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A Cure For Wellness Review

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It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since it's directed by Gore Verbinski, who made the first three Pirates of the Caribbean movies, as well as Rango and The Lone Ranger. And the screenplay by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) starts well, stirring in some resonant themes amid the growing, gnawing nastiness. Unfortunately, over the film's overlong running time, it just gets sillier and simpler.

The story centres on Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), a rising star workaholic New York broker who's been caught in some dodgy dealings. To redeem himself, he is sent to collect the company's boss (Harry Groener) from a Swiss sanatorium, where he seems to have gone native. Or something. But when Lockhart arrives at the picturesque Alpine castle, things quickly begin to spiral out of control. He's injured in a car crash, forcing him to become a patient at the spa alongside the rather too-cheerful elderly residents, who are undergoing some sort of odd treatment. As Lockhart digs deeper, he runs afoul of the director, Dr Volmer (Jason Isaacs), especially when he befriends the doctor's star patient, the oddly naive Hannah (Mia Goth). And as things get freakier, Lockhart begins to worry that he'll never get out of here.

Verbinski develops a darkly gothic atmosphere from the first frames of the film, and things get increasingly offbeat from there. Some elements are blackly comical, but the overall tone is grotesque, with a special emphasis on slimy eels, which appear alarmingly everywhere Lockhart looks. Meanwhile, Haythe stirs in a convoluted mythology about the mad baron who lived in the castle 200 years earlier. When combined with underlying themes about the stresses of modern-day life and the relative morality of Wall Street bankers, this is all rather intriguing. Unfortunately, these clever textures slip away quickly, leaving little more than a series of repetitive set pieces designed to give the audience the jitters as they remind us of other movies.

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Jason Isaacs Isn't A Fan Of Old Buildings


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Shooting for the new psychological thriller 'A Cure For Wellness' but have looked endlessly fun, but for Jason Isaacs it got a little uncomfortable during some stages of filming. The film was shot at a number of creepy locations around Germany, some of which were very much haunted.

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Even if you don't believe in haunted spaces, visiting Beelitz Heilstätten is sure to chill anyone to the bone - and that effect was not lost on star Jason Isaacs who plays the mysterious Volmer in Gore Verbinski's latest movie.

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Mia Goth Has Huge Admiration For Dane DeHaan


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Mia Goth has always wanted to work with Dane DeHaan, and the 23-year-old British actress got her chance with A Cure For Wellness.

Goth plays Hannah in the psychological thriller, a patient at a mysterious rehabilitation center in the Swiss Alps, where DeHaan’s character Lockhart is sent to rescue his boss.

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Malfoys Unite! Jason Isaacs And Tom Felton Have 'Harry Potter' Reunion


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Jason Isaacs and his onscreen son Tom Felton held a heart warming Harry Potter reunion over the weekend, taking in Universal Orlando's Wizarding World theme park.

The two actors, who played villainous father-and-son Lucis and Draco Malfoy in the film series, also both attended the Universal Orlando’s Celebration of Harry Potter, where they took part in a cast panel alongside Warwick Davis and Matthew Lewis.

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Jason Isaacs seen attending the 2016 British Independent Film Awards held at Old Billingsgate Market - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 4th December 2016

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Jason Isaacs , Emma Hewitt - Moet British Independent Film Awards 2015 held at Old Billingsgate Market - Arrivals at Old Billingsgate - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 6th December 2015

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Jason Isaacs - Cheltenham Literature Festival - Day 10 at Cheltenham Literature Festival - Cheltenham, United Kingdom - Sunday 11th October 2015

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Jason Isaacs - House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) held at Theatre Royal - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 10th May 2015

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Fury Review


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From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about the cathartic power of releasing your inner warrior. And this World War II action thriller is more of the same, with a "war is hell" message stirred in for good measure. The problem is that there's nothing particularly new here. It's a beautifully shot and edited film, with terrific performances and a remarkable sense of scale, but there have been so many movies made about this conflict that it's difficult to find something original to connect with.

It's near the end of the war, April 1945, as Wardaddy (Brad Pitt) leads the crew of a tank named Fury: Bible (Shia LaBeouf) is a true believer, Gordo (Michael Pena) is a relaxed joker, and Coon-Ass (Jon Bernthal) is a hot-headed thug. Having just lost their driver, they're joined by rookie Norman (Logan Lerman), who doesn't yet have a wartime nickname because he never thought he'd end up driving a tank. Together, they head further into Germany, not as liberators but as invaders and occupiers, working with other tank crews to take a strategic town before heading further into the hot zone, where a series of particularly brutal Nazi assaults ensue.

The point of the film seems to be that war erodes a person's humanity over time, and the sharpest aspect is the way each character emerges at some point on the continuum. Obviously, Norman is the naive newbie who still has a strong conscience, while at the other extreme Coon-Ass is virtually a monster. Wardaddy is somewhere in between, a tough guy who still has a sense of perspective, such as when he reasons that Norman should be allowed to have some private time with a young German girl (Alicia von Rittberg) simply because they're "young and alive". All of the actors are excellent, adding telling details to their characters that deepen every scene. And the camaraderie between the five-man crew is remarkably authentic, as is their ease inside the cramped quarters of the tank, which makes submarine movies look spacious by comparison.

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John Wick Trailer


John Wick was one of the criminal underground's finest hitmen until the untimely death of his beloved wife. Now he's living a relatively solitary life with his pet dog, retired from that world and living peacefully. That is until his car gets recognised by some former enemies responsible for his wife's death and he is beaten half to death in his own home, his dog brutally killed in front of him. Unfortunately for the perpetrators, they have no idea who their messing with, and when they are warned by a major crime boss of his uniquely gifted fighting abilities, they are forced to recruit their deadliest men (and women) to take Wick down. But now, with nothing left to lose, Wick is more dangerous than ever before.

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Fury - International Trailer and Featurette


During April, 1945, the final month of World War Two, the Allied Forces are making their final push into German territory. With the recent death of one of the crew of the tank, 'Fury', Norman (Logan Lerman) is inducted into the crew. The other members, 'Wardaddy' (Brad Pitt), 'Bible' (Shia LaBeouf), 'Gordo' (Michael Pena) and 'Coon-Ass' (Jon Bernthal) have been together for the entirety off the war so far, and desperately hope that the new recruit is ready to do his job. The film is brought to us by writer/director David Ayer ('Harsh Times' and 'End of Watch') and will be distributed by Columbia Pictures.

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Jason Isaacs - Celebrities attend NBCUniversal's 2014 Summer TCA Tour - Day 2 - Arrivals at THE BEVERLY HILTON HOTEL. - Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 14th July 2014

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Could Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Win Oscar For Best Picture In 2015? [Trailer + Pictures]


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The explosive first trailer for David Ayer's World War II movie Fury starring Brad Pitt has rolled out online. The movie follows army sergeant Wardaddy who heads up an American tank unit in Germany in 1945, as the end of the war closes in. He is joined by the rest of his unit, made up of Shia LaBeouf, Jason Isaacs, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal and Michael Pena

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Brad Pitt stars in 'Fury'

Fury, written and directed by the man also responsible for the Oscar winning Training Day and acclaimed thriller End of Watch, has been described as a rich character study with action scenes.

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Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer


International pharmaceutical company The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus - initially designed to dramatically alter living and recently dead organisms - continues its rapid spread throughout the world, turning everyone in its path to flesh eating zombies, after it was released from the company's underground base near Raccoon City.

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Video - Jason Isaacs Won't Miss Smelly Fans


Actor Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter; Peter Pan; The Patriot) takes part in an interview from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Orlando Florida on Nov. 12 in celebration of the DVD/Blu-ray release of Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2. The star, who played Lucius Malfoy in the movie series, expresses his admiration at how detailed the park is and reveals how much he loves riding rollercoasters.

When asked if he will miss anything, Jason admits he doesn't know, as the franchise hasn't come to an end yet. He describes how the fans who had camped out three weeks before the premiere of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part II smelled awful and he jokes that he won't miss them
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Jason Isaacs

Date of birth

6th June, 1963

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Actor

Sex

Male

Height

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Jason Isaacs Movies

A Cure for Wellness Movie Review

A Cure for Wellness Movie Review

It's no surprise that this creep-out horror thriller is packed with whizzy visual invention, since...

A Cure For Wellness Trailer

A Cure For Wellness Trailer

Where does the line of wellness end and where does illness begin? That's the question...

Fury Movie Review

Fury Movie Review

From Training Day to this year's Sabotage, filmmaker David Ayer writes and directs movies about...

John Wick Trailer

John Wick Trailer

John Wick was one of the criminal underground's finest hitmen until the untimely death of...

Fury - Featurette and International Trailer  Trailer

Fury - Featurette and International Trailer Trailer

During April, 1945, the final month of World War Two, the Allied Forces are making...

Fury Trailer

Fury Trailer

Wardaddy is an army sergeant with years of experience in the horrors and victories of...

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Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer

Resident Evil: Retribution Trailer

International pharmaceutical company The Umbrella Corporation's deadly T-virus - initially designed to dramatically alter living...

Abduction Movie Review

Abduction Movie Review

There's an intriguing premise to this snappy action thriller, but it's never properly developed by...

Cars 2 Movie Review

Cars 2 Movie Review

There's an astounding level of detail in the animation of this sequel to Pixar's iffy...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Trailer

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 Trailer

Harry Potter and his friends, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, continue their search for Voldemort's...

Abduction Trailer

Abduction Trailer

Nathan Harper is a popular kid, he's on the school wrestling team and like most...

Cars 2 Trailer

Cars 2 Trailer

Lightning McQueen knows he's the best and fastest race car in the world and when...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Review

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 Movie Review

Cranking up the action and emotion, JK Rowling's Harry Potter saga moves into the first...

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