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2015 TFF - CHANEL Artists Dinner - Arrivals

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

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2015 Tribeca Film Festival - Chanel artists dinner

Maggie Q - 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

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Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q
Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q

Premiere of 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' - Arrivals

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

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Budweiser toasts the Chinese New Year in Times Square

Maggie Q - Budweiser toasts the Chinese New Year in Times Square at Chinese New Year, Times Square - New York, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Late Show with David Letterman

Maggie Q - Late Show with David Letterman at Ed Sullivan Theater - New York City, New York, United States - Tuesday 30th September 2014

Divergent Review


OK

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.

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'Divergent' Owns Box Office: Has The Sci-Fi Blockbuster Earned Its Sequels?


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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.

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'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.

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All Change At CW As They Announce New Schedule


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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.

Priest Review


Terrible
Bettany reteams with Legion director Stewart for another loud religious-themed action movie. But the po-faced filmmaking and acting only highlights how unoriginal it is, from production design to music to action sequences.

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).

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New York, I Love You Review


Good
There are 11 captivating short films in this anthology, the second in the Cities of Love series by producers Benbihy and Grasic. But this collection isn't quite as varied or engaging as Paris Je T'Aime.

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.

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Deception (2008) Review


Grim
According to web reports, this Hugh Jackman/Ewan McGregor thriller was originally titled The Tourist and The List before the filmmakers and/or studio finally settled on Deception. The alternates are not exactly the most eye-catching or original titles, but both would be just as appropriate for this particular film. I can't imagine what the impetus was to find something even more generic -- or if it's even possible to come up with a more bland thriller title. Betrayal, perhaps? Dark Secrets?

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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Balls Of Fury Review


Grim
The humor of a game like ping-pong is the outright laziness and inaction that goes into it. It's a sport designed for drunken high-school parties, frat-house basements, and stoners who need to do something while Jerry and Marley jam out (the same could be said about billiards). Ben Garant's Balls of Fury is contingent on this knowledge; the absurdity of lending some sort of importance to something that is basically as relevant as the color of sock you are currently wearing.

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.

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Live Free or Die Hard Review


Extraordinary
He's back. The fly in the ointment. The monkey in the wrench. The pain in the... well, since Len Wiseman's Live Free or Die Hard is the franchise's first installment saddled with an audience-friendly PG-13 rating, we'll have to dance around that last quote. But that's about the only thing toned down as Bruce Willis resurrects his iconic blue-collar cop character John McClane for a timely, terrifying, and terrifically entertaining popcorn flick.

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.

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Maggie Q

Date of birth

22nd May, 1979

Occupation

Actor

Sex

Female

Height

1.68