Maggie Q and Dylan McDermott - A host of stars were photographed as they arrived to the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival for the Chanel Artists Dinner in Manhattan, New York, United States - Monday 20th April 2015
Maggie Q - A host of stars were photographed as they attended the premiere of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' which was held at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City, New York, United States - Monday 16th March 2015
Teens tackle yet another dystopian future in this well-made but derivative franchise-launcher. Filmmaker Neil Burger is more interested in whizzy visuals and a thorny plot to pay much attention to the characters or larger underlying themes, which leaves the film feeling eerily superficial. So while the film is relatively entertaining, it ultimately feels rather pointless.
The story's set after a war has reduced Chicago to a walled-in enclave of people divided into five stabilising factions: charitable Abnegation, peaceful Amity, honest Candor, defending Dauntless and brainy Erudite. Tris (Shailene Woodley) was born to parents (Ashley Judd and Tony Goldwyn) who are leaders in Abnegation, but when time comes for her to select her own path she discovers that she's Divergent, a cross-faction state that threatens those in power. So she chooses to join Dauntless, entering intense physical training under the tutelage of sexy hunk Four (Theo James) and harsh hunk Eric (Jai Courtney). then Dauntless' soldiers get caught up in a power struggle as Erudite leader Jeanine (Kate Winslet) plots to take governmental responsibilities from Abnegation.
All of this scene-setting takes about half of the film's running time, and it's frankly not very exciting. Burger makes sure it looks fantastic, with seamless visual effects, impressive stunt work and flashy action sequences, but the character drama takes longer to kick off. And there's also the problem that it essentially feels like a cross between The Hunger Games and Harry Potter as an unusually gifted teen takes on a controlling society.
Continue reading: Divergent Review
There was no diversity in the weekend's box office: 'Divergent' dominated.
Divergent has emerged as the weekend's top movie at the box office after sweeping in $56 million, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo. Adapted from Veronica Roth's best-selling YA fiction series, the dystopian sci-fi film follows life through the eyes of a rather special teenager, Tris (played by Shailene Woodley), and has struck a chord with a huge movie audience.
'Divergent' Has Attracted A Monster Audience In Its First Weekend.
There wasn't even a close contender to the Neil Burger-directed blockbuster, which also stars Kate Winslet, Theo James and Maggie Q. The Muppets Most Wanted debuted in a far second with $16.5 million, knocking the shine from the eagerly-anticipated new Kermit and Miss Piggy instalment. Last week's number one, the tremendously successful Mr. Peabody & Sherman cartoon, was handed a nonetheless respectable third place, having earned $11.7 million.
Network the latest to unveil its Fall listings
The CW network is planning major changes to its 2013-14 schedule, shoving around its long running Supernatural to a new slot and giving new show Reign the post-Vampire Diaries in just two of a series of switches for the rest of the year.
It’s that relatively exciting time in US TV land where all the networks get their proverbial genitals out and start comparing them with each other’s, as each announces their line-up for the Fall season. CW is no different, and among the other changes it’s making include announcing that Maggie Q drama Nikitawould be finishing its run with six-episode long mid-season ending. There’s also going to be a couple of returning shows after the series finales of 90210 and Gossip Girl; Hart of Dixie is back for a third season while Beauty And The Beast also returns.
The Vampire Diaries is CW’s big success, and so they’ve high hopes for showrunner Julie Plec, who launches spin-off series The Originals on Tuesdays. Wednesdays will stay more the same, with Arrow still about and launching The Tomorrow People, featuring Robbie Amell, Stephen's cousin. Vampire Diaries will be rocking Thursdays, launching new show Reign, which will follow it. The historical drama about a young Mary, Queen of Scots, which is a bit of a change in direction from the network. Friday features The Carrie Diaries and the first co-ed run of America's Next Top Model at 9 p.m in a distinctly fashion-flavored end to the week.
In the distant future, vampires have been vanquished to reservations by fierce warrior priests, whose order was then disbanded. But with rumours of a new attack, one priest (Bettany) returns to action, violating the direct order of his monsignor bosses (Plummer and Dale). Teaming up with a rural sheriff (Gigandet), he heads into the dystopic landscape to rescue his niece (Collins), who was kidnapped by an old colleague (Urban) who's now fanged and evil. As they catch up with him, they're joined by another rogue priestess (Maggie Q).
Continue reading: Priest Review
All of these stories take place in Manhattan, with only one or two brief forays into other boroughs, and they all centre around relatively well-off people, mainly white or Asian. They're also quite serious and emotional, with only brief moments of humour dotted here and there, although some make us smile more than others. Each is about a male-female relationship--marriages, brief encounters, possibilities, life-long companionship. Most have a somewhat gimmicky twist, and a few are intriguingly oblique.
Continue reading: New York, I Love You Review
This is a film that starts off with some agreeable, professional trashiness before settling into routine. This is not to say that the opening, with meek, lonely accountant Jonathan (McGregor) striking up a friendship with the slick Wyatt (Jackman), is entirely smooth going. Almost immediately, the movie suffers from casting the sly, handsome McGregor as a fumbling nebbish. The guy has both acting chops and charisma; naturally, several of his Hollywood roles ask him to trade both for an American accent. Hopefully he meets up with Colin Farrell and James McAvoy to commiserate -- or maybe he swapped stories on-set with Jackman, another good-looking overseas bloke who has alternated terrific performances with bouts of blandness.
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At first, Fury nails this ridiculous tone. The rise of ping-pong star Randy Daytona, a 10-year-old prodigy of the game, is adorned by numbskull television personalities and revered by the entire nation, including Ronald and Nancy Reagan. His defeat at the Olympics by German player Karl Wolfschtagg (Thomas Lennon, who also serves as producer and co-writer) is viewed not only as a personal loss, but a loss for America. His father (Robert Patrick) has his head lopped off due to the German victory, and Randy vanishes into obscurity.
Continue reading: Balls Of Fury Review
Chances are I enjoyed this new Die Hard, the fourth in the series, more than you will. Full disclosure time: The original Die Hard is my favorite film. Not my favorite Bruce Willis film. Not my favorite action film. My favorite film, period. And Willis' invulnerable but impossibly human John McClane is, to me, the quintessential movie hero -- a street-smart civil servant with a knack for disrupting the best-laid plans of vicious malcontents.
Continue reading: Live Free or Die Hard Review
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22nd May, 1979