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Ioan Gruffudd - Premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'San Andreas' at the TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theater IMAX - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 26th May 2015

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Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans

Ioan Gruffudd - Los Angeles premiere of 'San Andreas' held at TCL Chinese Theatre - Arrivals at TCL Chinese Theatre - Hollywood, California, United States - Wednesday 27th May 2015

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Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans
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Ioan Gruffudd and Alice Evans

Alice Evans and Ioan Gruffudd - 22nd annual Race To Erase MS at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Century City, California, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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Ioan Gruffudd - Celebrities attend 22nd annual Race To Erase MS at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 24th April 2015

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Ioan Gruffudd - BritWeek 2015: 9th Annual Brit Week Launch at British Consul Generals Residence - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 21st April 2015

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Keira Knightley Admits She's A Spelling Error, But Who Else Has A Weirdly Spelt Name?


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Keira Knightley has always baffled the world with her first name's unique spelling, but as it turns out, rather than it being creative license on the part of her parents, it was a simple spelling mistake that less than impressed her father.

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Keira Knightley has done well despite the difficult start her name had

In an interview with Elle magazine, the 29-year-old Pirates of the Caribbean star explained that she was supposed to be named after the Russian figure skater Kiera Ivanova but her mother got the spelling wrong when she went to register the birth. Apparently, this didn't go down too well with Mr Knightley.

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Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza - Photo's from the 4th day of Comic Con in New York at the Javitis Center in New York City, New York, United States - Sunday 12th October 2014

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Ioan Gruffudd and Alana De La Garza - Shots from the set of ABC's show 'Forever' which stars Ioan Gruffudd. Filming in New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 9th September 2014

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Ioan Gruffudd, Alana De La Garza and Judd Hirsch - Disney | ABC TCA 2014 Summer Press Tour held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Alana De La Garza, Judd Hirsch and Ioan Gruffudd - Celebrities attend Disney | ABC TCA 2014 Summer Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel - Arrivals - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 15th July 2014

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Ioan Gruffudd - Entertainment Weekly and ABC Network 2014 Upfront Presentation - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Wednesday 14th May 2014

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Horrible Bosses Review


Good
More amusing than hilarious, this silly comedy at least has moments that make us laugh out loud as its plot gets increasingly ridiculous. And the solid cast members really throw themselves into each scene.

Nick, Kurt and Dale (Bateman, Sudeikis and Day) are three friends who like their jobs but are tormented by their evil bosses (Spacey, Farrell and Aniston, respectively). When they decide they can't take any more abuse, they decide to do something drastic, hiring an inner-city hitman (Foxx) with an unprintable name and then trying to find key information about their bosses that they can use to bump them off. And of course nothing goes to even their pathetic attempt at a plan.

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Sanctum Review


OK
Inspired by a true story and executive produced by underwater-film fanatic James Cameron, this cave-diving thriller has a lot going for it, thanks to a strong cast and high production values. But the script fails to make anything of the premise.

Fit young Aussie Josh (Wakefield) travels to a remote cave in Papua New Guinea with American financier-adventurer Carl (Gruffudd) and his girlfriend (Parkinson). There they join a team, already deep underground, led by Josh's hard-man dad Frank (Roxburgh). Having just discovered a massive new water-filled chamber, everyone's shocked by the accidental death of a team member (Cratchley). And then a tropical storm descends, flooding their base camp and forcing the spelunkers deeper underground in search of another way out. But the already strained team finds it difficult to work together.

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Sanctum Trailer


Frank McGuire has spent most of his life exploring caves, he's a master of his trade and his son Josh wishes to follow in his footsteps. Father and son set out on a mission to explore the Esa'ala caves one of the most beautiful and untouched places in the world. Accompanying Frank and his son are financier Carl and his girlfriend Victoria and George.

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The Kid Review


Good
Based on a true story, this gripping film features solid acting and a strong visual sensibility. And even though the plot meanders, it's an important story of someone who survived a severe failure in the British child welfare system.

Kevin Lewis (Miller, Prew, then Friend) was born in South London into a violent home in which his sharp wit sparks extra physical abuse from his mother (McElhone), while his drunken father (O'Neill) either watches helplessly or is bullied into taking part. But along the way Kevin finds compassion from a care home manager (Hill), an alert teacher (Gruffudd), a compassionate foster father (Fox) and a supportive girlfriend (Whittaker). But all of this could be undone by his dodgy business decisions.

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Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Review


Good
The NBA hands out a Most Improved Player Award at the end of each season. Hollywood does not have an equivalent distinction, though Fantastic Four director Tim Story would be a worthy candidate for this year's prize if it did.

Story's name was attached to the original Four film in 2005, but that discombobulated blockbuster based on the classic Marvel Comic books felt like meddling producers suggested the film to pieces before the finished product reached theaters. Critics and comic fans responded in kind with opinions that were not so kind, but Four turned a large enough profit to secure a punched ticket to sequel land for Story and his cast.

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The TV Set Review


OK
Here's the deal: back in 1999, Jake Kasdan, Judd Apatow, and Paul Feig were the driving forces behind Freaks & Geeks, a high school series that was arguably one of the best shows ever on television. Well, people were really into that whole Friends thing so it got cancelled. Kasdan and Apatow went on to make Undeclared, a college series almost as good as its predecessor. But it got cancelled because the public wanted to see how many cockroaches someone could eat while being hassled by the handyman from NewsRadio.

Apatow and Kasdan got their wits about them and moved to the big screen. Kasdan directed the enjoyably ramshackle Orange County while Apatow went onto direct sleeper hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin. As we wait for Apatow's much-touted Knocked Up, Kasdan gives us his follow up: The TV Set, a thinly-veiled attack on the people behind the boob tube, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival almost a year ago.

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Amazing Grace Review


Very Good
For a film with all the stylistic panache of a BBC period yawner and all the moral ambiguity of an after-school special, Amazing Grace is a surprisingly entertaining political drama. It tells the story of famed British abolitionist William Wilberforce's struggle to end the slave trade in England. Its high-minded earnestness and longsuffering main character will remind movie buffs of another cinematic treatment of British history, A Man for All Seasons, but it's another similarity shared by these two films that sets Amazing Grace apart from all but a few mainstream movies being made today. Amazing Grace, like A Man for All Seasons, is a serious film about religious conviction and the power of individual believers to effect change in a world in need of redemption.

Make no mistake: Amazing Grace is not a complex movie. The good guys are good and the bad guys aren't so much bad as they are yet to become good. Such a simple and optimistic moral vision may seem antiquated to some, but Amazing Grace doesn't apologize for its old-fashioned piety. As the action starts, Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) undergoes a religious conversion. His long-abandoned childhood faith has once again stirred his heart and moved him to commit to doing whatever he can to improve the world. Already a member of Parliament, he asks several of his friends -- including the clergyman John Newton (Albert Finney), who wrote the hymn "Amazing Grace" -- if he should continue his political career or move on to a more spiritual pursuit. At all of his friends' urging, Wilberforce chooses politics and not long after takes an unpopular stand on the issue that will dominate his political career thereafter: the slave trade.

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The Gathering Review


Terrible
I'm always fascinated by those movies that get shot, cut, and finished... then sit "in the can" for years and years, unreleased. Why not just throw them to the theater world and see what happens?

Well, spend a few quality minutes with The Gathering and you'll see, in short order, just how bad one of these canned atrocities can be. Despite starring Christina Ricci, this genre pic is dead from its very first frames, wholly unwatchable at any point during its running time.

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102 Dalmatians Review


Bad
It's always a bad sign when the core audience of a film -- children -- are either walking out early or are half-asleep when the credits roll at the end of a film. That about sums up the dreadful ugliness of 102 Dalmatians, a cold pea soup of cute animals, stupid Home Alone antics, a boring puppy love subplot between dumb humans, and Glenn Close reprising her best Joan Crawford impression. Indeed, Walt Disney is rolling over in his grave again, cursing John Hughes' name for making the original live-action 101 Dalmatians, one of the worst kiddie flicks of all time, and now its sequel.

The main culprit behind the hideousness of 102 Dalmatians is its predecessor, 101 Dalmatians. The original made more than $100 million dollars at the box office, spawned a torrid collection of "collectible" items that ended up months later in the discount bins of Wal-Marts across the country, and generally made every kid on the planet want a damn Dalmatian pup for Christmas. Well, it's been about four years since then, and Dalmatian fever is coming back, and this time it's digitally enhanced.

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Fantastic Four Review


Weak
Fantastic? Not exactly, but Tim Story's take on Marvel Comic's first family of superheroes can be fun if your expectations are low enough.

This summer's second superhero saga, Fantastic Four explains how five members of a planned space expedition face exposure to a cosmic storm that alters each person's DNA, giving them unique powers. Brilliant scientist Reed Richards (Ioan Gruffudd) initiates the mission, which is bankrolled by his longtime rival Victor Von Doom (Julian McMahon). They are accompanied by Reed's buddy Ben Grimm (Michael Chiklis), Victor's director of genetic research; Sue Storm (Jessica Alba); and her cocky pilot brother, Johnny (Chris Evans).

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This Girl's Life Review


Good
The girl's life in question is one of a porn star, in case you're wondering.

Newcomer Juliette Marquis is the girl -- with the stage name of Moon -- and the film takes us through a smattering of adventures in her life. She has to pick a guy to star with in a scene (with a geriatric applicant among the choices), she takes care of her father (James Woods), who suffers from Parkinson's, and she decides to start a small business playing femme fatale for women worried their significant others may be tempted to cheat on them.

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Solomon & Gaenor Review


Very Good
Solomon & Gaenor may not be directed squarely at the American Pie crowd, but nonetheless it revolves around the similar theme of young love (and young lust).

Solomon sells fabric and women's clothing door to door. Gaenor is the prim and very Christian daughter of a mining family in a nearby village. Inexplicably, Gaenor is unable to discern from Solomon's mass of curly black hair and occupation in the textile business that he is Jewish, and they soon develop a lusty relationship, replete with hay-rolling booty calls in a local barn.

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King Arthur Review


Good
It seemed doomed to fail. Schlock-master Jerry Bruckheimer had thrown a talented but mildly-experienced director at a costume picture, launching it in the heart of the hyper-competitive summer movie season. Surprise! The super-fun Pirates of Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl grossed $300 million, polished Johnny Depp's star, and introduced the world to barely-legal corset goddess Keira Knightley.

Fast forward 12 months. Bruckheimer brings back the costumes, the swordplay, another talented but mildly-experienced director, and his discovery Knightley, this time in a leather S&M get-up. Add the writer of Gladiator. Can the formula work again?

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Fantastic Four Review


Terrible
Who are these half-wit Hollywood clowns that keep hiringcleavage-candy actresses with no measurable talent to play laughably bespectacledscientists in action movies?

A few years ago it was Denise Richards as history's leastcredible nuclear physicist in the James Bond flick "TheWorld Is Not Enough." This January's demonic-horrorvideo-game clunker "AloneIn the Dark" featured party tart Tara Reidas an archeologist who could barely deliver a coherent sentence withoutmispronouncing words.

Now comes ring-a-dingy Jessica Alba -- hitherto known forplaying dancers and strippers -- as smokin' hot Sue Storm, a 23-year-old"director of genetic research" who becomes a radiation-mutatedsuperhero in the bumbling, big-budget but Z-movie-bad adaptation of Marvelcomics' "Fantastic Four."

Sent into space along with a paper-thin cast of compatriots(a geneticist ex-boyfriend, her failed-astronaut brother, an ex-NASA pilotand a transparently evil billionaire), Sue and this group of supposed geniusescan't even keep track of the glowing cloud of gases they're supposed tobe studying. Promptly overrun when the interstellar storm apparently sneaksup behind their space station, each of them returns home with strange newpowers.

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Very Annie-Mary Review


Weak

Beware the quirky Brit-com -- especially the kind that take place in a quiet little village. They can and will turn on a dime from oddly humorous to tediously sentimental.

"Very Annie-Mary" is such a prime example of this phenomenon that it even makes blatant reference to similar movies on several occasions. What's with the 10-year-old kids acting out rather inappropriate scenes from "The Full Monty" in their front garden?

Those kids are only seen in passing in this film, but the title character isn't any more original. She's a slightly feeble-witted, child-like adult and wannabe singer whose dreams are always quashed by the terribly domineering single parent with whom she still lives. If this sounds familiar, you've probably seen "Little Voice," this genre's high water mark. If it doesn't sound familiar, rent "Little Voice" and save yourself the trouble of sitting through this inferior imitator.

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Ioan Gruffudd

Date of birth

6th October, 1973

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San Andreas Movie Review

San Andreas Movie Review

Set up as an old-style disaster movie with only a fraction of the plot, this...

San Andreas Trailer

San Andreas Trailer

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Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

Fireflies In The Garden Trailer

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Horrible Bosses Movie Review

Horrible Bosses Movie Review

More amusing than hilarious, this silly comedy at least has moments that make us laugh...

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Sanctum Movie Review

Sanctum Movie Review

Inspired by a true story and executive produced by underwater-film fanatic James Cameron, this cave-diving...

Sanctum Trailer

Sanctum Trailer

Frank McGuire has spent most of his life exploring caves, he's a master of his...

The Kid Movie Review

The Kid Movie Review

Based on a true story, this gripping film features solid acting and a strong visual...

Secret Of Moonacre Trailer

Secret Of Moonacre Trailer

Watch the trailer for Secret Of Moonacre.Maria Merriweather is a young girl who lives with...

W. Trailer

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Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Movie Review

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Fantastic Four: Rise of The Silver Surfer Trailer Based on the archetypal Marvel comic book...

The TV Set Movie Review

The TV Set Movie Review

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Amazing Grace Movie Review

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