Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton and Abigail Sudbury - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the premiere of Tin at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 14th April 2015
This is the Marvel movie that divides the fans from the casual filmgoers, as the movies become more like a TV series in which the world is saved from disaster every week. While it's shot and acted to an unusually high standard, the script treats the characters like pawns to throw at each other rather than real human beings. So while it's hugely entertaining, there isn't a hint of actual tension or suspense.
Now settling into life in the 21st century, super-powered soldier Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and his cohort Natasha (Scarlett Johansson) are horrified when the mysterious, seemingly indestructible Winter Soldier launches an attack on Shield Director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) on the streets of Washington DC. Suspected of being on the wrong side, Steve and Natasha set out to find out what's up, drafting in angry veteran Sam (Anthony Mackie) and his whizzy flying-wings accessory. Meanwhile, Shield boss Pierce (Robert Redford) is carrying on with launching a wildly heavy-handed security system for America.
Marvel show-runner Kevin Feige works hard to make these movies fit loosely into the overarching mythology while standing on their own. But this is the ninth time these superheroes have had to save the world since 2008's Iron Man, and it's getting a bit tired. This chapter introduces a perviously unseen darkness in the evil agency Hydra, but the real innovation here is the use of gritty Bourne-style direction for the lucid action sequences.
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Steve Rogers has awoken after a deep sleep lasting 70 years following his fight with Nazi adversary the Red Skull during World War II. Things are a lot different now, however, which is more than enough for him to contend with, but when he is forcibly enlisted in the superhero group S.H.I.E.L.D. by the morally questionable Nick Fury, he soon finds himself in immediate danger once again. Unable to trust most of the people around him, he finds comfort in his S.H.I.E.L.D. cohorts, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow and Sam Wilson AKA Falcon. Together, the group set out to tackle the world's latest threat, but when one member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is targeted and attacked in mysterious circumstances, they start to wonder if they are getting the whole picture. With assassins on Rogers' tail incessantly, he starts to uncover the planet's real menace in the form of the legendary Winter Soldier.
Following events during World War II and his confrontation with Nazi adversary the Red Skull, Steve Rogers awoke 70 years later to find that the world had changed almost beyond recognition. He is now reluctantly a part of superhero law enforcers S.H.I.E.L.D., led by Nick Fury who more than once makes Steve question the ethics of the group and epitomises the blurred line between good guys and bad guys. There are people he can trust though, namely Natasha Romanoff AKA Black Widow; a fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. spy who embarks alongside him on a mission to tackle the latest global threat. However, when a member of S.H.I.E.L.D. is attacked, they find themselves in mysterious circumstances and start to wonder if someone's keeping something from them. As Rogers fights off a myriad of assassins, the real threat starts to surface in the form of the Winter Soldier.
'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' is the sequel to 2011's 'Captain America: The First Avenger'. Based on the Marvel comics by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, it has been directed by Primetime Emmy-winning brothers Anthony Russo, Joe Russo ('You, Me and Dupree', 'Community') with a screenplay by collaborative writing duo Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely ('Thor: The Dark World', 'The Chronicles of Narnia', 'Pain & Gain'). It is set to hit the UK on March 28th 2014.
'The Railway Children' has received its first complaint 42 years after its release. An unnamed correspondent contacted the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), they felt the film encouraged children to play on railway tracks.
British Classic The Railway Children has received its first ever complaint. The film was released in 1970, yet 42 years later it has prompted a complaint to the British Board of Film Classification.
Jenny Agutter, pictured at the UK Premiere of Outside Bet, played on of The Railway Children.
According to the BBFC's annual report the concerned correspondent worried the film may encourage children "to play on railway tracks".
The BBFC have received its first complaint about the danger of depicting children playing on railway tracks.
In a bizarre display of public concern, the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) has received its first complaint relating to a U-classified film that came out forty-two years ago. An unnamed viewer has written in to complain about classic family drama The Railway Children, despite its release in 1970 after being adapted from Edith Nesbit's celebrated 1906 novel of the same name. The story follows three children, Bobbie, Phyllis and Peter - played by Jenny Agutter, Sally Thomsett and Gary Warren - who move to Yorkshire with their mother (Dinah Sheridan) in the events of their father's absence. Whilst there, they attempt to discover why their father (Iain Cuthbertson) disappeared. Their new house is near the railway and this forms a key location in the plot as they play there and meet an Old Gentleman (William Mervyn) who helps them reunite their family.
Jenny Agutter Played One Of The Railway Children 42 Years Ago.
According to the BBFC's annual report, as reported by BBC News, "The correspondent was concerned that children may be encouraged to play on railway tracks as a result of seeing the film." Thursday's report includes the BBFC's reaction to the concerns saying that it was "very unlikely" that "such dangerous activity" would be promoted by scenes of the Edwardian-era children spending time on a railway track. "The Railway Children is set in the Edwardian period and trains and access to railway property are very different today," says the organisation adding that if anything, impressionable children will be deterred from copying the characters: "The film also demonstrates the potential harm to children if proper care is not taken." Since it's release over four decades ago,
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She may have been the star of a Christmas Day success for the BBC, but Call The Midwife's, Jenny Agutter isn't really fan of the festive time of year.
"I find it quite disturbing how the sales start in November and go right the way through and everyone's so worried about what they're going to buy and how to wrap it," she explained to The Mirror. "For me, Thanksgiving in America is a fantastic holiday because there are no gifts, there are no cards, it's really a family get-together and it's all about sharing that particular moment in time." Jenny, who plays Sister Julienne in BBC1's smash-hit drama, also opened up about the Christmas special. "The prayers in the Christmas episode are woven into a really gritty story," she explains. "You do have the spiritual element of Christmas - something that is sadly lacking today because it seems so material.
This season sees several heart-tugging storylines for her character, and Agutter is trying her best not to take it all to heart. "There are two episodes where birth and death come close to one another and she is very much present in these situations," she says. "I found them difficult because they are such private, personal moments," she added. "We have an extraordinary prosthetic baby. The first time I saw it, when they put it away it really upset me. I kept thinking, 'Don't put the baby in the box'. The skin is almost transparent, it is so unbelievably lifelike."
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As BBC's answer to Downton Abbey, Call The Midwife "made for perfect Christmas telly," according to The Telegraph's 5-star review.
Jenny Agutter - who plays Sister Julienne in the show - has revealed her thoughts on the show and Christmas while talking to The Mirror, and it appears that she's not entirely enamoured with the season. "The prayers in the Christmas episode are woven into a really gritty story," she explains. "You do have the spiritual element of Christmas - something that is sadly lacking today because it seems so material. I find it quite disturbing how the sales start in November and go right the way through and everyone's so worried about what they're going to buy and how to wrap it. For me, Thanksgiving in America is a fantastic holiday because there are no gifts, there are no cards, it's really a family get-together and it's all about sharing that particular moment in time."
Alongside the brilliant new Doctor Who Christmas episode, named The Snowmen, The BBC had a formidable festive schedule to unleash, and Call the Midwife was a big part of that. A couple of Downton fan-written reviews aside, the Christmas special was a triumphant success. "Call the Midwife certainly takes an affectionate view of Fifties Britain," continued the Telegraph's review, "But Heidi Thomas, Call the Midwife's creator and writer, never shies away from genuinely gritty - sometimes quite gruelling - storylines."
Jenny Agutter was awarded an OBE today for her philanthropic work for numerous charitable causes, The Daily Mail reports.
Perhaps most loved for her role in both the film and TV versions of The Railway Children, Agutter went on to forge a prosperous career in Hollywood before turning to star in U.K crime series Spooks. Her work as an actress has enabled her to support many charities, the latter work which today (Friday, October 19) was recognized in the form of an OBE. Speaking after the presentation, she said: 'It's lovely to be recognised for the work I've done. I think the charitable sector has a great many people who work voluntarily and I'm totally inspired by them and feel privileged to, in a way, have this honour on their behalf - there are a lot of people working very, very hard. But I'm in a position where, I guess, because of being an actress one's in the front line - that's what one has to use to draw people's attention often to charities."
The 59-year-old has been supporting organisations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Action For Children for many years. 'I work with a handful who are very, very important to me and the people I work with are extraordinary and really wonderful," she went onto explain.
Nick Fury is the director of law enforcement and espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, which deals with superhuman threats. One day, an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. The enemy turns out to be Loki, who was banished from Asgard. This is made known to Nick, who decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem.
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Nick Fury is the director of law enforcement and espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D, which deals with superhuman threats. One day, an unexpected enemy targets global security and safety. The problem is made known to Nick, who decides to assemble a team of the world's strongest superheroes to tackle this problem. starts looking all across the globe.
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