling the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke is offering her fans a very different look at herself in the weepy romance Me Before You.
She admits that this character is much more like her than the Mother of Dragons, and not just because she lives in London. She first read Jojo Moyes bestselling novel Me Before You while she was shooting Terminator Genisys. "I was crying into my grenade launcher," she laughs. And knowing that Moyes was working on a screenplay, she adds, "I was three pages in before I was screaming yes!"
Despite the story's emotional kick, the film has a romantic-comedy tone to it. So spending time on set was a lot of fun. "It was so joyful and funny," Clarke says enthusiastically. "I got to do all the things I always wanted to do. The director was like, 'Do it! More! More!' I'm like, 'Yes! I get to really crack people up!' Everything I'm known for on-screen is so different from who I am. But with this I could just be myself. So it was not very much acting really. The other stuff's acting."
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With a story that links together every cliche from the weepy chick-flick library, this movie uses its doomed romance premise to reduce every woman in the audience into floods of tears. Adapted by author Jojo Moyes from her bestselling novel, the movie will work its trickery on its target audience, and it will just about keep others interested, thanks to engaging central performances by Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin.
It's set in a picture-perfect British village located next to the ruins of a picturesque castle, where the quirky Louisa (Clarke) has just lost her job as a waitress in a tearoom. But her parents (Brendan Coyle and Samantha Spiro) need her income to make ends meet, so she takes a job with the village's most prominent couple (Janet McTeer and Charles Dance), caring for their son Will (Claflin), who was a high-flying banker until he was hit by a motorbike and paralysed. Working alongside Will's nurse Nathan (Stephen Peacocke), Louisa struggles to connect with the relentlessly surly Will, who believes that there's no point with going on with his life. But Louisa is determined to help him find some hope.
Everything that happens on the way to the unnerving conclusion is deeply predictable, because we've seen it all in movies from Bridget Jones to The Fault in Our Stars. Even the gently wacky romance feels oddly by-the-book, shifting from interested sideways glances to another smiley montage sequence to contrived comedy and gloomy drama. Thankfully, Clarke and Claflin breathe life into these characters, adding personality details and a spark of chemistry that helps the audience feel the connection developing between Louisa and Will. Of the supporting cast, only Peacocke manages to give his character a sense that he has a life off the screen. And it's nice to see Downton Abbey's Coyle against type.
Continue reading: Me Before You Review
Emilia Clarke - Sean Parker and the Parker Foundation Celebrate the Launch of The Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy held at a private estate in Los Angeles. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Emilia Clarke - Warner Bros. Presents "The Big Picture", An Exclusive Presentation Highlighting The Summer Of 2016 And Beyond held at The Colosseum Inside Caesars Palace Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 13th April 2016
Emilia Clarke - 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards held at Santa Monica Beach - Outside Arrivals at Santa Monica, Independent Spirit Awards - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 27th February 2016
Emilia Clarke - The 69th British Academy Film Awards held at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Arrivals at Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, British Academy Film Awards - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 14th February 2016
All men must die. And some women too.
Let’s talk about the best Game of Thrones finale in the show’s history. Unless you haven’t seen it yet, in which case be warned – EVERYTHING BELOW THIS IS SPOILERS.
Valar Morghulis and as it turned out, some women. The show’s motto proved true again last night, as the writers broke tradition and actually gave us some crucial plot twists in the season wrapup.
The episode opened with Jon Snow north of the wall and trying to negotiate a truce with Mance Rayder, aka the king of the Free Folk. Save for a few bruises to Jon’s ego, the whole thing seemed to be going pretty well. That is, until Stannis and his sizeable army came in for the most boring invasion ever, in classic Stannis style. The whole truce thing went down the drain, but it’s ok because it turns out that Stannis has no beef with the crows whatsoever. He doesn’t even have any beef with Mance, after Jon vouched for him. Isn’t it great when everyone’s being all honorable?
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With HBO releasing a preview for the "Game of Thrones" season finale, it's time for another round of speculation. This is the last one, we promise.
With the biggest and best Game of Thrones season finale so far (according to the writers) just a day away, HBO have released a sneak preview of the carnage to come (beware of spoilers for the previous three episodes). The clip is just 35 seconds long, but it does give a glimpse of the relevant storylines. In flashes, we see Bran and his band of misfits arrive at the heart tree, which they’ve been traveling to all season. Will we get to see Bran go full-on warg and finally control his power? And what’s the Reeds’ role in all of this? As Bran’s protectors/guides to the spirit world, they will probably get to shine at the end of this journey.
Watch the preview below.
Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Cercei appears to be having a very bitter heart-to-heart with The World’s Worst Dad, Tywin Lannister. It looks like he’ll finally have to face the whole incest issue and the fact that his family is generally falling apart.
The writers have a big finale planned - bigger than ever before.
The fourth season of Game of Thrones has ignited a lot of controversy, which on a show all about sex, murder and little bit of politics, is really saying something. With the season finale coming next week, fans who are already caught up on the books can just sit back and watch the rest of us fry as we wait for the mindblowing (or completely anti-climactic) final episode to unfold. After all, the showrunners have been known to fire off all their plot twists pre-finale before. Take The-Event-That-Must-Not-Be-Named of season 3 for example.
Tyrion's life is at stake for the finale.
Fortunately, the folks behind Thrones are promising a much more thrilling conclusion to season 4. According to Entertainment Weekly, next week’s episode will break the narrative pattern, set by previous season – big shocking event in the ninth episode, and then a quieter wrap-up in the finale.
Everyone is watching Game of Thrones these days - some people just don't want to pay for it.
In the game of thrones you win or you die. Well, HBO’s newest hit series is winning everything these days. Game of Thrones has been crowned HBO’s most popular show ever, topping even the once untouchable Sopranos. According to Entertainment Weekly, Thrones has an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers across all platforms. In comparison, The Sopranos, which aired its final season in 2006, that is before the Netflix-driven TV apocalypse, averaged $18.2 million in its peak season.
Game of Thrones is HBO's biggest hit to date.
The last season of Thrones attracted an average gross audience of 14.4 million viewers per episode. The news comes just afterThrones set several recent ratings records for its own performance this season. HBO’s analysts have been waiting to confirm the news, until there was enough data from the current season.
Continue reading: "Game Of Thrones" Topples "The Sopranos" As HBO's Most Watched Show
The British actor is moving on to bigger and better things.
Matt Smith is joining the cast of the new Terminator trilogy, reports Deadline. The British actor, who made his name playing the 11th Doctor in BBC sci-fi series Doctor Who, has been confirmed to be starring alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke and Jai Courtney in the upcoming Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genesis.
Matt Smith Has Been Cast In 'Terminator: Genesis', Will Have "Strong Connection" To John Connor.
Smith will play "a new character with a strong connection to John Connor" in an initially smaller role that will develop and expand as the trilogy progresses.
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Sunday night's 'rape' scene on Game of Thrones has sparked a lot of debate, but was it, or wasn't it?
Epic Spoilers Alert!
The internet’s gone batsh*t crazy over the Game of Thrones ‘rape’ scene on Sunday night’s episode Breaker of Chains. Joffrey, he of the snivelling and sadistic tendency, is finally dead and while his mother Cersei, stands by his body, his Uncle/Father Jaime enters and that’s when stuff gets freaky.
What would Tyrion Lannister make of his brother Jaime's forceful advances on their sister?
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones': When Is A Rape Not A Rape?
Before talking about this week’s Game of Thrones, we should probably dish out the warnings with a heavy hand. Beware of ALL THE SPOILERS for Season 4 Episode 3 Breaker of Chains. Also, this should go without saying, but all the trigger warnings: sexual assault, violence and various very graphic murders. Now that that’s out of the way…
Looks like Tyrion is about to reach the end of the line. We're betting on a plot twist though...
This episode sets up like a classic whodunit. With Joffrey dead (good riddance, although Jack Gleeson’s acting will be missed), Lord Tywin is trying to prepare little Tommen for his new role as king. The boy wants to be a “good king”, which would be admirable, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s like 12. Cercei, meanwhile, is only concerned with who killed her son. Well, she’s also concerned with getting revenge on Tyrion, whom she thinks is the killer, finding Sansa (who escaped during the commotion caused by Joff’s death) and just a bit of incest next to Joff’s body, but that’s just standard Westeros fare at this point.
Continue reading: "Game Of Thrones" Episode 3 Recap: Whodunit? Who Cares?
Hey 'Game of Thrones' fans, you're a bunch of pirates.
Games of Thrones season 4 episode 2 - The Lion and the Rose - broke torrent records for most people simultaneously sharing a file through BitTorrent, attracting more than 193,000 downloads on the evening that it went out. By the end of the first day after its initial broadcast, roughly 1.5 million people had downloaded the episode.
"A few hours after the second episode came online the Demonii tracker reported that 193,418 people where sharing one single torrent," TorrentFreak reports. "145,594 had a complete copy of the episode and continued to upload, while 47,824 were still downloading the file.
Continue reading: 'Games Of Thrones' Season 4 Episode 2 Breaks Torrent Records. Big Time.
Season 4 Episode 1 of Game of Thrones had the most viewers since The Sopranos' finale
As the viewing public become more and more engrossed by high quality TV, it seems every new series put out by the likes of HBO and AMC are exponentially hyped. The fourth season of 'Game of Thrones' was no different; like with True Detective, it broke HBO’s online player, while managing to become both a huge ratings win for the network and being downloaded over a million times.
Peter Dinklage in 'Game of Thrones'
The premiere of Game of Thrones’s fourth season also handed HBO its top ratings since The Sopranos finale, with an average of 6.6 million tuning in for the hit fantasy drama. The infamous drama drew 11.9 million viewers for its highly controversial final episode back in 2007.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Is Both A Ratings Winner And A Pirate's Favourite
In the Game of Thrones, you either win or you risk getting spoiled.
Last night’s premiere of Game of Thrones might not count as a perfect success for HBO, but it definitely says something about a show, when the demand is so heavy that it crashes HBO Go’s servers. Heads up, for any Thrones fans, who are still behind on the premiere, don’t worry: you won’t find any spoilers ahead. According to TIME magazine, plenty of fans, stealing their parents’ HBO Go passwords, are yet to catch up after being left hanging by the dreaded Fatal Error message that Go presented on Sunday night in lieu of a Thrones episode. This is a repeat of the situation from a month ago, when Go crashed during the True Detective season finale. At least the person manning the HBO twitter was having fun with the whole debacle.
Continue reading: "Game Of Thrones" Premiere Leads To The Great HBO Go Crash Of 2014
The explosive crime drama hits US theatres this Friday - are you okay with that?
In American memories of Jude Law are mainly fond. His inconsistent and often wooden performances just come across as English charm, while his good looks formed the base for a staggering career. But you can forget all that for Dom Hemingway, with the British actor piling on over 30 pounds to play the coked-up, larger than life safecracker.
That's Jude Law's fanny
Question is: is America ready for a fat, ugly and naked Jude Law? The story sees Hemingway imprisoned for 12 years. Upon release, and feeling a sense of debt, the ex-con (less of the ex) decides to reclaim what is his for spending over a decade behind bars and keeping silent, so goes the code.
Continue reading: America, Are You Ready For 'Dom Hemingway' And A Chubby, Naked Jude Law?
Jude Law excels in his latest role as the hot-headed, hedonistic safecracker, Dom Hemingway.
US audiences will finally be able to clap eyes on the gritty British flick, Dom Hemingway, which stars Jude Law. The Richard Shepard-directed film sees the Alfie actor out of his comfort zone in this darkly funny crime drama, which hit cinemas in the UK last year. The usually smartly groomed and well-spoken English actor adopts an aggressive Cockney accent and a threatening swagger to play the titular hedonist and safe-cracker.
Jude Law & Richard E. Grant Embrace Their Inner Tough Guys In 'Dom Hemingway.'
The film begins with Hemingway released after serving 12 years in prison and looking to get what is owed to him for over a decade of silence. He reteams with his former partner Dickie, played by Richard E. Grant, who has agreed to assist him in tracking down the money owed to him by his former boss Mr. Fontaine (Demian Bicher). Fontaine offers Dom a paltry sum in return for his silence, which is quickly drained after just one booze-fuelled bender.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is BACK as Terminator in 'Genesis'.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has promised that the new Terminator movie will be full of surprises. The actor is reprising his role as the robot in the highly anticipated Terminator: Genesis.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back as Terminator in 'Genesis'
Schwarzenegger was just 37 when he first played the character in the classic 1984 movie but now, at, 66, he says the story is still in context.
Continue reading: Arnold Schwarzenegger, 66, Promises A Twist In Terminator's Story
Don't worry, GoT fans - there are just two weeks left until the premiere.
Prepare for increasingly frequent coverage of any and all things Game of Thrones over the next few weeks. The new season premieres on April 6, but a select few (including the POTUS, apparently) have already had the chance to see the new episodes in full. Last night, it was 7,000 fans, who attended the special paid screening of the first season 4 episode at Barclays’ Center in New York, according to Reuters.
A few lucky (paying) fans got a screener of the first episode.
Cast members were asked some hilarious questions at the Game of Thrones Season 4 premiere, take a look at some of their answers.
The lucky BuzzFeed team were at the season four premiere event for Game of Thrones, and managed to ask the cast some rather personal, but also hilarious questions. BuzzFeed asked the cast members they managed to flag down what email addresses they think that their characters would have, as well as which mythological creature they would take into battle with them. They didn't get the chance to ask Emilia this question, but we have a sneaking suspicion we know the answer to that one anyway!
Emilia Clarke plays Daenerys Targaryan in Game of Thrones
First up was Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. Emilia’s email answer was probably our favourite, responding that Dany’s would probably be “firstname.lastname@example.org”. Sounds pretty spot on to us, especially after watching the most recent trailer, which sees her character determinedly claim “I will answer injustice with justice.” We can’t wait to see the Khalessi bring it in season four!
Like the rest of us, celebrities just can't get enough of 'Game of Thrones'.
Are you a ‘Game of Thrones’ addict? Well if you are you’re in pretty good company. The hit show has spawned legions of fans and among them are more than a few famous faces, all of whom are very eager to share their obsession with the show.
At the weekend Madonna celebrated Jewish holiday, Purim, by dressing up as Emilia Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen. The singer posted a picture of herself on Instagram in a blonde wig and brown buckled corset with the caption ‘"Happy Purim!!!!! All Hail All Queens! ##certainty.” The Queen of Pop certainly made a rather startling transformation into the Mother of Dragons, but she’s not the only celebrity to public show her admiration for the programme.
Continue reading: Madonna And The Celebrities Who Love 'Game Of Thrones'
The ladies of Game of Thrones are getting things done this season.
Let’s talk Game of Thrones. After the second Season 4 trailer, aptly titled Vengeance, was released, the internet – to put it mildly – went nuts. Because no one will be able to stop talking about GoT until April, let’s go into some details. Namely – what’s happening to the ladies in Thrones this season? The women on this show have been particularly disadvantaged from the start, presumably because the action is set in a magical, mystical equivalent of the middle ages. This season Cercei, Daenerys, Arya, Sansa and the rest of them won’t suffer any fools, by the looks of it.
Maisie Williams (Arya) - your favorite little sociopath wants revenge.
The trailer begins with Arya (Maisie Williams) saying “I can’t sleep until I say the names... the ones I’m going to kill.” You already know some serious vengeance is about to go down. Although in the trailer, we mostly see her wondering around aimlessly after the death of her mother and brother, so maybe our favorite little murderer isn’t ready to begin her reign of terror yet.
'Game of Thrones' star Emilia Clarke has been crowned the Most Desirable Woman of 2014 by the readers of men's magazine AskMen.
English actress Emilia Clarke appears to have a legion of male fans that she may not have known about.
On Tuesday (Feb 11th) the 26 year-old, who stars in HBO's 'Game Of Thrones', was named the Most Desirable Woman of 2014 by readers of AskMen.
"No other show has as devoted a fanbase as Game of Thrones," says Ask Men, explain their reason for placing her at No.1.
The 'Game of Thrones' actress has emerged out on top of this year's AskMen most desirable list.
Emilia Clarke has been voted AskMen's "Most Desirable Woman" of 2014 ahead of the season four premiere of HBO's hit fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The British-born actress plays Daenerys Targaryan, or the "mother of dragons," in the show and is famed for her elf-like, ethereal beauty.
Emilia Clarke Has Been Rated The World's 'Most Desirable Woman' By AskMen.
"No other show has as devoted a fanbase as Game of Thrones. Emilia Clarke may be known for her role as Daenerys Targaryan, but to viewers the otherworldly beauty is everything," says AskMen, justifying Clarke's enviable number one position. "Mark our words: this will be her year," the men's mag predicts.
The 15-minute preview didn't give away any major details, but everything - from the plot to the sets - looks bigger and better than ever before.
Game of Thrones got a treat last week, with a rather unusual 15-minute promo of the upcoming fourth season. It featured some things we expected and few surprises (given that it was a promo), but it’s sure to spur on the Thrones speculation ahead of the series 4 premiere on April 6.
Fans might need to use a cast photo for reference when they count the survivors this season.
A sudden announcement brings 15 brand new 'Game of Thrones' pictures.
The first photos from the new season of fantasy drama Game of Thrones have been released by HBO to accompany the earlier released season four trailer. You can check out them all on Sky Atlantic's site here. Set to return in April, Game of Thrones has cranked its fans' excitement to maximum level with the teasing new material.
Continue reading: Fifteen 'Game Of Thrones' Season Four Photos Released By HBO [Video]
'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead' closely follow the HBO epic series
Game of Thrones is officially the most illegally downloaded series once again, as the hit HBO drama was named the most pirated television series of 2013 by piracy site TorrentFreak. Taking into account the amount of downloads amassed through BitTorrent over the past twelve months, the television adaption of George RR. Martin's stories has taken home the crown of 'Most Torrented Show' for the second year running.
You know nothing about the illegal distribution of TV programmes, Jon Snow
With 5.9 million downloads via BitTorrent alone, that means that season three of the hit series was watched illegally more times than it was through legal means. The season garnered an average of 5.5 million viewers in the US legally, with most illegal downloads coming in the first week after the show initially aired on HBO, taking the overall tally of the show's illegal viewers past the legal tally. The poll does not take into account downloads from other torrent sites, such as The Pirate Bay or Kickass Torrents, which probably means that the overall figure for illegally downloaded episode is even higher than the report states.
Continue reading: 'Game Of Thrones' Crowned Most Torrented Show Of 2013
The 'Game of Thrones' star will abandon her dragons in favour of cyborgs and guns
That's right, there's going to be a remake of James Cameron's timeless 1984 sci-fi The Terminator. An inevitability considering how popular the series remains to this day, but one that no-one wanted nonetheless. On the bright side, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clark has just been cast as Sarah Connor, so at least the eye candy has been sorted out with.
This marks Clarke's first movie into a movie franchise
The British beauty was announced as the female lead for the Paramount, Skydance and Annapurna-led reboot of the Skynet and cyborg-fighting film series, with Variety being the first to confirm her appointment. The Variety report goes on to state that Clarke tested alongside Brie Larson for the role, but Clarke managed to edge ahead of the 21 Jump Street actress in the screen tests. Supposedly, Margot Robbie was also in contention for the role, but never auditioned.
Continue reading: Emilia Clarke Cast As Sarah Connor For 'Terminator' Reboot
Emilia Clarke is cast as the cyborg fighting heroine, 'Sarah Connor', in the reboot of 'The Terminator' set for release in summer 2015.
Emilia Clarke, known for her role in HBO's 'Game of Thorns,' has been cast as Sarah Connor in the reboot of 'The Terminator'.
The 26 year-old will re-team with director Alan Taylor, with whom she worked on the fantasy TV series.
Deadline reports, casting for the roe came down to two people, Emilia and Brie Larson, with each of them taking part in readings for producers at Skydance, Annapurna, and Paramount.
The 'Zero Dark Thirty' actor is said to be in talks to take the lead role.
Jason Clarke is reportedly in talks to take play John Connor in the upcoming Terminator reboot, Terminator: Genesis. The 44 year-old actor, who caught our attention in Zero Dark Thirty, is said to be the frontrunner in a race to the lead role that has apparently also included British actor Tom Hardy, according to Deadline.
Jason Clarke Is In Talks To Play John Connor In 'Terminator: Genesis.'
The 2015 reboot of the iconic Terminator franchise will be directed by Thor: The Dark World's Alan Taylor with Laeta Kalogridis and Patrick Lussier having penned the script. Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke and Don Jon actress Brie Larson are also said to be being considered for the role of Sarah Connor, John's mother.
Continue reading: Jason Clarke Could Be John Connor In 'Terminator: Genesis'
Dom Hemingway is a rather adept safecracker with serious anger issues and an addiction to drinking, women and partying. Having just completed a draining 12-year stint in prison, he's desperate to make up for lost time by teaming up with his old partner Dickie who has agreed to assist him in tracking down the money owed to him by his former boss Mr. Fontaine. On the way, there's plenty of boozing, sex and debauchery, but he's not happy when Fontaine offers him a price smaller than what Dom thinks his decade of silence is worth. Needless to say, the money doesn't last long as it disappears during one major bender; however, there's more than just money on his mind. His young daughter has grown up and is now a mother and he finds himself eager to rebuild a relationship with her. But making a fresh start after 12 years of absence is harder than expected.
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Definitely a film of two halves, this crime comedy kicks off with a spark of witty energy as the title character blusters his way through a series of events with hilariously profane rants. Then the plot kicks in. And from here on, it's a dull slog as we lose all interest in what happens next. It's well-played and stylishly directed, but it feels pointless.
We meet Dom Hemingway (Law) just before he gets out of prison after serving 12 years for refusing to rat out his boss Ivan (Bichir), a Russian mobster now living the high life on the French Riviera. So Dom and his sardonic friend Dicky (Grant) travel from London to see Ivan. After a very rocky start caused by Dom's loose tongue, they're in the middle of wildly hedonistic holiday when things take a sudden turn. Dom finds himself penniless back in England, turning to his daughter Evelyn (Clarke) for help. When she refuses to talk to him, he seeks work from a young thug (Hunter).
Up until the mid-point plot-shift, the film is a lot of fun, mainly because Dom's tirades are riotously rude but still have a literary lilt to them. This man clearly has no filter on what he says or does, so he goes from one spot of trouble to another. Law plays him with gusto, winning us over in the comical first half then struggling to keep even a hint of sympathy in the much mopier drama that follows. Frankly, we begin to think that Dom is finally getting what he deserves; we certainly don't want him to come out on top.
Continue reading: Dom Hemingway Review
Check out the stars as they open up on the gangster flick.
In Dom Hemingway, Jude Law plays a man bent on getting his just deserves. Having spent 12 years in prison, keeping his mouth shut like a good boy and eating his porridge, he’s back on the streets of London.
See what Jude Law got up to as Dom Hemingway?
Larger than life, outspoken and vulgar, this was a chance for Law to let loose, as he explained on the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Emilia Clarke from upcoming crime comedy 'Dom Hemingway' discusses the film on the red carpet at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. She stars as Dom's estranged daughter Evelyn in the movie.
Dom Hemingway has recently completed a 12-year stint in prison for his criminal exploits as a talented safecracker but, needless to say, he is anything but reformed. On his release, he meets up with his balding, glove-wearing partner Dickie who helps him track down his old gangster boss Mr. Fontaine to retrieve a large sum of money owed to him for keeping his silence on his criminal past for so long. The first thing he does when he gets hold of it? He throws a massive, alcohol-fuelled, women-laden party to celebrate his freedom, but with dire consequences. When he wakes up outside in the worst state he's been in for a while, he realises that his money has completely disappeared, but that's not the only thing he has to seek out. His daughter Evelyn is now a mother, and he's determined to re-build a relationship and get to know his grandson. However, getting his life on track proves more difficult than he imagined.
This gritty British crime thriller has been directed and written by Primetime Emming winning Richard Shepard ('The Matador', 'The Hunting Party', 'Oxygen'). It has a wicked humour in all the right places but looks like it could be a pretty touching story too. It is set to be released on November 15th 2013.
There's a terrific blast of nostalgia in this finely crafted film, which will probably make it a hit for Stone Roses fans, but it's so jaggedly edited that the plot is almost impenetrable. Without a real sense of who the characters are, it's very difficult to get involved in their adventure.
It's 1990, and a group of teens are overexcited about the upcoming Stone Roses concert on Spike Island in Widnes. Gary (Tittensor), known as "Tits", is the ostensible leader of the garage band Shadowcaster, along with his best pal Dodge (Mirallegro) and their friends Zippy, Gaz and Penfold (Murphy, Long and Heald). The problem is that they don't have tickets for the event, and Gary plans to meet there with his long-time crush Sally (Clarke). Meanwhile, he's distracted by the fact that his father (Evets) is ill and his mother is annoyed that he's spending all his time with his friends instead of being with her at the hospital.
Along with the various strands of Gary's story, there are also sideplots for several other characters, which diffuses the film away from the central narrative about five guys trying to get into a landmark concert staged by their idols. The film leaps around between all of these storylines without properly settling down, which means none of the relationships ever come to life. For example, we can see that Gary and Dodge have years of camaraderie, although we don't really understand why they're still friends now.
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This week the audience takes a breather after the shock of the Red Wedding.
This week on Game of Thrones, viewers were let off easy for the finale – the producers probably realised that we are all still recovering from last week’s episode and the Red Wedding. But there were still a number of plot twists (beware of spoilers ahead.) After witnessing the brutal murders of some of her last remaining family members, Arya Stark got some measure of revenge by stabbing one of Walder Fray’s soldiers, as her captor-turned-companion Sandor "The Hound" Clegane took care of the soldier’s comrades. Obviously, the violence will keep getting worse from here on, but after last week’s episode, Thrones fans seem to be able to stomach anything.
Then we had Jaime Lannister, finally back at King’s Landing and reunited with his twin sister Cersei, while Jon Snow had a reunion of another kind, returning to the night’s watch, after escaping the wrath of his scorned lover, wildling Ygritte. On two opposite sides of the GoT universe, two very different characters continued their journeys. While Bran walked on towards his destination north of the wall – a journey, which still seems rather inexplicable, Daenerys Targeryen continued to build her power through the love of her people and finally freed the slaves of Yunkai. While some rise and others fall, as usual in the game of thrones (which you win or you die, as Robb Stark and co. reminded us last week) something altogether darker and more sinister is brewing north of the wall – the White Walkers and their army of undead.
Of course, we got the occasional quip from Tyrion Lannister (the ever entertaining Peter Dinklage) to lighten the mood, but after recent events, let’s just say that there’s a whole lot of lightening to do.
Gary (aka Tits) and his friends Dodge, Zippy, Little Gaz and Penfold are an ambitious amateur indie band from Manchester with an unshakeable adoration for The Stone Roses. As a once in a lifetime major gig for the legendary group approaches, the friends are determined to watch musical history unfold as they set out to gatecrash the show on Spike Island. Their plan? Break into the venue without tickets and hand over their precious demo tape to the lead singer with the hope that it will shape their musical futures. However, things aren't as easy as they sound with school and girls as constant distractions, and no initial way of getting to the Island. Not to mention the swarming security and high fences they'll have to pass to get in. Their determined mission will no doubt test their friendship and the way they view the future as they are about to face hard facts about life and dreams.
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