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Miyavi - MusiCares Person Of The Year Tribute To Bob Dylan at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 6th February 2015

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Bleona and Bob Dylan
Bleona and Bob Dylan
Bleona and Bob Dylan
Bleona and Bob Dylan

Miyavi - MusiCares Person of the Year 2015 honoring Bob Dylan - Arrivals at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 7th February 2015

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Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Friday 16th January 2015

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Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa
Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa
Takamasa Ishihara

Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Ishihara - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015

Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Ishihara
Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Ishihara
Takamasa Ishihara

Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa - A host of stars were snapped as they attended the 20th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards which were held at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 15th January 2015

Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa
Takamasa Ishihara and Melody Miyuki Ishikawa
Takamasa Ishihara
Takamasa Ishihara
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Takamasa Ishihara

Miyavi Plays A Sadistic Prison Guard In 'Unbroken', But What Do We Know About The Japanese Musician Turned Actor?


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Relatively unknown in the Western world but most certainly a major star in Japan, musician Miyavi (AKA Takamasa Ishihara) has been thrown into the centre of the Hollywood film industry owing to his role in Unbroken.

Jack O'Connell, Angelina Jolie and Miyavi
Jack O'Connell, Angelina Jolie and Miyavi at the L.A. premiere of Unbroken in December.

Read More: Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Continue reading: Miyavi Plays A Sadistic Prison Guard In 'Unbroken', But What Do We Know About The Japanese Musician Turned Actor?

Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?


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The reviews are in for Unbroken and the film, directed by Academy Award winning actress Angelina Jolie, has received a mixed reception from critics ahead of its release on Christmas Day in the US and Boxing Day in the UK.

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Jack O'Connell stars in Unbroken as Louis Zamperini.

Read More: Angelina Jolie Pays Tribute To Louis Zamperini At Unbroken Movie Opening.

Continue reading: Unbroken's Release Mere Days Away, So What Are Critics Saying About Angelina Jolie's Beloved Zamperini Biopic?

Unbroken Review


Excellent

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made with attention to detail and a remarkable resistance to sentiment. And strong acting helps bring the characters to life, even if everything feels a little too carefully staged. But it's the real-life aspect that grabs the attention, and a central figure who's a remarkable example of the indomitable human spirit. The film also marks an auspicious step forward for Angelina Jolie as a director, telling a big story without giving in to the usual sappy moviemaking pitfalls.

Son of Italian immigrants, Louie Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) grew up in 1920s Southern California and by the time he hit his teens is on the way to becoming a criminal. But his brother Pete (Alex Russell) helps him channel his energy to running instead, and his natural skill make him a local champion as well as an American record-holder at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. When the war breaks out, he enlists and serves as a bombardier in the Pacific, surviving a plane crash before later going down at sea and drifting with two colleagues (Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock) for 47 days before being captured by the Japanese. From here he endures a horrific stint in a prisoner of war camp, taunted by the cruel commandant everyone calls The Bird (Miyavi), who takes particular notice of Louie simply because he refuses to break.

Jolie assembles the film as a big-budget epic, with massive set pieces as the plot cycles through several outrageous episodes before settling in on the prison years. Cinematographer Roger Deakins carefully contrasts Louie's sunny California youth with the much starker visit to Nazi Germany and the astoundingly bleak Japanese prison camp, with those endless days baking at sea in the middle. So the film looks terrific, drawing us into each chapter in Louie's story while building a sense of momentum. It's not quite as complex as it looks; Louie's darker moments feel a bit superficial. But O'Connell adds some weight to each scene, offering a kick of emotion as well as the charisma that convinces the men around him to draw inspiration from his tenacity.

Continue reading: Unbroken Review

Unbroken - Alternative Trailer


Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) is a rebel. His constant fights and reckless behaviour cause more than enough trouble for his family. They believe he will amount to nothing, despite his incredible ability to never give in - no matter what. When he applies himself to running, he discovers that he is very good at it. More than that; Zamperini is great and competes in the Olympic Games. When World War Two begins, Zamperini enlists in the US Air Force, but is shot down by Japanese planes. Captured and placed in a Prisoner of War camp, Zamperini is forced to apply his will and drive in order to make it through the toughest ordeal of his life.

Continue: Unbroken - Alternative Trailer

Unbroken Trailer


Louis Zamperini has learned to fight tooth and nail for what he believes in all through life. It may have caused him one or two problems with the law in his youth, but it taught him that to achieve success, he must fight harder than anyone else. It's with this attitude that he joins his school track team, eventually surpassing the sprinting talents of all the local sportsmen. He lands a place on the US 5000 metres team for the 1936 Berlin Olympics before disaster strikes. It's World War II and America has become involved with the conflict; Louis must put his promising running career on hold in order to joined the  US Army Air Force and defend his country. But he is faced with new challenges when he and his comrades find themselves adrift on the Pacific Ocean following a devastating plane crash. Unfortunately for them, waiting on the land ahead at Japanese soldiers who inter him and his peers in a Tokyo prison. What he subsequently displays during his time there is a remarkable show of strength of character, fearlessness and an unwavering courage that would touch millions.

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Unbroken - Teaser Trailer


Louis Zamperini may have been a wayward child, constantly getting into trouble with the local authorities, but he would soon grow up to be an inspiration to people across the world. At a young age he joined his school's track team and eventually went on to land a place on the US 5000 metres team during the 1936 Berlin Olympics. However, as World War II hit the globe, he put his sporting career on hold to protect his country as a member of the US Army Air Force which subsequently saw him and his comrades captured by the Japanese army as prisoners of war after their plane crashed and they were adrift on the Pacific Ocean for 47 days. Louis' incredible determination and strength of character helped him pull through his ordeals and tell his story to the world and now, at the age of 97, he re-tells it for the big screen.

Continue: Unbroken - Teaser Trailer

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Unbroken Movie Review

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made...

Unbroken Trailer

Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) is a rebel. His constant fights and reckless behaviour cause more...

Unbroken Trailer

Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini has learned to fight tooth and nail for what he believes in all...

Unbroken Trailer

Unbroken Trailer

Louis Zamperini may have been a wayward child, constantly getting into trouble with the local...

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