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Liev Schreiber (b. 4th October 1967) Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor known for starring in the 'Scream' trilogy and 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. He directed and wrote his first film 'Everything Is Illuminated' which was released in 2005.

Early Life: Liev Schreiber was born in San Francisco, California. His mother is Heather, and his father is Tell Carroll Schreiber who is a stage actor and director. Schreiber's family moved to Winlaw, Slocan Valley in Canada when he was one. Over the years, his mother's mental health deteriorated after a bad experience with the hallucinogenic drug LSD and she fled to America with Liev. His mother and father ended up divorcing after a custody battle. By the age of five he was living in Manhattan with his poverty-stricken mother. Schreiber attended a private day school called Friends Seminary before starting his actor training at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In 1989, he played Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. In 1992, He graduated from Yale School of Drama. He has also attended London based school Royal Academy of Dramatic Art Live Schreiber: Career Schreiber had played many supporting roles in independent film s before he got his first break in Hollywood playing Cotton Weary in the film 'Scream'.

The actor was then cast in the HBO film 'RKO 281' playing a young Orson Welles. From there he starred in 'The Hurricane' with Denzel Washington and he played opposite Ben Affleck as spy and assassin in the 'Sum of All Fears'. In 2004, the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate' saw Schreiber playing alongside Denzel Washington and Meryl Streep. The film caused controversy due to it being released during the presidential election time. Schreiber is a very experienced stage actor, renowned for his acting in several Shakespeare plays, one of which was 'Cymbeline'. In 2003, he gained a title role in 'Henry V' and was highly appreciated by critics. During the months of June and July 2006, Schreiber played Macbeth. In 2006, Schreiber played Charlie Townsend opposite Edward Norton and Naomi Watts in 'The Painted Veil'. In the same year, he starred in the horror re-make 'The Omen'. In 2010, Schreiber starred in stage production 'A View from the Bridge'. He received a Tony nomination.

Personal Life: Schreiber is married to fellow actress Naomi Watts. They have two children; Alexander Pete (b. 2007) and Samuel Kai (b. 2008). Liev's half-brother is Pablo Schreiber, best known for his role as Nick Sobotka in The Wire.



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Isle Of Dogs Trailer


Imagine a world without dogs. It hardly bears thinking about, but in this dystopian look at Japan twenty years into the future, all canines have been banned from society after a bout of a dangerous illness called canine flu. Rather than being euthanised, the pooches are being quarantined and moved to Trash Island where they are left to fend for themselves. One group of four-legged friends includes Chief (Bryan Cranston), Rex (Edward Norton), Boss (Bill Murray), Duke (Jeff Goldblum) and King (Bob Balaban), and they are seriously missing life amongst humankind - not to mention food that isn't mouldy and maggot-infested. 

Then one day, a young boy named Atari Kobayashi (Koyu Rankin) shows up on the island with a stolen Junior-Turbo Prop XJ750 aircraft searching for his own long lost pet, Spots. It doesn't take him long to win the trust of the island's residents, who agree to help him search for the dog. Of course, back home, he is noticeably missing and his family inform the authorities. Soon they arrive at the island preparing to take him home, but Atari doesn't want to leave without Spots - and his newfound friends won't let him either. As Atari's search takes them further afield, it becomes clear that there is a much darker conspiracy happening in the nation - and that his dog may be being held prisoner somewhere.

The Oscar nominated Wes Anderson ('The Grand Budapest Hotel', 'Fantastic Mr. Fox', 'The Darjeeling Limited') returns as the director and writer of a new stop-motion animation 'Isle of Dogs'. His previous collaborators Kunichi Nomura, and Roman Coppola and Jason Schwartzman ('Mozart in the Jungle') also helped write the story. The film, which features an all-star cast, was originally teased by the filmmaker back in December 2016 when he unveiled the briefest of clips from the movie showing Edward Norton's character Rex.

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Goon: Last Of The Enforcers Review

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The 2012 Canadian comedy Goon was one of those surprising little films that snuck up out of nowhere and proved to be a smart and funny hit. Sadly, this sequel kind of misses the point of what made the first movie such a favourite: it opts to focus on corny gross-out gags rather than humour that's firmly rooted in the characters and story. And it also turns people who were complex and surprising into one-note cliches.

After five years, the beloved dimwit Doug (Seann William Scott) has been made captain of his Halifax hockey team, just as he meets his match in the shape of bullish newcomer Anders (Wyatt Russell), who happens to be the son of Doug's new team owner Hiram (Callum Keith Rennie). Sidelined by injury and with his wife Eva (Alison Pill) pregnant, he decides to retire and get a real job, no matter how soul-crushing it may be. But when Hiram makes Anders the new team captain, Doug can't sit by quietly any longer. To get back in shape, he turns to his former arch-rival Ross (Liev Schreiber), and they opt to train on the Bruised & Battered circuit, which features hockey fights without the game itself. Then when the team gets in trouble, they want Doug back.

Of course, what follows is a series of confrontations that are never as surprising as they should be. Instead, they are merely staged to provide a mix of violent thuggery in the rink tempered by some emotional fireworks at home. But the humour is never more than cartoonish, and the emotions are far too sentimental to believe. Characters feel soft and oddly safe for a film that needs to be a lot more anarchic. All of the lusty sex is gone, replaced with violence and macho posturing. At least the cast members still give it their all.

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My Little Pony: The Movie [2017] Trailer


Princess Twilight Sparkle lives in the beautiful land of Equestria; a land of rainbows and sunshine, and of course, brightly coloured ponies. Everyone is friends in this magical world of fun and frolics, and life seems perfect until the arrival of a dark and dominating force. Tempest Shadow flies into Ponyville during one of their awesome parties and decides that she wants to take over this utopic land with the help of her nefarious assistant Grubber. She's the commander of the Storm King's fleet and more powerful than anyone else in the land, despite having a broken horn, but the Mane 6 are determined not to let her take away their beloved home. Princess Twilight Sparkle bands together with her friends Applejack, Rainbow Dash, Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, Rarity, and her dragon assistant Spike, to stop Tempest Shadow harming the creatures of Equestria, but she soon realised that Tempest's 'mane' interest is in Twilight's horn. As the Princess of Friendship, Twilight must find a way to extend her love and joy to her biggest threat.

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Liev Schreiber Almost Brought Sabretooth To 'Logan'


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Though he was one of the first mutants seen in the 'X-Men' series of movies, Sabretooth was only truly brought to life by Liev Schreiber when the role was recast in Wolverine spin-off, 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'. Revealing the mutants to be half-brothers, many wondered if Schreiber's character would be brought back to the big screen in a later release.

Liev Schreiber has starred as Sabertooth in the 'X-Men' moviesLiev Schreiber has starred as Sabertooth in the 'X-Men' movies

The last chance for this to happen - at least alongside Hugh Jackman's Wolverine - was in this year's theatrical release, 'Logan'. Whilst the option was discussed between all involved, it's unfortunately something that didn't take place.

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Liev Schreiber at Vanity Fair's Oscar Party held at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 26th February 2017

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Liev Schreiber seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette


Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and character in their new film Pawn Sacrifice. It's the 1970's and the relationship between Russians and the US is still very volatile. Bobby Fischer is a chess player at the top of his game, many consider him the finest Chess player to have ever lived, though away from the public eye, Fischer faces a battle of his own with inner demons and paranoia.

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The 5th Wave Trailer


Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as one of the only survivors on a demolished Earth. The world has been taken over by alien forces known only as The Others, and they have launched a strategic attack on the planet in order to gain ownership. First came the darkness as the mothership wiped all power from the globe; the second wave brought total devastation in the cities, flooding everything in sight; and with the third wave came an airborne infection so deadly it took out whole nations in months. It wasn't long before they launched their invasion, killing any survivors and possessing human beings as hosts to walk among people in secret. Now what's left of the world is preparing for what may be the most apocalyptic wave of all, but the strongest people have survived and they're not ready to give up their home just yet. Cassie knows to trust no-one, but when she meets another apparent survivor, she knows she has to put her faith in him if she wants to find her missing brother.

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Spotlight Trailer


Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight Team; an investigative division focused on justice and whistle-blowing. When accusations of child sex abuse by members of the Catholic Church arise, he leads the team into their latest case, determined to uncover the truth about a morally questionable priest and his scandalous activities across six different parishes over the course of several decades. It is alleged that the church knew what was going on, but chose not to act and hold their reputation above the welfare of their children. Not only that, but past statements from attorneys don't appear to add up and a delicate battle ensues with the government and police all getting involved as the Boston Globe take on the church. There's a large team at the newspaper working on bringing this case into the open once and for all, and they refuse to let these atrocities be swept under the rug another time.

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Bond Is Back, But Here Are Five Other Daniel Craig Films Worth Watching


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As the latest 007 outing, Spectre, draws ever closer, we're taking a look back at five films from Daniel Craig's varied big-screen career - none of which involve the iconic superspy in a suit.

1. Layer Cake (2004)

Layer Cake stillDaniel Craig looking Bond-like in Layer Cake

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Pawn Sacrifice Trailer


Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way. Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) is the greatest chess player in the United States, and he is desperate to seek out the greatest players in the world. The problem is, they happen to be Russian, and with the Cold War at its height, the American government steps in to inform him that his game will be used as propaganda. This sends him down a path of introspection, as the pressure of a simple chess match holds the weight of the Cold War upon his shoulders.

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts - LACMA 50th Anniversary Gala sponsored by Christies - Arrivals at LACMA - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 18th April 2015

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Liev Schreiber and Naomi Watts

Video - Rebel Wilson Poses With Crystal The Monkey At 'Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb' Premiere - Part 3


Rebel Wilson posed alongside Crystal the Monkey on the red carpet at the New York premiere of 'Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb'. Crystal, who plays Dexter in the movie, appeared to have a rather firm grip on Wilson's perfectly preened hair, though no damaged was caused when the pair parted ways.

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Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber - Liev Schreiber gets a visit from Naomi Watts with his two sons Alexander and Samuel while filming "Pawn Sacrifice" in Santa Monica Beach. The actor played with the boys and ate snacks and gave his partner Naomi a kiss goodbye before going back to set. - Santa Monica, California, United States - Tuesday 10th December 2013

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Liev Schreiber Tuesday 21st February 2012 cast member from 'Goon' appears at Real Sports Apparel to promote their upcoming movie.

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Liev Schreiber

Date of birth

4th October, 1967

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Male

Height

1.91




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Liev Schreiber Movies

Isle Of Dogs Trailer

Isle Of Dogs Trailer

Imagine a world without dogs. It hardly bears thinking about, but in this dystopian look...

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Movie Review

Goon: Last of the Enforcers Movie Review

The 2012 Canadian comedy Goon was one of those surprising little films that snuck up...

My Little Pony: The Movie [2017] Trailer

My Little Pony: The Movie [2017] Trailer

Princess Twilight Sparkle lives in the beautiful land of Equestria; a land of rainbows and...

Spotlight Movie Review

Spotlight Movie Review

This film demonstrates that you don't need guns to make an exciting thriller. Based on...

The 5th Wave Movie Review

The 5th Wave Movie Review

Also based on the first in a trilogy of post-apocalyptic teen novels, this thriller feels...

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice - Featurette Trailer

Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber and Peter Sarsgaard talk about Bobby Fischer, the main inspiration and...

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The 5th Wave Trailer

The 5th Wave Trailer

Cassie Sullivan is only 16-years-old but her fighting spirit and courage has left her as...

Spotlight Trailer

Spotlight Trailer

Michael Rezendes is a dedicted reporter for the Boston Globe and part of their Spotlight...

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Pawn Sacrifice Trailer

Sometimes, the greatest conflicts and clash with smaller and internal conflicts in a major way....

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

Fading Gigolo Movie Review

With a witty observational script, amusing characters and a jazzy sense of life in New...

Fading Gigolo Trailer

Fading Gigolo Trailer

Strapped for cash, handsome but middle-aged bookshop worker Fioravante decides to accept an offer of...

The Butler Movie Review

The Butler Movie Review

This is an strangely slushy movie from Lee Daniels, whose last two films (Precious and...

The Butler Trailer

The Butler Trailer

Cecil Gaines is a modest and dedicated butler at the White House who manages to...

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